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TE has become a glamor position,
but Marc Trestman says Bears a…

TE has become a glamor position, but Marc Trestman says Bears aren’t needy

suntimes.com Updated Feb 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Five years in the Canadian Football League, where the tight end is virtually nonexistent, doesn’t mean Bears coach Marc Trestman is unfamiliar with the ascendance of the position in the NFL. “Teams are just trying to maximize the tigh
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  • White Sox outfield future blindingly bright

    White Sox outfield future blindingly bright

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Courtney Hawkins, Chicago's top pick in the 2012 Draft, is just one member of a quartet of talented outfielders -- and friends -- who share the goal of reaching the bigs.
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  • Bulls' Hinrich remains out; Noah, Belineli active

    Bulls' Hinrich remains out; Noah, Belineli active

    nba.com Feb 22, 2013
    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says guard Kirk Hinrich will miss Friday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats with a lingering right elbow injury, but center Joakim Noah and guard Marco Belinelli will play.
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  • Fujikawa has uneven intrasquad outing

    Fujikawa has uneven intrasquad outing

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Kyuji Fujikawa made his Cubs debut Friday in an intrasquad game, walking one of the four batters he faced.
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  • Salley Offers a Healthy Assist

    Salley Offers a Healthy Assist

    nytimes.com Feb 22, 2013
    John Salley, a 6-foot-11 power forward and center, became a vegetarian in January 1991 after he felt he had to make changes in his lifestyle.
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  • From the big leagues to the big screen: Movie appearances by al…

    From the big leagues to the big screen: Movie appearances by all 30 MLB teams

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2013
    With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, the challenge posed to us was a simple one: Could we find a movie appearance or mention for all 30 Major League Baseball teams? A lot of the top teams would be easy. The Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs, for instanc…
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  • Quiet deadline reflects new financial reality in NBA

    Quiet deadline reflects new financial reality in NBA

    CNNSI.com Feb 22, 2013
    All talk, little action. That's the reality of the NBA trade deadline, writes Ian Thomsen. And a new ultra-conservative model has been settling over the league with increasing alarm.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Quiet deadline reflects new financial reality in N…
  • LeBron James Misses Wide-Open Dunk, Is Still Basically Infallib…

    LeBron James Misses Wide-Open Dunk, Is Still Basically Infallible

    deadspin.com Feb 22, 2013
    LeBron James was stupid good again last night. He played 34 minutes in a blowout win against the Bulls, scoring 26 points on 11-15 shooting while adding 12 rebounds and seven assists. LeBron was, however, caught in a moment of imperfection during the th…
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  • White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with Giants

    White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with Giants

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    The White Sox added a left-handed hitter and a third baseman on Friday in acquiring Conor Gillaspie from the Giants in exchange for Minor League right-hander Jeff Soptic.
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  • Stewart to undergo precautionary MRI on quad

    Stewart to undergo precautionary MRI on quad

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    The highlight for most of the fans at the Cubs' intrasquad game on Thursday was seeing Jorge Soler hit a home run. For Ian Stewart, it was just getting a hit. But Stewart's mood quickly changed as he rounded first base.
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  • San Antonio Spurs’ Stephen Jackson returns to action after losi…

    San Antonio Spurs’ Stephen Jackson returns to action after losing unborn first child

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2013
    When Stephen Jackson left the San Antonio Spurs prior to their Feb. 11 matchup with the Chicago Bulls for "personal reasons," you had to wonder what exactly was going on with the 34-year-old swingman. Not only were the Spurs in the middle of t…
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  • Li-Ning Way Of Wade “Chicago” Player Exclusive

    Li-Ning Way Of Wade “Chicago” Player Exclusive

    dimemag.com Feb 22, 2013
    Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning have some special plans in store for his Way Of Wade sneaker line. Over the All-Star Weekend, they unveiled a dope purple-themed color for the All-Star Game. Then last night, Wade unleashed a “Chicago” PE for his matchup back h
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  • Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    Welcome to Eight in the Box, a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary cap casualty this spring? Chicago Bears: There aren't likely to be any players released pu…
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  • Derrick Rose's Brother Is Not Happy With The Bulls

    Derrick Rose's Brother Is Not Happy With The Bulls

    deadspin.com Feb 22, 2013
    While Sad Derrick Rose continues his sad comeback, his brother and business manager, Reggie Rose, decided to take a few shots at the Bulls organization. In an interview with ESPN Chicago, Reggie Rose expressed his displeasure at the Bulls for not making…
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  • LeBron James banks in left-handed 3-pointer, blows easy dunk in…

    LeBron James banks in left-handed 3-pointer, blows easy dunk in Heat blowout of Bulls (VIDEOS)

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2013
    After a less-than-thrilling trade deadline that some believe ranked among the worst the NBA's ever seen, we just wanted to see something fun on Thursday night's TNT double-header, and with a pair of games featuring talented no-doubt playoff teams. Unfor…
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  • Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman stopped short Thursday of calling Jay Cutler his "franchise" quarterback and said he hasn't spoken to anyone about a contract extension that would keep Cutler with the Bears beyond 2013. Trestm…
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  • BBAO: No Packers emphasis for Bears?

    BBAO: No Packers emphasis for Bears?

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- In juggling the availabilities of multiple NFC North luminaries Thursday, I missed the announcement of a new (public) path by new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman. Speaking informally to reporters after hi…
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  • Video - Bulls Crush Bobcats, 105-75 00:38

    Bulls Crush Bobcats, 105-75

    Feb 22
    Bulls beat Bobcats by 30 points.
  • Video - BBTN Special: White Sox 09:59

    BBTN Special: White Sox

    Feb 22
    Jon Sciambi, Tim Kurkjian and Aaron Boone report from White Sox camp in Glendale.
  • Video - Bears Biggest Offseason Needs 03:20

    Bears Biggest Offseason Needs

    Feb 22
    Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright check in from the 2013 NFL Combine to discuss the Bears' biggest offseason needs
  • Video - Ventura Excited 03:47

    Ventura Excited

    Feb 22
    Robin Ventura discusses his approach to his second spring training as White Sox manager.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Traditional pocket passers becoming extinct? Don't tell this QB…

    Feb 22
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps the irony of the NFL's incoming quarterback class on display here at the scouting combine is that while the read-option trend seems to be the wave of the future within the league, the future clearly isn't now. At least not in ter…
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Friday observations about offseason, Weeden and more

    Feb 22
    Will the NFL push back the dates on the offseason? Not if the players' union has anything to say about it, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 22
    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.