| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Wednesday is "Marcus Cooper Day" at Bloomfield High School, and Cooper will have a message for students only six, seven years younger than he is.
"I'm going to look back at my personal experiences." Cooper said Tuesday. "I'm going to talk about...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:00 PM
A man who swindled about $3 million from San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison, authorities said.
Michael A. Stern, 53, who pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in January, was also ordered to...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Nobody at Halas Hall came out and directly questioned the design of the Bears' pass rush, a misnomer so far.
But if you listened closely the other day, you heard doubt.
"We've stunted our defensive linemen a lot on passing downs, where we didn't...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 PM
NEW YORK — Say this for the 2013 quarterback class: They've learned how to slide.
Four of them were selected in the fourth round Saturday, two of whom — USC's Matt Barkley and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib — were widely believed to be first-...
| Jul 2, 2013
NEW YORK — This was the ACC like we've never seen. Lobster-on-crostini hors d'oeuvres and piped-in-jazz overlooking Times Square rather than barbecue, hush puppies and Kenny Chesney out yonder. An aggressive, confident marketing campaign instead...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:32 PM
As he walked out of the front door of his $1.3 million McMansion on Wednesday morning, handcuffed under his white T-shirt, it struck me that Aaron Hernandez looked like he had alligator arms.
For an NFL receiver, there can be no harsher assessment....
| May 22, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Brian Urlacher's retirement is a surprise. A pretty big surprise. This is why: The middle linebacker still can play.
The Bears thought so. They legitimately wanted him back and offered him $2 million per season to return.
Urlacher thought so. He was...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
There will be no purple smudge on the accomplishments of Brian Urlacher. The sight of him with some sort of cat or bird on his helmet never will make anyone wince. He will not have that moment when he makes us recall Willie Mays with the Mets....
| May 18, 2013
| 11:10 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year deal Saturday with aging star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.
The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:35 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — No matter what it is labeled, this is rebuilding in the most classic sense.
Close your eyes at the Colts facility, and you can almost smell two-by-fours and fresh paint.
A new coaching staff has overhauled the way the Colts practice...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:01 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The thought of playing against a big puppy of a rookie quarterback in his first game usually has veterans like Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs licking their chops.
However, Bears defenders might want to keep their tongues in their...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Is the expansion of the Bears' scouting department a natural progression for a general manager who wants to develop a draft-driven team? You reported the team now has 18 in the department -- how does that stack up with other NFC North teams? Vic Fiebig,...