The Blue Jays are moving on to the ALCS. Jose Bautista snapped a 3-all tie with a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to push the Jays to a 6-3 win over the Rangers in Game Five of their AL Division Series. The Jays became only the third team in MLB history to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games on their home field.
The Blue Jays will meet the Royals in the ALCS after the defending AL champions ripped the Astros, 7-2, in Game Five of their Division Series. After giving up a two-run homer in the second, Johnny Cueto [[ KWAY-toe ]] retired the final 19 batters he faced. He allowed only two hits while striking out eight in eight innings.
The final League Championship Series spot is up for grabs in a win or go home game. The Dodgers will host the Mets in the decisive Game Five of their National League Division Series tonight. Game One winner and Mets ace Jacob deGrom will oppose Game Two winner and Cy Young candidate Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-key ]].
Michal Neuvirth [[ NOY-verth ]] stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead the Flyers to a 3-0 win over the Blackhawks in Philadelphia. Corey Crawford allowed all three goals on 29 shots for Chicago, which fell to 2-and-2 on the season. The ‘Hawks wrap up their two-game road trip against the Capitals at 6:00 tonight.
Week Six of the NFL season kicks off tonight with the Saints hosting the Falcons on “Thursday Night Football”. Atlanta is one of four 5-and-0 teams left after capturing an overtime win over Washington last week. The Saints enter the NFC South showdown 1-and-4.
NASCAR will use a low-downforce aerodynamic package next year. Drivers praised the package when it was tested at Darlington International Raceway and Kentucky Speedway earlier this year. The package will be used at all tracks except Daytona and Talladega.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is coming to Kansas City this weekend. The Hollywood Casino 400 takes place Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The top eight drivers in the Contender Round, which started last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, advance to the Eliminator Round. You can hear Sunday’s race “live” on 98.1 Griz FM.
Former NBA star Lamar Odom is still fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital after being found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. A worker at the brothel said in a 911 call that Odom was using cocaine over the weekend and had taken sexual performance enhancement drugs.
Illinois enjoys a bye this weekend. The Fighting Illini will play a week from Saturday at home against Wisconsin. Illinois lost 29-20 at 23rd-ranked Iowa this past Saturday to fall to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-1 in the Big Ten. The 4-and-2 Badgers host Purdue on Saturday.
Coming up this Friday Night, It’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers look for their 6th straight win of the season at home against Chatham Glenwood. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glen Purvis this Friday Night from Eisenhower High School with all the action. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.
Coming up this Saturday afternoon, it’s Millikin University football on Talk 101 as The Big Blue are on the road against Wheaton College. The Pepsi Pregame Show gets underway at 5:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 6:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale this Saturday night from Wheaton College with all the action. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.