UNDATED (WHTC) --
Tigers Fall Short
(Boston, MA) -- Game 6 of the ALCS ended the Tigers efforts to get to the World Series this year. A grand slam Shane Victorino in the seventh-inning gave Boston the lead, 5-2 and that was the final score. Max Scherzer struck out eight over six-and-a-third innings of three-run ball for Detroit and took the loss. Victor Martinez singled in two to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. The Tigers fell short of winning the World Series for a third straight season despite winning the AL Central. Boston, with the home team advantage welcomes St Louis, who beat the Dodgers 4 games to 2, to town for the World Series, which begins Wednesday.
Flying Dutchmen Top Alma
(Alma, MI) -- The Hope football team did not have the ball much against Alma, but made the most of every minute. The visiting Flying Dutchmen used touchdowns in all three phases to beat the winless Scots 43-23 on Saturday. Hope won on the road despite only 18 minutes, 13 seconds of possession and 206 yards of total offense. A 92-yard fumble return by sophomore Augie Mata of Holland (West Ottawa HS) capped the scoring for Hope, which improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play. The Flying Dutchmen return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26, hosting Kalamazoo during Hometown Week. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium.
GVSU Lakers Leading When Game Stopped Due to Weather
(Allendale, MI) – The Lakers were leading Northern Michigan, 48-17, when the game was stopped with 12 minutes and 55 seconds on the clock because of recurring lightning strikes in the area. Conference commissioner Dell Robinson and an executive committee of administrators not involved with either school will decide whether to declare the outcome official or to cancel it. Next week’s game is in in Midland against Northwood.
Spartans Stifle Purdue
(East Lansing, MI) -- The Michigan State Spartans' defense stifled the Purdue Boilermakers on their way to a 14-0 victory in a Big Ten Conference matchup at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook did not have a great game but did what was needed to win, completing 13-of-25 passes for 107 yards while going without an interception. Jeremy Langford led all rushers with a career-high 131 yards on 24 carries. Tony Lippett tallied five catches for 49 yards and also threw a touchdown pass. Next week’s game is at Illinois.
Wolverines Stomp Hoosiers
(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Behind three passing touchdowns, two running scores and a school-record 503 yards on 21-of-29 passing, Devin Gardner led the Michigan Wolverines to a 63-47 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in a Big Ten Conference shootout at Michigan Stadium. Next week is an off week for the Wolverines. On November 2nd they meet their state rival, Michigan State, in East Lansing.
Western Michigan Drops to Ball State
(Kalamazoo, MI) – The Broncos winless season continued on Saturday, with a loss at home to Ball State, 38-17. Western Michigan University scored the first points of the game Saturday against Ball State University but it was pretty much downhill after that. The Broncos travel to Foxboro next week to take on Massachusetts.
Northern Illinois over Central Michigan
(Mount Pleasant, MI) -- Cooper Rush finished with 271 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Chippewas in the 38-17 loss. Saylor Lavallii gained 53 yards on 16 carries for Central Michigan. Next week is an off week and then they’ll play Wednesday night, November 3rd at Ball State.
Red Wings Fall to Coyotes
(Glendale, AZ) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi each scored for the Red Wings in the loss, slipping to 6-and-3 on the season. Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots in defeat. The Wings will next play on Monday at Joe Louis Arena against the San Jose Sharks.
Blackhawks Blast Maple Leafs
(Chicago, IL) -- Bryan Bickell, Mike Kostka and Brandon Pirri each found the back of the net in the second period to give the Blackhawks a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs at the United Center. Nick Leddy had two assists for Chicago, which improved to 5-1-and-2. Corey Crawford made 19 saves in net for the victors. Tuesday, they’ll be at the United Center again to take on the Florida Panthers.
Griffins Fall to Ice Hog
(Rockford, IL) -- Despite a Grand Rapids Griffins two-goal lead heading into the final minutes of the game and a 38-save performance by Petr Mrazek, the Rockford IceHogs struck with a late rally and strong shootout performance to win, 5-4, on Saturday. The Griffins will take the ice again at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Van Andel Arena against the Charlotte Checkers
Lions Host Bengals Today
(Detroit, MI) -- The Lions host the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field today. Both franchises have a 4-2 record on the season. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is probable for today. Game coverage begins at noon on 1450 WHTC. Sunday night football can also be heard here with Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis for the first time since his release in 2012. Game coverage begins at 7:30 P.M. on 1450 WHTC.