Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 11/6/17

 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, November 06, 2017


NFL – National Football League – Week 9

Last Night

Indianapolis Colts 20, Houston Texans 14

Other NFL Scores
Jacksonville 23, Cincinnati 7

L.A. Rams 51, N.Y. Giants 17

New Orleans 30, Tampa Bay 10

Carolina 20, Atlanta 17

Tennessee 23, Baltimore 20

Philadelphia 51, Denver 23

Dallas 28, Kansas City 17

Arizona 20, San Francisco 10

Washington 17, Seattle 14

Oakland 27, Miami 24



Colts 20, Texans 14 – Hilton’s 2 scores lead Colts over Texans 20-14

T.Y. Hilton had 175 yards receiving with two touchdowns to help the Indianapolis Colts halt a three-game skid with a 20-14 win on Sunday over a Houston Texans team that struggled without Deshaun Watson. Jacoby Brissett threw for 308 yards filling in for Andrew Luck, who was placed on injured reserve on Thursday and will miss the season after having shoulder surgery in January.  Watson’s stellar season also ended that day when the rookie tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees in practice. Tom Savage, who was benched in the opener for Watson, couldn’t move the offense for most of the game, but threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to get Houston within 20-14.



Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m.                    WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:30


NHL – National Hockey League

Last Night

Detroit Red Wings 4, Edmonton Oilers 0

Montreal Canadiens 2, Chicago Blackhawks 0


Red Wings 4, Oilers 0 – Petr Mrazek makes 36 saves, Red Wings beat Oilers 4-0

Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek, playing for the first time since Oct. 20, made 36 saves as the Red Wings opened a three-game trip through western Canada with a dominant 4-0 win over struggling Edmonton.  The Oilers, who have scored just 30 goals this season, have been held to two goals or fewer in nine of their 13 games. Frans Nielsen celebrated his 700th NHL game with an audacious tip-in goal on a point shot from Nick Jensen to open the scoring 3:23 into the first period. Gustav Nyquist, Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha added the other Detroit goals.


Canadiens 2, Blackhawks 0 – Lindgren leads Canadiens to 2-0 victory over Blackhawks

Montreal goaltender Charlie Lindgren stymied Chicago with 38 saves. Jonathan Drouin and Joe Morrow scored for the Canadiens in a 2-0 win over the Blackhawks.  Montreal won its second game in as many nights and improved to 4-1-0 in its past five contests. Lindgren improved to 4-0-0 in his career. Chicago was shut out for the first time this season and saw its two-game winning streak come to an end.



Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks, 10:00 p.m.


NHL – Duchene, Turris moved as Avs, Preds and Sens make swap

Matt Duchene  is an Ottawa Senator and Kyle Turris is a Nashville Predator following a pair of NHL trades on Sunday. The Avalanche sent Duchene to the Canadian capital and received three players and three draft picks. The Senators sent prospect Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond and a 2018 first- and 2019 third-round pick to Colorado. Nashville acquired Turris from the Senators and sent top prospects Samuel Girardi and Vladislav Kamenev to the Avs, along with a 2018 second-round pick. Duchene has four goals and six assists in 13 games this season and 178 goals and 250 assists in 585 NHL games, all with Colorado. Turris has scored 117 goals and 274 points in 407 career games, including three goals and six assists this season.


NASCAR – Harvick, Truex advance to final

Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have wrapped up championship spots in NASCAR’s finale with their 1-2 finish at Texas Motor Speedway.  Harvick went around the outside of Truex for the lead with 10 laps remaining to win Sunday’s Cup series race. Truex had led 107 laps and was still up front until his bobble on the backstretch allowed Harvick to take the lead.  Harvick and Kyle Busch clinched championship shots with their wins during the third round of the playoffs. That leaves only one spot up for grabs next week at Phoenix.

NBA – National Basketball Association

Last Night

New York Knicks 108, Indiana Pacers 101


Knicks 108, Pacers 101 – Porzingis pours in 40, Knicks come from 19 down, beat Pacers

Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 40 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and New York stormed back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Indiana 108-101.  Tim Hardaway Jr. (16 points) and rookie first-round pick Frank Ntilikina (10) were the only other Knicks in double figures. Porzingis added eight rebounds and six blocks while making 15 of 24 shots from the field.  Indiana finished with five players in double figures, including Thaddeus Young with 18 points and Myles Turner with 15 points in his return to the starting lineup.


AP Top 25
1 Alabama (56) 9-0
2 Georgia (5) 9-0
3 Notre Dame 8-1
4 Clemson 8-1
5 Oklahoma 8-1
6 Wisconsin 9-0
7 Miami 8-0
8 TCU 8-1
9 Washington 8-1
10 Auburn 7-2
11 Ohio State 7-2
12 Oklahoma State 7-2
13 Michigan State 7-2
14 UCF 8-0
15 USC 8-2
16 Penn State 7-2
17 Virginia Tech 7-2
18 Mississippi State 7-2
19 Washington State 8-2
20 Memphis 8-1
21 Michigan 7-2
22 South Florida 8-1
23 West Virginia 6-3
24 Iowa State 6-3
25 Iowa 6-3

NCAA Football – Teams climb poll following losses by OSU, PSU

The latest AP college football poll looks much different from last week’s, although Alabama and Georgia continue to hold the top two spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide claimed 56 of 61 first-place votes, while the Bulldogs took the remaining five. After that, it’s Notre at No. 3, followed by Clemson and Oklahoma. Wisconsin, Miami, TCU, Washington and Auburn round out the top 10. Ohio State slid eight spots to 11th with Saturday’s 55-24 loss at Iowa. Penn State fell nine places to 16th after falling to Michigan State.


MLB – Cueto stays with Giants

The San Francisco Giants will continue to have Johnny Cueto in their starting rotation. The right-hander has picked up the player option on his contract that runs through 2021. Cueto decided to stay put after going 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts while battling injuries this year.


Golf – PGA – Cantlay gets maiden victory

Patrick Cantlay picked up his first PGA victory by staking the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in a playoff. The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th green to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole. Cantlay bogeyed the final two holes of regulation for a 5-under 67 to get in at 9-under 275 at windy TPC Summerlin.


Kamworor holds off fellow Kenyan Kipsang to win NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory.  Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds.  Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany and became the first American woman to win the New York marathon since 1977.


AHL – American Hockey League


Grand Rapids Griffins 2, Milwaukee Admirals 1


ECHL – East Coast Hockey League


Kalamazoo Wings 6, Fort Wayne Komets 3

Toledo Walleye 3, Indy Fuel 2


NBAGL – NBA “G” League


Grand Rapids Drive 112, Raptors 905 (Mississauga, ON) 106