>>NBA, Union Tentatively Agree To New CBA
(New York, NY) — The NBA and the Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal is pending the ratification by players and team owners. Specific terms of the deal have not been announced.
>>MLB, Union Ratify New Labor Deal
(New York, NY) — Major League Baseball’s new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place. The deal includes a big change in the All Star Game, which will no longer decide home-field advantage for the World Series. The new CBA runs through 2021.
>>Cardinals Release Michael Floyd
(Tempe, AZ) — Michael Floyd’s time with the Cardinals is over. Arizona has released the wide receiver, just days after he was arrested for DUI. The 2012 first-round pick out of Notre Dame had only 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season.
>>Vikings’ Peterson Returns To Practice, Designated To Return
(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Vikings could be getting a big boost for their playoff push. Running back Adrian Peterson is returning to the practice field after being sidelined with a knee injury since Week Two. Peterson could play as soon as this Sunday against the Colts. You can hear that game “live” on 93.1 The Game at 12:00 noon.
>>Bears Preparing For Packers
(Lake Forest IL) — The Bears are back to work preparing for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Wide receiver Eddie Royal and cornerback Tracy Porter did not participate in practice yesterday. Wide out Marquess Wilson was limited with a groin injury.
>>Seahawks Host Rams
(Seattle, WA) — Week 15 of the NFL season kicks off tonight with the Seahawks hosting the Rams in Seattle. The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West title with a victory. The Rams will be playing for the first time since firing head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday.
>>Cubs Sign Uehara To One-Year Deal
(Chicago, IL) — The World Series champion Cubs are adding depth to their bullpen. The Cubs have signed pitcher Koji Uehara to a one-year, six-million-dollar contract. Uehara went 2-and-3 with seven saves and a 3.45 ERA in 50 games this past season with Boston.
>>White Sox Reach One-Year Deal With Holland
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are adding a veteran to their starting rotation. The Sox have agreed to a one-year, six-million-dollar contract with pitcher Derek Holland. He was 7-and-9 with a 4.95 ERA in 22 starts this past season. Holland has been limited to just 38 games over the last three seasons due to various injuries.
>>Illinois Battles BYU Saturday At United Center
(Champaign, IL) — The Illinois basketball team is getting ready to play in the Windy City. The Fighting Illini battle BYU Saturday in the Chicago Legends Tournament at the United Center. Illinois has won four straight to improve to 8-and-3 on the year. The Cougars are 7-and-3. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m.