Archive for October, 2019

Nationals Win World Series For First Time In Franchise History, Curry Breaks Hand, Embiid & Karl-Anthony Towns Ejected, Harden 59 Pts

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The Washington Nationals became World Series Champions for the first time in franchise history. With a 6-2 game 7 victory over the Houston Astros, the Nationals clinched the title and astounded their fans. Back in May, the Nationals were 19-31 and didn’t look like they’d even reach the postseason, but they went on a 74-38 run to reach the playoffs. And if that display of grit wasn’t historic enough, the Nationals recorded another milestone moment by becoming the only team in 114 years to win the Championship title without winning at least one home game during the series. Congrats Washington Nationals!

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The Golden State Warriors suffered a devastating blow on Wednesday night when superstar Steph Curry broke his left hand in a blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors are already playing without an injured Klay Thompson and Kevin Looney, so the prospects for the five-time NBA champs look bleak.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns were ejected for fighting during the 3rd quarter of the game on Wednesday night. These two men have had a history of trash-talking each other. The Sixers beat the Timberwolves 117-95 for their fourth consecutive win of the season.

James Harden scored 59 points for the Houston Rockets (his 9th career game with 55 points and the second-most in history behind Wilt Chamberlain). The Rockets edged out the Washington Wizards 159-158 (recording the most points scored in an NBA regulation loss).

 

 

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Controversial Call, Nationals Survive Game 6, NCAA Allows Athletes To Profit

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The Washington Nationals survived another day and will face the Houston Astros in a decisive World Series game 7. After a wild 7th inning in Game 6, with a controversial interference call at first base (and Nationals’ manager Dave Martinez ejection), Washington rallied to a 7-2 victory. Game 7 is on Wednesday night.

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After a ruling in California made it easier for student athletes to profit off of their name, the NCAA jumped on board and released a statement saying they voted “unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”

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Nationals Head To Houston For Game 6, 49ers And Patriots Undefeated, Belichick 300th Career Win, Brees Comeback

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The Washington Nationals have lost the last three straight games and will head to Houston for game 6 of the World Series. Washington is now down 3-2 with game 6 on Tuesday night. President Trump arrived after the first inning on Sunday, but got a less than friendly reception when fans chanted “lock him up”.

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In the NFL this weekend, the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots remain unbeaten. For the Niners, they move to 7-0 for the first time since 1990 (and only the second time in franchise history). The Patriots moved to an 8-0 start, and head coach Bill Belichick recorded his 300th career win. Only Don Shula (347) and George Halas (324) reached this number during their careers.

For week 8 highlights including New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees triumphant return from injury, click here.

 

 

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Astros PR Nightmare, Fire Taubman, Warriors Lose In New Arena, Cook’s TD Helps Vikings Over Redskins

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On Friday night, the Houston Astros head to Washington DC for Game 3 of the World Series. The Astros are not only down 2-0 but also trying to repair their PR nightmare of a week. After Houston beat the NY Yankees Saturday night in the American League Championship Series, a Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein reported that assistant GM Brandon Taubman taunted three female reporters while discussing the Astros signing Roberto Osuna. Osuna was suspended for 75 games last year for domestic abuse violations. According to Apstein, Taubman yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—ing glad we got Osuna!” in front of the visibly upset female reporters. After initially deflecting the situation, the Astros fired Taubman on Thursday and released a statement saying his conduct “does not reflect the values” of the organization.

The ceremonial first pitch on Friday night will feature retired players (pitcher Chad Cordero and catcher Brian Schneider) who played in 2005 when the Nationals team came back to Washington.

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The Golden State Warriors got trounced on Thursday night in the first regular-season game in their new arena. The Los Angeles Clippers won 141-122. After the game, Warriors forward Draymond Green did not mince words stating, “We f—ing sucked, And we gotta get better.”

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Thanks to running back Dalvin Cook’s only touchdown of the game, the Minnesota Vikings triumphed over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. Minnesota 19, Washington 9

 

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Nationals Win Game 2, Simone Biles’ Backflip First Pitch, Sixers’ Tobias Donates $1Mill

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The Nationals’ mania continues with their Game 2 World Series win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.  In the seventh inning with the score tied at 2-2, Nationals’ catcher Kurt Suzuki, hit a homer and unleashed an onslaught of runs leading the Nationals to a 12-3 stomping. The Series now heads to D.C. The Nationals are on an 18-2 run and are 10-2 in the playoffs. Game 3 on Friday night.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Houston hometown hero, Simone Biles, used her acrobatic skills to throw out the first pitch before Game 2.

