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NFL Capsule: Packers at Bears

NFL Capsule: Packers at Bears

GREEN BAY (9-4) At CHICAGO (8-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Packers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 7-6; Chicago 6-7

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 92-87-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 6 (tie); Bears No. 12

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Bears 23-10, Sept. 13

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Detroit 27-20; Bears lost to Vikings 21-14

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (18), PASS (12)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (15), PASS (17)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (10), PASS (27)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (12), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Packers have won seven of eight and can clinch second straight NFC North title with win. ... Green Bay has also won five straight and seven of eight against Chicago, including NFC title game two years ago. Packers eyeing third season sweep in four years against Bears. ... Win would give Green Bay fourth straight season with double-digit victories, tying team record. ... Packers have won franchise-record 11 straight division games. ... Packers sixth in NFL with 35 sacks. ... Packers sacked Chicago's Jay Cutler seven times and intercepted him four times in first meeting this season. ... CB Charles Woodson (broken collarbone) out for seventh straight game. ... LB Clay Matthews practiced Wednesday for first time since pulling hamstring last month and was eager to play this week. Had career-high 3 1/2 sacks against Cutler last time and leads Packers with nine despite missing past four games. ... Bears have dropped four of five after 7-1 start. ... Chicago placed K Robbie Gould (left calf), CB Sherrick McManis (knee) and S Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve and signed veteran K Olindo Mare to one-year contract. ... Bears lead NFL with 35 takeaways. ... Defense has seven touchdowns, all on interception returns. ... Cutler expects to play after leaving last week's game with sore neck. Including NFC title game two years ago, Cutler 1-7 against Packers with twice as many interceptions (16) as touchdowns (eight). Cutler's 11,754 yards passing rank second in team history behind Sid Luckman's 14,686. ... WR Brandon Marshall had two catches for 24 yards last time against Green Bay. Leads NFL with franchise-record 101 receptions, ranks second in league in yards receiving with career-high 1,342 and tied for third with nine TD catches, one behind league leaders A.J. Green of Cincinnati and New England's Rob Gronkowski. ... CB Charles Tillman has career-high nine forced fumbles.

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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 

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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen. 

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