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November 22, 2016 View email in browser
 

End of an era?

David Fales, come on down. You’re the next contestant on “Who wants to be a Bears quarterback?” With Jay Cutler likely out for the rest of the season, Fales returns to the Bears after he was waived on Sept. 3. Matt Barkley is likely to start Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. Was Sunday’s loss the last time we’ll see Cutler in a Bears uniform? The QB was 51-51 in 102 regular-season starts and was widely loved in Chicago (one of those facts are true). The 2-8 Bears have been embarrassing on the field this season, and now off the field with yesterday’s PED suspension for Jerrell Freeman. The only feather in their cap … at least they aren’t the Browns?

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T-r-o-u-b-l-e

The NCAA ordered Notre Dame to vacate all 21 victories from ’12-13 seasons, including the 12-0 run that ended in the national title game. What does it all mean for Brian Kelly’s future?

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Upset City

Northwestern knocked off No. 22 Texas; Chris Collins: “We came in to win.” Good plan. Illinois fell to 4-1 after an OT loss to Winthrop at home. Elsewhere: Ws for Notre Dame & Loyola.

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‘Weird’ one

Blowout loss. Two wins. Blowout loss. It’s been an interesting road trip for the Blackhawks, who lost 5-0 to the Oilers and Connor McDavid last night. Some good news: Tyler Motte, he’s back!

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Why not?

Why can’t Jimmy Butler be the NBA’s MVP? In Sunday’s win over the Lakers, he had that elusive “next-level” performance. Tonight: Physical Bulls vs. Nuggets (8 p.m., CSN).

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Arch Madness

The Cardinals have Cubs Fever – they are selling a five-game ticket package with the World Series champs and nope, not weird at all. Speaking of tickets, here’s the spring training sked.

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Inside stories from a night 108 years in the making

Join Chicago Tribune editors, reporters and photographers for a visual retelling of how they created the historic front page the day the Cubs won the World Series.

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