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With Jack Coan out, No. 12 Notre Dame beats No. 18 Wisconsin at Soldier Field

Chris Tyree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Drew Pyne threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in relief of an injured Coan as the Irish won 41-13.

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Cary-Grove sparkles, plays like 6A title contender in rout of rival Prairie Ridge

Quarterback Jameson Sheehan led the No. 10 Trojans to a 42-7 win against No. 23 Prairie Ridge on Saturday in Cary.

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Silzer twins are sizzling for Lockport

After moving from offense to defense, linemen loom large in team’s first 4-0 start since 2004.

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Before MLB postseason begins, try some Chicago trivia

While we await with glee the excitement of October, it’s a very good time to answer some Chicago baseball questions.

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Should Georg Heitz get another chance to build the Fire after two failed seasons?

The Fire will miss the playoffs again with Heitz as sporting director and likely need another rebuild to compete after most of his moves haven’t panned out.

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Four decades after 1981 triumph, Chicago Sting look back at title with pride

The Sting delivered Chicago its first championship in 18 years, and were the toast of a city starved for a winner.

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Holding advance of invasive carp: A ride-along seeing contract netters manning the front lines

A ride-along with Illinois’ assistant fisheries chief Kevin Irons and Aquatic Nuisance Species program manager Brian Schoenung to watch contract netters of invasive carp gave much to consider.

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Stone cold outlook: College handicapper says bet with your head, not your heart

When placing wagers, it’s about numbers, not teams.

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Quarterback Jack Coan faces former team when Notre Dame plays Wisconsin at Soldier Field

Coan will see lots of familiar faces when he lines up against his old school

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Rookie QB Justin Fields is key to Bears mirroring Browns’ resurgence

The Browns were 0-16 a few seasons ago but now stand among the best teams in the AFC. The Bears are just trying to break free from mediocrity, and Fields could fast-track that quest.

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Young U.S. team puts Europe in its biggest hole at Ryder Cup

The Americans won both sessions to build a 6-2 lead, sending Europe and its vast experience to its largest deficit after the opening day.

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Palmer Domschke’s two scores in OT lead Neuqua Valley past Naperville Central

Neuqua Valley and Naperville Central staged a defensive battle for four quarters. But then Palmer Domschke moved to running back.

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How the Super 25 fared in Week 5

Scores from all the ranked teams.

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Dylan Cease exits White Sox’ 1-0 victory with bruised triceps

Cease threw 5 1⁄3 innings of scoreless ball with nine strikeouts against the Indians.

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David Ross hopes Jon Lester’s adjustments don’t work Saturday

Ross loves "Jon Lester like a brother, but I want to kick his tail every time he’s out there."

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Blue-winged teal moving on, some pintails: Latest aerial teal flight by INHS and some habitat notes

The latest aerial teal flight, including the PDF files, by the Illinois Natural History Survey shows blue-winged teal moving on, but more northern pintails showing up; and Joshua Osborn does a quick breakdown of habitat conditions.

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With faith in David Ross, Cubs plan to go shopping this winter

Cubs president Jed Hoyer said Ross is "already an excellent manager, and he has a chance to be really special in this job," and indicated he’s planning to give him some free-agent help.

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Jose Abreu has surpassed Jerry Reinsdorf’s expectations

"I had no idea I was getting somebody who was such a leader and such a wonderful person," Jerry Reinsdorf said of Jose Abreu.

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High school football scores: Week 5

All the scores from around the area.

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Patrick Kane ‘optimistic’ nagging injury won’t affect his 15th season with Blackhawks

As the Hawks evolve rapidly around him, Kane — the team’s leading scorer for six consecutive years — will need to battle through less-than-perfect health this season.

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Cardinals hold off Cubs for 13th straight win

Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the Cardinals built up an eight-run lead before thwarting a Cubs comeback in an 8-5 victory to open a doubleheader.

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Arlington Heights or Chicago? Bears and City Hall scrimmage over Soldier Field’s future

Whether the Bears stay or go, Chicago has an opportunity to rethink Soldier Field and the nearby Museum Campus.

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Bears notebook: David Montgomery hoping for a Justin Fields boost

"When you’ve got a guy who has that skill set in using his legs, [the defense has] to respect that,’’ Montgomery said. Tashaun Gipson is doubtful, and Eddie Goldman likely is a game-time decision for the Browns game.

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Bears add a healthy OBJ to list of Browns worth worrying about

After being limited during training camp and sitting out the first two games this season, Beckham wasn’t on the Browns’ injury report Friday. He told reporters on Thursday that, after "a long time in that cave," his return Sunday "is going to be special."

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Ex-Blackhawks coach Bradley Aldrich assaulted 2 men at Miami University, investigation concludes

But the investigation report, released Friday, also states Aldrich provided Miami (Ohio) no references during his hiring and does not mention any recommendation from the Blackhawks.

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CPS won’t allow fans at Simeon vs. Phillips football game on Saturday

The game, scheduled for 4 p.m. at Gately, has been referred to as the Public League Super Bowl the last several years.

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Big Game Hunting: Notre Dame or Wisconsin? QB play will say it all at Soldier Field

Also: Illinois, Northwestern picks and a pair of prime-time "favorites."

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An updated ranking of the worst 7th-inning stretch singers in Wrigley Field history

There have been many cringeworthy versions of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field, but these are the baddest of the bad.

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Health of Bulls forward Patrick Williams is one key for start of camp

The Bulls announced Friday that Williams would be sidelined four to six weeks with a severe ankle sprain, and the hope is he returns with the same aggressiveness he displayed on the offensive end this summer.

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‘I’ve never seen him get rattled’ — Why Justin Fields is calm before first start

When Bears coach Matt Nagy told Justin Fields that he would make his first NFL start Sunday in Cleveland, the rookie quarterback was stoic. Of course he was.

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Sky headed to second round of WNBA playoffs for second time in three years after beating Wings 81-64

Kahleah Copper finished with a game-high 23 points. Candace Parker had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds Thursday.

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Bears practice report: DT Akiem Hicks remains out with illness

Additionally, DT Eddie Goldman still hasn’t practiced in full, and S Tashaun Gipson was out with a hamstring injury.

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Mather’s late heroics shock Hyde Park

It was a game of defense and penalties that was decided by the sheer will of sophomore Jacob Scott and the Rangers’ offensive line and defense.