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Report: Chicago Bear Hurt So Badly He Could Lose Leg

Vascular surgeons reportedly operated on Zach Miller Sunday night

(Newser) - Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered an ugly-looking knee dislocation in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, but according to an ESPN report, the reality is even uglier. The network reports that a "regular dislocation" would be considered "serious," but sources tell the network'... More »

NFL Hands Down Punishment for Scary Hit on Packers Player

Bears' Danny Trevathan suspended for 2 games

(Newser) - The NFL has suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan for two games for his frightening hit against Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams, the AP reports. The league announced the punishment on Saturday. Trevathan has three business days to appeal the suspension. More »

Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Spectacular NFL Stunt

They unfurled banner from roof truss

(Newser) - Two Dakota Access Pipeline protesters were arrested after a stunt that left them dangling from a roof truss at US Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon during the Minnesota Vikings' season finale against the Chicago Bears. The pair sneaked up the truss and rappelled down at the start of the second quarter... More »

For $2, Watch KC Chiefs Play ... in -15 Degrees

Kansas City just one of Sunday's games facing severe cold

(Newser) - For those wanting to see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tennesee Titans in hopes of sealing a playoff berth, all you needed Sunday was $2 and whole heck of a lot of inner fortitude, reports the AP . Of course, that's assuming you can handle the minus-15 wind... More »

Cops: NFL Player Ignored Restraining Order

Ray McDonald arrested for 2nd time in 3 days

(Newser) - If the Chicago Bears were still giving Ray McDonald more chances, he would be up to at least four by now. The defensive lineman was arrested yesterday—for the second time in less than 72 hours—for allegedly violating a restraining order issued after he was accused of assaulting a... More »

Police: NFL Player 'Assaulted Victim' as She Held Baby

Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald 62 days after signing him

(Newser) - "We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear." That from Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace regarding Ray McDonald, who has been released from the team following his arrest yesterday morning on... More »

Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Crush Illinois 'Hood

At least 5 dead, officials confirm

(Newser) - Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest today, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities and killing five, officials confirmed. Among the deaths: An elderly man and his sister who died when a tornado struck their farm house in southern Illinois' Washington County. The tornadoes sent people scrambling... More »

Eagles' Reid, Bears' Smith Among Slew of NFL Firings

'Black Monday' sees Romeo Crennel, Norv Turner, and more exit

(Newser) - The NFL regular season ended yesterday, and that means today the heads were rolling. A slew of big-name coaches are out of jobs after lackluster seasons, ESPN reports. Including…
  • Andy Reid : To the surprise of exactly no one, the coach who won more games than any other in Eagles history
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Mike Ditka Has 'Minor Stroke'

Former coach says 'it's no big deal'

(Newser) - Mike Ditka suffered a "very minor stroke" yesterday and ended up in the hospital, he tells the Chicago Tribune . "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal," says the 73-year-old. Still, he won't be working for ESPN this NFL weekend, according to... More »

Tim Tebow: Miracle Worker

Sports analysts agog after Denver Broncos' latest victory

(Newser) - After a stunning performance in yesterday's last-minute 13-10 victory against the Chicago Bears, sports commentators are wondering if Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow really is capable of miracles.
  • Declaring Tebow his "personal quarterback and savior," Jeff Neuman at RealClearSports catalogs five miracles made in last night's
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'85 Bear Turns Down Obama Invite

Dan Hampton doesn't care for Obama

(Newser) - As President Obama prepares to honor the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears , one player is having none of it. Defensive tackle Dan Hampton says he has three reasons for not going to the Oct. 7 event, USA Today reports: First, families aren’t invited. “Secondly, I'm not a fan... More »

Obama to Honor Chicago Bears— the '85 Bears

Challenger disaster prevented initial celebration

(Newser) - Two and a half decades later, the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears team is finally getting its White House ceremony. The original one was canceled because of the Challenger disaster; now, President Obama is inviting the team back on Oct 7. Though two of the team’s central players, Walter Payton... More »

NFL Lockout Over, London's Calling

Tampa, Chicago will play league's fifth regular-season game at Wembley

(Newser) - With the lockout over, the NFL will return to London for a fifth straight year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 23 in the fifth regular-season game in the British capital. The game had been under threat because of negotiations over a... More »

Woman Guilty in Murder of NFL Star's Pregnant Lover

Marni Yang faces mandatory life sentence

(Newser) - Former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle's real estate agent and sometime lover has been found guilty in the 2007 murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Prosecutors said Marni Yang used nasty anonymous letters to try to drive off other women involved with Gayle but her jealousy turned murderous when she learned Rhoni... More »

Rival Hires Guy Fired Over Packers Tie

Chicago car salesman John Stone not out of work for long

(Newser) - Score one for a worker's right to choose his own tie: a Chicago car salesman fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work has a new job at a rival Chevrolet dealership. John Stone says his former boss offered him his old job back after his firing made... More »

Chicago Man Fired for Wearing Packers Tie

Boss sends John Stone packing, cites Bears-related advertising

(Newser) - A Chicago man who wore a Green Bay Packers tie to work yesterday was sacked for it, the Tribune reports. John Stone, a salesman at a Chevrolet dealership, says he donned the tie in honor of his grandmother, a Packers fan who was buried on Friday. His boss told him... More »

Packers Beat Bears, Head to Super Bowl

The 21-14 win means Green Bay will face New York or Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a saving tackle, BJ Raji returned an interception for a score and Sam Shields had two interceptions to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-14 win over the Chicago Bears in today's NFC championship game. The victory sends the Packers to... More »

Jets Stun Patriots, Bears Beat Seahawks

Jets to face Steelers, Bears go up against Packers

(Newser) - The Chicago Bears and the New York Jets won their respective games today, and will move on in the NFL playoffs:
  • Jay Cutler ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more, and the Chicago defense manhandled Seattle early for a 35-24 victory today, lifting the Bears into the NFC championship
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Fan Plunges to Death at Chicago Stadium

Man appeared to leap during Bears, Eagles game: witnesses

(Newser) - A man plunged 20 feet to his death from Chicago's Soldier Field football stadium during a Bears game against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. Witnesses said the man, who has been identified as 23-year-old Stuart Haverty of Woodstock, Ill., appeared to run to a ledge in an upper-level seating area and... More »

'85 Bears Redo 'Shuffle' for Super Bowl Ad

Jim McMahon and team recreate video for Sprint

(Newser) - The '85 Bears have redone their famous "Super Bowl Shuffle" for a cell phone commercial to appear during this year's Super Bowl. Former quarterback Jim McMahon and the rest of the team—even Mike Ditka this time—filmed the spot for Sprint. "I told them there'd be no... More »

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