Weekday Morning Sports Report – Tuesday 9/24/19

NFL – National Football League – Week 3
Yesterday
Chicago Bears 31, Washington Redskins 15

Bears 31, Redskins 15 – Trubisky, Bears get offense on track, beat Redskins 31-15
Mitchell Trubisky threw his first three touchdown passes of the season, all to Taylor Gabriel in the second quarter, to finally get the Chicago Bears’ offense going and build a big lead that held up to beat the Washington Redskins 31-15 on Monday night.  Trubisky lit up a porous Redskins defense on 25 of 31 passing for 231 yards in the offensive explosion he predicted would come this week. Chicago (2-1) had just a 1-yard touchdown run to show for its first two games before Trubisky and the passing attack broke out against Washington (0-3). Trubisky had 173 yards in the first half alone before throwing an interception at the goal line in the third quarter.  With scores of 1, 3 and 36 yards , Gabriel joined Mike Ditka in 1963 as the only Bears receivers with three TD catches in the first half of a game. Gabriel made six catches for 75 yards before leaving in the second half with a concussion.  The Bears took advantage of five turnovers by Redskins quarterback Case Keenum: two interceptions by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, including a pick six, another by Kyle Fuller and fumbles forced by Khalil Mack and Danny Trevathan. With the offense up to the defense’s speed in the first half, Chicago put up 28 points in two quarters after scoring a total of 19 the past two weeks, 12 of which came on field goals from Eddy Piñeiro.

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Tigers, Cubs and White Sox were off

Tonight
Minnesota (Odorizzi 14-7) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-15), 6:40 p.m.           WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:15
Chicago Cubs (Lester 13-10) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-5), 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland (Civale 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Detwiler 2-5), 8:10 p.m.

NCAAMBB – AP Source: Kansas receives notice of allegations from NCAA
A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men’s basketball program.   The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. Yahoo also reported that Kansas was given notice of a secondary violation in football tied to then-coach David Beaty. That violation involved the use of an extra coach during practice. Kansas spokesman Dan Beckler did not respond to multiple messages from the AP seeking comment. The AP requested copies of all notices from the NCAA under the Kansas Open Records Act. The NCAA’s Stacey Osburn also declined to comment on “current, pending or ongoing investigations.”

NHL – National Hockey League Preseason
Last Night
New York Islanders 3, Detroit Red Wings 2 – OT

Islanders 3, Red Wings 2 – OT – Lee lifts Islanders past Red Wings in OT
Anders Lee scored his first goal of the preseason at 4:31 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Uniondale, New York, on Monday night. Lee also had an assist and Jordan Eberle had two goals. Mathew Barzal and Nick Leddy each had two assists, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots. Michael Rasmussen and Evgeny Svechnikov scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard had 40 saves. Earlier in the day, Islanders held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new arena at Belmont Park, which is expected to open for the 2021-22 season. During the ceremony, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced seven games were being moved from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to the Nassau Coliseum, bringing the split to 28 games at the Coliseum and 13 in Brooklyn.

Golf – PGA – PGA Tour cancels China Series event in Hong Kong for safety
The PGA Tour Series-China is canceling its tournament in Hong Kong next month because of civil unrest and safety concerns. The season was supposed to end Oct. 17-20 at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong. Instead, the 13th and final tournament will be held Oct. 10-13 at the Macau Championship. Hong Kong is in the fourth month of protests that occur every weekend, and some have been violent. The protests started out as opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy. Last weekend, protesters threw gasoline bombs and police responded with tear gas.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Soccer
Michigan Lutheran 4, Lawrence 1
South Haven 1, Three Rivers 0
Paw Paw 2, Vicksburg 2 – TIE
Dowagiac 5, Sturgis 0
Allegan 3, Otsego 0
Plainwell 4, Edwardsburg 0
Berrien Springs 5, Bridgman 1
Covert 8, Brandywine 0
New Buffalo 2, Howardsville Christian 1
Bangor 4, Cassopolis 1
Hartford 4, Bloomingdale 1
Coloma 6, Constantine 1
Fennville 5, Kalamazoo Christian 1
Kalamazoo Hackett 9, Saugatuck 1

Girls Volleyball
New Buffalo 3, Hartford 0
Berrien Springs 3, Lawrence 0

Boys Tennis
Paw Paw 6, South Haven 2
Sturgis 8, Three Rivers 0
Allegan 7, Plainwell 1

Tonight
Boys Soccer
St. Joseph at Kalamazoo Central, 5:00 p.m.
Mattawan at Lakeshore, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Niles, 5:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Portage Central, 6:30 p.m.
Portage Northern at Gull Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Buchanan at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball
Cassopolis at Centreville, 7:00 p.m.
Decatur at Eau Claire, 7:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
Marcellus at Mendon, 7:00 p.m.
Bangor at White Pigeon, 7:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Coloma, 6:30 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Delton-Kellogg, 6:30 p.m.
Martin at Fennville, 6:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kalamazoo Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Lawton at Kalamazoo Hackett, 6:30 p.m.
Constantine at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.

