(Seattle, WA) — Ed Dickson’s 15-yard touchdown catch with just over five minutes left lifted the Seahawks to a 27-24 win over the Packers on Thursday Night Football in Seattle. The Seahawks snapped a two-game skid to even their record at 5-and-5. Aaron Rodgers passed for 332 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked five times in defeat. Green Bay remains winless on the road at 0-and-5.
>>Rockets To Part Ways With Carmelo Anthony
(Houston, TX) — ‘Melo is no more in Houston. Rockets GM Daryl Morey says they will part ways with forward Carmelo Anthony and are working toward a resolution. Morey praised Anthony’s approach during his short stint with the Rockets, but said the fit they envisioned for him never materialized. ‘Melo averaged 13.4 points in 10 games with Houston this season.
>>Boston’s Betts, Milwaukee’s Yelich Win MVP Awards
(Undated) — Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich are the 2018 MLB MVP’s. Both were announced as winners yesterday. Betts led all of baseball with a .346 batting average and also had 32 home runs, 30 stolen bases and scored 129 runs. Yelich hit an NL-best .326 with 36 home runs and 110 RBI in 147 games this past season.
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois football is set to play Iowa tomorrow in their final home game of the season. The Illini are 4-and-6 and 2-and-5 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are 6-and-4 and 3-and-4 in league play. Illinois needs to win their final two games of the season to become bowl eligible.
>>Cal Cancels Basketball Game, The Big Game In Jeopardy
(Berkeley, CA) — The Cal men’s basketball team cancelled last night’s home game against Detroit-Mercy due to poor air quality in Berkeley. The Camp Fire in Butte County is the cause of the smoke in the area. The Big Game between Cal and Stanford tomorrow is also in jeopardy. Since the rivalry began in 1892, the only events to interrupt it have been World Wars One and Two and John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
>>NCAA 3-Pt Mark Tied For Second Straight Night
(Undated) — For the second night in-a-row, a college basketball player has tied the NCAA record for three-pointers in a game. Josh Williams sank a record-tying 15 three-pointers for Robert Morris University on Wednesday against Mount Aloysius and finished with 49 points. Jordan Lyons of Furman University matched the record on Thursday night against North Greenville. Lyons ended up with 54 points and also set a new record for three-point attempts with 34. Before this week, the last college player to make 15 three-pointers in one game was Keith Veney for Marshall back in 1996.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts welcome the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in an AFC South matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is 9-and-0 against the Titans since entering the league in 2012. Indy is 4-and-5 but has won three straight games. The Titans are 5-and-4.
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears welcome the Vikings Sunday night at Soldier Field. Chicago is atop the NFC North at 6-and-3, just ahead of 5-3-and-1 Minnesota. The Bears are averaging 29.9 points per game this season, which ranks fifth in the league. The defense is second in the NFL with 24 takeaways.
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks will be honoring cancer survivor Ed Olczyk [[ ole check ]] this weekend. The former player and current announcer will take the ice for One More Shift before Sunday night’s game against the Wild at the United Center. Hawks players will wear lavender jerseys during warmups, which will be autographed and auctioned to raise money for local cancer-related organizations. Olczyk was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer last year and declared cancer-free in March.