Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Trestman, Emery are positioning Bears for a breakthrough ]]> Lead story image

BOURBONNAIS — Be as loud as you want around Bears coach Marc Trestman. He revels in the noise — a growing fervor for his team and its playoff hopes. ‘‘We recognize the community’s excitement around our football team,’’ Trestman said Wednesday as Bears players reported to Olivet Nazarene University for his second training camp. ‘‘We want the expectations. We have high expectations. Our players have said it. Our players feel it.’’ Similar to a year ago, Trestman and general manager Phil Emery sat side by side to deliver their state of the union before practices began. But unlike a year … ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:20:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Deal for Kevin Love should be a no-brainer for Bulls ]]> Lead story image

RICK MORRISSEY: The Bulls are in the Love sweepstakes in a big way, offering Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic to the Timberwolves. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:20:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jeff Samardzija has ‘no hard feelings’ for Cubs ]]> Lead story image

GORDON WITTENMYER: Sitting in a clubhouse that has hosted more raw sewage than playoff celebrations during his career, Jeff Samardzija can finally breathe. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:18:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Flowers back from late-night birth with bad play in White Sox loss ]]> Lead story image

It’s been a peaks-and-valleys kind of year for Tyler Flowers, and Wednesday was a peak-and-valley kind of day for the White Sox catcher. After the Sox’ 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, Flowers had to explain how Mike Moustakas led with his knee to jar the ball out of Flowers’ mitt in the ninth, allowing what turned out to be the winning run to score. Center fielder Adam Eaton had made a perfect one-hop throw after fielding Nori Aoki’s single. ‘‘I thought I had it the whole time,’’ said Flowers, who heard more than a few boos and hoots … ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:19:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tony Dungy can’t deny true feelings for Michael Sam ]]> Lead story image

RICK TELANDER: Tony Dungy is a kindly, soft-spoken man who is hard to dislike. In person, he’ll chat with you like a friend who really cares. And he does care. ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:52:00 -0500