Buyer beware: Counterfeit tix surfacing

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Buyer beware: Counterfeit tix surfacing

The success of the Bears on the field is spawning some chicanery off it that could sting some loyal fans.

More than 100 counterfeit tickets were confiscated at last Mondays game and one arrest made of a bogus-ticket seller. Phony tix also are showing up at road games because the Bears fan base is one that travels for its teams games. The Bears already have received reports of counterfeit tickets in Tennessee, where the Bears play next Sunday.

As weve been having some success on the field, some people have been trying to take advantage of our fans off the field, said Bears Communications Vice President Scott Hagel. Weve seen an uptick of counterfeit tickets appearing at games.

Make sure youre careful who youre getting your tickets from. If youre not a season-ticket holder, TicketMaster and the NFL Ticket Exchange are the only 100-percent safe sources for tickets for games.

The problem for buyers is compounded by situations where they are buying actual tickets but ones that have been cancelled because they had been reported stolen.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

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