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Third-and-not so strong Updated Sep 18, 2013
The Bears’ most important defensive play this season came when they stuffed Adrian Peterson on third down Sunday, setting up a game-winning, last-second touchdown. It belied a more troubling point: No team in this young season has been worse at stopping…
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  • Mills, Trestman realize Hall of Famer LeBeau’s ‘D’ will be a challenge Sep 18, 2013
    Four decades separate the playing careers of Bears rookie offensive tackle Jordan Mills and Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau — and there’s a 52-year age difference between them. But Mills knows his football history. “Their defensive coordinato…
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  • Trestman has high praise for Big Ben, Bears’ defense has high hopes Sep 18, 2013
    Coach Marc Trestman isn’t prone to overstatement, so his praise of the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger as a ‘‘Hall of Fame quarterback’’ can’t easily be dismissed as hyperbolic coach-speak. ‘‘They’ve got a Hall of Fame quarterback who has the ability to ex…
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  • Brewers' Segura leaves with strained hammy Sep 18, 2013
    Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs after the first inning with what the team announced as a strained right hamstring.
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  • Charles Tillman misses Bears practice; Bennett, Long limited Sep 18, 2013
    Three Bears starters were hampered by injuries Wednesday, while a fourth felt better after another slow game. Cornerback Charles Tillman did not participate in practice because of a lingering knee injury, a move coach Marc Trestman called precautionary.…
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  • Scott Diamond earns win despite extending unusual strikeout streak Sep 18, 2013
    Minnesota Twins left-hander Scott Diamond fared pretty well on Wednesday afternoon, holding the Chicago White Sox to three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. That was good enough to earn his sixth victory of the season, but more importantly for Minne…
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  • Sveum anticipates evaluations on horizon Sep 18, 2013
    On Tuesday, Theo Epstein said Dale Sveum was being evaluated just like the players, and he would not say whether Sveum would return as the Cubs' manager. Sveum said Wednesday he understood the process and expected to know his future once the regular sea…
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  • BTS leaders reach 46, one shy of season high Sep 17, 2013
    Thijs and Evelyn Storms -- the current Beat the Streak leaders -- extended their remarkable run to 46 on Wednesday behind the bats of two leadoff hitters: the A's Coco Crisp and Alejandro De Aza of the White Sox.
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  • Focus on returns paying off for Hester Sep 18, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Those personal-best 249 return yards Devin Hester racked up for the Chicago Bears on Sunday appear to have been born from a conversation early in the summer. New coach Marc Trestman revealed Monday that it was Hester who suggested t…
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  • Peppers' focus on Pittsburgh, not slow start Sep 18, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears veteran defensive end Julius Peppers had no desire to revisit his two performances in the opening weeks of the regular season when he stopped to meet the media at the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice inside the Walte…
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  • Can Bears exploit Steelers' offensive woes? Sep 18, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Through two weeks of the regular season the Chicago Bears’ offense (No. 14) actually outranks the defense (No. 17), a feat the offense was unable to accomplish during the majority of the Lovie Smith era. The Bears are still on the pl…
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  • QB Watch: Bears' Jay Cutler

    A weekly analysis of the Bears’ quarterback play: Rewind: Jay Cutler started much faster this week, completing as many passes (19) in the first half as he had thrown through the first two quarters of the opener against Cincinnati (19), while generating …
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  • Mark Wahlberg Says Derrick Rose Is “Arguably” The Best Player In The NBA Sep 18, 2013
    Mark Wahlberg‘s a longtime Boston Celtics fan. He also dropped out of high school in the ninth grade. But things change. Wahlberg recently earned his high school diploma, taking online courses in-between takes of Two Guns, his new film with Denzel Washi…
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  • Video - Sveum On His Job Status 01:05

    Sveum On His Job Status

    Sep 18
    Dale Sveum discusses his job status for next season.
  • Video - Ditka Diaries 01:10

    Ditka Diaries

    Sep 18
    Chicago Bears fans share memories of legendary coach Mike Ditka
  • Video - Chicago Hot Button: Jay Leading the Way? 01:18

    Chicago Hot Button: Jay Leading the Way?

    Sep 18
    Tedy Bruschi answers this week's Chicago Hot Button question: Is Jay Cutler finally the leader of this team?
  • Video - Halton's First Grand Slam Of Career 00:31

    Halton's First Grand Slam Of Career

    Sep 18
    Sean Halton hit a grand slam in the Brewers' 7-0 win over the Cubs.