Sports News for Wednesday December 21, 2016

>>NFL Fines Giants, McAdoo For Use Of Walkie Talkies

 

(New York, NY)  —  The NFL is punishing the Giants for illegally using a walkie-talkie.  The team has been fined 150-thousand dollars after head coach Ben McAdoo used the device on the sideline during a Week 14 win over the Cowboys.  McAdoo was also fined 50-thousand dollars.

 

 

>>Seven Raiders Named To Pro Bowl

 

(New York, NY)  —  Seven Raiders and six Falcons highlight the rosters for next month’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  Quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Khalil Mack are among the Silver and Black named to the AFC squad.  Quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones headline the Atlanta players named to the NFC team.

 

 

>>Two Colts Selected For Pro Bowl

 

(New York, NY)  —  Two Colts have been selected to represent the team at this year’s Pro Bowl in Orlando.  Punter Pat McAfee and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will make the trip to play in the annual exhibition.  For Hilton, who is second in the league with 1,248 receiving yards, it is his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection.  This is the second time McAfee will be in the Pro Bowl, he also made the cut in 2014.  The game takes place on January 29th at the Citrus Bowl.

 

 

>>Bears Turning Attention To Washington

 

(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears are turning their attention to Saturday’s home finale against Washington.  Chicago’s comeback effort came up just short in a 30-27 home loss to the rival Packers last Sunday.  The Bears fell to 3-and-11 with the loss.  Washington is still in the mix for a Wild Card spot at 7-6-and-1.

 

 

>>Blues Slip Past Stars In OT

 

(Dallas, TX)  —  David Perron scored in overtime to lift the Blues to a 3-2 win over the Stars in Dallas.  Patrik Berglund lit the lamp late in the second period to tie the game at two for St. Louis, which got 36 saves from Jake Allen.  Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues.  They skate in Tampa tomorrow.

 

 

>>Senators Cool Off Blackhawks

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Senators scored three times in the second period and held on for a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in Chicago.  Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and Richard Panik had the goals for Chicago, which had its win streak stopped at five.  Scott Darling made 26 saves in the loss.  The ‘Hawks host the Avalanche Friday night.

 

 

>>Missouri, Illinois Square Off Tonight In Braggin’ Rights Game At Scottrade

 

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Missouri and Illinois meet on the basketball court tonight in St. Louis.  It’s their annual Braggin’ Rights matchup at Scottrade Center, with tip-off at 6 o’clock.  The Tigers have lost their last two games to fall back to .500 at 5-and-5.  The Fighting Illini have won five in-a-row to improve to 9-and-3.

 

 

>>Sports World Remembers Craig Sager

 

(Atlanta, GA)  —  The sports world is saying goodbye to Craig Sager.  The life of the beloved sideline reporter was remembered and celebrated during a memorial in the Atlanta area yesterday.  Sager died last week at the age of 65 following a long battle with leukemia.

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