>>Altuve Hits Three Homers As Astros Bomb Red Sox
(Houston, TX) — Jose Altuve hit three solo homers as the Astros ripped the Red Sox 8-2 in Game One of their AL Division Series in Houston. Justin Verlander tossed six innings of two-run ball to get the win in the opener of the best-of-five set. Chris Sale allowed seven runs in five-plus innings to take the loss. Game Two is today.
>>Indians Shut Out Yankees In ALDS G1
(Cleveland, OH) — Trevor Bauer combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Indians shut out the Yankees 4-0 in Game One of their American League Division Series in Cleveland. Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer and drove in three to help the Tribe take the opener of the best-of-five series. Sonny Gray took the loss. Game Two is tonight.
>>Cubs Begin NLDS Against Nats Tonight
(Washington, DC) — The Cubs are in D.C. tonight to play the Nationals in Game One of their National League Division Series at Nationals Park. Kyle Hendricks will start for Chicago, while Stephen Strasburg takes the mound for Washington. The Nats will also host Game Two on Saturday before the best-of-five series shifts to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Monday.
>>Pats Hold Off Buccaneers
(Tampa, FL) — The Patriots held off the Buccaneers 19-14 on “Thursday Night Football” in Tampa. Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and a touchdown as New England improved to 3-and-2. Tampa Bay kicker Nick Folk missed three field goals as the Bucs fell to 2-and-2.
>>Dannon Fires Cam Newton
(White Plains, NY) — Dannon is cutting ties with Cam Newton after the Panthers quarterback appeared to belittle a female reporter. Dannon says that they perceive Newton’s comments “as sexist and disparaging to all women.” Newton had served as a spokesperson for Dannon and appeared in several TV ads.
>>Blackhawks Blast Penguins
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks scored five goals in the first en route to a 10-1 rout of the Penguins in Chicago. Brandon Saad had a hat trick in the season opener for the Blackhawks. Ryan Hartman added a goal and four assists, while Corey Crawford made 28 saves. The ‘Hawks host the Blue Jackets tomorrow night.
>>Vegas Shooter Looked Into Rooms In Boston, Chicago
(Boston, MA) — The Las Vegas shooter looked into hotel rooms near other large events in Boston and Chicago, according to investigators. Senior law enforcement officials in Boston say Stephen Paddock looked into hotel rooms near Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox, earlier this year.
>>NASCAR Playoffs Head To Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs come to Charlotte for the Bank of America 500. Qualifying takes place at 6:20 tonight, with the 334-lap, 501-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon.
>>Colts Host 49ers
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts play their fourth and final NFC West team of the season Sunday as they host the 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium. All three of Indy’s losses this season have come to NFC West teams. The Niners are 0-and-4, while the Colts sit at 1-and-3.
>>Illinois At Iowa Tomorrow
(Iowa City, IA) — Illinois football is in enemy territory tomorrow. The Fighting Illini face the Hawkeyes in Iowa City, with kickoff at 11 a.m. Illinois lost its Big Ten opener 28-6 at home to Nebraska last Friday. The Illini are 2-and-2 on the season, including 0-and-1 in conference play. Iowa has also dropped two in a row and is 3-and-2 overall and 0-and-2 in the Big Ten.
Coming up tonight on Talk 101, it’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville as the MacArthur Generals play host to Springfield Southeast. 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 on Talk 101!