Fall sports are picking up and we have a hand full of sports about to enter their playoffs. The WNBA, despite having 8 teams make it, does a fun atypical format where the top four seeds get byes 1-2 rounds in.
· NHB has some excellent Fantasy preseason reports on each team
· What Pete was looking for in Week 2
· RB week has passed, check out a number of pieces on it below, now it’s Wide Receiver Week!
MLB (77% of the way into the season)
· Colorado Rockies have 4 straight wins while Atlanta, Toronto & San Francisco have lost at least 4 straight.
· Oakland Athletics fought from 15 games back to take the first overall spot in the American League West for a few days before Houston retained the title.
· Ronald Acuna living up to the hype with 17 runs, 15 RBIs, 4 stolen bases batting .382 over the last 2 weeks, Justin Turner is right behind him with 12 runs, 8 RBIs one stolen base and a .469 avg.
· Jacob DeGrom got 3 wins over the last 2 weeks! This goes along with his 0.83 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 10.33 K/BB.
Jacob deGrom threw his first complete game in a Cy Young season.— David Adler (@_dadler) August 18, 2018
The final at-bat -- a game-ending groundout from Nick Williams:
Pitch 106: 98.3 mph
Pitch 107: 99.0 mph
Pitch 108: 99.1 mph (groundout)
Those were, successively, his three fastest pitches of the game.
o Single Elimination games will be on Tuesday.
· EPL Week 2
o Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2, Manchester City scored 6 on Huddersfield Town and Manchester United lost to Brighton and Hove Albion. Sergio Aguero (Man City) and Richarlison (Everton) lead the league with 3 goals apiece.
· NWSL – the season is about 95% done.
o North Carolina Courage win yet again with a 3-0 win over the Orlando Pride. 3 spots open in the Playoff battles still occuring for Seattle Reign, Portland Thorns FC, Chicago Red Stars, Orlando Pride and Utah Royals FC
· MLS – the season is about 74% done.
PGA – (Brendt Snedeker gets his first PGA win of the year)
· Brendt joins the sub 60 club which includes: Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos, Stuart Appleby, Jim Furyk (x2), Justin Thomas and Adam Hadwin
· He hit a 59 on Friday to jump out to an immediate lead and then had to fight hard down the final 9 holes to pass CT Pan and hold on to the win over Webb Simpson
Thank you everyone (fans, volunteers and staffs) @wyndhamchamp and congrats to Brandt Snedeker for the W. Had an unbelievable experience here with my wife on the bag. #pgatour #liveunderpar #golf #caddygirls #appreciationpost pic.twitter.com/6UaFjXeI3S— C.T. Pan (@ctpangolf) August 20, 2018
· Sergio Garcia just misses the playoff cut at 128th. Harris English slippe din at 124 and Seamus Power at 125.
NASCAR – (Kurt Busch)
· He led the final 24 laps to earn his first win in 58 races. Rumors are Kurt has been shopping a new team at the end of this season.
Kurt Busch is BACK in Victory Lane. pic.twitter.com/BmXnZcQagx— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 19, 2018
MMA – (MMA 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat)
· Darrion Caldwell won by TKO over Noad Lahat in the 2nd round.
· Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta by unanimous decision.
· Bryant Jennings holds the heavyweight title after a night round win over Alexander Dimitrenko.
· Ultimate Guide to Opening Weekend NCAAF
· I joked last week that I should just highlight a college football legal issue each week so…LSU receiver Drake Davis had his allegation retracteD
· Down to the final 8 US Teams: Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL, Mid Island LL, Grandview LL, Coventry LL, Coeur d’Alene LL, Peachtree City American LL, Post Oak LL and Honolulu LL & the final 8 International Teams: South Soeul LL, Gold Coast Baseball Assoc LL, Whalley LL, Radames Lopez LL, Catalunya LL, Kawaguchi LL, Vacamonte LL, and Matamoros LL.