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Illinois seeks to stun No. 14 Badgers for 2nd straight year

By The Associated Press undefined No. 14 Wisconsin opens this pandemic-delayed season by seeking some revenge. Illinois was a 30 1/2-point underdog last year when it stunned Wisconsin 24-23 in one of the season’s biggest upsets. Wisconsin

Foles, stingy defense lead Bears past Panthers 23-16

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nick Foles threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Chicago’s defense forced three turnovers and sacked Teddy Bridgewater four times and the Bears held on to

Blocking is only one problem of many for Bears’ line

By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From injuries, to a positive practice squad COVID-19 test to struggles in the running game, the Chicago Bears’ offensive line is running into plenty of problems considering

Donovan shakes up Bulls’ staff, lets 4 assistants go

CHICAGO (AP) — New Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan shook up his staff, letting assistants Karen Stack Umlauf, Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser and Roy Rogers go on. A standout player for Northwestern in the early 1980s, Umlauf

Tokyo Olympics say they found savings even as costs rise

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers estimate they have found savings of about $280 million by simplifying and cutting some frills from next year’s postponed games. What organizers call “savings” represents

Brady, Buccaneers eye 4th straight win when they meet Bears

By The Associated Press Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers eye their fourth straight win when they visit the Chicago Bears. Brady became the NFL’s all-time regular-season victories leader (222), regardless of position, last week against

Colts shut down Foles, Bears 19-11

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Philip Rivers threw an early touchdown pass and the Indianapolis Colts shut down Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears in a 19-11 victory. Rivers hit Mo Alie-Cox with

Marlins knock out Cubs 2-0

  By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie Sixto Sánchez dominated for five innings and the Miami Marlins won their first playoff series

Sox eliminated; falling to Athletics

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics finally advanced in a playoff round to erase two decades of little postseason success, riding a go-ahead two-run single by Chad Pinder in the

Blackhawks acquire Pirri in trade with Golden Knights

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Brandon Pirri in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights, reuniting the forward with his first NHL team. The Blackhawks sent Dylan Sikura to Vegas for the 29-year-old Pirri,

Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has confirmed Nick Foles will start at quarterback Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Nagy on Monday made the announcement after hedging Sunday