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Kevin Jeffers is a newsroom contributor for SB Nation. He is an avid reader, writer, Atlanta sports fan (RIP Thrashers), Hyrule savior, indie music fan, Matt Ryan apologist, Simpsons quoter, Apple snob and Jason Heyward altar worshiper. He also grew up in Alabama while somehow never uttering the phrases Roll Tide or War Eagle with sincerity.

MJD says holdout helped him stay fresh

Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout helped him stay fresh and healthy, according to Maurice Jones-Drew

Former Thornton High School Star Reggie Smith Is Transferring To Eastern Illinois

Ex-UNLV guard Reggie Smith has transferred to Eastern Illinois.

Chicago Bears Pessimistic Brian Urlacher Will Be Ready For Week 1

Week 1 isn't looking likely for Brian Urlacher, or so the Bears reportedly are saying.

Chicago White Sox Starter Chris Sale Getting Love From New York Yankees Players, Media

Chris Sale's dominance of the New York Yankees Wednesday night made people take notice.

Chicago Marathon 3-Time Champ Liliya Shobukhova Will Go For 4th Straight Title

Liliya Shobukhova will look for her fourth straight Chicago Marathon title.

Henry Dickinson Injury: Illinois Linebacker Out For The Season

Linebacker Henry Dickinson will miss the 2012 season for Illinois with fractures in his leg and ankle.

Madden '13 Rankings: Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte Is 6th Best At His Position

Matt Forte is the sixth best running back in Madden '13.

Bears DT Stephen Paea Hopeful To Play By Preseason Finale

Bears DT Stephen Paea looks to return to practice later this week and play in the preseason finale.

Chicago Bears Sign Safety Mark LeGree

Former fifth-round pick Mark LeGree was signed by Chicago on Monday to help flush out a thinning secondary corps.

Brandon Hardin Injury: Bears Take Cautious Route With Safety

Brandon Hardin says he feels well enough to play, but the Bears will wait until MRI results are in before deciding what to do with rookie safety.