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AL HAMNIK: Early returns favor Williams, Weems at Bears training camp

AL HAMNIK: Early returns favor Williams, Weems at Bears training camp

BOURBONNAIS | When Devin Hester literally burst onto the Chicago sports scene eight years ago, media joyfully declared there was a new "23" in town.

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Bears' Tucker has chance to make mark on defense

Bears' Tucker has chance to make mark on defense

BOURBONNAIS | Given the overhaul, this sure seems like coordinator Mel Tucker's big chance to make his mark on the Bears' defense.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm
SiriusXM NFL Radio is 10 years old

SiriusXM NFL Radio is 10 years old

NEW YORK | A 24-hour channel devoted solely to pro football? On satellite radio?

July 27, 2014 5:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears searching for a nasty side at training camp

AL HAMNIK: Bears searching for a nasty side at training camp

BOURBONNAIS | Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller forgot all about Friday's two early interceptions of backups Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen, and …

July 26, 2014 9:15 pm
Bears fans pumped up at training camp in Bourbonnais

Bears fans pumped up at training camp in Bourbonnais

BOURBONNAIS | You've seen the Packers' silly cheesehead hats, their fans' badge of honor.

July 26, 2014 5:30 pm
With Allen, Bears expect bigger things from 'D'

With Allen, Bears expect bigger things from 'D'

BOURBONNAIS | He was the big prize, the sparkling centerpiece in the overhaul, except Jared Allen wasn't really interested in shining the spot…

July 25, 2014 5:45 pm
Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

ANDERSON, Ind. | Robert Mathis has never been through a training camp quite like this.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm
Colts open camp with Wayne back on field

Colts open camp with Wayne back on field

ANDERSON, Ind. | Reggie Wayne is back to being his old self.

July 24, 2014 6:45 pm
Bears bring high expectations to camp

Bears bring high expectations to camp

BOURBONNAIS | Bears general manager Phil Emery understands expectations are soaring. He's not backing away from them, either.

July 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Lynch set for Bears camp

Lynch set for Bears camp

Jordan Lynch knows all the numbers he put up at Northern Illinois as a quarterback don't mean a thing.

July 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

CHICAGO | It was far from a quiet offseason for the Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise.

July 23, 2014 5:15 pm
Sam excited about next phase of career

Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS | Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Colts hope Luck provides horsepower to make a championship run

Colts hope Luck provides horsepower to make a championship run

INDIANAPOLIS | Andrew Luck has taken Indianapolis to the playoffs twice, won a division title and orchestrated the second-greatest postseason …

July 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Bourbonnais prepares to feed hungry Bears and fans

Bourbonnais prepares to feed hungry Bears and fans

BOURBONNAIS | You might not think local businesses would be happy about the prospect of hulking Bears roaming town, but when those bears are t…

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm
Look for rule changes, high-profile rookies and new coaches as the NFL heads to camp

Look for rule changes, high-profile rookies and new coaches as the NFL heads to camp

NEW YORK | It's time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV.

July 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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July 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any –…

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Saints' Pierre Thomas says NFL running backs still deserve some love

Saints' Pierre Thomas says NFL running backs still deserve some love

As the NFL becomes more of a passing league, Pierre Thomas isn't feeling like the Maytag repairman just yet.

July 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

NEW ORLEANS | The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can onl…

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned …

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
AL HAMNIK: Pierre Thomas won't let fear knock him off his game

AL HAMNIK: Pierre Thomas won't let fear knock him off his game

Admit it. You love watching the National Football League because it's a brutal ballet of uncanny skill, bloodlust and fingernails-in-the-couch drama.

June 24, 2014 6:30 pm Video Photos

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June 23, 2014 9:30 pm

Sports Digest: Cubs, Sox fall in Sunday games

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June 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Offensive lineman Jordan Mills: 'This is gonna be a great year'

Offensive lineman Jordan Mills: 'This is gonna be a great year'

LAKE FOREST | Jordan Mills hears it from fans nearly everywhere he goes.

June 21, 2014 5:30 pm

SPORTS DIGEST: Veteran Idonije waived as part of Bears' moves

Pro football

June 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Bears' long snapper Patrick Mannelly announces retirement after 16 seasons

Bears' long snapper Patrick Mannelly announces retirement after 16 seasons

LAKE FOREST | There comes the time when every pro athlete must walk away from the game he loves.

June 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Bears' Jimmy Clausen eager to revive his career in training camp

Bears' Jimmy Clausen eager to revive his career in training camp

LAKE FOREST | Jimmy Clausen? Well, well.

