5:43 AM EDT, Sun April 26, 2015

Ranking all the Detroit Lions' needs heading into NFL draft

General manager Martin Mayhew will draft the best player available when the Lions are on the clock at 23rd overall. But needs are a reality as well, and there are several that Detroit is expected to address over the three-day extravaganza. Here's a look at how the roster shapes up, ranked in order of greatest need.
Chicago Tribune 4 hours ago

Blackhawks still the team to beat in West

A familiar echo bounced off the walls of the United Center at one point Saturday night after a familiar Blackhawks goalie made another save.

Blackhawks still the team to beat in West

A familiar echo bounced off the walls of the United Center at one point Saturday night after a familiar Blackhawks goalie made another save.

Packers' picks

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Northwest Herald 5 hours ago

Chicago Bears help Fairdale with manpower, donation

KIRKLAND – The police presence is on its way out of town. The debris is a few days away from being picked up.

Blackhawks' top players come through in first-round clincher

The Blackhawks' brightest stars made sure there was no Game 7 in Nashville.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Blackhawks' top players come through in first-round clincher

The Blackhawks' brightest stars made sure there was no Game 7 in Nashville.
Northwest Herald 6 hours ago

Dan Hampton says Chicago Bears should target Amari Cooper

WOODSTOCK – In posing his question, Hub Arkush reminded Dan Hampton the Bears were looking for the best player available when they drafted him fourth overall in the 1979 draft. But when Hampton took the microphone to discuss the Bears’ No. 7 pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, it was clear the Hall of Famer had a specific player in mind.

Packers in position to boost defense with draft picks

An executive in personnel for another team last week said the Packers’ No. 30 slot wouldn’t preclude them from addressing one of their defensive needs if general manager Ted Thompson so chooses.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Vikings have needs, and options, in NFL draft

When draft wheels start turning, Vikings then can zero in on a No. 1 pick

Predicting Packers' draft picks a difficult task since Ted Thompson came to town

In my first two decades chasing after the Green Bay Packers, I enjoyed some success nailing the team’s first-round draft choice. Then the unfathomable Ted Thompson took over as general manager in 2005, and I’ve been wrong basically ever since.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago

Vikings: For former first-round pick Troy Williamson '10 years flew by'

AIKEN, S.C. -- Troy Williamson's NFL tenure didn't go too well. His fantasy football career has been much better.
Charley Walters: All signs point to Vikings drafting Trae Waynes

Charley Walters: All signs point to Vikings drafting Trae Waynes

The near-consensus as to who will be the Minnesota Vikings' choice with their No. 11 pick in Thursday's NFL draft is cornerback Trae Waynes from Michigan State.
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Bulls Game Day: Tied with Bucks at half

MILWAUKEE – Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, including a banked 3-pointer near the halftime buzzer, to keep the Bulls afloat despite a rocky first half Saturday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Bulls Game Day: Tied with Bucks at half

MILWAUKEE – Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, including a banked 3-pointer near the halftime buzzer, to keep the Bulls afloat despite a rocky first half Saturday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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