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Morning Box Score Sports Round-Up

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 28, 2009 3:00PM

There are no box scores to link to today as none of Chicago's teams were in action last night. However, there's plenty of sports news to go around.

TV Moves Fire-Revolution Playoff Match
The first game of the Fire's playoff series with the New England Revolution has been moved to accommodate TV. Originally slated for Saturday afternoon, the game, to be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass, will now be played Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and broadcast by Fox Soccer Channel. Game Two of the series will be played here at Toyota Park next Saturday night - November 7 - at 7:30 p.m. In the event of a series tie, the winner will be determined by aggregate goals. The two teams tied both games they played this year and MLS has a lengthy and thorough playoff guide [PDF] for those of you with more time on your hands.

Bears To Remember Payton
This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Bears great Walter Payton and the team plans to honor Payton at halftime of their game against the Browns. The family is urging Bears fan attending the game to "wear their No. 34 Walter Payton Bears jerseys, headbands or whatever." And as for the long-planned, oft-delayed statue? It sounds like a deal has been hashed out between the family, the team, and the Chicago Park District as a family spokeswoman told the Trib there will be an announcement soon that "will make everyone happy."

Rose (Mostly) Ready To Go
When the Bulls tip-off their season against Western Conference heavyweights the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night, one of the biggest questions will be: how healthy is Derrick Rose. If Coach Vinny is to be believed, healthy enough. Said del Negro, "Yeah, I think he's healthy enough. I want to see how he feels [Wednesday] and how he feels Thursday, but I thought he was a little bit better today than yesterday and hopefully that will just continue to build." Last season's Rookie of the Year is dealing with an ankle injury and how many minutes he may see is still up in the air. But if Rose has anything to do with it, it may be more time: "Man, I hope I play...I know I'm gonna play, but I hope I play a lot of minutes that night, and I hope that we win."