Football Focus 2014

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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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Rogowski, DePaul aim to exorcise tournament demon Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The DePaul women's basketball team has been nagged all off-season by its loss in the Sweet 16 last spring to Texas A&M. It denied the Blue Demons their first trip to the Elite Eight in program history. The rematch is coming up fast: the hungry Blue Demons open the season with Texas A&M on Nov. 14 in Lincoln Park.

  • Minnesota clicking while Illinois struggles Oct 24, 2014 4:14 PM
    Minnesota has won four straight, is undefeated in the Big Ten and has locked up a spot in some kind of bowl game. Coach Jerry Kill says his Gophers (6-1, 3-0) have done all that without really playing their best. That’s probably not what Illinois (3-4, 0-3) wanted to hear. The Illini face the Gophers on Saturday, looking end a three-game losing streak.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bears chairman speaks to DeKalb students Oct 22, 2014 7:03 PM
    Messages delivered by the Chicago Bears chairman have stuck with a group of fifth-graders at a DeKalb elementary school. George McCaskey recently spoke to 42 students at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School about the importance of leadership and learning.

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