Lions fall to Seahawks 37-31 in OT in home opener – WSJM Morning Sports


NFL – National Football League – Week 2
Last Night
Seattle Seahawks 37, Detroit Lions 31 – OT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 17
Indianapolis Colts 31, Houston Texans 20

Other Week 2 Scores
Philadelphia 34, Minnesota 28
Atlanta 25, Green Bay 24
Baltimore 27, Cincinnati 24
Buffalo 38, Las Vegas 10
Kansas City 17, Jacksonville 9
Tennessee 27, L.A. Chargers 24, OT
N.Y. Giants 31, Arizona 28
San Francisco 30, L.A. Rams 23
Dallas 30, N.Y. Jets 10
Washington 35, Denver 33
Miami 24, New England 17

Seahawks 37, Lions 31 – OT – Smith’s 2nd TD pass to Tyler Lockett lifts the Seahawks to OT win over the Lions
Geno Smith threw a second touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett on the opening drive of overtime, lifting the Seattle Seahawks to a 37-31 win over the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks earned the victory after the Lions rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, extending the game with Riley Patterson’s 38-yard field goal as regulation expired. Smith threw a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown pass to Lockett early in the fourth and Tre Brown returned a Jared Goff interception for a score on the ensuring drive to give Seattle a 31-21 lead.

Buccaneers 27, Bears 17 – Bears struggle defensively in a 27-17 loss to Bucs
Baker Mayfield passed for 317 yards and a touchdown, adding to his strong debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a 27-17 victory over the struggling Chicago Bears. With Mayfield playing turnover-free ball for the second straight week and Mike Evans catching six balls for 171 yards and a TD, the Bucs improved to 2-0 while handing the Bears a franchise-record 12th consecutive loss. Mayfield completed 26 of 34 passes without an interception. He set up Rachaad White’s 1-yard TD run with a 70-yard completion to Evans in the first quarter. He finished an 89-yard drive with a 32-yard scoring pass to Evans early in the second half.

Colts 31, Texans 20 – Richardson scores twice before leaving with concussion as Colts beat Texans 31-20
Anthony Richardson rushed for two touchdowns before leaving with a concussion and Gardner Minshew threw for 171 yards and a TD as the Indianapolis Colts held off the Houston Texans for a 31-20 win. It was the first win for coach Shane Steichen, who was hired in February after spending the last two seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator. The Colts led by 18 at halftime and managed only a field goal in the second half. But their dominant start was enough to snap an eight-game skid dating to last season.

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 7:15 p.m.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 3
(2) Michigan 31, Bowling Green 6
(8) Washington 41, Michigan State 7
(9) Notre Dame 41, Central Michigan 17
(25) Iowa 41, Western Michigan 10
Eastern Michigan 19, Massachusetts 17

NCAAFB – ‘Bama is out of the top 10 for the first time since 2015
No. 13 Alabama is out of the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in eight years and Georgia remains No. 1. The Bulldogs received 57 first-place votes in the AP Top 25. Michigan held at No. 2 with two first-place votes. No. 3 Texas flipped spots with No. 4 Florida State. After scraping by South Florida on Saturday, Alabama saw its streak of consecutive poll appearances ranked in the top 10 snapped at 128.



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NCAAFB – MSU plans to dig into source of leak in Tucker probe
Michigan State is looking into the source of a leak that led to Brenda Tracy’s identity being revealed as part of an investigation into her allegations that suspended football coach Mel Tucker sexually harassed her. School spokeswoman Emily Guerrant confirmed Sunday that the school plans to investigate the leak. Tracy’s attorney said last week that her client’s name was disclosed by an outside party and that triggered their cooperation with a USA Today report that exposed explicit details. Tracy is an activist and rape survivor. She said Tucker sexually harassed her during a phone call in April 2022.

MLB – Major League Baseball
Detroit Tigers 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
Minnesota Twins 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Chicago Cubs 2

Tigers 5, Angels 3 – Angels tumble to 8th straight losing season as Tigers win 5-3 for 3-game sweep
The Los Angeles Angels were assured their eighth consecutive losing season, falling to Detroit 5-3 as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep behind two home runs from Jake Rogers in the first three innings. The Angels (68-82), playing without injured stars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, have lost five straight games and dropped to 4-12 in September. Rogers had four RBIs as Detroit swept a three-game series at Anaheim for the first time since Aug. 16-18, 1993. The Tigers won for the sixth time in eight games and improved to 3-0 on a California trip.

