In a game not heard last night on Talk 101, MacArthur vs Eisenhower was cancelled due to a leaking roof in the gym. That game will be replayed tonight at 7:00p.m. at Eisenhower. If you can’t make it out to tonight’s game, join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale, as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville will be live from Eisenhower, Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame at 6:45p.m. and the tip-off will follow at 7:00p.m. on Talk 101 FM!
>>American Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Women’s Downhill
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — American skiing legend Lindsey Vonn is ending her Olympic career with a medal. Vonn won the bronze medal in the Women’s Downhill event at her final Olympic Games in PyeongChang. At 33-years-old she is now the oldest woman to claim an Olympic Alpine medal. Vonn won gold in the downhill event at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Italy took home the gold in this years event and Norway earned silver.
>>Team USA Eliminated From Men’s Hockey Tournament
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The American men’s hockey team is heading home from PyeongChang empty handed. Team USA lost its quarterfinal matchup with the Czech Republic 3-2 in an overtime shootout. Ryan Donato and Jim Slater lit the lamp for the U.S. in regulation as it was eliminated from medal contention. This is the earliest Olympic exit for the Americans since 2006 in Turin.
>>Cubs’ Contreras Doesn’t Like Mound Visit Rule
(Mesa, AZ) — Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras isn’t on board with MLB’s new pace of play rules. Contreras says if it’s going to cost him some money to go out to the mound he’ll suffer the consequences. The new rules state you can only make six visits to the mound during the first nine innings of a game. Other players around the league have also voiced their concern about the new rule.
>>Louisville Must Vacate 2013 National Title After NCAA Denies Appeal
(Louisville, KY) — The NCAA is denying Louisville’s appeal of penalties levied against the men’s basketball program, forcing the Cardinals to vacate wins from 2011-to-2015. That includes their 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance. The penalties were handed down last year following a sex-for-pay scandal that ultimately led to the firing of head coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich.
>>Colts’ Luck Not Looking For Another Shoulder Surgery
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is ruling out another shoulder operation. Luck told Peter King of “The MMQB” that he isn’t going to have a second surgery on his right shoulder. He’s continuing to rehabilitate after missing all of last season. The former number-one overall pick has missed 26 games over the past three years due to various injuries.
>>Bears Moving On From Sitton
(Chicago, IL) — Changes are coming to the Bears offensive line. Four-time Pro Bowl left guard Josh Sitton won’t have his 2018 option picked up by Chicago. The 31-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Bears.
>>Bulls Making Starting Lineup Changes
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls are starting to look towards the future. Executive vice president John Paxson announced yesterday that Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday and Jerian Grant are out of the rotation. David Nwaba and center Cristiano Felicio will move into the starting lineup, while Cameron Payne takes over the backup PG role behind Kris Dunn. Chicago is 20-and-37, giving them the eighth-worst record in the league. They host the Sixers tomorrow.
>>Blues Bitten By Sharks
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues gave up three goals in the second period and lost to the Sharks 3-2 at Scottrade Center. St. Louis scored both its goals in the second as well, with Ivan Barbashev and Vladimir Tarasenko lighting the lamp. The Blues still hold the top wild card in the West with 72 points, one more than the Wild. They host the Jets on Friday.
>>Blackhawks Host Senators
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks return to the ice tonight against the Senators at the United Center. Chicago’s free fall has launched them to nine losses in its last 10 games. The Blackhawks are last in the Central Division with 58 points. Ottawa is in second-to-last in the Atlantic.
>>Michigan State Crushes Illinois
(East Lansing, MI) — Number-one Michigan State pulled away in the second half to beat Illinois 81-61 in East Lansing. The Fighting Illini only trailed by three after the first half. Leron Black scored 20 points for Illinois, which dropped to 13-and-16 and 3-and-13 in the Big Ten. They host number-nine Purdue on Thursday in their final home game of the regular season.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere around college hoops, Ball State takes down Northern Illinois, 77-68. Tonight, DePaul is at number-three Villanova. Tomorrow, Northwestern hosts Wisconsin, Eastern Illinois entertains Murray State, Chicago State travels to New Mexico State and Western Illinois plays North Dakota State at home.
>>Missouri Valley Conference Roundup
(Undated) — Over in the Missouri Valley Conference, Illinois State hosts Drake, Bradley visits Missouri State and Southern Illinois faces Loyola-Chicago at SIU Arena.
>>Mavericks’ Cuban Admits To Tanking
(Dallas, TX) — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is not holding back when it comes to tanking. While speaking on the House Call with Doctor J podcast, Cuban stated he told his players that their best option at the moment is losing games. The Mavericks are currently 18-and-40 on the season, good for the third-worst record in the league.