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Bears salary-cap analysis: Ryan Poles’ to-do list includes potential Roquan Smith extension, veteran cuts
Kevin Fishbain
Feb 14
86
With the 2022 offseason officially underway, we analyze the salary-cap decisions, from cuts to extensions, for new Bears GM Ryan Poles.
His production down and his future uncertain, Blackhawks’ Dominik Kubalik is a trade-deadline enigma
Mark Lazerus
Feb 14
72
Kubalik is in the last year of his contract and his numbers are down across the board. What exactly do the Blackhawks have in him?
Recruiting revisited: Ranking college football’s Class of 2018, four years later
Max Olson
Feb 14
85
Georgia delivers, Cincinnati lays its foundation, and Buffalo rises more than 100 spots in Year 5 of our annual evaluations.
All-time greatest Super Bowl halftime show rankings: Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lead the way
Rhiannon Walker
Feb 13
571
Since the '90s, Super Bowl halftime shows have become full-on pop-culture-phenomenon moments. Here's a list of the best shows so far.
Hawkeyes in the NFL: Top Iowa news, notes and numbers in pro football this season
Scott Dochterman
Feb 13
7
Ahead of the Super Bowl, we take a closer look at the notable performances of former Hawkeyes in the NFL this season.
DeMar DeRozan stretches streak with 38 points, Nikola Vučević pitches in as Bulls top Thunder
Darnell Mayberry
Feb 13
53
DeRozan has five consecutive games with at least 35 points, and Vučević’s put up 31 and 15 rebounds as the injury-wracked Bulls prevailed.
Lazerus: Patrick Kane wants to have a voice in the Blackhawks’ direction, and the next GM would be wise to listen
Mark Lazerus
Feb 13
126
"As players ... you know a lot about the league," Kane said. "It's definitely something that I feel management can lean on."
Bulls beat Wolves, but Zach LaVine’s back and more bubble as concerns
Darnell Mayberry
Feb 12
46
The short-handed Bulls kept pace in the Eastern Conference standings after their worrisome but vital win over the Timberwolves.
Building a new offense for Justin Fields, having faith in veteran defensive stalwarts and more: 5 Bears takeaways
Adam Jahns
Feb 11
36
The Bears' three new coordinators — Luke Getsy, Alan Williams and Richard Hightower — met the media on Thursday.
Zach Harper’s NBA trade deadline rewind: Reassessing the 2021 moves, one year later
Zach Harper
Feb 11
28
Were those long-term investments or sacrifices worth it? Did the playoff push rentals pay off? It's time to reflect.
Bracket Watch: Let’s play The Blind Résumé Challenge!
Brian Bennett
Feb 11
105
Who joins Gonzaga and Auburn on the No. 1 seed line? Take out challenge and make your picks.
A WR with a 100-mph fastball? Dual-sport Iowa frosh Brody Brecht hopes to shine on the diamond and the gridiron
Scott Dochterman
Feb 11
13
Brecht, a three-star football signee in the 2021 class, was a top-100 MLB prospect coming out of HS and will play both sports at Iowa.
NHL players dish on their favorite subtle skills around the league: ‘I don’t know how he does that’
Mark Lazerus
Feb 11
258
We asked more than 20 NHL stars for the unique skill they most admire in other players.
Designated hitter candidates for every National League team
The Athletic MLB Staff
Feb 11
161
MLB is adopting a universal designated hitter in 2022, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. How will NL teams respond?
Mayberry: Why Bulls were biggest loser at NBA trade deadline
Darnell Mayberry
Feb 11
156
Silence from the Bulls at the trade deadline didn’t come as a surprise — but it may come back to haunt them.
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