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AL HAMNIK: Six sports nuggets worth their weight in gold

Here are six sports nuggets you won't get while channel surfing and yawning through the 10 p.m. news:

July 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Merrillville's Neal offers 'sack' of football goodies for his family

Merrillville's Neal offers 'sack' of football goodies for his family

CHICAGO | If Mike Neal were in his 10th NFL season with all the nagging injuries he's had, you'd agree it was the price athletes pay in this punishing sport.

December 16, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Starks, Neal itching to play for Packers

Starks, Neal itching to play for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Mike Neal is hoping his Indiana homecoming counts for something.

October 06, 2012 7:45 pm
Purdue's Kawann Short preparing for his 'Sunday' NFL auditions

Purdue's Kawann Short preparing for his 'Sunday' NFL auditions

MERRILLVILLE | Kawann Short has grown up.

June 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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AL HAMNIK: 'Project' player Fred Blue won't give up NFL dream

AL HAMNIK: 'Project' player Fred Blue won't give up NFL dream

SCHERERVILLE | Fred Blue may be one of pro football's best kept secrets, through no fault of his own.

May 19, 2012 7:30 pm
NFL suspends Packers DE, Merrillville grad Mike Neal 4 games

NFL suspends Packers DE, Merrillville grad Mike Neal 4 games

GREEN BAY, Wis. | The NFL suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end and Merrillville product Mike Neal without pay Tuesday for the team's first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

March 13, 2012 5:02 pm
Mike Neal

Mike Neal

Mike Neal, Merrillville grad, Green Bay Packers, defensive end, 2011

January 21, 2012 10:00 pm
Injuries slow down Mike Neal's promising career in Green Bay

Injuries slow down Mike Neal's promising career in Green Bay

Defensive tackle Mike Neal was a "freak" in the Purdue weight room, where jaws dropped as he bench-pressed 510 pounds and squated 615.

December 24, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Merrillville graduate Neal nears return with Packers

Merrillville graduate Neal nears return with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. | The Green Bay Packers may get injured defensive end and Merrillville graduation Mike Neal back on the practice field next week, but Mike McCarthy says veteran left tackle Chad Clifton remains "multiple" weeks away from a potential return.

November 02, 2011 4:35 pm
Merrillville grad Neal to miss 'significant' time after surgery

Merrillville grad Neal to miss 'significant' time after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says defensive end and Merrillville High School graduate Mike Neal will miss a "significant" amount of time after having surgery this week.

September 14, 2011 3:50 pm

Gary native Brandon Moore 'cautiously optimistic' NFL lockout will end

As NFL owners and players slugged it out during the four-month lockout, veteran New York Jets' guard Brandon Moore didn't expect fans to be charting blows and keeping score.

July 19, 2011 10:00 pm Related

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AL HAMNIK: NFL standoff makes it easy to take sides

AL HAMNIK: NFL standoff makes it easy to take sides

Mike Neal and Brandon Moore are not lawyers. They beat people up on the football field, not in the courts.

March 26, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Mike Neal, Green Bay Packers rookie lineman

Mike Neal, Green Bay Packers rookie lineman

Merrillville grad and former Purdue standout Mike Neal, a rookie with the Super Bowl Green Bay Packers, is among 16 players placed on the inactive list this season.

February 02, 2011 10:00 pm
Packers' Mike Neal a reluctant observer at Super Bowl XLV

Packers' Mike Neal a reluctant observer at Super Bowl XLV

Mike Neal laughed. He couldn't help himself. "It's crazy. I've always told my mom we'd be having a Super Bowl party on Sunday as usual -- but this time I'm there," the Green Bay Packers' rookie defensive end said.

February 02, 2011 10:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Packers' Neal: It's been complete hell for me

AL HAMNIK: Packers' Neal: It's been complete hell for me

Mike Neal will watch today's Bears-Packers game in the comfort of a warm press box at Lambeau Field.

January 01, 2011 10:00 pm
Mike Neal

Mike Neal

Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal, a Merrillville grad, offers encouragement to teammate Ryan Pickett during a Sept. 27, 2010 game at Soldier Field. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Neal will miss a "significant" amount of time after having surgery this week.

January 01, 2011 10:00 pm
Packers lose Merrillville grad Neal to injury -- again

Packers lose Merrillville grad Neal to injury -- again

Around 5 o'clock region time this morning, Mike Neal was wheeled into surgery, still angry, but resigned to his fate.

October 25, 2010 10:00 pm Photos

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Close, yet so far away for Merrillville's Mike Neal

Close, yet so far away for Merrillville's Mike Neal

Packers rookie Mike Neal didn't expect this at all. He's a football player. He's supposed to be terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, not watching them from the sideline. A two-year starter at Purdue University, he rarely left the field. Now the Merrillville High School graduate can't get on it.

September 28, 2010 12:00 am Related
Merrillville native Mike Neal sits out for Packers

Merrillville native Mike Neal sits out for Packers

Merrillville, IN, native and Green Bay Packer defensive end Mike Neal enjoys the game from the sidelines during Green Bay's game against the Chicago Bears Monday, September 27, 2010 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Neal was inactive for the game.

September 27, 2010 9:16 pm
Merrillville native Mike Neal sits out for Packers

Merrillville native Mike Neal sits out for Packers

Merrillville, IN, native and Green Bay Packer defensive end Mike Neal, left, listens to a play during Green Bay's game against the Chicago Bears Monday, September 27, 2010 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.

September 27, 2010 9:16 pm
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