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  • Bears waive Santonio Holmes

    Santonio Holmes’ time with the Bears proved to be brief and nondescript. Eighty-seven days to be exact. Nine games. Eight catches for 67 yards plus nine punt returns for 50 yards. The Bears’ hope of getting complementary contributions and...
  • Bears' Matt Forte looking for self-motivation, not pep talks

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has plenty of reasons to look forward to Sunday night’s division rivalry game against the Packers. For starters, he’ll have a chance to go right at the NFL’s worst run defense, with Green Bay...
  • Bears rebound, as always, depends on Jay Cutler

     Bears rebound, as always, depends on Jay Cutler
    Behind all the questions about the Bears' leadership halfway through a disappointing season, there's a possibility the key to turning it around sits in the pocket of quarterback Jay Cutler, not coach Marc Trestman. After all, Cutler's 12 turnovers are a...
  • Football | Bolingbrook, H-F meet in key conference game

    Football | Bolingbrook, H-F meet in key conference game
    Bolingbrook football starts a two-game swing Friday that should determine the winner of the Southwest Suburban Blue title. Lincoln-Way East and Bolingbrook are tied atop the conference standings with 4-0 records, with Homewood-Flossmoor at 3-1. The...
  • Football | Bolingbrook rights ship after early setback

    Football | Bolingbrook rights ship after early setback
    Bolingbrook's retooled offense is running smoothly since a season-opening loss to Hinsdale Central. The Raiders have made significant improvements on offense since failing to score in the second half during a 23-15 home loss to the Red Devils....
  • Football | Bolingbrook wraps up season with 8A quarterfinal loss to H-F

    Football | Bolingbrook wraps up season with 8A quarterfinal loss to H-F
    Turnovers doomed Bolingbrook's quest for a trip to the Class 8A semifinals. The Raiders committed five turnovers, including two safeties, in losing 25-13 toHomewood-Flossmoor in a Class 8A quarterfinal Saturday. The Vikings (10-2) finished with...
  • Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings

     Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings
    Last week in parentheses. 1. Patriots 7-2 (1): Tom Brady says key to his success at this point in his career is an early bed time. 2. Cardinals 8-1 (2): Drew Stanton 2-1 as a starter already this season so no reason to believe this heads south with...
  • Eagles' Sproles is special teams player of week again

    Eagles' Sproles is special teams player of week again
    — Darren Sproles has made the biggest individual splash among the Philadelphia Eagles newcomers this year. The Eagles special teams together have created a tsunami. Sproles once again was named NFC special teams player of the week on Wednesday...
  • Kelly's culture showing with everything Eagles do

    — Wide receiver Jordan Matthews and running back Darren Sproles directing anger inward for missing throws. DeMeco Ryans wheeling himself around the postgame locker room, doing one-on-one interviews with his teammates. Connor Barwin praising the...
  • Eagles report card: Not so good

    Eagles report card: Not so good
    OFFENSE: D On a normal day, the 429 yards it produced would have resulted in more points. But with little help from a struggling defense, that didn't happen. Failures in red zone and two lost fumbles also marred the performance. DEFENSE: F Green Bay...
  • Football | Lincoln-Way North falls to Wheaton South in 7A opener

    Football | Lincoln-Way North falls to Wheaton South in 7A opener
    Lincoln-Way North's season-ending loss Friday to Wheaton Warrenville South was as heartbreaking as a loss can be. The Phoenix had a victory all but guaranteed in their Class 7A first-round contest. Leading 10-7 late in the fourth quarter with the Tigers...