CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears are expected to announce Thursday whether quarterback Jay Cutler will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Cutler has missed the past four games with a high left ankle sprain. Meanwhile, coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday that he's not "optimistic" about linebacker Lance Briggs returning this week.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night at the Scottrade Center. It's the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Blues are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - DePaul women's basketball looks to upset No. 5 Kentucky Thursday night at McGrath Arena. The Blue Demons defeated Loyola-Chicago 93-55 on Saturday to improve to 4-2 on the season. The unbeaten Wildcats are coming off a 133-130 quadruple-overtime victory over Baylor last week.
CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA has announced Chicago will host the 2017 men's ice hockey championship and the 2018 men's gymnastics championship. The 2017 Frozen Four will be held at the United Center, and the 2018 gymnastics championship will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the events are an opportunity to showcase the city.
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