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Paea joins 3 other Bears starters on inactive list

Paea joins 3 other Bears starters on inactive list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chicago's list of inactive players at Minnesota includes starters cornerback Tim Jennings, linebacker Brian Urlacher, nose tackle Stephen Paea and wide receiver Earl Bennett.

Jennings hurt his shoulder, Urlacher has a pulled hamstring and Bennett has a concussion. All three were previously ruled out for Sunday. Paea was listed as questionable.

Also not suiting up are quarterback Josh McCown, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and guard Chris Spencer. Spencer (knee) was listed as questionable.

For the Vikings, who placed wide receiver Percy Harvin on injured reserve this week, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, cornerback Brandon Burton, linebacker Audie Cole, tackle Troy Kropog, guard Mark Asper, tight end Allen Reisner and defensive end D'Aundre Reed are inactive. Kropog was signed from the practice squad to take Harvin's roster spot.

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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