Cutler's 'fatherly instincts' kick in while tying Webb's shoe


Cutler's 'fatherly instincts' kick in while tying Webb's shoe

The replay showed it over again, although it was worth a few looks: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, kneeling down to tie left tackle JMarcus Webbs shoe during the fourth quarter of the teams 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings

It was an amusing gesture, and one that Cutler said tapped into his inner dad.

I loosened it and tied it. I think my fatherly instincts were kicking in, Cutler said. "I was trying to keep the drive going so we wouldnt have to burn a timeout, but we burned it anyway.

Still, it was a light-hearted moment late in a game the Bears controlled from the start. And it gave his teammates reason to chuckle.

It was kind of funny. For the simple fact that Webb is like 10 feet tall and Jays 3 feet tall compared to him, right tackle Jonathan Scott said. It was interesting to see.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall agreed.

I dont know if thats Cutler-like, Marshall said, but it was pretty cool and we were all cheering in the huddle.

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

The Blackhawks made a minor league deal on Saturday, announcing the acquisition of forward Michael Latta from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling.

Latta, 25, has two goals and four assists in 29 games this season with the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the American Hockey League.

He has four goals and 13 assists in 113 career games in the National Hockey League, all with the Washington Capitals from 2013-16.

Latta, who was a third-round pick (No. 72 overall) by the Nashville Predators in 2009, will report to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. He carries a $600,000 cap hit, and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Schilling ranked second among defensemen on the IceHogs with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 40 games, and had a minus-3 rating. The 28-year-old blue liner signed a two-year contract worth $575,000 per season with the Blackhawks in July 2015.

Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso


Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

Horizon League basketball returns to CSN on Sunday as UIC travels to Valparaiso. This game tips at 2:00 p.m. live on CSN.

The Flames (11-8, 4-2) have won three straight games and have played pretty good ball after the loss of Dikembe Dixson to a torn ACL. Junior big man Tai Odiase, a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate, is playing well along with former St. Rita product Dominique Matthews.

Valparaiso (15-4, 5-1) is hoping to maintain its conference lead behind senior All-American candidate Alec Peters. The 6-foot-9 senior is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on the season.

The Crusaders won the first time these two teams played at UIC on Dec. 30 as Tevonn Walker had 23 points.