Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood is being suspended for three games and fined 50-thousand dollars. The penalties follow a university-led investigation into rules violations amid a recent string of off-the-field incidents involving his players. The suspension is effective immediately.
Tommy Pham hit a pair of two-run homers as the Cardinals edged the Brewers 5-4 in the second of three games at Miller Park. Matt Carpenter hit a solo shot among his three hits for the NL Central-leading Redbirds, who have won three in-a-row to move four games ahead of Pittsburgh in the division. Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia improved to 9-and-5 after giving up four runs in six-and-a-third innings. Trevor Rosenthal closed it out for his 45th save.
Anthony Rizzo’s sac-fly RBI in the 12th inning lifted the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. Kris Bryant doubled in a run in the sixth and then scored on Starlin Castro’s sacrifice later in the frame. Hector Rondon picked up the win for the Northsiders, who have won two in-a-row since dropping the opener of the four-game set. Chicago is three games behind Pittsburgh for the top NL Wild Card spot. The teams wrap up the four-game series today.
The White Sox scored six runs in the fourth inning and went on to notch a 9-4 win over the A’s in Chicago. Mike Olt and Carlos Sanchez hit two-run homers, while Jose Abreu added a solo shot to help the Sox bounce back from Tuesday’s 17-6 loss. Erik Johnson went six innings to improve to 2-and-0.
Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is expected to report to training camp this week while he continues to be investigated for an alleged sexual assault in his hometown of Buffalo. The Blackhawks have put Kane on their roster for training camp, which will be held on the campus of Notre Dame. A woman has accused Kane of sexually assaulting her at his offseason home, but he has not been charged.
The St Louis Rams continue to get ready for their second game of the season Sunday against the Redskins. It’s the first road test for the Rams, who beat the Seahawks at home last weekend. Washington lost at home to the Dolphins. The Rams shut out the ‘Skins 24-0 in Landover last December. You can hear that game Sunday on Talk 101FM!
The Indianapolis Colts take on the New York Jets in their home-opener on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts look to rebound after falling to the Bills 27-14 in Week One. T.Y. Hilton is day-to-day with a knee bruise and could miss one-to-two games.
The “Challenger Round” of the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. The three-race “Challenger Round” includes this Sunday’s MyAFibRisk.com 400 [[ My A Fib Risk ]], next week’s Sylvania 300 and the AAA 400 on October 4th. You can hear Sunday’s race on 98.1 Griz FM!
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has the support of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady says he hopes his golf partner can win, adding there would definitely be a putting green on the White House lawn if that happens. Brady’s locker also featured a “Make America Great Again” hat sent to him by Trump.
Coming up this Friday Night, It’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers travel to Lincoln. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glen Purvis this Friday Night from Lincoln High School with all the action. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.