Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Chicago Bears are 0-3 for the second time in two seasons under John Fox after Sunday night's 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Brian Hoyer was 30 of 49 for 317 yards with a pair of touchdowns to tight end Zach Miller, but most of it was too late. The Bears were outgained 274-114 while falling behind 24-3 in the first half.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fifteen-game winner Kyle Hendricks will pitch for the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh Monday night. The Cubs closed out their home schedule with 57 wins at Wrigley Field -- a franchise record.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals remain a half-game back of the San Francisco Giants for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals lost two of three against the Chicago Cubs and are home to finish the regular season, beginning with the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds Monday night. Jaime Garcia will pitch the opener.

CHICAGO (AP) — James Shields will pitch for the Chicago White Sox Monday night as they open a four-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Shields is 0-6 in his last 10 starts.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky will head west for the next round of the WNBA playoffs. They'll play the Los Angeles Sparks beginning Wednesday night in a best-of-five semifinal, after defeating the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday.