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Bears Plan To 'Attack' Changes At Wide ReceiverPlayers like Jarvis Landry, Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson should appeal to the Bears in free agency.
Emma: With Retention Of Vic Fangio, Bears Ensure Continuity For Budding DefenseFangio has overseen the transformation of the Bears' defense in the past three years.
Bears Hire Kevin Gilbride As Tight Ends CoachGilbride spent the last eight seasons with the Giants, the last four as their tight ends coach.
Bears Hire Mike Furrey As Wide Receivers CoachFurrey comes to Chicago after spending two years as the head coach at Limestone College, a Division-II school in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Bears Retain Vic Fangio As Defensive CoordinatorThe Bears ranked ninth in scoring defense and 10th in total defense under Fangio's guidance in 2017.
Bernstein: Bears Actually Doing It RightFor so long, Bears hirings have been clunky and weird, too often with an uncertain chain of command. Not now.
Bears Officially Announce Hiring Of Mark Helfrich, 2 OthersChris Tabor is the new special teams coordinator, and Charles London is the running backs coach.
Bears Close To Naming Mark Helfrich Offensive CoordinatorHelfrich previously spent four seasons as Oregon head coach, where he went 37-16 in that time.
Report: Bears To Hire Chris Tabor As Special Teams CoordinatorMost recently the Browns' special teams coordinator, Tabor coached with the Bears from 2008-'10.
Bears Tab Harry Hiestand As Offensive Line CoachHiestand rejoins a Bears coaching staff that he served on from 2005-'09 under Lovie Smith.
Emma: Matt Nagy's Bears Will Go Where Mitchell Trubisky Can Take ThemNagy became Bears head coach with a knowledge of Trubisky's game and already has a plan for his growth.
Matt Nagy: Unfair To Hold Bears To Playoff Standard Immediately, As Culture Is The Focus"In order to have good culture, you have to have people that trust each other," Nagy says.
Door Open For Vic Fangio's Return To Bears As Defensive CoordinatorThere's an increased likelihood that Fangio will return to the Bears, but it's still a complicated matter.
Baffoe: Come In, Matt NagyHopes, dreams and wishes -- every Bears fan has them. Can Nagy unlock them?
For Matt Nagy, A Journey Marked By Belief Found Its Way In ChicagoBeing introduced as the Bears' head coach, Nagy kept finding himself looking back at a decade of opportunities.
Ryan Pace: George McCaskey, Ted Phillips 'Valuable' In Bears' Coaching SearchHaving McCaskey and Phillips sit in on interviews allowed the Bears to expedite their hiring of Matt Nagy.
New Bears Coach Matt Nagy Owns Chiefs' Wild-Card Loss: "I Promise I'm Going To Learn From It'Upon meeting with the Bears on Sunday morning, Nagy was quick to accept the blame for the Chiefs' loss.
Matt Nagy, Bears In Talks With Vic Fangio To Retain Him As Defensive CoordinatorNagy has already spoken with Fangio and is working to configure his new Bears coaching staff.
Report: Bears' Vic Fangio Top Candidate To Become Packers Defensive CoordinatorFangio's contract with the Bears expired Tuesday, making him available for other coaching opportunities.
Gabriel: Matt Nagy Will Rely On His Background In Leading Bears, Mitchell TrubiskyThroughout his coaching career, Nagy has shown strong leadership traits.
Bernstein: Matt Nagy's First Impression Matters, For NowSome openness could begin to rebuild trust among fans hardened into cynicism in the John Fox era.
Emma: Bears Envision Matt Nagy's Creativity Leading Offense To Full PotentialLooking at a three-down sequence that reveals what Nagy could bring for the Bears.
After Hiring Matt Nagy As Head Coach, Bears' Attention Turns To Defensive Coordinator Vic FangioFangio is set to become available to other suitors by Tuesday, but the Bears could retain him as defensive coordinator.
Emma: Empowered Ryan Pace Led Bears To Matt Nagy In Decisive ProcessA coaching search ended in one week for Pace and the Bears, who hired Nagy on Monday.
Brian Urlacher Staying Even-Keeled As Finalist For Pro Football Hall Of Fame“I don’t want to get too high, too low," Urlacher says.
Bears Hire Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy As Head CoachNagy has spent his entire NFL coaching career working under Andy Reid.
Bernstein: Ryan Pace's Quiet Search For New Bears Coach Keeps Us GuessingPace has revealed almost nothing about the criteria for the job, the size of the candidates' pool or the nature of the interviews.
Emma: Matt Nagy's Candidacy For Bears Comes With Tough CircumstancesNagy interviewed with the Bears on Sunday, mere hours after the Chiefs collapsed in a wild-card loss.
Bears Interview Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy For Head CoachThe Bears have conducted six known coaching interviews.
Emma: Convictions Could Lead Ryan Pace, Bears To Hiring John DeFilippoDeFilippo doesn't have a colorful resume, but he does have a case to be the Bears' next head coach.

