>>Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Dies
(Atlanta, GA) — The sports world is saying goodbye to one of its most colorful broadcasters. Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 65 yesterday. Best known for his colorful attire, Sager spent 40 years in broadcasting.
>>Seahawks Dump Rams To Clinch Division Title
(Seattle, WA) — The Seahawks are NFC West champions. Seattle clinched the division crown with a 24-3 rout of the Rams on “Thursday Night Football.” It’s Seattle’s third West title in four years. The Rams fell to 4-and-10, spoiling the debut of interim head coach John Fassel.
>>Patriots Claim WR Floyd Off Waivers
(Foxboro, MA) — Wide receiver Michael Floyd is catching on with New England. The Patriots have claimed the embattled pass catcher off waivers. Floyd was released by Arizona on Wednesday after being arrested for DUI earlier this week. He has 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season.
>>Colts Visit Vikings Sunday
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Colts look to get back in the division race as they visit the Vikings on Sunday. Indianapolis is 6-and-7 on the year, while the Titans and Texans are 7-and-6. The Colts visit the Raiders and host the Jaguars following Sunday’s game. The Vikings are 7-and-6. You can hear that game at 12 noon on Talk 101 FM!
>>Bears Renew Rivalry With Packers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears renew their rivalry with the Packers Sunday at Soldier Field. Sunday’s game marks the 194th all-time meeting between the teams. The Bears hold a 94-93-and-6 edge in the all-time series, but lost 26-10 in Green Bay in Week Seven. With a forecasted high of one degree, it could be the coldest game ever played in Chicago.
>>Blues Blow Past Devils After Early Deficit
(St. Louis, MO) — Alex Pietrangelo snapped a 2-all tie in the second period and the Blues went on to down the Devils 5-2 at Scottrade Center. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis snapped a two-game skid. The Blues are tied for second in the Central with 38 points.
>>Blackhawks Outlast Islanders On Panik’s Third-Period Goal
(Brooklyn, NY) — Richard Panik’s goal with just over six minutes left lifted the Blackhawks to a 5-4 win over the Islanders at the Barclays Center. Artemi Panarin scored a pair of power-play goals for Chicago. The Blackhawks have won three in-a-row and four of their last five games. The ‘Hawks face the Blues in St. Louis tomorrow.
>>Minnesota Football Players Begin Boycott
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota football team is boycotting all football activities following the suspension of 10 teammates. The Golden Gophers are scheduled to face Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on December 27th. The team is asking for the reinstatement of all 10 players for the bowl game.
>>Bucks Turn Back Bulls
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Bucks turned back the Bulls 108-97 in the opener of a home-and-home set in Milwaukee. Jimmy Butler netted 21 points to pace the Bulls, who fell to 13-and-12 with their second straight loss. The teams meet again tonight at the United Center.
>>Warriors, Spurs Keep Rolling
(Undated) — The Warriors and Spurs kept on rolling last night. Golden State improved to 23-and-4 with a 103-90 home victory over the Knicks. San Antonio slammed the Suns 107-92 in Phoenix to move to 21-and-5.
>>Illinois Battles BYU At United Center Tomorrow
(Chicago, IL) — Illinois will try for its fifth straight win tomorrow. The Fighting Illini take on BYU in the Chicago Legends Tournament at the United Center. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. Illinois knocked off Central Michigan 92-73 last Saturday to run their record to 8-and-3. The Cougars come in with a 7-and-3 mark.
Coming up tonight on Talk 101 it’s The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers play host to Jacksonville. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call tonight on Talk 101!