Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Bears can’t hold in their emotions after ‘unacceptable’ loss ]]> Lead story image

Anger bellowed from the Bears’ locker room into the hallway Sunday at Soldier Field. The players’ frustrations and emotions were spilling over from a season mired in mediocrity. ‘‘Will you fight with your heart?’’ ‘‘You just kick the ball!’’ ‘‘Do your job!’’ Those were only some of the barks heard by those outside the locker room after the Bears’ 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Was a player really laying into kicker Robbie Gould? Yes, and it was receiver Brandon Marshall. But it was Marshall’s postgame rant in front of the media, which included the word ‘‘unacceptable’’ more than a … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:52:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kyle Fuller breaks hand, suffers hip pointer in loss ]]> Lead story image

Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller’s impressive bid for defensive rookie of year has hit a hurdle. The first-round pick broke his right hand and suffered a right hip pointer injury Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, a source confirmed. The hip appears to be the more serious injury. Fuller initially was deemed questionable to return in the third quarter because of the hip but was ruled out early in the fourth after jogging on the sideline. While trainers looked at his hip, he had his right hand taped up. He later left the Bears’ locker room in a removable, plastic cast. Fuller’s … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:13:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ WATCH: Brandon Marshall goes off after Bears’ loss: ‘This is unacceptable’ ]]> Lead story image

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall had plenty to say after the 27-14 home loss. Check out the video. ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:30:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ Undependable Jay Cutler at his most maddening in Bears’ loss ]]> Lead story image

WWAD? What would Aaron (Rodgers) do? Not this. WDJD? What did Jay (Cutler) do? Something not pretty. Something smelly and bad, for which the toilet was invented. It wasn’t just that Cutler threw for a mere 190 yards — half his total last week against the Atlanta Falcons — or that he threw a dreadful second-quarter interception to a receiver with three defenders on him, a bad pass that led to a Miami Dolphins touchdown and a 14-0 lead. Nor was it that he was sacked and lost the fumble in the fourth quarter, a turnover that led to a … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:31:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bears snap, start to snipe after humbling loss to Dolphins ]]> Lead story image

RICK TELANDER: The Bears were a mess during their 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins. Then things got messy. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall reportedly called out quarterback Jay Cutler in the locker room after the game, players were heard screaming at each other about “heart,’’ guard Kyle Long told reporters that fans’ boos at Soldier Field were “unacceptable’’ and former Bear Blake Costanzo tweeted that coach Marc Trestman “has made the Bears soft.’’ ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:32:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose has best preseason game, Hinrich scores 26 as Bulls top Hornets ]]> Lead story image

It was nice of Derrick Rose to finally join his teammates on the court in the fourth quarter of a preseason game. Just in time to help Kirk Hinrich put on a show. Thanks to Hinrich’s game-high 26 points, the Bulls held off the Charlotte Hornets 101-96 on Sunday night at the United Center, improving their preseason record to 4-2. More important, the Rose minutes-watch obsession can ease up a bit. In the victory Thursday over the Atlanta Hawks, there seemed to be a difference of opinion as to why Rose didn’t return in the fourth quarter despite playing only … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:29:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Blackhawks rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk playing like he belongs ]]> Lead story image

Trevor van Riemsdyk can’t pinpoint the moment he first felt like an NHL player. He didn’t take a crushing hit along the boards and pop back up. He didn’t suddenly stop getting goose bumps during the national anthem, either. He insists there wasn’t a singular ‘‘Welcome to the NHL’’ moment. But somewhere along van Riemsdyk’s dizzying rise from afterthought to staple during the last month, the Blackhawks’ 23-year-old  defenseman realized he wasn’t staring slack-jawed at the people around him on the ice anymore. Stars gradually became peers, and hockey was just hockey again. That realization is when he knew he … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:38:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Peyton Manning sets NFL record for TD passes, topping Brett Favre with 509 ]]> Lead story image

DENVER — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL record for touchdown passes with his 509th. The record-breaker was an 8-yarder to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half that gave Denver a 21-3 lead over San Francisco on Sunday night. Manning’s receivers played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates. Favre sent along his congratulations via a scoreboard video he taped from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Manning went into the game with 506 and needed just four drives to break Favre’s record. He threw a 3-yard TD pass to … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:23:46 -0500