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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Cubs acquire LHP Rex Brothers

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.

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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

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.)

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