NFL | Bears at Kansas City Chiefs preview: 5 storylines to watch in Week 3
After a strange week at Halas Hall, the Bears travel to Kansas City for a Week 3 matchup against quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. The Bears are trying to rebound from an 0-2 start to the season, they are doing so without a defensive coordinator, and starting quarterback Justin Fields gave an honest, if somewhat critical, assessment of his play and the play-calling this week.
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Cubs | Ready for anything? Stroman will start for Cubs on SaturdayThe Cubs are willing to try anything to get into the playoffs. Manager David Ross announced Marcus Stroman will start Saturday's game against Colorado. He's pitched just 3 innings in relief since returning from a rib cartilage fracture.
Blackhawks | Toews and Kane are missed, but new Blackhawks leaders are already emergingWhile Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are missed by plenty of Blackhawks, including veteran Connor Murphy, new players like Nick Foligno plan to build a culture that makes everyone feel like an intregal part of the organization.
Bears | Bears' Eberflus 'respecting space' of former defensive coordinator Alan WilliamsSpeaking publicly Friday for the first time since defensive coordinator Alan Williams submitted his resignation Wednesday, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said only he was giving Williams some space.
Columns | Ziehm: A party atmosphere at Rich Harvest Farm as LIV tournament returnsThe second version of the LIV Tour's Chicago stop at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove got off to a rousing start Friday, complete with blaring music and a countdown that created excitement for a crowd that resembled last year's even less-than-ideal weather.
Bears | Bears Film Study: Bigger picture shows Fields (the robot?) is on the right trackThis edition of Bears Film Study tackles the issue of whether quarterback Justin Fields is being held back by his coaches, headed to the long list of failed Chicago QBs or something in between.
Prep Football | Hersey blanks Buffalo Grove to stay perfect at 5-0Hersey posted its third consecutive shutout Friday when Hersey bounced host Buffalo Grove 35-0 in the MSL opener for both teams. The Huskies defense has allowed just 12 points this season. They are led by Andrew Pignataro, Logan Farrell, Ethan Sather, Chuck Meister, Carson Grove, Brandon Pflomm, Georgie Naegele and Brandon Jenkins, made big plays when needed to keep the Bison out of the end zone.
Prep Football | Warren roars back in second half to upend Lake ZurichThe Warren-Lake Zurich game lived up to its billing as the visiting Blue Devils fell behind 17-7 at halftime only to turn things around in the second half en route to an exciting 21-17 North Surburban Central victory.
Prep Football | Defense leads the way as Prospect routs Rolling MeadowsWith 4 interceptions and a stout defense, Prospect thrilled a large homecoming crowd with a 51-7 decision over Rolling Meadows.
Prep Football | Despite losing top RB Ball, Palatine wins shootout over Hoffman EstatesPalatine was able to win its Mid-Suburban West opener on Friday night in Hoffman Estates, and showed some depth after losing Tulane recruit running back Dominik Ball for most of the second half.The Pirates won a 49-34 shootout on Homecoming Night for the Hawks.
College Sports | Three things that could help NIU snap its losing skid, vs. TulsaFor the second week in a row, the Northern Illinois University football team struggled on offense, scored only 11 points and lost despite a solid defensive effort. Now at 1-2 after beating Boston College in Chestnut Hill to start the year, the Huskies will look to snap the skid Saturday against Tulsa (1-2).
Cubs | Ross' lineup, Taillon's fastballs provide Cubs with some reliefSeiya Suzuki and Jared Young hit 2-run homers and Jameson Taillon tossed 6 shutout innings as the Cubs cruised past the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Friday at Wrigley Field, reversing their recent slump.
Bears | Bears injury report: Nate Davis listed as questionable; Eddie Jackson is doubtful for SundayBears starting right guard Nate Davis returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday at Halas Hall and is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Safety Eddie Jackson, meanwhile, has been listed as doubtful for Sunday's game because of a foot injury. Jackson injured his left foot last week in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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