Saints, Bears try to put chaos behind them

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — If the New Orleans Saints are looking for comfort, they can take some in this: Their week was almost smooth compared to their opponent’s.

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Hammel and Cubs finalize $20M, 2-year deal

In this June 11, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right-hander Jason Hammel has agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract to return to the Cubs. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 8, 2014,  because the agreement had not yet been announced. The 32-year-old was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts for the Cubs before he was traded to Oakland on July 5 with pitcher Jeff Samardzija.. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel never wanted to leave the Chicago Cubs. The team he is rejoining will have decidedly different expectations.

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