4:21 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Northwest Herald 2 hours ago

Hub Arkush: Is Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler the culprit or victim?

I began covering the NFL in 1977 and started to focus on the Bears in 1979. Over those 38 seasons, I’ve seen some inept football operations, teams that made dysfunction a way of life.

Bulls reap dividends of missing out on Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony's first trip to the United Center since the Bulls wined and dined him when he was a free agent in July recalled the 2010-11 season.

Bulls reap dividends of missing out on Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony's first trip to the United Center since the Bulls wined and dined him when he was a free agent in July recalled the 2010-11 season.

Butler's stock keeps rising with career game

CHICAGO -- After watching Jimmy Butler rack up a career-high 35 points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds in a 103-97 win over the New York Knicks, Tom Thibodeau summed up the city of Chicago's feelings toward the 25-year-old Chicago Bulls ironman. "Just thank God for Jimmy Butler," Thibodeau said. On a night when the Bulls didn't have Derrick Rose [illness] or Taj Gibson [right ankle], Butler took another step in his development in a season that has already been chock full of them.

Bulls 103, Knicks 97; Talent dooms 'Bockers

Effort wasn’t an issue for the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Talent was. The undermanned Knicks fought for 48 minutes against the Chicago Bulls but came up short to lose their third straight game. New York fell to 5-24, the worst record in franchise history through 29 games. With Derrick Rose out, Chicago was led by Jimmy Butler, who had 35 points on 11-for-21 shooting. Pau Gasol had 20 points, including a layup in traffic to put Chicago up three with under a minute to play.

Patrick Sharp playing with abandon as he works back to high level of play

There was a moment while he was face-down on the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal that Patrick Sharp thought the injury he had just suffered was a serious one.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Patrick Sharp playing with abandon as he works back to high level of play

There was a moment while he was face-down on the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal that Patrick Sharp thought the injury he had just suffered was a serious one.
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Angels, Red Sox discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel

Jerry Reinsdorf of the Chicago White Sox opposed last January’s vote by fellow Major League Baseball owners to allow individual teams to reduce or discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel, a group that includes front-office executives and support staff, scouts, minor league...
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler 'was a coaching decision'

Bears coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of inexperienced backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's game against the Lions is the latest chapter in the ongoing drama at Halas Hall.

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler 'was a coaching decision'

Bears coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of inexperienced backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's game against the Lions is the latest chapter in the ongoing drama at Halas Hall.
Northwest Herald 12 hours ago

Marc Trestman announces Jimmy Clausen as Chicago Bears starting QB

LAKE FOREST — Jimmy Clausen took the first-team reps in the portion of practice open to the media, and Marc Trestman confirmed Thursday that Clausen will start against the Lions on Sunday.

Prospect roundup: College players at winter break

Here’s a look at how the Chicago Blackhawks' college prospects are doing as the college season take a break until January: Mike Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2011 Paliotta is the lone senior among the Blackhawks’ college prospects. Paliotta, who is 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, has taken a step forward each season at Vermont, and that’s the case again this year. He leads Vermont as a plus-12 and is tied for a team-leading 16 points.

Live blog: Phil Emery, Marc Trestman and Jimmy Clausen

A day after naming Jimmy Clausen as the starting quarterback over Jay Cutler, the Bears will hold a news conference with GM Phil Emery, coach Marc Trestman and Clausen. Follow along with ESPN's Michael C. Wright, Jon Greenberg and Jeff Dickerson as they dispatch live updates from Chicago beginning around 2:50 p.m. ET .

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