CINCINNATI (AP) - There's no incentive for the Colts and the Bengals to play their starters much in the final preseason game. They've done so well that both teams are feeling good about the regular season. But it will be the final time that Indianapolis linebacker Robert Mathis can be with the team. He'll start serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame will play Michigan State, Virginia, Duke and Syracuse at home during the upcoming men's basketball season. The Irish will play the Spartans December 3rd as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The schedule also includes playing Purdue in Indianapolis on December 20th as part of the Crossroads Classic.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame will count on former walk-on Joe Schmidt to help make sure its young defensive players are in the right spots when the 17th-ranked Fighting Irish face Rice on Saturday. The senior earned a scholarship before the start of last season is now the starting middle linebacker for the Irish. First-year defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder describes Schmidt as one of the smartest players he's been around.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber as the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 last night. Abreu put Chicago ahead for good in the seventh with his third hit of the game. Adam Eaton doubled with one out off Kluber and advanced on Alexei Ramirez's groundout. Abreu then drove in his AL-high 96th run.
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