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Bears cut rehabbing receiver Johnny Knox after lost season

Bears cut rehabbing receiver Johnny Knox after lost season

In late December, after spending the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list, former No. 1 receiver Johnny Knox welcomed a chance to return to the Bears and complement new No. 1 receiver Brandon Marshall. But on Tuesday morning, the Bears parted…
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  • Bulls travel to Boston without Hinrich

    Bulls travel to Boston without Hinrich

    nba.com Feb 12, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls left injured guard Kirk Hinrich at home when they traveled to Boston to face the Celtics in their final game before the All-Star break.
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  • Bulls' Rose says he's 'far away' from returning

    Bulls' Rose says he's 'far away' from returning

    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose still has no target date for his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and he even indicated he might sit out the season.
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  • Baker will take it slow in comeback from surgery

    Baker will take it slow in comeback from surgery

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Scott Baker threw about 40 pitches at 70 percent effort on Tuesday, the first workout day for Cubs pitchers and catchers, but the right-hander will be "babied" this spring in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, manager Dale Sveum said.
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  • In tough Central, White Sox trust their pitching

    In tough Central, White Sox trust their pitching

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Divisional changes haven't lessened White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's belief that the South Siders can challenge for the top spot in the American League Central.
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  • Fred Hoiberg Tells Us, "I Have Never Smoked Pot In My Life"

    Fred Hoiberg Tells Us, "I Have Never Smoked Pot In My Life"

    deadspin.com Feb 12, 2013
    Since Jay Williams's interview-in which he accuses teammates on the 2002-03 Chicago Bulls of smoking pot before games-ran in The New York Times, we have been covering the story with all the attention it deserves. Because who else will, you know? More
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  • Jay Williams's Allegations Of Pot-Smoking On The 2002-03 Bulls …

    Jay Williams's Allegations Of Pot-Smoking On The 2002-03 Bulls Have Really Upset Donyell Marshall

    deadspin.com Feb 12, 2013
    It's altogether unlike a Duke man to casually rat out his peers in the name of good living. But Jay Williams did it anyway, in Saturday's New York Times. Recall the motivation for yesterday's ranked, underexplained list of Bulls most likely to toke up b…
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  • Jay Williams accuses his ex-Bulls teammates of smoking pot befo…

    Jay Williams accuses his ex-Bulls teammates of smoking pot before games, ex-Bulls deny the charge

    yahoo.com Feb 12, 2013
    On Saturday a well-circulated and well done piece about former Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams hit the newsstands, expertly put together by Greg Bishop of the New York Times. The must-read feature mostly dealt with the more chilling details of hi…
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  • Ian Thomsen: John Wall's return puts Wizards back on track; mor…

    Ian Thomsen: John Wall's return puts Wizards back on track; more mail

    CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    Time to break up the Wiz? Washington has won 11 of its last 18 and has ranked first in defensive efficiency since John Wall returned. Could they sneak into the playoffs as the team no one wants to face in the first round? -- Adam T., Washington D.C.
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  • Video - State of the Franchise 04:05

    State of the Franchise

    Feb 12
    Willie McGinest and Heath Evans break down the state of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Bears Part Ways With Johnny Knox 03:40

    Bears Part Ways With Johnny Knox

    Feb 12
    Jeff Dickerson discusses Chicago's decision to terminate the contract of injured WR Johnny Knox, who missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a back injury in 2011.
  • Video - Anthony Rizzo Reports To Mesa 02:14

    Anthony Rizzo Reports To Mesa

    Feb 12
    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo discusses his offseason, coming to camp early, and what he expects in 2013.
  • Video - Gotta Be The Shoes 07:35

    Gotta Be The Shoes

    Feb 12
    As Michael Jordan is about to celebrate his 50th birthday, "SportsCenter" looks at the impact of his career and brand.

Sports Columnists

  • Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'

    Feb 13
    Kobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"
  • Don Banks: Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 12
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan

    Feb 12
    Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.