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Bears Necessities: Option On Josh Sitton Leads Checklist On Offensive LineThe Bears have until March 9 to decide on a team option for Sitton, the veteran guard set to turn 32 in June.
Bears Necessities: Decisions Looming At Tight EndThe Bears could make some subtractions at tight end, but their hopes largely rest on the shoulders of Adam Shaheen.
Gabriel: Free Agency Offers Ample Options For Bears To Address Wide Receiver NeedsAllen Robinson, Albert Wilson and Paul Richardson are some receivers the Bears could chase in free agency.
The Bernstein Brief: Bears Move To Address Injury PlagueThe team has hired Andre Tucker as its new head trainer and Jason Loscalzo as strength and conditioning coach.
Bears Necessities: Incumbent Running Backs Will Give Matt Nagy Creative OptionsNew coach Matt Nagy sees some interesting possibilities in utilizing his Bears running backs.
Gabriel: Bears Have Crucial Decisions To Make On Some Of Their Own Free AgentsWill Chicago bring back cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara? Could the Bears cut Pernell McPhee?
Bears To Play Ravens In Hall Of Fame GameNew Bears coach Matt Nagy will have an altered preseason schedule as a result of the Hall of Fame Game.
Bears Necessities: How To Structure Quarterback Position Around Mitchell TrubiskyWill the Bears look to draft another quarterback this spring? That's one route Ryan Pace could go.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Still Deciding Presenter For Hall Of Fame InductionCoach Lovie Smith is a candidate to present Urlacher.
Chiefs Star Tyreek Hill Believes In Matt Nagy's Future With Bears"They got a tremendous leader," Hill says of the Bears hiring Nagy.
Brian Urlacher Hoping Former Bears Teammate Lance Briggs Joins Him In Hall Of FameSet for enshrinement in August, Urlacher is looking ahead to the 2020 class with high hopes for Briggs.
Emma: Bears Have Plenty To Explore With Free-Agent CB Malcolm ButlerAfter Butler's Super Bowl benching, his case in free agency is plenty complicated.
Rams' Sean McVay Has High Praise For Bears' Matt Nagy"You learn that you don't know everything," the Rams' Sean McVay says of being a young coach in the NFL.
Baffoe: Now What, Chicago Sports Fans?We have to power through this uncomfortable lull on the sports calendar.
Report: Bears To Hire Brad Childress As Offensive ConsultantChildress is close with new Bears coach Matt Nagy from their shared time with the Chiefs.
Philly Special, Eagles' Wild Trick Touchdown, Was Borrowed From BearsThe Eagles' trick play tight end pass to quarterback Nick Foles was vital in their Super Bowl win.
Bernstein: Bears See That Fortune Favors The BoldIt's clear that a productive and unpredictable offense is a necessity more than luxury in the current NFL.
Alshon Jeffery Savors Super Bowl Championship For PhiladelphiaJeffery guaranteed a championship as a member of the Bears and won the Super Bowl with the Eagles a year later.
Emma: Brian Urlacher, Chicago's Humble Star, Now A Hall Of Famer"Very humbling," Urlacher said of being selected to the 2018 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Elected On First Ballot To Pro Football Hall Of FameUrlacher, who played all 13 years with the Bears, was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
No Doubt For Lovie Smith: Brian Urlacher Belongs In Hall Of FameSmith lauded Urlacher for his talents, intelligence and humble demeanor as a star linebacker for his Bears.
Marcus Mariota On New Bears OC Mark Helfrich: 'Going To Be A Force'Mariota joined the Mully & Hanley Show to discuss Helfrich, the new Bears offensive coordinator and his coach at Oregon.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Left No Doubt To Hall Of Fame-Worthy LegacyUrlacher's teammates know well what defined a career worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bears Guard Kyle Long Says Offseason Repairs Are 'Done'Long has undergone two procedures since December and tweeted that his recovery can now begin.
Bears' Jordan Howard Excited To Work With Matt Nagy, Calls 2017 Offense 'Basic'"I felt great about (Nagy) because last year we were pretty much basic," Howard said. "Everybody knew what we were going to do."
Bears Stand To Benefit With 'Complete Technician' Harry Hiestand As Offensive Line CoachBears great Olin Kreutz is among those thrilled with the hiring of Hiestand as offensive line coach.
Super Bowl Beckons For Alshon Jeffery, Just Like He Envisioned -- Kind OfThe surprising Super Bowl guarantee that Jeffery made after his final game as a Chicago Bear deserves greater context ahead of Sunday.
Ted Phillips: Bears Won't Raise Season Ticket PricesPhillips expressed his feelings on the Bears' future in a letter to season-ticket holders.
Illinois Lawmaker Seeking To Ban Tackling In Youth FootballA state lawmaker on Thursday planned to unveil legislation that would ban children under age 12 from playing tackle football in Illinois, in an effort to reduce head injuries.
Emma: After Edge Rush Regressed, Bears Need More At Outside LinebackerEdge rushers like DeMarcus Lawrence and Ezekiel Ansah are slated to become available in free agency.

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Blackhawks End 8-Game Losing Streak With 7-1 Win Over CapitalsJonathan Toews had a goal and two assists.
Notre Dame Beats Boston College, 84-67Matt Farrell scored 26 of his career-high 37 points in the opening half and made a personal-best 10 3-pointers.
Michigan State Rallies To Beat Northwestern, 65-60The Wildcats blew a 27-point first-half lead.
Levine: After 'Very Tough' 2017, Cubs' Addison Russell Looks For Bounce-Back Season"I really think this is his year to blossom," manager Joe Maddon says of Russell.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Ready To Roll, Even If He's Annoyed By Possible Pace-Of-Play Rule ChangesLester called the possible limit on mound visits and a pitch clock a "terrible idea."
Bears Necessities: Option On Josh Sitton Leads Checklist On Offensive LineThe Bears have until March 9 to decide on a team option for Sitton, the veteran guard set to turn 32 in June.
Cubs Sign Reliever Shae Simmons, Place Pitcher Drew Smyly On 60-Day DLSigned by the Cubs this offseason, Smyly is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Levine: Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson Ready To Lead White SoxTwo of the young White Sox have followed the lead of Rick Renteria and are taking charge of their team.
The Bernstein Brief: College Hoops Might Get DismantledA federal investigation has amassed enough evidence to rock the foundation of college basketball and its kings.
Ducks Knock Off Blackhawks, 3-2The eight-game slide for the once-mighty Blackhawks is their longest losing streak since they dropped nine in a row in early 2012.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo On School Shooting: 'Something Has To Change'Rizzo was emotional as he recalled the Parkland, Fla. area's influence on his upbringing.
Blackhawks Acquire Chris DiDomenico From Senators In Exchange For Ville PokkaDiDomenico had 10 points in 10 games for Ottawa this season. He'll report to AHL Rockford for the Blackhawks. 
Bears Necessities: Decisions Looming At Tight EndThe Bears could make some subtractions at tight end, but their hopes largely rest on the shoulders of Adam Shaheen.
Bulls Point Guard Kris Dunn's Focus Down Stretch: 'Time To Be A Leader'After finding more rhythm on the floor, Dunn is turning his attention to something more as well.
Jim Thome Takes Pride In Path To CooperstownThome will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July after being selected on the first ballot.
Cubs' Joe Maddon On Florida School Shooting: 'Doesn't Make Any Sense' That A Semi-Automatic Rifle Is In Anyone's HandsAnthony Rizzo has left Cubs camp after a shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead Wednesday.
Levine: Cubs Rotation Has Potential To Be Best In MLB"We have five guys who can win every day," Jose Quintana says.
Can Young Rebound From Recent Slump?After a hot start, Young has struggled recently. Can he regain his form and lead the Sooners to a tournament run?
Gabriel: Free Agency Offers Ample Options For Bears To Address Wide Receiver NeedsAllen Robinson, Albert Wilson and Paul Richardson are some receivers the Bears could chase in free agency.
WWE WrestleMania Card Rumors And PPV ChangesWrestleMania rumors abound, as Ronda Rousey, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, John Cena, Daniel Bryan and others are linked to the big event.
Anthony Rizzo Leaves Spring Training For Florida After Mass Shooting At Alma MaterSeventeen people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.
Baffoe: Blackhawks Enter Chicago ConstructionThe closing of a championship window often seems gradual. Alas, the Blackhawks are falling off a cliff.
The Bernstein Brief: Bears Move To Address Injury PlagueThe team has hired Andre Tucker as its new head trainer and Jason Loscalzo as strength and conditioning coach.
St. John's Holds Off DePaul, 77-76Marvin Clark II added a career-high 24 points for St.John's.
Indiana Beats Illinois, 78-68Leron Black finished with 20 points before fouling out and Kipper Nichols added 16 to lead the Fighting Illini.
Raptors Blow Out Bulls, 122-98The Bulls were simply overmatched by the Eastern Conference leaders, even though they had point guard Kris Dunn back in the lineup.
Levine: Rick Hahn, Rick Renteria Have Different Approaches But Same End Goal For White Sox"I am not going to talk about anything except winning," Renteria says.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Tells His Florida High School To 'Stay Strong'At least 17 were dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a mass shooting there.
Bears Necessities: Weak Receiving Core Needs AddressedBears receivers lacked the ability to separate and produce game-changing plays in 2017.
NBA Contenders Make Moves In Buyout MarketFor many NBA contenders, the busy part of the season begins now, as veterans get bought out and seek to sign on to chase a ring.

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Blackhawks End 8-Game Losing Streak With 7-1 Win Over CapitalsJonathan Toews had a goal and two assists.
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Levine: Cubs’ Jon Lester Ready To Roll, Even If He’s Annoyed By Possible Pace-Of-Play Rule ChangesLester called the possible limit on mound visits and a pitch clock a "terrible idea."
Bears Necessities: Option On Josh Sitton Leads Checklist On Offensive LineThe Bears have until March 9 to decide on a team option for Sitton, the veteran guard set to turn 32 in June.
Cubs Sign Reliever Shae Simmons, Place Pitcher Drew Smyly On 60-Day DLSigned by the Cubs this offseason, Smyly is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Levine: Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson Ready To Lead White SoxTwo of the young White Sox have followed the lead of Rick Renteria and are taking charge of their team.
The Bernstein Brief: College Hoops Might Get DismantledA federal investigation has amassed enough evidence to rock the foundation of college basketball and its kings.
Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo On School Shooting: ‘Something Has To Change’Rizzo was emotional as he recalled the Parkland, Fla. area's influence on his upbringing.
Cubs’ Joe Maddon On Florida School Shooting: ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’ That A Semi-Automatic Rifle Is In Anyone’s HandsAnthony Rizzo has left Cubs camp after a shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead Wednesday.

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