Sports News for Thursday November 17, 2016

>>Red Sox’s Porcello Wins AL Cy Young Award


(New York, NY)  —  Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello is the American League Cy Young Award winner.  Porcello led the league with a 22-and-4 record, while posting a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts.  Porcello edged Detroit’s Justin Verlander for his first career Cy Young.


>>Nationals’ Scherzer Wins NL Cy Young Award


(New York, NY)  —  Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is the NL Cy Young Award winner.  He beat out Cubs teammates Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.  It’s his second career Cy Young Award.  He’s the sixth pitcher in history to win the award in both leagues.


>>Cubs’ Bryant NL MVP Finalist


(New York, NY)  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hopes to bring home some postseason hardware today.  He’s one of three finalists for National League MVP, along with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy.  Seager already won NL Rookie of the Year honors.


>>Grizzlies Cool Off Clippers


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Clippers’ seven-game win streak came to an end with a 111-107 loss to the Grizzlies in LA.  The Clippers dropped to 10-and-2.  Mike Conley scored 30 points for Memphis in the victory.



>>Colts Host Titans Sunday


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts welcome the Tennessee Titans to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.  Indy is 4-and-5 on the year and already owns a 34-26 road win over the Titans from Week Seven.  The Colts have won 15 of their past 16 games against the Titans, dating back to December 2008.  Tennessee is 5-and-5 on the year.


>>James, Hinton Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists


(Undated)  —  Former Colts Edgerrin James and Chris Hinton have each been named one of 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  James spent seven of his 11 NFL seasons with the Colts and was a four-time Pro Bowler.  He is 12th on the all-time rushing list.  Hinton was a seven-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who spent seven years with the Colts from 1983-1989.



>>Bears Preparing For Giants


(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears are back to work preparing for Sunday’s road game against the Giants.  Offensive lineman Josh Sitton, cornerback Tracy Porter, wide receiver Eddie Royal and linebacker Pernell McPhee were all limited in practice yesterday.  Bobby Massie did not practice due to a concussion.


>>Panthers Host Saints


(Charlotte, NC)  —  Week 11 of the NFL season kicks off with the Panthers hosting the Saints on “Thursday Night Football”.  Both teams are desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.  New Orleans is 4-and-5 while the defending NFC champion Panthers are just 3-and-6.


>>Jordan, Scully To Receive Medals Of Freedom


(Washington, DC)  —  Three sports legends will receive the highest civilian honor in the U.S.  Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Vin Scully will be presented with Presidential Medals of Freedom.  The will receive the honor during a ceremony next week.

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