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Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Sports
The Chicago Bears announced Monday they signed five players, including offensive lineman Matt McCants, and also placed four players on waivers. McCants has played 28 NFL games, including three starts, while with the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Bears. He has not started a game since 2013. The Bears also signed wide receiver Matt Fleming, defensive back John Franklin III, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall and defensive back Tyrin Holloway. The team waived offensive lineman Travis Averill, linebacker Howard Jones, offensive lineman Cameron Lee and linebacker Nyles Morgan. Franklin played quarterback and receiver during his college career, which included stops at Florida State, Auburn and Florida Atlantic. He also starred in Netflix's "Last Chance U" documentary series. Holloway t...
Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

Sports
Wide receiver Marlon Brown has reached an agreement on a contract with the Chicago Bears, Brown's agents at Universal Sports Management announced via Twitter Thursday. Brown participated in this week's Bears minicamp as a tryout player, and he performed well enough to get a contract. He has not played in a regular-season game since 2015. The Baltimore Ravens signed Brown as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and he caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He spent the next two seasons with Baltimore, catching 38 passes for 367 yards. He suffered a back injury in Week 11 of the 2015 season and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Brown signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos in July 2016 but was waived a month later due to another back in...
Kim Kardashian shares new photo of infant daughter Chicago

Kim Kardashian shares new photo of infant daughter Chicago

Entertainment
March 17 (UPI) -- Reality television personality Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram Saturday morning a new photo of her infant daughter Chicago."Morning cutie," she captioned the image of her wide-awake baby, who is lying in her crib and wearing pink pajamas and a white bib. The snapshot has already gotten more than 2.5 million views since it was posted.Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West, welcomed their third child via surrogate in January, E! News noted. They are also the parents of daughter North West, 4, and son Saint West, 2.Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Health
A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health, "a passenger on an international flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5" of the airport and the person "departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1." The statement warned that this passenger "was infectious that day" and "may have traveled to other parts of the airport." This marks at least the second potential measles exposure case this year involving U.S. aiports. Last week, a female college student traveling...
Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Sports
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second consecutive shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Artem Anisimov's power-play goal off a deflection of Duncan Keith's shot with 5:42 remaining in the third period held as the game-winning goal. Chicago had a four-minute power play after a high-sticking call on Wild forward Luke Kunin. It was the fifth goal of the year for Anisimov, who now has a goal in four straight games. Alex DeBrincat added an empty-net goal with 1:37 remaining. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced. Minnesota nearly scored the game's first goal on the first power play of the night as forward Nino Niederreiter redirected a pass that hit off the left post. Niederreiter raised his arm...