Sports: Redskins beat Cowboys in OT
"Monday Night Football"
The Washington Redskins stunned the Dallas Cowboys with a 20-17 overtime win. Kai Forbath booted a 40-yard field goal to win it. Third string QB Colt McCoy replaced backup Kirk Cousins and threw for 299 yards with an interception and ran for a touchdown as the 'Skins improved to 3-and-5 on the season.
Reports say Lions’ defensive tackle Nick Fairley is expected to miss four to five weeks with sprained knee ligaments. The NFC North leading Lions are off this week and host the Dolphins November 9th.
The Kansas City Royals are facing elimination Tuesday as they host the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the World Series. A win would give the Giants their third World Series title in the last five seasons. Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Giants. Yordano Ventura pitches for the Royals.
Michigan will redshirt linebacker Desmond Morgan for the remainder of the year. Morgan has been out since game one with a hand injury and is expected back next season. Michigan football lost another 2015 commitment on Monday. Four-star cornerback Garrett Taylor tweeted that he has de-committed from the Wolverines. Taylor is the second 4-star player to back away from Michigan.
The Detroit Red Wings wrap up a two-game road trip Wednesday night against Washington. Both teams have identical 4-2-2 records. The Wings will have a decision to make this week when Johan Franzen comes off the disabled list. Speculation is that it could be the end of the line for Red Wings’ veteran Danny Cleary.
The Pistons are on the road to start the regular season tomorrow. Detroit is at the Denver Nuggets before going to Minnesota on Thursday. The first home game is Saturday against Brooklyn. Fans will notice some big changes in the Palace of Auburn Hills after a 40-million dollar makeover. It includes a new entrance, new suites and restaurants and a new scoreboard.
Michigan State freshman guard Javon Bess will miss at least a month of basketball action after injuring his right foot. Bess will have surgery today. Bess came to East Lansing during the summer as a three-star recruit.
Former Tiger Passes Away
Former major league pitcher Jeff Robinson died Sunday at age 52. Robinson went 9-6 as a rookie for the AL East-winning Detroit Tigers in 1987 and had his best season in ’88 when he went 13-6 with Detroit. He also pitched for Baltimore, Texas and Pittsburgh.
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 wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.
High School Football Pairings
7-1 Lakeview will host Mattawan (6-3) in the first round at 7 p.m. Friday. That’ll be our WBCK radio game, Friday at 6:35.
Lakeview defeated Mattawan 38-12 in the regular season.
Harper Creek (5-4) at Plainwell (8-1).
St. Philip (8-1) will host Waldron (7-2) in the first round. The Tigers defeated Waldron three weeks ago.
Climax-Scotts (8-1) will host Pittsford (7-2). Climax-Scotts beat Pittsford 44-14 in a regular season game.
Stockbridge (6-3) at Olivet (7-2).
Homer (7-2) at Hudson (8-1).
Union City (8-1) is home against Pewamo-Westphalia (7-2)
Colon (5-3) at Mendon (8-1).
The Chase heads to Texas next weekend for the second of three races in the Eliminator Round.