| Aug 3, 2011
| 5:47 PM
Starting center Matt Birk is out three to four weeks after having minor knee surgery, and Casey Rabach won't be joining the Ravens after failing his physical.
But don't expect the Ravens to go after Olin Kreutz or Shaun O'Hara.
"Matt will be our...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The Lakers were down to five healthy and eligible players Wednesday night when center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth personal foul, fueling hope for a struggling Cleveland team that it would play the final 31/2 minutes with a man advantage.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Digger Phelps was only 32 when he recorded his signature moment on the court. On Jan. 19, 1974, the Notre Dame basketball coach defeated John Wooden and ended UCLA's record 88-game winning streak with a 71-70 victory in South Bend.
Now 40 years later,...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
As the Bears have navigated their way through the offseason workout program, the voluntary minicamp and the rookie camp, they have started to become a team.
A new team.
When they convene at Halas Hall on Monday for the first of 10 scheduled OTA...
| Oct 9, 2013
Among the many horrible beatings Jay Cutler has taken as quarterback of the Bears, the worst came in New York against the Giants in 2010. Cutler was sacked an NFL record nine times in a single half before being knocked out.
That's knocked out as in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
What is the logic behind the Bears carrying four tight ends and a fifth on the practice squad? What teams have success with multiple tight end sets? -- @Solo_ist from Twitter
Plenty of teams have had success with multiple tight ends of late. The...
| 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 22, 2013
| 5:06 PM
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list.
Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Brian Urlacher may play on opening day. He may not.
He may run like the Urlacher of old. He may not.
The uncertainty of Urlacher's situation makes the certainty of Lance Briggs' situation all the more comforting.
Briggs answered the bell consistently...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Inside the locker room during their last trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium one night six years ago, ecstasy made Bears players oblivious.
They didn't realize somebody let reporters into their inner sanctum quicker than usual after the Bears...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:25 PM
This is how ugly starts.
The aging star has one year left on his contract. He wants a new deal. The team doesn't want to give him one. He talks up the merits of free agency.
Next thing you know, Brian Urlacher is a Cardinal.
Or a Seahawk.