Word on the street: Clutts for Bears

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Word on the street: Clutts for Bears

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
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Clutts for Bears

Fullback Tyler Clutts has been waiting for a chance to try out the fullback position. Clutts, who said he has played every position except receiver and defensive back was signed to the Browns' practice squad with two weeks to go in last year's season. "It wasnt in their plans right away but playing through the preseason allowed me to realize I have the ability to play here and be effective," said Clutts. (Chicago Tribune)

2,000 mark for Pierre tonight?

Juan Pierre is the only left handed hitter in the White Sox's lineup vs Indians tonight. Pierre needs one more hit to make it to the 2,000 mark with the White Sox. He goes up against left-hander David Huff tonight. (Chicago Tribune)

Manning may be out for the season

After consulting with half dozen doctors who all told Peyton Manning to get a cervical neck fusion, he had surgery this morning. The Colts could get Manning back in the season but it may be too late. Meanwhile, Kerry Collins is going to have to keep the team up. (ProFootballTalk)

No preseason for NBA?

The NBA preseason games aren't considered to be money makers since the teams play in different areas trying to pick up fans. Therefore the NBA owners seem like they're OK without having a preseason. It was a different story for the NFL because their lockout concerns were about saving the training camp. And the preseason games for the NFL are played in the same stadium as regular season games and the tickets are still full price.(ProBasketballTalk)

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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Blackhawks blow three-goal lead, fall in OT at Lightning

How Cubs came to fully believe in the legend of Kyle Schwarber

White Sox agree to trade outfielder Peter Bourjos

Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

Raiders-to-Vegas the latest in long line of NFL relocation drama, some of which included the Bears

Why Cubs fandom was inescapable in covering the greatest story in sports

Derek Holland ends spring on strong note as White Sox down Dodgers

Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall an early favorite at NFL owners meetings

Increased velocity has improved Anthony Swarzak's chances of making White Sox bullpen

Cubs will have Ian Happ one phone call away at Triple-A Iowa