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suntimes.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
During a long day of interviews and introductions, new Bears coach Marc Trestman found himself seated in a circle with reporters in the middle of the Halas Hall media room Thursday afternoon. He said he would have liked to have kept defensive coordinato…Share Tweet
Sources: Cubs, D-backs discussed Upton dealSources: Cubs, Diamondbacks discussed a Justin Upton trade.Share TweetMarco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Boston Celtics 100-99.Share TweetChicago continued its frenetic pace of adding to the coaching staff, and is finalizing a deal to bring in former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for the same position with the Bears, according to NFL sources.Share Tweet
Irish alum Samardzija won't rush to judge Te'oMLB.com Jan 18, 2013Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who was an All-America wide receiver at Notre Dame before committing to baseball, has watched the recent coverage of Manti Te'o in disbelief.Share TweetMLB.com Jan 18, 2013Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has two years remaining on his contract with the Cubs, which may be his last.Share TweetThe Cubs avoided arbitration with Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on Friday, which was a relief for the three pitchers as well as the team.Share TweetBoston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will sit out Friday's visit from the Chicago Bulls due to a rib injury suffered in Wednesday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.Share Tweet
NBA admits botched call in Raptors’ loss to Bulls (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013Basketball fans don't particularly like the NBA's officiating, at various times calling it "rigged," "a conspiracy," or "really bad and it makes me want to vomit." For the most part, the league tries to ignore these complai…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013When Raheem Morris signed on to coach the Redskins defensive backs before this season, many felt that it would be a temporary stop on the way back up the ladder for the former Buccaneers head coach. Morris is getting chances to prove those people right.…Share Tweet
NFL says it is considering changes to Rooney RuleJim Caldwell nearly went undefeated as a rookie coach in Indianapolis three years ago and he's one win away from returning to the Super Bowl as an assistant with Baltimore.Share Tweet
Zach Randolph meets Lucky the pit bull, a.k.a. ‘Little Z-Bo,’ on ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013Last Friday, we discussed Zach Randolph's fear of cats, a revelation brought about by an interview tied to his appearance on the Animal Planet series "Pit Bulls and Parolees." The cat thing was a fun goof, but the good that Z-Bo did by donatin…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza to avoid arbitration.Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.Share Tweet
Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascentThree teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.Share Tweet
Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago unclearprofootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013Since arriving as a first-round draft pick in 2000, Brian Urlacher has been one of the Bears’ best and most popular players. But he may not have a future in Chicago. New Bears coach Marc Trestman was asked twice on Thursday about Urlacher’s future, anShare TweetThe Marc Trestman and Lovie Smith coaching regimes already have one thing in common: Both head coaches wanted Rod Marinelli as defensive coordinator when they were hired and couldn’t get him. Trestman said Marinelli declined the opportunity to return asShare Tweet
Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OTJan 18Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
Good Teammate, Bad OpponentJan 18Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
Where Have All The Gunners Gone?Jan 18David Thorpe explains why so few NBA players have had huge scoring averages in recent years.
Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' HarbaughJan 18ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…Jan 18The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship roundJan 18Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
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