Braves Clinch World Series Berth
For the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Braves are heading to the World Series. Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer against Walker Buehler in the fourth inning on Friday night in Los Angeles to clinch the NL pennant. The Braves bullpen put together a solid five-inning performance, with Tyler Matzek – who was out of the game only four years ago – getting the win. Atlanta will face Houston in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at 8:09 p.m. EST.
Unranked Illinois Outlasts No. 7 Penn State in First-ever 9 OT Thriller
History was made on Saturday in State College as Illinois and Penn State battled through the first-ever nine overtime game in NCAA history. The Fighting Illini sealed the 20-18 win on a two-point conversion from QB Casey Washington to Brandon Peters after trading field goals in the first two overtimes.
Iowa State Shocks No. 8 Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State saw its eight-game winning streak end on Saturday in Ames. With just one minute left, the Cyclones stopped the Cowboys on the goal line to ensure the 24-21 victory. Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy put up 307 yards in the winning effort.
Ja Morant Stays Dominant, Memphis Beats Clippers
The Grizzlies earned their first road win of the new season, taking down the Clippers 120-114 on Saturday night in LA. Ja Morant scored 28 points and was boosted by 22 from teammate De’Anthony Melton.
Matsuyama Sinks Eagle on 18 to Win Zozo Championship on Home Turf
Hideki Matsuyama made an eagle putt on the eighteenth hole on Sunday to win the Zozo Championship by five strokes. The win marked Matsuyama’s seventh PGA TOUR victory, but the first in his native Japan.
Kingsbury to Return to the Sidelines on Sunday
Kliff Kingsbury has been cleared to return to the Arizona sidelines on Sunday, following his bout with COVID-19. The Cardinals look to remain as the NFL’s only undefeated team as they take on the Texans at home.