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Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery typically downplayed his expected return to the Bears’ lineup Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after missing two games because of a knee injury. Jeffery’s value to the Bears has been significant since the day he was drUpvote Share Tweet
Noah's career night helps Bulls defeat PistonsJoakim Noah had 30 points and 23 rebounds, setting career highs in both categories and helping the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons for the 16th straight time, 108-104 on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Urlacher, Tim Jennings are out, so Bears’ D-line must step upsuntimes.com Updated Dec 7, 2012When questioned about opponents slowing down his touted defensive line recently, Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli didn’t break down chop blocks, bootlegs or the zone-read option. Instead, he delivered one of his customary messages. “No, it’Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Today the Cubs officially introduced new signing Kyuji Fujikawa, because any time you can lock up a 32-year-old middle reliever who's never pitched in the MLB for two years and $9.5 million, you have to pull the trigger. Fujikawa met with the media at W…Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle's Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Mahoney: Bulls surviving without Rose despite limitations on offenseChicago was never built to win with offense, but an average attack has been even more mediocre without Derrick Rose. So how have the Bulls stayed afloat? Rob Mahoney examines.Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even betterCalvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.Upvote Share TweetLet's get inside the Friday injury report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, joining linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and receiver Earl Bennett (concussi…Upvote Share Tweet
Melo questionable for Saturday against ChicagoCarmelo Anthony's status for the New York Knicks' game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday is uncertain due to a laceration on the middle finger of his left hand.Upvote Share TweetSo I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…Upvote Share TweetIn his first comments since tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton said Friday he was originally told he would be out about four weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Chad Greenway: I should have been more responsibleprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway now says he regrets saying fans should get “super, duper drunk” on Sunday. Greenway, who has taken some criticism for saying he wanted to hear the home fans drunk, loud and raucous for Sunday’s game against the BearsUpvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: There has been plenty of fretting this week about the future of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but not much attention on the man who will replace him for the next few weeks. Nick Roach is making a similar …Upvote Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) Third baseman Ian Stewart says he is re-signing with the Chicago Cubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Big free agents still unsigned as meetings endNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) As baseball's new Mr. Moneybags, Ned Colletti gets mentioned when almost any free agent is discussed this offseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Noah's Double-Double Lifts Bulls Past PistonsDec 7Joakim Noah scores 30 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Bulls' win.
NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 PredictionsDec 7NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota VikingsDec 7Are the Minnesota Vikings using Adrian Peterson effectively? The "Playbook" guys discuss why the Chicago Bears' defense will need to rely on Major Wright to help stop Peterson and pick up the win.
Brandon Marshall Or Bust For Bears WRsDec 7Cary Chow and Lomas Brown look at the struggles for the Bears to find a 2nd wide receiver to compliment Brandon Marshall.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.