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Bears' Cutler appears set to play against Packers

Bears' Cutler appears set to play against Packers

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appears ready to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Cutler went through a full practice on Friday despite knee and neck problems and was officially listed as probable. The Bears ruled out receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) and Brian Urlacher (hamstring) for the second straight week.

Defensive end Shea McClellin (knee) and defensive tackle Henry Melton (chest) are doubtful, while running back Michael Bush (ribs), linebacker Geno Hayes (knee) and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina (knee) are questionable.

Linebacker Lance Briggs (knee, hip), tight end Kellen Davis (knee), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (foot), offensive tackle Jonathon Scott (shoulder), guard Chris Spencer (knee) and cornerback Charles Tillman (shoulder) are all probable.

The Bears (8-5) have dropped four of five.

Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday. 

Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58. 

In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."

Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement

"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily

Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star: 

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