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Source: Cubs offering minor league deal to Willis

Source: Cubs offering minor league deal to Willis

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs are closing in on a minor league deal with left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
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  • Late Friday playoff thoughts

    Late Friday playoff thoughts

    whodeyfans.com Jan 4, 2013
    Here are some of my thoughts as we wrap up Friday and look forward to the playoffs tomorrow.   The Bengals have a really good chance of winning this game.   Tune into channel 9 (wcpo) in Cincinnati this evening at 7:00pm to see yours truly sit down with
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  • Christian Ponder, Antoine Winfield headline wild-card weekend’s…

    Christian Ponder, Antoine Winfield headline wild-card weekend’s injury reports

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Cincinnati Bengals will likely be without starting strong safety Chris Crocker for Saturday afternoon's Wild Card Playoffs game against the Houston Texans. Crocker did not practice on Thursday or Friday and is listed as "doubtful" on the i…
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  • Bengals' Crocker unlikely to get redemption

    Bengals' Crocker unlikely to get redemption

    If there is one player on the Cincinnati Bengals who would like a shot at redemption, it would be strong safety Chris Crocker. But that's unlikely to happen. Crocker is listed as doubtful for Saturday's wild-card game after he injured his right quadrice…
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  • Bengals look to reshuffle Wild Card

    Bengals look to reshuffle Wild Card

    bengals.com Jan 4, 2013
    After a week of simulating the conditions they'll find Saturday in Houston's Reliant Stadium, the Bengals are hopeful they can reshuffle the AFC Wild Card game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5) t...
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  • Bengals look to reshuffle Wild Card

    Bengals look to reshuffle Wild Card

    bengals.com Jan 4, 2013
    After a week of simulating the conditions they'll find Saturday in Houston's Reliant Stadium, the Bengals are hopeful they can reshuffle the AFC Wild Card game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5) t...
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  • Friday Forecast: wild-card predictions

    Friday Forecast: wild-card predictions

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    I picked both games correctly last Sunday for my first perfect week since Week 11. Way to end the regular season strong. But it's a new season with the playoffs (although these games will still count in my season record): Bengals 20, Texans 13: The Beng…
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  • Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba……

    Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba…

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterback, the story of Wild Card Weekend will be told by the men under center and those assigned to stop them, writes Peter King.
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  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card rou…

    Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises:
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  • Favorable history for AFC sixth seed

    Favorable history for AFC sixth seed

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    If the Bengals beat the Texans on Saturday, would it really be considered an upset? Not based on the recent history of the sixth seed in the AFC. For the past four seasons, the sixth seed in the AFC has won three times in the wild-card round. In the 200…
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend 04:55

    NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend

    Jan 4
    NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the Texans catch fire? 03:32

    'Playbook': Can the Texans catch fire?

    Jan 4
    Can the Houston Texans overcome their recent struggles and gain momentum when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals? The "NFL Playbook" crew gives their answers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Bengals vs. Texans preview 05:03

    'Playbook': Bengals vs. Texans preview

    Jan 4
    Will J.J. Watt's MVP-like presence be enough to help lead the Houston Texans to a wild-card victory over the high-powered Cincinnati Bengals offense? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the matchup.
  • Video - Saturday Wild-Card Preview 03:14

    Saturday Wild-Card Preview

    Jan 4
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview Saturday's wild-card matchups between Cincinnati-Houston and Minnesota-Green Bay.

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  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: