The Big News Roll
Tuesday, Bears GM Phil Emery called Jay Cutler an elite quarterback. Wednesday, future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher said that was true — but only in a financial sense. Cutler is the highest-paid player in the NFL this season. Urlacher said he paled in comparison to the Patriots’ Tom Brady, the Manning brothers, the Packers’
ST. LOUIS — Jonathan Toews doesn’t believe the Blackhawks are in the Blues’ heads. But he and Patrick Kane are at least in Ken Hitchcock’s. In the teams’ memorable first-round series last April, Toews had the game-winning goals in Games 3, 5 and 6, including an overtime winner in Game 5. Kane, meanwhile, had the
The Pantagraph reported Saturday that the Bloomington, Illinois-based company has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It asks for two exemptions to existing rules. One would allow it to operate unmanned aircraft at a private State Farm test site in Central Illinois. A second would allow it to use them during actual catastrophes. …
The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe’s economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able to get back to basics. Read more
U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers. So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been
Perhaps the defining moment of the Fire season didn’t come on a field, but when the club lost Jermaine Jones to the New England Revolution. Instead of trying to hide their interest in Jones, the Fire went public with their pursuit of the German-American midfielder and were very clear in their desire to add the
ST. LOUIS — The Blues don’t have time to dwell on their hatred of the Blackhawks, and the lingering bad blood of last year’s first-round playoff series. “We’ll worry about winning games,” Blues captain David Backes said. “We’re below .500. We’re 2-3-1. It’s not good enough.” That said, both teams are expecting a typically physical, heated
Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family’s mutt pup.
Logan Pause had left the field more than 10 minutes earlier. Having been replaced by Chris Ritter in the 78th minute, Pause’s time was an active player was over but that still didn’t stop him from running full-speed toward Florent Sinama-Pongolle after his stoppage-time winner. It was one final moment of joy for Pause, whose
The Royals claimed White Sox reserve outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers Monday. The Sox also outrighted Michael Taylor to AAA Charlotte. Taylor, a September callup, becomes a minor league free agent. Sierra, 26, who showed off a strong arm and was good for morale — he probably got more laughs and smiles out of Jose