In a game heard only on Talk 101 FM, the Eisenhower Panthers defeated Peoria High School last night 81-66 in the Opening night action at the Team Soy Turkey Tournament. Keon Jones led the Panthers with 23 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Eisenhower next plays Friday night against Champaign Central at 6:00p.m. at Stephen Decatur Middle School.
>>’Bama, Miami, Clemson, OU Top-Four In Latest CFP Rankings
(Undated) — Alabama is still number-one in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. The Crimson Tide are followed by Miami, which swapped places with now number-three Clemson. Oklahoma is fourth. The first two teams out of the playoff picture are Wisconsin at number-five and Auburn at number-six.
>>Pro Football Hall Of Fame Reveals Semifinalists For Class Of 2018
(Canton, OH) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame is naming 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. The group includes six first-time eligibles in defensive back Ronde [[ RON-day ]] Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher [[ URR-lock-er ]], wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. 15 modern-era finalists will be announced in January.
>>Blues Blast Oilers
(St. Louis, MO) — Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each had two goals and two assists as the Blues blasted the Oilers 8-3 at Scottrade Center. Jaden Schwartz added a goal and three helpers as St. Louis won its third in-a-row. Jake Allen took a shutout into the final frame before Edmonton broke through. The Blues will host the Predators on Friday.
>>MLB Penalizes Braves After International Signing Violations
(Cumberland, GA) — Major League Baseball is coming down hard on the Braves for multiple violations of international signing rules. They are losing 13 players who had signed with the club, but are now free agents. The scandal led to the dismissal of GM John Coppolella and the resignation of president John Hart. Coppolella is banned from MLB for life, while scout Gordon Blakeley got a one-year suspension.
>>Japan Star Ohtani To Get To Play In MLB In 2018
(Undated) — A new international star is expected to arrive in Major League Baseball for the 2018 season. MLB and the Players Association came to an agreement for a new posting system on Tuesday. The deal will allow Japan’s Shohei Ohtani to head to the United States. Ohtani is a highly regarded two-way player at age 23, but is coming off ankle surgery in October.
>>Illinois Hosts Augustana Tonight
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois basketball has a home date tonight with Augustana College. Tip-off from the State Farm Center is set for 6 o’clock. The Fighting Illini are off to a 4-and-0 start to the season, with victories over Southern University, Tennessee-Martin, DePaul and Marshall. The Vikings are 3-and-0 on the season, having beaten Heidelberg, Calvin and Alma.
>>Lakers Rally To Beat Bulls
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Lakers erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Bulls 103-94 at the STAPLES Center. Chicago was outscored 61-to-38 in the second half. Denzel Valentine had a team-high 17 points for the 3-and-12 Bulls. They’re at the Jazz tonight.