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Hurd gets 15 years in prison

Hurd gets 15 years in prison

CNNSI.com suntimes.com Updated Nov 13, 2013
A nervous, repentant Sam Hurd stood before U.S. District court judge Jorge A. Solis on Wednesday in federal court in Dallas and begged for forgiveness and leniency, calling himself "the stupidest drug guy ever." The government had recommended …
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  • Injuries lead to revamped ­practices, game plans for Bears

    Injuries lead to revamped ­practices, game plans for Bears

    suntimes.com Nov 13, 2013
    Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker’s practices have changed. Time devoted to individual work with position coaches has increased. Fundamentals work is incessant. And drills that tediously go over keys and reads have intensified. That’s what happens …
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  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco struggling after signing huge contract in …

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco struggling after signing huge contract in offseason

    suntimes.com Nov 13, 2013
    The Bears are expecting Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s best Sunday at Soldier Field, but the reality is that the only certainty about Flacco these days is his paycheck. After a glorious and perfectly timed playoff run last season — in which he threw 11…
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  • Ravens CB Lardarius Webb has been tough on Brandon Marshall

    Ravens CB Lardarius Webb has been tough on Brandon Marshall

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Nov 13, 2013
    Brandon Marshall calls himself and Alshon Jeffery the best receiving duo in the NFL. If the Bears had to face Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb every week, though, that might not be the case. Webb shut down Marshall on Nov. 1, 2009. Marshall, then with t…
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  • Agent Boras criticizes Mets, Cubs, Astros

    Agent Boras criticizes Mets, Cubs, Astros

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2013
    Scott Boras had some words for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, and they were far from kind. And he also backed the Tampa Bay Rays' desire for a new ballpark.
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  • Bears sign Derrick Martin

    Bears sign Derrick Martin

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2013
    The Bears opened up a roster spot this week by placing cornerback Charles Tillman on injured reserve with the designation to return. They announced that they filled it on Wednesday by signing veteran defensive back Derrick Martin. Martin spent some time…
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  • Four Downs: Marshall-Jeffery top WR duo?

    Four Downs: Marshall-Jeffery top WR duo?

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2013
    The Chicago Bears' run of 10 seasons without a player surpassing 1,000 yards receiving ended last year when Brandon Marshall amassed 1,508 yards. A year later, the Bears are poised to have two 1,000-yard receivers in Marshall and second-year wideout Als…
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  • 5 NBA Players With More Shots Than Points This Season

    5 NBA Players With More Shots Than Points This Season

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2013
    The phrase numbers never lie is used a lot when referring to basketball statistics, but is this always the case? Whenever I see a player that scores 25-plus points in a game, the first thought that pops into my head is “Wow, that player had a great game…
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  • Cubs want Bill Mueller to be batting coach

    Cubs want Bill Mueller to be batting coach

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2013
    It's hard to say how much a batting coach impacts a given team. Some are better teachers than others. Some have better students. Sometimes, all a player needs is a sounding board. Other times, he needs someone to reconstruct the physical mechanics of hi…
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  • Why Derrick Rose Doesn’t Look Like The Same Player

    Why Derrick Rose Doesn’t Look Like The Same Player

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2013
    The numbers read 14.7 points, 4.5 assists (4.2 turnovers), 2.8 rebounds and 33 percent shooting (25 percent from deep); the second-highest usage rate of his career (30.6 percent) while having the lowest offensive rating of his career with 82 points per …
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  • Ex-ball boy to auction MJ 'Flu Game' shoes

    Ex-ball boy to auction MJ 'Flu Game' shoes

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2013
    A former Utah Jazz ball boy is preparing to auction off the sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when the Hall of Fame guard famously battled through flu-like symptoms while leading the Chicago Bulls to a narrow victory.
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  • Josh McCown’s success makes Jay Cutler expendable

    Josh McCown’s success makes Jay Cutler expendable

    suntimes.com Nov 13, 2013
    MARK POTASH: If Josh McCown can thrive in Marc Trestman’s Bears offense, who else can?
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  • Parent wants White Sox to play with more attitude

    Parent wants White Sox to play with more attitude

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2013
    If White Sox manager Robin Ventura wants bench coach Mark Parent to add an extra job responsibility to his list of duties, a task something along the lines of attitude developer, for lack of a better description, then Parent is ready to be that guy. &qu…
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  • With 16 regular-season starts, Kaepernick isn’t where some thou…

    With 16 regular-season starts, Kaepernick isn’t where some thought he’d be

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2013
    Last year, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick cemented his grip on the starting job with a 31-21 win over the Saints, six days after shocking the Bears as a Monday night fill-in for a concussed Alex Smith. This week, Kaepernick returns to New Orleans af…
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  • BE: Tillman a top-10 CB to Herm Edwards

    BE: Tillman a top-10 CB to Herm Edwards

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2013
    Let’s start off today’s Bears Essentials with a look at Herm Edwards’ list of top 10 cornerbacks around the league. Bears cornerback Charles Tillman checked in at No. 6 , one spot behind Tampa Bay’s Darrelle Revis, and one slot ahead of Miami’s Brent Gr…
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  • Veteran infielder DeRosa announces retirement

    Veteran infielder DeRosa announces retirement

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa is retiring after a 16-year major league career.
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  • Video - Will the Chicago Bears or Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs? 02:49

    Will the Chicago Bears or Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs?

    Nov 13
    Do the Baltimore Ravens or Chicago Bears have enough in their tanks to squeeze out a playoff run? Find out the answer and more in this edition of "Three and Out."
  • Video - Mint Condition: Flu Game Shoes For Sale 04:13

    Mint Condition: Flu Game Shoes For Sale

    Nov 13
    Former Utah Jazz ball boy Preston Truman discusses the Michael Jordan game-used sneakers from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, also known as The Flu Game, that he is consigning for auction.

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    Nov 13
    The New York Knicks have discussed numerous potential trade scenarios featuring guard Iman Shumpert to bolster their injury-depleted front line, but no deal is imminent, according to sources close to the process.
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