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Chicago Bears will not re-sign running back Matt Forte

Chicago Bears will not re-sign running back Matt Forte

Running back Matt Forte announced on his Instagram account the Chicago Bears informed him earlier this week he was not in their plans moving forward. He will be an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign with any team beginning March 9.
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

NBA All Star weekend

All the festivities from Toronto.
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Joel Quenneville wants faster starts from Blackhawks

There was very little strategy involved with the Blackhawks' practice Friday. Instead, most of the short session just focused on puck battles. No diagrams, no walkthroughs, just flat out battles for the puck — one-on-one, two-on-two and three-on-three. Coach Joel Quenneville said he is looking...

Joel Quenneville wants faster starts from Blackhawks

There was very little strategy involved with the Blackhawks' practice Friday. Instead, most of the short session just focused on puck battles. No diagrams, no walkthroughs, just flat out battles for the puck — one-on-one, two-on-two and three-on-three. Coach Joel Quenneville said he is looking...
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Don't wish too much for union of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane

Coach Joel Quenneville's offense had not scored a goal in more than six periods as the Blackhawks went into the locker room down four to the Stars at the second intermission Thursday. Fed up with the kind of chances the Blackhawks were generating, Quenneville decided to push the button on his nuclear...

Kobe Bryant revels in the experience of his last All-Star Game

Surrounded by a crush of reporters, alternating between introspection and playfulness, Kobe Bryant revealed plans for his first day of retirement. "I'll probably wake up and have some coffee and go back to sleep," Bryant said. There you go. Bryant's legendarily defiant competitiveness is so deep...
Northwest Herald 8 hours ago

Hub Arkush: What's next for the Chicago Bears' backfield without Matt Forte?

Even at 30, Forte was still one of the best backs in the league

Warriors chasing championship, not Bulls history

Klay Thompson is shooting 42 percent from 3-point range and his Warriors are an NBA-record 48-4 at the All-Star break. So it isn't a surprise the All-Star guard is on target in assessing the ultimate win-win situation — whether this season's Warriors will break the 1995-96 Bulls' 72-10 mark. "If...

Warriors chasing championship, not Bulls history

Klay Thompson is shooting 42 percent from 3-point range and his Warriors are an NBA-record 48-4 at the All-Star break. So it isn't a surprise the All-Star guard is on target in assessing the ultimate win-win situation — whether this season's Warriors will break the 1995-96 Bulls' 72-10 mark. "If...
Baltimore Sun 9 hours ago

Orioles lose left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser to Cubs off waivers

The Chicago Cubs on Friday claimed left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles, who designated him for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Odrisamer Despaigne last week. Also, the Orioles have officially announced the hiring of former Padres and Mets GM Joe McIlvaine.

What's trending in the NFL: Matt Forte done in Chicago; behind Peyton Manning's big decision

Whats trending in the NFL: Matt Forte done in Chicago; behind Peyton Mannings big decision
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Blackhawks add Viktor Svedberg to roster for 3rd time

Viktor Svedberg is back with the Blackhawks for a third time this season.The team recalled Svedberg from their AHL affiliate in Rockford and Svedberg will join the Hawks in advance of Saturday's game against the Ducks. Svedberg has played in 16 games this season over two separate stays with the...
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia draws lifetime ban for failing third drug test

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has become the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner's office said Friday that Mejia tested positive for Boldenone. The 26-year-old was the...

Orioles lose left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser to Cubs off waivers

The Chicago Cubs on Friday claimed left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles, who him designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Odrisamer Despaigne last week. The Orioles had been planning on inviting Riefenhauser to major league camp had he cleared waivers,...
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Bears expected to hire Ben McDaniels as offensive assistant

The Chicago Bears are expected to hire Ben McDaniels as an offensive quality control coach, a source said Friday. McDaniels, whose older brother Josh is the New England Patriots offensive coordinator, was Rutgers' offensive coordinator last season. McDaniels, 35, joins a staff that was shaken up...

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