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There wasn’t much Don Shula didn’t do in the NFL

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) β€” Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career. He looked the part, thanks to a jutting jaw and glare that would intimidate 150-pound sports writers and…

NFL owners approve terms for new labor agreement

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) β€” The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to "accept the negotiated terms on the…

Dallas Cowboys to hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach

By Schuyler Dixon AP Pro Football Writer The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the…

Bears escape 2019 season with 8-8 record

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) β€” Already sunk by midseason, the Chicago Bears were happy to wrap up a frustrating year with a late-game push for the win. As far as feeling good for the Minnesota Vikings,…

Mahomes, Chiefs handle hapless Bears

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) β€” Patrick Mahomes outplayed Mitchell Trubisky, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 Sunday night to stay in…

Trubisky injures hip, Bears fall to Rams

By Dan Greenspan Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Mitch Trubisky wanted to finish out the game, but the decision was taken out of his hands The Chicago Bears’ quarterback said he sustained a right hip injury in the first half of a…

IHSA football playoff pairings announced

Staff Report Several area high school football teams that qualified for the IHSA playoffs will be in action this weekend.Β  The statewide field includes six teams from the NIC-10 Conference, five from the Big Northern Conference, three…

Montgomery shines, Bears still fall to Chargers

By Jay Cohen By AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) β€” David Montgomery showed all the reasons why he was one of the top running backs in this year's NFL draft. Patience. Vision. Toughness. A few more carries at the right time, and the…

NFL: Bridgewater sends Saints past Bears 36-25

By Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) β€” Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints improved to 5-0 without injured starter Drew Brees with a 36-25 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.…

Third-quarter spark not enough for Bears against Raiders

By Josh Dubow AP Pro Football Writer LONDON (AP) β€” The problem for the Chicago Bears was more about their play in the trenches than when they arrived in London. A Bears team known for its dominant defensive front was overwhelmed by…

TRRT Game of the Week: Boylan survives Harlem 21-13

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The No. 4 Boylan Titans remained unbeaten by holding off the Harlem Huskies 21-13 in NIC-10 Conference football action here Friday. It was a back-and-forth contest with zeros on the board for most…