The Bears downward spiral continues following a 19-13 loss to the Vikings at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football. Cordarrelle Patterson ran back the second half kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown to give Chicago it’s only lead at 13-7. Bears quarterback Nick Foles was carted off late in the fourth quarter after being slammed to the turf while throwing an incomplete pass. With their fourth straight loss, the Bears dropped to 5-and-5 heading into their bye week. The Vikings are 4-and-5 and a half-game behind the Bears for second in the NFC North.
Two familiar names for the Cubs and White Sox are up for the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Pitcher Mark Buehrle will be appearing on the ballot for the first time. The five-time All-Star finished with a 214-and-160 record and a 3.81 ERA over 16 seasons with the White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays.
Sammy Sosa is also on the ballot. The former right fielder for the Cubs and White Sox hit .273 with 609 home runs over his 18 year career. Sosa was a seven-time All-star and the 1998 NL MVP. His road to the Hall of Fame has been rocky due to his suspected link to performance-enhancing drugs. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the 2021 class will be held on July 25th in Cooperstown, New York.
Kris Dunn’s time with the Bulls appears to be over. Chicago is reportedly not extending a qualified offer to the guard, allowing him to test free agency. The Bulls were hoping Dunn would be their long-term answer at point guard when they traded for the former number-five pick in the 2017 draft-day deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Loyola men’s basketball program is pausing team activities due to positive COVID-19 tests among team personnel. As a result, the start of the Ramblers season will be delayed. They were scheduled to tip off December 3rd against Drake.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March will be played all in one location due to the pandemic. The NCAA says it is talking with Indianapolis and the metro area to essentially serve as a bubble that would host all games. That would leave out 13 other cities.
And on this day in 1926, The Chicago Blackhawks played their first game at the Chicago Coliseum, defeating the Toronto St. Pats by a 4–1 score.