Cubs one win away from the World Series, SIU preps for Indiana State tomorrow, Bears lose QB, game to the Packers: The Fan Headlines 10/21/16
The Chicago Cubs are headed back to Wrigley one win away from the World Series. Last night in Game 5 of the NLCS, the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 8-4. And for the second straight night, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell provided the offensive spark. Rizzo with an RBI double in the first, and then in the top of the 6th, Russell snapped a 1-1 tie with a home run. Javier Baez added a 3-run double as part of a 5-run Cub 8th. Jon Lester tossed 7 innings to pick up the win. The Cubs can book their Fall Classic date with the Indians tomorrow night at 7:08. Kyle Hendricks versus Clayton Kershaw.
It’s Saluki football homecoming tomorrow as the Dawgs try to snap a 3-game losing streak versus Indiana State. The Sycamores have also dropped 3 straight. Both clubs have struggled to close out ballgames, and head coach Nick Hill says his club will need to go the distance tomorrow.
Kickoff’s at 2, Mike Reis, Gene Green and Connor James have the pregame beginning at 1 tomorrow on 105.1 VZA.
Week 9 of high school football…we have West Frankfort versus Nashville tonight on 1300 The Fan. Both clubs are 5-3, the winner is playoff bound, the loser could still sneak into the bracket with some help. Rick Westermeier and Brady Haupt have the pregame beginning at 6:45 on 1300 The Fan and streaming live at 1300thefan.com.
Meanwhile, Marion, Carterville, Benton, Murphysboro, Chester and Sesser-Valier are among the 4-4 teams who need to win tonight to have a chance to make the playoffs.
Thursday Night NFL: The Bears lost their quarterback and lost their third in a row, 26-10 to the Packers in Green Bay. Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in the first quarter. Matt Barkley took over. With Jay Cutler still nursing a sprained thumb, the Bears will be in the market for a QB.
Saluki volleyball is on the road in Iowa this weekend. The second-place Dawgs are at 6th place Drake tonight and 3rd place Northern Iowa tomorrow.
Hockey: The Blues lose in Edmonton, 3-1.