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The NBA season is underway and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris has already made an impact.  On Tuesday afternoon, he announced he’s donating $1M to 9 different charities with over $600,000 going to charities based in Philadelphia. Tobias said, “We need our community, we need our city to be behind us. And we have to empower our city and kids, young kids who look up to us as athletes, as basketball players.”

 

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Nationals Win Game 1, Juan Soto 2nd Youngest HR, Everyone Enjoys Taco Tuesday, Sanders Traded To SF

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The Washington Nationals won their first World Series game in franchise history with a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Nationals’ star Juan Soto also set a record, becoming the second-youngest player in baseball history (three days before his 21st birthday) to hit a home run in his first World Series outing.

Every taco fan in America had something to celebrate on Tuesday when Nationals’ shortstop Trea Turner stole second base activating the Taco Bell “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion.

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Within a few hours of the New England Patriots making headlines for acquiring wide receiver Mohammed Sanu, the San Francisco 49ers took the spotlight and announced they were trading with the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. According to Broncos’ General Manager John Elway,  “Emmanuel had issues and we had issues, so that’s why it was a good time for us to go in different directions. … With that being said, we were able to get the value we thought was fair, so that’s why we decided to make the deal.”

 

 

 

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Zion Out 6-8 Weeks, Pats Destroy Jets, Pats Get Mohamed Sanu

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The New Orleans Pelicans will have to wait 6-8 weeks for their #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to join the team. Zion has a torn meniscus and had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The Pelicans’ season begins Tuesday night, and Zion’s injury is a major loss for the team.

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The New England Patriots destroyed the New York Jets on Monday night. With a 33-0 shut out, the Patriots are now 7-0 for the season, setting a record for their third 7-0 start in team history.

The Patriots ended the evening with more good news. The Atlanta Falcons agreed to trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to New England giving quarterback Tom Brady another great receiving option.

 

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Astros Vs Nationals In World Series, Washington Attempts Camouflage Play, Carr Causes Touchback, 49ers Undefeated

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With a game 6 win over the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros will face the Washington Nationals in the World Series. The Astros won the World Series in 2017 and will host the Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday night. Houston 6, New York 4

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In college football over the weekend, #25 ranked Washington attempted a creative trick play against #12 ranked Oregon. On a kickoff return, Washington, whose uniforms are purple, had one of their receivers lay down in the end zone and attempt to blend in with the purple turf so he wouldn’t be noticed. He then received a pass from his teammate. The only problem is camouflage is against the rules, and Washington was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct foul. The NCAA states that “any players who ‘lay down and ‘hide’ in the end zone’ or elsewhere on the field should be treated as injured and removed from the game for a play.” Oregon 25, Washington 21

It was an ugly victory, but the San Francisco 49ers remain undefeated in their three field goal win (thanks to kicker Robbie Gould) over the Washington Redskins. The only other undefeated team so far is the New England Patriots (who play on Monday night vs the New York Jets)
For more week 7 NFL news, click here.
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Patrick Mahomes Suffers Knee Injury, Astros Grab Game 4

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the 2018 MVP, suffered an injury to his knee on a quarterback sneak in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night’s win over the Denver Broncos. Mahomes will undergo an MRI to diagnose the extent of the damage. The reports are he’ll be out at least 3 weeks. Chiefs 30, Broncos 6

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In game 3 of the ALCS, the Houston Astros grabbed another big win. The Yankees are now at a deficit of 1-3 and are facing a tough climb. According to the stats, teams that trail 3-1 have only advanced in the series 15% of the time.    With a win on Friday night in Game 5, the Astros could be heading to the World Series to face the Washington Nationals. Astros 8, Yankees 3

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Bradley Beal’s Extension With Wizards, Myles Garrett Gets Punched In Car After Selfie

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Bradley Beal agreed to a 2-year $72 mill max extension to stay with the Washington Wizards. Beal will now stay in Washington and out of free agency for at least 3 seasons. At 26 years old, Beal is committing his best years to the future of the Wizards.

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Myles Garrett, who leads the league with nine sacks and was the #1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, had an unusual encounter with a Browns’ “fan” on Wednesday. Garrett reported he was driving through downtown Cleveland when a man recognized him and asked him if he could take a picture. At the stoplight, the man got out of his car and Garrett rolled down the window to take a selfie. The man then punched Garrett in the face and sped off. The police found the man from his license plate, but no charges have been filed.

 

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