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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

  • Watch list or not, Northwestern's Justin Jackson can't be ignored

    Watch list or not, Northwestern's Justin Jackson can't be ignored

    Making the Doak Walker Award watch list is not exactly as tough as being a Heisman Trophy finalist. More than 80 players were highlighted, including studs such as LSU's Leonard Fournette and Saquon Barkley of Penn State. Also included were those with major potential, such as Illinois' Ke'Shawn...

  • Lovie Smith boosts Illini-related business

    Lovie Smith boosts Illini-related business

    At this time last year — June 30 — the Block I had sold about 600 student season tickets in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium. As of two weeks ago, that number had topped 1,000. At last year's Quarterback Club golf outing, 84 people played the 18-hole scramble at the Orange and Blue Course....

  • College Football Playoff moves most future semis off Dec. 31

    College Football Playoff moves most future semis off Dec. 31

    The College Football Playoff is moving the dates of future semifinals to ensure the games will be played either on a Saturday or a holiday. The changes will start with the 2018 season and come in response to the television ratings for last year's games played on Thursday, Dec. 31, dropping 36 percent...

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  • Chicago man attempting 101 bull runs in Spain in one summer

    Chicago man attempting 101 bull runs in Spain in one summer

    Around 20 years ago near Pamplona, Spain, a boy named Aitor Aristregui Oloriz was watching the Running of the Bulls on TV as Juan Pedro Lecuona led the animals into the arena. Aitor looked up at his grandfather and said, "That will be me one day, Grandpa! I’m going to do that!" He was right. Last...

  • Bears' Pernell McPhee to start season on PUP list after knee surgery

    Bears' Pernell McPhee to start season on PUP list after knee surgery

    The meanest dog on the Bears defense will remain caged for the time being. Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee will begin training camp Thursday on the physically-unable-to-perform list as he works back from the arthroscopic left knee surgery he had early in the offseason. General manager Ryan Pace...

  • Did Bill Clinton take a sly dig at Cubs fans during DNC speech?

    Did Bill Clinton take a sly dig at Cubs fans during DNC speech?

    Ever the clever orator and crowd-pleaser, Bill Clinton gave several states a shout-out during his speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Naturally, Illinois – being the birthplace of his wife, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton – got a few mentions. Upon meeting...

  • This White Sox fan feels your pain, Chris Sale

    This White Sox fan feels your pain, Chris Sale

    Maybe Chris Sale has a point. The White Sox ace is currently serving a five-day suspension after destroying some of the team's 1976 throwback jerseys that were to be worn as part of a promotion on Saturday. Sale described the uniforms, which feature a collar, as ""uncomfortable and unorthodox."...

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes on watching his brother on 'The Bachelorette'

    Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes on watching his brother on 'The Bachelorette'

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is passing on an opportunity to go into detail about his relationship with his reality show contestant-brother. Jordan Rodgers is one of the suitors on the ABC dating show, "The Bachelorette." He spoke on a recent episode of being estranged from his older...

  • Butter sculptures offer Cavs fans new way to savor NBA title

    Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title. The Cavs are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opened Wednesday in Columbus. The butter sculpture display includes life-sized Cavaliers' mascots Moondog and Sir C.C., along...

  • Fan arrested after 'touching' Justin Timberlake during celebrity golf tournament

    Fan arrested after 'touching' Justin Timberlake during celebrity golf tournament

    A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento was booked into the county jail for...

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