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Pro Sports Archives for 2017-10

Wednesday October 18 2017

MLB

LA Dodgers def Chicago Cubs 6-1, lead series 3-0

 

New York Yankees def Houston Astros 6-4, Series tied 2-2

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Illinois junior linebacker Tre Watson underwent knee surgery Tuesday. Coach Lovie Smith is unsure how long Watson will be out, but expects he will miss significant time. Watson is second on the team with 40 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery.

 

(Green Bay-jm) -- The Green Bay Packers are trying to add depth to the Quarterback position following the loss of Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone. The team announced the signing of undrafted rookie Jered Evans from Virginia Tech, to the practice squad Tuesday. Evans signed as an undrafted rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released.

 

(Undated-jm) -- NASCAR’s most popular driver can also add another title, dad. Dale Earnhardt Jr and his wife Amy have announced they are expecting a girl. Jr announced earlier this year that the end of the 2017 season would be his last as a full time driver in the Cup Series.

 

MLB Today

ALCS Game 5

Houston Astros @ New York Yankees - 4:08


NLCS Game 4

L.A. Dodgers (Alex Wood) @ Chicago Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 8 p.m.


NHL Tonight

Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues - 7 p.m.

 

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Tuesday October 17 2017

MLB

New York Yankees def Houston Astros 8-1 Houston leads series 2-1

 

NFL

Tennessee Titans def Indianapolis Colts 36-22


 

(Undated-jm) -- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads from the superspeedway of Talladega to the 1.5 mile tri-oval of Kansas Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr just turned 30 earlier this month joining 20 other cup drivers over the age of 30. He talks about racing against drivers older and younger than him…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

 

MLB Tonight

ALCS Game 4

Houston Astros @ New York Yankees - 4:08


NLCS Game 3

L.A. Dodgers (Yu Darvish) @ Chicago Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) - 8


Tonight on WWHP it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Monday October 16 2017

MLB

Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-1. Justin Turner hit a walkoff 3 run homerun in the bottom of the 9th. The Dodgers have  a 2-0 series lead.

 

NFL

Bears def Ravens 27-24 OT. Connor Barth kicked a 40 yard field goal in overtime for the win.

 

Vikings def Packers 23-10

Aaron Rodgers broken collarbone out for season

 

College Football

Rutgers def Illinois 35-24

Mike Epstein out for season with foot injury

 

NASCAR

Brad Keselowski picked up his fifth win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday in a crash filled race. Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola rounded out the top 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished 7th.

 

Monday Night Football

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

 

ALCS Game 3

Houston Astros @ New York Yankees

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Friday October 13 2017

MLB

 

Cubs def Nationals 9-8 to advance to the NLCS against the Dodgers

 

(Talladega-jm) -- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday for the Alabama 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr has won 2 of the the 3 plate races this season. He talks about returning to Talladega where he won in the spring…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

 

NBA Tonight

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls - 7 p.m.

 

Big Ten Football Saturday

Rutgers @ Illinois

Michigan @ Indiana

Purdue @ Wisconsin

Northwestern @ Maryland

Ohio State @ Nebraska

Michigan State @ Minnesota

 

NHL Saturday

Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks - 7:30 p.m.

 

NFL Sunday

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears @ Baltimore Ravens

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Alabama 500 NASCAR Race from Talladega Superspeedway with a noon start time.

 

 

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Thursday October 12 2017

MLB

Nationals def Cubs 5-0 to force game 5

 

Yankees def Indians 5-2 to advance to the ALCS


 

(Chicago-jm) -- The Chicago Bears have promoted receiver Tanner Gentry from the practice squad to the 53 man roster Wednesday. The undrafted free agent from Wyoming has appeared in one game. To make room on the roster for Gentry, the Bears released fifth-year receiver Deonte Thompson, who appeared in the first five games this season with three starts.

 

(Talladega-jm) -- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday for the Alabama 500. Driver Brad Keselowski was asked if anyone can win at superspeedways like Talladega…


 

MLB

Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals 7pm

 

NHL Tonight

 

Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks - 7:30

 

 

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Wednesday October 11 2017

MLB

Game 4 of NLDS rained out yesterday moved to today.

 

(Undated-jm) -- Landon Cassill has announced he will not return to Front Row Motorsports next year. Cassill is 32nd in the point standings. He has a best finish of 16th in his 30 starts so far, that coming in the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.

