Bears a mess after another home loss

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – If the Chicago Bears are coming apart as a team within the locker room, it’s news to coach Marc Trestman. An emotional postgame locker room scene following Sunday’s 27-14 loss to Miami featured players yelling and wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling the 3-4 start to the season “unacceptable.” That had the More >

Irving scores 28 as Cavs beat Bulls 107-98

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State. Irving had 20 points in the second half. James had 18 points in 31 minutes More >

Mayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107

NEW YORK (AP) – Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had 14 More >

Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – While Melvin Gordon might be back in the discussion as a Heisman Trophy hopeful, Wisconsin’s star running back is focused on a more important race. Northwestern’s loss over the weekend to Nebraska opened up the Badgers’ chances again of winning a Big Ten West division title and a trip to the conference More >

Saints tormented by inability to close out games

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Saints coach Sean Payton is starting this week by emphasizing the many good things he noticed during New Orleans’ latest loss. With his players mystified by their inability to close out close games, Payton is steering clear of the kind of criticism that could shatter the increasingly fragile psyche of a team More >

New Vikings stadium nearly quarter complete

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials are confident the Minnesota Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium will be completed on time in 2016. Reporters and photographers were given a tour of the construction site in downtown Minneapolis Monday. Nine months after the old Metrodome was demolished, officials say the new stadium is 23 percent complete as of the end More >

Former Brewers Manager Ned Yost Has Kansas City Royals In The World Series

Ned Yost says he’s a “completely different” manager with the Kansas City Royals than he was with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He says he’s not as hard-headed — he’s a better listener — and he’s a little more flexible as his Royals open the World Series tonight at home against San Francisco.  Yost managed the Brewers More >

Packers Preparing For QB Drew Brees And The Saints

Green Bay Packers’ corner Davon House expects to return to practice tomorrow, after he dislocated his right ring finger during Sunday’s home win over Carolina. House said he’ll keep the finger taped up, as he gets ready to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.  The Packers will need House, as starter Sam Shields More >

Badger Football Getting Healthier

The Wisconsin football team expects to have both of its starting inside linebackers ready on Saturday, when the Badgers host Maryland.  After last Saturday’s bye, coach Gary Andersen expects senior inside linebackers Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter to be at 100-percent for this weekend.  Trotter has missed the better part of two games with a More >

Adams Friendship Football Coach Nick Stormoen Talks Playoffs

Adams-Friendship football coach Nick Stormoen talks about the upcoming playoffs with Troy Matz