>>Dodgers’ Seager, Tigers’ Fulmer Win Rookie Honors
(New York, NY) — Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer and Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager are being honored as MLB’s top rookies. Fulmer captured the AL award after going 11-and-7 with a 3.06 ERA. Seager secured the NL honor after hitting .308 with 26 homers and 72 RBI.
>>Giants Clip Bengals On “MNF”
(East Rutherford, NJ) — The Giants are enjoying their first four-game win streak since 2013. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes as the Giants clipped the Bengals 21-20 on “Monday Night Football”. Odell Beckham Jr. became the fastest player to reach 3,500 career receiving yards in NFL history in the win. New York is 6-and-3.
>>Bears WR Jeffery Suspended Four Games
(Chicago, IL) — A receiving star is being hit with a four-game suspension. Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s PED policy. Jeffery won’t be eligible to return until the Bears host the Packers on December 18th.
>>Colts Injury Update
(Indianapolis, IN) — Coming off the bye and ready for the stretch run the Colts are getting healthier. Safety Mike Adams, defensive-lineman Henry Anderson, and offensive linemen Joe Reitz and Jack Mewhort were all back on the practice field yesterday. Mewhort would not say that he will definitely play but did say he is optimistic. Reitz will need to complete the league’s concussion protocol before being cleared to play.
>>New College Football Playoff Rankings Out Tonight
(Undated) — The third set of College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight. There figures to be a shakeup this week after number-two Clemson, third-ranked Michigan and fourth-ranked Washington all lost on Saturday. Alabama will remain number one.
>>Cardinals-Cubs 2017 Opener Bumped Up To Sunday Night
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals will open the 2017 regular season one day earlier than first planned. The club’s first game next year against the defending World Series champion Cubs has been moved from an afternoon game on Monday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 2nd at 7:35 p.m. for national television.
>>Cubs’ Maddon Up For NL Managerial Honors
(New York, NY) — Cubs skipper Joe Maddon could bring home some postseason hardware today. He’s one of three finalists for National League Manager of the Year, along with the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts and Nationals’ Dusty Baker. The AL finalists are Terry Francona, Jeff Banister and Buck Showalter.
>>Illinois Hoop In Action Tonight
(Undated) — Illinois is on its home floor tonight. The Fighting Illini host McKendree at 7 o’clock. Illinois is 2-and-0 thus far with wins over Southeast Missouri State and Northern Kentucky.
>>No More Politics For Brady
(Foxboro, MA) — Don’t ask Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who he voted for in the presidential election. Brady tells Boston radio station WEEI he’s “not talking politics anymore.” In the past, Brady described president-elect Donald Trump as a friend and once had a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker.