salary cap in 2017.Before joining the Bears, Tre

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NEW YORK -- The historic 1972 title chess match between American Bobby Fischer and the defending Soviet champ, Boris Spassky, was as much about Cold War politics as it was about pawns and bishops. .Now, a chess board used in the Match of the Century is slated to be auctioned off in New York City on Friday, in a memorabilia sale timed to coincide with the FIDE World Chess Championship, which began in the city this past Friday.Fischer and Spassky used the board in games 7 through 21 at the world championship in Reykjavik, Iceland. It replaced a stone board -- likely substituted because of Fischers unpredictable and demanding demeanor -- that had been used in the earlier games and now resides in the National Museum of Iceland.Heritage Auctions has set an opening bid of $75,000 for the board, now owned by an unidentified New York collector.Chris Ivy, Heritages director of sports auctions, said the Spassky-Fischer match remains revered both for the level of play, and the geopolitical climate of the time.After World War II, the Soviets had dominated the world championships, regarding their success as evidence of the superiority of the socialist system.Fischer portrayed the match as nothing less than the free world against the lying, cheating, hypocritical Russians. ... They always suggest that the worlds leaders should fight it out hand to hand. And that is the kind of thing we are doing ... over the board.The match made Fischer the first American chess champion, and a national hero. His win came the same year that the Soviets beat the U.S. mens basketball team for an Olympic gold medal.Fischer died in 2008 in Iceland, where he went to live in 2005 when offered citizenship. He had been on the run from U.S. authorities since a 1992 rematch with Spassky in Yugoslavia violated economic sanctions against Slobodan Milosevics Serbian government.When Fischer made anti-American statements after the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, the U.S. revoked his passport and unsuccessfully sought his return.The chess board, which both players signed in black marker after the legendary match, is on view at Heritages New York offices. It is being offered with the table and two matching chairs that the players used during the match.Also in the sale is a set of 1959-1960 Bobby Fischer handwritten U.S. Chess Championship score sheets. . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathans season is over after tests confirmed he suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon in Sundays 27-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.Trevathan becomes the 15th Bears player to land on injured reserve in 2016.Hes obviously a very talented player and a guy we targeted and went after in the offseason, coach John Fox said Monday. Unfortunately, he also had a thumb injury that required surgery earlier in the season [forcing him to miss two weeks]. But he looked very good in the offseason work and in training camp.This was a semicontact injury behind the ball. He planted wrong, and the injury occurred.At the 2:52 mark of the fourth quarter, Trevathan charged into the backfield to tackle Titans running back Derrick Henry, but the linebackers knee appeared to buckle. Trevathan stayed on the ground for over a minute until medical personnel helped him slowly walk off the field.Hell fight back, Fox said. Hes been through this before. He had a similar injury [in Denver in 2014] that he worked through, and hell do tthe same off of this one. Trevathans injury could affect his 2017 playing status. Patellar tendon tears typically require six to nine months before resuming sports activities, but some players take up to a full year to return to form, according to ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell.One of Chicagos team leaders on defense, Trevathan signed a four-year contract in the offseason that contained $12 million in guaranteed money. He is scheduled to count for $3.35 million against the Bears salary cap in 2017.Before joining the Bears, Trevathan played four years in Denver, where he helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.The Bears are expected to replace Trevathan with second-year linebacker John Timu. Rookie fourth-round pick Nick Kwiatkoski started at the other inside linebacker spot Sunday in place of veteran Jerrell Freeman, who is serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances. 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