>>Rams Beat Vikings In Shootout
(Los Angeles, CA) — Thursday Night Football put on a show as Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams past the Vikings 38-31 at The Coliseum. Kirk Cousins went toe-to-toe with Goff, piling up 422 yards through the air and three scores in defeat. The Rams are 4-and-0 for the first time since 2001 in St. Louis. Minnesota fell to 1-2-and-1.
>>Cubs Blank Pirates
(Chicago, IL) — Jon Lester tossed six shutout innings as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 3-0 at Wrigley Field. David Bote [[ BO-tee ]] smacked a two-run triple in the second and Daniel Murphy added an RBI single in the fourth. Chicago split the four-game series and extended its lead in the NL Central over the idle Brewers to one game. The Cubs’ magic number to win the division is three.
>>Cardinals Open Final Regular Season Series With Cubs Today
(Chicago, IL) — The Cardinals open their final series of the regular season today against the Cubs in Chicago. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for St. Louis against Kyle Hendricks. The Cards are a game behind the Dodgers for the second NL wild card spot with three games remaining.
>>White Sox Twins Doubleheader Today
(Minneapolis, MN) — The White Sox begin their final series of the regular season today against the Twins in Minnesota. The teams begin with a day-night doubleheader today to make up a postponed game from April. Chicago’s Reynaldo Lopez faces Jose Berrios in the opener. Sox righty Lucas Giolito opposes Chase De Jong in the nightcap.
>>National League Playoff Update
(Undated) — The National League Central and West are both still up for grabs heading into the final weekend. The Dodgers are one game behind Colorado in the NL West and one game ahead of the Cardinals for the second NL wild card with three to play. The Cubs lead the Brewers by one game in the NL Central. They are both assured of at least a wild card spot.
>>Panthers Sign Safety Eric Reid
(Charlotte, NC) — Safety Eric Reid is back in the NFL months after filing a grievance. The former Pro Bowler has signed with Carolina. Reid was the second player to kneel during the national anthem after former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick. He went unsigned through free agency and the union filed a grievance claiming the NFL conspired to keep him out of the league.
>>NBA Preseason Tips Off Tonight
(Undated) — The NBA preseason tips off tonight with a pair of games. The Philadelphia 76ers play host to Melbourne United, a pro team out of Australia. The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Boston Celtics at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. A total of nine games will be played on Saturday and Sunday. The regular season starts Tuesday, October 16th.
>>Ryder Cup Underway
[[ Watch for dating, round in progress ]]
(Paris, France) — Tiger Woods is hoping Sunday’s win carries over into the Ryder Cup. He and Team USA opened the tournament against Europe this morning in Paris, France. Woods is paired with Patrick Reed on day one as they go up against Italy’s Franceso Molinari and England’s Tommy Fleetwood. Woods made the Ryder Cup team for the first time in six years.