Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 9/28/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, September 28, 2015

NFL – National Football League – Week 3
Last Night
Seattle Seahawks 26, Chicago Bears 0
Denver Broncos 24, Detroit Lions 12

Seahawks 26, Bears 0 – Lockett return ignites Seattle to 26-0 win over Chicago
Tyler Lockett returned the second-half kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, Russell Wilson connected with Jimmy Graham on a 30-yard TD, and the Seattle Seahawks routed the undermanned Chicago Bears 26-0 Sunday. Seattle led just 6-0 at halftime after an offensive performance that led to a cascade of boos. Lockett started a huge second half as he went untouched on a perfectly executed return, the longest in franchise history. Later in the quarter, Wilson found Graham across the middle for his second touchdown catch this season. Steven Hauschka added four field goals and the Seahawks started the process of erasing an 0-2 start. Chicago (0-3) was shut out for the first time since 2002 and the fourth time since 1990. Jimmy Clausen started at quarterback in place of Jay Cutler and was 9 of 17 for 63 yards.

Broncos 24, Lions 12 – Peyton Manning throws 2 TDs to help Broncos beat Lions 24-12
Peyton Manning converted a fourth down with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 5 seconds left in the first half, and threw an 11-yard TD pass to Owen Daniels with 2:28 remaining, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 24-12 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The last time the Broncos (3-0) won their first three games was in 2013, when they reached the Super Bowl. The Lions (0-3) are off to their worst start since 2010, when they finished 6-10. Aqib Talib blocked an extra-point kick early in the second quarter to keep Denver’s one-point lead. The Broncos later stopped a 2-point conversion run, keeping them ahead 14-12 early in the third quarter. Matthew Stafford had three turnovers, including a fumble and interception at midfield in the fourth quarter.

Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m.                      WSJM-FM 7:45

MLB – Major League Baseball
Minnesota Twins 7, Detroit Tigers 1
New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 1
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0

Twins 7, Tigers 1 – Buxton doubles, homers to lead Twins over Tigers, 7-1
Byron Buxton doubled and homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a crucial 7-1 victory win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Tigers finished the day with most of their key players on the bench. Ervin Santana cruised through seven innings. Randy Wolf gave up six runs on seven hits and a walk without getting out of the second inning.

Yankees 6, White Sox 1 – Severino leads Yankees to win over White Sox
Luis Severino pitched five-hit ball for six innings Sunday as the Yankees moved closer to a playoff berth with a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Severino induced three double plays in shutting down the White Sox in his 10th big league start. The White Sox finished their road schedule 36-45.

Cubs 4, Pirates 0 – Arrieta pitches Cubs to 4-0 victory over Pirates
Jake Arrieta pitched seven dominant innings and also homered in his major league-best 21st win as the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 4-0 on Sunday night. Arrieta retired his first 18 batters before Gregory Polanco grounded a leadoff single into left field in the seventh. The right-hander homered in the second and struck out nine while improving to 15-1.

Detroit (Verlander 4-8) at Texas (Lewis 17-8), 8:05 p.m.            WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 7:45
Kansas City (Ventura 12-8) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 7-7), 8:05 p.m.
White Sox are off

NHL – National Hockey League Preseason
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m.

NCAA Football – Big-Ten teams stay on top
Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan State remain 1-2 in the latest Associated Press college football poll. The Buckeyes received 45 of the first-place votes, while the Spartans received five. Third-ranked Mississippi was given 11 first-place votes while somebody gave No. 10 Utah the remaining first-place nod. Rounding out the top five after the top three are TCU and Baylor. The second five features Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia, LSU and Utah.  Oregon is out of the poll for the first time since 2009, snapping its streak of consecutive Top 25 appearances at 98.  Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines are back in the top 25 at number 22 after a 31-0 win over BYU.

1 Ohio State(45) 4-0
2 Michigan State(5) 4-0
3 Ole Miss(10) 4-0
4 TCU 4-0
5 Baylor 3-0
6 Notre Dame 4-0
7 UCLA 4-0
8 Georgia 4-0
9 LSU 3-0
10 Utah(1) 4-0
11 Florida State 3-0
12 Clemson 3-0
13 Alabama 3-1
14 Texas A&M 4-0
15 Oklahoma 3-0
16 Northwestern 4-0
17 USC 3-1
18 Stanford 3-1
19 Wisconsin 3-1
20 Oklahoma State 4-0
21 Mississippi State 3-1
22 Michigan 3-1
23 West Virginia 3-0
24 California 4-0
25 Florida 4-0

Golf – Spieth wins
Jordan Spieth is the winner of the $10 million FedEx bonus. The winner of the Masters and U.S. Open clinched the prize by winning the Tour Championship in Atlanta. By shooting a final round 69 the 22-year old finished 9-under-par for a four shot win over Danny Lee and Justin Rose.

NASCAR – Matt Kenseth wins 2nd race of NASCAR’s playoffs
Matt Kenseth was the winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, the second race of NASCAR’s Chase for the Spring Cup Championship. Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch and took the lead for good when the defending series champion ran out of gas. Kenseth advanced to the second
round of NASCAR’s playoffs and gave Joe Gibbs Racing its fourth straight win. The retiring Jeff Gordon has set the NASCAR record with his 789th consecutive start.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association Playoffs – Conf. Finals (Best of 3)
Last Night
Indiana Fever 70, New York Liberty 64                              (Series Tied 1-1)

Fever 70, Liberty 64 – Fever rally for 70-64 win vs Liberty in Game 2
Tamika Catchings scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half to rally the Indiana Fever to a 70-64 win over the New York Liberty on Sunday.  Tina Charles led all scorers with 25 points. Epiphany Prince added 12 points for the Liberty. The decisive Game 3 will be played Tuesday night in New York.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Boys Soccer
Bridgman at Lake Michigan Catholic, 5:00 p.m.
South Haven at Otsego, 6:45 p.m.
Allegan at Dowagiac, 5:30 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Paw Paw, 6:45 p.m.
Three Rivers at Sturgis, 6:45 p.m.
Plainwell at Vicksburg, 6:45 p.m.
Cassopolis at Comstock, 6:00 p.m.
Buchanan at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Marcellus at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Gobles at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.

Boys Tennis
Berrien Springs at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.
Buchanan at South Haven, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball
St. Joseph at Berrien Springs, 6:15 p.m.
Bridgman Invitational, 4:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan Catholic, Michigan Lutheran, New Buffalo, Paw Paw, River Valley