>>Eagles Visit Giants On Thursday Night Football
(East Rutherford, NJ) — The Eagles visit the Giants in a NFC East clash on Thursday Night Football. The defending Super Bowl champs are off to a slow start this year at 2-and-3. The Giants are just 1-and-4 after a last-second loss to Carolina in Week Five. The Giants’ Odell Beckham has just one receiving touchdown in five games, but did throw at TD pass against the Panthers.
>>Illinois To Play Purdue Saturday
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois football is at home Saturday afternoon against Purdue. The Fighting Illini routed Rutgers 38-17 last Saturday on the road to improve to 3-and-2 overall and 1-and-1 in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers have won two straight to up their record to 2-and-2 and 1-and-1.
>>Former Bulls Coach Tex Winter Dies At 96
(Undated) — The Bulls are mourning the passing of former coach Tex Winter. The Hall of Famer died Wednesday at the age of 96. Winter was the teacher of the triangle offense that helped spearhead six Bulls championships in the 90’s. Bulls executive vice president John Paxson called him a basketball legend and perhaps the finest fundamental teacher in the history of the game.
>>Bulls Beat Pacers
(Chicago, IL) — Justin Holiday and Zach LaVine each scored 22 points to lead the Bulls to a 104-89 preseason victory over the Pacers at the United Center. Bobby Portis added 20 points for Chicago, which improved to 2-and-2 in exhibition play. The Bulls close out the preseason tomorrow night at home against the Nuggets.
>>Bears Play Dolphins Sunday
(Lake Forest, IL) — The first-place Bears will play the Dolphins Sunday in Miami. Chicago is atop the NFC North at 3-and-1, just ahead of the 2-2-and-1 Packers and Vikings. Rookie receiver Anthony Miller practiced without restrictions yesterday. Miller has been sidelined since dislocating his left shoulder in Week Three against the Cardinals.
>>Blackhawks Face Wild Tonight
(St Paul, MN) — The Blackhawks are in Minnesota tonight to skate against the Wild. Chicago is 2-0-and-1 on the season after Sunday’s 7-6 overtime loss to Toronto. Hawks Forward Alexandre Fortin is expected to make his NHL debut. The 21-year-old was called up from Rockford on Tuesday.
>>Blues Face Flames Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues return to action tonight as they take on the Calgary Flames at the Enterprise Center. St. Louis has been off since losing 5-4 to the Blackhawks in overtime this past Saturday. The Blues are 0-1-and-1 on the season and have been outscored 10-to-5 in their two games. The Flames are 2-1-and-0.
>>Dodgers Visit Brewers Tomorrow, Astros At Red Sox Saturday
(Los Angeles, CA) — Playoff baseball resumes in one more day. The Brewers host the Dodgers in Game One of the National League Championship Series tomorrow. Clayton Kershaw will pitch for LA, while Milwaukee has yet to name its starter. The Astros travel to Boston to battle the Red Sox in the ALCS starting Saturday. Justin Verlander opposes Chris Sale in Game One.