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Chicago Tribune
10 thoughts on Bears' 24-0 win over BrownsTen thoughts after the Chicago Bears wrapped up their first preseason with coac
10 thoughts on Bears' 24-0 win over Browns
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 hours ago
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears wrapped up their first preseason with coach John Fox by recording their first shutout in exhibition action since 1994, blanking the Cleveland Browns 24-0 at Soldier Field. 1. The Bears did not wait for this... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Hoge: Projecting The Bears' 53-Man RosterBears running back Ka’Deem Carey. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) CHICAGO — Wi
Hoge: Projecting The Bears' 53-Man Roster
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 18 hours ago
Bears running back Ka’Deem Carey. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) CHICAGO — With the preseason in the books, it’s time to make an educated guess at what the Bears’ 53-man roster will look like after final cuts are made this weekend. Full... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Are the Chicago Bears rebuilding or hanging on to nothing?It was the lack of a clear vision and a well mapped-out plan as to how to build
Are the Chicago Bears rebuilding or hanging on to nothing?
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
It was the lack of a clear vision and a well mapped-out plan as to how to build a Super Bowl contender that got them into this mess in the first place. Former general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith had a plan, but over their last four or... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Are the Chicago Bears rebuilding or hanging on to nothing?It was the lack of a clear vision and a well mapped-out plan as to how to build
Are the Chicago Bears rebuilding or hanging on to nothing?
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
It was the lack of a clear vision and a well mapped-out plan as to how to build a Super Bowl contender that got them into this mess in the first place. Former general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith had a plan, but over their last four or... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
JP Presser: Bears at BengalsWatching the Bears third preseason game against the Bengals left me thinking on
JP Presser: Bears at Bengals
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Watching the Bears third preseason game against the Bengals left me thinking one thing: This could be a long year for Bears fans. Saturday night gave us a chance to watch the Bears starters on both sides of the ball play extended time. What I saw on... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Chicago Bears still have big question mark at right tackleI don’t know that it was wise to cut Tim Jennings, only time will tell. I know
Chicago Bears still have big question mark at right tackle
Daily Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
I don’t know that it was wise to cut Tim Jennings, only time will tell. I know I wouldn’t have cut him based on the cornerbacks left behind but that doesn’t make it wrong or surprising that the Bears did. If you’ve been paying attention, the Bears... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Chicago Bears still have big question mark at right tackleI don’t know that it was wise to cut Tim Jennings, only time will tell. I know
Chicago Bears still have big question mark at right tackle
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
I don’t know that it was wise to cut Tim Jennings, only time will tell. I know I wouldn’t have cut him based on the cornerbacks left behind but that doesn’t make it wrong or surprising that the Bears did. If you’ve been paying attention, the Bears... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Jennings release shakes up DB depth chartThe Bears release of Tim Jennings on Sunday has rearranged the depth chart in t
Jennings release shakes up DB depth chart
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
The Bears release of Tim Jennings on Sunday has rearranged the depth chart in the Bears secondary. Alan Ball is listed as the starting CB opposite of Kyle Fuller, while Sherrick McManis is listed as the starting Nickel Corner. Please enable... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
New secondary a major question mark in Bears' rebuilding effortIn the eight months since general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox were cal
New secondary a major question mark in Bears' rebuilding effort
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
In the eight months since general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox were called to the junkyard to salvage the Bears, they've scoured and tested various new parts, hoping to get the team revved up and humming again in time for Week 1. It's now... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago Bears facing many roster decisionsInjuries and inconsistency have left the Chicago Bears with too many moving par
Chicago Bears facing many roster decisions
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Injuries and inconsistency have left the Chicago Bears with too many moving parts and uncertainties less than two weeks before the regular-season opener against the Green Bay Packers. And that's not even counting wide receiver, where the top four... Read more
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Squawka
Talking Tactics: The Delightfully Different Shades Of The 4-4-2When someone refers to “four four two”, what comes to mind? If you are a footba
Talking Tactics: The Delightfully Different Shades Of The 4-4-2
Squawka / Posted 4 days ago
