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Marv Levy: Bears couldn’t have picked a better consultant than Bill Polian

The former Bills head coach said his hometown team — he grew up at the corner of 71st Street and Stony Island Avenue on the South Side — is in good hands.

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Michigan agrees to $490 million settlement over sexual abuse by university doctor

A number of football players and other athletes have come forward to accuse Dr. Robert Anderson, who died in 2008, of sexually abusing them.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Harris helped Delta State University win three straight national titles in the 1970s and earned a silver medal for the United States at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Harris was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992 as the first Black woman to earn that honor.

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Northwestern can’t knock off No. 8 Wisconsin as Johnny Davis scores 27

The Wildcats lost for the fifth time in six games and have dropped seven straight to the Badgers.

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Ramblers rout Aces for 10th consecutive win

Luke Williamson scored 15 to lead No. 22 Loyola.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Ice fishing nearly everywhere; smattering of perch fishing

Ice fishing, no surprise, is nearly everywhere in the Chicago area and leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Former NBA player Rex Chapman joins CNN’s new streaming service

CNN announced Tuesday that the weekly program "will include intimate conversations with athletes, entertainers and everyday heroes as Chapman looks for the silver lining beyond today’s toughest headlines."

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Sky’s Lexie Brown to play in Athletes Unlimited’s inaugural season

Athletes Unlimited’s 44-player roster includes Ty Young, Jantel Lavender, Kelsey Mitchell, Natasha Cloud and Sydney Colson. The six-week, 30-game season tips off Jan. 26 at the Sports Center of Las Vegas.

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High school basketball schedule for Jan. 18-Jan. 24

The full schedule for the next seven days.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Three-Pointer: Kyle Thomas commits, Brother Rice’s hot start, referee shortage

One of the state’s top uncommitted prospects, Benet’s Kyle Thomas, ended his recruitment last week with a commitment to Eastern Illinois.

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Stafford propels Rams in rout of Cardinals

Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his first playoff victory, and the Rams roared to a 34-11 win.

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Blackhawks notebook: Marc-Andre Fleury’s stellar January keeps getting better

Fleury is 4-0-1 with a .956 save percentage in his last five starts, including a heroic effort in the Hawks’ 3-2 shootout loss Monday.

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Remembering Les Grobstein — and the Lee Elia rant

The radio icon’s death brings back memories of the former Cubs manager’s tirade in 1983 and a column-that-wasn’t two decades later.

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Defenseman Seth Jones’ absence finally catches up to Blackhawks in loss to Kraken

Jones tested out of COVID-19 protocols Monday but missed his fourth straight game, and the Hawks’ undermanned defense cracked without its biggest minutes-eater in a 3-2 shootout loss.

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Bulls drop fourth consecutive game, fall to Grizzlies in Memphis

Besides a dust-up involving Grizzlies star Ja Morant and Bulls big man Tony Bradley, the visiting team didn’t offer up much resistance after the first quarter.

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Bears look to Chris Ballard’s Colts for help

Assistant general manager Ed Dodds — Ballard’s right-hand man — interviewed for the GM position Monday. Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus interviewed for the head coaching position.

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Big flatheads on little tungsten jigs: A flurry of big flatheads on the ice at the Chain O’Lakes

Brian Marcinkiewicz earned Fish of the Week honors for a big flathead catfish caught ice fishing on the Chain O’Lakes.

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2022 WNBA free agency: Our latest reporting

As the Sky’s roster stands now, coach/general manager James Wade has four contracted players: Candace Parker, Azurá Stevens, Dana Evans and Ruthy Hebard.

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Courtney Vandersloot’s return to the Sky not a sure thing

Vandersloot has several meetings scheduled, a league source told the Sun-Times on Monday.

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Bulls about to get defensive with guard Alex Caruso on his way back

Caruso finally tested out of the health and safety protocols, getting work in on Monday. While his minutes will still be a question, as long as there are no setbacks he will play Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Purdue 96, Illinois 88 (2OT): Andre Curbelo makes long-awaited return in instant classic

Is it Feb. 10 yet? That’s when the Illini and Boilermakers meet again.

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Clock’s ticking: Bears should try to wrap up general manager search this week

There’s a lot of work to do as the Bears prepare for free agency and the draft. The sooner they line up a general manager and coach, the better.

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Stefanie Dolson is scheduled to meet with Aces, Dream and Sky

A source confirmed to the Sun-Times that Dolson has met with the New York Liberty and over the next week will meet with the Las Vegas Aces, Atlanta Dream and Sky.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Les Grobstein, 670 The Score overnight host, dead at 69

The Chicago sports broadcasting icon died Sunday at his home, the station announced Monday.

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Mahomes leads Chiefs to wild-card romp over Steelers

He threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns, Travis Kelce caught a TD pass and threw for one and the Chiefs sent Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into his anticipated retirement with a 42-21 blowout.

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This You Gotta See: Illinois-Purdue Monday arrives — and that’s game-of-the-year good

The highest-ranked squad in the Big Ten? The Boilermakers. The highest ceiling? We’ll see.

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49ers hang on late for wild-card victory over Cowboys

Deebo Samuel ran 26 yards for a touchdown the play after an interception by Dak Prescott, and the 49ers held on for a 23-17 victory.

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Phillips grad Jahleel Billingsley transfers to Texas

The former Phillips star, who entered the portal after Alabama lost to Georgia in the national championship game, announced Sunday on Instagram he’s transferring to Texas.

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Brady throws for 2 TDs as Super Bowl champions dominate Eagles

The three-time league MVP finished off the Eagles with TD passes of 2 yards to Rob Gronkowski and 36 yards to Mike Evans, improving his dazzling playoff record to 35-11.

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Why Bears chairman George McCaskey must focus on offensive-minded candidates

The last five Super Bowl champions have finished among the top five in the NFL in points per game and among the top seven in yards per game. Good luck winning with ball control and defense.

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Blackhawks’ Lukas Reichel shows skill, confidence during 2-game taste of NHL

Reichel, who was sent back to the AHL on Sunday as planned, demonstrated his lofty ceiling during his first appearances with the Hawks.

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Bears catch Bills fever, interview Joe Schoen, Brian Daboll; Leslie Frazier next

The Bills have gone 34-15 over the last three seasons after decades of misery and are fresh off throttling the Patriots in the playoffs. The Bears are considering three candidates from their organization.