Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Former White Sox manager Rick Renteria fell short of winning the 2020 American League Manager of the Year award.  Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash won the award with Renteria finishing second.  The former Sox manager was named a finalist for the American League award despite being let go by the club ten days after the team was eliminated by Oakland in the AL Wild Card Series.  Cubs manager David Ross finished third in voting for NL Manager of Year.  Marlins manager Don Mattingly took home that award.

 

The Bears are making several roster moves.  Chicago signed defensive tackle Anthony Rush to their 53-man roster and added quarterback Kyle Sloter to their practice squad yesterday.  Rush entered the NFL with the Eagles last year as an undrafted free agent.  He appeared in four games with the Seahawks this year.  Sloter came into the NFL with the Broncos in 2017 as an undrafted free agent.  He also spent time with the Vikings, Cardinals and Lions. The Bears also signed veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush to their practice squad.  Kush played for the Bears from 2016 to 2018. .

 

NFL owners are approving a playoff expansion contingency plan.  The league has approved the proposal to expand the playoff field from 14 to 16 teams.  The change will only take place if meaningful games are canceled due to COVID-19.

 

Tonight in college football, the 0-1 NIU Huskies will host the 1-0 Central Michigan Chippewas in Dekalb.

 

Two more SEC games are being postponed due to COVID-19.  The conference announced Saturday’s game between sixth-ranked Texas A&M and Tennessee in Knoxville as well as top-ranked Alabama’s clash with LSU in Baton Rouge have both been postponed.  It’s the third SEC game to be postponed this week after the Auburn-Mississippi State game was called off on Monday.

 

 The 2020 Masters tees off tomorrow at Augusta National Golf Club.  Tiger Woods will be back to defend his title.  Jon Rahm went viral with a video of a skip-shot over the pond hole-in-one during practice yesterday. The tournament’s final round is scheduled for Sunday.

 

The Boston Celtics are mourning the loss of Hall of Fame player, coach and broadcaster Tommy Heinsohn.  The team confirmed Heinsohn had died at the age of 86.  The six-time All-Star won 10 NBA titles over 20 seasons with the Celtics as a player and coach.