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TELANDER: Cutler’s injury gives McCown chance to sparkle again

TELANDER: Cutler’s injury gives McCown chance to sparkle again

suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 14, 2013
Josh McCown is the man, folks. As Jay Cutler hobbled off the turf inside the Walter Payton Dome on Thursday, sporting a snappy orange jersey, orange workout shorts and a charcoal-gray cast on his left ankle and calf, you knew what was up. The 34-year-ol…
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  • Teammates have faith in new right corner Zack Bowman

    Teammates have faith in new right corner Zack Bowman

    suntimes.com Nov 14, 2013
    Zack Bowman knows about changing environments. He was born in South Carolina, and went to high school in icy Alaska, junior college in parched New Mexico and college in pancake-flat Nebraska. His professional career has echoed change — not in location, …
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  • Jay Cutler’s foot in cast as precaution

    Jay Cutler’s foot in cast as precaution

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2013
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was ruled out for Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens a few days ago, but he is now wearing a hard cast on his left foot because of his high ankle sprain.
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  • ARKUSH: Brandon Marshall needs a muzzle

    ARKUSH: Brandon Marshall needs a muzzle

    suntimes.com Nov 14, 2013
    Is it just me folks, or is it time for Brandon Marshall to zip it? With all the challenges and problems these Bears are dealing with, wouldn’t they be better off with almost anybody else making himself the face, and voice, of the locker room than Marsha…
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  • Bulls' Rose skips practice due to hamstring

    Bulls' Rose skips practice due to hamstring

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2013
    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not practice Thursday afternoon because of a right hamstring injury and is a game-time decision for Friday night's contest against the Toronto Raptors.
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  • Ballplayer's Daughter Just Wants To Hear Her Late Father's Voic…

    Ballplayer's Daughter Just Wants To Hear Her Late Father's Voice

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2013
    Verlon "Rube" Walker was a career minor leaguer and a longtime Cubs coach before passing away from leukemia in 1971. His daughter Leigh Ann, who was just three years old when he died, has spent years searching for one thing: a recording of her…
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  • In defense of Mel Tucker’s Bears defense ...

    In defense of Mel Tucker’s Bears defense ...

    suntimes.com Nov 14, 2013
    ADAM JAHNS: Coordinator Mel Tucker has found himself in the crosshairs for the Bears’ defensive struggles this season. Now, more than halfway into the season, the Bears rank 26th in total defense, 31st in rushing defense and 23rd in passing defense.
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  • Baylor could be bracing for a Redskins rush on Art Briles

    Baylor could be bracing for a Redskins rush on Art Briles

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2013
    The news that Baylor coach Art Briles has signed yet another contract extension, extending his deal to 10 years, has prompted warranted speculation that the Bears are guarding against an eventual attempt by the University of Texas to pilfer him. We’ve g…
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  • NFL Week 11 picks: Denver-Kansas City isn't the only marquee ma…

    NFL Week 11 picks: Denver-Kansas City isn't the only marquee matchup…

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2013
    Denver-Kansas City isn't the only marquee matchup this weekend. Picking all the Week 11 games.
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  • ‘Jingle Hoops’ ad creatively showcases the NBA’s heinous sleeve…

    ‘Jingle Hoops’ ad creatively showcases the NBA’s heinous sleeved Christmas Day jerseys (Video)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Nov 14, 2013
    That there's Derrick Rose, modeling the special sleeved jersey he and the rest of the Chicago Bulls will wear on Christmas Day as part of the NBA's annual Christmas mega-holiday hoopstravaganza. Every player on each of the 10 teams participating in the …
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  • Double Coverage: Ravens at Bears

    Double Coverage: Ravens at Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- If the playoffs started today, the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens would be out. There are still seven games left in the season, but none of them can be squandered, so this matchup Sunday will see both teams fighting to get i…
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  • Marshall, Jeffery are NFL's top WR duo

    Marshall, Jeffery are NFL's top WR duo

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brandon Marshall anticipated “a problem” for Chicago in 2013 if he finished with 118 catches like he did last season. On pace to bring in just 12 fewer grabs this year, what Marshall notices now with the emergence of Alshon Jeffery …
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 02:45

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Nov 14
    NFL Week 10 performed in four-part harmony by John Clayton. Topics: Peyton Manning in the shotgun, Mike Wallace not going deep, Charles Tillman loss hurts Bears' offense too, big ticket receivers not earning their raises from the off-season contracts
  • Video - Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears 02:36

    Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears

    Nov 14
    NFL Films previews the Week 11 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: BAL-CHI 00:52

    Countdown Daily Prediction: BAL-CHI

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Baltimore at Chicago.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Matt Barnes tweet puts NBA at loss of words

    Nov 14
    The NBA struggled to send a message following Matt Barnes' controversial tweet.
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 11 picks

    Nov 14
    Yeah, yeah, Week 10 was big in both Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, with the bedraggled Bucs and Jaguars finally getting their first win of the season. Congrats all around, especially in Detroit, where the 2008 Lions still reign in reverse. But I don't mind…
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Nov 14
    John Clayton's First and 10: They both have sparkling records, but Kansas City and Denver are nothing alike. Plus, NFC gains, Josh McCown's moment and more.
  • J.R. Smith of New York Knicks appeared to threaten Brandon Jennings of Det…

    Nov 14
    The NBA is investigating the Twitter feud between New York's J.R. Smith and Detroit's Brandon Jennings over the presence of Smith's brother, Chris, on the Knicks' roster, sources close to the process told ESPN's Marc Stein.