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.
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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.