BEARS ADD RECEIVER RADWAY: The Bears signed wide receiver Raymond Radway to the practice squad Tuesday and terminated the practice squad contract of wide receiver Joe Anderson.
Radway entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys out of Abilene Christian University. The 6-3, 204-pounder was placed on injured reserve before the opening contest of the 2011 season due to a leg injury and was on the Cowboys practice squad for two weeks this season.
During two seasons (2009-10) at ACU, Radway hauled in 40 receptions for 634 yards and 10 touchdowns in 23 contests.
BULLS EXTEND BUTLER'S CONTRACT: The Bulls on Tuesday exercised their third-year option for the 2013-14 season for 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard/forward Jimmy Butler.
Butler appeared in 42 games during his rookie campaign and posted averages of 2.6 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 8.5 mpg. He also shot .405 from the floor and .768 from the line.
Butler was selected by the Bulls in the first round (30th overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft.
SORE KNEE TO KEEP PACERS' GRANGER OUT INDEFINITELY: The Pacers will start the season without star forward Danny Granger, who has been sidelined indefinitely with a sore left knee.
The team said Tuesday that their top scorer and former All-Star is seeking a second opinion from a doctor as he continues to recover from a knee injury during last spring's Eastern Conference semifinals. It's a tough blow for the Pacers, who had high hopes heading into tonight's season opener in Toronto.
SETON'S FOSTER COMMITS: Seton Academy senior Alex Foster has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota, said Seton coach Brandon Thomas.
MARIAN'S WALSH TO TRUMAN STATE: Marian Catholic basketball coach Annie Byrne said Meghan Walsh will take her basketball skills to Truman State University.
VU EARNS ACADEMIC HONOR: Valparaiso University has been named an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The Crusaders ranked 28th in the nation with a 3.367 team grade point average for the 2011-2012 academic year. It marked the second consecutive season that the Crusaders have earned All-Academic Team honors from the NFCA.
HOOSIERS IN BIG TEN MIX: A year ago, the scenario didn't even seem possible.
Yet the Indiana Hoosiers, the laughingstock of the Big Ten a year ago, are actually in the mix for run at the Big Ten title.
Ohio State and Penn State lead the Big Ten Leaders Division, but because of NCAA sanctions neither can play in the league title game. And that gives the Hoosiers a chance — a longshot, but a chance — to play for an unlikely Big Ten championship.
It started with a 31-17 win over Illinois over the weekend. A win over Iowa on Saturday would give Indiana the chance to tie Wisconsin when the two teams play on Nov. 10. The Badgers have lost quarterback Joel Stave to a season-ending injury, too.
"Our confidence is up right now," Indiana safety Greg Heban said. "But we can't take that for granted, we can't be too complacent right now. We have to keep pushing, keep fighting because we know this league, the Big Ten is a real physical league. We still have a chance to make it as far as we want to make it."
PURDUE COACH SHRUGS OFF AD STATEMENT: Purdue coach Danny Hope says he's not worried about the statement athletic director Morgan Burke released about the state of the program.
Hope is on the hot seat because the Boilermakers, expected to challenge for a Rose Bowl berth this season, have started 0-4 in the Big Ten and are in danger of missing out on postseason play.
Hope said Tuesday he was more concerned about Saturday's home game against Penn State.
AIDOUD SPARKS VU WIN: Freshman Jordan Aidoud scored twice to lead Valparaiso University a 3-1 win over host IPFW on Tuesday in Fort Wayne.
Jon Smith added a goal and an assist for the Crusaders (5-7-5), while Yannick Iwunze assisted on a goal. Kyle Zobeck recorded three saves.
Brandon Cloutier (Lake Central) made four stops in net for the Mastodons (3-14-1).
Around the horn
The Valparaiso University women's bowling team placed fourth at the McKendree Duals/S.I. Elite event, which concluded Sunday. The Crusaders totaled 9,637 pins in 10 traditional team games over the two days. ... Jim Leyland is returning next year as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland's contract was extended through 2013.