>>Rams Spoil Gruden’s Return To Raiders
(Oakland, CA) — The Rams outscored the Raiders 23-0 in the second half and rolled to a 33-13 win in Oakland. Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and Todd Gurley rushed for 108 yards for Los Angeles. Derek Carr was picked off three times for the Raiders, spoiling the return of head coach Jon Gruden to the NFL sidelines.
>>Packers’ Rodgers Uncertain For Vikings
(Green Bay, WI) — The status of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for Sunday’s game against Minnesota is uncertain. Head coach Mike McCarthy says no decision has been made. Rodgers returned from a first-half knee injury to rally the Packers past the Bears on Sunday night. DeShone Kizer would start if Rodgers cannot.
>>Bears Moving Forward Following Loss To Packers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears have a long week to prepare for the Seahawks following their stunning loss to the Packers in the season opener. The Monsters of the Midway host Seattle next Monday night. The Bears will honor former star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher [[ URR-lock-er ]] at halftime for his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction with a Ring of Excellence ceremony.
>>Illinois Faces South Florida In Chicago Saturday
(Chicago, IL) — Illinois football is in Chicago this weekend to play South Florida. The teams will do battle Saturday at Soldier Field. The Illini are 2-and-0 on the young season.
>>Keselowski Wins Brickyard 400
(Indianapolis, IN) — Brad Keselowski is the winner of Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s the second straight win for Keselowski. The race ran yesterday after being postponed on Sunday due to rain. Kyle Busch clinched the regular season championship. The NASCAR playoffs begin this Sunday in Las Vegas.
>>Cards Rally To Beat Bucs
(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Adams blasted a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Cardinals rallied for an 8-7 win over the Pirates at Busch Stadium. Paul DeJong [[ deh-YOUNG ]] had a two-run double for St. Louis, which leads the Dodgers by two games for the second NL wild card spot. Adam Wainwright allowed four runs in five innings in his first start since May 13th.
>>Brewers Edge Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Mike Moustakas scored the go-ahead run in the sixth on a wild pitch by Carl Edwards Jr. as the Brewers edged the Cubs 3-2 at Wrigley Field. Chicago tied it in the fifth on a sac-fly by Kris Bryant. Jon Lester was charged with three runs and was pulled in the sixth because of lower-back tightness. The Brewers have climbed within one game of the Cubs for first place in the NL Central.
>>Wild Throw Leads To Royals Walk-Off Win Over White Sox
(Kansas City, MO) — The Royals walked off the White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings when Jeanmar Gómez threw away Alcides Escobar’s sac-bunt in Kansas City, allowing the winning run to score. Chicago’s offense came in the third on homers by Adam Engel and Daniel Palka. Jose Abreu had three hits in his return from the disabled list. Starter Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in seven frames.
>>Verlander, Astros Drop Tigers In Motown Return
(Detroit, MI) — Justin Verlander made a triumphant return to Motown as the Astros trimmed the Tigers 3-2 in Detroit. Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings of two-run ball to beat his former team. It was his first game back in Detroit since being traded to the Astros last season. Houston has won eight of its last nine games.