MLB Playoffs

The Kansas City Royals can send the Orioles home for the season with a home win this afternoon at 4pm.  Billy Butler lifted a sac-fly in the sixth inning to send KC to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game Three of the American League Championship Series.

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The Giants scored in the bottom of the tenth on an error to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in Game Three of the National League Championship Series.  San Francisco now owns a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and will host Game Four tonight.

 

Tigers

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski gave his end of the year press conference yesterday and said it will be a busy offseason. Dombrowski said he had plenty of confidence in Manager Brad Ausmus and thinks he did a great job in his first season as a manager.  Dombrowski also acknowledged the struggles in the bullpen and said the organization will have to decide on club options for Joakim Soria and negotiate with other free agents including Joba Chamberlain, Phil Coke and Jim Johnson.   Dombrowski seemed a little cool on Victor Martinez re-signing but says the team would like to re-sign the veteran DH. He didn't say pitcher Max Scherzer would not return to Detroit's rotation, he did say the team made more of an effort to sign him earlier in the year.

Boys Soccer Districts

No. 1-ranked Okemos ended Lakeview’s season, 3-0.

Marshall's Phil Delapas and Garrett Surls each scored goals as the Redhawks took down the visiting Eaton Rapids Greyhounds 2-1 in the first round of Division 2 district play on Tuesday night at Marshall High School.  The Redhawks advance to take on Charlotte at Mason High School at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Battle Creek Central plays Plainwell and Harper Creek plays Hastings today at Middleville.

Lions

The Lions host the Saints this Sunday. The guy that called the game on FOX may not be calling another one.  Mike Goldberg’s first game could be his last.  FOX is pulling Goldberg from his next assignment following a profanity-laden response on Twitter to fans who criticized his call of the Lions-Vikings game.  Goldberg made several mistakes this past weekend, including mispronouncing names, misidentifying players and coaches, and losing track of the down and distance

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons play at Charlotte this morning at 11.   The team also announced yesterday that guard Jodie Meeks will be out of the lineup for at least eight weeks due to a stress reaction in his lower back.

NBA Experiment

The NBA will experiment with a shorter game time this preseason when the Brooklyn Nets host the Boston Celtics Sunday at the Barclays Center.  The league will test the flow of a 44-minute contest compared to the standard 48-minute game, reducing each quarter from 12 minutes to 11. The amount of mandatory timeouts in the second and fourth quarters will be cut from three to two.

Red Wings

The Red Wings will host the Bruins tonight.  Over the next week, the Wings will take on Original Six teams four times, including tonight's game against Boston.  They'll skate against Toronto in a home-and-home series starting Friday night and then play Montreal on the road next Tuesday.

College Football

#6 Michigan State beat plays at Indiana this Saturday….2pm on WBCK.

The University of Michigan beat Penn State 18-13 and are off this week.

WMU is at Bowling Green.

Volleyball

KCC lost to Jackson College, 19-25 16-25 JC, and 16-25.  The Lady Bruins fall to 5-16 overall and 7th in the conference.  The first 6 teams make the playoffs, and the season ends a week from Thursday.

Union City beat Jonesville 3-2.  Rachel Wing had 13 kills, seven digs, five blocks and three aces. Haley Harty had 16 digs, six kills and three aces; Haley McIntosh had 17 digs and 10 kills; Marissa Mead had 37 digs; Riley Smith had 15 assists and six digs; Cassie Thorpe had 13 assists.

Tekonsha 3, Bellevue 0

Concord 3, Athens 1

Homer 3, Springport 0

Olivet 3, Stockbridge 1.  Mikayla Wickham had 15 kills

NASCAR Fines Two Racers

NASCAR is fining drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their post-race actions Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Keselowski has been docked 50-thousand-dollars and placed on probation for the next four races, while Stewart was hit with a 25-thousand-dollar fine and also placed on probation.  Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth were not penalized for their roles in the altercations.

Athlete of the Week

This week's Athlete of the Week takes us to the pool! Congratulations to Lakeview Spartans' swimmer Anna Moore. The senior took first place in two individual and two relay teams in the All-City Meet October 4th. All four times qualified Anna for the state meet. Anna's also a member of Lakeview High School's Equity Team. She's also a been a participant of the Sunday Supper Program at St. Philip Catholic Church for eight years, Catholic Heart Work Camp for two years, and United Way Youth Day of Caring participant for two years.