 

 

(Talladega-jm) -- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Alabama this weekend for the Alabama 500. Ryan Blaney drives for the famed Wood Brothers racing and talks about his confidence in going to Talladega…

 

 

 

 Martin Truex Jr picked up the win last weekend at Charlotte and talks about how it feels going into Talladega with a win the this round…

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday October 10 2017

MLB

NL Division Series

Cubs def Nationals 2-1

 

Dodgers def Diamondbacks 3-1 to advance to NL Championship Series

 

AL Division series

Astros def Red Sox 5-4 to advance to the AL Championship Series

 

Yankees def Indians 7-3

 

NFL

Vikings def Bears 20-17

 

(Chicago-jm) -- A suburban Chicago man is suing the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball after he was struck by a ball at a game in August. John Loos is seeking at least $50,000 in damage after he was struck by a foul ball while attending the Pirates vs Cubs game August 29th. Loos has had three surgeries to repair damage to his left eye which has left him blind and shattered five bones in his face. Loos says the Cubs and Major League Baseball failed to install enough safety netting to protect him and other fans.

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Brad Underwood and the Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program are on the verge of picking up their biggest recruit so far. 5-star recruit Ayo Dosunmu of Chicago Morgan Park has narrowed down his schools to Illinois and Wake Forest. Dosunmu will visit Illinois this weekend.

 

MLB

NLDS Game 4

Washington Nationals (Tanner Roark) @ Chicago Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 4:38 p.m.


NHL Tonight

Chicago Blackhawks @ Montreal Canadiens - 6:30 p.m.


NBA Tonight

Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers - 7 p.m.


Tonight on WWHP it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Friday October 6 2017

MLB

AL Division Series

Astros def Red Sox 8-2

Indians def Yankees 4-0

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s last race at Charlotte. He talks about his favorite memories at the track…



 Kyle Busch has never won a points race at Charlotte and talks about what it would mean to win at Charlotte…

 

 

 

MLB NLDS Game 1

Chicago Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Washington Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) 6:31

 

NBA

Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls - Tonight at 7

New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls - Sunday at 6

 

NHL Saturday

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Chicago Blackhawks - 7:30

 

Big Ten Football Saturday

Penn State @ Northwestern

Illinois @ Iowa

Minnesota @ Purdue

Charleston Southern @ Indiana

Maryland @ Ohio State

Michigan State @ Michigan

Wisconsin @ Nebraska

 

NFL Week 5

San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts

Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys

 

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears - Monday night

 

Sunday on WWHP, it’s the Monster Energy Bank of America 500 nASCAR Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway with a noon start time.

 

 

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Thursday October 5 2017

MLB

NL Wild Card

Arizona Diamondbacks def the Colorado Rockies 11-8

 

(Champaign-jm) -- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball team has missed out on their third big recruit this season. Colin Castleton announced Wednesday he was picking Michigan over Illinois. Castleton is a 4 star recruit in the class of 2018. Illinois and Nebraska are the only two schools in the Big Ten without a commitment from the Class of 2018.

 

(Undated-jm) --- NASCAR has announced rule changes for 2018. The common flat splitter currently used at superspeedways will be used at all tracks next year. NASCAR is also eliminating the current ride-height rule at Daytona and Talladega to provide safety and competition benefits. The last change NASCAR has announced is they will move to a camera based inspection replacing the laser inspection.

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- Jimmie Johnson continues his drive for this 8th title in the Cup Series this Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He talks about who he think is his biggest competition for the championship…


 

 Martin Truex Jr is the regular season champion and picked up a win in the first round of the playoffs. He talks about his Championship odds heading into this weekends race…

 

 

 

NHL Tonight

 

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Chicago Blackhawks - 7:30

 

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Wednesday October 4 2017

MLB

Wild Card

New York Yankees def Minnesota Twins 8-4

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- One of the hottest rookies in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season is Erik Jones. As his rookie season comes to a close in a few weeks, he talks about some of the biggest things he’s learned this season…

 

NASCAR Driver Erik Jones.

 

NBA Preseason Tonight

Chicago Bulls @ Dallas Mavericks - 7:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday October 3 2017

(CHAMPAIGN-dg) A familiar Illinois Football name will be taking the snaps for the Illini come Saturday when they meet up with Iowa. Coach Lovie Smith says that Jeff George Jr. will be the starting quarterback against the Hawkeyes. True freshman Cam Thomas will be the backup.

 

NBA Preseason Tonight

Chicago Bulls @ New Orleans Pelicans - 7 p.m.


Tonight on WWHP it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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