New season, new coach, inspires new attitude about Jay Cutler
RICK TELANDER: Are you ready to cut Jay Cutler some slack? I am. It’s a new year for football and there is much new about the Bears, so why not turn over the leaves, let bygones be bygones (bye-bye, Brian Urlacher!) and look in the bushes for new birdies?
In NYC, Strains of Solidarity With Rival Boston
New Yorkers show strains of solidarity with longtime rival Boston _ even in Yankee Stadium
New Bears coach Marc Trestman has need for speed
With a back-to-basics approach, every new NFL coach channels Vince (‘‘Gentleman, this is a football’’) Lombardi on the first day of practice. That’s as close as most of them ever get. ‘‘Our only goal today was to practice fast,’’ Marc Trestman said after his first practice as Bears coach Tuesday at the Walter Payton Center. ‘‘To try to develop how we want to practice, a tempo of practice where we can keep our players off the ground and make sure that we can get them to the next place safely and still get competition between the [first-team offense] and [first-team …
Tragedy hits close to home as Theo Epstein’s twin brother ran Boston Marathon
The bombings in Boston Monday sent shock waves through the Cubs’ front offices, where several executives have strong ties to New England, including Boston native Theo Epstein. “All my thoughts are with my hometown, the people of Boston,” the Cubs’ team president said before Tuesday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers – and against the backdrop of heightened security efforts at the ballpark in the wake of Monday’s deadly events at the Boston Marathon. Epstein’s twin brother Paul ran the Boston Marathon, finishing about 45 minutes before the first explosion, Theo said. “My brother had actually called me right after …
Boston's beloved day, dissolved in chaos and tears
BOSTON -- It dawned chilly, clear and blue, a parsimonious but perfect serving of New England springtime that - because it came on the third Monday in April - unquestionably called for a celebration....