When someone refers to “four four two”, what comes to mind? If you are a football fan, you will always picture two banks of four. On the plus side, we often envision vintage Manchester United under Sir Alex, with two tricky wingers out wide, an... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sherrick McManis has opportunity to start at nickel cornerbackWhen the Chicago Bears traded for Sherrick McManis just before final roster cut
Sherrick McManis has opportunity to start at nickel cornerback
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
When the Chicago Bears traded for Sherrick McManis just before final roster cuts in 2012, he arrived knowing he was ticketed to play on special teams and would have to prove himself for an opportunity on defense. It looks like the cornerback has... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bears' climb looks steep after ugly performance in CincinnatiLittle went right for the Bears on Saturday night during a 21-10 exhibition los
Bears' climb looks steep after ugly performance in Cincinnati
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Little went right for the Bears on Saturday night during a 21-10 exhibition loss to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The offense punted on its first four possessions. The defense was chewed up early by two Bengals quarterbacks — Andy Dalton and... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim JenningsThe Chicago Bears have to trim their roster down from 90 players to 75 by Tuesd
Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
The Chicago Bears have to trim their roster down from 90 players to 75 by Tuesday afternoon, but there was an unexpected casualty on Sunday evening as cornerback Tim Jennings was released by the team. Jennings, who made the Pro Bowl for the Bears in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bears cut two-time Pro Bowler Tim JenningsTim Jennings said he saw the writing on the wall when the Chicago Bears overhau
Bears cut two-time Pro Bowler Tim Jennings
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Tim Jennings said he saw the writing on the wall when the Chicago Bears overhauled the organization in January and then again when Alan Ball was signed in March. A veteran that has been to two Pro Bowls never expects to be released but Jennings... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Bears Cut Longtime CB JenningsJennings is not that far removed from two consecutive Pro Bowl appearances foll
Bears Cut Longtime CB Jennings
Bleacher Report / Posted 5 days ago
Jennings is not that far removed from two consecutive Pro Bowl appearances following the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He appeared in all 16 games in 2014 but did not tally a single interception and only notched seven passes defended. It was a noticeable... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Questions Persist Up And Down The RosterBears cornerback Tim Jennings. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune) CINCINNATI —
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Questions Persist Up And Down The Roster
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune) CINCINNATI — Here are ten “things” I took away from the Bears’ third preseason game against the Bengals: 1. Saturday’s game did not provide any clarity at cornerback. I wouldn’t read... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
10 thoughts on Bears' 21-10 loss to BengalsTen thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 21-10 Satur
10 thoughts on Bears' 21-10 loss to Bengals
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 21-10 Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium, their first exhibition loss. 1. It’s hard to say exactly how things are going to shake out at the starting cornerback position opposite... Read more
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Daily Herald
Bengals toy with Chicago BearsWhat we learned in the all-important third exhibition game against the Cincinna
Bengals toy with Chicago Bears
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
What we learned in the all-important third exhibition game against the Cincinnati Bengals is the Bears aren't a very good football team right now. It is worth noting the Bengals are coming off four consecutive playoff appearances and certainly posed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Eddie Goldman forced to leave Bengals game with concussionThe Bears' top two nose tackles were injured in the first half of Saturday's ex
Eddie Goldman forced to leave Bengals game with concussion
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
The Bears' top two nose tackles were injured in the first half of Saturday's exhibition game against the Bengals and did not return, bad news for a defense without established depth at the position. Jeremiah Ratliff suffered an ankle injury. He was... Read more
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ESPN
Friday NFL preview: The Pittsburgh Steelers' plan to replace WR Martavis BryantNFL Nation reporters look ahead to what Friday has in store for each team. Mia
Friday NFL preview: The Pittsburgh Steelers' plan to replace WR Martavis Bryant
ESPN / Posted 7 days ago
NFL Nation reporters look ahead to what Friday has in store for each team. Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins are one day away from their third preseason game, at home against the Falcons. Ndamukong Suh and Miami's defense will look to continue its... Read more
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News Mail
Results of games played at the Isis Bowls ClubRESULTS of games played at the Isis Bowls Club: Tuesday August 18 - Jackpot Pa
Results of games played at the Isis Bowls Club
News Mail / Posted 7 days ago
RESULTS of games played at the Isis Bowls Club: Tuesday August 18 - Jackpot Pairs: D. Haley, R. Clements def D. Jones, G. Daw 26-21; L. Ackroyd, K. Burton def Deb, P. Mete 30-12; M. Bolderson, A. Ritchie def D. Saunders, J. Daniels 34-15. Thursday... Read more