June 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Sports Digest: Riley confident Heat stars will remain in Miami

Pro basketball

June 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Sports Digest: Bortles signs four-year deal with Jaguars

Pro football

June 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Bears' Jay Cutler shooting for an injury-free 2014 season

Bears' Jay Cutler shooting for an injury-free 2014 season

LAKE FOREST | Jay Cutler's "hit parade" is nothing he can dance or snap his fingers to. It's painful, in fact.

June 17, 2014 8:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Marshall, Cutler must deliver breakout seasons for the Bears

AL HAMNIK: Marshall, Cutler must deliver breakout seasons for the Bears

LAKE FOREST | The Bears "family" was there for Brandon Marshall's Thursday news conference at Halas Hall. It was an upbeat, festive mood.

May 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Award-winning Munster film maker tackles O.J. Simpson trial

Award-winning Munster film maker tackles O.J. Simpson trial

Nicole Rittenmeyer is quite a storyteller.

May 24, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Brandon Marshall calls Bears a "life-saving, career-saving" experience

Brandon Marshall calls Bears a "life-saving, career-saving" experience

LAKE FOREST | Brandon Marshall's news conferences should be pay-per-view. Like a pinata, you never know what will shake out.

May 22, 2014 6:00 pm

AL HAMNIK: Sports is a game, life is cold reality

America, land of opportunity.

May 20, 2014 6:15 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears won't be kicking themselves over this draft pick

AL HAMNIK: Bears won't be kicking themselves over this draft pick

There is an Ed Farmer line about towering home runs that could apply to new Bears' punter Pat O'Donnell.

May 19, 2014 6:45 pm
Adaptability the key as Bears open camp

Adaptability the key as Bears open camp

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears touted their rookie class for its versatility. They showed it off a bit Friday on their first day of rookie minicamp.

May 16, 2014 7:15 pm

AL HAMNIK: Bears take the quick path to a promising season

Good character is like intelligence. You can't fake it.

May 12, 2014 5:30 pm
Bears draft RB Carey, S Vereen

Bears draft RB Carey, S Vereen

LAKE FOREST | The Bears needed a viable safety candidate after drafting Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey in the fourth round Saturday, so ge…

May 11, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Colts take different tack to get help in NFL draft

Colts take different tack to get help in NFL draft

INDIANAPOLIS | Ryan Grigson ignored the conventional wisdom by doing his own thing in this year's NFL draft.

May 11, 2014 5:45 pm
Former C.P. standout, Fox Sports producer Tom Yohe dead at 46

Former C.P. standout, Fox Sports producer Tom Yohe dead at 46

Tom Yohe had the world in a headlock as a former three-sport standout at Crown Point, starting quarterback at Harvard, a world traveler, and c…

May 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Rams draft Sam, NFL's first openly-gay player

Rams draft Sam, NFL's first openly-gay player

It took a few hours on the final day of the NFL draft for A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger to finally hear their names called.

May 10, 2014 6:33 pm
Bears take DT Ferguson in second round

Bears take DT Ferguson in second round

The Bears continued to address their defense in the second round of the draft, taking LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson with the 51st pick on Friday.

May 09, 2014 9:35 pm
Bears turn the 'corner' on defense

Bears turn the 'corner' on defense

LAKE FOREST | Kyle Fuller, your table is ready.

May 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Texans take Clowney with first pick

Texans take Clowney with first pick

NEW YORK | No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man.

May 08, 2014 8:39 pm
NFL Draft 2014: Prospects ready to end long wait

NFL Draft 2014: Prospects ready to end long wait

NEW YORK | Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already.

May 07, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: 2014 draft a limited buffet for Colts' GM Ryan Grigson

AL HAMNIK: 2014 draft a limited buffet for Colts' GM Ryan Grigson

General manager Ryan Grigson is credited with resurrecting the Indianapolis Colts franchise, but the Highland native insists it's a team effor…

May 05, 2014 6:15 pm
QBs, deep threats, and Jadeveon Clowney

QBs, deep threats, and Jadeveon Clowney

NEW YORK | Quarterbacks, deep threats, and Jadeveon.

May 04, 2014 8:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: McLegends game scores big time with kids, fans

AL HAMNIK: McLegends game scores big time with kids, fans

HIGHLAND | Green Bay Packers' fans can rest easy. Mike Neal, their talented defensive end/linebacker, was a no-show Saturday and that elated C…

May 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Bears GM Phil Emery shopping for dynamic players in draft

Bears GM Phil Emery shopping for dynamic players in draft

LAKE FOREST | Bears general manager Phil Emery did not roll out the blackboard and list the seven players he desired in next week's NFL draft.…

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Jump from college to NFL fraught with risk

INDIANAPOLIS | Greg Robinson decided to leave college for all the usual reasons.

April 28, 2014 9:00 pm
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