Sports: Cubs Done, Astros Count on Verlander
The Yankees are a win away from the World Series. Game 6 is tonight in Houston. The Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound as they try to stay alive. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in almost 30 years. The Dodgers take the series four games to one, and end the Cubs’ hopes of repeating as World Champs. Clayton Kershaw started the game for the Dodgers, and shut the Cubs down for six innings. Kershaw was a seven-month-old baby the last time the Dodgers were in the series. Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs. It's the first pennant for L-A since Tommy Lasorda’s 1988 team won it. The Dodgers will host the Yankees or Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Tigers Pick Ron Gardenhire
The Tigers have a press conference scheduled at 1pm Friday at Comerica Park and reports say the team will announce the hiring of Ron Gardenhire as manager. The 59 year old Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons, ending in 2014.
Thursday Night Football
Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Boys Soccer – Districts
Marshall beat Charlotte, 6-0.
Coldwater beat Mason, 2-0.
Saturday, Gull Lake takes on Plainwell at 5pm.
High School Football
7-2 Union City is postseason bound, and the Chargers beat Addison 44-20.
6-3 Homer is in the post-season spot with a 37-0 win at Hanover-Horton.
Bronson gets its first win, 52-21 over Vandercook Lake.
High School Football, Week 9
St. Philip at Bellevue….6:35 tonight on 95.3 WBCK.
Battle Creek Central at Loy Norrix
Gull Lake at Lakeview
Whitehall at Harper Creek
Olivet at Pennfield
Marshall at Portland
Climax-Scotts at Athens
Constantine at Delton
Galesburg-Augusta at Gobles
Maple Valley at Comstock
North Adams-Jerome at Tekonsha
MSU has homecoming Saturday as they try to avenge last years’ loss to Indiana.
Hear the game at 2pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Michigan hits the road to take on second-ranked Penn State on Saturday night. The 19th-ranked Wolverines have slipped to fourth in the division, and No. 6 Ohio State remains on their schedule. Penn State features the league's stingiest defense at just nine points allowed per game, while Michigan's offense has struggled of late.
Hear the game at 6:30pm on 104.9 the Edge.
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Ball State, 3:00 p.m.
The Red Wings play at home tonight as they host the Washington Capitals.
The Pistons hit the road to play in Washington tonight, and head to New York to play the Knicks on Saturday.
The Lions are off this weekend. Detroit will use the time to try and get healthy. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has an ailing right ankle and sore ribs. Receiver Golden Tate has a shoulder injury, which may be a long-term problem for him and the team. Standout safety Glover Quin left a loss at New Orleans with a concussion. That may lead to Quin missing a game for the first time since 2009 when Detroit's season resumes the night of October 29th at home against Pittsburgh.
Coloma 3, Delton-Kellogg 0
Watervliet 3, Galesburg-Augusta 2
The KCC Volleyball team ends the regular season on Tuesday at Ancilla College.