| Dec 30, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Square one for George McCaskey and Ted Phillips was inside the Halas Hall news conference room on Monday. At the end of a dysfunctional 5-11 season, there they were, discussing another search for a general manager and coach.
It has been only three years...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:18 AM
The Bears' search for a general manager will intensify Tuesday as they begin interviewing candidates at Halas Hall.
Lake Dawson, the Titans' vice president of player personnel, is set to meet with the Bears on Tuesday, according to a league source....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:04 PM
In his first days as the new Bears general manager, Ryan Pace already has come to recognize the magnitude of his first order of business. The Bears are still in need of a new coach to replace Marc Trestman. And Pace is suddenly at the controls of that...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Series finales, holiday specials and football top the weekend's offerings.
NBC is likely to have the weekend's most-watched telecast in "Sunday Night Football." The Arizona Cardinals (11-3) play host to host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Jim Harbaugh will not be the highest-paid head coach in college football at the University of Michigan.
Contrary to reports of a six-year, $48 million deal, Harbaugh's contract is worth $5 million annually plus incentives, athletic director Jim...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Immediately after their 20-10 victory, the Ravens started focusing on their next challenge -- trying to mount a successful playoff run.
Preparations for the 2015 season can wait, even though their opponents for next year are now all set.
At least on...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The Carolina Panthers went more than two months between wins this season and the Atlanta Falcons were close behind, with a 52-day stretch between victories.
Their combined 12-17-1 record aside, either the Panthers or Falcons are headed to the playoffs,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Five years into his career as an NFL head coach, Mike Tomlin had steered the Pittsburgh Steelers to four playoff berths, three division titles, two Super Bowls and one world championship. No one considered him another Lombardi, Walsh or Belichick, but the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere:
Jan. 1 — New Year's Day
Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent.
Jan. 12 ...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:08 PM
LeBron James, who turned 30 this week, has never missed more than five games in a row, but that streak will apparently end. James is expected to miss two weeks with knee and back strains that already have cost him two games. Are these fluke injuries and...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:28 AM
Here are the point spreads for this weekend's NFL playoff games:
Home teams are in CAPS.
FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG OVER/UNDER WHEN
PITTSBURGH 3 Baltimore 45 8:15 Sat