Twins 4, White Sox 0 – Gray lowers ERA to 2.84, helps Twins beat White Sox 4-0 to close on AL Central title
Sonny Gray closed on Gerrit Cole for the AL ERA lead, Edouard Julien and Jorge Polanco homered and the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0. Minnesota, nearing its third division title in five seasons, leads second-place Cleveland by seven games with 12 games remaining. Gray lowered his ERA from 2.96 to 2.84, just behind the Yankees’ Cole, who leads the AL at 2.81. Gray gave up five hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked none, ending a three-start winless streak. Griffin Jax and Emilio Pagán finished a six-hitter for Minnesota’s shutout this season.

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 2 – Diamondbacks sweep Cubs with 6-2 win, pass Chicago in NL wild-card race
Ketel Marte homered and Arizona got a great performance from its bullpen as the Diamondbacks defeated the skidding Chicago Cubs 6-2 to pass them for the second National League wild-card spot. Arizona completed a three-game sweep and handed the Cubs their fifth straight loss. The Diamondbacks won three of four last weekend at Wrigley Field and finished 6-1 against Chicago this season. The latest victory moved Arizona a half-game ahead of Chicago for the second NL wild card, while the Cubs fell into a tie with Miami for the league’s final playoff berth. Cincinnati is a half-game behind, and San Francisco is two back. Four relievers combined to pitch 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Arizona.

Chicago White Sox (Clevinger 7-8) at Washington (Adon 2-2), 7:05 p.m.
Detroit (Rodriguez 11-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Lynn 11-11), 10:10 p.m.  News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 9:45
Cubs are off

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association Playoffs – Round 1 (best of three)
Las Vegas Aces 92, Chicago Sky 70                                                  (LV wins 2-0)
Minnesota Lynx 82, Connecticut Sun 75                                            (Series tied 1-1)

Aces 92, Sky 70 – Wilson scores career playoff high 38, Aces beat Sky 92-70 to sweep first-round series
A’ja Wilson scored a playoff career-high 38 points to help the defending-champion Las Vegas Aces finish off a first-round sweep of the Chicago Sky with a 92-70. The Aces, who beat Chicago 87-59 in the first game of the best-of-3 series, will play either the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings or the fifth-seeded Atlanta Dream in the semifinals. Game 1 will be played in Las Vegas next Sunday. The Wings lead their series 1-0 with Game 2 on Tuesday in Dallas. Wilson sank 15 of 23 shots from the floor and made 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Kahleah Copper had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Chicago.

NHL – Babcock resigns as Blue Jackets coach amid investigation involving players’ photos
Mike Babcock has resigned as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets after just two months on the job following revelations that he asked players to show him photos on their phones. The team announced Babcock’s abrupt departure Sunday in the aftermath of an investigation by the NHL Players’ Association into his conduct. Former NHL player Paul Bissonnette reported on his podcast Tuesday that Babcock was asking players to show him photos and projecting them for others to see in an invasion of privacy. Babcock and captain Boone Jenner said it was just a way of the new coach getting to know players. Still, Babcock said continuing as the Blue Jackets coach was “going to be too much of a distraction.” Pascal Vincent has been named his replacement.

Golf – PGA – Sahith Theegala wins the Fortinet Championship for his first PGA Tour win
Sahith Theegala made more than enough birdies to cover for his mistakes while playing with the lead, shooting a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory at the Fortinet Championship. It’s Theegala’s first win in 74 starts on the PGA Tour. The 25-year-old Theegala, who began the day with a two-shot lead, pulled away by playing his first five holes in 3 under while being followed by a large, jubilant group of friends and relatives, including his parents. Theegala finished at 21-under 267. S.H. Kim shot 68 to finish second. Justin Thomas was fifth, six shots back, in his final tuneup for the Ryder Cup.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball – League Championship (best of three)
Eastern Division Final
Cedar Rapids Kernels 10, Great Lakes Loons 6                         (CRK leads 1-0)
*Game 2 Tuesday at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m.

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Women’s Soccer
Schoolcraft College 1, Lake Michigan College 0

Men’s Soccer
Schoolcraft College 10, Lake Michigan College 0

MHSAA – High School Sports
Boys Soccer
Michigan Lutheran at Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Phoenix at Our Lady of the Lake, 5:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Bridgman, 5:00 p.m.
Fennville at South Haven, 6:30 p.m.
Comstock at Bangor, 6:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Bloomingdale, 6:30 p.m.
Hartford at Hillsdale Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Holland Black River, 4:30 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Harper Creek, 6:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Coldwater, 6:30 p.m.

Berrien Springs, River Valley at Fennville Tri Meet, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis
Mattawan at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m.
Lakeshore at Battle Creek Lakeview, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Golf
SMAC West Jamboree at The Moors, 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Portage Central, Portage Northern, Mattawan