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With full arsenal working, Arrieta baffles Crew

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…
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  • ARKUSH: Expectations high for Trestman-led Bears, but let’s be …

    ARKUSH: Expectations high for Trestman-led Bears, but let’s be patient

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Marshall will study CB Taylor before facing favorite team

    Marshall will study CB Taylor before facing favorite team

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 2013
    During 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…
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  • Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton returning to form

    Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton returning to form

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 2013
    Henry 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…
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  • Revisiting Frazier's role in play-calling

    Revisiting Frazier's role in play-calling

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    EDEN 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…
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  • Cutler ready for team's toughest challenge

    Cutler ready for team's toughest challenge

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    LAKE 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…
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  • Tillman out again, Marshall limited

    Tillman out again, Marshall limited

    LAKE 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…
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  • 5 Teams That Can Dethrone The Miami Heat This Season

    5 Teams That Can Dethrone The Miami Heat This Season

    dimemag.com Sep 19, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Bennett likens Bears coach to Willy Wonka

    Bennett likens Bears coach to Willy Wonka

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    There'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.
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  • Martellus Bennett compares new Chicago Bears head Marc Trestman…

    Martellus Bennett compares new Chicago Bears head Marc Trestman to Willy Wonka

    Talk 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…
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  • Double Coverage: Browns at Vikings

    Double Coverage: Browns at Vikings

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    A 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…
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  • Don Banks: NFL Week 3 picks

    Don Banks: NFL Week 3 picks

    CNNSI.com Sep 19, 2013
    Well, 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.
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  • Bears, Trestman have high praise for Big Ben

    Bears, Trestman have high praise for Big Ben

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 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.
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  • Bears realize Steelers’ ‘D’ will be a challenge

    Bears realize Steelers’ ‘D’ will be a challenge

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 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.
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  • Bulls' Rose hasn't changed mind on recruiting

    Bulls' Rose hasn't changed mind on recruiting

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    Derrick Rose reiterated his stance against recruiting players for the Bulls.
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  • Full offense still hasn't been unveiled

    Full offense still hasn't been unveiled

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    LAKE 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…
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  • Bears defense allowing too many conversions, but Steelers weak …

    Bears defense allowing too many conversions, but Steelers weak there

    suntimes.com Sep 19, 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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  • Racing Sausages ride Harley hogs as Jeff Samardzija warms up on…

    Racing Sausages ride Harley hogs as Jeff Samardzija warms up on their Miller Park turf

    yahoo.com Sep 19, 2013
    That'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 …
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  • Video - Bennett: Trestman Like Willy Wonka 00:57

    Bennett: Trestman Like Willy Wonka

    Sep 19
    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett compares coach Marc Trestman to Willy Wonka.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PIT 01:12

    Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PIT

    Sep 19
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Chicago at Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Heroes Of Sport 05:43

    Mint Condition: Heroes Of Sport

    Sep 19
    Heroes 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.
  • Video - Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 02:22

    Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sep 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 3 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Sep 19
    John Clayton's First and 10: Andrew Luck leads the Colts against his former Stanford coach, John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 3 picks

    Sep 19
    Well, 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 Player

    Sep 19
    The NFL's Unknown Impact Player
  • It’s Complicated

    Sep 19
    Trent 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 …