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Pressure? What pressure? Jonathan Bostic doesn’t see any when it comes to potentially being the replacement for longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher. Bostic, a middle linebacker from Florida whom the Bears took with the No. 50 selection, sees a chance toUpvote Share Tweet
MLB.com Updated Apr 26, 2013A trio of home runs -- by Hector Gimenez, Tyler Greene and Conor Gillaspie -- helped Jake Peavy pick up his third win in five starts as the White Sox rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Rays on Friday night in Chicago.Upvote Share Tweetsuntimes.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Kyle Long estimates that his football IQ was a “zero” when he first arrived at Oregon. “I had never been exposed to terminology,” Long said. At first, Long, whom the Bears selected with the 20th overall selection in this year’s draft, didn’t wUpvote Share TweetAnthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, giving Chicago back-to-back wins for the first time this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DLMLB.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa headed to the bullpen Friday for the first time since being put on the disabled list for a strained right forearm.Upvote Share Tweet
Gerald Wallace is frustrated: ‘I don’t have a clue what my role is on this team’yahoo.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Gerald Wallace’s 3-15 shooting in Brooklyn’s two first round losses to the Chicago Bulls isn’t helping his team’s cause, but all those missed shots aren’t nearly as destructive as the dozens of other possessions the Nets run with Wallace on theUpvote Share TweetDeron Williams is struggling. Joe Johnson is hobbled, and the Brooklyn Nets suddenly look as if they could be headed for an early playoff exit.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Evan Rodriguez cleared of chargesprofootballtalk.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Bears fullback / tight end Evan Rodriguez has been cleared of charges stemming from a March incident in Miami, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Rodriguez reportedly faced disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest charges, but his at…Upvote Share TweetIt's easy to make a list of why the Chicago Bears shouldn't have drafted Oregon guard Kyle Long. Long has a thin Division I resume, having played in 11 games during his only year at Oregon and starting less than half of them. He has a long list of chara…Upvote Share Tweet
Jerry Stackhouse to joke-making, lottery-bound Mo Williams and Jared Dudley: ‘How’s Cancun?’yahoo.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Jerry Stackhouse has had a pretty rough start to the 2013 NBA playoffs. He's just 1 for 10 in 24 minutes of playing time through the first three games of his Brooklyn Nets' best-of-seven series with the Chicago Bulls, and he's missed all seven of his 3-…Upvote Share Tweet
8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Playoffsdimemag.com Updated Apr 26, 2013It’s the most wonderful time of the year, basketball fans. For the next two months or so, we’ll be treated to only the best of the best the league has to offer. With every game broadcasted on national television, there’s a lot of NBA to digest, andUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Chris Sale overcame a shaky first inning to combine with two relievers on a five-hitter and Adam Dunn homered to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Allen Breaks Another Record; The Greatest Shooting Display On YouTube; Skylar Diggins & Jay-Z Team Updimemag.com Updated Apr 26, 2013If you ask Brandon Jennings, he probably still thinks Milwaukee is winning in seven games. Everyone else? They know this series is over, especially after the Heat’s predictable shutdown second half in their 104-91 win to take a 3-0 lead. LeBron scored 2Upvote Share Tweetsuntimes.com Updated Apr 26, 2013Average. That’s the word Bears general manager Phil Emery used to describe this year’s quarterback class. But Emery said he still wants a QB if a selection warrants it and he has a pick to use. There wasn’t a quarterback selected in the first 10 picUpvote Share Tweet
Rizzo Powers Cubs Past MarlinsApr 26Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs to lead the Cubs past the Marlins 4-2.
Chicago Bears draft Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in the 2013 NFL DraftApr 26The Chicago Bears drafted Florida LB Jon Bostic with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Playoff Coaching In The CrosshairsApr 26David Thorpe and Marc Stein on which coaches are killing, and getting killed, in the playoffs.
Breaking Down The National League CentralApr 26"Baseball Tonight" takes a look at the contenders in the National League Central division.
2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losersApr 26On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources sayApr 26Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draftApr 26NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…Apr 26ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…