From Comcast SportsNetWASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.President Barack Obama says Summitt is an "inspiration" as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to "speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer's."The White House says Summitt was notified last week of Obama's decision to present her with the award. It will be presented later this year.Summitt announced Wednesday she was stepping aside as Tennessee's head coach after 38 seasons. Summitt said in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia.Summitt has won eight national titles and 1,098 games during her coaching career at Tennessee.
The Cubs headed to Cincinnati in style Thursday night for their final regular-season series of the season.
In what may or may not be the last themed trip of the year implemented by Joe Maddon, Cubs players sported NFL jerseys while they hit the road and some of them are unique.
Kris Bryant went old school with a retro Mike Ditka home jersey while David Ross and Pedro Strop rocked the Bo Jackson home and away Oakland Raiders jersey:
Five Cubs players wore Walter Payton jerseys to represent the Bears:
Walter Payton made a strong showing on the Cubs jersey trip. Best. Bear. Ever. https://t.co/V7iOQ4sW4z— Ben Zobrist (@benzobrist18) September 30, 2016
Here is the full team picture, courtesy of Ross' Twitter account:
Other notables: Jason Heyward in a Cam Newton jersey, Jon Lester in a Matt Ryan jersey and the Cubs rookies in cheerleader outfits. Priceless.