CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey released a statement prior to Sunday's game vs. Pittsburgh: "The Chicago Bears are proud to support our players, coaches and all members of our organization to bring peace and unity together through football. What makes this the greatest country in the world are the liberties it was founded upon and the freedom to express oneself in a respectful and peaceful manner. Through important dialogue with our players and team, this divisive political situation has unified our franchise for the present and future."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Another warm September Sunday in Chicago. The temperature is supposed to be 88 degrees when the Bears and Steelers kickoff at 1 p.m. ET.

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Notre Dame cruises past Michigan State (0:38)
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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly says it's time to put to bed the idea Brandon Wimbush can't throw after he went 14 of 20 for 173 yards in a win at Michigan State tonight.

ESPN Stats & Info

Abreu joins terrific company

With a pair of RBIs on Saturday night, Jose Abreu hit the century mark for the fourth time in four MLB seasons. He's also topped 25 home runs in each of those seasons, putting his name next to a pair of the best hitters the game has ever seen.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

A goal line stand from Notre Dame's defense pretty much zaps any drama left in East Lansing. Spartan Stadium is emptying out with about 10 minutes to play.

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McIntosh waltzes into end zone for TD (0:21)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie headed to the sideline after needing help to get off the field. Bachie is only a sophomore, but Spartan coaches consider him a leader on defense.

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Abreu joins exclusive group with DiMaggio, Pujols (0:18)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State came into tonight's game ranked No. 4 in the country with only seven penalties for a total off 55 yards. The Spartans have six penalties for 67 yards in a sloppy first half in East Lansing.

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Williams' TD pours it on for Notre Dame (0:18)
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Williams just gets foot down for touchdown (0:25)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame and Michigan State have nearly identical stat lines except for two costly turnovers from Spartan quarterback Brian Lewerke - a pick six and a fumble at his own 24. The Irish have turned both of those into touchdowns.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State receiver Darrell Stewart gets his first career touchdown to pull the Spartans within a score. Stewart told reporters last week to call him "Goal Line Stew" because he kept getting stopped just short of scoring.

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Love burns the Spartans with a pick-six (0:23)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State offensive coordinator Dave Warner told me Brian Lewerke is NOT a running QB. However ... "He's shown to be very athletic. Brian is really the most dangerous when he drops back to pass and things aren't where they're supposed to be, and he puts it down and runs with it. He's shown more speed than expected."

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Wimbush takes it 16 yards to the house (0:18)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Wimbush picks up right where he left off for Notre Dame last week with another rushing touchdown. His arm propelled the opening drive though, 4-of-5 passing for 62 yards out of the gate.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State walk by one of the main tailgating lots outside Spartan Stadium before suiting up for each home game. It's a warm day for those sweatsuits, nearly 90 degrees a couple hours before kickoff in East Lansing.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly brought his green for Notre Dame's visit to Michigan State tonight. Both teams have arrived a couple hours prior to kickoff.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs loss to Milwaukee on Saturday where closer Wade Davis blew his first save of the season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Justin Wilson discuss his solid outing against the Brewers on Saturday.