Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s. You know, one of those knock-down, dragged-out defensive confrontations that ends up 10-3. That’s the score the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears. While it was ugly on offense, likely in great part due to the lack of action so many regulars on that side of the ball got in the preseason, it was a thing of beauty for the defenders in green, gold and white.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears were shut down by the Green Bay Packers, losing 10-3 in an ugly NFL opener that showered cold water on any championship dreams in the Windy City. The Bears’ offense looked inept all night long, hurting itself with repeated mistakes.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber’s grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning and powered the Chicago Cubs to a 10-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a crucial four-game series. The third-place Brewers dropped 7½ games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL Central and five back of the Cubs for the second wild card.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kimbrel hasn’t pitched since allowing a three-run home run to Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich in a 4-0 loss Sunday. The Cubs also scratched infielder Javier Báez with lingering soreness in his left thumb.
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL opened its 100th season in a city that follows football with a fevered intensity. The league threw itself a birthday party that included a free fan festival and concert and culminated with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers holding off Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears for a 10-3 victory.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Reynaldo López pitched a one-hitter for his first complete game in 75 career big league starts, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1.Cleveland lost for the fifth time in seven games. The Indians began the day 5½ games behind AL Central-leading Minnesota and tied with Oakland for the second AL wild card, a half-game behind Tampa Bay. After spitting four games against Chicago, the Indians headed to Minnesota for a three-game series.