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In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

Robbie Gould

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) drilled a field goal with seconds left to give the Bears a 20-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Chicago Defeats Green Bay 20-17

The 180th meeting between the Bears and Packers provided one of the more memorable finishes in the game's oldest rivalry. Brian Urlacher and the Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17, and claimed first place in the NFC North at 3-0. Urlacher stripped Packers WR James Jones of the ball late in the fourth quarter, leading to a game-winning kick by Robbie Gould. Aaron Rodgers was 34 of 45 for 316 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in the loss.

Phillies Top Nationals, Win Fourth Straight NL East Title

The Philadelphia Phillies are the 2010 NL East champions. The team's 8-0 win against the Nationals Monday night clinched its fourth straight division title. Roy Halladay threw a complete-game gem, allowing two hits, no runs and 6 Ks for his 21st win of the season.

Man found guilty in deaths of Adenhart, 2 others

A jury found a man, Andrew Gallo, guilty of murder in the deaths of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken-driving crash. The Orange County jury returned the verdict Monday against the 23-year-old Gallo after deliberating since Thursday. The jury also found Gallo guilty on other charges, including hit-and-run, driving under the influence of alcohol, and causing great bodily injury.

Carmelo Anthony at Denver Media Day

Carmelo Anthony attended Denver Nuggets media day on Monday. "Whatever the future holds, it holds", said Anthony, who was said to be the centerpiece of a 4-team trade that would send him to the Nets. 'Melo admitted he "never once" said he wanted to be traded.

George Blanda Dies at Age 83

Hall of Fame QB George Blanda died Monday at the age of 83. He was a legend of the game and one of the great iron-men in American sports. His 26 seasons are the most of any player in NFL history. When he retired, Blanda was the all-time NFL leader in games and points. He famously backed up Daryle Lamonica and Ken Stabler for the Raiders in the 70s, despite being drafted in 1949.

Trent Edwards Released by Bills

Trent Edwards is no longer employed by the Buffalo Bills. Last year's starter won the pre-season competition in camp, but lost the job after a dismal opener against the Green Bay Packers. Edwards had been starting off and on for the Bills since 2007.

LeBron James Makes Preseason Pledge

The Miami Heat's "Big Three" greeted the media Monday, one day before training camp begins. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh addressed questions about the highly-anticipated NBA season. "I don't want to keep harping about what people have said about me," James said. "But personally, I'm motivated by what has gone on this summer." James signed a $109.8 million, six-year deal with the Heat on July 9.

49ers Fire Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye

The 49ers are 0-3 for the first time since starting 0-4 in 2004. They've been outscored 62-16 in two road games this season. As a result of such a poor start, the Niners fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye. Quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson was promoted to lead play caller. Johnson becomes the 49ers eighth offensive coordinator in eight seasons.

Kenny McKinley Mourned at Funeral

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was remembered Monday. McKinley died last week at his home near Broncos headquarters in Denver. Family, coaches and teammates of the 23-year-old were among several hundred people who gathered at a suburban Atlanta church for the funeral.

Bill Polian: 18-game Season Done Deal

There will be an 18-game NFL season, as far as Colts president Bill Polian is concerned. The competition committee member, and former league executive, twice said he expects the NFL to expand its regular season by two games. "I think that the owners, and principally the commissioner, have decided that it's the way to go, and so the debate, such as it was, is over," Polian said.

Note: The Elias Sports Bureau, ESPN Stats and Information group and The Associated Press contributed to this report.