Astros Get Big Win In Game 3 At Washington, Doncic, Jokic, And LeBron Lead Teams To Victory, Perez, Vardy Fuel Record-Setting Night For Leicester

Grace Higgins | October 26th, 2019

The Houston Astros didn’t have to technically win Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night in Washington, but realistically speaking, they sure did need to in order to have any hopes of winning a second title in three seasons. That’s exactly what they were able to accomplish as well, holding off the Nationals to win 4-1 in the nation’s capital. It didn’t take the visitors long, either, to set the tone. In the second inning, they got a run on the board when Josh Reddick singled. An infield single from Michael Brantley tacked an a second an inning later. Victor Robles then would triple for the Nats to drive in Ryan Zimmermann, but that run would prove to be the last one they would get on the evening. Jose Altuve, the silent hero of this one, then would reach base and score for the second time on the night when Brantley again drove him in via a single in the fifth. A sixth-inning home run then came off the bat of Robinson Chirinos, pushing the lead up to 4-1, a score that would remain the same for the remainder of the game. Houston are one step closer now, but they still have to win three out of the next four, so it’s a tough hill to climb for sure.

Chicago Sun-Times

Sometimes all it takes in the NBA to win a game is simply having the best player out on the court on that night. In the case of three teams on the first Friday of the season, that was certainly the case. Luka Doncic showed that to be true as he led the Dallas Mavericks to a 2-0 record thanks to a 112-106 win over the Zion-less New Orleans Pelicans. The sophomore player put up a triple-double, scoring 25, assisting ten times, and grabbing ten rebounds as well. Eight of those 25 came in the last five minutes as well, keying his team to the win. Nikola Jokic also was able to put up impressive numbers as he helped his Denver Nuggets team to a 108-107 overtime win. The portly center put up 23/14/12, but he got a lot of help from Jamal Murray’s 27 as well as they overcame a late swoon to take the win. LeBron James also had a big night. Though he did not end up with a triple-double like the two Europeans, he still had 32 points and ten assists in a 95-86 win over the Utah Jazz. New teammate Anthony Davis mustered 21 as they won their first game together in the purple and gold, while Donovan Mitchell scored 24 for the losing visitors.

USA Today

It’s never a good thing when you go down to ten men inside the first 15 minutes of a game, but that’s what happened to Southampton at home in the Premier League on Friday night against Leicester City. Even with that happening, however, no one would have expected them to end up losing 0-9 to the Foxes. That’s exactly what occurred, though, with many records in the league being set by the visiting team. Both Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy scored hat tricks, and they recorded the biggest road win in the league’s history. It tied the largest ever win in the division as well, which is quite the achievement. They scored five before the half-time break and four after, never letting their foot off the gas as they romped to a win that’s had to believe.
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