Daily Jolt: Forte unhappy with Bears' play-calling

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Forte unhappy with Bears again

Even with a new contract, Bears running back Matt Forte still didn't seem happy after Week 1. But it was more about what Forte didn't get: goal-line carries that resulted in Michael Bush scoring two one-yard touchdowns in the Bears' 41-21 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Soldier Field. "It's been happening my whole career here, so I don't know," Forte said when asked about not finishing drives. "That's the coordinator's call." The one drive that stood out was in the first quarter, when Forte had a 32-yard run to jump-start the offense. Five plays later, he ran 15 yards to the 1-yard line. In came Bush, who ran for no gain on first down before plunging across the goal line on second down. (Chicago Sun-Times)Comment

Isiah reluctant to rejoin Knicks

The Return may yet happen. The one person standing in the way of Isiah Thomas officially returning to the Knicks is Isiah Thomas. According to a source close to the former Knicks president, Thomas and Garden chairman James Dolan have had numerous discussions about a position in the organization, but Thomas has been reluctant to accept the job offer. "Isiah is very close with Jim Dolan but he's told me that he's not ready to jump back into the NBA just yet," said the source. ... "There's this perception out there that Isiah is desperate to get back, but that's false. I think it will eventually happen but just not now." Thomas, who presented inductee Chet Walker at the ceremony, did not return phone calls on Saturday. (New York Daily News)Comment

MRI could end Teixeira's season

Mark Teixeira comes out of the weekend with a grim reality. [Teixeira] will have another MRI on his strained left calf Monday in New York. The results will go a long way in determining when - or if -- the first baseman will be back on the field this season. Teixeira reinjured his calf while racing to first -- ultimately sliding into the base -- in an attempt to beat out a ground ball on the final play of Saturday night's game, the same play umpire Jerry Meals botched to cost the Yankees a chance at a victory. "I thought I could play on it at 80% or whatever it was," Teixeira said. "I couldn't, so when I come back next time -- whether it's two days or a week, whatever it's going to be, I don't know how long it's going to be." (New York Daily News)Comment

Must-See Photo

Serena Williams channels her motivational side en route to winning the U.S. Open title Sunday. (AP)

Must-See Video

David Akers made some history with a 63-yard field goal in the Niners' win over the Packers Sunday.

Game To Watch

Bengals at Ravens, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

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