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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cutler: Marshall was speaking from the heart Oct 23, 2014 9:10 PM
    Quarterback Jay Cutler said Brandon Marshall's postgame outburst after the loss to the Dolphins did not negatively effect any of their Bears teammates, and he refuted the rumor that Marshall specifically called him out by name.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bulls’ glass attack has been underwhelming Oct 23, 2014 6:46 PM
    By adding center Pau Gasol this summer, rebounding figured to be one of the Bulls' best weapons this season. So far in preseason, that category could stand some improvement.

  • Boomers sign manager Bennett to multiyear deal Oct 23, 2014 5:16 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers and manager Jamie Bennett have agreed to terms on a multiyear extension, team officials announced Thursday. “It’s hard to convince me that Jamie is not the best manager in all of independent baseball,” Boomers president and general manager Andy Viano said of Bennett, who led his team to back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014.

  • 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's annual GM survey. Kirk Hinrich and Nazr Mohammed disagreed with that stauts, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says don't rule anything out.

  • Mike North video: ‘Big Game James’ disappoints Oct 22, 2014 10:56 AM
    After KC pitcher “Big Game James” Shields was shellacked in the first World Series game between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, Mike North thinks his nickname might have to be changed.

  • Dietz: Chasing points can leave owners out of breath Oct 22, 2014 8:11 PM
    Chasing the points in fantasy football normally doesn't work. Hot one week, gone the next. The solution to helping your team for the rest of the season is to identify players who may not be sexy but who can give you a steady stream of points week in and week out. John Dietz identifies those players this in this week's column.

  • Rozner: Bears' Trestman failing on football decisions Oct 22, 2014 5:26 AM
    The Bears are now flailing in the deep end. Lose this next game and the season is over at 3-5, with a 7-1 finish as likely as Marc Trestman joining the next season of “Archer," Barry Rozner says.

  • Imrem: It’s time to add teams to baseball party Oct 22, 2014 10:14 PM
    Baseball's postseason has been so good that the new commissioner should propose adding playoff teams, series and games.

  • Schwarz: Knee injury puts Nyarko’s Fire future in doubt Oct 22, 2014 10:27 PM
    Patrick Nyarko has always been something of an iron man for the Chicago Fire, but he hasn’t had much luck this season.

  • Bulls voted against changing draft lottery Oct 22, 2014 4:57 PM
    NBA owners struck down a proposal to revamp the draft lottery. The new system would have given the worst teams less chance to earn the No. 1 selection. As it stands, the worst team hasn't won the top pick since Orlando in 2004.

  • Bad vibe: Patriots hot, Bears not Oct 22, 2014 8:08 PM
    After a slow start, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have regained the dominance they've shown for more than a decade with a three-game win streak. That's bad news for a 3-4 Bears team struggling to remain relevant in the playoff picture.

  • Darling pinching himself with call from Hawks Oct 22, 2014 5:17 PM
    Scott Darling’s weary smile and man-oh-man head shake following Blackhawks practice Wednesday morning said it all. That’s because the native of Lemont was still struggling to believe what happened 24 hours earlier … actually did happen.

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