>>49ers’ Kaepernick Receives Death Threats
(Santa Clara, CA) — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he is receiving death threats over his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick says “if something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point.” He refuses to stand for the anthem over what he calls racial oppression and police brutality in the U.S.
>>Injuries Pile Up For Bears
(Lake Forest, IL) — The injuries are piling up for the 0-and-2 Bears. Quarterback Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb. Linebacker Danny Trevathan will have surgery today for his own thumb injury, while fellow linebacker Lamarr Houston is out for the year with a torn ACL.
>>Cubs Inch Closer To Home-Field Advantage
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are inching closer to home-field advantage. Chicago clobbered the Reds, 6-1, last night at Wrigley Field. The Cubs’ magic number for home-field throughout the National League playoffs is now three.
>>Wainwright Drives In Four As Cardinals Double Up Rockies
(Denver, CO) — Adam Wainwright drove in four runs to help his own cause as the Cardinals doubled up the Rockies 10-5 in Denver. Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his 12th win. Matt Adams hit a solo homer and Jedd Gyorko a two-run shot as St. Louis won its fourth in-a-row.
>>Phillies Edge White Sox
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Phillies held on for a 7-6 win over the White Sox in Philadelphia. Melky Cabrera belted a three-run homer for Chicago, which has dropped four straight. James Shields allowed six earned runs in five-and-a-third innings. Shields is 3-and-11 since joining the Sox.
>>Three-Way Tie For NL Wild Card Spots
(Undated) — There’s a three-way tie for the two Wild Card spots in the National League. The Cardinals, Mets and Giants are all 80-and-71 with 11 games to go in the regular season. The Cards and Giants won last night while the Mets fell to the last-place Braves.
(Milwaukee, WI) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is the newest 100-million-dollar man in the NBA. The Bucks have signed Antetokounmpo to a contract extension that multiple outlets reported Monday is worth 100-million-dollars over four years. The “Greek Freak” says he worked hard to get to this point. The Bucks drafted him 15th overall in 2013 out of Greece.
>>U.S. Eliminated From Hockey World Cup Contention
(Toronto, Ontario) — Team USA’s run at the World Cup of Hockey will be short-lived. The U.S. was eliminated from contention with a 4-2 loss to rival Canada. The Americans are 0-and-2 in the tournament and will end play against the Czech Republic tomorrow.
>>Chase Playoff Continue Sunday
(Loudon, NH) — The Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs continue with the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 300-lap race takes place at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. It’s the second-of-three Round of 16 races.
Friday Night, The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week is at Eisenhower as the Panthers look for their 5th win of the season, and look to become playoff eligible against Springfield Southeast. 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 this Friday night on Talk 101FM!