Sports News for Wednesday October 12, 2016

>>Cubs Rally In Ninth To Knock Out Giants In NLDS

 

(San Francisco, CA)  —  The Cubs are moving on to the National League Championship Series.  The Cubs rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning to stun the Giants 6-5 in Game Four of their NL Division Series.  Chicago is in the NLCS for the second straight year.

 

>>Dodgers Force Deciding Game Five Against Nationals

 

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  There will be a deciding Game Five between the Dodgers and Nationals.  Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the Nationals in Game Four of their NL Division Series.  The Nats host the decisive Game Five tomorrow.

 

>>Colts Preparing For Big Divisional Showdown

 

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts want to build some momentum as they travel to Houston to take on the rival Texans on “Sunday Night Football.”  Indy is coming off a 29-23 win over the Bears at home this past Sunday and is looking to move to .500 for the first time this season.  The Texans lost 31-13 to the Vikings but are undefeated at home this year.

 

>>Bears Turn Attention To Jags

 

(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears are turning their attention to Sunday’s home game against the Jaguars.  Chicago is 1-and-4 following Sunday’s 29-23 road loss to the Colts.  Jacksonville is 1-and-3 and had a bye last week.

 

>>49ers Name Kaepernick Starting QB

 

(Santa Clara, CA)  —  The NFL quarterback who started a national movement in pro sports by not standing during the national anthem will make his first start of the year this week.  49ers coach Chip Kelly is benching quarterback Blaine Gabbert in place of Colin Kaepernick [[ KAP-er-nick ]].  The Niners face the Bills on Sunday.

 

>>Tebow 0-for-3 In Arizona Fall League Debut, Tends To Ailing Fan

 

(Glendale, AZ)  —  Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow [[ TEE-bow ]] is off to an 0-for-3 start at the plate in the Arizona Fall League.  He made his debut for the Scottsdale Scorpions yesterday.  Later, while signing autographs, Tebow helped tend to a fan in the stands who was suffering from a seizure.

 

>>NHL Regular Season Begins Tonight

 

(Undated)  —  The NHL drops the puck on the 2016-17 regular season tonight.  Four games are on the opening night schedule, with Toronto at Ottawa, St. Louis at Chicago, Calgary at Edmonton and Los Angeles at San Jose.  The defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins raise their banner tomorrow night at home against Washington.

 

>>Illinois At Rutgers Saturday

 

(Champaign, IL)  —  Illinois football hits the road Saturday for a game at Rutgers.  The Fighting Illini fell 34-31 in overtime to Purdue this past weekend.  It was the fourth straight loss for Illinois, which is 1-and-4 overall and 0-and-2 in the Big Ten.  Rutgers lost 78-0 to fourth-ranked Michigan to slip to 2-and-4.

 

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 on the road taking on the Rockets of Rochester 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 Friday night on Talk 101, and online listening at decatur radio dot com.

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