>>Seahawks Top Cards On “TNF”
(Glendale, AZ) — Russell Wilson connected with Jimmy Graham twice in the end zone to give the Seahawks a 22-16 win over the Cardinals on “Thursday Night Football” in Phoenix. Seattle’s defense had five sacks, recovered a fumble and forced a safety as the Seahawks improved to 6-and-3. Adrian Peterson was held to 29 yards on 21 carries for Arizona. The Cards fell to 4-and-5.
>>Seahawks Lose Sherman For Season
(Glendale, AZ) — The Seahawks win last night isn’t all good news. They lost star cornerback Richard Sherman for the season to a ruptured Achilles. In other injury news for Seattle, tackle Duane Brown and running back C.J. Prosise exited the game with ankle injuries, and safety Kam Chancellor was carted off with a stinger. The Cardinals lost starting left tackle D.J. Humphries to a potential ACL tear.
>>Cowboys’ Jones Pushing Forward Against Goodell
(Undated) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is continuing to raise hell for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN reports Jones is claiming that NFL owners aren’t being told the truth regarding the negotiations of Goodell’s contract extension. Jones is close to filing a lawsuit if Goodell is on the receiving end of a new contract without a final review or the thumbs up from all 32 teams.
>>Suspension Back On For Cowboys’ Zeke Elliott
(New York, NY) — Ezekiel Elliott’s on-again, off-again suspension is back on. A panel of federal judges in New York denied the Cowboys running back’s request for an emergency injunction yesterday, saying he didn’t meet the requisite standard. It means Elliott won’t play Sunday against Atlanta. The penalty is scheduled to last six games.
>>Colts Host Steelers Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy looks to build a winning streak after beating the Texans in Week Nine. The Colts are last in the AFC South at 3-and-6, with the Titans and Jaguars tied for first at 5-and-3. With Andrew Luck officially out for the season, Jacoby Brissett will remain the team’s starting quarterback.
>>Bears Take On Packers On Sunday
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears are ready to start the second half of their season. Chicago is at home Sunday against NFC North rival Green Bay at Soldier Field. The Bears are 3-and-5 coming off their bye, while the Packers are 4-and-4. The Bears dropped the first meeting 35-14 at Lambeau Field back in Week Four.
>>Blues Outlast Coyotes In Shootout
(St. Louis, MO) — Brayden Schenn and Alex Steen scored shootout goals to propel the Blues to a 3-2 win over the Coyotes at Scottrade Center. Alex Pientrangelo [[ pee-en-TRAN-jel-oh ]] tied the game at two for St. Louis early in the third. The Blues have won seven of their last eight games overall to lead the West with 27 points. They entertain the Islanders tomorrow.
>>Flyers Top Blackhawks
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Flyers jumped out to a 3-0 lead and beat the Blackhawks 3-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. Connor Murphy’s goal towards the end of the first period allowed Chicago to avoid being shut out. Corey Crawford gave up all three scores on 31 shots. The Hawks have lost two in-a-row to fall to 7-7-and-2. They play the Hurricanes at Carolina tomorrow night.
>>Report: Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game
(Chicago, IL) — The Windy City will host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. ESPN reports the NBA will announce the decision today at a press conference at the United Center. The city of Chicago has not hosted the NBA All-Star Game since 1988 when hometown hero Michael Jordan took MVP honors and also won the Slam Dunk Contest.
>>Illinois Football Hosts Hoosiers Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois football is still looking for its first conference win of the season as it gets set to host Indiana tomorrow. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. The Fighting Illini lost 29-10 at Purdue last weekend. It was the seventh straight setback for Illinois since a 2-and-0 start. The Illini are 0-and-6 in Big Ten action. The Hoosiers have lost four in-a-row to fall to 3-and-6 and 0-and-6.
>>College Hoops Begins
(Undated) — College hoops season begins tonight. Northwestern opens up at home versus Loyola-Maryland and Illinois hosts Southern University. Fourteenth-ranked Notre Dame plays at DePaul on Saturday.
>>NASCAR Playoffs Head To Phoenix
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs are at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday for the Can-Am 500. Only one spot is left for a Championship 4 berth. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Junior have already clinched.