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The Irish Times
All Involved: The TV show The book is coming to HBO. Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 12:51 According to The Bookse
All Involved: The TV show
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
The book is coming to HBO. Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 12:51 According to The Bookseller, HBO has acquired Ryan Gattis’ novel All Involved. The book, set during the LA riots, takes in gang murder, jaded firefighters, desperate... Read more
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ESPN FC
Everton protests grow louder as club fail to keep pace in Premier LeagueEverton fans have shown their disapproval in plane form. On Sunday, Roberto Ma
Everton protests grow louder as club fail to keep pace in Premier League
ESPN FC / Posted 10 days ago
Everton fans have shown their disapproval in plane form. On Sunday, Roberto Martinez exhibited typical positivity when asked whether defender John Stones would be staying at Everton in the face of Chelsea's continued heavy interest. "That's the... Read more
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Independent
Peter Jones: Pop writer who worked with the Beatles and championed the Rolling Stones, Tamla Motown and Jimi HendrixDuring a career that lasted more than five decades, Jones played a pivotal role
Peter Jones: Pop writer who worked with the Beatles and championed the Rolling Stones, Tamla Motown and Jimi Hendrix
Independent / Posted 11 days ago
During a career that lasted more than five decades, Jones played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Rolling Stones, and through his articles championed the likes of the Kinks, the Who, Dusty Springfield, Chubby Checker and Jimi Hendrix. He was... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
10 thoughts on Bears' 23-11 win over ColtsThat’s a positive sign. The starters will probably play a little more than two
10 thoughts on Bears' 23-11 win over Colts
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
That’s a positive sign. The starters will probably play a little more than two quarters this coming Saturday at Cincinnati and that ought to be it for preseason. Coach John Fox isn’t going to risk injuries to key personnel in the preseason finale... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
10 thoughts on Bears' 23-11 win over ColtsThat’s a positive sign. The starters will probably play a little more than two
10 thoughts on Bears' 23-11 win over Colts
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
That’s a positive sign. The starters will probably play a little more than two quarters this coming Saturday at Cincinnati and that ought to be it for preseason. Coach John Fox isn’t going to risk injuries to key personnel in the preseason finale... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Hoge: Initial Observations From The Bears' Second Preseason GamePernell McPhee. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) INDIANAPOLIS — With a simple f
Hoge: Initial Observations From The Bears' Second Preseason Game
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Pernell McPhee. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) INDIANAPOLIS — With a simple fist bump in the Lucas Oil Stadium elevator, Bears general manager Ryan Pace let his defensive coordinator know his unit made progress Saturday night in Circle City. While... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Bears vs. Colts: Three Key StorylinesThe Chicago Bears got their preseason off to a good start with a nice win over
Bears vs. Colts: Three Key Storylines
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
The Chicago Bears got their preseason off to a good start with a nice win over the Miami Dolphins last week, but their task will be really tough this time around as they hit the road to battle the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears will be looking for... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Chicago Bears defense looking improved early onA Bears offense that was expected to have some pop in it appears stuck in neutr
Chicago Bears defense looking improved early on
Daily Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
A Bears offense that was expected to have some pop in it appears stuck in neutral with starting wideouts Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the sideline and question marks continuing to surround Jordan Mills at right tackle. The defense, which was... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Chicago Bears defense looking improved early onA Bears offense that was expected to have some pop in it appears stuck in neutr
Chicago Bears defense looking improved early on
Northwest Herald / Posted 14 days ago
A Bears offense that was expected to have some pop in it appears stuck in neutral right now with starting wideouts Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the sideline and question marks continuing to surround Jordan Mills at right tackle. The Bears... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Leno Sees Time As Starting Right TackleThe Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. (WGN Radio) INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s eve
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Leno Sees Time As Starting Right Tackle
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
The Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. (WGN Radio) INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s everything you need to know from the Bears’ second practice against the Colts in Indianapolis (note: the teams were split up on two different fields and I spent the day... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Can the Colts be an example for the Bears as they rebuild?The Bears practice at Halas Hall on August 18th. LAKE FOREST – If you think fi
Can the Colts be an example for the Bears as they rebuild?
