World Series…Indians-L-Cubs (8-7)….Ben Zobrist RBI-single in 10th inning broke a tie…Cubs bullpen survived a Cleveland rally in bottom of 10th inning…..Cubs had a (5-1) lead in game…Manager Joe Maddon pulled starter Kyle Hendricks in 5th inning…Jon Lester promptly let Indians back into game with 2-run wild pitch….Maddon then asked tiring reliever Aroldis Chapman to throw 3-innings-he gave up 2R-tying homer to Raji Davis-to force extra innings…..Indians heartbroken-led series (3-1)…let Cubs win 3-in a row….1st Cubs win in Fall Classic since 1908….Indians have not won since 1948…..Combined (176Y) History-Heartbreaks
Justice Department…Files lawsuit against ATT-Direct TV-putting together a Cartel to block Time Warner Cable from distributing Dodgers games on the Sportsnet-LA Channel across Southern California….Over 1.2M home in LA market blocked from seeing games last 2-years…Indictment says companies shared inside information about rate charges and agreed they would not accept a $5-per subscriber demand from TWC for games.
MLB…Discussing changes in Revenue Sharing formula…Upset that Oakland A’s been receiving 36M a year as a small market team but not putting the money back into players salaries
Phillies..Hire Matt Stairs as hitting coach
Giants..Sign ex-Padres pitcher Josh Johnson..went (36-13) with Miami and Toronto before elbow problems led to 3-surgeries.
Tampa Bay-Reds…Rays acquire P-John Lamb from Cincinnati.
Chargers…7-starters miss Wednesday practice…2-inside LBs are out…2-WR’s ailing…TE-ailing…LBs-Jatavis Brown-Denzel Perryman out of game..Bolts move LB-Kyle Emanuel inside LB slot for Tennessee Titans game…to start with rookie Joshua Perry….WR-Travis Benjamin has sprained knee (35R-509Y)…TE-Hunter Henry has strained knee….WR-Tyrell Williams has bruised knee.
Vikings..Offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigns mid season..disputes over protection packages…use of run game and quarterback hits…Minnesota has scored 2-TDs in last 8-quarters..Sam Brandford sacked 11-times in back to back losses.
Saints..Head coach Sean Payton says NFL instant replay and officiating is madness…says NFL needs to hire officials as fulltime employees..League needs to rethink replay system.
Chiefs..Nick Foles to start at QB-this weekend-Alex Smith injured twice last weekend.
NFL Network..Suspends analyst Brian Baldinger for 6-months for saying Eagles needed to put ‘bounty’ out on Cowboys RB-Ezekiel Elliott.
Carolina..NFL says research shows Cam Newton has gotten 9-personal foul penalties called as result of late hits…says refs are not looking other way on late hits on Panthers QB…Says Newton is amongst top 10-QBs on getting flags for hits.
NFL…Reports kickoff returns on almost even with last year numbers, despite change in kickoff rules..2015…59% kickoffs were touchbacks..37% returned..2016…60%-touchbacks..36%-returned
Thursday Night Football…Atlanta Falcons-vs-Tampa Bay Bucs
Chiefs..RB-Jamal Charles to have exploratory surgery today to determine what is causing swelling and pain in surgiclally repaired knee.
Colts..WR-TY Hilton misses practice-hamstring injury
Atlanta..DE-Dwight Freeney..TE-Jacob Tamme…RB-Tevin Coleman-out this week with injuries
Packers..Lose C-JC Tretter-knee strain
Aztecs…Sneak preview of team tonite-exhibition game vs UCSD…Debut of transfers Tiki Gill-Caesar-Missouri and Valentine Izundue-Washington State
Lakers-W-Atlanta (123-116)…DeAngelo Russell (23P)…G-Lou Williams-Jordan Clarkson combined (34) off bench…Lakers shot 53% from floor….
Clippers-L-Oklahoma City (85-83)…Russell Westbrook scores 35-points..no other Thunder in double figures amongst starters…Blake Griffin-Chris Paul combined (11-32) shooting from floor.
Golden State-Oklahoma City..Thursday game..Warriors (3-1)..Thunder (3-0)
Lakers..C-Tim Mozgov may have fractured orbital bone around eye-hit with elbow.
76ers-Oklahoma City..Trade..76ers deal F-Jerami Grant to Thunder for F-Erasan Ilyasova and 1st round pick…Grant-defensive specialist..Ilyasova will add veteran stability to young front line.
Ducks-L-Penguins (5-1)…Penguins pound 34-shots on goalie John Gibson in home-ice loss….