Recap With Weekend Sports
It took the Los Angeles Dodgers seven games to eliminate the Milwaukee Brewers but their 5-1 victory on Saturday night sends them to the World Series, which begins Tuesday, against the Boston Red Sox.
These teams last met in the World Series in 1916, when Babe Ruth played for the Red Sox. The series will open at Fenway Park and begins at 8:09 p.m. ET, with Fox televising.
Kicks made the difference about 30 miles apart on I-95 on Sunday. The New Orleans Saints won 24-23 in Baltimore over the Ravens when Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed an extra point for the first time in his college and pro careers (spanning 316 PATs). Drew Brees became one of just four NFL quarterbacks with 500 career TD passes.
Just to the south, the Washington Redskins held on to first place in the NFC East with a 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. A disputed penalty moved Dallas’ attempt at a tying field goal back five yards and the 52-yard kick caromed off the goalpost.
The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans 21-20 in London as the Titans, with a chance to tie, attempted a two-point conversion to go for the win and failed.
The Philadelphia Eagles squandered a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter to lose 21-17 to the Carolina Panthers. The Cleveland Browns played their fourth overtime game of the season (one shy of the record) and lost 26-23 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 59-yard field goal.
And the Los Angeles Rams remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team, flattening the San Francisco 49ers 39-10.
Ohio State’s stunning loss to Purdue dropped the former No. 2 Buckeyes to 11th in the Associated Press poll. The top five: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan. Alabama got all 61 first-place votes for the first time this season.
The NBA suspended the Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram (four games) and guard Rajon Rondo (three games) and the Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (two games), all without pay, for their roles in an on-court fight on Saturday night.
Chase Elliott picked up his second postseason win as NASCAR finalized its round of eight playoff field. Chasing the Monster Energy Cup Series title: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Elliott and Aric Almirola.
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