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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 tighUpvote Share Tweet
White Sox outfield future blindingly brightCourtney 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.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Feb 22, 2013Chicago 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Fujikawa has uneven intrasquad outingKyuji Fujikawa made his Cubs debut Friday in an intrasquad game, walking one of the four batters he faced.Upvote Share Tweet
Salley Offers a Healthy Assistnytimes.com Updated Feb 22, 2013John 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.Upvote Share Tweet
From the big leagues to the big screen: Movie appearances by all 30 MLB teamsWith 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Quiet deadline reflects new financial reality in NBACNNSI.com Updated Feb 22, 2013All 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 22, 2013Really? This is all there was?Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James Misses Wide-Open Dunk, Is Still Basically Infallibledeadspin.com Updated Feb 22, 2013LeBron 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…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with GiantsThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Stewart to undergo precautionary MRI on quadThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
San Antonio Spurs’ Stephen Jackson returns to action after losing unborn first childWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Li-Ning Way Of Wade “Chicago” Player Exclusivedimemag.com Updated Feb 22, 2013Dwyane 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 hUpvote Share TweetWelcome 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…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Feb 22, 2013While 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…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James banks in left-handed 3-pointer, blows easy dunk in Heat blowout of Bulls (VIDEOS)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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary capINDIANAPOLIS -- 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…Upvote Share Tweet
BBAO: No Packers emphasis for Bears?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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls Crush Bobcats, 105-75Feb 22Bulls beat Bobcats by 30 points.
BBTN Special: White SoxFeb 22Jon Sciambi, Tim Kurkjian and Aaron Boone report from White Sox camp in Glendale.
Bears Biggest Offseason NeedsFeb 22Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright check in from the 2013 NFL Combine to discuss the Bears' biggest offseason needs
Ventura ExcitedFeb 22Robin Ventura discusses his approach to his second spring training as White Sox manager.
Don Banks: Traditional pocket passers becoming extinct? Don't tell this QB…Feb 22INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 moreFeb 22Will 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 PreviewFeb 22SI.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.