Blackhawks Keep Streak Alive With Win

(Chicago, IL)  --  Marian Hossa's goal in overtime gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.  Chicago extended its NHL-record streak of games without a regulation loss to 19 as it improved to 16-0-and-3.  The 'Hawks trailed 2-1 after the second period before Viktor Stalberg's third-period equalizer and Hossa's winner.  Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago.  The 'Hawks battle the Blues Thursday in St. Louis.

Sharks' Clowe Suspended Two Games

(New York, NY)  --  Sharks forward Ryane Clowe was suspended two games without pay by the NHL on Monday for leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw on Friday.  Clowe will forfeit over 39-thousand-dollars in pay.  The 30-year-old has six assists in 16 games this season.

Report: Bulls Forward Gibson Out With Sprained Knee

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls will be without one of their defensive anchors for the immediate future.  According to the "Chicago Tribune," Taj Gibson will miss a couple of weeks with a sprained knee.  He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Bulls loss Sunday night against the Thunder.  Gibson averages about 22 minutes a night with around eight points, five rebounds and one block.  He is a big part of Chicago's top-five ranked defense.  

Bulls Begin Homestand Tonight Against Cavs

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls begin a three-game homestand tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center.  Chicago has alternated wins and losses over its last five games following Sunday's 102-72 setback at Oklahoma City.  The Bulls sit at 32-and-24 on the season.  The Cavs are 18-and-38.

Cubs Lose To Dodgers

(Glendale, AZ)  --  The Cubs hit three home runs but it wasn't enough as they lost 7-6 to the Dodgers in Glendale.  Nate Schierholtz, Darnell McDonald and Wellington Castillo all went deep for the Northsiders, who fell to 2-and-1 in exhibition play.  The Cubs host the Rockies today in Mesa.

White Sox Tie Giants

(Scottsdale, AZ)  --  The White Sox scored seven runs in the eighth inning as they pulled out a 9-9 tie with the Giants in Scottsdale.  Seth Loman smacked a three-run homer in the eighth for the Pale Hose, who are now 1-0-and-2 in exhibition play.  The White Sox face the Rangers today in Surprise.

Te'o's 40-Yard Dash Time Disappoints At NFL Combine

(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The draft stock of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o [[ MAN-tye  TAY-oh ]] may be taking a hit at the NFL Combine.  Te'o posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.82 seconds during Monday's linebacker workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Missouri's Zaviar Gooden posted the fastest time among linebackers at 4.47 seconds.

Irish Move Up In "USA Today" Poll

(Undated)  --  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have jumped up five spots in the latest  "USA Today" top-25 men's college basketball poll.  The Irish are now 20th following wins over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati last week.  Notre Dame is now 22-and-6 on the season and 10-and-5 in Big East play.  The Irish travel to 22nd-ranked Marquette on Saturday.


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