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The return of the returner: Bears’ Hester says he feels energized
suntimes.com Updated Jun 12, 2013
The oft-stated offseason plan for Devin Hester was to focus on being the Bears’ kick returner. General manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman said it months ago and repeated it again this week. But there was Hester in a backpedal, covering a receiveUpvote Share Tweet
Tucker putting his stamp on Bears’ defensesuntimes.com Jun 12, 2013Defensive tackle Henry Melton appeared to be out of place, but he wasn’t. Lined up against the offense, he stood among the Bears’ linebackers. His hand was nowhere near the ground. He was upright. And then Melton, with a few steps of momentum, attackeUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have signed pitcher Jonathan Gray, selected third overall in the draft last week out of Oklahoma.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013The Bears spent the eighth overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft on wide receiver David Terrell, who was cut after four disappointing seasons in which he gained a total of 1,602 receiving yards. As a result, he’s largely viewed as a bust. But Terrell doesnUpvote Share TweetMike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Reds over the Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins were awarded fullback Evan Rodriguez Tuesday after he was waived by the Chicago Bears a month after being charged with driving under the influence.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays-White Sox game postponedMLB.com Jun 12, 2013With a sizable summer storm bearing down on the Midwest, Wednesday's rubber game between the Blue Jays and White Sox on the south side of Chicago was postponed nearly six hours before first pitch.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears The acquisition of defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis gives Chicago added depth along the defensive line. Who would be on the Bears' version of Mt. Rushmore? Detroit Lions Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is proving to be a quick learner in picking…Upvote Share TweetJose Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox at a dimmed U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Leake Guides Reds Past CubsJun 12Mike Leake tossed eight innings of three-hit ball to lead the Reds past Cubs.
2013 NBA Finals: Is this the real LeBron James?Jun 12What has gotten into LeBron James in the Finals? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez examine.
NFL pass-rushers face faster challengeJun 12Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sourcesJun 12The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.
Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd, sourcesJun 12The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.