WSJM Sports October 31, 2022
Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies – Game 3 – 8:03 p.m. (Series tie 1-1)
Game three of the World Series tonight
The Philadelphia Phillies host the Houston Astros for Game 3 of the World Series tonight. Each team walked away with a win after the first two games in Houston, making this World Series a best-of-five now. Noah Syndergaard to get the ball for the Phillies. The 30-year-old right-hander is making his second career start in a World Series game. Syndergaard scored a six-inning win for the New York Mets in 2015. Lance McCullers Jr. is expected to start the Stros in game three. McCullers has two games of World Series pitching experience.
Dallas Cowboys 49 Chicago Bears 29
Miami Dolphins 31, Detroit Lions 27
Washington Commanders 17, Indianapolis Colts 16
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns 8:15 p.m
Lions blow the lead, lose to dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki late in the third quarter and ended the Miami Dolphins’ rally after a double-digit second-half deficit with a 31-27 win over the Detroit Lions. The Dolphins have won back-to-back since Tagovailoa returned from a concussion. The Lions have lost five times in a row. Detroit scored on all five possessions in the first half to lead 27-17 after scoring six total points in the previous two games. The Dolphins opened the second half with a touchdown drive and scored when fullback Alec Ingold took a snap that fooled the defense and hit on a 1-yard sneak.
Cowboys destroy bears
Tony Pollard exploded for 131 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Cowboys defeated the Bears 49-29 in Arlington. Pollard helped seal the win with a 54-yard touchdown with over 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Dak Prescott was also rushing for a score, throwing for over 250 yards and two TDs. Dallas improved to 6-and-2. Justin Fields completed 17 of 23 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Chicago rushed for 240 yards combined but fell to 3-and-5 with the loss. The Bears have lost four of their last five.
Commanders Edge Colts
Taylor Heinicke led a game-winning drive as the Washington Commanders defeated the Indianapolis Colts 17-16 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Heinicke threw a 33-yard pass to Terry McLaurin to put Washington at the one-yard line with less than a minute left, then scored the game-winning touchdown on a quarterback sneak on the next play. Heinicke added 279 passing yards, a passing touchdown and an interception to the win. Washington has won its last three to move up to 4-and-4. Sam Ehlinger had 201 passing yards in his first career start. The Colts are 3-4-1 after losing their last two contests.
Detroit Pistons 128, Golden State Warriors 114
Indiana Pacers @ Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m
Detroit Pistons @ Milwaukee Bucks 9 p.m
Pistons hit Golden State
Saddiq Bey scored 28 points, Cade Cunningham was missing an assist to a triple-double and the Detroit Pistons beat the defending champions Golden State Warriors 128-114 on Sunday night to end a five-game losing streak. Cunningham had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Pistons win for the first time since their opening game. Isaiah Stewart added 24 points and 13 rebounds while Detroit’s starters had 111 points. Steph Curry had 32 points and Jordan Poole added 30 for Golden State, losing 120-113 in overtime in Charlotte on Saturday.
Detroit Red Wings @ Buffalo Sabers 7 p.m
MSU suspended 4
Michigan State soccer coach Mel Tucker has suspended four players for their role in beating up Michigan players in a stadium tunnel after they lost a game. Tucker announced Sunday night that linebacker Tank Brown, safety Angelo Grose, defensive end Zion Young and cornerback Khary Crump were all immediately suspended. Scuffles erupted in the Michigan Stadium tunnel after the fourth-seeded Wolverines defeated the Spartans 29-7 on Saturday night. Social media posts showed Michigan State players poking, punching and kicking Michigan State’s Ja’Den McBurrows in and near a hallway that leads to neither locker room. Brown, Grose and Young are seen on video getting physical with McBurrows.
Christopher Bell wins at Martinsville
Christopher Bell claims his spot in next weekend’s NASCAR championship race. Bell won the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway, earning a place in the last four. Bell is joined by Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain for the final race of the Cup Series in Phoenix. Elliott snuck into the field after outmaneuvering several other racers on the final lap. The moment went viral as Elliot pushed his car against the outside wall to climb from 10th to fifth. Chastain got into the last four by going full throttle into the wall on turns three and four to hit Denny Hamlin.
High School Football Playoffs
49 St. Joseph Bears, East Grand Rapids 10
Bears advance in playoffs
St. Joseph running back Joron Brown scored two rushing touchdowns. He added a touchdown and even threw for a score as St. Joseph defeated East Grand Rapids 49-10 at Dickinson Stadium on Friday night. In addition, he intercepted a pass and forced and recovered by fumbling to score another. St. Joe advance to the district championship game against Zeeland West on Friday. The game at Dickinson Stadium starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM from 6:35 p.m.
High School Volleyball Districts
Division 1 on the lake shore
St Joseph vs Lakeshore, 6:00 p.m
Division 2 at South Haven
Allegan vs Otsego, 6:00 p.m
Division 3 in Bangor
Bloomingdale vs Gobles, 6pm
Department 3 at Watervliet
Cassopolis v Bridgman, 6:00 p.m
Department 3 at Schoolcraft
Kalamazoo Christian vs. Galesburg-Augusta, 5:00 p.m
Schoolcraft vs. Kalamazoo Hackett, 6:30 p.m
Department 3 at Constantine
Constantine vs White Pigeon, 6:30 p.m
Division 4 at Michigan Lutheran
Michigan Lutheran vs. Eau Claire, 7 p.m
Division 4 at Decatur
Marcellus vs Decatur, 5:30 p.m
Lawrence vs. Howardsville Christian, 7:00 p.m
Division 4 at the Byron Center Zion Christian
Martin vs. Wyoming Tri-Unity, 5:00 p.m
GR Sacred Heart vs Zion Christian 6:30pm
Department 4 in Colon
Athens vs Mendon, 7:00 p.m