KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/19/2020


National League Championship Series: 

LA Dodgers 4, Atlanta 3

–Cody Bellinger’s solo home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and helped the Dodgers win Game Seven of the NLCS and advance to the World Series. Atlanta loses the series after holding a 3-1 series lead after game four. The Dodgers will play the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series – Game One is Tuesday night. 

Sports Headlines:

>>Brewers Must Decide What To Do With 11 Arbitration-Eligible Players

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Small market Major League Baseball teams like the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t dreaming about paying free agents like pitcher Trevor Bauer millions of dollars right now. This is the part of the off-season where the Brewers have to decide what to do with 11 players who are eligible for arbitration.  Those players would have made about 21 million for a full season and could cost 34 million next summer. The only one sure to get an offer – if he isn’t traded – is closer Josh Hader. He stands to get somewhere around seven million dollars. With the emergence of Devin Williams and Hader’s growing paycheck, it isn’t impossible the lefty might be packaged for the solid hitter or two Milwaukee really needs.

>>Badgers Keep Moving Up In Polls Without Actually Playing

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Badgers moved up another two spots in the Associated Press college football poll this week – even though they haven’t taken the field yet.  Coach Paul Chryst’s team is ranked 14th, tied with North Carolina.  The Badgers are one of five Big Ten Conference teams who are ranked without playing.  Ohio State is number five, Penn State number eight, Michigan is 18th and Minnesota is 21st.  Wisconsin plays its season opener Friday at home against Illinois.  The Badgers also moved up to 14th in the Coaches Poll.

>>Jonathan Taylor Fitting In With Indianapolis Colts Offense – As A Receiver

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  After rushing for nearly 62 hundred yards in three seasons as a Badger, the only question NFL scouts had about Jonathan Taylor was his pass receiving ability.  He’s already answering those doubts with 16 receptions for 162 yards with the Indianapolis Colts.  Only 10 NFL running backs have more yards and his 11-point-eight yards after the catch are second-best in the league.  In Sunday’s 31-27 win over Cincinnati, he rushed 12 times for 60 yards and caught four passes for 55.  With his size, at 230 pounds, his better than four-four speed in the 40, and his burst, the former Wisconsin Badger figures to get a lot of touches the rest of the season.

>>Marquette’s Markus Howard Projecting As Second-Round NBA Draft Pick

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Scouts are saying Markus Howard’s game can transfer to the NBA, despite his five-11 size.  He’s a confident long-range shooter, a solid ball handler and his defense is better than you might expect.  He’s being projected as a late second-round selection because he is not very good at passing.  That’s not what Marquette wanted him to do. In his college career, Howard barely had more assists than turnovers, 392-to-380.  Still, he connected on almost 43 percent of his 3-point shots and hit more than 88 percent of his free throws.  One team that could use his ability to threaten a defense from far outside the arc is the Milwaukee Bucks, but there has been no indication Howard might be staying that close to his college home.