Cardinals score on two pick-6’s in win over Saints – Friday Morning Sports Update


NFL – National Football League – Week 7
Last Night
Arizona Cardinals 42, New Orleans Saints 34

Cardinals 42, Saints 34 – Cardinals use two pick-6s in first half to down Saints 42-34
Marco Wilson and Isaiah Simmons scored touchdowns on two pick-6s late in the first half and used that stunning change in momentum to lift the Arizona Cardinals over the New Orleans Saints 42-34. The Cardinals snapped an eight-game home losing streak that was the franchise’s longest since 1958. The game was tied at 14 when Saints quarterback Andy Dalton threw the game-changing interceptions on consecutive drives that were barely a minute apart just before halftime.

Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m.  Rock 107 WIRX 12:00
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Bears at New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m.

NFL – Cowboys QB Prescott says injury absence ending against Lions
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he will start Sunday at home against the Detroit Lions. Prescott’s return would end a five-game absence after he fractured his right thumb in a season-opening loss to Tampa Bay. Dallas went 4-1 with backup Cooper Rush, starting with a four-game winning streak. Prescott says he had a full workload as the first-team QB in practice. Dallas players are crediting Rush for keeping the club in contention. They also see Prescott as the “life source” of the team’s offense.

NFL – 49ers acquire RB Christian McCaffrey from Panthers
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired star running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers for a haul of draft picks. The Panthers announced the deal that sends McCaffrey back to the Bay Area where he starred in college at Stanford in Thursday night. They said it will be finalized when McCaffrey passes a physical. A person familiar with the deal said on condition of anonymity that the Panthers will receive picks in the second, third and fourth rounds of the 2023 draft, as well as a fifth-rounder in 2024.

MLB – Major League Baseball Playoffs – League Championship Series (best of 7)
Houston Astros 3, New York Yankees 2                                            (HOU leads 2-0)

Astros 3, Yankees 2 – Bregman HR as Valdez, Astros edge Yankees 3-2, lead ALCS 2-0
Alex Bregman hit an early three-run homer, Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and the Houston Astros edged the New York Yankees 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge just missed a two-run homer in the eighth when his drive was caught just in front of the short wall by right fielder Kyle Tucker. The ball would’ve landed in the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium, Statcast showed — with the roof open at Minute Maid Park, the wind might’ve knocked down Judge’s bid. The Astros improved to 5-0 this postseason. A night after Justin Verlander fanned 11 to begin the best-of-seven series, Bregman’s third-inning homer was all the offense Houston needed. The Astros improved to 5-0 this postseason.

San Diego (Musgrove 10-7) at Philadelphia (Suarez 10-7), 7:37 p.m.      (Series tied 1-1)

NBA – National Basketball Association
Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards, 7:00 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.

NBA – AP source: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on leave due to investigation
A person familiar with the situation said Detroit Pistons assistant general manager Rob Murphy was put on leave due to an investigation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. ESPN reported that Murphy is facing an allegation of workplace misconduct involving a former female employee. Murphy was promoted to assistant general manager in June after serving as president and general manager of the G League’s Motor City Cruise. The former Syracuse and Kent State assistant was Eastern Michigan’s basketball coach from 2011 to 2021.

NHL – National Hockey League
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 8
Bowling Green at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 2:00 p.m.
UNLV at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m.
Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio), 3:30 p.m.
Michigan, Michigan State are off this weekend

NCAAFB – CFP expansion ‘not finished,’ still working toward 12 in ’24
The third in-person meeting of conference commissioners who manage the College Football Playoff since August ended without a resolution on expansion, but not without optimism. The CFP management committee, comprised of 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director, met for six hours. They worked on a plan to triple the number of playoff teams from four to 12 for the 2024 season. Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock says the work is ‘not finished’ and that time is running short.

NCAAFB – Concussion lawsuit against NCAA could be first to reach jury
A Los Angeles jury could be the first in the U.S. to decide whether the NCAA failed to protect college football players from repeated blows to the head that cause serious brain injuries. A jury was seated Thursday in a Los Angeles courtroom in the case of a former University of Southern California linebacker who had significant brain damage when he died at age 49. The widow of Matt Gee, who was on the 1990 Rose Bowl winning squad, is suing the NCAA for wrongful death. The NCAA says it had nothing to do with Gee’s death and his mental decline was from years of hard drinking. Hundreds of similar cases are pending against the NCAA.

NCAAVB – Wisconsin female athletes notify police over private photos
University of Wisconsin police are investigating how private photos and video of members of the school’s national champion women’s volleyball team got circulated publicly without their consent. Wisconsin’s athletic department says players contacted campus police after they became aware the photos had been made public. The volleyball players aren’t being investigated for wrongdoing. University of Wisconsin police spokesman Marc Lovicott confirmed the investigation, but details are not being disclosed.

