Tuesday's sports stories

Jeff Tracy
Nov 23, 2021 - Sports

Qatar 2022: One year out

Photo: AFP via Getty Images

The World Cup is just under a year away, as Qatar 2022 kicks off on Nov. 21.

Why it matters: This will be the first World Cup held in the Middle East, and the last to feature 32 teams before expanding to 48 in 2026. It's also the first World Cup held outside May, June or July to avoid Qatar's searing summertime heat.

Move over Bears — Chicago is seeing red

DeMar DeRozan #11 and Zach LaVine #8 during a recent game against the 76ers in Philadelphia. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

After watching the Bears lose their 5th game in a row, it's hard to root for a team that is out of the playoff race by Thanksgiving. Lately, that distinction has been reserved for the Bulls.

  • But not this year.

Bucs, Brady dominate on Monday Night Football

Tom Brady breaks a tackle on a QB scramble on Monday. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Buccaneers forced three turnovers and turned 307 Tom Brady passing yards into a big 30-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

  • The win snaps a two game losing streak and puts Brady over 3,000 yards passing on the season.
Kendall Baker, author of Sports
Nov 22, 2021 - Sports

China's Peng Shuai scandal is far from over

Peng Shuai on a video call with IOC president Thomas Bach. Photo: Greg Martin/AFP via Getty Images

Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star who disappeared after accusing a former top government official of sexual assault, reemerged this weekend — but this story is far from over.

Driving the news: Peng held a 30-minute video call on Sunday with IOC president Thomas Bach. According to the IOC, she is safe and well at her Beijing home and asked for privacy at this time.

Bears blow late lead, season slips away

Robert Quinn #94 of the Chicago Bears makes a move. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Bears gave up a late 4th quarter touchdown to lose at home to the Ravens, 16-13. Their fifth loss in a row drops the Bears to 3-7.

  • Starting quarterback Justin Fields left the game in the 3rd quarter with an apparent rib injury.