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  • LeGere: Is there enough leadership among the Bears (if it matters)? Oct 25, 2014 8:10 PM
    The topic of leadership at Halas Hall over the past week created some interesting reactions from players and coaches. The consensus seems to be that leadership comes in many different forms, some of which are overrated, while others can be valuable.

     
  • Miles: To be fair, Cubs owe Renteria a quick answer Oct 25, 2014 8:06 PM
    While the Cubs presumably pursue Joe Maddon to be their manager, current field boss Rick Renteria has been left to twist in the wind. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says, for the sake of Renteria, the Cubs should reach a swift conclusion to their managerial situation.

     
  • Rozner: If Bears lose, season gets ugly for Cutler, Trestman, Emery Oct 25, 2014 8:18 PM
    Sunday’s game at New England could mark a tipping point or turning point for Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman. Cutler has the chance to save the season and postpone apocalyptic predictions.

     
  • North: Cutler’s detractors lining up Oct 24, 2014 5:18 AM
    Chicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler detractors are mounting and he needs to beat the New England Patriots on the road if he wants to win back the fans and quiet his critics.

     
  • Not much ‘zazz’ at Wrigley since McDonough left Oct 24, 2014 8:17 AM
    Doesn’t it seem like there’s been something missing around Wrigley Field for quite a while? And I’m not talking wins. Or even the bleachers.

     
  • Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead Oct 24, 2014 11:35 PM
    Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic. "This is the way our games have gone all year," said Royals manager Ned Yost, who made several lineup changes that paid off.

     
  • Admirals edge Wolves in overtime Oct 24, 2014 10:58 PM

     
  • Japan’s Machida wins Skate America short program Oct 24, 2014 10:54 PM
    Tatsuki Machida of Japan won the Skate America men’s short program with a dominant performance on Friday. On a night when there were plenty of falls, Machida kept his footing and left the ice to loud cheers after wowing the crowd. With 93.39 points, he had a comfortable lead over American Jeremy Abbott (81.82) and Chicago-area product Jason Brown (79.75).

     
  • Bulls finish preseason with a big thud Oct 24, 2014 11:17 PM
    The Bulls faded in the fourth quarter and dropped their preseason finale to Minnesota 113-112 on Friday in St. Louis. But Derrick Rose looks ready for the regular season. He scored 27 points in 32 minutes, hitting 12 of 23 shots from the field.

     
  • Could be a feisty night in St. Louis for Hawks Oct 24, 2014 7:58 PM
    OK then, this has the makings of some kind of Saturday night showdown when the Blackhawks, fresh off a tough 3-2 loss to Nashville, head into a hornets nest at Scottrade Center to take on the agitated Blues.

     
  • Imrem: Sox, Cubs need Maddon if they want to win Oct 24, 2014 3:16 PM
    How hard the Cubs and White Sox pursue available manager Joe Maddon will indicate whether they are as committed to winning as they say they are.

     
  • Cubs should go after Maddon — and quickly Oct 24, 2014 3:15 PM
    With Joe Maddon having opted out of his final year as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, speculation heated up immediately that Maddon could be headed to the Cubs. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles said it makes all the sense in the world for the Cubs to look into that possibility.

     
  • Konerko wins Clemente Award for work with foster kids Oct 24, 2014 8:49 PM
    In his 16 seasons with the White Sox, Paul Konerko did a lot of great things on the baseball field. Konerko was also a big hit off the field, and the Sox’ recently retired captain was recognized for his charitable work Friday by being named co-winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. Konerko shares the prestigious award with Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

     
  • Could Hinrich, Mohammed coach one day? Oct 23, 2014 11:21 PM
    Two Bulls players received votes for "which current player would make the best head coach" in nba.com's annual GM survey. Kirk Hinrich and Nazr Mohammed disagreed with that stauts, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says don't rule anything out.

     
  • Forte admits he’s not sure what offense does best Oct 23, 2014 11:13 PM
    The Bears will probably have to rely on their talented but underachieving offense to keep them in the playoff picture the rest of the way, but that group is still struggling to achieve an identity and a better balance between run and pass.

     
  • Mike North video: Bears need an upset in New England Oct 23, 2014 9:40 AM
    Can the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots on the road? It’s not likely, but the Bears need the win to keep their season afloat.

     
  • Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury Oct 23, 2014 7:59 PM
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash’s 19th NBA season.

     
  • KC coach’s lineup cards a thing of beauty Oct 23, 2014 10:57 AM
    Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. The fancy handwriting, that is. In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art — the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

     
  • Hawks can’t climb out of 2-goal hole Oct 23, 2014 11:19 PM
    Even though the season is younger than young, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville knew Thursday night’s game in Nashville, featuring the last two teams in the league without a loss in regulation, could mean quite a bit. “It’s a big game for us,” Quenneville said following morning skate. “It’s a chance to get into first place."

     
  • Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21 Oct 23, 2014 11:11 PM
    Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

     
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