KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/13/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
High School Sports:
St. Lawrence Seminary 2, Kiel 0
Monday Night Football:
New Orleans 30, LA Chargers 27 (OT)
–Will Lutz kicked a game-winning 25-yard field goal with just over 5 minutes left in overtime to complete the comeback win over the Chargers. The Saints trailed 20-3 at one point in the second quarter, before outsourcing the Chargers 27-7 in the second half and overtime to steal the win. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert shined again for LA, despite the loss – throwing for four touchdowns in the game.
American League Championship Series:
Tampa Bay 4, Houston 2
–Manny Margot’s three-run home run in the first inning jump started the Rays and helped them take a 2-0 series lead over the Astros in the ALCS. Houston lost the game despite having 10 hits on offense, and starting pitcher Lance McCullers striking out 11 batters in seven innings of work. Game Three is tonight.
National League Championship Series:
Atlanta 5, LA Dodgers 1
–The Braves got home runs from Freddie Freeman, Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies as they took game one against the Dodgers Monday night. Game Two is this evening.
>>Packers Starting To Get Some Injured Players Back During Bye Week
(Green Bay, WI) — Two injured Green Bay Packers are practicing again this week and one or both could be activated from injured reserve. There is a 21-day window for that activation involving promising linebacker Kamal Martin and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. New rules this season mean players are only forced to miss three games before they can return from I-R. Martin has been recovering from knee surgery and St. Brown had an injured knee, but didn’t need surgery. Since the Packers have two open spots, both could be active for Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers also announced the signing of rookie tight end Dominique Dafney who was in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.
>>Antetokounmpo Plays A Part In Luring Free Agents To Small Market Milwaukee
(Milwaukee, WI) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting some credit for helping the Milwaukee Bucks convince other NBA free agents to come sample light in a small market location. A report in “The Athletic” gives the Bucks superstar credit for playing a role in recruiting Wesley Matthews and Kyle Korver during the 2019 signing period. Both players were important pieces for the Milwaukee offense due to their ability to shoot three-pointers. In both cases, the players say the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player was a big factor in convincing them to sign with the Bucks.
>>Starving For Bats, Brewers Have To Decide What To Do At Catcher
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Brewers set records for offensive futility during the weird 2020 Major League Baseball season. Team leaders know they have to come up with more offense and they will count on a bounce-back season from Christian Yelich. When Yasmani Grandal left as a free agent, the Brewers thought they had replaced him by getting Omar Narvaez from Seattle. He had hit .276 in several seasons for the Mariners and was still young. Nobody anticipated him hitting just .176 with two homers and 10 runs batted in while striking out a disappointing 31 percent of his at-bats. General manager David Stearns says deciding whether the 28-year-old catcher can bounce back is a big decision for the team as it moves forward.
>>Badgers Football To Kick Off 2020 Season On A Friday
(Madison, WI) — When the Wisconsin Badgers host Illinois in the delayed 2020 Big Ten Conference football season opener, the game will be played under the lights. The eagerly-awaited contest at Camp Randall Stadium will be played on Friday, October 23rd, at 7:00 p-m. Most Big Ten football games have been played on Saturdays for years, but this isn’t most seasons. The Friday night opener will be played with no fans in the stands. Wisconsin Athletics is offering the opportunity for fans to create a “Bucky Board” cutout which would be placed in the stands during the game.
>>Speculation Growing That Basketball Badgers Will Host Multi-Team Event
(Madison, WI) — Speculation is growing that the Wisconsin Badgers might host a multi-team basketball event at the Kohl Center when the season finally gets underway. No official notice has been given about any plans. The Iowa Hawkeyes are hosting their own event involving Southern, South Dakota, and North Carolina Central. The Badgers could decide on an in-state gathering involving U-W-Milwaukee, Marquette, and U-W-Green Bay. More likely is a four-team weekender involving programs like Virginia, Richmond, Northern Iowa, or Oregon. All those teams are mentioned in a CBS Sports report that is total speculation. Although a lot of observers would like to see something like that in Madison, there has been no official word from the Badgers.