Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
Vikings waive Randy Moss
The Minnesota Vikings have waived receiver Randy Moss.
Linebacker Ben Leber says coach Brad Childress informed the team that Moss had been let go during a team meeting Monday afternoon.
Moss had one catch for 8 yards in a loss to the Patriots, In Sunday nights postgame news conference, he expressed admiration for the Patriots and criticized Vikings coaching. (Associated Press)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tweets about Walter Payton
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the death of Walter Payton, one of the all-time great players and men in NFL history
Walter is tops on my list because of how he played the game- he never wanted to let anyone down- but also for what he did off the field
We miss Walter very much but we can all carry on and make our contributions which would make him proud.
We honor Walter's contributions & those of the top current players w the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Local cyclist breaks Guinness record
George Hood set a Guinness World Record of 200 hours on a stationary bike Sunday night. The 52-year-old Aurora man has been riding a stationary bike since Oct. 23 to raise funds for the family of a former Hinsdale Central graduate, who was killed in Afghanistan in June.
Hood broke the record at about 10 p.m. on Sunday night. His latest goal is to set a new record of 222 hrs. and 22 minutes, which he hopes to hit around 8 p.m. Monday night. This is the third time Hood has broken the Guiness World Record on the stationary bike.
Click here to watch a live stream of Hood's record-breaking ride for a good cause.
Cubs settle on Listach as bench coach
Pat Listach is leaving the Washington Nationals major-league staff torejoin the Cubs as Mike Quades bench coach, an industry sourceconfirmed Monday.
Though Listach enjoyed a more decoratedplaying career he was the American Leagues Rookie of the Year in1992 his background is similar enough to Quades. Listach wasWashingtons third-base coach the past two years and previously spentnine seasons as a coach or manager in the Cubs system.
Listachmanaged at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa after playing sixseasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. The 43-year-oldis well-regarded by Cubs general manager Jim Hendry for his work atthose minor-league affiliates. (CSNChicago.com)
Campbell set for season debut vs. Rangers
Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell will make his season debut Monday against the New York Rangers.
Campbell returns one month to thedate after spraining the MCL in his right knee in a preseason gameagainst the Pittsburgh Penguins. (CSNChicago.com)
Bears sign local product to practice squad
The Bears signed former Homewood-Flossmoor star Freddie Barnes to their practice squad Monday afternoon. Barnes will take the place of punter Richmond McGee, who was waived from the practice squad.
Barnes signed with the Bears originally after going undrafted out of Bowling Green and saw little action with the team during preseason. He didn't make it through the final roster cuts in August.
Barnes should add depth to the WR core. At Bowling Green last season, Barnes had 155 receptions for 1,770 yards and 19 touchdowns, (ChicagoBreakingSports).