By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Nov 18, 2019

‘Today in Sports’ is a continuously updated daily article showcasing the real headlines only (none of the noise), all of the top highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, as well as the main games worth watching, the best performances of the day (posted at the end of the day), significant birthdays, and a quick recap of notable events on this day in sports history. 

Luka’s emerging as MVP candidate

Mudiay breaks out the ball fake

Aaron Holiday’s career night

Rockets Big 3 leads 8th straight win

Paul George burries old team

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[Player of the Day] G Luka Doncic, DAL (v.SAS): 42 PTS (14-27 FG), 12 AST, 11 REB, 5 TOV

SG James Harden, HOU (v.POR): 36 PTS (11-19 FG), 5 AST, 6 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK

G/F DeMar DeRozan, SAS (@DAL): 36 PTS (14-20 FG), 4 AST, 8 REB, 1 STL, 1 TOV

PG Russell Westbrook, HOU (v.POR): 28 PTS (9-26 FG), 10 AST, 13 REB, 2 STL, 5 TOV

C Montrezl Harrell, LAC (v.OKC): 28 PTS (13-20 FG), 5 AST, 12 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK


EDGE Frank Clark, KC (@LAC): 5 TKL, 2 SOLO, 1 TFL, 1 SK, 3 QBH, 1 PD, 1 FF

TE Travis Kelce, KC (@LAC): 7 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

S Tyrann Mathieu, KC (@LAC): 8 TKL, 4 SOLO, 2 PD, 1 INT

EDGE Melvin Ingram, LAC (v.KC): 5 TKL, 4 SOLO, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 2 QBH, 2 PD

S Daniel Sorensen, KC (@LAC): 8 TKL, 6 SOLO, 1 PD, 1 INT

NFL: WR Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals (turns 23)

NFL: LB Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams (26)

MLB: SP Jameson Taillon, Pittsburgh Pirates (28)

MLB: DH David Ortiz, Retired after 2016 (44)

NFL: PG/AC Sam Cassell, Retired after 2008 (50)

NFL: QB Warren Moon, Hall of Fame (63)

2018: Washington QB Alex Smith broke his leg on a crushing sack by Texans DL JJ Watt and S Kareem Jackson; his potential return is unknown as he has yet to be cleared for play

1996: Cowboys’ Chris Boniol tied an NFL record by converting 7 field goal attempts against the Green Bay Packers

1990: With 4 catches against the Saints, Washington WR Art Monk became just the 3rd player in NFL history to accumulate 700 career receptions

1987: Cubs OF Andre Dawson became the first player from a last-place team to win the MVP award

1985: Washington QB Joe Theismann took a devastating hit from Giants LB Lawrence Taylor that broke his leg, ultimately ending his playing career 

1966: Dodgers’ multiple-time Cy Young Award winner Sandy Koufax announced his shocking retirement at the age of 30

1949: Jackie Robinson was named NL MVP just 2 years after winning the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award

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