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Green Bay Packers' Darnell Savage intercepts a pass in front of Chicago Bears' Anthony Miller during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Packers' defense finally starting to produce more takeaways

Nov. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers thrived on big plays from its defense last year, but didn’t produce nearly enough of them the first half of this season. That’s starting to change now as the Packers move closer to a second straight NFC North title. Green Bay (8-3) scored three...

No. 20 DePaul women set scoring mark in 128-66 win

Nov. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Freshman Kendall Holmes hit 6 of 8 3-pointers to score a career-high 23 points off the bench, Lexi Held and Sonya Morris added 21 points apiece and No. 20 DePaul rolled to a 128-66 win over Chicago State on Monday. It was the highest scoring game in program history, surpassing 124 against...

Midfielder Efraín Álvarez to train with US national team

Nov. 30, 2020 5:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Efraín Álvarez, an LA Galaxy midfielder who started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup, was among 22 players called into U.S. training camp for a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Álvarez can become eligible to...

Green Bay Packers' Darnell Savage intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Chicago Bears' Darnell Mooney during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Bears' defensive struggles sound alarms for coaches

Nov. 30, 2020 4:36 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Normally the quarterback position troubles the Chicago Bears. So it’s nothing out of the ordinary for them to approach another week without knowing whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles will play quarterback. What is a real concern is when their defense is leaking. Bears...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows James Dixon, who has been charged with murder after a fatal fight Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, that began when he put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers, authorities said. Dixon is charged with killing Vincell Jackson, 52, who was the boyfriend of the Thanksgiving party host. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man slain in Chicago dispute over hands in Thanksgiving food

Nov. 30, 2020 10:45 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged with murder after a fatal fight that began when he put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers, authorities said. James Dixon, 28, is charged with killing Vincell Jackson, 52, who was the boyfriend of the Thanksgiving party host. Jackson was trying to escort Dixon...

Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Turnover-prone Trubisky returns but can't stop Bears' slide

Nov. 30, 2020 1:33 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky couldn’t make the most of his second chance to lead the Chicago Bears’ offense. And he didn’t get nearly enough help from a usually reliable Bears defense that delivered an uncharacteristically poor performance at the worst possible time....

Green Bay Packers' Preston Smith runs for a touchdown on a fumble recovery during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rodgers' 4 TD passes help Packers roll over Bears 41-25

Nov. 30, 2020 12:54 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers get another big win against the rival Chicago Bears and move closer to their second straight NFC North title. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Packers rolled to a 41-25 victory over the slumping Bears on Sunday night. Green Bay...

Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) is congratulated by teammates following a turnover during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Bears DT Hicks, QB Foles both inactive for Packers game

Nov. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks has a hamstring injury that will prevent him from playing Sunday night against the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers. Hicks, who will miss his first game of the season, had been listed as questionable. He has 3½ sacks and a team-high...

Mitchell scores 23 to lead UIC over Central Michigan 74-72

Nov. 28, 2020 10:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — RayQuawndis Mitchell had a career-high 23 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly defeated Central Michigan 74-72 on Saturday night. Braelen Bridges had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois-Chicago (2-0). Zion Griffin added 10 points. Teyvion Kirk had eight rebounds and six assists. Caleb...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, left, warms up as he throws the ball to quarterback Nick Foles, right, during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Those guys salivating about such prospects work in the personnel departments of the Jets, Jaguars and Bears. Maybe for the Lions,  Patriots, Falcons, Saints and 49ers. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Bears name Mitchell Trubisky starting QB vs. Packers

Nov. 27, 2020 3:33 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky will be the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, coach Matt Nagy said Friday. Trubisky took all the first-team snaps at practice this week but Nagy had stopped just short of designating him the starter, just in case...