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Marc Trestman hires Mel Tucker as Bears’ defense coordinator

Marc Trestman hires Mel Tucker as Bears’ defense coordinator

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…
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  • Sources: Cubs, D-backs discussed Upton deal

    Sources: Cubs, D-backs discussed Upton deal

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Sources: Cubs, Diamondbacks discussed a Justin Upton trade.
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  • Belinelli's late jumper sends Bulls by Celts

    Belinelli's late jumper sends Bulls by Celts

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Marco 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.
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  • Bears make Tucker new DC, add two others

    Bears make Tucker new DC, add two others

    Chicago 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.
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  • Irish alum Samardzija won't rush to judge Te'o

    Irish alum Samardzija won't rush to judge Te'o

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Cubs 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.
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  • Soriano has no plans to leave Chicago

    Soriano has no plans to leave Chicago

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has two years remaining on his contract with the Cubs, which may be his last.
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  • Cubs reach deals with Samardzija, Garza, Russell

    Cubs reach deals with Samardzija, Garza, Russell

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Celts' Bradley out against Bulls with rib injury

    Celts' Bradley out against Bulls with rib injury

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Boston 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.
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  • NBA admits botched call in Raptors’ loss to Bulls (VIDEO)

    NBA admits botched call in Raptors’ loss to Bulls (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    Basketball 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…
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  • Report: Raheem Morris to interview with Bears

    Report: Raheem Morris to interview with Bears

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    When 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.…
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  • NFL says it is considering changes to Rooney Rule

    NFL says it is considering changes to Rooney Rule

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Jim 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.
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  • Zach Randolph meets Lucky the pit bull, a.k.a. ‘Little Z-Bo,’ o…

    Zach Randolph meets Lucky the pit bull, a.k.a. ‘Little Z-Bo,’ on ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    Last 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…
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  • N.F.L. Coaching Carousel Stops: Who Won?

    N.F.L. Coaching Carousel Stops: Who Won?

    nytimes.com Jan 18, 2013
    Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.
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  • MVP Posey leads large group avoiding arbitration

    MVP Posey leads large group avoiding arbitration

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza to avoid arbitration.
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  • Bears fill out coaching staff with Cavanaugh, Peete

    Bears fill out coaching staff with Cavanaugh, Peete

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.
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  • Bulls' Deng (hammy) game-time call vs. Celts

    Bulls' Deng (hammy) game-time call vs. Celts

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.
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  • Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Three 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.
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  • Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago unclear

    Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago unclear

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Since 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, an
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  • Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli leaving, likely for D…

    Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli leaving, likely for Dallas

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The 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 as
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  • Video - Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OT 00:48

    Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OT

    Jan 18
    Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
  • Video - Good Teammate, Bad Opponent 02:46

    Good Teammate, Bad Opponent

    Jan 18
    Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
  • Video - Where Have All The Gunners Gone? 05:31

    Where Have All The Gunners Gone?

    Jan 18
    David Thorpe explains why so few NBA players have had huge scoring averages in recent years.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- 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 18
    The 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…
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    Jan 18
    Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
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    Jan 18
    Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.