Bears visit Lions...Redskins visit Cowboys...Battle 4 Atlantis resumes
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears meet today for the second time in 12 days — yet this matchup already looks a lot different. Chicago’s starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is doubtful because of a right shoulder injury. That means Chase Daniel, who has barely played in the NFL since 2014, may take the field for the NFC North-leading Bears under the Thanksgiving spotlight. The Bears beat the Lions on Nov. 11.
UNDATED (AP) — After the Lions host the bears, there are two more Thanksgiving Day NFL games to be played. The 6-4 Washington Redskins can control the NFC East if they beat the 5-5 Cowboys in Dallas. Tonight, the 4-6 Atlanta Falcons visit 9-1 New Orleans.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State and Ole Miss meet tonight for the 115th time. No. 22 Mississippi State is a big favorite as the 7-4 Bulldogs try to improve their bowl resume. Ole Miss is trying to finish with a .500 record. The Rebels are ineligible for postseason play because of NCAA sanctions.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Battle 4 Atlantis resumes with a Thanksgiving Day slate of four games that include semifinal contests for fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin in the Bahamas. The Badgers advanced by beating Stanford and will play in today’s first semifinal against Oklahoma, which beat Florida in yesterday’s first round. The next semifinal will feature the Cavaliers against Dayton.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has tried to block a ruling that stripped the country’s best-known bobsledder of two Olympic gold medals in a doping case, but the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize the verdict. The Moscow City Court ruled yesterday that Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, should still be considered an Olympic champion. The IOC says that won’t stop it from demanding Zubkov return his medals.