Cornerbacks Dennard, Gilbert could be what Bears are looking for – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWhen Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert met at the College Football Awards in December, Dennard coined a nickname for Gilbert: “Pretty Boy.” “He … Read More

Flood warnings for parts of Des Plaines, DuPage rivers – Chicago Tribune

Flood warnings for parts of Des Plaines, DuPage riversChicago TribuneUp to an inch and a half of rain has fallen across the Chicago area since Thursday, and the National Weather … Read More

Winter Olympics: Canada scores two late goals then beats Team U.S. in … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSOCHI, Russia — It was almost midnight by the Black Sea, and black was the perfect color for the occasion. The medal ceremony from hell was unfolding … Read More

Heavy snow falling in Chicago area could slow evening commute – Chicago Sun-Times

Heavy snow falling in Chicago area could slow evening commuteChicago Sun-TimesWith snow falling at 2-3 inches per hour in the Chicago area late Monday afternoon, slick roads and limited visibility … Read More

Jimmy Fallon puts NY comedy back at center stage with ‘Tonight Show’s’ return … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsNew York is “Fun City” again. The return of “The Tonight Show” after 42 years does more than destroy Los Angeles’ last gasp at comic significance — … Read More

Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’: A throwback to yesterday, or late night’s new guard? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Congratulations, Jimmy Fallon. You’ve won the “Tonight Show.” You start Monday. Now, what are you going to do with it? A lot is riding on the answer — … Read More

Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Seth Meyers and being ‘scared of’ Rahm … – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesNEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28:Host Jimmy Fallon (right) passes down the “Late Night Pickle” to Seth Meyers (left) on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on … Read More

Winter weather advisory: Up to 6 inches of snow could fall in Chicago – Chicago Sun-Times

Winter weather advisory: Up to 6 inches of snow could fall in ChicagoChicago Sun-TimesA winter weather advisory for snow across all of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana is slated to … Read More

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez don’t compare – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeIt is a bonus for baseball fans that Derek Jeter’s final season as a New York Yankee will be one that Alex Rodriguez spends in baseball banishment. Jeter will … Read More

Former White Sox manager Jim Fregosi suffers stroke – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesFILE – In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Braves scout Jim Fregosi talks in the hallway at the annual baseball general managers meeting in Orlando, Fla. Fregosi … Read More

Lawmaker wants to eliminate weather as a factor in enforcing evictions – Chicago Sun-Times

Lawmaker wants to eliminate weather as a factor in enforcing evictionsChicago Sun-TimesBut one Chicago lawmaker introduced legislation this week that would eliminate weather as a factor in enforcement of eviction … Read More

Whoops! JK Rowling says ‘Harry Potter’ ending may be wrong – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesLONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley. The hugely … Read More

Dylan Farrow renews Allen allegations – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesFILE – This Aug. 27, 2013 file photo shows director and actor Woody Allen at the French premiere of “Blue Jasmine,” in Paris. In an Op-Ed piece by Nicholas … Read More

Worst of Latest Arctic Blast Hits Midwest; Schools Canceled Again For … – The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel“Dangerously cold temperatures will continue in the Midwest for the start of the work week with wind chills in the -20s, -30s and -40s,” said meteorologist Chris … Read More

Richard Sherman Mic’d Up During NFC Championship Game – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAfter Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman deflected away San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s final pass of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game into the hands of teammate Malcolm Smith, the … Read More

Breaking Down Russell Wilson’s Struggles During the NFC Championship Game – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn’t have expected a better start to his career. After two seasons, Wilson has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the … Read More

Claudio Abbado, renowned Italian conductor, dies at 80 – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80. the main story. Related Stories. Abbado awarded classical honour. Italian conductor Claudio … Read More

Lakers lose in a different way as Bulls get 102-100 OT victory – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCHICAGO — The Lakers found a new way to lose, if that’s even possible anymore. They played well enough for 52 minutes and 59.1 seconds but the final … Read More

Peyton Manning can’t afford to wilt now – Boston Globe

Boston GlobePatriots fans think the Patriots are going to win Sunday because they are confident Tom Brady will play better than Peyton Manning in any big game. Manning will choke. … Read More

Archrivals back to test Peyton Manning in possible final game – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesBroncos QB Peyton Manning will have his neck evaluated in the offseason, which could force his retirement. | Joe Mahoney/AP. storyidforme: 60783317 tmspicid: 22014829 fileheaderid: 10416520. 1. A missing … Read More

Chris Pine takes over Jack Ryan role in formulaic ‘Shadow Recruit’ – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressHaving clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite archenemy. Cooling Russo-American relations have … Read More

Noah: Deng trade hurt, but ‘there’s no tank’ in Bulls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls are 3-0 since trading veteran forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and nobody has been more important to their recent success … Read More

‘August’ burns with dark humor – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFOOD FIGHT: Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson, from left, play battling family members. 1. Friday, January 10, 2014. PrintEmail Comments [0]. By: James Verniere. “August: Osage County” … Read More

Could Chicago Bulls be moving more players? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENO, Nev. – When news broke late Monday night that the Chicago Bulls had broken up their championship-contending core by trading Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the proverbial … Read More

What Mark Cuban, A Dead Guy, And ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Have In Common – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleMark Cuban, the billionaire investor who owns the Dallas Mavericks, will doubtless watch Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf Of Wall Street” with intense interest. He might not enjoy … Read More

McGRATH: Irish show they belong in big league – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesNotre Dame guard Eric Atkins drives the lane against Duke in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Notre … Read More

BCS title game a showcase for Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAuburn quarterback Nick Marshall is probably best known for heaving the last-minute pass that was tipped by a Georgia defensive back and resulted in a game-winning touchdown for … Read More

Lovie Smith finalizing deal to become Buccaneers coach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers were closing in on a deal Wednesday night to hire Lovie Smith as their head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told USA … Read More

Rose Bowl matchups: How Stanford and Michigan State compare – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesStaff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne analyze the matchups as Stanford and Michigan State meet Wednesday in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Stanford run game vs. Michigan … Read More

Leo DiCaprio remains in ‘love’ with Kate Winslet – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLeo DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which opened on Dec. 25 and has grossed about $34 million to date, has divided critics. Is it a ludicrously funny romp … Read More

Notre Dame defeats Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Rees passed for 319 yards in his final college game, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals and Notre Dame muddled through a 29-16 victory … Read More