Sports Digest: Bears sign former QB Trent Edwards

2013-08-18T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:28:05Z Sports Digest: Bears sign former QB Trent Edwards nwitimes.com
August 18, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro football

BEARS SIGN ANOTHER QB: The Bears on Sunday signed quarterback Trent Edwards to a one-year contract and waived wide receiver Jerrell Jackson.

Edwards has started 33-of-38 games played over five seasons with Buffalo (2007-10), Jacksonville (2010), Oakland (2011) and Philadelphia (2012), completing 563-of-929 passing attempts (60.6 percent) for 6,033 yards, 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for a 75.5 passer rating.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound quarterback has added 330 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 78 carries (4.2 ypc).

Originally a third-round selection (92nd overall) by the Bills in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Stanford, Edwards is 14-19 as an NFL starter.

 

Pro hockey

BLACKHAWKS TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY: Single-game tickets for Blackhawks regular-season home games go on sale at 10 a.m. today at chicagoblackhawks.com, at any Ticketmaster location or by calling (800) 745-3000. The Blackhawks begin defense of the Stanley Cup on Oct. 1 against Washington.

 

Women's basketball

FOWLES HELPS SKY RALLY PAST CONNECTICUT: Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 21 rebounds to help the East-leading Sky rally from a 25-point deficit for an 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun.

The Sky outscored Connecticut 62-35 in the second half, taking their first lead with 2:48 left in the game on Epiphanny Prince's three-point play. She finished with 21 points.

"It's one of those things where you can't be minus-25," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said. "We were fortunate, but at least I can take some true basketball clips that were from some blue-collar areas of the game – defense, deflections, rebounding, getting out in transition – that got us to the win."

The Sky (17-8) were without Elena Delle Donne for the second straight game. The rookie star is day to day with a left foot she sprained Tuesday in Los Angeles.

 

Pro golf

REED WINS WYNDHAM IN PLAYOFF: Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Championship for his first PGA Tour title, beating Jordan Spieth with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Reed recovered from a drive on the par-4 10th that nearly went out of bounds and placed his second shot 7 feet from the pin. Spieth reached the green in two strokes but his 10-foot birdie putt trickled less than an inch wide of the cup. Reed then sank his birdie putt to end it.

BRYANT WINS DICK'S SPORTING GOODS TITLE: Bart Bryant won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open to becoming the Champions Tour's 1,000th tournament winner.

Bryant shot a tournament record-tying 10-under 62 in the second round and completed his first victory on the 50-and-over tour with 72. He finished at 16-under 200 to beat Russ Cochran and Corey Pavin by one shot.

FITZPATRICK WINS U.S. AMATEUR: Matt Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur, beating Oliver Goss 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final to become the first English champion of the tournament since 1911.

Fitzpatrick won when Goss missed a par putt on No. 15 at The Country Club.

EUROPE RETAINS SOLHEIM CUP: Europe showed it can win the Solheim Cup anywhere. Caroline Hedwall became the first player in Solheim Cup history to win all five of her matches, holing a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 1-up victory that assured the Europeans retaining the cup. Moments later, Catriona Matthew finished off a rally to halve her match against Gerina Piller. That gave Europe 14 1/2 points for its first win on American soil since this event in 1990.

 

Motorcycle racing

MARQUEZ WINS INDIANPOLIS GRAND PRIX: Marc Marquez makes winning look easy in America.

The 20-year-old rookie took the lead with a nifty inside pass midway through the Indianapolis Grand Prix, saved his wobbly bike two turns later and then pulled away from the pack for a 3.495-second victory over Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

He became only the third rider in MotoGP history, and the first rookie, to win three races in one country in the same season. Marquez's fourth win of the season also tied Kenny Roberts' single-season rookie record, set in 1978, and gave Marquez his fifth straight win on U.S. soil.

 

Around the horn

RRSN/IFD’s 22nd annual Northwest Indiana Football Kickoff show will run  from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today on WEFM-FM (95.9) and www.rrsn.com. ... Real Solution won the Arlington Million on Saturday night when first-place finisher The Apache was disqualified to second for bumping Real Solution in the final 200 yards.

 

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