Wednesday morning sports update 10/27/2021 | WSJM Sports
NHL – National Hockey League
Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m.
NHL – Blackhawks general manager resigns, team fined after sexual assault investigation
An independent review found that the Chicago Blackhawks mismanaged allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup race in 2010. Stan Bowman has resigned as general manager and president of the Blackhawks’ hockey operations following a report from a law firm hired by the team. The NHL fined the team $ 2 million for “inadequate internal organizational procedures and insufficient and late response.” The former Blackhawks video coach allegedly sexually assaulted two players, with the front office knowing about it and doing nothing. Bowman also resigned as general manager of the United States men’s hockey team at the Olympic Winter Games.
NHL – Blackhawks captain Toews enters NHL COVID-19 protocol
The Chicago Blackhawks have placed captain Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgstrom on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, giving the winless team five players on the roster. Toews and Borgstrom missed practice after joining fellow strikers Patrick Kane and Jujhar Khaira and defenseman Riley Stillman in protocol. Assistant coaches Marc Crawford and Tomas Mitell are absent from the squad for the same reason. Using the COVID-19 list does not necessarily mean that none of the players or coaches have tested positive. They could have been seen as close contact with someone who tested positive. The team was 100% vaccinated at the start of training camp.
MLB – Major League Baseball – 2021 World Series – Best of 7
Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 2 (ATL leads 1-0)
Braves 6, Astros 2 – Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, best Astros in Game 1
Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Jorge Soler became the first player to start a World Series with a home run and the Atlanta Braves, despite losing pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg silenced the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 1. Boosted by a solid box effort, a two-run homerun from Adam Duvall and a late sacrifice volley from Freddie Freeman, the Braves have managed their first appearance in the series since Chipper Jones and the Big Three aces stepped up in 1999. Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Astros seemed mostly lost at home plate. This is their third World Series in five seasons – and the first since their illegal sign-stealing scheme was revealed.
Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros, 8:09 p.m. (ATL leads 1-0)
MLB – Manfred remains optimistic about the job; encouraging pitch clock
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shook hands with players union leader Tony Clark on the field ahead of the World Series opener and expressed optimism that a deal could be reached before the The current deal expires on December 1, but has not detailed any progress in talks that appear to be heading towards a lockdown. There is no evidence of progress towards a deal, and many executives and players’ agents have said they are ready for a lockout if there is no deal when the deal expires. current agreement. Clark said talks are ongoing and he “looks to use as many days as the schedule allows over the next five weeks or more to continue this dialogue.”
MLB – Les Braves relievers another long winning night in the G1 World Series
The relievers continue to pass for the Atlanta Braves. Left-hander AJ Minter threw a career-high 43 shots before three more relievers ended Atlanta’s 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. Minter had to enter the third after starter Charlie Morton left with a broken right leg. Minter took the win and was followed by Luke Jackson, Tyler Matzek and Will Smith. This is the same order of arrival for the deciding matches of the NL Division Series and the NL Championship Series.
NBA – National Basketball Association
Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m.
NFL – NFL does not plan to release report on Washington football team
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not release a report on its 10-month investigation into allegations that the Washington football team has suffered harassment and abuse. Goodell said the league would not go public with the inquiry because of its promise to protect the identities of those who testified. The commissioner spoke after the first day of meetings for the 32 league owners. He said the league wanted to protect the 150 or so former employees who spoke to lawyer Beth Wilkinson, who led the NFL investigation. He noted that the NFL released a summary of the investigation and that Washington owner Daniel Snyder was “held responsible.”
NFL – Mike Lucci, Pro Bowl player with Detroit Lions, dies at 81
Mike Lucci, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played nine seasons with the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 81 years old. Lucci died in Florida after a long illness. Lucci played on the Cleveland NFL Championship Team in 1964. But he spent most of his 12-year career with the Lions, from 1965 to 1973. Lucci was originally from Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He got a football scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh but transferred and played three seasons in Tennessee. After his NFL career, Lucci was a radio and television host and businessman.
NFL – Mike Tomlin: The idea that he is a candidate for college jobs “a joke”
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he considers it a “joke” that his name is linked to open college jobs at USC and LSU. Tomlin says he has one of the best jobs in professional sports and has no interest in leaving. Former USC star quarterback Carson Palmer said on a radio show that Tomlin was a “wild card” in the search for the next Trojans head coach. Tomlin said there wasn’t a big enough reminder check to consider leaving the Steelers.
NCAAFB – The fight is real when most Big Ten offenses fall into the red zone
Most Big Ten attacks struggle when moving inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. The 14 teams combined to achieve the conference’s lowest scoring rate in at least 10 years in the so-called red zone. Big Ten offenses marked 81% of their trips in the 20s. That includes touchdowns on 56%. The two ratings are the lowest among the Power Five conferences and the ninth among the 10 FBS leagues. Ohio State is the outlier. The Buckeyes lead the nation with TDs over 79% of their possessions in the red zone and they are tied for fifth overall at almost 97%.
NCAA – NCAA’s Second Gender Equity Report Shows Spending Disparities
The NCAA fell short of its commitment to gender equality, spending more on average on male athletes than on female athletes. That’s according to a second report from a law firm, which released its 153-page report Tuesday night. The report includes a series of recommendations aimed at closing the gap between all sports tournaments, going beyond the first set of recommendations for men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Expenditures by Division I and National Championship participants, excluding basketball, were about $ 1,700 less for women than for men.
NCAA – ACC Considering New Seat Options Outside Greensboro
The Atlantic Coast Conference said it is now considering options to move its headquarters away from its long-time home in Greensboro, North Carolina. The league said on Tuesday that its board would expand the evaluation process to include cities elsewhere. Commissioner Jim Phillips had previously said the league was limiting its assessment only to Greensboro in a first phase. The league was founded in Greensboro in 1953. Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Duke, Vincent E. Price, said Greensboro “will receive careful consideration” to remain the seat of the league’s offices.
USA Soccer – Carli Lloyd plays last game for the United States in South Korea rout
The American women sent Carli Lloyd to retirement with a 6-0 loss to South Korea. Lloyd didn’t score in her last game, but that didn’t matter as night was all around her. She was substituted in the 65th minute and sobbed as she left to a standing ovation from the crowd of 18,115 at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lloyd’s last game was his 316th with the national team, the second international appearance for all players. She scored 134 goals for the United States, the third-tallest in team history, with 61 assists.
AHL – American Hockey League
Chicago Wolves at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:00 p.m.
MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Lake Michigan College 3, Ancilla College 1
MHSAA – High School Sports
Men’s Soccer – Regional Semi-Finals
Division 2 in Otsego
Saint-Joseph 2, Marshal 1
Gull Lake 1, Netherlands 0
Division 4 at Portage North
Holland Black River 4, Schoolcraft 0
Hartford 5, Kalamazoo Christian 0
Michigan Lutheran 3, Christian Howardsville 0
Men’s Soccer – Regional Semi-Finals
Division 3 at Holland Christian
GR South Christian vs. Holland Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Watervliet vs. Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.