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Second-round pick Jonathan Bostic not worried about filling Bri…

Second-round pick Jonathan Bostic not worried about filling Brian Urlacher’s shoes

suntimes.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
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 to
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  • Power bats, Peavy pluck win from Rays

    Power bats, Peavy pluck win from Rays

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    A 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.
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  • Kyle Long says he will put in the time and effort to earn start…

    Kyle Long says he will put in the time and effort to earn starting guard spot

    suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Kyle 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 w
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  • Rizzo's 4 RBIs give Cubs back-to-back wins

    Rizzo's 4 RBIs give Cubs back-to-back wins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Anthony 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.
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  • Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DL

    Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DL

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa headed to the bullpen Friday for the first time since being put on the disabled list for a strained right forearm.
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  • Gerald Wallace is frustrated: ‘I don’t have a clue what my role…

    Gerald Wallace is frustrated: ‘I don’t have a clue what my role is on this team’

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    Gerald 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 the
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  • Down 2-1, Nets try to avoid big hole against Bulls

    Down 2-1, Nets try to avoid big hole against Bulls

    nba.com nytimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Deron Williams is struggling. Joe Johnson is hobbled, and the Brooklyn Nets suddenly look as if they could be headed for an early playoff exit.
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  • Report: Evan Rodriguez cleared of charges

    Report: Evan Rodriguez cleared of charges

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Bears 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…
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  • Kyle Long and the Bears: How? Why?

    Kyle Long and the Bears: How? Why?

    ESPN.com suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    It'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…
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  • Jerry Stackhouse to joke-making, lottery-bound Mo Williams and …

    Jerry Stackhouse to joke-making, lottery-bound Mo Williams and Jared Dudley: ‘How’s Cancun?’

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    Jerry 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-…
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  • 8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Playoffs

    8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 26, 2013
    It’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, and
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  • Dunn, Sale help White Sox put away Rays

    Dunn, Sale help White Sox put away Rays

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Chris 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.
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  • Ray Allen Breaks Another Record; The Greatest Shooting Display …

    Ray Allen Breaks Another Record; The Greatest Shooting Display On YouTube; Skylar Diggins & Jay-Z Team Up

    dimemag.com Apr 26, 2013
    If 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 2
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  • Bears among teams putting off QB shopping until later

    Bears among teams putting off QB shopping until later

    suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Average. 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 pic
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  • Video - Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Marlins 00:31

    Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Marlins

    Apr 26
    Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs to lead the Cubs past the Marlins 4-2.
  • Video - Chicago Bears draft Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft 01:20

    Chicago Bears draft Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Chicago Bears drafted Florida LB Jon Bostic with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Playoff Coaching In The Crosshairs 04:55

    Playoff Coaching In The Crosshairs

    Apr 26
    David Thorpe and Marc Stein on which coaches are killing, and getting killed, in the playoffs.
  • Video - Breaking Down The National League Central 01:43

    Breaking Down The National League Central

    Apr 26
    "Baseball Tonight" takes a look at the contenders in the National League Central division.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On 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 say

    Apr 26
    Among 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 draft

    Apr 26
    NEW 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 26
    ST. 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…