Sports News for Thursday September 22, 2016

>>Vikings’ Peterson To Have Surgery


(Eden Prairie, MN)  —  The Vikings could be without star running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season.  Peterson will have surgery today to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.  He’s expected to be out of action at least three-to-four months.


>>Patriots Host Texans


(Foxboro, MA)  —  A pair of 2-and-0 teams square off as the Patriots host the Texans tonight.  Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury.  The Pats are already without Tom Brady, who is serving the third of his four-game “Deflategate” suspension.


>>Three-Way Tie For NL Wild Card Spots


(Undated)  —  There’s still a three-way tie for the two Wild Card spots in the National League.  The Mets, Cardinals and Giants all lost yesterday.  Each team is 80-and-72 with 10 games left in the regular season.


>>Cardinals Roughed Up By Rockies


(Denver, CO)  —  A pair of five-run innings sparked the Rockies to an 11-1 rout of the Cardinals at Coors Field.  Luke Weaver gave up six runs, including five in the second inning, to take the loss.  Nolan Arenado’s grand slam was the big blow.  Kolten Wong had a sac-fly to supply the lone run for St. Louis.


>>Cubs Crush Reds For Three-Game Sweep


(Chicago, IL)  —  Miguel Montero had three hits and three RBI to lead a 15-hit attack as the Cubs crushed the Reds 9-2 at Wrigley.  Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant both homered for Chicago, which completed a three-game sweep.  John Lackey got his 10th win.  The Cubs host the Cardinals tomorrow.


>>Phillies Pound White Sox


(Philadelphia, PA)  —  The Phillies finished off a two-game sweep of the White Sox with an 8-3 win in Philadelphia.  Adam Eaton led off the game with a homer as part of a three-hit night for the Sox, who have dropped five straight games.  Chris Sale was shelled for six runs and seven hits in only four innings.  He fell to 16-and-9.


>>Red-Hot Red Sox Down O’s


(Baltimore, MD)  —  The Red Sox scored five times in the sixth inning and went on to beat the Orioles, 5-1, in Baltimore.  Boston has won seven straight to open up a five-game lead in the AL East.  The Sox are only a game-and-a-half behind the Rangers for the best record in the American League.


>>Bears Preparing For Cowboys


(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears are preparing for Sunday’s road game against the Cowboys.  Jay Cutler did not practice yesterday due to a thumb injury.  Brian Hoyer took the reps with the first team and will start at quarterback if Cutler can’t play.


>>Colts’ Luck Misses Practice


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sat out practice yesterday to rest his sore right shoulder.  Luck said he hopes to return to practice today and plans on playing Sunday against the Chargers.  Indianapolis is 0-and-2 for the third straight season following losses to Detroit and Denver.  San Diego sits at 1-and-1.


>>Report: T’wolves To Buy Out Garnett


(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Kevin Garnett’s career could be coming to an end.  ESPN reports Garnett and the Timberwolves are working on a contract settlement that would ultimately lead to his retirement.  Garnett has spent 21 seasons in the NBA.  No player has ever suited up for 22 seasons.


Coming up this Friday Night on the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports, the Eisenhower Panthers play host to Springfield Southeast as they look for both their 5th win of the season, and look to become playoff eligible.  The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m.  Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the action Friday night on Talk 101!

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