Paul Roumeliotis

Jordan Matthews totally trolled Bears mascot in divisional game, didn't he?


Jordan Matthews totally trolled Bears mascot in divisional game, didn't he?

Bears fans, if you're still not over last weekend's playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, this might hurt a bit.

The Eagles scored the game's first touchdown early against the New Orleans Saints in Sunday's divisional game after Nick Foles connected with Jordan Matthews for a 37-yard touchdown.

In Matthews' touchdown celebration, he totally appeared to take a shot at Bears mascot Staley.

Check it out:

Look familiar yet?

This was the Bears mascot following Cody Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal last Sunday:

That hurts, Jordan. That hurts.

Bobby Portis believes Kevin Durant purposely tried to hit him

Bobby Portis believes Kevin Durant purposely tried to hit him

Did Kevin Durant purposely try to hit Bobby Portis on Friday night?

That's what the 23-year-old Bulls forward told reporters prior to Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz, which he ended up missing due to elbow soreness.

In the third quarter of Friday's Bulls-Warriors game, Durant and Portis got tangled up, and Durant appeared to have hit Portis' elbow. After the play, the two started jawing at each other and both received a technical foul, which you can see in the attached video above.

Via The Chicago Tribune:

“Yeah, that wasn’t inadvertent,” he said. “If I would have done that, I would have gotten a foul called on me. I guess it’s just who you’re playing against. Everything is officiated different toward whoever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was obvious.’’

Portis and Durant jawed at one another, each receiving a technical foul.

“I asked him: ‘You got a problem or what?’ ” Portis said.

Asked if Durant apologized, Portis replied: “Ain’t no apologies in basketball. Nobody feels sorry for nobody. That’s how it goes.”

What do you think, Bulls fans?

Report: Phillies 'clear-cut favorite' to sign Bryce Harper


Report: Phillies 'clear-cut favorite' to sign Bryce Harper

Will baseball's top free agent head to Philadelphia?

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the "clear-cut favorite" to land Bryce Harper.

Nightengale reports that the Phillies had a five-hour meeting with the 26-year-old free agent on Saturday in Las Vegas, and optimism is running high in Philadelphia.

Last week, a report from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal said the Cubs want a shot at Harper, but ownership is "unlikely" to provide the approval.

On the South Side, the White Sox have met with Harper twice, but remain a "longshot".

It's more likely that the White Sox land Manny Machado, and Nightengale predicts just that

It's no secret that Rick Hahn and Co. have shifted their focus to the 26-year-old infielder, given that the team has already signed Machado's brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, and his close friend, Jon Jay. 

Nightengale reports that the White Sox have offered Machado a contract for "about $200 million."

Is that enough to bring him to the South Side? Time will tell. And maybe soon.