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The Chicago Bears say they have interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head coaching job.
The interview on Wednesday was the first for the Bears since they fired John Fox two days earlier.
In his three seasons as Chicago’s defensive coordinator Womens Paul Byron Jersey , Fangio has helped transform a unit that ranked among the worst in franchise history prior to his arrival. The Bears’ defense ranked 10th overall this season despite injuries to several key players, including linebacker Leonard Floyd.
Fangio was defensive coordinator for Carolina (1995-98), Indianapolis (1999-2001) Phillip Danault Jersey , Houston (2002-05) and San Francisco (2011-14).
Fox was let go after posting a 14-34 record in three years and a .292 winning percentage that ranks as the second-lowest in franchise history. The Bears were 5-11 this past season.
New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso and Cleveland’s Francisco Mejia are among the top minor leaguers selected for the 20th annual Futures Game.
The teams announced Friday include 15 former first-round draft picks for the game July 15 at Nationals Park.
The Dominican Republic leads the world roster with nine players. Missing is Toronto’s top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who’s out with a strained left knee.
Alonso began the season with Binghamton of the AA Eastern League before a promotion in June to Triple-A Las Vegas. The first baseman has 19 homers and 69 RBIs.
Mejia Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , a catcher/outfielder from the Dominican Republic, is batting .279 with seven homers and 42 RBIs for Triple-A Columbus. He had a 50-game hitting streak two years ago, the longest since the minors reorganized in 1963.
The U.S. team will be managed by Torii Hunter. David Ortiz will handle the world team.