1. The Big Ten will open the College Football season Saturday October 24.
2. The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 Thursday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
3. Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1 Western Conference Finals, Friday night, 6:00 p.m.
4. The Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on Thursday Night Football.
5. The Chargers four-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey will undergo season ending hip surgery the team announced Thursday.
6. The Athletic Directors from USC and UCLA have received confirmation from the LA County Public Health Department that there will not be any restrictions beyond what’s mandated by the state of California as it relates to the football teams. The Pac 12 is hopeful that it can start the season by the end of October.
7. With a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres Wednesday night the Dodgers were the first team to clinch an MLB playoff berth. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Dodgers have made the playoffs.
8. Former Oklahoma running back, 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, turns 65 today. Sims, the first overall pick in the 1980 NFL draft, played five years for the Detroit Lions and rushed for over 5,000 yards before a knee injury ruined his career.
9. The Chicago White Sox clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 with a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins Thursday.
10. “I think internally, we always felt this was not a championship-or-bust year for us.” – Clippers forward Paul George after the Clippers Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night in the second round Western Conference playoff series. The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead.