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Lions in Washington, Bears in Pittsburgh Tonight, Tigers Rally Past White Sox, Cubs Top Braves

UNDATED (WHTC) -- Detroit Lions running  back Reggie  Bush returned  to the  practice field  on Friday,  though his  status remains  up  in the  air for  today’s  game against the Washington Redskins. Bush exited last week's 25-21 loss at Arizona in the second quarter after taking a shot to his left knee.  Coverage of the game gets started at noon, right here on 1450 WHTC.

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 The Bears are in Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers on tonight.  Bears return man Devin Hester was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for Week Two earlier this week.  Hester had a franchise-record 249 kickoff-return yards in the Bears' 31-30 win over Minnesota.  The 2-0 Bears are in Pittsburg to take on the Steelers tonight.  Game coverage on 1450 begins at 7:30 P.M.

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The Tigers rallied in the bottom of the ninth for a six run explosion to tie the score with the White Sox and force the game into extra innings.  The Tigers won 7-6 in the 12th inning as Omar Infante knocked in the game winning run.  Al Alburquerque (4-3) tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win and help shrink Detroit's magic number to clinch the American League Central to two.  The Tigers take on the White Sox in their final regular schedule home game of the year at Comerica Park this afternoon.

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 Anthony Rizzo sparked a three-run eighth inning to help the Chicago Cubs come from behind and defeat the Atlanta Braves, 3-1, in the second game of a three-game set.  Carlos Villanueva (7-8) recorded three outs in the eighth to earn the victory.  Starter Travis Wood allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts across seven-plus innings.  The Cubs take on the Braves this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

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Michael Atwell tossed for three third-quarter touchdowns as Hope rallied to defeat visiting Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday, 37-7. Now 3-0 on the season, the Flying Dutchmen travel to Illinois Wesleyan next Saturday afternoon. Coverage on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live is at 1:40 PM.

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 The 10th-ranked Grand Valley State football team used five first-half touchdowns to beat Tiffin in its GLIAC-opener on Saturday night at Lubbers Stadium on Military Appreciation Night, 42-17.  The Lakers are now 3-0 on the year and 1-0 in GLIAC play.  The Lakers head to Columbus, Ohio next week to take on Ohio Dominican on Saturday at noon.

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Michigan State was beaten by 22nd ranked Notre Dame in South Bend Saturday night, 17-13.  Connor Cook was 16-of-32 for 135 yards and one score for the Spartans (3-1), who had outscored their opponents by a 102-36 count to start the season.  Next Saturday, the Spartans travel to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes at noon.

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For the second straight week, No. 15 Michigan flirted with disaster against an inferior opponent but ultimately prevailed with a 24-21 victory over Connecticut.  The Wolverines will be home in Ann Arbor next Saturday afternoon to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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The Western Michigan Broncos were busted but the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon, 59-3.  Next Saturday night, the Broncos have a home game in Kalamazoo against the Kent State Golden Flashes.

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The Central Michigan Chippewas were dropped by the Toledo Rockets, 38-17.  The Chippewas travel south next week to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday afternoon.

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            The Eastern Michigan Eagles were topped by the Ball State Cardinals, 51-20.   The Eagles have next weekend off and resume play on October 5th against the Buffalo Bills in New York.

 

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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