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Urlacher: Texans' Foster a 'badass'

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Urlacher: Texans' Foster a 'badass'

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has seen Adrian Peterson a couple times a year for the last half-decade. He saw Chris Johnson last week in Tennessee. None inspired his vocabulary quite the way Arian Foster did on Sunday.
Hes a bad ass, Urlacher said after Foster ran for 85 yards in the first half and 102 total in the Houston Texans 13-6 win on Sunday night. You watch him on tape, you watch him on TV, you cant really get a grasp of how fast he is, how big he is. I had no idea.
Foster became just the second back in the last 20 games to rush for 100 yards, although the second in two weeks after Johnson netted 141 for the Titans last Sunday.
But where 80 of Johnsons came on a garbage-time gallop in the fourth quarter, Fosters were methodical 41 on eight carries in the first quarter, 44 on nine carries in the second, with no run longer than 21 yards.
Hes so patient, said defensive end Corey Wootton. Its not so much that hes explosive. He waits on his blockers, makes good decisions and then really hits the hole he picks.
The Bears schemed to take Foster away in the second half, with eight and nine men in the box (10 sometimes, according to Houston coach Gary Kubiak).
Houston had seven runs of 11 yards or longer in the first half. They had three in the second.
Theyre one of the best teams in the NFL, said Foster, not quite going with Urlachers descriptor for the Bears defense. We feel like we are, too.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Frank Thomas

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Frank Thomas

White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his past, baseball's present and the future of the White Sox. He talks about his first major league hit (a stand-up triple!), how fame affected him when he was a player, his appearance on David Letterman in the 1990s and more. 

Plus, what was wrong with the baseball this past season? Thomas has some ideas and tells Garfien how many home runs he would have hit with that baseball in his prime. He talks about working with Alex Rodriguez at FOX and what it was like whenever girlfriend Jennifer Lopez came to visit in the studio.

Thomas praises the White Sox rebuild and reveals an idea he presented to GM Rick Hahn about where all the top prospects should play this upcoming season. He describes what it was like going to Roy Halladay's funeral, if he sees the White Sox signing Manny Machado in 2019 and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here:

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen continues to impress.

The 20-year-old rookie had a career-high 26 points in the Bulls' 113-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. He also picked up 13 rebounds.

After the game, in which the Bulls fell to 3-11 on the season, coach Fred Hoiberg had high praise for the Finnish.

"I thought Lauri was phenomenal," Hoiberg said. "But when he is open, we gotta get him the ball. When he's got it rolling like he did tonight, guys were switching and we had him a couple of times with the point guard buried in his back and we didn't get him the ball."

Watch what Hoiberg had to say about the Bulls' tight loss in the video above.