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Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery will interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday, as part of a busy weekend for the hot head coaching candidate.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team received a verbal commitment from 5'9, 192-pound running back and four-star recruit Tarean Folston on Wednesday.
Chicago Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman expressed his thoughts about the decision to fire Lovie Smith earlier this week.
The Chicago Bulls (17-13) needed Taj Gibson to step up on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic with Joakim Noah (flu) out, and Gibson delivered with a big performance.
The Green Bay Packers have granted the Chicago Bears permission to interview offensive coordinator Tom Clements for Chicago's head coaching job, but the Packers have the right to delay the interview until their season is finished. Will they do it?
The Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a new head coach, and they are reportedly pursuing 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson as their top candidate.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte returned to the practice field on Thursday, and head coach Lovie Smith sounded optimistic that Forte would suit up on Sunday vs. the Lions.
Lance Briggs plans to play hard against the Detroit Lions, not just to get the win and keep playoff hopes alive, but to protect his relationship with head coach Lovie Smith.
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was recently named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, which should help him in contract negotiations with the team.
Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson needs 108 receiving yards in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears to reach 2,000 yards on the season and further advance his record-setting campaign.