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Cutler misses practice, questionable for Monday

Cutler misses practice, questionable for Monday

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed practice on Thursday and his playing status remains in question because of a concussion.
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  • 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has surgery for irregular heartbe…

    49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has surgery for irregular heartbeat

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers began on-field preparations for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears without head coach Jim Harbaugh, who underwent surgery at Stanford Hospital for an irregular heartbeat on Thursday, the club announced. "Coach Har…
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  • Nate Robinson drives, literally, through a defender’s legs on h…

    Nate Robinson drives, literally, through a defender’s legs on his way to the score (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Somehow, despite the loss of all-world scorer Derrick Rose and the presence of the defensively-minded (which is a nice way of saying, "shooting 32 percent from the field") Kirk Hinrich at starting point guard, the Chicago Bulls are 12th in the…
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  • Urlacher again: I'd lie about concussion

    Urlacher again: I'd lie about concussion

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to sti…

    Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progress

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 76ers recently acknowledged that they don't expect to see Andrew Bynum providing a return on his $16.8 million salary until January at the earliest. The 7-foot center's dominance of the low post was supposed to transform Philadelphia into a tempo-co…
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  • Dirty Laundry: Protection for non-QB

    Dirty Laundry: Protection for non-QB

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    I've saved this season's Dirty Laundry posts for events that genuinely fall into a gray area of officiating or spur significant confusion, and I think we have one that qualifies this week. The second-quarter play that left Chicago Bears quarterback Jay …
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  • Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in t…

    Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in the face of increased expectations

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    With the Chicago Bulls undergoing an unfortunate waiting period with star guard Derrick Rose on the shelf, and the Boston Celtics seemingly rebuilding on the fly after watching Ray Allen take his senior act down to South Beach, the Indiana Pacers were e…
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  • Can the Packers make the Super Bowl?

    Can the Packers make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The assignment for each NFL blogger was to argue the chances of one divisional team to reach the Super Bowl. That put me in a bit of a predicament, considering the NFC North has two of the top championship contenders in the entire league. The Chicago Be…
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  • Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
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  • Michael Rosenberg: In tight AL MVP race, here's why Cabrera sho…

    Michael Rosenberg: In tight AL MVP race, here's why Cabrera should win over Trout

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 2012 American League Most Valuable Player debate is like most arguments these days. There are reasonable, rational people who agree with you, and then there are the people on the other side of the debate who are morons.
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  • Peter King: Week 11 picks

    Peter King: Week 11 picks

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Chargers are playing for more than their last playoff hopes this week, they're playing for jobs. Can San Diego beat Denver to stay alive in the AFC West? Peter King makes his picks.
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  • Robbie Gould apologizes, but threatens to leave over grass

    Robbie Gould apologizes, but threatens to leave over grass

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Bears kicker Robbie Gould issued a statement of apology to the grounds crew at Solider Field, but not before suggesting he might leave Chicago on account of the grass. Gould was critical of the conditions during a driving rainstorm that dumped two inche…
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  • Blogger Blitz: What Bears offense is lacking

    Blogger Blitz: What Bears offense is lacking

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Chicago Bears have plenty of good offensive players. Some of their backups are good enough to start for other teams. But through nine games, we haven't been able to answer a simple question about this group. This week's Blogger Blitz explains.
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  • BBAO: Bears specialists scrutinized

    BBAO: Bears specialists scrutinized

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Given the 180-degree turnaround of his sentiments Wednesday, I'm going to guess Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould got himself in a bit of hot water by criticizing the field conditions at Soldier Field on ESPN 1000. G…
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  • Boozer puts up 28-14 as Bulls outlast Suns in OT

    Boozer puts up 28-14 as Bulls outlast Suns in OT

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) Carlos Boozer's latest big game against Phoenix came in handy when the Chicago Bulls blew an 18-point lead.
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  • 49ers’ Smith returns to practice; Cutler’s status remains uncer…

    49ers’ Smith returns to practice; Cutler’s status remains uncertain

    suntimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    At least one starting quarterback for Monday night is on the fast track for a return. Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers was cleared to return to practice Wednesday, although he wore a non-contact jersey. The Bears, meanwhile, didn’t practice and did
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  • Video - Techin' In 02:20

    Techin' In

    Nov 15
    ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
  • Video - Level Of Concern With Campbell 02:29

    Level Of Concern With Campbell

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses what the Bears need to do in order to help Jason Campbell succeed in their offense.
  • Video - Joakim Noah's Offensive Improvement 01:51

    Joakim Noah's Offensive Improvement

    Nov 15
    NBA Tonight breaks down Joakim Noah's offensive improvement.
  • Video - Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity 01:29

    Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity

    Nov 15
    Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.