KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 9/17/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 


St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2 (Game 1)

–Keston Hiura’s two-run home run in the first inning provided the only runs for the Brewers as they dropped game one of the doubleheader Wednesday at Miller Park. Cardinals’ starter Adam Wainwright tossed a complete game, striking out nine batters in the win for St. Louis. 

Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 0 (Game 2)

–Ryan Braun clubbed a three-run home run in the 1st inning to put the Brewers in front for good, as they split Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Cardinals at Miller Park. The home run was Braun’s 350th of his career. Milwaukee is off today and opens a weekend series with Kansas City on Friday. 

Chicago Cubs 3, Cleveland 2 (10 Innings)

Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 1

Kansas City 4, Detroit 0

Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 0

Sports Headlines: 

>>UPDATE—Full Big Ten Schedule To Be Released This Week

(Chicago, IL)  —  Big Ten Conference football teams will play six games in their own division, two crossover games, and one postseason game when the full schedule is released this week.  The conference officially announced Wednesday the first of eight regular-season games will be played October 23rd and 24th.  Division winners will meet in the league championship game December 19th – the day before the field for the College Football Playoff will be revealed.  Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the ninth game for teams that don’t qualify for the league title game will feature the second- through seventh-place teams meeting each other.

>>NCAA Division I Council Decides Basketball Season Starts November 25th

(Chicago, IL)  —  The NCAA Division One Council has decided the college basketball season for men and women will tip-off November 25th, a little over two weeks later than the original schedule.  That announcement was made Wednesday.  Closed college campuses could serve as something like a bubble for players.  The council reduced the maximum number of regular-season games from 31-to-27.  A team will need to play 13 games to be considered for the NCAA Tournament. That’s about half the original 25 required games.

>>UW:  Football Is The Only Sport Back On The Fall Schedule

(Madison, WI)  —  It looks like football will be the only fall sport returning to a fall schedule.  University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he doesn’t see that happening for volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams.  Their seasons have been moved to the second semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Alvarez says he thinks they will stay there.  Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren says updates on the seasons for winter sports like basketball, hockey, swimming and diving, and wrestling will be announced soon.

>>LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Are Unanimous Choices For NBA 1st Team

(New York, NY)  —  Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James are unanimous choices for the All-NBA First Team announced Wednesday.  James has made the team 16 times, setting a record by passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan.  Antetokounmpo has been named All-NBA four times, making the first team twice.  Antetokounmpo’s sidekick, Khris Middleton was left off.  The other three members of the first team were Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis, and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic.