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Spurs, Bulls get two each as All-Star reserves

Spurs, Bulls get two each as All-Star reserves

ESPN.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.
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  • Garrett says lack of turnovers led to defensive coordinator tur…

    Garrett says lack of turnovers led to defensive coordinator turnover

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    So why did the Cowboys dump the 3-4 defense coordinated by Rob Ryan and adopt in its place a 4-3 scheme featuring multiple former Jon Gruden assistants? Garrett says the turnover comes from a lack of turnovers. “The Bears had 44 takeaways,” Garrett sa
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  • Reed enters '13 hungry for more success

    Reed enters '13 hungry for more success

    MLB.com Jan 24, 2013
    While making sales calls on Thursday, White Sox closer Addison Reed discussed his expectations for the upcoming season.
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  • Mets Acquiring Marcum but Losing Hairston

    Mets Acquiring Marcum but Losing Hairston

    nytimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    Shaun Marcum, a right-handed pitcher, agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets. But outfielder Scott Hairston agreed to a two-year deal with the Cubs, according to a published report.
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  • Right-hander Stewart returns to White Sox

    Right-hander Stewart returns to White Sox

    MLB.com Jan 24, 2013
    The White Sox brought right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart back to Chicago on Thursday, claiming the 26-year-old off waivers from the Pirates.
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  • Breaking down the Bears’ offensive line performance last season

    Breaking down the Bears’ offensive line performance last season

    suntimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: With the Bears eyeing offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl because of real needs for improvement up front, here’s a look at how their offensive linemen fared this season.
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  • DraftWatch: Middle linebacker prospects

    DraftWatch: Middle linebacker prospects

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Let's circle back on your request for more coverage of the Senior Bowl and less of the Pro Bowl, while also providing an epilogue for our earlier post on the Chicago Bears' future at middle linebacker. As we've noted a few times this week, our group of …
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  • Big Decision: Bears and Brian Urlacher

    Big Decision: Bears and Brian Urlacher

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: If there were ever a time for the Chicago Bears to make a clean and relatively controversy-free break from their history, it's now. Parting ways with one of the best and most popu…
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  • Joakim Noah’s diving save, Marco Belinelli’s layup cap Bulls’ 1…

    Joakim Noah’s diving save, Marco Belinelli’s layup cap Bulls’ 17-point comeback to beat Pistons (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    On Jan. 15, 2008, Joakim Noah probably didn’t want to secure Ben Wallace’s comeuppance. As a rookie, he probably didn’t even want to secure Ben Wallace’s job, or get then-Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylan fired from his gig. What he wanted was for hi
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  • Cubs reach two-year deal with outfielder Hairston

    Cubs reach two-year deal with outfielder Hairston

    MLB.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Cubs have reportedly reached agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and MLB Network. A team spokesman would not confirm the deal Thursday. Reports said the deal would be finalized once Hairs…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Playoff-contending Blazers face tricky decision as…

    Ian Thomsen: Playoff-contending Blazers face tricky decision as trade deadline looms

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    The trade deadline sits like an inviting target four weeks away for the Trail Blazers, who have remained in playoff contention despite a recent six-game losing streak. Couldn't they make a deal to improve their unproductive bench and enhance their chanc…
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  • Video - NBA All-Star Reserves 00:31

    NBA All-Star Reserves

    Jan 24
    Spurs and Bulls get two All-Star reserves each.
  • Video - Bulls Update with Nick Friedell 04:32

    Bulls Update with Nick Friedell

    Jan 24
    The Bulls at the halfway point, Jimmy Butler's performance of late, Joakim Noah's All-Star chances and an update on Derrick Rose.

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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    Jan 24
    A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…