Bears notebook: Robert Quinn takes first step back

Outside linebacker Robert Quinn (58, chasing Mitch Trubisky last season) missed the Bears’ season opener against the Lions with an ankle injury. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The free agent outside linebacker, who did not play in the season opener against the Lions because of an ankle injury, returned to practice — on a […]

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With two weeks left in the shortened season, the postseason starts now for the Cubs

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs are attempting to play their best baseball of the season before the playoffs come. They showed that in Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Indians. With two weeks left in the regular season, it feels like the postseason has already started for the Cubs, who have played tight games […]

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Bears OLB Robert Quinn (ankle) doubtful vs. Lions after missing week of practice

Quinn had 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys last season. | AP Photos The Bears signed Quinn for $70 million as an ideal pass-rush partner for Khalil Mack. That plan is likely delayed. Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn, a key part of their pass rush, missed at least his fourth consecutive practice Friday because of an […]

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Bears’ Robert Quinn misses practice with ankle injury

The Bears signed the Cowboys’ Robert Quinn this offseason. | Paul Sancya/AP Quinn didn’t practice much in training camp and was, rather, stuck in a ramp-up period the Bears said was a result of a personal issue. Robert Quinn, the outside linebacker the Bears signed to a five-year, $70 million contract this offseason, did not […]

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Finally in team drills, Bears’ Robert Quinn vows to be ready for opener

Robert Quinn looks on during the Cowboys-Dolphins game last year. | Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images As soon as they decided to give outside linebacker Robert Quinn a giant free-agent contract, the Bears began envisioning what he would look like playing opposite Khalil Mack. Saturday, they finally got to see it for themselves. As soon […]

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When sports and racial injustice collide, white athletes must choose if they’re allies or foes

Brian Urlacher, being honored at Soldier Field in 2018. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The bar, in terms of what constitutes true allyship, keeps getting higher and the choices — in a country whose president calls Black Lives Matter a “symbol of hate” — keep becoming more starkly defined. Meyers Leonard was betwixt and […]

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DePaul AD DeWayne Peevy wants big dreams and banners, but he has a Dave Leitao problem

Dave Leitao coaches in 2019. | Quinn Harris/Getty Images Leitao’s very presence signifies to some an acceptance of mediocrity — of rampant losing — in the school’s bellcow sport. Will DeWayne Peevy really stake his own reputation on him? DeWayne Peevy had never seen Chicago in the summertime before his early-August visit to interview for […]

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Offense can’t keep the line moving as Cubs fall to the Brewers

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images Cubs hitters struck out 12 times during Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the Brewers and have fanned 27 times in their last two games. Offense hasn’t needed to be in the forefront for the Cubs during their 13-5 start to the season as the team’s starting pitching, defense and timely runs […]

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Bears defense getting closer with Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn (58, battling Bears left tackle Charles Leno last December) had 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys as a 4-3 defensive end in 2020. | Jeff Haynes/AP Leonard Floyd was a multi-dimensional outside linebacker, but the Bears signed Quinn to do what he does best — sack the quarterback. “Robert Quinn has a dominant trait […]

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Lakers’ cohesiveness could be paying dividends in NBA bubble

Lakers guard Quinn Cook’s face contorted into a bewildered expression when he was asked to describe his day. But he answered anyway. “I woke up, took my COVID test, went to breakfast, played video games, chilled with my teammates, went to practice, came back, ate dinner with my teammates, played more video games with my […]

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Cubs camp intensifies: Anthony Rizzo still out, tests delayed, Opening Day starter in question

Rizzo has been out for most of the last week and a half. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images An MRI confirmed the inflammation in Rizzo’s left upper back that has created more of the painful spasms he has experienced once or twice a season since 2014. The first baseman admits there’s a chance he’ll […]

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Cubs’ David Ross, five others missing Monday workout as they await latest test results

David Ross at a Cubs workout. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images Each of the six is in Tier 1, which includes all essential on-field personnel, including players, coaches, trainers, doctors, physical therapists and the bullpen catcher. Cubs manager David Ross and five other Tier 1 individuals are missing Monday’s workout at Wrigley Field as […]

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For Cubs’ David Ross, dog days of summer have arrived before his first game as manager

David Ross at Wrigley Field during a Cubs workout. | Quinn Harris/Getty Images Every player and coach on his watch is facing a harder-than-usual existence at the ballpark on a daily basis. That more than applies to the Ross himself, too. There was a big birthday at Cubs manager David Ross’ home Friday. Maya, his […]

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Cubs’ Epstein unready to discuss Bryant’s status, says coronavirus ‘in control right now’

Kris Bryant at Cubs camp. | Quinn Harris/Getty Images There’s a lot of pride around Wrigley Field in how players have adhered to health-and-safety protocols, but that and a bag of baseballs won’t buy them a moment of breathing easy. Cubs president Theo Epstein isn’t ready to talk about the future of All-Star third baseman […]

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Fake fans are chanting his name at Wrigley, but will Javy Baez be the Cubs’ top priority?

Javy Baez watches a batting-practice long ball fly. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The sound — “Javy! Javy!” — reminds us there’s one player on this team of well-known names whose boundless talent just might set him apart from everybody else. Fake news! Sorry, meant to say fake noise. Or, to put it a […]

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Cubs’ Kyle Ryan, key piece of bullpen puzzle, finally making his way to Wrigley Field

Kyle Ryan with catcher Victor Caratini in 2019. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images If manager David Ross’ positive instincts about his bullpen are on the money, Ryan, 28, will pick up where he left off last season, when he posted a 3.54 ERA in 73 appearances. Cubs manager David Ross was excited. How excited? […]

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Cubs’ 2020 schedule heavy with home games against Cardinals, Brewers

Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs will play seven times at Wrigley Field against each of those division rivals, with only three games apiece in St. Louis and Milwaukee. Also: six games against the White Sox. Is it Sept. 25 yet? If the 2020 baseball season reaches […]

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Cubs’ Kris Bryant, feeling unsafe, critical of MLB’s coronavirus testing efficiency

Bryant considered opting out of the 2020 season. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The former MVP weighed in on his future with the Cubs, his doubts that the 2020 season will be pulled off and — most pressingly — his concerns about the job the league is doing with health and safety protocols. It’s […]

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Chuck Pagano confident Robert Quinn will find a home in Bears’ 3-4 defense

Robert Quinn (sacking Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater last September) had 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys last season. | Chris Graythen/Getty Images The Bears’ defensive coordinator recalled a similar situation with the Colts in 2011, when Robert Mathis adjusted to a 3-4 outside linebacker and eventually thrived, with 19.5 sacks in 2013. On paper, Robert Quinn […]

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn protested with players, and it won’t be the last time | Golic and Wingo

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn joins Golic and Wingo to talk about how the NFL might look during the coronavirus pandemic. He also discusses marching and protesting with players, and why it’s important to keep the conversation going. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ […]

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