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  • Best Bears defensive linemen: 1980s trio stands out

    Best Bears defensive linemen: 1980s trio stands out
    There are 13 Bears in the Hall of Fame who played defensive line. All of them except Doug Atkins, Dan Hampton and Richard Dent also played offense. Some of them, such as seven-time Pro Bowl guard-defensive tackle Stan Jones, were better known for their offense. One of them, two-way end George Halas, became better known for his coaching and ownership.
  • Book gifts for sports lovers

    Book gifts for sports lovers
    There are plenty of good choices for the sports book reader during the holidays. Here are some of the best. Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby (Little, Brown, $30) This is the first comprehensive biography of the Bulls superstar. At more...

    UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks wins Butkus Award

    UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks didn't know that a test was going to follow a workout this week. Sal Alosi, the Bruins' strength and conditioning coach, had some trivia questions for gathered football players. "Coach asked me, 'Do you know who leads...

    DVR Alert: 'A Football Life' featuring Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers

    DVR Alert: 'A Football Life' featuring Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers
    This two-minute preview¬†should put Bears’ fans in the mood to watch the “A Football Life” film on Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers tonight at 9 p.m. on NFL Network. There are some vintage clips of their greatness narrated by some familiar...

    Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book

    Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book
    With yet another season slipping away, Bears fans probably could use a dose of Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. It is available in multiple forms. At 9 p.m. Friday, the NFL Network's "A Football Life" series examines the two Hall of Famers whose careers...