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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

  • Experienced Iowa looks like it may have postseason staying power

    Experienced Iowa looks like it may have postseason staying power

    In a postgame handshake line with Iowa on Sunday, it struck Illinois coach John Groce that during his four-year tenure in Champaign, he has seen these Hawkeyes players grow up. The Hawkeyes start four seniors and a junior, who have all played since arriving in Iowa City. After a 77-65 victory against...

  • Notre Dame follows North Carolina upset with 89-83 win over Clemson

    Notre Dame follows North Carolina upset with 89-83 win over Clemson

    Zach Auguste scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead Notre Dame to a 89-83 win over Clemson on Monday night. The win keeps the Fighting Irish (17-7, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) in line to finish in the top four seeds at the ACC tournament and get a double bye. Notre Dame never trailed, but Clemson...

  • Shannon Ryan's AP Top 25 ballot

    Villanova new No. 1 in Shannon Ryan's AP Top 25 ballot

    The door has opened for a new No. 1 after Oklahoma's loss to Kansas State and North Carolina's losses to Louisville and Notre Dame last week. This week finds a new team at the top of the Associated Press poll for the sixth time this season.

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  • Are the Bears Super Bowl-bound in 3 years?

    Are the Bears Super Bowl-bound in 3 years?

    With any luck—OK, a lot of luck—the Bears will be in the Super Bowl 51. How beautiful would it be to see John Fox’s team hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Houston next February? Anything can happen in the NFL, right? After all, Fox needed just three years upon being hired as Denver’s coach to reach...

  • Blackhawks' Scott Darling helps needy man in Arizona — in a big way

    Blackhawks' Scott Darling helps needy man in Arizona — in a big way

    During the Blackhawks' recent road trip in Arizona, a man approached goalie Scott Darling and asked him for money. Instead of avoiding him, Darling decided to help — in a big way. In a story tweeted by Kane Van Gate, a beer-league goaltender who was in Arizona recently, Darling paid for the man...

  • Rudy Giuliani: Beyonce's halftime show was an 'outrageous' attack on police

    Rudy Giuliani: Beyonce's halftime show was an 'outrageous' attack on police

    New York's former mayor is not pleased with the Queen B.Rudy Giuliani, a onetime Republican presidential nominee, criticized Beyoncé on Monday for what he described as an "attack" on police officers during her Super Bowl halftime show performance."This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought...

  • 7 superlatives for Super Bowl commercials

    7 superlatives for Super Bowl commercials

    Another Super Bowl is in the books, both teams played hard, one emerged as champion, yada yada yada. What about the commercials? The most hyped advertising day of the year calls for superlatives.    MOST LIKELY TO BREAK THE INTERNET Heinz, "Wiener Stampede" What’s cuter than wiener dogs dressed...

  • Dennis Rodman tries to worm way into Knicks job ... with a tweet

    Dennis Rodman tries to worm way into Knicks job ... with a tweet

    Dennis Rodman offered his services to (begged?) Phil Jackson for the New York Knicks coaching vacancy after Jackson fired Derek Fisher on Monday. "Hey @PhilJackson11 @nyknicks, I have a pretty decent resume on the court and I can coach; and I'm available. Call me. @nba," Rodman tweeted. The Knicks...

  • Peyton Manning wants you to drink Budweiser too

    Peyton Manning wants you to drink Budweiser too

    Step aside, Cam. This Bud's for Peyton. After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday night, perhaps his last game before retiring as one of football's most accomplished quarterbacks, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said — not once, but twice — that he plans to drink a lot of Budweiser in celebration....

  • Jimmy Butler watches Super Bowl surrounded by Broncos' No. 88 jerseys

    Jimmy Butler watches Super Bowl surrounded by Broncos' No. 88 jerseys

    Sidelined by a left knee strain, Jimmy Butler had plenty of time to watch the Super Bowl (Bulls, they're just like us!). Butler, sporting the jersey of his friend and Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas, took his place on the couch with his four other No. 88 jerseys. And a wrap on that left knee....

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