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Nov 24

Bears place Leonard Floyd on IR; right knee surgery planned

The Bears went through their usual Thursday practice schedule on Thanksgiving as preparations continued for their road game against the Eagles. Here are three things we’ve learned at Halas Hall this week. The Bears officially ended Floyd’s season by placing him on injured reserve. Coach John

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Nov 23

Alshon Jeffery fell into Eagles’ lap, now maybe they ride his Super Bowl prediction

In terms of misguided predictions, Bears wide receivers have had some recent doozies. Before the start of the 2014 season, Brandon Marshall predicted Jay Cutler was headed for an MVP year. The front office and coaching staff were blown out at the end o…

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Nov 23

After long layoff, kicker Cairo Santos says he’s in good health to help Bears

Cairo Santos joined the Bears for his first official practice Wednesday at Halas Hall as the team prepares for the Eagles. Here’s what we learned as the Bears welcomed the new kicker into the fold. Santos says he’s healthy and has experience he believes will help him transition to the Bears.

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Nov 22

The Warriors make every NBA game special

For tonight, the event plays Oklahoma City; in a week, it will stop by in Los Angeles; through early December, it will energize Orlando, then Miami, then New Orleans, then Charlotte, then Detroit. It certainly doesn’t feel like some understated grind from some 82-game schedule. Amid all the Golden

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Nov 21

Cubs opener to kick off 2018 MLB season

The Cubs will bat leadoff in the 2018 season when they face the Marlins at 11:30 a.m. March 29 at Marlins Park in Miami. March 29 ties the Cubs’ earliest season opener. The Cubs opened the 2000 season in Japan with a 5-3 victory against the Mets on March 29, the first MLB game played outside of North

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Nov 21

White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez says he’ll ‘force the issue’ of making majors

Eloy Jimenez is ticketed to start the 2018 season with Double-A Birmingham unless the soon-to-be 21-year-old displays enough talent and maturity to sway the White Sox into making a big-league decision. For the record, Jimenez is prepared to force the team’s hand. “My mind is very positive and I’

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Nov 21

Leonard Floyd injured two ligaments in his right knee

Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd sprained two ligaments in his right knee Sunday against the Lions. Floyd injured his medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments (MCL and PCL), coach John Fox said Monday evening on his weekly radio show on…

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Nov 21

Will Cowboys-Chargers on Thanksgiving and Bears-49ers next week be blacked out due to Dish-CBS fee fight?

Chicago-area Dish Network subscribers looking for the Cowboys and Chargers on Thanksgiving, Saturday’s Auburn-Alabama Iron Bowl game or even the Bears-49ers matchup a week from Sunday may be in for an unpleasant surprise. The pay-TV service stopped carrying CBS-owned stations in several markets around

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Nov 21

White Sox’s rebuild appears ahead of Cubs’ pace — but there are no guarantees

When he approached White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf about his rebuild plan last year, general manager Rick Hahn thought it would be a tough sell. Hahn knew Reinsdorf, who turned 81 in February, wanted to enjoy at least one more Sox championship, and …

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Nov 21

White Sox could target familiar names in free-agent pitching market

With three rookies penciled in to join James Shields in a rotation likely lacking Carlos Rodon while he recovers from shoulder surgery, the White Sox will be in the market for a veteran starting pitcher or two for the 2018 season. There are some good o…

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Nov 20

Eloy Jimenez among players added to White Sox 40-man roster

With the Rule 5 Draft roster deadline approaching Monday night, the White Sox went about protecting some their top young prospects with several moves. The Sox purchased the contracts of Casey Gillaspie, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Alexander Basabe, Ian Clarkin and Micker Adolfo to add them to the team’s 40

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Nov 20

Zach Miller thanks fans, weighs in on Bears’ locker room competition from hospital

Bears tight end Zach Miller has been recovering in a Chicago hospital from the severe left leg injury he suffered Oct. 29 against the Saints, but he has been keeping up with fans and teammates on Twitter and Instagram. Last week, Miller thanked fans fo…

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Nov 20

Denzel Valentine draws second straight start for Bulls, defends his defense

Denzel Valentine drew his second straight start for the first time in his young NBA career Sunday. And his defense began before the game. “If you watch the game, you’ll see my defense is very underrated,” Valentine said. “The only reason people say (I’m not good defensively) is

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Nov 18

Bulls find offensive flow in 123-120 victory over Hornets

The resistible force met the moveable object Friday. So something had to give when the Bulls and Hornets faced off at the United Center. Both squads emerged from their slumbers Friday morning losers of five consecutive games, the Bulls’ previous three by an eye-opening average of 25.7 points. But

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Nov 17

Bears announce Halas Hall overhaul of training facilities

The Bears announced a massive overhaul Friday, but it doesn’t involve personnel. The team expects to break ground in March 2018 on expansion plans to their Halas Hall training facility in Lake Forest, a project that will include a 162,500 square foot football operations addition and a 30,600 square

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Nov 17

Astros looking for cure for World Series hangover

The World Series champion Astros are following the Cubs’ template this offseason, starting with Jose Altuve, George Springer and Alex Bregman appearing on “Saturday Night Live”. The jokes were just as unfunny as the SNL skit last year featuring Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and David Ross, in which

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