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Marc Trestman will approach Jay Cutler with ‘sense of urgency’

Marc Trestman will approach Jay Cutler with ‘sense of urgency’

General manager Phil Emery gave Jay Cutler four aspects to contemplate when he was brought in to meet the three finalists for the Bears’ coaching job: Marc Trestman, Darrell Bevell and Bruce Arians. Cutler had to look at their communication skills and p
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  • Cubs, Garza settle with one-year, $10.25M deal

    Cubs, Garza settle with one-year, $10.25M deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has agreed to a one year deal worth $10.25 million, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation. Garza's agents from CAA also tweeted about the deal.
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  • Marinelli out as Bears defensive coordinator

    Marinelli out as Bears defensive coordinator

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Rod Marinelli will not return as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator next season.
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  • Jeremy Bates is out in Chicago

    Jeremy Bates is out in Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    It was believed that new Bears coach Marc Trestman would keep Jeremy Bates, the quarterbacks coach whose strong relationship with Jay Cutler commenced when they were together in Denver. But the Bears have now announced that Bates is out. It’s the first
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  • On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessons

    On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessons

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has been on the fast track, and on Thursday he completed one week of the team's first rookie development camp.
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  • Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Corey Graham signed as a free agent with the Ravens during the offseason and has played well, starting eight games at cornerback in the regular season and two more in the playoffs, and intercepting Peyton Manning twice in Baltimore’s upset at Denver. Gr
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  • Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley Field

    Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley Field

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs, reportedly have signed an agreement to build a hotel across from Wrigley Field on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets.
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  • D Rose 3.5 “Year Of The Snake” Edition Unveiled

    D Rose 3.5 “Year Of The Snake” Edition Unveiled

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Bulls won a close game in overtime last night thanks to Luol Deng morphing into Michael Jordan, but yet Chicago knows it won’t be until Derrick Rose gets back that they’ll take the next step. We’ve already seen a number of different “Year Of T
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  • Ian Thomsen: Ibaka's emergence has kept Thunder among elite

    Ian Thomsen: Ibaka's emergence has kept Thunder among elite

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Does Oklahoma City have enough star power to fend off the Clippers, Spurs and Grizzlies on their way to unseating the defending champion Heat? The question was raised when the Thunder traded James Harden to Houston in October. The answer may yet be prov…
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  • Luol Deng calls his shot, hits OT game-winner to send Bulls pas…

    Luol Deng calls his shot, hits OT game-winner to send Bulls past Raptors (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    After a furious second-half Toronto Raptors comeback erased a 19-point Chicago Bulls lead and turned a laugher into a fun Wednesday night table-setter, the two teams sat tied at 105 with 8.7 seconds left in overtime. You might have expected the Bulls to…
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  • NFC North links: Reworking Stafford's deal

    NFC North links: Reworking Stafford's deal

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Chicago Bears If Marc Trestman's Montreal Alouettes teams are any indication, quarterback Jay Cutler should receive much better pass protection next season. Aaron Kromer is on board as offensive coordinator and Joe DeCamillis will handle special teams, …
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  • LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irvi…

    LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James
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  • Video - Trestman era off and running in Chicago 05:03

    Trestman era off and running in Chicago

    Jan 17
    Newly hired Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman joins "Around the League" to discuss his reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler, his CFL stint and how he plans to improve a team that finished 10-6.
  • Video - Trestman era off and running in Chicago 05:03

    Trestman era off and running in Chicago

    Jan 17
    Newly hired Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman joins "Around the League" to discuss his reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler, his CFL stint and how he plans to improve a team that finished 10-6.
  • Video - Marc Trestman Ready To Coach The Bears 00:39

    Marc Trestman Ready To Coach The Bears

    Jan 17
    Marc Trestman is ready to win with Jay Cutler and the Bears.
  • Video - Trestman: 'I'm excited to have four downs' 03:19

    Trestman: 'I'm excited to have four downs'

    Jan 17
    Chicago Bears newly hired head coach Marc Trestman answers the media's questions at his introductory press conference.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks