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>>Hall of Famer Fisk Charged With DUI

(New Lenox, IL)  --  Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk is facing a DUI charge in Illinois.  New Lenox,
Illinois police say the former White Sox and Red Sox backstop was found
unconscious in a corn field Monday night behind the wheel of his vehicle.  An
open container of alcohol was also found.  Fisk played with Boston from 1969 to
1980 before spending his final 13 seasons with Chicago.

>>Cardinals Pack Up, Start Offseason

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Members of the Cardinals spent most of yesterday cleaning out lockers in the clubhouse
at Busch Stadium following Monday's season-ending loss to the Giants.  St. Louis
suffered a 9-0 loss in Game Seven of the NLCS as San Francisco advanced to the
World Series.  The Giants and Tigers start the Fall Classic tonight in San

>>Rams Arrive In London, Start Practice For Pats

(London, England)  --  The Rams arrived in London yesterday and got to
work in preparation for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.  St.
Louis fell to 3-and-4 after last week's 30-20 loss to Green Bay.  The Pats moved
to 4-and-3 after defeating the Jets 29-26 in overtime.

>>Bears' Cutler Expects To Practice

(Chicago, IL)  --  Bears quarterback Jay Cutler expects to practice this week and doesn't feel his
bruised ribs will be a problem come Sunday.  Cutler was injured in Monday's 13-7
win over Detroit when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh drove him into the
ground on a sack in the second quarter.  Cutler, who finished the game, said on
his weekly radio show on ESPN 1000 Tuesday that he'll "be good to go" for
practice this week.

>>NFL Says No Fine For Suh's Hit On Cutler

(New York, NY)  --  The NFL is saying the hit by Lions defensive tackle
Ndamukong Suh [[ en-DOM-uh-kon  Soo ]] on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was
legal.  The league confirmed to NFL Network that Suh will not be fined for his
hard takedown Monday night that left Cutler slumped over in pain.  Cutler
briefly came out of the game before returning.  He later called Suh's hit a
clean play.

>>Bulls Top Thunder

(Chicago, IL)  --  Carlos Boozer racked up 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Bulls to a 94-89 win over the Thunder last night at the United Center.  Luol Deng scored 21 points and Joakim
Noah had 10 points and 15 boards for the Bulls, who have won three in-a-row to
improve to 4-and-2 in preseason play.  Chicago wraps up exhibition play against
the Pacers Friday night in South Bend, Indiana.

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