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Bears' Jeffery Has Broken Hand

(Chicago, IL)  --  Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to be out of action for four-to-six weeks to to a right hand injury.  Jeffery was hurt in Sunday's blowout win over the Jaguars.  The rookie has 14 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns this season.

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>>Police Say Bears Fan Was Killed For Talking To Suspect's Wife

(Jacksonville, FL)  --  Police in Florida believe a Bears fan had his throat slit for talking to the wife of his alleged murderer.  Jacksonville County Police Lieutenant Rob Schoonover believes Matthew Hinson used a pocket knife to kill William "Chris" Pettry.  Pettry was visiting Jacksonville from Lake Villa to see the Bears take-on the Jaguars.

>>Bulls Open Preseason Play

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls begin preseason play against the Grizzlies at the United Center at 7:00 tonight.  The contest is the first of three exhibition games for the Bulls this week.  Chicago will host Cleveland at Assembly Hall on Friday before hitting the road to face the Timberwolves on Saturday.

>>Noah's Status Uncertain

(Chicago, IL)  --  It's unclear if Bulls center Joakim Noah will play in tonight's game against the Grizzlies.  Head coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah missed his third straight practice yesterday due to personal reasons.  Noah will be a game-time decision.

Tuesday's Games
(All times Eastern)

Major League Baseball Playoffs

National League Division Series (Best-of-five)
5:37 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds (Reds lead, 2-0)

American League Division Series (Best-of-five)
9:07 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics (Tigers lead, 2-0)

=== As of 11:45 a.m. (et) ===

=== LEGAL ===

Former  Penn  State assistant  football coach Jerry  Sandusky was sentenced to
30-60  years  in prison for  his conviction on  charges of child sexual abuse.
Judge  John M.  Cleland handed down the sentence on Tuesday after Sandusky was
found  guilty in  June on 45 counts  charging him with sexual abuse of 10 boys
over  a 15-year period.  Sandusky will serve no less than 30 years and no more
than 60 years in prison. It is essentially a life sentence for the 68-year-old
Sandusky,  who  has always maintained  his innocence  and plans to appeal. The
scandal,  which  broke last November  with Sandusky's arrest, brought down the
Penn  State football program, tarnished the legacy of the late Joe Paterno and
scarred the entire university.

=== BASEBALL ===

The  baseball season  for the Bay Area  teams could come to a close tonight as
both  the San  Francisco Giants  and  Oakland Athletics  are on  the brink  of
elimination in their respective Division Series matchups.


San  Francisco  will try  to stay  alive first,  facing an  0-2 deficit in its
National League Division Series against Cincinnati. The Reds won the first two
games  in San Francisco by scores of 5-2 and 9-0, and will attempt to complete
the  sweep with  Homer Bailey on the  mound. Bailey threw a no-hitter just two
starts  ago and  will  try to  send  the  Reds to  the  first National  League
Championship  Series since  1995. The Giants will counter with Ryan Vogelsong,
rather  than two-time  NL Cy  Young Award  winner Tim  Lincecum, who  has been
relegated to the bullpen, or former AL Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito.


Oakland's  chance  to keep  its American League  Division Series going against
Detroit  will come at home. The Athletics lost the first two games in Detroit,
including  a 5-4 walkoff setback in Game 2 on Sunday, and will pin their hopes
on  lefty Brett Anderson,  who was 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA in just six starts this
season  after recovering from Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched since mid-
September  because of an  oblique strain. The Tigers, who need just one win to
reach  the  American League Championship  Series for the second straight year,
will  try to close it out with Anibal Sanchez, who was 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA for
Detroit after being acquired from Miami during the season.


The  other  two Division Series matchups  will resume Wednesday after a travel
day.  Both are  even at  one game  apiece. The  Orioles squared  their AL  set
against  the  Yankees with a 3-2  victory on Monday night, while the Cardinals
belted four homers in a 12-4 win over Washington to knot the NL series.

=== NFL ===

Week  5 of  the NFL season wrapped up  on Monday night in New Jersey, as Arian
Foster  ran  for 152 yards  with a  touchdown to lead  the Houston Texans to a
23-17  win  over the New York  Jets. Matt Schaub completed 14-of-28 passes for
209  yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Shayne Graham connected
on  three field goals for the Texans, who joined Atlanta as the only 5-0 teams
in  the league. Mark Sanchez went 14-for-31 through the air for 230 yards with
a  touchdown and two  interceptions for the 2-3 Jets, while Joe McKnight had a
100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in defeat.


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