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Prosecutor won’t pursue charges against Webb

Prosecutor won’t pursue charges against Webb

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. W
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  • As ‘tradition’ ends, a list of Wrigley Field’s worst seventh in…

    As ‘tradition’ ends, a list of Wrigley Field’s worst seventh inning stretch conductors

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Thibodeau: Rose speculation hasn't caused slide

    Thibodeau: Rose speculation hasn't caused slide

    nba.com Feb 27, 2013
    Derrick Rose stood chatting with coach Tom Thibodeau for several minutes Wednesday after practice. Then, the Chicago Bulls' superstar worked on his jumper.
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  • Castro exits Cubs game with hamstring tightness

    Castro exits Cubs game with hamstring tightness

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had to leave Wednesday's game and is day to day because of tightness in his left hamstring.
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  • Lee Jenkins: Could humility be delaying Derrick Rose's comeback…

    Lee Jenkins: Could humility be delaying Derrick Rose's comeback?

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    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…
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  • Smith gives Chiefs at least a chance, and that's enough in toda…

    Smith gives Chiefs at least a chance, and that's enough in today's NFL

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    They 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.
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  • Cubs to adjust policy for 'Ball Game' singers

    Cubs to adjust policy for 'Ball Game' singers

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    (Eds: Clarifies Fenway is eighth inning tradition. Restores writethru sequence. With AP Photos.)
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  • Ian Thomsen: LaMarcus Aldridge finally emerging as leader in Po…

    Ian Thomsen: LaMarcus Aldridge finally emerging as leader in Portland

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    LaMarcus Aldridge was bracing himself for the issues that have beset his Trail Blazers recently.
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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    We 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:
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  • PFT Live: Corey Chavous, Giants/Bears to-do lists

    PFT Live: Corey Chavous, Giants/Bears to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    The 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 o
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  • Who's The Latest Person To Say Dumb Things About Gay Players In…

    Who's The Latest Person To Say Dumb Things About Gay Players In The NFL?

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    Why 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…
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  • Bears Looking Like They Will Tender DT Nate Collins

    Bears Looking Like They Will Tender DT Nate Collins

    bearsgab.com Feb 27, 2013
    The 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 t
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  • BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach back

    BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach back

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    We'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…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Smith Headed To KC 03:26

    NFL32OT: Smith Headed To KC

    Feb 27
    Episode 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.
  • Video - The Luck Makers 07:22

    The Luck Makers

    Feb 27
    Joakim Noah, and young players with qualities that make them more valuable over time.
  • Video - Cardinals Poised For The Future 01:24

    Cardinals Poised For The Future

    Feb 27
    Keith Law discusses the Cardinals and Cubs and how they are positioned for the future.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We 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 deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit 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 Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The 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 Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.