Sports for Thursday

By Kevin Bessler

NFL Football-

The Philadephia Eagles visit the New York Giants tonight.

Major League Baseball–

Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant recently turned down a long-term offer from the team worth more than $200 million, according to multiple reports.


The Chicago Blackhawks are on the road tonight in Minnesota to play the Wild.


In preseason action, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Indiana Pacers 104-89.

Longtime Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter has passed away at the age of 96.  Winter played a major role in the Bulls’ championship seasons in the 1990’s.

College Football-

The Fighting Illini host the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday.  The Illini are 3 & 2 on the season.  We will have the play-by-play at 1:30 on WJEZ.

High School Football-

Prairie Central visits Monticello Friday night.  Coverage begins on WJEZ at 6:55.