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Jan. 3, 2016: His Bears future uncertain, Matt Forte reflects on his career

How about Matt Forte? Bears coach Lovie Smith wondered that aloud on the night of Sept. 7, 2008. Forte had just run for 123 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in his NFL debut, an upset victory over the Colts. At Smith's news conference, he was still trying to process a talent that went on to...

Fantasy Football

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The Night Before a Fantasy Football Championship

'Twas the night before a fantasy football championship and as your running back takes it to the house, You’re checking the waiver wire, anxiously clicking your mouse. The majority of your roster is in need of emergency care, Jamaal Charles and Le'Veon Bell are injured, and the waiver wire is bare....

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College sports

  • Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt...

  • Northwestern, Nebraska, Oregon join LGBT inclusion program

    Northwestern, Nebraska, Oregon join LGBT inclusion program

    Nebraska, Northwestern and Oregon are partnering with an advocacy group on a new program for LGBT inclusion in sports. The schools have joined the LGBT SportSafe Inclusion Program, which educates athletic administrators and coaches about providing healthy environments in sports. The LGBT SportSafe...

  • Illinois defensive tackle Teko Powell to transfer

    Illinois defensive tackle Teko Powell to transfer

    Illinois defensive tackle Teko Powell has decided to transfer, a school spokesman said Thursday. Powell, who made 34 tackles in three seasons, is coming off foot injuries that kept him mostly on the sideline in 2014 and 2015. After offseason foot surgery in 2013, he played three games in 2014 before...

More sports news

  • Derrick Rose: 'I'm ready for New York'

    Derrick Rose: 'I'm ready for New York'

    Derrick Rose is taking this whole trade thing pretty well. The former Bulls guard recalls the moment he learned he was being traded to the New York Knicks in a letter published on Medium. While giving his hometown a shoutout and writing that he'll miss being able to see his son as often as he does...

  • Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to Canadiens

    Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to Canadiens

     At season's end, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called restricted free agent Andrew Shaw an "irreplaceable" kind of player. The Hawks are going to have to find a way to replace the irreplaceable. The Hawks didn't take long to make a big splash at the NHL entry draft Friday night by trading...

  • Obama to Cavs: Keep your shirts on

    Obama to Cavs: Keep your shirts on

    President Obama couldn't help but get a dig in at the Cleveland Cavaliers, even after they won the NBA title in a seven-game slugfest against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Ever the Bulls fan, Obama told Cavs coach Tyronn Lue in a phone call that shirtlessness among his players has...

  • Imani Boyette's 50 Cent campaign comes up short

    Imani Boyette's 50 Cent campaign comes up short

    Sky rookie Imani Boyette has been a huge fan of 50 Cent since she was young. She's spent the first half of the season using social media to get the rapper to show up to the Sky's game on Friday night in New York. Unfortunately her attempt fell short as he's in Orlando promoting a vodka company....

  • Obama has 'discussed' becoming part-owner of an NBA team after leaving office

    Obama has 'discussed' becoming part-owner of an NBA team after leaving office

    What President Obama will do when his term is up come January has been a recent topic of discussion. Sure there’s plenty of golf to be played and places to see, but becoming an NBA owner? According to ESPN, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president has “discussed” being part of...

  • Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has made U.S. Olympic team, according to sources

    Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has made U.S. Olympic team, according to sources

    Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau will be reunited after all — with Team USA. Butler has accepted an invitation to the 12-man roster that will compete in this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, two sources close to Butler confirmed Thursday. Thibodeau serves as Mike Krzyzewski's assistant coach. After...

  • Fans encouraged to take guns out to the ballgame in Michigan

    Fans encouraged to take guns out to the ballgame in Michigan

    Baseball fans are being encouraged to bring their guns to a Michigan ballpark as part of a promotional event. "2nd Amendment Education Night" is Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium when the Battle Creek Bombers host the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers. Bombers General Manager Tony Iovieno tells the Battle...

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