>>NFL And Players Reach Agreement On Social Justice Issues
(Undated) — The NFL and a group of players have come to an agreement on a plan to work on social injustices in African-American communities. ESPN reports the NFL will give around 100-million-dollars over seven years for social justice causes. It will include money for criminal justice reform, law enforcement-community relations and education. The deal was struck during a conference call last night.
>>Cowboys Host Redskins On “Thursday Night Football”
(Arlington, TX) — The NFC East is featured on “Thursday Night Football.” The Cowboys and Redskins meet at AT&T Stadium with both teams trying to end a free fall. Dallas has dropped three in-a-row to put them at 5-and-6. Washington had lost four-of-five before beating the Giants last week. The Skins are also 5-and-6.
>>Blues’ Rally Falls Short Against Ducks
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues fell behind 3-0 early in the second period and couldn’t recover in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks at Scottrade Center. Kyle Brodziak scored twice late in the third period to get St. Louis close. The Blues finish their five-game homestand tomorrow against the Kings.
>>Bears Make Roster Moves
(Lake Forest, IL) — Outside linebacker Lamarr Houston is on his way back to the Bears. Chicago was awarded Houston off waivers after the Texans waived him. He reached an injury settlement with Chicago in early September before signing with Houston. The 3-and-8 Bears host the 1-and-10 49ers on Sunday. In other news, the Bears waived wide receiver Tre McBride.
>>Colts Visit Jaguars Sunday
(Jacksonville, TX) — The Colts travel to face the Jaguars in AFC North action on Sunday. Indy has lost five of its past six game and is 3-and-8 on the season. The 7-and-4 Jags are tied with Tennessee for the division lead. In Colts injury news, head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that he’s doubtful center Ryan Kelly clears the concussion protocol by Sunday.
>>Bulls At Nuggets
(Denver, CO) — The Bulls try to end a six-game losing streak tonight against the Nuggets in Denver. Chicago is coming off a 104-99 loss to the Suns that sent them to 3-and-16. The Nuggets are 11-and-9.
>>Blackhawks Host Stars
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks begin a home-and-home against the Stars tonight at the United Center. The two teams will play again in Dallas on Saturday. Chicago had its two-game winning streak end with a 3-2 loss to the Predators on Tuesday. The Hawks are 12-9-and-3. Dallas is 13-10-and-1.
>>Illinois At Northwestern Tomorrow
(Rosemont, IL) — Illinois and Northwestern basketball begin Big Ten play against each other tomorrow night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. The Fighting Illini come in at 6-and-1. Northwestern is 4-and-3.
>>Reports: ASU To Hire Herm Edwards
(Tempe, AZ) — Arizona State University has found its new football coach. Multiple reports say ASU plans to hire Herm Edwards, pending approval from university president Michael Crow. The 63-year-old Edwards is a former NFL head coach with the Chiefs and Jets. In eight seasons, he was 54-and-74 with a 2-and-4 playoff record. Edwards has not coached at all since being fired by Kansas City after the 2008 season.
>>ACC Hammers Big Ten On Wednesday
(Undated) — The ACC got the best of the Big Ten in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge last night. The ACC won five-of-six games, including the three headliners. North Carolina handled Michigan 86-71, Duke took down Indiana 91-81 and Miami defeated Minnesota, 86-81. The event concludes tonight with Michigan State hosting Notre Dame in a top-five matchup.
>>Indianapolis To Host Big Ten Title Game
(Indianapolis, IN) — Unbeaten Wisconsin will clash with Ohio State on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Big Ten Championship Game. The 12-and-0 Badgers rolled through their schedule, winning every game by at least eight points. Ohio State sits at 10-and-2 after beating rival Michigan this past weekend.