(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Packers pound Bears.  Teams stand for anthem.  Packers’ Adams taken to hospital after vicious hit.  Stanton homers twice to reach 59.  NBA’s Silver says he expects players to stand for anthem.

>>Packers Pound Bears On “Thursday Night Football”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Aaron Rodgers threw for 179 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers blasted the Bears 35-14 on “Thursday Night Football.”  Jordy Nelson had a pair of touchdown grabs for Green Bay, which improved to 3-and-1.  Quarterback Mike Glennon had four turnovers for the Bears, who fell to 1-and-3.

>>Packers, Bears Stand For Anthem With Locked Arms

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers and Bears are continuing the NFL’s theme of unity during the National Anthem.  Both teams stood on the sidelines with locked arms during the anthem before their game last night.  Every team has had some form of anthem demonstration since derogatory comments about player protests were made by President Trump.

>>Packers’ Adams Taken To Hospital

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers wide receiver Davante Adams had to be carted off the field on a stretcher last night.  Adams was knocked out of the game in the third quarter on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit by Chicago linebacker Danny Trevathan.  He was taken to a hospital for further testing.

>>Stanton Homers Twice To Power Marlins Past Braves

(Miami, FL)  —  Giancarlo [[ zjohn-CAR-lo ]] Stanton homered twice to power the Marlins to a 7-1 win over the Braves in the opener of a four-game set in Miami.  Stanton is the first player to hit 59 homers in a season since 2001.  He’s only the sixth player ever in MLB history to reach 59 in a season.

>>NBA’s Silver: “I Expect Players To Stand For Anthem”

(New York, NY)  —  NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he expects players to stand during the National Anthem.  NBA rules expressly state that players must be present and stand in a dignified posture during the song.  Silver declined to discuss any potential punishments if a player were to kneel during the anthem this season.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Green Bay Packers 35, Chicago Bears 14

MLB National League
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Milwaukee Brewers 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Washington Nationals 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Miami Marlins 7, Atlanta Braves 1
Chicago Cubs 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1  (11 inn)

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 5, Minnesota Twins 2
Tampa Bay Rays 9, New York Yankees 6
Houston Astros 12, Boston Red Sox 2
Oakland Athletics 4, Texas Rangers 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Los Angeles Angels 4
Detroit Tigers 4, Kansas City Royals 1

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

NHL Preseason
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Philadelphia Flyers 5, Boston Bruins 1
Florida Panthers 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Chicago Blackhawks 4, Detroit Red Wings 2
Minnesota Wild 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Nashville Predators 3  (SO)
Anaheim Ducks 3, San Jose Sharks 0
Colorado Avalanche 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Vancouver Canucks 3, Calgary Flames 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

WNBA Finals
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No Games Scheduled

 

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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2:20 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
7:05 p.m. – New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
8:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
8:15 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
10:15 p.m. – San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League
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1:05 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
7:10 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays
7:10 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians
7:10 p.m. – Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
8:05 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
10:07 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

MLB Interleague
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8:15 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals

NHL Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Buffalo Sabres
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens
7:30 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings

NCAA College Football  (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
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10:30 p.m. – #5 USC Trojans at #16 Washington State Cougars
7:00 p.m. – #13 Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Duke Blue Devils

WNBA Finals
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9:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks
(Best-of-five Finals tied, 1-1)

PGA
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Presidents Cup  (at Jersey City, NJ)