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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 makes fun of me because I always take ‘selfies’ on …2014 NFL Combine: Darqueze Dennard surprisingly sizzles in 40CBSSports.comOklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert emerges as NFL […]

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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 was making the commute home a slow one. “Rush hour is going to be a mess,” National Weather Service Meteorologist David Beachler said …Thundersnow in […]

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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 — it restores the most important brand name in American comedy to the biggest stage in the world.Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’: A throwback to yesterday, or late […]

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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 — especially viewers. Jay Leno hosted “Tonight,” the jewel of NBC’s late-night lineup, for 22 years, …TV highlights: ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ premieresWashington PostA […]

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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 January 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) ORG …Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’: A throwback to yesterday, or late night’s new guard?CNNJimmy […]

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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 judgments — making exceptions only if one of the occupants of the property is younger than 12 or older than 65. Rep. Monique … …read […]

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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 successful author tells Wonderland magazine she chose the …JK Rowling Admits Ron and Hermione Romance a Mistake and Hollywood …ABC NewsJ.K. Rowling Regrets Hermione Granger, […]

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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 weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. “In Chicago, the low temperature Tuesday morning will rival the coldest …Dangerous wind chills in the minus 30s overnightChicago TribuneArctic Blast Returns; Schools Closed, […]

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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 corner became a hot topic on …Richard Sherman: ‘Helluva Game‘ Michael Crabtree After NFC Championship …NESN.comNFC championship game: brutal and beautiful as Seahawks win (+video)Christian […]

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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 league. He gradually improved during his rookie season before …49ers’ NFC title game loss boiled down to three playsComcast SportsNet Bay AreaNFC championship game: brutal […]

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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 Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has …Claudio Abbado’s death marks the end of an eraTelegraph.co.ukConductor Claudio Abbado, 80Philly.comClaudio Abbado: ‘the most un-Italian of […]

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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. That’s the book. A case can be made that, excluding Super Bowls, this AFC …Cheat Sheet: Predictions for Championship SundayFOXSports.comUnconventional Preview: Patriots-BroncosBoston.comManning vs. Brady once […]

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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 weapon. The Broncos have more than enough …Super Bowl XXXII: John Elway and Broncos finally win big game, defeat Packers …New York Daily NewsPatriots vs. […]

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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 yielded an opening for the return of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst just …Chris Pine & Keira Knightley: ‘Jack Ryan’ Hollywood Premiere!Just JaredChris Pine kisses stunning […]

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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 than center Joakim Noah. In the Bulls’ 103-97 Saturday win over the …Bulls win fifth straightChicago Daily HeraldBulls 103, Bobcats 97ReutersThree Reasons To Like The […]

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‘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” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal …Movie review: ‘August: Osage County’ feeds on family turmoilPittsburgh Post GazetteAugust: Osage County – a stellar cast […]

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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 it though, because “Wolf” gives an at least somewhat celebratory portrayal of a …‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ sets record for cursingFox News‘There Was A […]

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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 the Tigers. But Marshall’s talents and contributions to Auburn’s 12-1 …Center, nose tackle set to battle in Auburn-Florida State BCS Championship gameThe News JournalBCS Championship: […]

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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 TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been …Lovie Smith, Buccaneers finalizing contractNFL.comSources: Bucs To Hire Lovie SmithESPNBuccaneers hiring […]

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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 State run defense. Tyler Gaffney played minor league baseball last year and …Stanford back at Rose Bowl 112 years after first gameSan Francisco ChronicleClassic matchup […]