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
The Bears practice at Halas Hall on August 18th. LAKE FOREST – If you think five wins last year was bad, you weren’t in Indianapolis in 2011. When Peyton Manning was out with a neck injury, the victories went with it. Almost all of them. It wasn’t... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Skipper delivers Pompey warning - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Skipper delivers Pompey warning
Chichester Observer / Posted 17 days ago
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Northwest Herald
Take 3: What were the positives and negatives from Chicago Bears training camp?Fishbain: I felt I was doing a disservice to my Twitter followers at times duri
Take 3: What were the positives and negatives from Chicago Bears training camp?
Northwest Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Fishbain: I felt I was doing a disservice to my Twitter followers at times during camp when I'd mention how impressive Alshon Jeffery or Matt Forte looked. Those guys should be performing at a high level. So for my star of Bears camp, I go with Eddie... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Bears' Likely Opening Game Starting LineupCornerbacks: Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings Safeties: Antrel Rolle and Adrian Am
Bears' Likely Opening Game Starting Lineup
Bleacher Report / Posted 18 days ago
Cornerbacks: Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings Safeties: Antrel Rolle and Adrian Amos After veteran cornerback Charles Tillman suffered an injury in Week 2 last season against the San Francisco 49ers, 2014 first-round pick Kyle Fuller was thrust into a... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Plymouth 1 Pompey 2 - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Plymouth 1 Pompey 2
Chichester Observer / Posted 19 days ago
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Northwest Herald
Chicago Bears training camp notebook: August 15The other two involved the continued development of Shea McClellin at inside li
Chicago Bears training camp notebook: August 15
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 days ago
The other two involved the continued development of Shea McClellin at inside linebacker and Jay Cutler's first camp interception. McClellin said he was “laying in the weeds” when he undercut Cutler’s pass intended for Martellus Bennett, snapping... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Despite exhibition win, Bears don't offer many reasons for confidenceThe Bears left Soldier Field with a victory Thursday night, putting together a
Despite exhibition win, Bears don't offer many reasons for confidence
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
The Bears left Soldier Field with a victory Thursday night, putting together a dominant second half in a 27-10 blowout of the Dolphins. Still, no one in the locker room was viewing the result as emphatic proof the team will be charging toward the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
New Bears coaches, new Bears system, same Bears lousinessLinebacker Pernell McPhee was supposed to represent violent play of the Bears’
New Bears coaches, new Bears system, same Bears lousiness
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Linebacker Pernell McPhee was supposed to represent violent play of the Bears’ new 3-4 defense. He sure talked big, salivating over the chance to hurt someone entering the exhibition opener. And he still might get around to playing that way, but the... Read more
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News Mail
Golf and bowls notesRESULTS of games played at the Isis Bowls Club: Tuesday, August 4 - D. Jones,
Golf and bowls notes
News Mail / Posted 21 days ago
RESULTS of games played at the Isis Bowls Club: Tuesday, August 4 - D. Jones, L. Ackroyd, P. Mete def D. Saunders, K. Vandermaal, K. Burton 26-21. Thursday, August 6 - D. Saunders, P. Park, D. Haley def K. Vandermaal, B. Cowan, P. Mete 23-15; M.... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins is right - it's time technicolor got the boot​Kids everywhere want to mirror the look of their football heroes - whether the
Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins is right - it's time technicolor got the boot
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
​Kids everywhere want to mirror the look of their football heroes - whether the youngsters support Walsall or Real Madrid. Besides wanting to wear replica kits, young football fans also want to wear the same style and colour boots as their... Read more
