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Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

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Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

Coming off his best NHL season with 22 goals and 21 assists, Viktor Stalberg could continue working hard to increase his stats or reward himself with a nice summer vacation.

Based on what he told ChicagoBlackhawks.com, he's done a bit of both.

Stalberg said he's spent a majority of his time off at home in Sweden outside of a two-week trip with some friends to Mallorca, Spain.

He's also spent plenty of time with fellow Swede Niklas Hjalmarsson as the two went to Ukraine for a couple of nights to watch Sweden vs. England in the European Championship game. Hjalmarsson also attended his housewarming party.

Stalberg also said he's been doing the same strength program he's done the last couple of years, but "I haven't started skating too much yet."

When he does begin to consistently start skating again, he says "I'll be working on my shot and getting more accurate."

Based on his personal Twitter account, we also know Stalberg spent some time on the golf course and took out some anger on a wedge:

Not to happy about how my 52 degree wedge has been performing lately... @sstalberg8 twitter.comVStalbergstat Viktor Stalberg (@VStalberg) June 5, 2012

Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper turned in maybe the worst gaffe in the NFL this season

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Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper turned in maybe the worst gaffe in the NFL this season

Sherrick McManis blocked a field goal and Marcus Cooper picked the ball up with nothing but green grass ahead of him on his way to the end zone. 

Then, for some reason, Cooper eased up a few yards from the end zone. What happened next was straight out of a Leon Lett highlight reel: Vance McDonald hit Cooper from behind, leading to Cooper fumbling the ball and it being batted out of the end zone for a penalty. The Steelers went to the locker room, then had to come back out for an untimed down from the one-yard line. After Charles Leno was whistled for a false start, the Bears kicked a field goal.

So Cooper cost the Bears four points. But...why? What was he doing? 

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too: