>>Rockies Outlast Cubs In 13 Innings To Advance
(Chicago, IL) — The Colorado Rockies are heading to the National League Division Series. Tony Wolters singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th inning to lift the Rockies past the Cubs 2-1 in the National League wild card game at Wrigley Field. The Rockies will play the Brewers in the NLDS starting Thursday in Milwaukee.
>>A’s At Yankees In AL Wild Card Game Tonight
(Bronx, NY) — The Athletics and Yankees battle in the Bronx tonight in the American League wild card game. Liam Hendriks starts for Oakland and Luis Severino for New York. The winner moves on to face the Red Sox in the American League Division Series, starting Friday in Boston. The A’s and Yankees split six meetings during the regular season.
>>Capitals Raise Banner Tonight As NHL Season Begins
(Undated) — The puck drops on the NHL regular season tonight. There are four games on tap, including the defending champion Washington Capitals at home against Boston. The Caps will raise their Stanley Cup banner after winning their first title in June. Elsewhere, Montreal is at Toronto, Calgary visits Vancouver and Anaheim skates in San Jose.
>>Illinois Plays Rutgers Saturday
(Piscataway Township, NJ) — Illinois football is getting set to play Rutgers in New Jersey. The game kicks off Saturday at HighPoint Solutions Stadium. The Illini are 2-and-2 and coming off a bye.
>>NHL’s Seattle Bid Moving Forward
(New York, NY) — An NHL franchise in Seattle is getting closer to reality. The league’s executive committee voted 9-0 on Tuesday to move Seattle’s expansion bid to a full board of governors vote, which will take place in December. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the team would ideally start play in 2020, but could get pushed back a year due to construction at KeyArena.
>>Twins Fire Molitor After Four Seasons
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins are relieving manager Paul Molitor of his duties. The Twins say the Hall of Famer will not return after four seasons at the helm, but they would like to keep him with the organization in a different role. Molitor was born and raised in Minneapolis and played his final three seasons for the Twins from 1996 through 1998.