LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Quarterback Jay Cutler is out again and cornerback Charles Tillman won't be back unless the Bears make the playoffs. The way this season's going, that's no sure thing.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Given the path he followed, it would be perfectly understandable if Bears quarterback Josh McCown was feeling rejuvenated.
New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, right, shakes hands with general manager Jack Zduriencik after they posed for photographers on the field following a news conference Thursday in Seattle.
SEATTLE | Lloyd McClendon wanted this news conference three years ago. He wanted the showy introduction and to be posing for pictures holding his new jersey. He wanted to be asked about his managerial philosophy and why it didn't work his first time out in Pittsburgh.
CHICAGO | The Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ryan Grigson walked into a bleak predicament in Indianapolis.
In the 19 months since Peyton Manning was released, all the Colts general manager/Highland grad Ryan Grigson, right, and head coach Chuck Pagano have done is turn an abysmal 2-14 team into a division leader and a legitimate, long-term title contender.
INDIANAPOLIS | Reggie Wayne was the Colts' ballast.
LANDOVER, Md. | Still far from being a good team, the Washington Redskins are at least a successful team for a change.
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera is tagged out at home by Boston catcher David Ross in the first inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday in Detroit.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | New Bears coach Marc Trestman was trying to learn all he could about quarterback Jay Cutler in the early going.
There's a roster of new coaches across the nation, from Mike McCoy in San Diego to Doug Marrone in Buffalo. It spans the top of the standings with Andy Reid and 5-0 Kansas City to the bottom with Gus Bradley in 0-5 Jacksonville.
The Bears' Marc Trestman has been one of the successful coaching hires this season in the NFL.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane reveled in being a Sports Illustrated cover boy this week.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Trent Richardson scored on his first carry with the Colts, a successful debut that came after just two practices with his new team.
CHICAGO | The last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and a frustrating title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
The Blackhawks' Byron Froese (58) celebrates his first period goal with teammates Brad Mills and Ben Smith, right, during a preseason NHL hockey game against Detroit. Smith is one player who could have a larger role this season.
Swept out of the playoffs, Evgeni Malkin is itching to get back on the ice with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates.
INDIANAPOLIS | Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Darrell Hazell is all about formality.
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