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Chicago's Jahlil Okafor is one of the top high school basketball players in the class of 2014, which is earning him plenty of attention from major college basketball programs and talent evaluators.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews was one of many players across the NHL to receive the good news about the lockout on Sunday. He's looking forward to being able to return to the ice.
The Chicago Bears fell short of the playoffs for the second consecutive season, leaving questions about head coach Lovie Smith's future with the team.
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and Tyler Eifert could be off the board early in the 2013 NFL Draft.
A late first-half interception proved costly for Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears. Cutler took responsibility for the miscue after the game.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly realizes what his team is up against in the 2013 BCS National Championship game. The Alabama Crimson Tide come in looking for their second straight title.
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is reportedly set to interview for the Boston College head coaching position this week.
Following Notre Dame's win over USC on Saturday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly said he thought linebacker Manti Te'o was as worthy of the Heisman Trophy as anyone else in college football.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te'o wasn't completely happy with the way his team's defense played against USC, but they were good enough to deliver a win.