Atlanta started off their quest for their first World Series title since 1995 with an absolute bang as Adam Duvall lifted a grand slam in the first inning to put the Braves on the board first. However, Houston’s slumping bats lit up, as they mounted a steady rally led by Martín Maldonado and Carlos Correa to come back and win 9-5. Game 6 is scheduled for Tuesday in Houston at 8:09 p.m. EST.
Hoka Posts Q2 Surge, Reports $210M in Sales
The wildly popular sneaker brand Hoka One One posted one of its strongest quarters in history. The shoe brand, which has become omnipresent in the last few years, reported $210.4 million in net sales, up 47% in year-over-year analysis. The surge drove parent-company Deckers‘ quarterly revenue report, which totaled $721.9 million, a 16% jump since last year.
Saints Shock Bucs 36-27 After Brady Throws Late Pick-6
PJ Williams picked off Tom Brady with only 1:24 left to go and returned it for a 40-yard touchdown to help the Saints stun the Bucs at home on Sunday. New Orleans pulled off the dramatic victory, despite losing starting quarterback Jameis Winston to a left knee injury earlier in the game. Backup Trevor Siemian stepped in for Winston, going 16-29 for 159 yards and one touchdown.
Amari Cooper Comes Up Clutch as Cowboys Win Sixth Straight
No Dak? No problem. The star quarterback was ruled out just before the game with a calf injury, and Cooper Rush answered the call, throwing for 325 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start against the Vikings. Amari Cooper kept the Cowboys alive on their final drive with a juggling catch on the sideline. A few plays later, Cooper connected with Cooper once again for a 5-yard TD to secure the 20-16 win over Minnesota.
UNC Lacrosse Star Jamie Ortega Makes NIL History
Jamie Ortega, an attacker at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer, will become the first woman lacrosse player to sign a name, image, and likeness brand deal. The news is an important development not just regarding economic equity, but empowerment and exposure for athletes outside of football or men’s basketball, the marquee “revenue sports” that earn the most media coverage and primetime TV real estate.
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Mayhem in Indy as Titans Beat Colts in OT
With just 1:39 left to play, the Titans had the Colts pinned against their own goal line when Carson Wentz tried to get off a left-handed pass to avoid a safety. Tennessee rookie Elijah Molden was there to pick off the warbler and put it in the end zone. The Colts put together a miraculous five-play, 75-yard drive to tie it up at the end of regulation, but Wentz threw another costly interception in overtime, leading to a 45-yard field goal to seal the 34-31 win in the AFC South matchup.
Jets Stun Bengals, 34-31
The Bengals went into Sunday’s action considered one of the hottest teams in football. However, their streak was stopped short as Jets backup QB Mike White posted a banner day with 405 yards and three touchdowns in his first NFL start to put New York over Cincinnati 34-31.
Georgia Stays Strong at No. 1 in Week 10 AP Poll
The 2021 season’s inaugural college football playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday. In preparation, the Week 10 AP Poll offered few surprises following a wild weekend of action. Georgia remained steadfast at No. 1, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Michigan State jumped three spots to No. 5 following their big win over Michigan, who dropped three to No. 9.