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Bears’ defensive line loaded with questions
BOURBONNAIS — Defensive tackle Henry Melton doesn’t want you to forget about longtime Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije. He’s missed — just like Brian Urlacher. “It’s not just Urlacher,” Melton said Friday after the Bears’ first practice at trainin…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long in catch-up modeBOURBONNAIS — Becoming a key member of the Bears finally has turned into a hands-on experience again for first-round pick Kyle Long. There’s no more Skype-ing with coaches. There’s no more learning and training on his own. There’s just a lot to catch up…Upvote Share TweetLooking svelte and mobile, quarterback Jay Cutler was intercepted on his first throw (Chris Conte, below) and his last (Kelvin Hayden) during the Bears’ first practice of training camp but was fine in between, including several deep balls to Alshon Jeff…Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman dares A-Rod to get outside examNEW YORK -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman challenged Alex Rodriguez to have his leg examined by an outside doctor, defending the team's medical and training staff and saying he wouldn't comment on "extra noise."Upvote Share Tweet
Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 with the Denver Nuggets to honor Lionel Messiyahoo.com Updated Jul 26, 2013Despite his diminutive stature, veteran guard Nate Robinson has lasted eight NBA seasons and counting. After turning into an unlikely scoring star for the Chicago Bulls last season, Robinson has signed on with the Denver Nuggets, his sixth team. He'll b…Upvote Share Tweet
Lance Briggs ushers in new Bears eraThe Chicago Bears' first training camp practice Friday was notable for many reasons, most notably the official start of the Marc Trestman Era. But I was particularly interested in this post from Jeff Dickerson at ESPNChicago.com, who reminds us that Lan…Upvote Share TweetCharles Tillman has one year left on his contract and knows he might not be back with Chicago next season.Upvote Share TweetTake off that Cubs off, Fonzie. With the Alfonso Soriano trade finally made official by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees are putting him to work immediately in the cleanup spot. Soriano is batting fourth and playing left field Friday night ag…Upvote Share Tweet
Cheetah tried to get closer to Chris Johnsonprofootballtalk.com Updated Jul 26, 2013Titans running back Chris Johnson wasn’t necessarily worried about getting outrun by a cheetah. At one point, becoming lunch became a legitimate concern. Johnson and Bears return man Devin Hester ran against the big cat at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., …Upvote Share Tweet
Derrick Rose’s Top 15 Poster Dunksdimemag.com Updated Jul 26, 2013The Internet nearly blew up earlier this week when we posted video of Derrick Rose pulling off a recent through-the-legs dunk. Yeah, no one really cared that the hoop was like eight feet high. We were just happy to see CHI’s finest back to doing what he…Upvote Share TweetHealthy and with a defense designed around him, Sean Lee could become a star this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau swears that he and GM Gar Forman are ‘fine’yahoo.com Updated Jul 26, 2013Earlier in the offseason, paired with the smart signing of Mike Dunleavy Jr., the Chicago Bulls announced that assistant coach Ron Adams would no longer be a part of the team’s coaching staff. The lead assistant wasn’t fired, and he didn’t ask to be let…Upvote Share TweetOne key positional battle for each NFC North team as training camps get underway. Chicago Bears: The wide receiver position isn't as settled as you might think in Chicago. We know that Brandon Marshall will be one starter, and the assumption is that Als…Upvote Share Tweet
Training camp might be a marathon, but it started with a sprintBOURBONNAIS — While there was some debate Thursday about whether every player successfully completed coach Marc Trestman’s conditioning test — three 300-yard shuttle runs with only two-minute breaks in between — the message behind it was received by all…Upvote Share Tweet
Miley's impressive effort delivers series splitMLB.com Updated Jul 26, 2013Aaron Hill snapped out of his slump and provided the offensive support for left-hander Wade Miley as the D-backs beat the Cubs, 3-1, on Thursday night at Chase Field.Upvote Share TweetLAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had 23 points and seven assists to lead the White team to a 128-106 victory over the Blue on Thursday night in the USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center.Upvote Share Tweet
TELANDER: Bye, Lovie; now will Bears buy into Marc?There’s no doubt it’s a new day in Bearsville. The question is: Is it a better day? Quarterback Jay Cutler hinted at the potential turbulence of change when he reported to training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais and said of new coach Marc Trestman’s phil…Upvote Share Tweet
Devin Hester hoping for a healthy returnBOURBONNAIS — Most Bears players have professed to being unfazed by general manager Phil Emery’s ‘‘no-contract-extension’’ edict. But none more so than Devin Hester. With his NFL stock at an all-time low after a dreadful 2012 season, the kick returner c…Upvote Share Tweet
Soriano's Bat Sorely Needed By YanksJul 26Tim Kurkjian explains why the Yankees' sluggish offense may get the boost it needed in Alfonso Soriano.
Cubs Rally Past GiantsJul 26The Cubs scored two runs in the top of the ninth to complete the comeback against the Giants and win 3-2.
LeBron James Is Most Popular In NBAJul 26Darren Rovell discusses how LeBron James was able to repair his image and overtake Kobe Bryant as the most popular player in the NBA.
Soriano Headed To YankeesJul 26Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic break down the trade that will send Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees.
Pacers trade for Suns' Scola, publicist saysJul 27The Phoenix Suns' Luis Scola is headed to the Indiana Pacers in a trade, according to his publicist in Argentina.
Mile-High MentorshipJul 26The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
In Denver, an Unknown Steps to the FrontJul 26ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — You come to the first day of Broncos training camp, alongside a patch of tall evergreens and the Rockies looming in the distance, with grand expectations. So many stories, so much excitement. Fans were lined up outside the parking lot…
Children are Their FutureJul 26The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.