The Red Sox slammed their way into the record books on Monday night while the Bills and Titans delivered an epic thriller. Tonight also marks the beginning of the NBA season as the October sports special continues.
The 2021-22 NBA season tips off tonight with a double dose of must-see openers.
Nets at Bucks (7:30 pm ET, TNT)
Warriors at Lakers (10:00 pm ET, TNT)
Slam Sox Make Playoff History
Red Sox Rock Astros in Game 3 (12-3) With Record-Setting 3rd Grand Slam of ALCS (BOS Leads Series 2-1)
The Slam Sox are official! After two grand slams in Game 2, Kyle Schwarber smashed one for Boston in a Game 3 rout of the Astros (12-3) to make MLB Playoff history. The Red Sox are the first team ever to hit three grand slams in a single playoff series. They’re also still undefeated at home this postseason (4-0). The storylines didn’t stop there — Monday was also the 46th birthday for Boston manager Alex Cora.
Game 3 Rewind
Schwarber’s grand slam was part of a six-run 2nd inning that put Boston in complete control. They poured in three more runs in the 3rd to take a 9-0 lead before cruising to a 12-3 victory. They hit four home runs in the game, including Schwarber’s slam and blasts from J.D. Martinez, Christian Arroyo and Rafael Devers.
Boston Bats in the ALCS
The Red Sox have been red-hot in the ALCS with 32 hits and 25 runs. They’ve also hit nine home runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series with Games 4 and 5 in Fenway tonight and tomorrow.
NLCS Gm 3: Braves at Dodgers (5:00 pm ET)
(ATL Leads Series 2-0)
ALCS Gm 4: Astros at Red Sox (8:00 pm ET)
(BOS Leads Series 2-1)
Titans Top Bills on MNF
Monday Night Football: Titans Ride Derrick Henry’s 3 TDs & Last-Minute 4th-Down Stand to Beat Bills (34-31)
The Tennessee Titans are back on track! Monday Night Football’s clash between the Titans and Bills was an instant classic featuring eight lead changes and a fourth-quarter comeback before an epic finish. The Titans stuffed Bills’ QB Josh Allen on 4th-and-1 near the goal line in the final seconds to seal the win (34-31). Buffalo could’ve opted to kick an easy chip shot and play for overtime, but head coach Sean McDermott trusted the legs of his 6-foot-5 quarterback. Tennessee DT Jeffrey Simmons made the game-saving tackle. Both AFC contenders are now 4-2 heading into Week 7.
RB D. Henry (TEN): 20 carries, 143 yards, 3 TDs
QB J. Allen (BUF): 35/47, 353 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
WR S. Diggs (BUF): 9 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD
WR A. Brown (TEN): 7 receptions, 91 yards
Initial College Hoops Rankings
Gonzaga, UCLA Top Preseason Rankings for 2021-22 College Basketball Season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs open the year with the No. 1 ranking in college basketball for the second straight season. Last year’s Gonzaga team held the top spot through an undefeated campaign all the way to the title game before losing to Baylor. Now, the Zags will attempt to get back after losing Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert to the NBA. UCLA was the only other team to receive votes for the top spot. The season begins Nov. 9.
Preseason AP Top-25
1. Gonzaga (55)
2. UCLA (8)
17. Ohio State
19. North Carolina
20. Florida State
23. St. Bonaventure
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