Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/10/19


October 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann says he is retiring after completing his 15th season, including 10 with his hometown Atlanta Braves. McCann said he was “really proud” to wear the Atlanta uniform again after playing his first nine seasons with the Braves.

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. Before many fans had settled into their seats, the Cardinals were already booking their plans for the NL Championship Series to face the Washington Nationals on Friday. The Nats beat the L.A. Dodger 7-3 Wed. night to secure the NLCS.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs could get star wide receiver Tyreek Hill back for Sunday’s game against Houston, though that may be just about the end of the positive news on the injury front. The Chiefs placed defensive tackle Xavier Williams on injured reserve after he sustained a high ankle sprain in last weekend’s 19-13 loss to the Colts. He was among a handful of crucial players that went down during the game, many of whom could still be out this week.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program with his actions in a recent promotional video. Self wore an Adidas jersey and a golden chain in the video. The Jayhawks are facing allegations of wrongdoing from the NCAA and have been tied to an FBI investigation into Adidas, the school’s longtime sponsor.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In an era when many college athletes want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa’s Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season. Nunge redshirted as a sophomore with the Hawkeyes, and they hope that will help him blossom into an impact player this winter. The 6-foot-11 Nunge, who started 14 games as a freshman in 2017-18, stepped aside last season in part because Iowa looked to balance out its frontcourt depth.