Sports News for Wednesday October 19, 2016

>>Dodgers Blank Cubs For Second Straight Game


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Dodgers are halfway to the World Series after blanking the Cubs 6-0 in Game Three of the NLCS.  Rich Hill tossed six strong innings to help LA take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set.  The Dodgers host Game Four tonight.


>>Cubs’ Scoreless Streak Reaches 18 Innings


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Cubs are enduring a record run of offensive futility.  Chicago has been held scoreless in a postseason franchise-record 18 straight innings.  The Cubs’ last run came on a Dexter Fowler solo homer in the eighth inning of Game One.  Their previous record of 16 was set in 1906.


>>Jays Top Tribe To Avoid Sweep


(Toronto, Ontario)  —  There will be a Game Five in the ALCS.  The Blue Jays avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Indians in Toronto.  The Indians still hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of seven set and will try to close it out in Game Five today.


>>Colts Sign Tight End


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts add some depth to the tight end position.  With Dwayne Allen injuring his ankle in Sunday’s loss Indianapolis has made a move to sign Chase Coffman.  Coffman was cut by the Colts prior to the start of the season in early September.  Coffman has played 37 games for five-different teams in his NFL career and has caught 18 passes for 177 yards and two scores.


>>”Big Ben” Officially Ruled Out


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is officially being ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced the news yesterday, one day after “Big Ben” underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.  Landry Jones will make his third career start.


>>Illinois Heading To The Big House Saturday


(Champaign, IL)  —  Illinois plays its second straight road game this Saturday.  The Fighting Illini travel to Ann Arbor to square off with fourth-ranked Michigan.  Illinois stopped a four-game losing streak at Rutgers this past weekend to improve to 2-and-4.  The 6-and-0 Wolverines are coming off a bye week.


>>NHL Winter Classic At Busch Sells Out


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The 2017 NHL Winter Classic is a sellout.  The few remaining tickets for the January 2nd game between the Blues and Blackhawks at Busch Stadium were gobbled up yesterday morning.  Around 50-thousand tickets were sold for the alumni game, which is set for December 31st.


>>Blues Cut Down By Canucks In OT


(Vancouver, BC)  —  Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime to give the Canucks a 2-1 win over the Blues in Vancouver.  Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the second for St. Louis before Vancouver tied it in the third.  Jake Allen made 24 saves in defeat.  The Blues skate in Edmonton tomorrow night.


>>Blackhawks Get Past Flyers


(Chicago, IL)  —  Artem Anisimov scored twice during a three-goal third as the Blackhawks pulled out a 7-4 win over the Flyers.  Chicago blew a 4-0 lead before closing the game with three unanswered scores.  Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist for the ‘Hawks, who are 2-2-and-0.  Corey Crawford made 23 saves.  The ‘Hawks visit the Blue Jackets on Friday.


>>Hossa Nets 500th Goal


(Chicago, IL)  —  Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa scored the 500th goal of his career in last night’s win over the Flyers.  Hossa is only the 44th player in NHL history to hit the milestone.  The 37-year-old Hossa is in his eighth season with Chicago.


>>Bears Preparing For Packers


(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears are back to work preparing for tomorrow’s game against the Packers.  Quarterback Jay Cutler did not practice yesterday due to the thumb injury that has sidelined him for the last four games.  Brian Hoyer is in line to start once again tomorrow night.


>>Packers’ Shields Ruled Out


(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers are dealing with injuries of their own.  Running back Eddie Lacy sat out of practice yesterday with a “very sore” ankle. reports Lacy is expected to miss several weeks.  Meanwhile, cornerback Sam Shields has already been ruled out of tomorrow’s game.


>>Tebow Records First Arizona Fall League Hit


(Mesa, AZ)  —  Tim Tebow is finally in the hit column in the Arizona Fall League. The former Heisman Trophy winner and New York Mets outfield prospect singled to left field in his second at-bat against the Mesa Solar Sox yesterday.  Tebow was 0-for-13 until the hit.

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