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Lovie, Bears Regretting Their Divorce

Mike Tanier, Bleacher Report

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Bob Nightengale, USA Today

Cubs, Red Sox in Position to Deal

Anthony Castrovince, Sports on Earth

Bears Just Can't Do Anything Right

Adam L. Jahns, Chicago Sun-Times

We all know a couple that divorced, loudly and endlessly, searing a scorched path across their personal lives like a meteor entering the atmosphere, their sadness and rage sudden...(full article)

Thinking back to Derrick Rose's interview sessions during Team USA training camp this past summer, what stands out -- besides how forthright and candid he was -- is what Rose alw...(full article)

They have a staggering $256 million payroll, and now they have baseball's most expensive front office to go along with it. And with six current and former general managers now wor...(full article)

The Red Sox and Cubs both finished in last place this year. But for all intents and purposes on the baseball calendar, this year is now last year, and the new year technically begi...(full article)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — It was another wretched start in a wretched season for the Bears. And that’s putting it delicately. Where were all of coach Marc Trestman’s bye-week adjustm...(full article)

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