Obama pardons turkeys, cooks Packers
President Barack Obama pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys today, and while listing the things he was thankful for, he said he's grateful the Bears will beat the Packers on Thursday.
Alex Avila, a seven-year major league veteran, figures to split time with Tyler Flowers.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett will miss Thursday's game, but running back Matt Forte and receiver Alshon Jeffery are questionable.
Saturday's stakes higher than ever
Notre Dame could steal back a playoff spot with a win over Stanford. The Cardinal could get a big résumé boost with a victory, especially if they go on to win the Pac-12 title. GameDay Kickoff: Rivalry Week
The Cardinal quarterback will face the Irish for the last time Saturday after converting his entire family to Stanford fandom.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
The Bears ruled tight end Martellus Bennett out of Thursday's game against Green Bay. Bennett suffered a ribs injury in last week's loss to Denver. Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery are questionable for the game.
Bears' emergency QB: Zach Miller
The Bears tight end has shown off his hands in recent weeks, but Miller can chuck it too. Miller played quarterback for four years at Nebraska-Omaha and might be Chicago's best option in a pinch. Emergency QBs
The age of overhyping and under-delivering may finally be a thing of the past for the Fighting Irish football program.
Erik Johnson will get another chance to make the White Sox starting rotation this spring with Jeff Samardzija set to move on via free agency.
Rex Brothers is the third reliever the Cubs have added to their 40-man roster in the last few days as they attempt to fortify their bullpen.
Cubs a long shot for Jason Heyward
Hear us out, though. Chicago needs a center fielder, and Heyward could likely handle the position. There's always a big free-agent signing that comes out of nowhere, right? Heyward's potential landing spots
Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.
With an upset or two, the CFP could be turned upside down. A numbers-based look at the likelihood of some of the juicier scenarios that could make the committee's job much, much harder.
The pitcher tested positive for amphetamine, major league baseball announced Wednesday.
Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer
A sampling of Notre Dame player reactions to dropping from 4 to 6 in the Playoff rankings: Will Fuller: "Sheesh." Joe Schmidt: (Blank stare) "This was my reaction." (Doesn't care) Sheldon Day: "Oh we are? I didn't watch it." (Gave a nice fib about a DL meeting last night.)
Alex Avila has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the White Sox, who are looking to improve a catching position that finished ninth in the AL in batting average this past season.
Northwestern's Justin Jackson feels fresher and stronger than ever despite being one of the most used running backs in the nation.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott will likely be named the Big Ten's top offensive player despite seeing his streak of 100-yard rushing games end at 15.
Comedian Adam Carolla makes his selections for Week 12 of the NFL season, including Bears-Packers, Dolphins-Jets, Steelers-Seahawks and Patriots-Broncos.