Lions boot another kicker

The Detroit Lions are in the market for a kicker once again after releasing Alex Henery yesterday. Henery missed three field goals in Detroit's 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday, and only made one out of his five attempts after replacing Nate Freese after Week Three. Former Broncos kicker Matt Prater, former Cardinals kicker Jay Feely and former Buccaneers kicker Conner Barth will reportedly work out for the team today.

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Monday Night Football

The Seahawks were able to pull out a 27-17 win against the Redskins on "Monday Night Football".  Russell Wilson threw for 201 yards and ran for 122 for three touchdowns. Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 283 yards and two TDs.

Baseball Playoffs
The Washington Nationals are back in their National League Division Series after a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game Three as former Tiger Doug Fister pitched seven innings of four-hit ball for the win.

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The Nats broke through for three runs in the seventh inning, with two scoring when Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner threw away a sac-bunt by catcher Wilson Ramos.  San Francisco will host Game Four Tonight.

The Cardinals beat the Dodgers 3-1 in Game Three in St. Louis. Kolten Wong blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to break a 1-all tie and give St. Louis a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-five series.  John Lackey picked up the win with eight strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball. The teams will play Game Four from St. Louis on Tuesday.


Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter says he is looking at all options, including retirement, as he heads into free agency during the offseason. The 39-year-old said he will talk it over with his wife, but if he continues to play he would like to return to Detroit. The Tigers have five free agents including Hunter, starting pitcher Max Scherzer, designated hitter Victor Martinez and relievers Joba Chamberlain and Phil Coke.

College Football

University of Michigan tailback Derrick Green will be sidelined the rest of the season after breaking his clavicle in the loss at Rutgers.  In a press conference yesterday, head coach Brady Hoke said the sophomore, who led U of M with 471 rushing yards, was injured in the fourth quarter.  Hoke also confirmed quarterback Devin Gardner will start this weekend as Michigan hosts Penn State and said starting QB Shane Morris, is back on the practice field.

Boys’ Soccer

Harper Creek 5, Pennfield 0.  Jack Bohanan had 5 saves in the win.

Coldwater 2, Marshall

More Troubles for Peterson

A new detailed report from the "Minneapolis Star-Tribune" says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has led a troublesome life off the field. Peterson will appear in a Texas court Wednesday to face charges of child abuse against his four-year-old son, but new details of his life are coming to light. The report states Peterson was subject to a sexual misconduct investigation in 2011 and has filed multiple misleading tax records through his charity, the All Day Foundation. The report also indicates Peterson engaged in group sex with up to four women, including his brother who was a minor. The report also says Peterson has "at least" six children with six different women.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!  We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.