>>Cubs Up For MLB Awards
(Chicago, IL) — Four members of the World Series champion Cubs are up for the biggest individual awards in baseball. Joe Maddon is a finalist for Manager of the Year. Pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks are both up for the NL Cy Young, while slugger Kris Bryant is a finalist for the NL MVP.
>>Shields Staying With White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — James Shields is staying in Chicago. Shields has elected not to opt out of his deal and will remain with the White Sox. Chicago acquired Shields from the Padres in June. He finished the year tied for the MLB lead in losses with 19.
>>Bulls Blow Out Magic
(Chicago, IL) — Jimmy Butler scored 20 points as the Bulls blew out the Magic 112-80 in Chicago. Taj Gibson and Dwyane Wade netted 16 apiece to help Chicago stop a three-game skid. Gibson also grabbed 11 rebounds in the win. The Bulls visit the Hawks tomorrow.
>>Hornets Stay Hot, Sting Pacers
(Charlotte, NC) — The Hornets used a balanced attack led by Kemba Walker’s double-double to roll past the Pacers 122-100 in Charlotte. Indiana was paced by C.J. Miles with 23 off the bench in the losing effort. Myles Turner led the starters with 12 points as the Pacers fell to 3-and-4.
>>Blackhawks Battle Blues Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blackhawks battle the Blues in St. Louis tomorrow night. Chicago ran its win streak to six games with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Stars on Sunday. The ‘Hawks also moved to 9-3-and-1 on the year with the win.
>>Bears Turning Attention To Buccaneers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are turning their attention to Sunday’s road game against the Buccaneers. Chicago comes out of its bye week in last place in the NFC North at 2-and-6. The Vikings lead the division at 5-and-3, but have suffered three straight loss. Detroit is 5-and-4 while Green Bay is 4-and-4.
>>Antrel Rolle Retires From NFL
Veteran free agent safety Antrel Rolle is hanging up his cleats. The 33-year-old told NFL Network that he is retiring. Rolle was limited to seven games with the Bears last season due to injuries and was cut by Chicago on May 1st.
>>Monday Night Football
The Seahawks kept the Bills from a game-winning touchdown in the waning seconds and held on for a 31-25 victory. Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham and ran for another score to help Seattle win its 11th straight Monday night game. Tyrod Taylor passed for 289 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 43 yards, but his fourth-and-goal pass from the 8 fell incomplete and Buffalo lost its third straight. LeSean McCoy carried 21 times for 85 yards in his return after missing one game with a hamstring injury.
>>Colts Head Into Bye Looking For Momentum
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are heading into the bye week with some momentum on their side. Indy is fresh off of its first win in Green Bay since 1988 and tied for second in the division with Tennessee at 4-and-5. They have yet to win back-to-back games this season and will get the shot to when they welcome the Titans to Lucas Oil Stadium on the 20th.
>>Notre Dame Banged Up In Saturday’s Loss
(South Bend, IN) — Notre Dame is reeling at 3-and-6 following its loss to Navy and now has problems in its secondary. Head coach Brian Kelly told reporters that safety Drue Tranquill and cornerback Julian Love are currently in the team’s concussion protocol. The Irish must win their final three games to become bowl eligible after a disappointing season. They take on Army this Saturday in San Antonio. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. from the Alamodome.
>>Indiana Preps For Nittany Lions
(Bloomington, IN) — The Hoosiers are just one win away from becoming bowl eligible, but they face a tough test on Saturday. Indiana is set to welcome number-12 Penn State to Bloomington. The following week will not get any easier as they visit top-five Michigan at the Big House before finishing up with rival Purdue at home. Kickoff with the Nittany Lions is scheduled for noon from Memorial Stadium.
>>Purdue Set To Welcome Northwestern
(West Lafayette, IN) — Rounding out the local college action this weekend will be Purdue. The Boilermakers will look to snap their four-game losing streak when they welcome Northwestern to West Lafayette. Kickoff is slated for noon from Ross-Ade Stadium.
>>College Basketball Preview
(Undated) — College basketball season tips off for most programs around the country on Friday. Indiana is ranked 12th in the preseason “USA Today” Coaches’ Poll and will compete in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu this weekend. They’ll face number-two Kansas Friday. Purdue starts the year ranked 15th and hosts McNeese State, also on Friday. On Saturday, Notre Dame opens at home against Bryant, while Butler hosts Northern Colorado.