Your Five Things For October 29th: Royals Force Game 7
1. Kansas City Beats San Francisco To Force Game 7
Last night in Kansas City, the Royals topped the Giants 10-0 to force game 7 of the World Series. Jake Peavy took the mound and did not last long. He only went 1 1/3 innings giving up 5 runs on 6 hits with 2 strikeouts. His counterpart Yordano Ventura went 7 innings giving up 3 hits while striking out 4. The Royals had 15 hits last night compared to San Francisco's 6 hits. 7 of the 10 runs scored by the Royals were scored in the 2nd inning and every batter got at least 1 hit throughout the game. Tonight, Jeremy Guthrie will take on Tim Hudson in the winner take all game 7. First pitch is tonight at 8:00 pm.
2. Red Wings And Hockey Great Gordie Howe Suffers A Stroke
Last night, it was reported that Gordie Howe suffered a severe stroke. He is resting now at his daughters house in Lubbock, Texas. Gordie Howe, who is 86, also suffers from dementia and had mini-strokes throughout the summer. Read more about Howe and his health here.
3. NBA Season Is Officially Underway
Last night, the NBA season started with 3 games. The New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Orlando Magic, the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Dallas Mavericks and the Lakers took on the Rockets. Two of the games were blowouts as the Pelicans topped the Magic 101 to 84 and the Rockets blew out the Lakers 108-90. The battle in Texas was tight throughout as the Spurs topped the Mavericks 101-100. The Pistons open their season tonight in Denver as they play the Nuggets as tip is slated for 9:00 pm.
4. College Football Playoff Ranking Released
The first poll of the College Football Playoff has been released. This is a poll released by the committee after evaluating all the games so far. The top-5 was Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, Ole Miss and Oregon. Michigan State came in at 8, Notre Dame at 10, Nebraska at 15 and Ohio State at 16. This is the first of the weekly polls that will be released
5. Nick Fairley Status Still Unknown
Yesterday, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said it is not certain if Fairley will miss the remainder of the season. Fairley hurt his knee after tackling a Falcon's player last weekend. Fairley had 14 tackles and 1 sack on the season. This is Fairley's last season after the Lions did not pick up the option on his contract. The Lions have a bye before taking on the Dolphins next weekend.