>>Chiefs Upset Pats On Opening Night
(Foxboro, MA) — The 2017 NFL season is off to a surprising start. Alex Smith threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Patriots 42-27 in New England. Tom Brady was just 16-of-36 for 267 yards and no touchdowns in the loss. The Pats were outscored 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
>>Chiefs’ Berry Injured In Win
(Foxboro, MA) — The Chiefs’ big win over the Patriots came at a cost. Star safety Eric Berry had to be carted off the field with what is feared to be a torn Achilles. The injury would end Berry’s season. Berry just signed a 78-million-dollar contract with Kansas City during the offseason.
>>Florida, Florida State Won’t Play Football Saturday Due To Irma
(Undated) — Florida and Florida State will not be playing football games this Saturday due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The 24th-ranked Gators were slated to host Northern Colorado, while the ninth-ranked Seminoles were set to face Louisiana-Monroe. A number of other games have been impacted by the Category Five storm.
>>Cubs Handle Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Anthony Rizzo got on base in all four of his at-bats to help the Cubs beat the Pirates, 8-2, at PNC Park. Rizzo had two singles, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored. Jon Lester improved to 10-and-7, working around five hits and four walks in six innings of one-run ball. Chicago won the final two of the four-game set.
>>Indians Set Team Record With 15th Straight Win
(Chicago, IL) — The Indians are riding the longest winning streak in franchise history. Cleveland set a new team record with its 15th straight win with an 11-2 romp of the White Sox in Chicago. It’s the first 15-game winning streak in the majors since the A’s won 20 straight games in 2002.
>>Cardinals Shut Out By Padres On 11 Hits
(San Diego, CA) — The Cardinals’ four-game winning streak is over. They squandered 11 hits and were shut out 3-0 by the Padres in San Diego. Dexter Fowler struck out against Brad Hand with the bases loaded in the ninth to end the game. Lance Lynn allowed just six hits and one run over six innings of work to drop to 10-and-7 with the tough-luck loss.
>>Colts Visit Rams Sunday
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Colts kick off the 2017 season on the road as they visit the L.A. Rams on Sunday. Scott Tolzien will start at quarterback and newly acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett will serve as his backup. The Colts got Brissett from New England over the weekend for receiver Phillip Dorsett. Andrew Luck is still not practicing for the Colts and won’t play this week.
>>Bears Open Season Vs. Falcons
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears open the season against the Falcons at Soldier Field on Sunday. The Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon during the offseason and he will start despite a strong preseason from number-two overall pick Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago is looking to bounce back from a 3-and-13 finish last year.
>>Illinois Hosts Western Kentucky Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois squares off with Western Kentucky in Champaign tomorrow. The Illini escaped with a 24-21 home win over Ball State in their season opener last Saturday. Meanwhile, Northwestern is on the road to face Duke, while 25th-ranked Notre Dame takes on 15th-ranked Georgia.
>>Stephens, Keys Advance To U.S. Open Finals
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys are moving on to the women’s final at the U.S. Open. Stephens outlasted 37-year-old Venus Williams in three sets, while Keys made quick work of CoCo Vandeweghe in the other semifinal. It’s the first all-American women’s final at the U.S. Open since 2002.
Coming up tonight, and Saturday Night on Talk 101, it’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville as tonight, the Eisenhower Panthers play host to Jacksonville. Then, Saturday night, the MacArthur Generals are on the road against Springfield High. Both nights, 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 Kevin Hale with the call, tonight, and Saturday night on Talk 101!