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Whether or not Brian Urlacher returns from a hamstring injury this year, he’ll be a Bear next season. That comes from highly placed sources inside my head. There continues to be talk that this might be The End for Urlacher in Chicago, but the chatter faUpvote Share Tweet
Scott doles out dolls, strollers to Cavs' rookiesByron Scott has put a new spin on rookie hazing. The Cleveland Cavaliers coach presented each one of his rookies, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones, with baby dolls and pink strollers before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs and free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz reached an agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $2.25 million major-league contract Wednesday, according to a baseball source.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Cubs, free agent Dempster talk dealThe agent for free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs on a possible return to Chicago, according to major league sources.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau does not expect to get fined for his comments after Tuesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers.Upvote Share Tweet
Jay Cutler effusive in praise of third-string QB Josh McCownsuntimes.com Updated Dec 5, 2012With the face of the franchise shelved, perhaps the Bears should commence the inevitable makeover. The absence of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher for at least three games is a blow to the Bears. But quarterback Jay Cutler has reinforced over the last m…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox plan to explore utility infielder optionsMLB.com Updated Dec 5, 2012If the 2013 season started this week, then Minor Leaguers Carlos Sanchez or Tyler Saladino stand as the prime utility infield candidates under White Sox control. Of course, the season does not start in early December, giving general manager Rick Hahn ti…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says veteran guard Richard Hamilton could miss two weeks because of a foot injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavaliers guard Waiters out vs. Bullsnba.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters is out for Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained left ankle.Upvote Share TweetAs the Vikings prepare to host the Bears in a game that will go a long way toward determined whether they’ll have a domed stadium’s chance in a blizzard of making the playoffs, linebacker Chad Greenway has a request for the teams fans. “Hopefully, tUpvote Share TweetLet's wrap up a newsy day in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Four players sat out of practice because of injuries: receiver Earl Bennett (concus…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Eric Chavez signed with Arizona and Jeff Keppinger is likely to join the White Sox, so the Yankees may consider Kevin Youkilis, Chone Figgins or Mark DeRosa as options at third base,Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger has reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the BearsWhen the Vikings and Bears played a couple of weeks ago, the Bears lost guard Lance Louis for the rest of the season after he was on the receiving end of a huge block from Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. The Bears weren’t happy that Allen left his feUpvote Share Tweet
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityyahoo.com Updated Dec 3, 2012We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot SeatThe Bears gave up a pair of late touchdowns to the Seahawks last Sunday, costing them a win they needed to hold onto their position as the NFC North leaders. John Mullin of CSN Chicago will join Mike Florio on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live to talk aboUpvote Share Tweet
Bears could be without Earl Bennett this weekThe Bears have struggled all year finding someone other than Brandon Marshall to catch passes. Now one of the few contributors other than Marshall might not make it this week, with wide receiver Earl Bennett’s status in doubt because of a concussion. AcUpvote Share Tweet
The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Timedimemag.com Updated Dec 5, 2012In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your riUpvote Share TweetBaseball's winter meetings haven't been a huge source of excitement so far this year. The Nationals made a splash by signing Dan Haren, but the big names like Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke are still waiting to be snapped up, and no blockbuster trades h…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 5, 2012ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Dan Haren and the Washington Nationals are close to completing a one-year deal for $13 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press.Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MINDec 5Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-Vikings
The NFL Season: Big BearDec 5Bears cornerback Tim Jennings defines the term 'playing big' - measured not only by his productivity on the field, but also by the toughness that has gotten him there.
Double Coverage: Can Chicago Bears make playoffs without Brian Urlacher?Dec 5Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel discuss Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher's injury will affect the Bears' playoff chances. Also, which quarterbacks will be on different teams in 2013?
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks