Barkley shows off swing, hobble in Hallway Golf


Barkley shows off swing, hobble in Hallway Golf

Even during Hallway Golf, Charles Barkley has a hitch in his swing – and a noticeable hobble. Check out the video.

Northwestern's Traveon Henry, Deonte Gibson sign with NFL teams


Northwestern's Traveon Henry, Deonte Gibson sign with NFL teams

A pair of former Northwestern defenders are on their way to the NFL despite not getting drafted this weekend.

Safety Traveon Henry and defensive end Deonte Gibson signed with NFL teams on Saturday following the conclusion of the NFL Draft, Henry going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Gibson to the Detroit Lions.

Henry was the Wildcats' third-leading tackler last season, recording 74 total tackles in addition to his three tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Gibson led the team and tied for sixth in the Big Ten with nine sacks, also recording 39 total tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss.

Two other former Cats were drafted on Saturday. Defensive end Dean Lowry went to the Green Bay Packers at No. 137, and full back Dan Vitale went to the Buccaneers at No. 197.

Cubs start May off on the wrong foot with extra-innings loss to Braves


Cubs start May off on the wrong foot with extra-innings loss to Braves

In summing up the first month of the 2016 season, Joe Maddon pointed to the defense as a huge reason why the Cubs are out to the best start in baseball.

But as the calendar flipped to May, sloppy defense doomed the Cubs as they dropped the finale of this rain-shortened weekend series with the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in 10 innings in front of 40,164 shivering fans Sunday at Wrigley Field.

John Lackey spent most of the afternoon cruising but ran into trouble in the sixth when Addison Russell booted a potential inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. The next batter grounded out to Ben Zobrist, but the Cubs second baseman couldn't get the tag on baserunner Adonis Garcia, thus allowing the Braves' third run to score before the Cubs finally chased down Garcia.

That was enough to sink the Cubs despite a late rally that pushed the game into extra innings, where Braves outfielder Nick Markakis drove home the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning off Hector Rondon.

It didn't feel like May at Wrigley with temps in the upper 30s with windchill, and this Cubs offense that was built to score in any conditions couldn't do anything against Atlanta starter Julio Teheran.

Pinch-hitter Matt Szczur started the Cubs' comeback attempt with a perfect bunt base hit in the eighth inning, and Dexter Fowler followed with a double. Jason Heyward drove in the Cubs' first run with a groundout, and Kris Bryant sent Fowler home with a two-out RBI single to left.

Zobrist led off the ninth with a walk and wound up motoring all the way to third base when Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino sent his pickoff throw into the right-field bullpen. 

Russell atoned for his error by lining an 0-2 pitch into right field to tie the game, but the euphoria was brief as the Braves got to the Cubs' closer in the 10th and the Cubs couldn't mount another rally.

Bears release safety Antrel Rolle


Bears release safety Antrel Rolle

The Bears released safety Antrel Rolle on Sunday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the move. Rolle tweeted the following out minutes later.

Rolle battled injuries and appeared in just seven games with the Bears last season, coming to Chicago after five seasons with the New York Giants. He made 35 total tackles and recorded one pass defensed.

The Bears have six other safeties on their current roster and added two more during this weekend's draft, picking Miami's Deon Bush in the fourth round and William & Mary's DeAndre Houston-Carson in the sixth round.