>>Wheaton Football Players Charged With Hazing
(Chicago, IL) — Five football players from Wheaton College in Illinois are facing felony charges after a violent hazing incident last year. The five include Noah Spielman, son of former NFL All-Pro Chris Spielman. They’re accused of taking a freshman teammate from his dorm room in March of last year, bound with duct tape with his head covered with a pillowcase. The five are expected to surrender this week. They’ll be charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint.
>>Lions Get By Listless Giants
(East Rutherford, NJ) — The Lions are 2-and-0 for the first time since 2011. Detroit continued its strong start to the season with a 24-10 road domination of the Giants on “Monday Night Football”. Matthew Stafford threw a pair of touchdown passes and Jamal Agnew returned a punt 88 yards for a score in the victory. Eli Manning passed for 239 yards, a touchdown and an interception for New York. The Giants have found the end zone only once en route to an 0-and-2 start to the year.
>>Still No Luck For Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — Andrew Luck doesn’t seem any closer to hitting the field as the Colts prep for Week Three. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck will not practice this week and he will not play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Pagano did say he has no doubt that the franchise quarterback will be back at some point this season.
>>Bears Turn Attention To Steelers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are turning their attention to Sunday’s home game against the Steelers. Chicago is 0-and-2 following last Sunday’s 29-7 road loss to the Buccaneers. Bears head coach John Fox says he’s sticking with Mike Glennon at quarterback over rookie Mitchell Trubisky.
>>Bears Ranked Seventh By Forbes
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are the seventh-most valuable franchise in the NFL. That’s according to Forbes, which values the team at 2.85-billion dollars. The Cowboys top the list for the 11th straight year at 4.8-billion.
>>Panthers’ Olsen Out 6-8 Weeks
(Charlotte, NC) — Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is going to miss about half the season with a broken right foot. He underwent surgery yesterday and is expected to be sidelined six-to-eight weeks. The injury will end a streak of 81 consecutive starts for Olsen, who became the first tight end in NFL history last year to record three straight one-thousand yard seasons.
>>Cardinals At Reds Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) — After an off-day on Monday, the Cardinals are back in action tonight. They open a three-game series in Cincinnati. Jack Flaherty will oppose the Reds’ Jackson Stephens. St. Louis has lost three in-a-row and four of its last five games to fall to 77-and-72. The Cards are four-and-a-half games out of the second NL wild card spot.
>>Cubs At Rays Tonight
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The Cubs begin their final road trip of the regular season tonight at Tampa Bay. It’s the first of a two-game set against the Rays, with Mike Montgomery slated to oppose Chris Archer. Chicago will also visit Milwaukee and St. Louis for four games each. The Cubs are 83-and-66, four games up on the Brewers in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Face Astros
(Houston, TX) — The White Sox open a three-game series with the Astros in Houston tonight. Chicago is 60-and-89 on the season. Lucas Giolito toes the rubber in the opener for the Sox. Houston sends out Collin McHugh.
>>Blues Begin Preseason Tonight At Dallas
(Dallas, TX) — The Blues drop the puck on the preseason tonight in Dallas as they skate against the Stars. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. It’s the first of eight exhibition games in all for St. Louis. The preseason home opener is tomorrow night against the Blue Jackets. The Blues open the regular season October 4th at defending champion Pittsburgh.
>>Blackhawks Clash With Columbus
(Columbus, OH) — The Blackhawks drop the puck on preseason play tonight. Chicago opens its exhibition schedule against the Blue Jackets in Columbus. The ‘Hawks open the home portion of the preseason slate against the Red Wings on Thursday.