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All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy
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The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch the NL West is at three, with a three-game set against the Giants on…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 4 hours agoMatt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 5 hours agoAvisail Garcia hit two home runs, John Danks took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 10-5 Sunday in the Rays' home finale.Upvote Share Tweet
Referees reveal word that Kaepernick used in inappropriate-language penalty: reportyahoo.com 6 hours agoIn the course of San Francisco's meltdown against Chicago last Sunday night, Colin Kaepernick drew a flag for "inappropriate language." Kaepernick denied saying anything wrong to Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston, but side judge Laird Hayes c…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 7 hours agoVernon Davis, who injured his left ankle and knee in last week's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, is inactive Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers' NFC West match-up at the Arizona Cardinals.Upvote Share TweetNick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback winOf all the days to enjoy a comeback win, the Nationals chose a good one. With the Dodgers losing to the Cubs earlier in the day, Washington had a chance to be 2 1/2 games over Los Angeles for the best record in the National League if the Nats beat the M…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears linebacker Shea McClellin out with broken right handLinebacker Shea McClellin will miss the game Monday against the New York Jets after breaking his right hand in practice this week. McClellin had not talked to staffers about surgery or when he’d return but was optimistic. “It’s something we’ll fix and c…Upvote Share TweetBears defensive end Jared Allen attended Bible study with Adrian Peterson during their six seasons as teammates with the Minnesota Vikings. He was reticent to judge his former teammate in light of Peterson’s indictment Sept. 12 on charges of child abuse…Upvote Share TweetTwo home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, a dynamic diving catch by Yasiel Puig and a five-run lead in the seventh inning weren't enough, as the Cubs battered the bullpen late in an 8-7 Dodgers loss.Upvote Share TweetFrom a 40-minute news conference with receiver Brandon Marshall to Devin Hester saying he was unhappy his last few years in Chicago, there has been a lot to discuss this week. But not too much about the New York Jets, who, if you didn’t know, will host …Upvote Share Tweet
Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catchDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig put his immense athletic skills on display again Saturday with a spectacular diving catch in the Dodgers' game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Essay: As Life Imitates Brutal Sport, Cheers Have Uneasy Resonancenytimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)Sunday’s game between the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers showed just how entangled the N.F.L.’s manufactured world of make-believe is with the hard realities of American life.Upvote Share Tweet
Four Bears' starters declared out for MNFESPN.com Sep 20 (yesterday)LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears announced Saturday they'd face the New York Jets on Monday night without center Roberto Garza (ankle), left guard Matt Slauson (ankle), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadriceps), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (c…Upvote Share Tweet
Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineupThird baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)Chris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Conte has solidified safety spot after rough 2013, offseason surgeryFull of joy and relief, all he wanted to do was run. Chris Conte was the Bears’ deep safety on a third-quarter third down in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Receiver Marquise Goodwin was bunched to the right and ran a crossing pattern toward the left …Upvote Share Tweet
Jay Cutler is a hurry good quarterbackNot much was going right for Jay Cutler against the 49ers last week until he got into the two-minute drill. The Bears were trailing 17-0 and in need of a touchdown to go into halftime with a fighting chance. At the time, Cutler was 7-for-15 for 28 yards…Upvote Share TweetPaul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Running Backs The Focus MondaySep 20Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Monday Night Football matchup between the Jets and the Bears, during which the running game will be key.
Cubs Escape DodgersSep 20Chris Coghlan hit two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run drive off of Brian Wilson, in the Cubs' 8-7 win over the Dodgers.
Puig's Flying CatchSep 20Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.
Kershaw On His 20th Win Of The SeasonSep 19Clayton Kershaw discusses his 20th victory of the season after the Dodgers beat the Cubs 14-5.
Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer GameSep 18Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game