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Deonte Thompson not backing down from Bears challenge

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

Deonte Thompson led the NFL in kickoff returns, was second in kickoff return yardage and had his first 100-yard receiving game of his five-year career last season. But it wasn’t exactly a breakout season at either position. So it was no surprise that the Bears searched for upgrades. They signed Bennie Cunningham to compete with […]

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber on long-running offensive slump: ‘I’m over it’

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

Hey, did you hear the big news out of Thursday’s 13-10 Reds victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field? No, not the nine-spot the Reds hung on Cubs starter Jon Lester for a preposterous 9-0 second-inning lead. Not the fact that Lester, perhaps the Cubs’ most important pitcher, was escorted off the field by a […]

Utah notes: Utes will have six captains this season

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah football announced its captains for 2017. The leadership group, as chosen by the players, includes defensive tackles Lowell Lotulelei and Filipo Mokofisi; offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe and quarterback Troy Williams; plus special teams standouts Christian Drews and Mitch WIshnowsky. The results made Utah coach Kyle Whittingham happy. “I think the […]

Lovie Smith responds to anthem protests; wants players to be involved

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

National anthem protests have been a hot topic in sports as of late, especially in the football community. Illinois head coach Lovie Smith was asked Thursday on Mad Dog Sports Radio show what he would think if one of his players decided to protest during the national anthem. “This is what I tell our players,” […]

How Cubs manager Joe Maddon kept the Apocalypse from coming this week

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

Whether Joe Maddon’s fiery exchange with umpires Wednesday night proves to be a harbinger of less tolerance as the games get bigger down the stretch, the Cubs manager seemed sure of only this much by Thursday: He may have helped prevent the Apocalypse. “Listen, I really believe had I not done that and the game […]

Kevin Durant says he won’t visit the White House if the Warriors are invited

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

The Golden State Warriors still haven’t received a formal invite to the White House, but Kevin Durant is on the record as saying he won’t attend if they receive one. Durant told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he doesn’t respect US President Donald Trump and won’t visit the White House. “I won’t do that,” said Durant. […]

BYU football: Loss of Francis Bernard a big blow to the Cougar defense

17 Aug , 2017 Sports

PROVO — The BYU defense had been practicing without assumed starting linebacker Francis Bernard for a while, and now will have to make do without him for the entire 2017 season. The Cougars released information just prior to Thursday’s open practice that Bernard will redshirt due to “personal reasons (and) will be a junior for […]