Today marks just 50 short days until Bears Training Camp kicks off. For the 11th straight season, the Bears will hold camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
The Bears released their full training camp schedule on Tuesday, but all practice dates and times are tentative and subject to change:
Thursday (NO PADS)
Friday (NO PADS)
Monday30th OFF DAY
Friday (Soldier Field)
Saturday4th OFF DAY
Wednesday8th CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Thursday9th7:30 p.m. (Bears vs. Broncos)
Friday10th OFF DAY
Wednesday15th OFF DAY
Friday17thBREAK CAMPCLOSED TO PUBLIC
On Sunday, NBC Sports announced an all-female crew will broadcast and produce coverage for March 8's Blackhawks vs. Blues contest at the United Center.
The broadcast will coincide with International Women’s Day and mark the first NHL game broadcast and produced solely by women in the U.S.
Kate Scott will handle play-by-play duties, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne-Schofield will serve as the "inside the glass" analyst and AJ Mleczko - also a gold medalist with the U.S. - will work as an analyst from the game in Chicago.
Back in the studio, Kathryn Tappen will anchor with three-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jen Botterill on hand. Producer Rene Hatlelid and director Lisa Seltzer will lead game production.
From NBC Sports' release:
"The first-of-its-kind broadcast will be in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, which dates back over 100 years. Throughout the broadcast there will be nods to those who have made their mark on women’s hockey, and sports in general, with the hopes to inspire future generations of women to excel on the ice and behind the scenes."
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The Astros' sign-stealing scandal is personal for a lot of players, though it probably hits a little differently for Yu Darvish.
Darvish was a member of the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers team that Houston beat in the World Series. Darvish didn't have his best performance in the series and when asked about the scandal, the Cubs' pitcher didn't hold back:
It's a weird feeling. Like, in the Olympics, when a player cheats, you can't have a Gold medal, right? But they still have as World Series title. That makes me feel weird. That's it. And one more thing. With [Carlos] Correra talking about [Cody] Bellinger. I saw that yesterday. So they cheat, and I think right now that they don't have to talk. They shouldn't talk like that right now.
You can watch the video of Darvish's comments, from ESPN's Jesse Rogers, it right here.
The comments took on a life of their own, as Astros' soundbytes have been known to do over the last few weeks or so. Darvish was ready for the clapback, though, and delivered a final blow to some poor 'Stros fan who thought he could compete with Darvish on twitter dot com.
Sign a lifetime contract, Yu. Never leave us.
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