NFL: Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers possibly out for season
Aaron Rodgers, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, was injured in the Packers 23-10 loss to the Vikings, and will likely be out of the season. Rodgers was diagnosed with a broken collarbone after the game after a huge hit in the first quarter. With Rodgers out, the Packers shot at making a Super Bowl run took a huge hit.
The @packers could be without Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season.
Can backup QB Brett Hundley lead the team to the postseason? pic.twitter.com/s6HAgdBIW2
— NFL (@NFL) October 16, 2017
NFL: Giants Pick Up First Win
The previously winless New York Giants shocked the NFL by beating the heavily favored Denver Broncos, 23-10. In what many expected to be a Broncos blowout, the Giants raced out to a 17-3 lead at the half and held on for their first win of the season. Orleans Darkwa led the Giants on the ground with 117 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Women’s Soccer: Thorns Claim NWSL Crown
The Portland Thorns won 1-0 on Saturday over the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL championship, winning their second title in club history. North Carolina had a big chance to take a lead in the 14th minute, when a shot from distance by Sam Mewis pinged off the crossbar. The Thorns scored the game-winner in the 50th minute, courtesy of the game’s MVP, Lindsey Horan.
— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017
— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017
MLB: Dodgers Win On Walk-off Home Run
On the 29th anniversary of the Kirk Gibson walk-off home run in game one of the World Series, the Dodgers experienced some more October magic, this time off the bat of Justin Turner.
— TBS Network (@TBSNetwork) October 16, 2017
With a 1-0 count and runners on first and second with two outs and the game tied at one, Turner sent a John Lackey pitch over the wall, winning the game for the Dodgers 4-1 and giving them a 2-0 series lead as the games shift to Chicago.
MLB: Astros Take 2-0 Lead
The Astros took a 2-0 series lead over the Yankees in the ALCS, winning 2-1 on Saturday. Trade deadline pickup Justin Verlander pitched a complete game gem for Houston, allowing just five hits and one earned run while striking out 13.
Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Astros, driving in both of Houston’s runs on a solo home run in the fourth and an RBI walk-off double in the ninth.
College Football: Upsets Galore As Top 10 Teams Fall
Penn State is up to No. 2 in the latest Associated Press poll, the Nittany Lions highest ranking since 1999. The entire top 10 looks a lot different with a number of high-profile upsets this past weekend. Alabama remains the top team followed by Penn State moving up to No. 2. Georgia checks in at No. 3, followed by TCU, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Clemson dropped from No. 2 to No. 7 after an upset loss to Syracuse, with Miami, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State rounding out this week’s Top 10.
— Fan Insider (@FanInsider_) October 14, 2017
RSL Falls; Playoff Hopes Come Down To Final Game
Real Salt Lake gave up an early goal and couldn’t recover, falling 1-0 on the road to the Colorado Rapids. Despite dominating possession RSL couldn’t capitalize on multiple chances in the second half.
With the loss Real sits at 42 points and eighth in the Western Conference, two spots back of the red line for playoff qualification. RSL needs a win over Sporting Kansas City, as well as San Jose and FC Dallas losses or draws to make the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
NHL: Vegas Wins Again, Off To 4-1 Start
The Vegas Golden Knights continued their hot start to their first season, beating the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Sunday night. The Knights scored twice in the second period to take the lead off goals from Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov, their first career goals.
The Bruins cut the lead to 2-1 with just 30 seconds left but gave up another goal just seconds later, giving the Knights the victory. Goaltender Malcolm Subban earned his first career win in net for Vegas.
FCS Football: SUU Beats Weber In Beehive Bowl
SUU beat Weber State in the Beehive Bowl on Saturday, upsetting the 16th ranked Wildcats. The T-Birds moved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Sky play. Weber dropped to 4-2 and 2-1 in BSC play.
SUU was the only Division I team in the state to win this weekend – Utah lost to USC, BYU lost to Mississippi State, and Utah State lost to Wyoming.