Wolfpack players, coaches, and fans immediately stormed the field when No. 9 Clemson failed to convert a fourth down in double overtime, sealing a famous upset victory Saturday for North Carolina State 27-21 in Raleigh. It marked their first win in nine tries against the Tigers, who are suddenly, surprisingly 2-2 on the season.
Underdog Usyk Humbles Joshua to Win Unified Heavyweight Championship
In an exciting contest at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, challenger Oleksandr Usyk outboxed unified belt-holder Anthony Joshua to win the heavyweight championship of the world by unanimous decision. The Ukrainian bossed the fight with slick combinations and non-stop movement that kept AJ guessing all night long.
Sylvia Fowles Named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is your 2021 Defensive Player of the Year in the WNBA, the fourth time she’s won the award — only the legendary Tamika Catchings has more. The seven-time All-Star, two-time WNBA champ, and two-time Finals MVP will aim to add to the fanfare when Minnesota’s postseason campaign begins Sunday against the Chicago Sky.
Cowboys’ La’el Collins Reportedly Attempted to Bribe NFL Drug Tester
The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La’el Collins five games on Sept. 10. As ESPN now reports, it was due to a situation regarding a drug screening, but not a positive test — he attempted to bribe the league’s testing staffer. An arbitrator denied Collins’ appeal and upheld the ban, which he began serving in Week 2.
Red-hot Cardinals Complete Comeback for Franchise Record 15th Straight Win
The 2021 Cardinals took home their club record 15th straight win with an 8-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Their late-season success has put them firmly in place to secure the second NL Wild Card slot, with their magic number looming at three.
Oklahoma Squeaks Out Win Over West Virginia
After a difficult day where he was repeatedly booed by fans, QB Spencer Rattler went 6-6 for 54 yards on the final drive to set up a 30-yard field goal by Gabe Brkic as time expired to propel the Sooners over the Mountaineers 16-13. With the win, Oklahoma stays undefeated heading into next week’s Big 12 matchup with Kansas State.
Volkanovski Victorious, Diaz Dropped at UFC 266
Fans in Vegas were treated to an epic night in the octagon as Alexander Volkanovski cranked it out in five rounds to take down Brian Ortega in an instant classic to defend the featherweight championship at UFC 266. Earlier in the evening, Nick Diaz suffered a third-round technical knockout against Robbie Lawler in his return to the cage for the first time since 2015.
Odell Beckham Jr. Set to Make First Start of Season Against the Bears
Baker Mayfield’s options are about to get a lot more expansive with star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. set to suit up for the Cleveland Browns for the first time this season. Beckham suffered a torn ACL last October; however, coach Kevin Stefanski says that the prolific playmaker returned to full participation at practice this week and is “ready to go.”
Stanton Slaps Grand Slam to Lift Yankees Over the Red Sox
The Yankees got one step closer to clinching a postseason spot on Saturday, as Giancarlo Stanton hit a massive 452-foot grand slam over Fenway’s iconic Green Monster in the eighth inning, leading to a 5-3 win Saturday. The two teams are tied in the standings heading into Sunday’s third game in the series.
No. 16 Arkansas Knocks Off No. 7 Texas A&M in Fayetteville
Sam Pittman’s Arkansas Razorbacks continue to state their case for being the best story in college football after besting the Texas A&M Aggies 20-10 at home Saturday. In halting A&M’s 11-game win streak, the Hogs are 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
Florida Stomps Tennessee at The Swamp
Following a slow start, the Gators stormed to a 38-14 victory over the Volunteers at home. QB Emory Jones led a monstrous offensive effort for Florida, netting 505 total yards, including 283 yards on the ground.