>>Packers Beat Bears To Clinch NFC North Title
(Chicago, IL) -- Jay Cutler finished 12-of-21 for 135 yards with a TD and an interception as the
Bears fell to the Packers, 21-13. Chicago's third loss in-a-row helped Green
Bay clinch the NFC North Division title. Matt Forte had 20 carries for 69 yards
and five catches for a team-high 64 yards as the Bears fell to 8-and-6. The
Bears head to Arizona to play the Cardinals next week.
>>Vikings Rout Rams
(St. Louis, MO) -- Adrian Peterson rushed for 212 yards and a touchdown to lead the Vikings to a 36-22 rout of the Rams in St. Louis. Sam Bradford finished 35-of-55 for 377 yards with three TDs and one
interception for the Rams, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and
fell to 6-7-and-1. Steven Jackson had 13 carries for 73 yards in defeat. The
Rams head to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers next week.
>>Illinois Cruises By Eastern Kentucky
(Champaign, IL) -- As heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM, Illinois glided to a 66-53 win over Eastern Kentucky yesterday at Assembly Hall. Brandon Paul had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the 10th-ranked
Illini, who moved to 12-and-0. The Illini face Missouri at Scottrade Center on
>>NHLPA Begins Vote On Disclaimer Of Interest
(New York, NY) -- The NHL Players' Association began to vote on whether to allow the executive
board to file a disclaimer of interest yesterday. It would be the first step in
dissolving the union. All 700-plus members of the NHLPA will have the chance to
vote through Thursday and would need two-thirds majority for the motion to
pass. On Friday, the league announced a class action complaint in New York and
Federal Court to uphold the lockout.