KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/26/2020


World Series – Game 5: 

LA Dodgers 4, Tampa Bay 2

–Corey Seager, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy hit solo home runs for the Dodgers as they took a 3-2 series lead in the fall classic. Los Angeles can win the World Series with a win in Game Six on Tuesday night. 

Sports Headlines: 

>>Badgers QB Mertz Tests Positive For COVID-19, Awaits Confirming Test

(Madison, WI)  —  After an impressive start to his college career, Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz may have to miss three games.  He and the Badgers are awaiting the results from a second test after receiving a positive test result over the weekend.  If the second test comes back positive, Mertz would be forced to miss three games against Nebraska, Purdue, and Michigan.  Badger Athletics refused to confirm the rest published in the Wisconsin State Journal.  In his first college start Saturday the redshirt freshman completed 20-of-21 passes for five touchdowns.  The win over Illinois vaulted Wisconsin into 11th place in the latest Coaches Poll.

>>Window To Make Improvements Narrows For Bucks

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The NBA plans to start the next season before Christmas means teams like the Milwaukee Bucks don’t have much time to make their roster moves. Reports late last week refer to a 72-game schedule with reduced travel.  If the plan becomes official it would mean the Bucks have less than two months to put together a championship roster.  The players union and the league are currently negotiating a salary cap, so it is difficult to make any moves right now.  General manager Jon Horst is pressured to improve the team’s roster so that star Giannis Antetokounmpo decides not to pursue free agency next year.  The projected start date for the season was reported as December 22nd.

>>Brewers Williams Named NL Reliever Of The Year

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Devin Williams has been named the National League Reliever of the Year.  He edged Trevor Rosenthal of San Diego and former Brewer Jeremy Jeffress of the Cubs to win the award.  Williams still has a good chance of winning the National League Rookie of the Year award.  He struck out 53 batters in 27 innings, giving up only nine walks and one earned run.  After several years of struggling in the minor leagues, the 26-year-old finally put it all together, using a high-90s fastball and a devastating change-up to compile a point-33 earned run average.  The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award will be announced November 9th.