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October 25, 2021

Brady Becomes First QB to Break 600 TDs

Tom Brady added to his certified GOAT status on Sunday, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 600 career touchdown passes in a 38-3 beatdown of the Chicago Bears. The 44-year old Bucs QB threw for 211 yards and four touchdown passes, three of which went to wide receiver Mike Evans. 

Carmelo Anthony Takes Over No. 9 on the All-time Scoring List as Lakers Tally First Win

The LA forward led his team with 28 points on Sunday at the Staples Center as the Lakers beat Memphis 121-118. Anthony bypassed Moses Malone to become the ninth highest scorer in NBA history. The Grizzlies’ Ja Morant led all scorers with 40 in the loss. 

FaZe Clan Sets to Go Public Via SPAC, Yields $1B Valuation

The esports franchise announced its plans to go public on Monday. In order to do so, FaZe Clan will merge with special purpose acquisition company B. Riley Principal Merger Corp, and the profits from the merger will fuel continued development. FaZe Clan estimates that they have 350 million users worldwide.

Bengals Dominate Ravens, 41-17

Quarterback Joe Burrow had a dominant day on Sunday against his AFC North rivals, throwing for 416 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie Ja’Marr Chase continued his breakout season, pulling in eight receptions for 201 yards, including an 82-yarder in the third quarter in the 41-17 win. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson had a combined 345 yards in the air and on the ground. 

Titans Upend Stumbling Chiefs, 27-3

King Henry proved he can do it all Sunday, throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt in the 27-3 win. The big running back added 86 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was helped off the field after taking a knee to the helmet, but cleared concussion protocols following the game.

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Real Madrid Claims El Clásico 2-1 Over Barcelona

The first Real Madrid-Barcelona match of the year felt a whole lot different than it has for the past decade. However, despite the absence of Lionel Messi, Real Madrid claimed the biggest match of the La Liga season with goals by David Alaba and Lucas Vázquez.

Michael Jordan’s Earliest Worn Kicks Sell for $1.47M

In August 2020, a pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn sneakers sold for a then-record $615,000. That record was smashed on Sunday, as the legend’s earliest known worn Nike Air Ships sold for $1.47 million at auction at Sotheby’s to collector Nick Fiorella.

Verstappen Wins United States GP

Max Verstappen extended his F1 title lead over Lewis Hamilton with a win at the United States Grand Prix in Austin in front of a crowd of 140,000. The Red Bull driver won by a minuscule 1.33 seconds, staving off his rival’s quest for a comeback in the final lap. 

Astros Open as Favorites to Win World Series

The Houston Astros opened as -150 favorites to win the series, while the Braves are +125 underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Atlanta’s Charlie Morton will face Houston’s Framber Valdez in Game 1 on Tuesday night in Houston. 

Alabama Inches Up to No. 3 in AP Poll

The Crimson Tide moved up a spot behind No.2 Cincinnati and No 1. Georgia, according to the latest Associated Press college football released Sunday. Alabama moved past No. 4 Oklahoma after a 52-24 beatdown of Tennessee.

NFL Awards $1.55M to Fund Future of Helmets

The league has awarded $1.55 million to be split between three companies working to develop the next generation in helmet safety and technology. The grants, which were given as part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, were awarded to Kollide of Montreal ($550,000); Xenith of Detroit ($496,500); and Impressio of Denver ($454,000).