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Bears left tackle J’Marcus Webb is getting the kind of pass that he routinely gives to guys like Jared Allen. Heyyoooo! According to the Carbondale Southern Illinoisan, a prosecutor in Pulaski County, Illinois won’t pursue drug charges against Webb. WUpvote Share Tweet
As ‘tradition’ ends, a list of Wrigley Field’s worst seventh inning stretch conductorsyahoo.com Updated Feb 27, 2013After 15 eardrum-assaulting seasons, the Chicago Cubs have mercifully decided to euthanize the practice of having random celebrities sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. As detailed on the Hall…Upvote Share Tweet
Thibodeau: Rose speculation hasn't caused slidenba.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Derrick Rose stood chatting with coach Tom Thibodeau for several minutes Wednesday after practice. Then, the Chicago Bulls' superstar worked on his jumper.Upvote Share Tweet
Castro exits Cubs game with hamstring tightnessMLB.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had to leave Wednesday's game and is day to day because of tightness in his left hamstring.Upvote Share Tweet
Lee Jenkins: Could humility be delaying Derrick Rose's comeback?At the 2008 Final Four in San Antonio, Derrick Rose was asked if he would enter the upcoming NBA draft, a reasonable question considering Pat Riley was among the many executives who had come to the Alamadome with the sole purpose of scouting him. Instea…Upvote Share TweetThey say the NFL's a QB-driven league, but you just need someone who gives you a chance to win. And that's what Alex Smith brings to Kansas City, Michael Rosenberg writes.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs to adjust policy for 'Ball Game' singersESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013(Eds: Clarifies Fenway is eighth inning tradition. Restores writethru sequence. With AP Photos.)Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: LaMarcus Aldridge finally emerging as leader in PortlandLaMarcus Aldridge was bracing himself for the issues that have beset his Trail Blazers recently.Upvote Share TweetWe told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 27, 2013The combine has come to an end which means it is time to start crunching their results during drills to see who is rising and falling on draft boards. Former NFL defensive back Corey Chavous will join Mike Florio to do just that on Wednesday’s edition oUpvote Share Tweet
Who's The Latest Person To Say Dumb Things About Gay Players In The NFL?deadspin.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Why it's former journeyman quarterback Jim Miller! Everyone, you remember Jim, right? Jim is best known for his stint in Chicago, including leading the Bears to the 2001 playoffs, but now works as a postgame analyst on CSN Chicago and lives a good, cons…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears Looking Like They Will Tender DT Nate Collinsbearsgab.com Updated Feb 27, 2013The Bears are expected to tender an offer to defensive tackle Nate Collins, who is a restricted free agent, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. The Bears have until March 12 — the start of the new league year — to secure Collins with a tender tUpvote Share Tweet
BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach backESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013We're Black and Blue All Over: Two of the Chicago Bears' three starting linebackers are pending free agents, and indications are that they will make an effort to bring both of them back in 2013. We've already discussed the still-murky situation around m…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Smith Headed To KCFeb 27Episode 278: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the 49ers trading Alex Smith to the Chiefs. Herm Edwards breaks down the best cornerbacks in the NFL. The NFL32 crew discuss the quarterback situation in Arizona.
The Luck MakersFeb 27Joakim Noah, and young players with qualities that make them more valuable over time.
Cardinals Poised For The FutureFeb 27Keith Law discusses the Cardinals and Cubs and how they are positioned for the future.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0Feb 27We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked dealsFeb 27Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to ChiefsFeb 27The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike TysonFeb 27On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.