The Chicago Bears will open the 20-22 season Sunday, September 11th, at Soldier Field against the San Francisco 49ers. Full NFL schedules for all 32 teams were released last night, and the Bears will follow their opener at home with a visit to Green Bay and the Packers in week two. The Packers come to Chicago in week 13 on December 4th. Other home games include the Houston Texans, Washington Commanders, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills, in addition to division foes Detroit and Minnesota. The Bears will also have back to back road games in October at New England and Dallas.
The Indianapolis Colts will open 20-22 at Buffalo against the Bills, with their home opener in week 2 against Detroit. Other Colts home games for this fall are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Commanders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and LA Chargers, plus division foes Houston, Jacksonville, and the Tennessee Titans.
The White Sox got into a slugfest last night with the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field, and it was fun, for a while. Yoan Moncada drove in three in the 7th to tie the game at 7 with a blast center field. But the Yankees exploded for seven runs in the 8th and wound up with a 15-to-7 win. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, and Aaron Judge added a shot of his own. Game two of four between the Yankees and Sox tonight at 8:10 eastern time.
The Cubs had an off day Thursday after winning two of three against the Padres in San Diego this week. The Cubs open a weekend series tonight in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks. First pitch at 9:40 eastern time.
All good things must come to an end, and the South Bend Cubs win streak is over. After winning eight straight on their current home stand, the local Cubbies fell last night, 5-nothing to the Fort Wayne Tin Caps at Four Winds Field. Game four of six is tonight at 7:05 here on Sports Radio 960 AM WSBT.
NBA playoffs: the Miami Heat are through to the eastern conference finals after a 99-90 win in Philadelphia last night. The Heat win the series in six games, 4-to-2. In Dallas, the Mavericks forced a deciding seventh game in that series with a 113-to-86 win over the Phoenix Suns in Dallas. That game will be Sunday in Phoenix. Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks try to close out the Boston Celtics in Milwaukee, and the Golden State Warriors try to end their series against the Memphis Grizzlies. ESPN carries both of those games starting tonight at 7:30.
In the hockey playoffs, the St. Louis Blues closed out their first round series against the Minnesota Wild with a 5-to-1 home win to take that series 4 games to 2. Three other series will go to deciding seventh games after the Bruins downed Carolina in Boston, 5-to-2, the Lightning downed Toronto 4-to-3 in Tampa, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Kings in LA, 4-to-2. Tonight, it’s the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh, Florida at Washington, and Calgary at Dallas.