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Bears’ defensive line loaded with questions

Bears’ defensive line loaded with questions

suntimes.com Updated Jul 26, 2013
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…
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  • Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long in catch-up mode

    Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long in catch-up mode

    suntimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    BOURBONNAIS — 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…
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  • Cutler Watch: Trestman says QB ‘on rhythm’

    Cutler Watch: Trestman says QB ‘on rhythm’

    suntimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    Looking 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…
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  • Cashman dares A-Rod to get outside exam

    Cashman dares A-Rod to get outside exam

    CNNSI.com Jul 26, 2013
    NEW 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."
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  • Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 with the Denver Nuggets to honor…

    Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 with the Denver Nuggets to honor Lionel Messi

    yahoo.com Jul 26, 2013
    Despite 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…
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  • Lance Briggs ushers in new Bears era

    Lance Briggs ushers in new Bears era

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Bears' Tillman not worried by lack of extension

    Bears' Tillman not worried by lack of extension

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    Charles Tillman has one year left on his contract and knows he might not be back with Chicago next season.
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  • Alfonso Soriano batting cleanup for Yankees on Friday

    Alfonso Soriano batting cleanup for Yankees on Friday

    Take 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…
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  • Cheetah tried to get closer to Chris Johnson

    Cheetah tried to get closer to Chris Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Titans 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., …
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  • Derrick Rose’s Top 15 Poster Dunks

    Derrick Rose’s Top 15 Poster Dunks

    dimemag.com Jul 26, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Healthy, motivated, Cowboys LB Lee delivering on father's hopes

    Healthy, motivated, Cowboys LB Lee delivering on father's hopes

    CNNSI.com Jul 26, 2013
    Healthy and with a defense designed around him, Sean Lee could become a star this season.
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  • Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau swears that he and GM Gar For…

    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau swears that he and GM Gar Forman are ‘fine’

    yahoo.com Jul 26, 2013
    Earlier 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…
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  • Eight in the Box: NFC North camp battles

    Eight in the Box: NFC North camp battles

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    One 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…
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  • Training camp might be a marathon, but it started with a sprint

    Training camp might be a marathon, but it started with a sprint

    suntimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    BOURBONNAIS — 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…
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  • Miley's impressive effort delivers series split

    Miley's impressive effort delivers series split

    MLB.com Jul 26, 2013
    Aaron 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.
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  • Cavs' Irving leads White team at USA showcase

    Cavs' Irving leads White team at USA showcase

    CNNSI.com Jul 26, 2013
    LAS 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.
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  • TELANDER: Bye, Lovie; now will Bears buy into Marc?

    TELANDER: Bye, Lovie; now will Bears buy into Marc?

    suntimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    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…
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  • Devin Hester hoping for a healthy return

    Devin Hester hoping for a healthy return

    suntimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    BOURBONNAIS — 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…
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  • Video - Soriano's Bat Sorely Needed By Yanks 02:19

    Soriano's Bat Sorely Needed By Yanks

    Jul 26
    Tim Kurkjian explains why the Yankees' sluggish offense may get the boost it needed in Alfonso Soriano.
  • Video - Cubs Rally Past Giants 00:33

    Cubs Rally Past Giants

    Jul 26
    The Cubs scored two runs in the top of the ninth to complete the comeback against the Giants and win 3-2.
  • Video - LeBron James Is Most Popular In NBA 03:50

    LeBron James Is Most Popular In NBA

    Jul 26
    Darren Rovell discusses how LeBron James was able to repair his image and overtake Kobe Bryant as the most popular player in the NBA.
  • Video - Soriano Headed To Yankees 01:32

    Soriano Headed To Yankees

    Jul 26
    Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic break down the trade that will send Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees.

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