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Bears’ defense won’t point finger at struggling offensesuntimes.com Dec 21, 2012Asked whether he believed the Bears’ typically solid defense has been held back by the offense this season and in years past, linebacker Lance Briggs chose not to answer. At least not now. “I think that’s a question you have to ask me at the end ofShare Tweet
Bears RT Jonathan Scott hopes to play against Cardinalssuntimes.com Dec 21, 2012Right tackle Jonathan Scott had an angle on Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward. Hayward had intercepted a pass by Jay Cutler late in the first half Sunday and was weaving through the Bears on his return. But when Scott came within a few steps of…Share Tweet
Bears’ receivers coach says Alshon Jeffery is fragile right nowBears receiver Alshon Jeffery has not been a happy camper this week after three offensive pass interference penalties were called against him in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake is worried that Jeffery is going to beat hiShare Tweet
Bears Say Fans Need To Chill Outdeadspin.com Dec 21, 2012After getting jeered out of the building Sunday, Brian Urlacher spoke for presumably more than a few of his teammates. "The only team in our division that gets booed at home is us," Urlacher said. "It's unbelievable to me." More »Share Tweet
PFT on NBC Sports Network: Matt Forte, Week 16 previewIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but there’s still a whole weekend of football to play before St. Nick makes his way down any chimneys. Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network will bring you everything you need to get ready for Week 16, inShare Tweet
Brandon Marshall fined $5,250 for throwing ball into the standsAfter Bears receiver Brandon Marshall scored a touchdown on Sunday against the Packers, a fan at Soldier Field came away with a souvenir. And Marshall got a fine. Marshall threw the ball into the stands after scoring, which is against NFL rules. And the…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 21, 2012MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers signed left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny to a two-year contract Friday.Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler and Jimmy Fallon engage in a free throw contest utilizing random objects (VIDEO)yahoo.com Dec 21, 2012Nearly a decade ago, Tyson Chandler’s touch was a go-to joke amongst Chicago Bulls fans. “Hands of stone” was the go-to phrase on the go-to message board in regards to a player that was not a go-to offensive threat for the team that drafted him. CouShare Tweet
NFC North Friday injury reportLet's get inside the Friday injury report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Defensive tackle Henry Melton (chest) returned to practice Friday but is doubtful for Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals. Linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) has been ruled…Share TweetThe Giants took their turn Friday at obtaining right-hander Sandy Rosario, claiming the much-traveled 27-year-old reliever off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.Share Tweet
Rangers claim lefty reliever Beliveau off waiversThe Rangers added another bullpen candidate by claiming left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau off waivers from the Cubs on Friday. He gives the Rangers a possible left-handed relief option if they decide to use Robbie Ross in the rotation.Share Tweet
Cubs finalize one-year contract with SchierholtzThe Cubs have finalized their deal with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.Share Tweet
Final Word: NFC NorthFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Oasis in desert? The Chicago Bears have lost five of their past six games and probably need to win their final two in order to reach the playoffs. Otherwise, they will become the second team since 1990 -- and the…Share Tweet
White Sox still confident despite improved divisionThe pre-holiday White Sox question on the table today deals with the team's ability to contend in the American League Central for the 2013 season. It was the same question on the table last Friday and will carry through into the new year.Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 21, 2012MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have signed injury-hampered right-hander Rich Harden to a minor-league contract with an invitation to compete for a spot on the staff in spring training.Share Tweet
NFC North Week 16 programming noteWhere to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-season rushing…Share Tweet
Henry Melton: No defensive tackles are better than meBears defensive tackle Henry Melton’s contract expires after this season and he’s put himself in position to cash in with a big payday with his play this season. Melton has been excellent against the run while continuing to provide strong pressure inShare Tweet
Melo, Three Others Ejected In Bulls' Win Over KnicksDec 21Bulls hold on to top Knicks at MSG.
'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Arizona CardinalsDec 21Will the Arizona Cardinals be able to score enough points against the Chicago Bears' defense to pull off an upset? Our analysts explain why the Bears should win easily, as long as they avoid penalties.
Bears Facing Must-Win Game In ArizonaDec 21ESPN Chicago's Tom Waddle and John Jurkovic look ahead to the Bears' clash with the Cardinals.
Report: Francisco Liriano To PiratesDec 21ESPN MLB insider Dan Szymborski breaks down the Pirates' reported signing of Francisco Liriano.