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MORRISSEY: Urlacher, Smith likely to return; it’s the Bears’ wa…

MORRISSEY: Urlacher, Smith likely to return; it’s the Bears’ way

suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
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 fa
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  • Scott doles out dolls, strollers to Cavs' rookies

    Scott doles out dolls, strollers to Cavs' rookies

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Byron 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.
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  • Source: Cubs add Schierholtz on one-year deal

    Source: Cubs add Schierholtz on one-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Sources: Cubs, free agent Dempster talk deal

    Sources: Cubs, free agent Dempster talk deal

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    The agent for free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs on a possible return to Chicago, according to major league sources.
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  • Thibodeau doesn't expect fine for comments

    Thibodeau doesn't expect fine for comments

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau does not expect to get fined for his comments after Tuesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers.
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  • Jay Cutler effusive in praise of third-string QB Josh McCown

    Jay Cutler effusive in praise of third-string QB Josh McCown

    suntimes.com Dec 5, 2012
    With 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…
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  • White Sox plan to explore utility infielder options

    White Sox plan to explore utility infielder options

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    If 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…
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  • Bulls' Hamilton (foot) could miss two weeks

    Bulls' Hamilton (foot) could miss two weeks

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says veteran guard Richard Hamilton could miss two weeks because of a foot injury.
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  • Cavaliers guard Waiters out vs. Bulls

    Cavaliers guard Waiters out vs. Bulls

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters is out for Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained left ankle.
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  • Greenway should get super duper fined for asking fans to get “s…

    Greenway should get super duper fined for asking fans to get “super duper drunk”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    As 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, t
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  • NFC North Wednesday practice report

    NFC North Wednesday practice report

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Let'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…
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  • With Chavez Gone, Yankees Could Look at Youkilis

    With Chavez Gone, Yankees Could Look at Youkilis

    nytimes.com Dec 5, 2012
    Eric 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,
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  • Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the Bears

    Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the Bears

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    When 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 fe
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We 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…
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  • PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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 abo
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  • Bears could be without Earl Bennett this week

    Bears could be without Earl Bennett this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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. Ac
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In 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 ri
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  • Robin Yount Shot Dale Sveum In The Ear While Quail Hunting

    Robin Yount Shot Dale Sveum In The Ear While Quail Hunting

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    Baseball'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…
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  • Source: Haren, Nats close to 1-year, $13M deal

    Source: Haren, Nats close to 1-year, $13M deal

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    ASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MIN 00:56

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MIN

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-Vikings
  • Video - The NFL Season: Big Bear 03:32

    The NFL Season: Big Bear

    Dec 5
    Bears 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.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Can Chicago Bears make playoffs without Brian Urlacher? 03:49

    Double Coverage: Can Chicago Bears make playoffs without Brian Urlacher?

    Dec 5
    Steve 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?

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  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The 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 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks