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With full arsenal working, Arrieta baffles Crew
MLB.com Updated Sep 19, 2013
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and Luis Valbuena and Brian Bogusevic each added solo shots to back Jake Arrieta, who gave up three hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park, snapping a five-game losing streak…Upvote Share Tweet
ARKUSH: Expectations high for Trestman-led Bears, but let’s be patientThe rush to judgment around Chicago about this Bears team, this head coach, this offense and this quarterback is epidemic. It seems almost every fan you talk to is already convinced it’s a new day and a Super Bowl appearance is a real possibility. Perha…Upvote Share Tweet
Marshall will study CB Taylor before facing favorite teamDuring the 2006 AFC Championship Game, Brandon Marshall sat in his dorm room at Central Florida, wearing a Steelers blanket and cheering for his childhood team against the Broncos. Three months later, he was drafted by Denver. “I was like, ‘Oh, sorry gu…Upvote Share TweetHenry Melton isn’t one to make excuses, but ... ‘‘I couldn’t do anything for three weeks [after suffering a concussion in the preseason]. You can’t help but get a little rusty after taking that kind of time off,’’ Melton said. ‘‘I’m still playing as har…Upvote Share Tweet
Revisiting Frazier's role in play-callingEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since the end of the Minnesota Vikings' 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has been saying he could have done more to help players and assistant coaches with strategy on the Bears' final d…Upvote Share Tweet
Cutler ready for team's toughest challengeLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Undefeated versus winless means nothing for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler as he prepares to lead his 2-0 team into Heinz Field on Sunday to face the 0-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. Regardless of the record, Cutler considers Pittsbur…Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears held out cornerback Charles Tillman on Thursday for the second-consecutive day of practice leading into Sunday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the team sat down receiver Brandon Marshall towards the end…Upvote Share Tweet
5 Teams That Can Dethrone The Miami Heat This Seasondimemag.com Updated Sep 19, 2013The Miami Heat. Every season they come back with more and more pieces. Who thought it couldn’t get better after the acquisitions of Jesus Shuttlesworth and Chris “Birdman” Andersen last season? Well they came back this offseason fresh off another NBA ch…Upvote Share Tweet
Bennett likens Bears coach to Willy WonkaThere's no golden tickets, chocolate rivers or fizzy lifting drinks to be found in the Chicago Bears' practice facilities, but that didn't stop tight end Martellus Bennett from drawing a parallel between coach Marc Trestman and Willy Wonka.Upvote Share TweetTalk to Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett for, oh, five minutes or so and it's like you've gone through the looking glass. How best to put it? He's a different cat. But a fun one, and entertaining to be sure. Some even have speculated that his p…Upvote Share TweetA pair of teams desperate for their first victory square off in Minneapolis this weekend when the Minnesota Vikings host the Cleveland Browns. The Vikings are coming off a last-second loss in Chicago, after which players were venting about the defensive…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Sep 19, 2013Well, now I've gone and peaked too soon. Viewing things realistically, a 14-2 record in Week 2 means I have nowhere to go but down. And from the looks of this week's tricky schedule, I might be nose-diving like a submarine on its maiden voyage.Upvote Share TweetCoach 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.Upvote Share TweetFour 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Rose hasn't changed mind on recruitingDerrick Rose reiterated his stance against recruiting players for the Bulls.Upvote Share Tweet
Full offense still hasn't been unveiledLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- For a meticulous planner such as Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman, the slow manner in which the offense continues to evolve appears to be a function of design rather than circumstance. Running back Matt Forte indicated as much on W…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears defense allowing too many conversions, but Steelers weak thereThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Racing Sausages ride Harley hogs as Jeff Samardzija warms up on their Miller Park turfyahoo.com Updated Sep 19, 2013That's right. Hog-riding Sausages. Wisconsin being the home of Harley-Davidson, sometimes the Milwaukee Brewers' Racing Sausages ride around Miller Park on motorcycles to intimidate the visiting team. Let 'em know whose turf it is. In this case, Monday …Upvote Share Tweet
Bennett: Trestman Like Willy WonkaSep 19Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett compares coach Marc Trestman to Willy Wonka.
Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PITSep 19The NFL Live crew make their picks for Chicago at Pittsburgh.
Mint Condition: Heroes Of SportSep 19Heroes of Sport founder Will Jaimet discusses memorabilia that can be found in his card boxes, including Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers from the NBA Finals and an autographed Babe Ruth life insurance premium card.
Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh SteelersSep 19NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Biggest NFL games of Week 3 -- John Clayton's First and 10Sep 19John Clayton's First and 10: Andrew Luck leads the Colts against his former Stanford coach, John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: NFL Week 3 picksSep 19Well, now I've gone and peaked too soon. Viewing things realistically, a 14-2 record in Week 2 means I have nowhere to go but down. And from the looks of this week's tricky schedule, I might be nose-diving like a submarine on its maiden voyage.
The NFL's Unknown Impact PlayerSep 19The NFL's Unknown Impact Player
It’s ComplicatedSep 19Trent Richardson has not been the explosive playmaker the previous Cleveland regime was hoping for when it dealt four draft picks to move up one spot and take him at No. 3 in 2012. - (Rob Carr/Getty Images) This is close. The Colts didn’t win the Trent …