Sports News for Monday November 21, 2016

>>Rams Fall Apart In Goff’s Debut


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff’s debut didn’t go according to plan.  Los Angeles blew a 10-point lead late in the fourth quarter to fall to the Dolphins, 14-10, at home.  The number-one overall pick completed 17-of-31 passes for 134 yards for the 4-and-6 Rams.



>>Brady Shines In Homecoming


(Santa Clara, CA)  —  Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots dominated the 49ers, 30-17, in Santa Clara.  It was a homecoming for Brady, who grew up a Niners fan.  New England is 8-and-2.



>>Giants Bounce Bears


(East Rutherford, NJ)  —  The Bears blew a 10-point first half lead in a 22-16 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium.  Chicago stormed ahead 16-6 when Jeremy Langford ran for a one-yard score in the second quarter.  New York responded with 16 unanswered points, including two Eli Manning TD throws.  Jay Cutler was 17-of-30 for 252 yards with a touchdown and interception.  Chicago fell to 2-and-8.  They host the Titans on Sunday during Week 12.



>>Colts Continue Dominance Over Titans


(Indianapolis, IN)  —   The Colts built a three-touchdown lead and held on to top the Titans, 24-17, at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Andrew Luck threw for a pair of touchdowns and Robert Turbin rushed for a score.  Mike Vinatieri’s NFL record of consecutive field goals made ended at 44 after he missed wide right in the second quarter.  Indianapolis has won 10 straight over Tennessee and 16 of the past 17 matchups overall.



>>”Monday Night Football” Preview


(Mexico City, Mexico)  —  Week 11 of the NFL season concludes in Mexico City tonight.  The 7-and-2 Raiders square off with the 6-and-3 Texans on “Monday Night Football.”  Both teams are in first place of their respective divisions.


>>Cardinals Ink Lefty Reliever Cecil


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals have the left-handed bullpen help they’ve been seeking.  They signed free-agent southpaw Brett Cecil to a four-year contract that Yahoo! Sports reports is worth 30.5-million-dollars.  The former Blue Jays reliever was considered one of the top setup men on the market.



>>Texas Firing Mack Strong


(Austin, TX)  —  The Mack Strong era at Texas didn’t last wrong.  Multiple outlets are reporting the Longhorns have decided to fire Strong following a humiliating loss to Kansas on Saturday.  Texas is 5-and-6 and Strong will coach the regular season finale versus TCU on Friday.



>>College Football Recap


(Undated)  —  In college football action over the weekend, Iowa shutout Illinois, 28-0.  The Fighting Illini are 3-and-8 and 2-and-6 in the Big Ten.  Northwestern fell to Minnesota, 29-12, to see its record drop to 5-and-6 and 4-and-4 in conference.  The two local teams close out the season against each other on Saturday.  Notre Dame blew a 24-7 first half lead in a 34-31 loss to Virginia Tech.  The Fighting Irish are 4-and-7.



>>College Basketball Recap


(Undated)  —  In local college basketball action over the weekend, DePaul defeated Milwaukee, 77-59, to improve to 2-and-1.  Illinois jumped to 4-and-0 with a 20-point win over Detroit Mercy and hosts Winthrop tonight.  Northwestern looks for its third win facing Texas tonight in the Legends Classic.  3-and-0 Notre Dame plays Colorado in the same tournament.



>>Johnson Wins Sprint Cup Championship


(Homestead, FL)  —  Jimmy Johnson is the Sprint Cup Champion.  Johnson took the checkered flag in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  It’s the seven championship of Johnson’s career.



>>Butler Goes For Bulls In Win Versus Lakers


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Jimmy Butler carried the Bulls to a 118-100 win over the Lakers at the STAPLES center dropping 40 points with seven rebounds and six assists.  Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic each added 15 points for Chicago, which has started its six-game circus road trip winning three-of-four.   They head to Denver to play the Nuggets tomorrow night.

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