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October 4, 2021

Plenty of college football news this week. Alabama and Georgia continued to roll in the SEC. Michigan got a big win at Wisconsin. Cincinnati ended Notre Dame’s 26-game home win streak. Stanford rallied to stun Oregon.

The MLB regular season went down to the wire. The Red Sox and Yankees earned the AL wild cards, edging Toronto and Seattle. The Giants won the NL West.

The NFL had several upsets. The Giants and Jets winning in the same weekend was surprising. The Colts knocked off the Dolphins. Two teams really impressed: Buffalo beat Houston, 40-0. The Cardinals beat the Rams.

Oh yes, Tom Brady returned to New England. The Bucs edged the Pats, 19-17 as Brady threw for 269 yards. Brady also set the record for career passing yards.

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September 27, 2021

The USA dominated in golf’s Ryder Cup, winning 19-9. There was great spirit shown as the American won three-of-four matches over the first three sessions to build a commanding lead. Dustin Johnson went 5-0 over the three days. Congrats to captain Steve Stricker on the victory.
The San Francisco Giants were the first MLB team to reach 100 victories this season. The St. Louis Cardinals extended its win streak to 16 games. The Yankees swept the Red Sox at Fenway to take the AL wild card lead with a week left.
Brian Kelly passed Knute Rockne on the Notre Dame coaching win list. The Irish made Kelly number one with a win over Wisconsin. Florida State fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1974.
The Rams beat the Bucs. The Broncos moved to 3-0 with a shutout over the Jets. The Patriots lost at home to the Saints. The Steelers lost at home to the Bengals.
Oleksandr Usyk upset Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight title fight. Usyk remained unbeaten.
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September 20, 2021

Alabama was truly challenged by Florida. The Tide escaped with a 31-29 win. The best game may have been Fresno State edging UCLA. Jake Haener threw for 455 yards in the upset.
The NFL has had several great games early this season. The Ravens edged the Chiefs as Lamar Jackson made several big plays. The Raiders got past the Steelers to go to 2-0. The Niners defense was impressive I a win at Philadelphia.
The St. Louis Cardinals moved a step closer to the NL wild card, sweeping the Padres.
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September 13, 2021

Emma Raducanu became the most amazing Cinderella story. She became the first player to make a Grand Slam final as a qualifier. She entered the US Open ranked 150th in the world. She did not lose a set in winning the singles title, beating Leylah Fernandez of Canada in an All-Cinderella final.
Daniil Medvedev upset Novak Djokovic in straight sets to end the Djoker’s Grand Slam bid.
College football saw a few more surprises. Florida State was shocked at home by Jacksonville State, which scored on the game’s final play to win. Oregon won at Ohio State.
The NFL saw a few surprises. The Saints blew out the Packers in Jacksonville. The Falcons lost badly at home to the Eagles. The Steelers won at Buffalo.
Major League Baseball enjoyed a record ninth no-hitter. Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined to no-hit the Indians.
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September 6, 2021

It was cutdown week in the NFL. Big news came out of New England as QB Cam Newton was released.

College football saw Alabama, Georgia, Penn State and UCLA score big wins. There were stunning results as Montana won at Washington, UTSA stunned Illinois, Northern Illinois won at Georgia Tech, and Charlotte knocked off Duke.

There were plenty of surprises in week one of the US Open. Top-seeded woman Ash Barty led 5-2 in the final set before Shelby Rogers rallied for a shocking win. Stefano Tsitsipas, the third-seeded man, lost to 18-year old Carlos Alcarez of Spain. Second-seeded woman Naomi Osaka was stunned by another 18-year old, Leylah Fernandez of Canada. Fifth-seed Andrei Rublev lost to American Frances Tiafoe.

Patrick Cantlay earned a $15 million payday by winning The Tour Championship. He beat Jon Rahm by one shot.

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Quote of the Week

“Wow, it is ok to be confident, but ⁦rookie Benedict Mathurin should calm down. You can’t be serious that LeBron James is going to have to show you that he is better than you."
-Dick Vitale