Tigers Top Red Sox In Game One
(Boston, MA) -- Anibal Sanchez, along with four Detroit relievers, came within two outs of notching the first combined no-hitter in postseason history. They'd have to settle for a one-hit shutout and a 1-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. Jhonny Peralta plated the game's only run in the sixth. Starter Anibal Sanchez had 12 strikeouts and six walks through six innings before making way for the bullpen. Sanchez picked up the win while Joaquin Benoit locked up the save. Game Two is this evening at Fenway Park. Coverage on 1450 WHTC begins at 7:50 P.M.
Cardinals Clip Dodgers In Game Two
(St. Louis, MO) -- Michael Wacha struck out eight over six-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless ball to pace the Cardinals to a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in Game Two of the NLCS from Busch Stadium. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for the save. Jon Jay knocked in David Freese with a sac-fly in the fifth for St. Louis, which has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Clayton Kershaw allowed the one unearned run in six innings for the loss. Los Angeles hosts Game Three on Monday night.
The Flying Dutchmen Spoil Olivet Homecoming
(Olivet, MI) -- Hope handed Olivet its first loss of the season, 47-14 on Saturday. Now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the MIAA, the Flying Dutchmen travel to Alma next Saturday afternoon, with coverage on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live at 12:40 PM.
Michigan State Tops Indiana
(East Lansing, MI) -- Jeremy Langford ran for 109 yards and scored four times, as the Michigan State Spartans out-lasted the Indiana Hoosiers, 42-28, in Big Ten Conference play at Spartan Stadium. Connor Cook completed 22-of-31 passes for 235 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten), who beat Iowa last week in their conference opener. The Spartans visit Purdue next week.
Penn State Topples Michigan In 4 OTs
(University Park, PA) -- Devin Gardner threw for 240 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in defeat for Michigan. He also ran for 121 yards while Devin Funchess had four catches for 112 yards and two scores. The Wolverines fell to 5-and-1 with a 1-and-1 conference mark. The Wolverines are in Indiana next Saturday.
Central Michigan over Ohio University
(Athens, OH) -- Cooper Rush threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with under a minute remaining, to lead the Central Michigan Chippewas past the Ohio University Bobcats, 26-23. CMU actually had fewer total yards (432) than Ohio (439), but the Chippewas had nearly 36 minutes of possession time and converted 9-of-17 third-down attempts. Next week’s contest is at Northern Illinois.
Buffalo Bulls Stomp Western Michigan
(Kalamazoo, MI) -- Buffalo stampeded turnover-prone Western Michigan 33-0 in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday. Western Michigan was shut out for the first time since 2004. Western Michigan hosts Ball State next Saturday.
Detroit Lions in Cleveland
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Detroit Lions listed wide receiver Calvin Johnson as questionable on the team's final injury report on Friday, leaving his status uncertain for today's matchup with the Cleveland Browns. Johnson missed Detroit's Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a right knee injury and sat out Wednesday's practice. Game coverage on 1450 WHTC begins at noon.
Blackhawks Clip Sabres
(Chicago, IL) -- Corey Crawford stopped 28-of-29 shots to lead the Blackhawks in a 2-1 win over the Sabres in Chicago. Patrick Kane's fourth goal of the year came on the power play late in the second and proved to be the game-winner for the 'Hawks. Ben Smith also scored as Chicago moved to 3-1-and-1.
Keselowski Grabs Checkers At Charlotte
(Concord, NC) -- Brad Keselowski drove to victory lane in Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion missed out on this year's Chase but still picked up his first win of the season and the tenth of his career. Kasey Kahne finished second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch. Kenseth maintains a four-point lead on Johnson in the Chase. Kevin Harvick is 29 points back of Kenseth as the series heads to Talladega next week.
Story by: Diane E Coston