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Bears' Urlacher says he may miss 2 to 4 weeks

Bears' Urlacher says he may miss 2 to 4 weeks

Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning the linebacker might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.
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  • Devin Hester ‘getting better,’ but he’s mum on return to Bears

    Devin Hester ‘getting better,’ but he’s mum on return to Bears

    suntimes.com Dec 4, 2012
    Bears kick returner and receiver Devin Hester said he felt like he was on the field Tuesday afternoon when he took the stage at Calumet Public School District 132, where he participated in the NFL’s ‘‘Play 60’’ campaign for good health. ‘‘It
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  • Dale Sveum was accidentally shot by Robin Yount during a recent…

    Dale Sveum was accidentally shot by Robin Yount during a recent quail hunt

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn - While team executives zeroed in on trade and free-agent targets at the winter meetings on Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum described what it was like being between the crosshairs of a former teammate and Hall of Famer. Sveum sa
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  • Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher might be out for season

    Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher might be out for season

    suntimes.com Dec 4, 2012
    Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher could miss at least the next three games with a right hamstring injury, an NFL source confirmed on Tuesday. Urlacher suffered the injury on the second to last play of the 23-17 overtime loss Sunday to the Seattle S…
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  • Cubs likely to finalize deal with Fujikawa on Friday

    Cubs likely to finalize deal with Fujikawa on Friday

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Cubs are expected to complete the agreement with Japanese pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa on Friday. The right-hander has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract, which includes vesting options valued at $5.5 million or $6 million, to be deter…
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  • Why Jay Cutler Is Essential For A Successful Bears Team

    Why Jay Cutler Is Essential For A Successful Bears Team

    bearsgab.com Dec 4, 2012
    By Ryan Desort Jay Cutler has been regarded as an above average to elite quarterback throughout his career. He has a big arm and can move an offense with ease when he is given adequate time to throw the ball. While he only has one career playoff victory…
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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry …

    Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in race

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Every loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.
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  • A Fan At The Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience Got Rodman'…

    A Fan At The Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience Got Rodman's Autograph Tattooed On His Arm

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    Last week, we told you about the Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience, a LivingSocial deal that let you watch an NBA game at a Chicago bar with Dennis Rodman for only $59-or $129, if you wanted the VIP treatment. Fifty-one fans showed up, and among th
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  • Derrick Rose, according to one source, could be a few weeks awa…

    Derrick Rose, according to one source, could be a few weeks away from practicing. This might not be great news for Bulls fans

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    You can see this grain of salt from miles away. From wherever you pick up the Damen bus, number 50, in order to shuffle your way to the United Center. Some lone "NBA source" - a single person - is speculating that some members of the Chicago Bulls thi
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  • Ian Thomsen: 'Restgate' reveals tension between sport, business…

    Ian Thomsen: 'Restgate' reveals tension between sport, business of entertainment

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Let's move straight to your questions:
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  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond it…

    Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; mail

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
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  • Video - Cubs' Offseason Plan 01:13

    Cubs' Offseason Plan

    Dec 4
    ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers reports on the Cubs from the winter meetings.
  • Video - NFL32OT: The Race Begins 02:45

    NFL32OT: The Race Begins

    Dec 4
    Episode 230: The NFL32 crew discuss whether the Giants can hold on and win the NFC East. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down who will win in the NFC North. The NFL32 crew discuss the best team in the AFC.
  • Video - Bears face 'must win' Sunday in Minnesota 02:37

    Bears face 'must win' Sunday in Minnesota

    Dec 4
    The ESPN Chicago crew looks back at what went wrong for the Bears against the Seattle Seahawks and discusses the importance of Sunday's game in Minnesota.
  • Video - Report: Brian Urlacher Out Three Weeks 01:41

    Report: Brian Urlacher Out Three Weeks

    Dec 4
    Jeff Dickerson with the latest on Brian Urlacher's injury.

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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…