| Oct 2, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The Bears' Julius Peppers had dinner with four of his former Carolina Panthers teammates, including Steve Smith, at Chicago Cut Steakhouse the night before Sunday's Bears-Panthers game at Soldier Field. Peppers also dined at Chicago Cut with nine of his...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Today, EA SPORTS and ESPN announced the 16 NFL players to advance through to the next round of the Madden NFL 12 Cover Vote campaign, hosted exclusively by ESPN.com and “SportsNation.” Players that are still in contention to appear on the...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:10 PM
DETROIT — A fan base that has had little to cheer about for the past decade came with swagger Monday night when Ford Field rocked like it hasn't before.
The Lions faithful were far rowdier than the crowd for Super Bowl XL when Steelers fans took...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Auto Racing-NASCAR Nationwide Series, 300 Miles of Courage practice, 1 and 5 p.m. (ESPN2); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Bank of America 500 practice, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2), pole qualifying, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball-Texas Rangers at Detroit...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 10:29 PM
The Bears had hoped to find out what kind of team they were a week ago in Detroit.
The discovery wasn't one they enjoyed. Given another chance — there aren't many remaining with the hole the team has dug itself in the NFC North — the Bears...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:12 PM
First minute of the game, and it was the Bears’ defense calling a timeout. That’s one fewer timeout the offense can waste, at least.
No, wait, remarkably, they weren’t needed.
Jay Cutler used play-action to hit Devin Hester for a 48-...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
How badly do you think Jay Cutler is missing Greg Olsen? -- Brian Ausmus, from Twitter
Given that Earl Bennett has been injured and Roy Williams has been ineffective, I think Olsen could have had an impact on the last two games. Olsen could have provided...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense took one look at the new and improved Falcons’ offense, and then destroyed it.
The Bears sized up quarterback Matt Ryan and his new rookie receiver and his established star on the other side, and blew them up.
Blew up all the...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 4:59 PM
The Bears didn't just announce to doubters they're to be taken seriously in the NFC this season. They screamed it.
A 30-12 dismantling of the Falcons in the season opener Sunday at Soldier Field was as much an affirmation as it was a victory. They took...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:12 AM
Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin hung out at The Underground and Board Room in River North Saturday. Brolin is married to Diane Lane, who is filming the new "Superman" film in the West suburbs.
”The View’s” Sherri Shepherd and new...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Sloppy performances and poor communication plagued the Bears in their two previous road games.
They struggled to get out of their own way in losses in New Orleans and Detroit, setbacks that put them in a hole during the first half of...