>>Illinois Faces Wisconsin Saturday
(Madison, WI) — Illinois football is on the road this Saturday to play 19th-ranked Wisconsin. The Illini are 3-and-3 overall and 1-and-2 in the Big Ten after losing to Purdue over the weekend. The Badgers lost to Michigan, dropping to 4-and-2 and 1-and-2 in conference play.
>>Louis Dorsey Transferring From Illinois Football Program
(Champaign, IL) — Louis Dorsey is leaving the Illinois football program. The sophomore tight end announced on Twitter this week that he is transferring in order to continue his career elsewhere. Dorsey missed the first three games of the season and all of the spring practices because of a violation of unspecified team rules. He said he is open to talking to all schools.
>>Red Sox Take 2-1 ALCS Lead On Astros
(Houston, TX) — The Red Sox are two wins away from the World Series. They beat the Astros 8-2 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series in Houston. Steve Pearce broke a 2-all tie with a solo homer in the sixth and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam in a five-run eighth. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. Houston hosts Game Four tonight.
>>Dodgers Outlast Brewers In 13 Innings To Even NLCS
(Los Angeles, CA) — The National League Championship Series is all even at two games apiece. Cody Bellinger singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 win over the Brewers in Game Four in Los Angeles. The teams combined to use 16 pitchers. The Dodgers will host Game Five of the best-of-seven set today.
>>Cubs McLeod Interviews For Giants GM Job
(Chicago, IL) — A member of the Cubs front office is up for the Giants vacant general manager’s job. Jason McLeod has interviewed for the position. McLeod is currently the Cubs’ senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting. He was instrumental in drafting first-round picks Albert Almora Junior, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ.
>>Celtics, Warriors Win On NBA Opening Night
(Undated) — The NBA season is officially underway. The Celtics crushed the 76ers 105-87 in Boston to begin the new year, while the Warriors closed the opening night doubleheader with a 108-100 victory against the Thunder. The schedule kicks into high gear tonight with 11 more games on tap. The LeBron James-led Lakers make their debut tomorrow night at Portland.
>>Warriors Raise Banner, Get Championship Rings
(Oakland, CA) — The reigning champion Golden State Warriors are giving championship rings a new spin. The Warriors’ rings feature a twistable top and a reversible face that features 74 sapphires and diamonds to commemorate the number of total wins from last season. The Warriors also unveiled their championship banner at Oracle Arena, their third in four seasons.
>>Ohio State’s Bosa Leaves School
(Columbus, OH) — Highly-touted defensive end Nick Bosa is withdrawing from Ohio State to focus on next year’s NFL Draft. Bosa is currently rehabbing a core muscle injury. Head coach Urban Meyer wished Bosa well in a statement yesterday. Bosa is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 draft. He’s the younger brother of Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa.