The Robert Griffin the Third era is over in Washington, D.C. Team president Bruce Allen tells The Mighty 1090 in San Diego that the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will not be on the roster next season. “RG3” didn’t take a single snap last season.
The Chargers are looking to remain in San Diego. Team officials announced yesterday they will pursue a stadium project in the downtown San Diego area after numerous talks with city and county leaders in the past several weeks.
Second-ranked Kansas ran its winning streak to eight games with a hard-fought 66-60 road victory over 16th-ranked Baylor. The Jayhawks can clinch at least a share of their 12th straight Big 12 title with a win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is placing Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes on paid leave pending the completion of his criminal proceedings. The 32-year-old is facing domestic violence charges stemming from an incident with his wife in Hawaii over the winter. Reyes becomes the first player to sit out due to the new league Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. His trial is scheduled to begin in April.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has an interesting wish for his final season. Ortiz said yesterday he hopes the fans at rival Yankee Stadium give him a standing ovation. Ortiz, who is retiring at the end of the season, will make his final stop in the Bronx from September 27-29.
Illinois is back home tomorrow night entertaining 21st-ranked Indiana. The Fighting Illini dropped a 69-60 decision at Wisconsin on Sunday. Illinois is 12-and-15 overall and 4-and-10 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers are 22-and-6. They won the first meeting, 103-69.
Coming up Friday night on Talk 101FM, it’s High School Basketball as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports makes it’s way to Eisenhower High School as the Panthers play host to the MacArthur Generals. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glenn Purvis with all the action Friday night from Eisenhower High School on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.