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Sorry, Bears fans, Peanut likes playing with Cam Newton too much to come back

Charles Tillman played 12 seasons with the Bears, but he didn't have a NFL MVP as a teammate until his 13th. "Peanut," as Bears fans affectionately call him, spent last season with the 17-win Carolina Panthers and practiced daily against quarterback Cam Newton, who had one of the more dominant...

Bulls

Joakim Noah poised to accept $70 million Knicks deal as free agency unfolds

Joakim Noah poised to accept $70 million Knicks deal as free agency unfolds

When Gar Forman mentioned "cost certainty" in talking about new center Robin Lopez, the Bulls general manager wasn't kidding. Free agency opened with the expected windfall for players, thanks to the historic $24 million jump in the salary cap to $94 million. With a source confirming Joakim Noah...

Blackhawks

Brian Campbell's signing is just what the Blackhawks needed

Brian Campbell's signing is just what the Blackhawks needed

If there was one move last season that taunted the Blackhawks through their first-round exit at the hands of the Blues, it was the trade that sent Patrick Sharp to the Stars. In that trade, the Hawks gave up Sharp and promising young defenseman Stephen Johns in exchange for winger Ryan Garbutt...

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  • Coastal Carolina beats Arizona for College World Series crown

    Coastal Carolina beats Arizona for College World Series crown

    Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series. Until this week, he never imagined the Chanticleers would do so much more: They're heading back to Conway, S.C., with the school's first national championship in any sport. The Chanticleers...

  • Notre Dame football tickets available beginning July 21

    Notre Dame football tickets available beginning July 21

    Notre Dame Stadium has been at capacity for 249 consecutive home football games, and 297 of the last 298. Single-game tickets and parking for most 2016 Irish home games will be available here beginning at 5 p.m. (CDT) July 21. On July 22, tickets and parking will be available at Gate 9 of the Purcell...

  • Pat Summitt's toughness, success helped advance women's place in sports

    Pat Summitt's toughness, success helped advance women's place in sports

    When DePaul coach Doug Bruno recalls former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt's 1,098 victories and eight national championships, he points out that her accomplishments are even more impressive because she never shied away from the most daunting competition. "If you go over with a fine-toothed comb and...

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  • 50 Cent plans to see Imani Boyette at Sky game

    50 Cent plans to see Imani Boyette at Sky game

    50 Cent plans to attend a Chicago Sky game in the near future, it's just a question of when and what venue. And it's all thanks to Sky rookie Imani Boyette, who launched a social media campaign more than a month ago to get the rapper to watch her play his hometown New York Liberty. 50 reached out...

  • A by-the-numbers look at the fireworks at U.S. Cellular Field

    A by-the-numbers look at the fireworks at U.S. Cellular Field

    Regardless of how the White Sox are performing on the field in a given year, what trades they make or how expensive the beer is, you can always count on them for one thing: spectacular fireworks shows. That’s been the case since 1960, when the team partnered with Melrose Park Pyrotechnics to create...

  • 120 Sports to host hot dog-eating contest, Chicago-style

    120 Sports to host hot dog-eating contest, Chicago-style

    Because there's no way New York knows more about hot dogs than Chicago, 120 Sports will host a hot dog-eating contest at noon Thursday at Wrigleyville Dogs (3737 N. Clark St.). (The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place every July 4 in the Big Apple.) Among the participants will be 120 Sports staffers...

  • Ditka declines convention invite, slams Republicans for not getting behind Trump

    Ditka declines convention invite, slams Republicans for not getting behind Trump

    A report late Tuesday that Donald Trump is lining up Mike Ditka to make a star appearance at the Republican National Convention came as no surprise to anybody — except Da Coach himself. And when the presumptive GOP presidential nominee finally got around to inviting Ditka on Wednesday afternoon,...

  • Caitlyn Jenner dons gold medal for 'Sports Illustrated' cover

    Caitlyn Jenner dons gold medal for 'Sports Illustrated' cover

    Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win. Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display. Jenner, at the time Bruce...

  • 6 reasons Iceland should be your new favorite soccer team

    6 reasons Iceland should be your new favorite soccer team

    Soccer fever is contagious this summer, and rightly so. A record number of viewers tuned in to the U.S.-hosted Copa America in June, and the 2016 Euro Cup will soon enter the quarterfinal stage. And while American fans are bummed their team fell short of the Copa title, they might want to devote...

  • Buddy being Buddy: Memorable Buddy Ryan quotes and incidents

    Buddy being Buddy: Memorable Buddy Ryan quotes and incidents

    Buddy Ryan, the architect of the 1985 Bears defense who died Tuesday at 85, was loved by many of his players. But not all. And the cantankerous coach was never afraid to make enemies — even on his own team. A look at some of his memorable words and deeds: On his relationship with coach Mike Ditka...

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