Sports – Monday, August 22nd, 2016
In the East Shore League, Mount Calvary won game one of the three game championship series 7-1 over Cleveland. Game two will be next Sunday at Cleveland.
The Packers had the day off Sunday and will begin preparations today for preseason game number three at San Francisco Head Coach Mike McCarthy talked to media on Saturday and said the team’s schedule is changing to an in-season week of prep for a road game and getting all the mechanics down. He says the most important thing is to play well. The Packers kickoff Friday at 9pm against San Francisco, we’ll join the game in progress on KFIZ following high school football coverage.
The Brewers scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 and snap a six game losing streak. Down 6-3 entering the ninth, a solo home run by Keon Broxton and a two-run shot by Chris Carter tied the game at 6 for the Brewers. An RBI single by Scooter Gennett drove in the winning run a short time later. Tyler Thornburg picked up the win after pitching two innings and allowing just one hit. The Brewers start a 10-game homestand tonight with a series against Colorado. 5:45 pregame, 6:20 first pitch on KFIZ.
Badger football continues preparation for their season opener, coming up a week from this Saturday at Lambeau Field against LSU. Head Coach Paul Chryst talked to the media on Friday following the team’s scrimmage. He says this year’s offensive line is head of last year but still hasn’t arrived yet.. Badgers and LSU, 12:30 pregame, 2:30 kickoff on September 3rd here on KFIZ.
The Associated Press released its college football preseason top 25 on Sunday. Alabama is the preseason number one team, earning 33 first place votes. Clemson was ranked number 2 with 16 first place votes while Oklahoma was third, Florida State fourth and LSU fifth. Rounding out the top ten are Ohio State at 6th, Michigan 7th, Stanford 8th, Tennessee 9th and Notre Dame at 10. Other Big Ten teams in the poll include Michigan State at 12 and Iowa at 17. Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern were all listed in the “others receiving votes” category.
The final game for the U.S. men’s basketball team was no contest as the Americans blew out Serbia for the gold medal 96-66. After several close games the final contest was never in doubt. Kevin Durant led the way with a game high 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 13. The U.S. has won three straight gold medals now in men’s basketball.
Si Woo Kim won the Wyndham Championship by five strokes Sunday for his first PGA Tour title. The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 21-under 259 at Sedgefield Country Club, tying the tournament 72-hole record set eight years ago by Carl Pettersson. Luke Donald was second at 16 under after a 67. Hideki Matsuyama and Brandt Snedeker were 15 under, also each shooting 67.
Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with 70 laps to go and held to win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, ending a two-day, water-logged ordeal. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was second, followed by Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher.