1. 3 Undrafted Chicago Bears Players Who Could Prove to Be Gems

    As is typically the case, nobody is expecting much from the undrafted free agents who joined the Chicago Bears in 2013. There are three guys who shouldn ’t be written off so quickly, however...

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  2. Chicago Bears: 7 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise After OTAs

    Organized Team Activities (OTAs) are in full swing, which means Chicago Bears fans can get a sense of who is impressing the new coaching staff...

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  3. NBA Finals 2013: Major Advantages the Spurs Have Over the Heat

    The San Antonio Spurs have their work cut out for them against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat. It seems easy to predict the winner in the 2013 NBA Finals ; LeBron James and the Heat should roll to their second straight title...

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  4. MLB Draft 2013: Top Can't-Miss Prospects in Class

    Major League Baseball’s 2013 draft is taking place June 6 through June 8, and there are several big-name players that could turn around struggling franchises...

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  5. Predicting the Chicago Bears' NFC North Record in 2013

    With rosters relatively solidified in the NFL , the Chicago Bears ’ place in the NFC North is much clearer. A third-place finish in 2012, even with 10 wins, was a disappointment and cost Lovie Smith his job...

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  6. Can Jon Bostic Be the Next Brian Urlacher for the Chicago Bears?

    With all-time great Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher having recently retired, rookie Jon Bostic faces the question: Can he fill Urlacher's cleats in Chicago? Urlacher ...

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  7. Eastern Conference Finals 2013: How Indiana Pacers Can Shock Miami

    The Miami Heat are the obvious favorites to advance to the NBA Finals out of the Eastern Conference, but don’t be surprised if the Indiana Pacers send the Heat packing...

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  8. French Open 2013: Lower-Ranked Players Who Will Cause Major Upsets

    The names of the top three or four male and female tennis stars are well known, but some players outside of the top 10 could easily make a splash at the French Open this year too...

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  9. NBA Superstars Aren't Super Without Help

    The Memphis Grizzlies sent one of the biggest NBA superstars packing by eliminating Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2013 playoffs...

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  10. Knicks vs. Pacers: Carmelo Anthony Will Choke Again

    New York Knicks fans should be nervous about Carmelo Anthony ’s play in Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers. It’s been a tale of two Melos so far this series...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball 2013: Kelly Johnson and Other Legitimate Long-Term Pickups

    In the fantasy baseball world, it’s difficult to discern if a player will be scorching hot for a week, a month, or a season. For example, owners who picked up Edwin Encarnacion in 2012 reaped the benefits for the whole season...

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  12. Expectations for Chicago Bears Rookie Marquess Wilson in 2013

    By now, the story on Marquess Wilson, the Chicago Bears ’ seventh-round draft choice, is well-known. The talented college receiver broke team rules, left Washington State, lambasted the coaching staff and hurt his draft stock...

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  13. Early Predictions for Chicago Bears' Key Position Battles

    The Chicago Bears ’ strategy this offseason was to acquire players at positions of need, which has left their depth chart crowded and convoluted in places. Position battles in training camp will definitely be intense...

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  14. 5 Most Overrated Chicago Bears in Franchise History

    In the entire history of the Chicago Bears , a quarterback stands atop the list of most overrated players. Underneath him are a defensive lineman, an offensive lineman, a linebacker, and a wide receiver...

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  15. NBA Playoffs 2013: X-Factors for Each Team in 2nd Round

    With one game finished in each NBA second-round series, there are some emerging X-factors for each matchup. The top seeds are both up in the West, while the lower seeds are ahead in the East...

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  16. Warriors vs. Spurs: Andrew Bogut's Surge Will End Against San Antonio

    Warriors center Andrew Bogut ’s recent strong play has been a feel-good story in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, a second-round matchup with the San Antonio Spurs will be the end of that story...

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  17. Biggest Needs the Chicago Bears Still Must Address After the 2013 NFL Draft

    The Chicago Bears exited the NFL draft with a bolstered offensive line and linebacker corps, but they still have a few important needs. While those needs are few, it is surprising that Phil Emery left the Bears with any holes...

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  18. NBA Draft 2013: Best Underclassman Centers to Enter the Draft

    All underclassmen who are leaving have now declared for the 2013 NBA draft, so teams that aren ’t in the playoffs can turn their full attention to evaluating talent...

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  19. Warriors vs. Nuggets: Keys for Golden State to Finish Off Denver in Game 5

    The Golden State Warriors are poised to defeat the Denver Nuggets in five games and establish themselves as legitimate contenders for years to come. Nascent superstar Stephen Curry has had just a little bit to do with that...

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  20. John Wetzel: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Boston College OT

    Boston College’s John Wetzel grades out as a 60.0 player (according to NFL.com ), making the offensive lineman a potential late-round selection. Wetzel might turn out to be a steal toward the end of the draft...

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  21. D.C. Jefferson: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Rutgers Tight End

    D.C. Jefferson wants to prove he’s more than a blocking tight end. After the East-West game, Jefferson said he “caught [scouts] off guard” by “making catches they didn’t think I could make” (via www...

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  22. 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Ranking Best Picks from Round 1

    With the conclusion of the 2013 NFL draft’s first round, there were some clear winners and losers around the league. E.J. Manuel and Travis Frederick were the most obvious reaches, while there were several steals in the first round...

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  23. NFL Draft 2013 Round 1: GMs Who Made All the Right Moves

    The NFL offseason is when many general managers need to prove themselves as competent decision-makers, and the 2013 NFL draft was no exception...

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  24. Power Ranking the Chicago Bears 2013 Schedule from Easiest to Hardest Games

    If head coach Marc Trestman is going to take the Chicago Bears to the playoffs in his first season, he certainly has his work cut out for him. The NFL released team schedules on Thursday night, and the Bears have a tough one...

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  25. How the Washington Wizards Can Wreck the Chicago Bulls' Playoff Hopes

    The last game of the NBA regular season holds important implications for the Chicago Bulls. With Monday night’s victory over the Orlando Magic, Chicago is only a half game back from Atlanta for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference...

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