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Everton FC
Stadium Branding Takes ShapeAn Everton Fans’ Forum project has seen new signage and artwork introduced arou
Stadium Branding Takes Shape
Everton FC / Posted 22 days ago
An Everton Fans’ Forum project has seen new signage and artwork introduced around Goodison Park – and members of the Forum recently had the chance to see the fruits of their labour in person. Some of the Blues’ most iconic figures have been embossed... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Quick analysis of Chicago Bears first preseason unofficial depth chartAs a general rule of thumb, rookies tend to start out at or near the bottom on
Quick analysis of Chicago Bears first preseason unofficial depth chart
Northwest Herald / Posted 22 days ago
As a general rule of thumb, rookies tend to start out at or near the bottom on most clubs. It's not that Eddie Goldman and Jeremy Langford haven't impressed in camp - on the contrary, both have stood out. It's more a formality. * indicates... Read more
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Salon.com
The worst Best Picture decade: How “Crash” capped off the strange crossover years when the Academy lost its collective mindFilmmakers are so relentless at promoting their work that the recent statement
The worst Best Picture decade: How “Crash” capped off the strange crossover years when the Academy lost its collective mind
Salon.com / Posted 23 days ago
Filmmakers are so relentless at promoting their work that the recent statement by Paul Haggis that “Was it the best film of the year? I don’t think so,” he said. “There were great films that year. Good Night, and Good Luck – amazing film. Capote –... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Jay Cutler Remains Nearly Perfect In CampJay Cutler. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune) BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Ten things
Hoge's 10 Bears Things: Jay Cutler Remains Nearly Perfect In Camp
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 24 days ago
Jay Cutler. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune) BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Ten things you need to know as the Bears finalize preparation for Thursday’s preseason game against the Dolphins: 1. Jay Cutler’s no-interception streak can’t be ignored. On the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
5 observations from Monday's Bears practiceHere are five observations from Monday's practice ahead of Thursday’s exhibitio
5 observations from Monday's Bears practice
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Here are five observations from Monday's practice ahead of Thursday’s exhibition game against the Dolphins 1. Third-year wideout Marquess Wilson had the top highlight of practice with a leaping one-handed catch during a live 2-minute drill session.... Read more
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Everton FC
Who Was Everton's First Substitute?Arouna Kone received widespread acclaim on Saturday following his eventful came
Who Was Everton's First Substitute?
Everton FC / Posted 25 days ago
Arouna Kone received widespread acclaim on Saturday following his eventful cameo from the bench in the 2-2 draw with Watford. An assist and an important equaliser to salvage a point was a great way to start the new season for the Ivorian, who had... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
As Everton FC launch green kit, a look at which colours Blues have worn over the yearsFor the first time in the club’s 137-year history, Everton’s outfield players w
As Everton FC launch green kit, a look at which colours Blues have worn over the years
Liverpool Echo / Posted 26 days ago
For the first time in the club’s 137-year history, Everton’s outfield players will don green-coloured jerseys for next Saturday’s trip to Southampton. Traditionally a colour reserved for goalkeepers – when Neville Southall first plumped for an... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Bears Camp Update: Five Defensive ThoughtsThe Chicago Bears are taking advantage of a weekend away from Bourbonnais and t
Bears Camp Update: Five Defensive Thoughts
NBC Chicago / Posted 27 days ago
The Chicago Bears are taking advantage of a weekend away from Bourbonnais and the rigors of training camp over the next two days, but with only two practices remaining until their preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins, we’re taking stock of... Read more
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