LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Chase Daniel could be the starting quarterback when the Chicago Bears face the Lions in Detroit tomorrow. Mitchell Trubisky hasn’t practiced since suffering a right shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 25-20 win over the Vikings. Coach Matt Nagy is holding out hope Trubisky can play even without practice, but he adds he’s very comfortable using Daniel if necessary.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins plan to start quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the first time in seven weeks Sunday at Indianapolis. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill has progressed enough in his recovery from a throwing shoulder injury to rejoin the lineup, and said the quality of his passes at yesterday’s practice appears to be 100 percent. Tannehill should provide a boost for a team that has dropped five of its past seven games to fall to 5-5.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has retired after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove recipient batted .286 with 477 home runs and 1,707 RBIs in a career that began with the 1998 Los Angeles Dodgers. He also spent time with Seattle and Boston before an eight-year run with Texas, where he made his only World Series appearance in his first season with the ballclub.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Ken Hitchcock is an NHL head coach once again after replacing Todd McLellan at Edmonton. Hitchcock is 823-506-88 in a 21-year coaching career, winning a Stanley Cup with the 1999 Stars and making stops at Philadelphia, Columbus and St. Louis before returning to Dallas last season. The Oilers had dropped six of seven before beating San Jose, 4-3 last night on Leon Draisaitl’s goal 51 seconds into overtime.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. Simon is the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal. Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar molested them when he was a physician, including while he worked at Michigan State and Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics.