Sports News for Thursday November 3, 2016

>>Cubs Capture First Title Since 1908

 

(Cleveland, OH)  —  The curse is over.  The Cubs beat the Indians in 10 innings, 8-7, in an epic Game Seven of the World Series last night in Cleveland.  Chicago rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to capture its first World Series title since 1908.

 

 

>>Game Seven Full Of Drama

 

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Game Seven had all the drama fans could ask for.  Chicago’s Dexter Fowler led off the classic with a solo homer.  Cleveland later tied it up at six in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run homer by Rajai Davis.  The suspense heightened during a rain delay before the top of the 10th.

 

 

>>Indians Still In Search Of First Title Since 1948

 

(Cleveland, OH)  —  With the Cubs putting an end to their long-standing curse, the longest title drought in baseball belongs to their opponent.  The Indians have gone without a World Series championship since 1948.  It’s the second-longest title drought in all American pro sports.

 

 

>>Vikings OC Turner Resigns

 

(Eden Prairie, MN)  —  Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner is stepping down.  Turner resigned yesterday, just two days after the Vikings suffered a second straight loss to fall to 5-and-2.  The 64-year-old Turner has spent the last two-plus seasons running Minnesota’s offense, which ranks 31st in the NFL this year.

 

>>Falcons Face Buccaneers

 

(Tampa, FL)  —  Week Nine of the NFL season kicks off tonight with the Falcons facing the Buccaneers in Tampa.  The Falcons are alone in first in the NFC South, but suffered a home loss to the Bucs in Week One.

 

 

>>Celtics Hand Bulls First Loss

 

(Boston, MA)  —  Amir Johnson scored 23 points as the Celtics cut down the Bulls 107-100 in Boston.  Jimmy Butler collected 23 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, which was handed its first loss of the season.  Dwyane Wade netted 15 points and Rajon Rondo had 12 points and 10 boards in defeat.  The Bulls host Derrick Rose and the Knicks tomorrow.

 

 

>>Big Ten To Play Six Friday Night Football Games Annually

 

(Undated)  —  The Big Ten will play six Friday night football games each season beginning next year.  Not all schools in the conference will participate, while others have contingencies.  The Friday night schedule for 2017 is expected to be released within the next week.  Friday games will continue through at least 2022.

 

Coming up Friday Night on Talk 101, it’s the 2nd round of the Class 5 A playoffs as the Eisenhower Panthers are on the road in Peoria taking on #1 ranked Peoria High School on the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports.  The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame show gets underway at 6:45p.m.  The Kickoff follows at 7:00p.m.  Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call, Friday Night on Talk 101FM!

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