Boys Tennis
St. Joseph at Portage Northern, 4:00 p.m.
Lakeshore at Portage Central, 4:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Football Rankings
Division 1      
1. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (4) (4-0) 49
2. Belleville (1)                                     (4-0) 43
(tie) Rockford                                       (4-0) 43
4. Dearborn Fordson                             (4-0) 30
5. Grandville                                        (4-0) 25
5. Lake Orion                                        (4-0) 25
7. Davison                                            (4-0) 24
8. West Bloomfield                                (3-1) 21
9. Brownstown Woodhaven                    (4-0) 6
10. Saline                                             (3-1) 4
Others receiving votes: Rochester Adams 2. Plymouth 2. Macomb Dakota 1.

Division 2
1. Midland (4)                                       (4-0) 46
2. Oak Park                                           (3-1) 39
3. Muskegon Mona Shores                      (3-1) 36
4. Livonia Franklin (1)                           (4-0) 29
5. Walled Lake Western                         (3-1) 28
6. South Lyon                                        (4-0) 27
7. Birmingham Groves                            (3-1) 22
8. Detroit King                                      (2-2) 18
9. Grosse Pointe South                          (3-1) 14
10. Traverse City Central                      (3-1) 8
Others receiving votes: Farmington 4. Battle Creek Lakeview 2. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 1. Port Huron Northern 1.

Division 3
1. Muskegon (5)                                     (4-0) 50
2. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s                     (4-0) 43
3. Edwardsburg                                  (4-0) 38
4. Zeeland West                                     (4-0) 35
5. Birmingham Brother Rice                    (4-0) 28
6. Mount Pleasant                                 (4-0) 25
7. Chelsea                                            (4-0) 15
8. St. Joseph                                        (4-0) 11
9. Mason                                               (4-0) 9
10. Byron Center                                   (4-0) 8
Others receiving votes: DeWitt 6. East Lansing 4. River Rouge 3.

Division 4
1. Paw Paw (5)                                    (4-0) 59
2. Detroit Country Day  (1)                   (4-0) 55
3. Muskegon Orchard View                     (4-0) 45
4. Grand Rapids Catholic Central           (3-1) 42
5. Milan                                                (4-0) 39
6. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep                    (4-0) 28
7. Fowlerville                                       (4-0) 17
8. Escanaba                                           (3-1) 12
9. Flint Powers                                     (3-1) 10
10. St. Clair                                         (4-0) 9
Others receiving votes: Ludington 7. Ortonville Brandon 7.

Division 5
1. Montague (4)                                     (4-0) 49
2. Muskegon Oakridge (1)                      (4-0) 44
3. Portland                                           (4-0) 38
4. Lansing Catholic                               (4-0) 31
5. Frankenmuth                                     (4-0) 29
6. Kingsley                                            (4-0) 27
7. Marine City                                       (4-0) 18
8. Olivet                                               (4-0) 14
9. Saginaw Swan Valley                         (3-1) 12
10. Hopkins                                           (4-0) 7
Others receiving votes: Hillsdale 6.

Division 6
1. Ithaca (4)                                         (4-0) 40
2. Maple City Glen Lake                          (4-0) 36
3. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central      (3-1) 29
4. Flint Hamady                                      (4-0) 25
(tie) Grass Lake                                     (4-0) 25
6. Brandywine                                     (4-0) 20
7. Montrose                                          (3-1) 13
8. Menominee                                        (3-1) 11
9. Warren Michigan Collegiate               (3-1) 10
10. Ravenna                                          (3-1) 5
Others receiving votes: Blissfield 3. Calumet 3.

Division 7
1. New Lothrop (2)                                (4-0) 38
2. Pewamo-Westphalia (1)                      (4-0) 36
3. Jackson Lumen Christi (1)                 (4-0) 34
4. Clinton                                             (4-0) 26
5. Schoolcraft                                     (4-0) 25
6. Cassopolis                                      (4-0) 17
7. Iron Mountain                                   (4-0) 9
(tie) Sand Creek                                    (3-1) 9
9. Riverview Gabriel Richard                  (4-0) 8
10. Beal City                                         (4-0) 6
(tie) Cass City                                       (3-1) 6
Others receiving votes: Beaverton 2. Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 2. L’Anse 1. Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker 1.

Division 8
1. Reading (3)                                       (3-1) 38
2. Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary   (4-0) 36
3. Harbor Beach (1)                              (4-0) 34
4. Ubly                                                  (4-0) 23
5. White Pigeon                                  (4-0) 22
6. Johannesburg-Lewiston                     (4-0) 14
7. Saginaw Nouvel                                 (3-1) 13
8. Ishpeming                                          (3-1) 12
9. Fowler                                              (4-0) 8
(tie) Clarkston Everest Catholic             (3-0) 8
Others receiving votes: Mount Clemens 6. Breckenridge 3. Mendon 2. Adrian Lenawee Christian 1.

8 Player
1. Morrice (4)                                       (4-0) 66
2. Powers North Central (3)                  (4-0) 63
3. Climax-Scotts                                 (4-0) 49
4. Pickford                                            (3-1) 48
5. Colon                                              (4-0) 15
Others receiving votes: Suttons Bay 13. Onekama 12. Deckerville 8. Crystal Falls Forest Park 6.