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Charles Tillman thinks Bears’ defense can top last season

Charles Tillman thinks Bears’ defense can top last season

suntimes.com yahoo.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
The Bears’ defense defied belief in 2012. It seemed to pull off the unexpected so often — forcing turnover after turnover — that it almost became commonplace. You expected another interception by Tim Jennings. You expected another forced fumble by Charl…
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  • Wrigley renovation plan clears another hurdle

    Wrigley renovation plan clears another hurdle

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs' planned $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field has won the approval of another city commission and the support of the local alderman -- all but assuring the project will go forward.
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  • TELANDER: Brian Urlacher caught in a world with no closure

    TELANDER: Brian Urlacher caught in a world with no closure

    If anybody thinks golf is going to save Brian Urlacher, just wait until that opening Bears-Bengals kickoff on Sept. 8 at Soldier Field. Good ol’ No. 54 may keel over on the spot when he sees somebody else at his middle linebacker spot. Or maybe he’ll be…
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  • D-backs sign reliever Camp, release Hinske

    D-backs sign reliever Camp, release Hinske

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    The D-backs made a move to increase their bullpen depth on Thursday, signing right-hander Shawn Camp and assigning him to Triple-A Reno. Camp was released by the Cubs on July 7 after being designated for assignment. Arizona also released veteran pinch-h…
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  • Lake expected to join Cubs on Friday

    Lake expected to join Cubs on Friday

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Cubs are expected to promote infielder/outfielder Junior Lake to the big league team on Friday to take the roster spot of outfielder Brian Bogusevic, who is headed to the disabled list after he aggravated his hamstring in the first-half finale.
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  • Why Are NBA Teams Ignoring Nate Robinson?

    Why Are NBA Teams Ignoring Nate Robinson?

    dimemag.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Nate Robinson free agency sweepstakes was supposed to feature a bonanza of offers from team’s who witnessed him eviscerate Brooklyn in the first round of the playoffs last year while a member of the Bulls. Many believed teams looking for an offensiv…
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  • Matt Forte will play huge role in Bears’ passing game

    Matt Forte will play huge role in Bears’ passing game

    suntimes.com Jul 18, 2013
    Bears training camp starts next week, and it’s clear the world running back Matt Forte knew during his first five seasons with the team is about to undergo a drastic change.
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  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion:
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  • Brandon Marshall and TE involvement

    Brandon Marshall and TE involvement

    Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has what I'll call an interesting theory about why he needed hip surgery this offseason. I brought his quote to your attention Thursday morning, but it merits further discussion here. Asked by ESPNChicago.com's Sa…
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 02:54

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Jul 18
    Jeff Saturday with his biggest storylines entering NFL training camp.
  • Video - Retired LB Brian Urlacher discusses Chicago Bears' chances in 2013 04:17

    Retired LB Brian Urlacher discusses Chicago Bears' chances in 2013

    Jul 18
    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher discusses the state of the franchise in 2013 and addresses the issues that led to his deciding to retire rather than return to the team.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Relief Pitcher Market 01:49

    The GM's Office: Relief Pitcher Market

    Jul 18
    Jim Bowden looks at the relief pitchers who will be in high demand from the buyers come the trade deadline.
  • Video - DDFP TV: Brian Urlacher 02:45

    DDFP TV: Brian Urlacher

    Jul 18
    Brian Urlacher joins the "Dave Dameshek Football Program" to discuss the most difficult running backs to tackle and how he would feel if the Bears won a Super Bowl without him.

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  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Jul 18
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion: