| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Tribune fantasy football columnist Phillip Thompson answers readers questions.
Q. I have Niles Paul and Jordan Cameron for TE’s. I am strong in the RB dept. Is this the week to finally say goodbye to my first-round pick Adrian Peterson and grab...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
So far, things have not gone according to plan for the San Francisco 49ers. The team that made it to the last three NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl was supposed to cruise-control its way to another playoff berth and once again contend for the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Kansas City Chiefs running back Joe McKnight ruptured his Achilles' tendon and is out for the season.
The announcement came Friday after McKnight was injured during practice Thursday. Defensive tackle Mike DeVito and linebacker Derrick Johnson sustained...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:10 PM
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham received the wide receiver money he wanted Tuesday.
Team officials confirmed to The Sports Xchange that a deal was done, but would not discuss financial details. NFL Network reported the agreement includes $13...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
There have been a couple of incidents prompting speculation that Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome might retire soon.
There was the rainy, chilly night last November when an ambulance rushed Newsome to a Chicago hospital as a precautionary measure...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Don't call Charles Clay anything but his name.
He's not a Chuck, or a Charlie.
And even though he shares the same first and last name as his father don't dare call him Jr., or "the second" because their middle name is different.
"When he was growing...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
For star tight end Vernon Davis, the San Francisco 49ers' joint practices with the Ravens returned him to familiar surroundings.
The former Maryland standout has been catching up with family and friends this week, including Ravens wide receiver Torrey...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Setting the scene: The Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the field in helmets and shorts at 10:30 a.m. and practiced for about two and a half hours under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Finally, a weakness: Not that we’re...
| Sep 14, 2014
The receivers are ailing, the offensive line regressed, the defense is terrible, Jay Cutler still is prone to back-breaking mistakes late and the sky is falling rather rapidly.
One week, team is 0-1. Deep breath.
The exhale slides right into a...
| Sep 13, 2014
The Bears face some long odds Sunday night when they play the 49ers and try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2003. They're 61/2-point underdogs and have lost eight straight games in San Francisco. Maybe a change of venue — this is the first...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The 49ers offense under coach Jim Harbaugh can reduce the formation, create blocking angles at the point of attack and use the "wham" (trap) scheme to open up a running lane for Frank Gore versus the Bears 4-3 defensive front Sunday night in the first...