Foles is motivated and knows the scheme, but can that make the Bears a contender?

The QB is on his third team in three years, and his returning to Super Bowl MVP-levels is still a question.
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NHL contender tiers: Where all 31 teams rank heading into 2019-20

From the elite to the mystery teams to the basement, we slot every team. Plus, Jersey Fouls of the Week, Wyshynski’s playoff picks and much more.
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Russell Wilson’s MVP-level play gives Seahawks the look of a contender

Wilson threw for four TDs as Seattle slipped past the defending NFC West champions.
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Re-signing DeMarcus Lawrence makes Cowboys a Super Bowl contender

To maintain harmony in the locker room and remain a Super Bowl threat, Dallas needed to reward its best pass-rusher with a lucrative contract.
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Why the Bruins are a legit Cup contender

Coming into the season, Boston’s contention window appeared to be tightly shut. Instead, not only are the Bruins competitive, but they’re also making a case as the East’s top team behind the Lightning. Here’s how they’ve done it, and what comes next.
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Oscars: Switzerland Selects ‘Iraqi Odyssey’ as its Foreign Language Contender


The documentary from Swiss-based film maker Samir looks as the history of his own family, which war has scattered across the world.

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Oscars: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ — Could It Be a Contender? (Analysis)


The film about the rise and fall of the groundbreaking hip-hop group NWA had a big weekend not only at the box-office, but also at the Academy, where its screening for members drew a massive crowd and overwhelmingly favorable response.

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