Sports News for Friday September 2, 2016

>>Morris, Colts Slip Bengals

 

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Stephen Morris hit Tevaun Smith for the winning 25-yard touchdown pass in the final minute as the Colts slipped by the Bengals, 13-10, at Paul Brown Stadium.  Morris was 20-of-30 for 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  Chester Rogers caught seven passes for 80 yards in the win.  The Colts must now trim their roster to 53 players by Saturday afternoon.

 

>>Kaepernick Kneels During National Anthem

 

(San Diego, CA)  —  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is continuing his protest against racial injustice by refusing to stand for the national anthem.  Kaepernick chose to kneel during the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” before last night’s preseason game against the Chargers in San Diego.

 

Seahawks’ Lane Sits During Anthem

 

(Oakland, CA)  —  Colin Kaepernick isn’t sitting alone during the national anthem.  Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also sat during the “Star Spangled Banner” prior to the team’s preseason game against the Raiders in Oakland.  Head coach Pete Carroll says Lane acted independently.

 

>>Brady Plays Entire First Half In Preseason Finale

 

(East Rutherford, NJ)  —  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady heads into his suspension with plenty of reps.  Brady played the entire first half of New England’s 17-9 loss to the Giants.  He will miss the first four games of the regular season for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal.

 

>>Tennessee Survives Scare From Appalachian State

 

(Knoxville, TN)  —  Tenth-ranked Tennessee is breathing a huge sigh of relief.  The Volunteers escaped with a 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State in the season opener for both teams in Knoxville.  The near-upset came nine years to the day Appalachian State shocked then fifth-ranked Michigan.

 

>>College Football Roundup

 

(Undated)  —  It’s opening weekend for the college football locals.  Tomorrow, Illinois hosts Murray State while Northwestern is also home to face Western Michigan.  Ninth-ranked Notre Dame travels to the Lone Star State to take on Texas Sunday evening.

 

>>Cardinals At Reds Tonight

 

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  The Cardinals make the middle stop on their three-city road trip tonight in Cincinnati.  They play the first-of-three against the Reds, with Alex Reyes opposing Cincinnati’s Anthony DeSclafani.  First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.  The Cards lead the Mets by two games for the second NL wild card.

 

>>Cubs Top Giants

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Addison Russell slammed a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning as the Cubs topped the Giants, 5-4, in Chicago.  The Cubs racked up three runs in the first inning, highlighted by Chris Coghlan’s RBI-double.  Joe Smith earned the relief win and Carl Edwards Junior notched his first career save.  The Cubs improved to 49-and-19 at home.  The second of the four-game series from Wrigley is today.

 

>>Twins Top White Sox

 

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Twins stopped their 13-game losing streak with an 8-5 win over the White Sox.  Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier homered for Chicago, which has lost its last four.  Jose Quintana allowed seven runs in only five innings to fall to 11-and-10.

 

>>NASCAR Postpones Activity At Darlington

 

(Darlington, SC)  —  The threat of Hurricane Hermine is forcing NASCAR to postpone all of today’s track activity at Darlington Raceway.  Saturday’s qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series has also been cancelled.  The Bojangles’ Southern 500 is still scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

 

>>Serena, Venus Advance At U.S. Open

 

(Flushing Meadows, NY)  —  American tennis star Serena Williams is moving on at the U.S. Open.  Top-seeded Serena secured a spot in the third round with a straight-set win over fellow American Vania King.  Serena tied Martina Navratilova for the most career Grand Slam singles victories with her 306th.

 

Coming up this tonight it’s The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers play host to Lincoln at Alexander Field.  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 Kevin Hale with all the action tonight at 6:30p.m. on Talk 101FM, and online listening available at decatur radio dot com.

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