Bears ready to be prime-time players on Hard Knocks?

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Bears ready to be prime-time players on Hard Knocks?

Bears GM Phil Emery is not one to push for spotlight time, and coach Lovie Smith has said in the past that he has no interest in inviting TV cameras and reporters deep inside the Bears whether for HBOs Hard Knocks program or any other pretext.

But Emery is not ruling out having the Bears be the Hard Knocks stars in the tradition of the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys (twice surprise), Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Jets.

The show did not happen last training camp because of the labor uncertainty and HBO is still looking for a 2012 team. As far as the Bears being that team:

To me its all about football, Emery said. Personally, no, but if that was in the best interest of the club Im sure we would all consider it.

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

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1