Bears special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis’ task? Fixing Devin Hester
It’s not like Dave Toub would just wind up Devin Hester and let him go. But coaching Hester usually was the least of his concerns as the Bears’ special-teams coordinator. Joe DeCamillis isn’t so fortunate. As the Bears’ special-teams coordinator under new coach Marc Trestman, DeCamillis has inherited one of the best special-teams units in the NFL with a particularly high-profile challenge: getting Hester right again. The most productive returner in NFL history, Hester struggled through the most trying season of his seven-year career in 2012. He failed to return a kick or punt for a touchdown after returning six …
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Cubs prospect Jorge Soler ejected after bat incident
Cubs’ prospect Jorge Soler was ejected from the Daytona Cubs game Wednesday night after charging the opponent’s dugout with a bat after a bench-clearing incident, according to several reports from the game. “It was kind of a nightmare,” Daytona manager Dave Keller told the Daytona Beach News-Journal after the 14-9 loss to Clearwater in the Class A Florida State League game. Soler, the 21-year-old Cuban defector who signed a nine-year, $30-million contract with the Cubs last summer, did not swing the bat, according to the newspaper, and teammates and at least one coach pulled him back to his own dugout. …
Jags GM content sticking with No. 2 pick
Two weeks removed from his first draft as Jacksonville Jaguars general manager, Dave Caldwell said while he could trade down, the franchise will be very happy to stay at No. 2.
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New Blackhawks acquisition Michal Handzus to play right wing, take draws
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman acquired Michal Handzus from the Sharks on Monday to give his team some depth at center. At the same time, Bowman said he was pleased with the four centers he already has — Jonathan Toews, Dave Bolland, Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger — and said he’d leave it up to coach Joel Quenneville to figure out where Handzus fits. The answer, for now: Right wing. Handzus skated on the fourth line with Kruger and Brandon Bollig on Thursday. But the versatile veteran will handle key face-offs for the line. Handzus has won 55.6 percent of …