College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday defensive lineman Bud Dupree has not practiced this week and may not play against top ranked Alabama on Saturday. Dupree left last week’s loss at South Carolina with a strained pectoral muscle.
If Dupree cannot go, true freshman Jason Hatcher will see a lot of playing time in what Stoops calls an “amped up” role. Hatcher was also injured breaking two bones in his hand, but will play with a cast. You can hear Saturday’s game from Lexington beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
MLB: The fourth and final team to move to the League Championship Series will be determined in Oakland this evening as the Athletics host the Detroit Tigers. Rookie Sonny Gray gets the ball for the A’s, while the Tigers counter with Justin Verlander. The winner of this American League Division Series meets the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS beginning Saturday at Boston.
Meanwhile, St. Louis and Los Angeles will play the first game of the National League Championship Series tomorrow night.
NFL: As the Tennessee Titans continue preparations for Sunday’s game at Seattle, wide receiver Kenny Britt will continue to play. Britt lost his starting job to Kendall Wright, but coaches are sticking with him. Britt said following Wednesday’s practice that being a reserve is a bump in his career, but is working hard to play better.
The Thursday night game features the winless New York Giants at Chicago’s Soldier Field against a Bears team that has dropped two games in a row. The 0-5 G-men are off to their worst start since the strike season of 1987, while the Bears are 3-2.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look for their second win in as many games as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening. Coverage from Bridgestone Arena begins at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.