The Astros answered back in Game 2 of the World Series. And with a night off from baseball, the sports gods are giving us a Thursday Night Football clash of NFC juggernauts. Today’s edition is brief, but tomorrow will bring the heat.
Knicks (3-1) at Bulls (4-0) (8:00 pm ET)
Packers (6-1) at Cardinals (7-0) (8:20 pm ET)
Astros Answer in Game 2
Astros def. Braves (7-2) to Even World Series at 1-1
It’s all square in the Fall Classic! The Astros rocked the Braves to get even in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Houston used a four-run 2nd inning to blow the game open. Jose Altuve carried the big bat with a 2-for-5 night that included his 22nd postseason home run— that ties him with Bernie Williams for the second-most in postseason history.
W: J. Urquidy (HOU): 5 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 7 Ks
L: M. Friend (ATL): 5 IP, 7 Hits, 6 Runs, 6 Ks
The World Series heads to Atlanta for Games 3-4-5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Upcoming World Series Schedule
Gm 3: Astros at Braves (Fri. 8:09 pm ET)
Gm 4: Astros at Braves (Sat. 8:09 pm ET)
Gm 5: Astros at Braves (Sun. 8:15 pm ET)
NFL Trade Deadline Rumors
Deadline: Tuesday, November 2 (4:00 pm ET)
The NFL Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and even though there hasn’t been much activity just yet, the wheels are turning. Rumors keep swirling around Texans QB Deshaun Watson despite his ongoing sexual assault allegations. A few recent moves saw the Jets, Cardinals and Saints add veteran pieces (see below). But overall, the trades should heat up with five days to go. Here are the latest trades, rumors and biggest names on the block.
Saints Acquire RB Mark Ingram (Texans)
Jets Acquire QB Joe Flacco (Eagles)
Cardinals Acquire TE Zach Ertz (Eagles)
Top Targets & Rumors
QB Deshaun Watson (Texans)
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns)
CB Kyle Fuller (Broncos)
OT Andre Dillard (Eagles)
WR Brandin Cooks (Texans)
RB Marlon Mack (Colts)
RB Melvin Gordon (Broncos)
Sporting News: Saints Acquire Former RB Mark Ingram From Texans in Trade
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With a full night of NBA action, one man stole the highlight of the night. Harrison Barnes buried a catch-and-shoot 3 at the buzzer to lift the Kings over the Suns (110-107) and garner the night’s top play in the NBA.
The Capitals fell to the Red Wings on Wednesday night, but Alex Ovechkin tallied his 738th career goal on a rebound put-back. He’s now scored eight goals in seven games this season as he closes in on Brett Hull (741) for 4th all-time.
The Portland Timbers’ Dairon Asprilla delivered the highlight of the night — potentially the goal of the year — with his magnificent bicycle-kick goal in a 2-0 win over San Jose.
With twists and turns expected on a weekly basis before December, the race for the Heisman Trophy has coalesced around five quarterbacks with a legitimate chance at the greatest individual honor in college sports. (USA Today)
We’re two weeks into the 2021-22 NHL season, and there have been many surprises in the early going — both positive and negative. Here is our updated ranking of all 32 clubs, plus the key takeaways that stand out most for each. (ESPN)
James Harden is an expert at drawing fouls, but a rule change over the summer has hindered Harden’s ability to get to the line. Referees have been instructed to not call fouls drawn by unnatural motions, such as an offensive player leaning or jumping into contact. (Yahoo! Sports)
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