Turner Hits Walk-Off Homer To Lift Dodgers Past Cubs
(Los Angeles, CA) — Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-1 win over the Cubs in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. Turner drove in all four runs for Los Angeles. He tied the game at one with a single in the fifth. LA has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup. Game Three is at Wrigley Field tomorrow.
Bears Edge Ravens In Overtime
(Baltimore, MD) — Connor Barth drilled a 40-yard field goal in overtime as the Bears beat the Ravens 27-24 in Baltimore. Jordan Howard rushed for 167 yards, including a 53-yard scamper to set up the winning field goal. Chicago rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 8-of-16 passes for 113 yards with a touchdown. Adrian Amos returned an intercepted pass 90 yards for a Bears touchdown. The Bears improved to 2-and-4, while the Ravens dropped to 3-and-3.
Winless Giants Stun Broncos
(Denver, CO) — The Giants jumped out to a 17-point lead after three quarters and shocked the Broncos for their first win of the season, 23-10, in Denver. The New York defense forced three turnovers, including a 43-yard Janoris Jenkins pick-six with 48-second left in the first half. Eli Manning connected with Evan Engram for the Giants lone offensive touchdown and Orleans Darkwa rumbled for 117 yards on the ground. Jason Pierre-Paul had three-of-the-four New York sacks as it improved to 1-and-5. Denver fell to 3-and-2 with its first home-loss of the season.
>>Colts Visit Titans
(Nashville, TN) — The Colts are in Nashville to face off with the Titans in AFC South action. Indy looks to get a win streak going after beating the 49ers in overtime last week. Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback as Andrew Luck continues to work his way back from shoulder surgery. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
>>Blackhawks Off Until Wednesday
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks don’t hit the ice again until Wednesday. Chicago hits the road to face the Blues. The ‘Hawks are coming off a 2-1 OT win against the Predators on Saturday that brought their record to 4-1-and-1. St. Louis is 4-2-and-0.
>>Keselowski Wins Alabama 500
(Talladega, AL) — Brad Keselowski won the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway to advance into the third round of the playoffs. The triumph escalated him from 10th to second in the playoff standings. Ryan Newman finished second and Trevor Bayne third. Dale Earnhardt Junior finished seventh in his final Talladega race. Only 14 drivers finished the race after three red flag wrecks in the final stage. The final round-of-12 race is next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
>>Illinois Loses Fourth Straight To Rutgers
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois is still winless in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini lost their fourth straight game, losing 35-24 at home to Rutgers on Saturday. Illinois is now 2-and-4 overall and 0-and-3 in conference play. The Illini welcome fifth-ranked Wisconsin to Champaign this week.