Packers persevere to beat Bears 35-14

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams is hit by Chicago Bears' Adrian Amos and Danny Trevathan during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. The Bears were penalized on the play and Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two more key players hurt. A starting cornerback benched. The Green Bay Packers even had to weather a lightning storm delay.

Americans take early lead in Presidents Cup

Jordan Spieth hits from a sand trap on the 11th hole during the Presidents Cup foursomes golf matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The opening ceremony at the Presidents Cup was unlike any other in golf with former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton on the first tee.

Cardinals to miss playoffs, lose to Cubs 2-1

St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong flips his helmet as he walks off the field after flying out to end a baseball game as members of the Chicago Cubs celebrate in the background Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in St. Louis. The Cubs won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals were eliminated from postseason contention when Leonys Martin leaped at the center-field fence to rob Paul DeJong of a tying home run with two outs in the 11th inning, preserving the Chicago Cubs’ 2-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

McCann has hat trick, Panthers beat Lightning 5-2

Florida Panthers center Jared McCann (90) shoots the puck and scores during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jared McCann scored three goals to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

Sparks to continue protest for Game 3 of finals

Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike (30) looks to shoot as Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, and Sylvia Fowles defend during the second half of Game 2 in the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 70-68. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks received a letter from a Minnesota fan who thanked them for taking a stand and going into the locker room for the national anthem before the first two games of the WNBA Finals.

Showdown on Palouse: Washington State hosts USC

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Los Angeles. With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion. That’s way off. For now, a couple of cross-divisional conference games matching ranked teams, No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 5 USC at No. 16 Washington State, highlight the schedule and will be part whittling the field of unbeaten teams. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Shortly after the sun disappears behind the rolling hills of the Palouse on Friday night, Washington State will get the rare opportunity to prove its validity on a national stage.

Wisconsin hosts Northwestern in Big 10 opener

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic in Madison, Wis. Taylor, a freshman, is just getting started in the Big Ten. Northwestern senior Justin Jackson is on the verge of setting a career school rushing record. Two important tailbacks at different ends of their respective college careers. The running game will be front and center when the 10th-ranked Badgers host the Wildcats on Saturday in the conference opener for both teams. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin freshman Jonathan Taylor is just getting started in the Big Ten. Northwestern senior Justin Jackson is on the verge of setting a career school rushing record.

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