Olympics – Olympic officials talk with 10 bidders for 2036 Summer Games
The International Olympic Committee says it’s in talks with 10 potential candidates to host a future Summer Games. Interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics has been expressed by officials in countries including Egypt, England, India, Indonesia and Qatar. IOC director general Christophe de Kepper did not identify any of the 10 projects addressing the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Seoul, South Korea. The 2036 Olympics is the next Summer Games available to be awarded in a mostly secretive process led by the IOC. It seeks to avoid both expensive public campaigning and a vote contested by multiple candidates.

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Women’s Volleyball
Lake Michigan College 3, Kellogg Community College 1
Southwestern Michigan College 3, Glen Oaks Community College 1

Men’s Soccer
Lake Michigan College at Schoolcraft College, 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
Lake Michigan College at Schoolcraft College, 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
Lake Michigan College at Grace Christian University Tri-Meet (Grand Rapids)

  • Lake Michigan College vs. Grace Christian, 4:00 p.m.
  • Lake Michigan College vs. Welch Collee, 6:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Football – Week 9
SW Michigan 8-Man
Bridgman (9-0) 35, Martin (7-2) 34

Parchment 3, Benton Harbor 0
Berrien Springs 3, South Haven 2
Edwardsburg 3, Sturgis 1
Plainwell 3, Paw Paw 0

Boys Soccer – Districts (Semifinals)
Division 3 (Paw Paw)
Paw Paw 6, Three Rivers 1
Watervliet 4, Buchanan 3 – Shootout
-Championship game Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Paw Paw

Boys Soccer – Districts (Championship)
Division 1 (Kalamazoo Loy Norrix)
Portage Central 2, Battle Creek Lakeview 0

Division 3 (South Haven)
Holland Christian 4, Fennville 0

Division 4 (Our Lady of the Lake)
Howardsville Christian 2, Bridgman 1

Division 4 (Hartford)
Hartford 3, Holland Black River 1

Football – Week 9 – All games start at 7:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise
St. Joseph (7-1) at Battle Creek Central (7-1)                News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:35
*Winner claims SMAC Championship

Portage Central (3-5) at Lakeshore (3-5)                      97.5 Y-Country 6:45
Portage Northern (5-3) at Mattawan (3-5)
Battle Creek Lakeview (1-6) at Kalamazoo Central (0-8)

Benton Harbor (4-4) at Constantine (7-1)
Dowagiac (2-6) at Niles (4-4) game at St. Joseph
Portland (7-1) at Berrien Springs (6-1)
Centreville (6-2) at Buchanan (7-1)
Brandywine (4-4) at Parchment (4-4)
Three Rivers (5-3) at North Branch (7-1)
Detroit-Loyola (1-7) at Lawton (6-2)
Saranac (2-6) at Decatur (5-3)
Cassopolis (0-8) at Sand Creek (1-7)
White Cloud (6-2) at White Pigeon (5-3)
Lansing Eastern (0-8) at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (1-7), 6:00 p.m.
Gull Lake (3-5) at Olivet (6-2)

Sturgis (5-3) at Edwardsburg (7-1)
Paw Paw (4-4) at Plainwell (3-5)
Otsego (0-8) at Vicksburg (4-4)

Kalamazoo United (4-4) at South Haven (2-6)
Allegan (3-5) at Watervliet (5-3)
Delton-Kellogg (4-4) at Galesburg-Augusta (2-5)
Schoolcraft (6-3) 2, Saugatuck (2-6) 0 (Forfiet)

SW Michigan 8-Man
Twin Cities (1-7) at Bloomingdale (0-8)
Eau Claire (5-3) at Marcellus (5-3)
Lawrence (3-5) at Mendon (6-2) – Cancelled
Bangor (3-5) at Red Arrow (5-3) at New Buffalo
Gobles (6-2) at Wyoming Tri-Unity (4-4)
Wyoming-Lee (0-8) at Fennville (3-5)

Boys Soccer – Districts (Championship)
Division 2 (St. Joseph)
St. Joseph vs. Edwardsburg, 11:00 a.m.

Division 3 (Paw Paw)
Watervliet vs. Paw Paw, 10:00 a.m.

BCS Conference Tournament at River Valley, 9:00 a.m.
Michigan Lutheran, Our Lady of the Lake, Eau Claire, Howardsville Christian, New Buffalo, Watervliet Grace Christian, River Valley,

Lakeland Conference Tournament at Berrien Springs, 10:00 a.m.
Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Brandywine, Buchanan, Dowagiac

Cross Country
SMAC Championship at St. Joseph, 11:00 a.m. (Riverview Park)
St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Mattawan, Portage Central, Portage Northern, Kalamazoo Central, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, Gull Lake, Battle Creek Lakeview, Battle Creek Central.

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