New England

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The Fire is back in playoff position in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. That’s a big positive, though the club’s playoff status might last barely 24 hours.

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This could get messy for the Cubs. Theo Epstein’s front office is still trying to figure out if they should fire Dale Sveum and pursue Joe Girardi or another free-agent manager.

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Pressbox stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers game credited Nate Collins, Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton with the only quarterback hits by defensive linemen on Ben Roethlisberger.

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The Bears may have made a change at head coach during the offseason, but where they stand among the best uniforms in sports remained status quo.

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A P.S. on Jay Cutler’s night in Oakland, because what some of what was happening has the potential to be franchise- and career-altering:

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