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Spalding Scores 23, Louisville Beats Notre Dame 82-78 In 2OTJunior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Bears Plan To 'Attack' Changes At Wide ReceiverPlayers like Jarvis Landry, Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson should appeal to the Bears in free agency.
White Sox Announce Player Development Staff For 2018 Season The only new manager in the farm system is Omar Vizquel, who will lead Class-A Winston-Salem.
Crane Kenney: 'Logic' Suggests Cubs, Wrigley Field Will Host 2020 All-Star GameKenney's concern in getting the All-Star Game awarded to Wrigley Field is political red tape.
Albert Almora Jr. Not Worried About Full-Time Role With Cubs"I'm going to do as I'm told," Almora said. "And whenever I get the opportunity, I'm going to go out there and try to help the team win."
Cubs' Ian Happ Hopes To Build On Breakout Rookie SeasonAfter a strong rookie campaign, Happ is comfortable with his place on the Cubs and what could come in 2018.
Ofman: Chicago Blackhawks President John McDonough Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Talks SuccessMcDonough has helped transformed what was one of the worst-run franchises in pro sports to one of the best.
Bernstein: Cubs Do Right Thing For SafetyThere will be a marked increase in the amount of protective netting at Wrigley Field when the 2018 season starts.
Nebraska Beats Illinois On James Palmer's Last-Second 3-PointerPalmer finished with 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 64-63 win.
Marquette Drops Cold-Shooting DePaul, 70-52Sam Hauser was 5-of-10 from 3-point range and scored 19 points.
Bulls' Niko Mirotic At Peace With, Motivated By Trade Speculation"Hopefully, they're going to keep me a few more games, at least," Mirotic says as a trade possibility looms.
Bulls Halt Heat's 7-Game Winning Streak With 119-111 VictoryJustin Holiday scored 25 points, and Zach LaVine added 18 points in his second game for Chicago.
Chili Davis Hopes Patience, Preparation Brings Best Out Of Cubs HittersDavis was hired as the new Cubs hitting coach this offseason in a move that even surprised him.
Baffoe: 'Moving Forward' On Sammy Sosa Issue Isn't So Much About SosaThe Cubs have never seemed to acknowledge that Sosa’s time with the team produced far more positives than perceived slights since.
Emma: With Retention Of Vic Fangio, Bears Ensure Continuity For Budding DefenseFangio has overseen the transformation of the Bears' defense in the past three years.
The Bernstein Brief: It's Tom Brady And 3 Other GuysThe likes of Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger will watch with the rest of us.
Indiana Uses 2nd-Half Surge To Pull Away From NorthwesternRobert Johnson scored 17 points to lead the Hoosiers to a 66-46 win.
Mantha Helps Red Wings Beat Blackhawks, 4-0Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist.
Zach LaVine Impresses In His Bulls DebutPlaying in a game for the first time in 344 days, LaVine looked smooth and had 14 points in 19 minutes.
Bulls Hold Off Pistons For 107-105 Win In Zach LaVine's DebutLaVine had 14 points in his team debut, and the Bulls made the big plays late.
Joel Berry's Late Free Throws Lift No. 20 North Carolina Past Notre Dame, 69-68Luke Maye had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Tom Ricketts Still Not Ready To Welcome Sammy Sosa Back With Cubs: 'Put Everything On The Table'Ricketts pointed to Sosa's place as a controversial figure in baseball's steroid era as the reason why he hasn't been welcomed back.
Bulls' Niko Mirotic On Possibility Of A Trade: 'Not Worried What's Going To Happen'Mirotic is eligible to be traded Monday and has found himself amid intense speculation.
Bears Hire Kevin Gilbride As Tight Ends CoachGilbride spent the last eight seasons with the Giants, the last four as their tight ends coach.
Levine: Cubs' Door For Reunion With Jake Arrieta Remains OpenThe Cubs have had numerous conversations with Arrieta's camp recently.
Providence Tops DePaul, 71-64The Blue Demons (8-9, 1-4) missed 13 straight shot attempts from the field.
Blackhawks Hold Off Jets, 2-1Chicago's No. 1 goalie, Corey Crawford missed his ninth game with an upper-body injury. No timetable is set for his return.
Emma: Cubs Banking On Better From Their Young Core In 2018Were the regressions of last season an outlier? The Cubs are counting on that in a quiet offseason.
Levine: For Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, Size MattersSchwarber has transformed his body, losing about 20 pounds after a disappointing 2017 season.
White Sox Avoid Arbitration With 4 Players, Still Have 2 UnsignedAvisail Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez can keep negotiating with the team or take their cases to arbitration.

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Bears Plan To ‘Attack’ Changes At Wide ReceiverPlayers like Jarvis Landry, Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson should appeal to the Bears in free agency.
Crane Kenney: ‘Logic’ Suggests Cubs, Wrigley Field Will Host 2020 All-Star GameKenney's concern in getting the All-Star Game awarded to Wrigley Field is political red tape.
Albert Almora Jr. Not Worried About Full-Time Role With Cubs"I'm going to do as I'm told," Almora said. "And whenever I get the opportunity, I'm going to go out there and try to help the team win."
Cubs’ Ian Happ Hopes To Build On Breakout Rookie SeasonAfter a strong rookie campaign, Happ is comfortable with his place on the Cubs and what could come in 2018.
Bernstein: Cubs Do Right Thing For SafetyThere will be a marked increase in the amount of protective netting at Wrigley Field when the 2018 season starts.
Marquette Drops Cold-Shooting DePaul 70-52Sam Hauser was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 19 points on Monday night to help Marquette beat DePaul 70-52.
Bulls’ Niko Mirotic At Peace With, Motivated By Trade Speculation"Hopefully, they're going to keep me a few more games, at least," Mirotic says as a trade possibility looms.
Baffoe: ‘Moving Forward’ On Sammy Sosa Issue Isn’t So Much About SosaThe Cubs have never seemed to acknowledge that Sosa’s time with the team produced far more positives than perceived slights since.
Emma: With Retention Of Vic Fangio, Bears Ensure Continuity For Budding DefenseFangio has overseen the transformation of the Bears' defense in the past three years.

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