6:32 PM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
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Scouting report on Patriots rookie RB Sony Michel: 'His running style is really suited to the NFL'

Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Patriots running back Sony Michel (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) is a rookie first-round draft pick out of Georgia, selected 31st overall. He’s 10th in the NFL with 400 rushing yards, 316 of them coming in the last three games. Michel looks like...
2 hours ago

With 1st start behind him, Blackhawks' Corey Crawford ready to keep rolling Saturday

It was business as usual for Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, who came through his first start in nearly 10 months with flying colors and will start again Saturday night against the Blue Jackets. “That was one of the things we were wondering, how he’d handle the postgame and how he came in...
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Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson are both questionable for Sunday's home game vs. Patriots

The Bears official injury report has been issued. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Starting receiver Allen Robinson is also questionable. Both players returned to practice in Lake Forest on Friday morning. Mack missed practices on Wednesday...
4 hours ago

Week 7 NFL picks against the spread: Will Drew Brees' feel-good march continue? And what's in store for Baker Mayfield vs. the Bucs 'D'?

Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are picking against the spread and each other this season. Campbell ended up even last week, which was a great improvement. But Wiederer still padded his lead. (10 points for a win, minus-10 for a loss) Season scoreboard: Wiederer 60, Campbell minus-40...
4 hours ago

Bulls and Blackhawks go head to head for Chicago viewers, and the winner is .... the NFL

The Bulls and Blackhawks squared off on Chicago TV on Thursday night, and the big draw was … the NFL. The Blackhawks-Coyotes game on NBC Sports Chicago edged the Bulls’ season opener in Philadelphia on TNT. Each outdrew TBS coverage of the decisive fifth game of the Red Sox-Astros American League...
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Fantasy football Week 7 cheat sheet: Injury decisions and fringe starters

Need some quick tips to assemble your fantasy lineup for Week 7? We've combed the far reaches of the internet and culled only the choicest fantasy tips and advice for your consumption. Below you'll find easily digestible nuggets from multiple fantasy experts, addressing some of the critical situations...
7 hours ago

Bill Belichick’s embellishment of Mitch Trubisky aside, a Bears victory over Patriots would need no hyperbole

More calculated than complimentary, coach Bill Belichick heaped heavy praise on the young quarterback before his Patriots defense prepared to make the passer do things worthy of criticism. “He has a lot of talent; he can make all the throws,’’ Belichick gushed about NFL journeyman Brandon Weeden...
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'It's crazy how that can help you:' How the Bears rely on belief to overcome Patriots mystique and measure growth

Kyle Long was on the field in Foxborough, Mass., on that sunny late October afternoon four years ago when the earth shook underneath the Bears. Rob Gronkowski’s “Gronk Spike” after each of his three touchdowns had something to do with it. So did Tom Brady’s five touchdown passes. Remember Lamarr...
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Can the Bears upset the Patriots and stay atop the NFC North? Our writers make their picks.

Can the Bears knock off Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots and put last week's overtime loss to bed? Our team says no.
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Sunday storylines: The Bears' Patriots nightmares, the disappearance of Kevin White and the dangers of Rob Gronkowski

As the Bears prepare for Sunday’s clash with the Patriots, here’s the inside skinny on three notable storylines. Pain scale At some point Sunday, you can bet the CBS production team will cut to a clip from January 26, 1985. You probably will see Refrigerator Perry spilling into the end zone and...
10 hours ago

Blackhawks still searching for a winger to play with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz

The Alexandre Fortin experiment has hit a speed bump. After three NHL games, the lightning fast rookie forward who has been playing on a line with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz has shown a maddening inability to convert golden opportunities into goals. “We liked his speed, brings a good ingredient...
11 hours ago

3 keys for the Bears as they aim to upset the Patriots in Week 7

The Bears will look to stay above .500 on Sunday when they host the Patriots at Soldier Field. Coming off a tough-to-stomach overtime loss to the Dolphins in Miami, Matt Nagy’s team understands it will have to be much sharper in all three phases to upset a team that rarely beats itself. But the...
19 hours ago

Blackhawks vs. Coyotes

Photos from the Blackhawks' game against the Coyotes on Thursday night, Oct. 18, 2018 at the United Center.
23 hours ago

7 things we heard from Bears coordinators Thursday

The Bears coordinators spoke at Halas Hall on Thursday as they prepared their players for Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Soldier Field. Here are seven things we heard during those sessions. 1. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio called his unit’s tackling in the second half of the 31-28...
Oct 18, 2018

Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson miss Thursday's Bears practice with injuries

Khalil Mack Watch” continued Thursday at Halas Hall with curious reporters wondering how the Bears defense might respond if Mack’s injured right ankle keeps him out of Sunday’s game against the Patriots or significantly limits him. “I don’t know the situation,” linebacker Danny Trevathan said....