Sports News for Tuesday October 4, 2016

>>Vikings Too Much For Giants


(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Vikings are off to their best start since 2009.  Sam Bradford threw for 262 yards and a touchdown as the Vikings knocked off the Giants 24-10 on “Monday Night Football.”  Minnesota is 4-and-0 for only the ninth time in franchise history.  The Giants have dropped two straight to fall to 2-and-2.


>>Brady Back With Pats


(Foxboro, MA)  —  Tom Brady is back with the Patriots.  The quarterback returned the to team yesterday after completing his four-game “Deflategate” suspension on Sunday.  The Pats went 3-and-1 without Brady and will battle the Browns in Cleveland this Sunday.


>>Newton Meets With Doctors


(Charlotte, NC)  —  Cam Newton’s status for next Monday’s game against the Buccaneers is unclear.  The Panther quarterback is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after being knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.  Head coach Ron Rivera says he has no idea if Newton will be able to play Monday.


>>Colts Injury Update


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Colts head coach Chuck Pagano held his weekly press conference yesterday.  He said he hopes to have stating right guard Denzelle Good and cornerback Darius Butler back at practice on Wednesday.  Good has missed the team’s last two games with a back injury.  Butler hasn’t played in two weeks after suffering a strained hamstring.  The 1-and-3 Colts are preparing to take on the Bears at home this Sunday.


>>Illinois Planning Memorial Stadium Renovation


(Champaign, IL)  —  Illinois is planning a 132-million-dollar renovation of Memorial Stadium.  The project would include new locker rooms, a new facility for football operations, as well as new concession stands and restrooms.  The horseshoe portion would be complete in 2019 and the rest in 2020.


>>White Sox Name Renteria Manager


(Chicago, IL)  —  Rick Renteria is the new manager of the White Sox.  Renteria replaces Robin Ventura, who announced Sunday he wasn’t returning next season.  Renteria served as bench coach of the White Sox this season.  He was manager of the Cubs in 2014, but was let go so they could hire Joe Maddon.


>>Weiss, Hale Out In NL West


(Undated)  —  A pair of NL West teams are looking for new managers.  The Diamondbacks fired manager Chip Hale while Rockies skipper Walt Weiss resigned yesterday.  Meanwhile, the White Sox named Rick Renteria their new manager after Robin Ventura stepped down on Sunday.


>>Orioles Meet Blue Jays In American League Wild Card


(Toronto, Ontario)  —  Division foes meet in the win or-go-home AL wild card game tonight.  The Orioles visit the Blue Jays in Toronto in the first game of the MLB playoffs.  Both teams finished the regular season with identical 89-and-73 records, with each clinching a playoff spot on the final day of the season.


>>Cubs Await NLDS Opponent


(Chicago, IL)  —  The NL Central champion Cubs have a few more days to get ready for the National League Division Series.  They’ll face the winner of tomorrow’s wild card game between the Giants and Mets in New York.  Chicago will host Game One of the best-of-five NLDS Friday night at Wrigley Field.


Coming up this Friday night on the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports, it’s the Eisenhower Panthers playing host to the Senators of Springfield High School.  The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregam Show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m.  Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call tonight on Talk 101, and online listening at decatur radio dot com.

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