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Scherzer wins 20th as Tigers rout White Sox

Scherzer wins 20th as Tigers rout White Sox

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 20, 2013
Max Scherzer became baseball's first 20-game winner Friday night, pitching through bad weather for six innings to help the Detroit Tigers to a 12-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Sayers reportedly files lawsuit against NFL

    Sayers reportedly files lawsuit against NFL

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Former Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers has sued the NFL, becoming the latest former player to hold the league accountable for health problems stemming from head injuries.
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  • Bears CB Charles Tillman questionable with knee injury

    Bears CB Charles Tillman questionable with knee injury

    Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman practiced on a limited basis Friday because of a knee injury and is questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. ‘‘He worked about half the reps,’’ coach Marc Trestman sai…
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  • Budging Steelers’ D-linemen will be weighty task for Bears

    Budging Steelers’ D-linemen will be weighty task for Bears

    suntimes.com Sep 20, 2013
    Through two games, it’d be easy to think of Matt Forte as someone with more draws than a Chicago bridge and who, when his teammates are covered, is quick to catch the ball on a check-down. “This week,” Forte said, “is a little different.”
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  • Cubs closer Gregg sorry for ripping Epstein

    Cubs closer Gregg sorry for ripping Epstein

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg has thrown down the gauntlet and screamed foul.
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  • Braves top Cubs, reduce magic number to 1

    Braves top Cubs, reduce magic number to 1

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 20, 2013
    Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Friday to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL East to one.
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  • Trestman's focus is on game, not big stage

    Trestman's focus is on game, not big stage

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- All week long Chicago Bears players have pointed toward their game on Sunday night, and the national television audience that goes along with it, as one reason for inspiration. More important, obviously, is the chance to go 3-0 and …
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  • Heyward activated by Braves, wears mask

    Heyward activated by Braves, wears mask

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 20, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list, and he wore a special face mask to protect his jaw during Friday's 9-5 win against the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Bears’ Henry Melton hopes for ‘coming-out party’ vs. Steelers

    Bears’ Henry Melton hopes for ‘coming-out party’ vs. Steelers

    suntimes.com Sep 20, 2013
    MARK POTASH: 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.
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  • The NBA revises its media guidelines, including the creation of…

    The NBA revises its media guidelines, including the creation of a ‘Derrick Rose Rule,’ of sorts

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    During the 2012-13 season, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose frustrated Bulls fans and also local media by refusing to speak with the press about his ongoing recovery from an ACL tear suffered in the first round of the 2012 playoffs. Rose raised a …
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  • Barring setback, TE Miller a go for Steelers

    Barring setback, TE Miller a go for Steelers

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Heath Miller practiced for a third consecutive day, and the Steelers' tight end will play Sunday night against the Bears barring a setback
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  • Double Coverage: Bears at Steelers

    Double Coverage: Bears at Steelers

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    ESPN.com Bears reporter Michael C. Wright joins me for Double Coverage as we preview the Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game, which will be played Sunday night at Heinz Field. Michael, I never thought I’d say Pittsburgh sports fans are fortunate to h…
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  • Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    CNNSI.com Sep 20, 2013
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
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  • Trestman, Bennett have 'father-son' time

    Trestman, Bennett have 'father-son' time

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The old quarterback showed off his arm after practice Thursday as Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman played catch with tight end Martellus Bennett. Actually, it isn’t uncommon for Trestman, the former signal caller at the Univer…
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  • Cutler, Cavallari guest-star on 'The League'

    Cutler, Cavallari guest-star on 'The League'

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler flashed some comedic timing guest-starring with wife Kristin Cavallari on Wednesday night's episode of FXX’s “The League.” But Cutler maintains that acting probably isn’t in his future after foot…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:18

    'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sep 20
    Will the Chicago Bears remain undefeated or will the Pittsburgh Steelers capture their first win of the season? The Playbook crew makes its picks for this Week 3 showdown.
  • Video - Braves Power Past Cubs 00:31

    Braves Power Past Cubs

    Sep 20
    The Braves scored four runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Cubs 9-5.
  • Video - The Bear Facts: Week 3 02:37

    The Bear Facts: Week 3

    Sep 20
    Jeff Dickerson, Michael C. Wright and Tom Waddle preview the Bears' matchup with the Steelers.
  • Video - Weather update: Bears @ Steelers. 00:30

    Weather update: Bears @ Steelers.

    Sep 20
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Bears @ Steelers.

Sports Columnists

  • Welcome the Spotlight

    Sep 20
    Chris Clark will go from observer to integral very quickly. (Bob Leverone/AP) You’re Chris Clark. You’re 27 years old, and you may have trouble sleeping Sunday night. You’re starting your first game at left tackle this weekend. Your only significant reg…
  • Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    Sep 20
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
  • Don Banks: Eagles give Reid his big night in Philly as Chiefs remain undef…

    Sep 20
    That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
  • Bill Simmons breaks down the Richardson trade and makes Week 3 picks

    Sep 20
    The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.