By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Oct 22, 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. 

Top plays down the stretch

Kawhi went off in his LAC debut

Pat Bev’s hustle is a major factor

Danny Green went off in the 3rd Qtr

Signature King James chase down

LeBron SLAMS it down

Kawhi went off in the 2nd Qtr

We’ve seen this from Kawhi before

Danny Greenlight came to play

Lou Will nutmegged JaVale

AD gets 1st bucket as a Laker

LBJ getting buckets early

Nats get 1st World Series game W

Springer doesn’t hustle on 2B

Springer Dinger makes things close

Correa stops the bleeding w/ diving catch

Juan Soto adds 2 more RBIs in G1

Powell had a chance to win it

Gasol tough AND-1 & VanVleet dagger

VanVleet sets career-high w/ clutch 3

Josh Hart knocked down the big 3

Ingram & Lonzo get their 1st NOP pts

Lonzo w/ the flick of the wrist assist

Eaton drives in the go ahead run

Soto BLASTS one to the train tracks

Z-Man hits the Nats 1st WS HR ever

Gurriel gets things going in the WS

The rise of the King 👑

Top 50 plays of the Preseason

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MLB World Series

8:08 PM: Washington Nationals (NL#4) vs. Houston Astros (AL#1) [World Series Game 1]

NBA Opening Night

8:00 PM: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors 

10:30 PM: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

MLB

[Player of the Day] OF Juan Soto, WAS (@HOU): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB; 2ND youngest w/ 3 RBI in WS

OF George Springer, HOU (v.WAS): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB

1B Yuli Gurriel, HOU (v.WAS): 2-5, 2 RBI

NBA

G Fred VanVleet, TOR (v.NOP): 34 PTS (12-18), 7 AST, 5 REB, 2 STL

PF Pascal Siakam, TOR (v.NOP): 34 PTS (11-26), 18 REB, 5 AST, 4 TOV

SG Danny Green, LAL (v.LAC): 28 PTS (10-14; 7-9 3P), 7 REB, 0 AST, 2 STL

SF Kawhi Leonard, LAC (@LAL): 30 PTS (10-19), 6 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 6 TOV

NFL: DE Jonathan Bullard, Arizona Cardinals (turns 26)

NFL: DL Muhammad Wilkerson, Free Agent (30)

MLB: 2B Robinson Cano, New York Mets (37)

MLB: RP Darren O’Day, Atlanta Braves (37)

MLB: OF Ichiro Suzuki, Retired in 2019 (46)

MLB: 1B Jimmie Foxx, Hall of Fame (112)

2011: Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols became just the 3rd player in MLB history to hit 3 home runs in a single World Series game

2000: Bengals RB Corey Dillon broke the NFL single-game rushing record with 278 yards in addition to 2 touchdowns in their 31-21 win over the Broncos

1996: The Yankees tied an MLB record with their 6th consecutive postseason road win as Bernie Williams hit his record-tying 7th postseason home run

1993: In Game 4 of the World Series, the Blue Jays rallied for 6 runs in the 8th inning to take a 15-14 lead and ultimately a 3-1 series lead; 29 total runs scored in a World Series game shattered the previous record of 22 (1936)

1990: The Cincinnati Reds swept the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics to complete one of the greatest upsets in World Series history

1985: After giving up just 2 hits over 8 innings, Royals pitcher Charlie Leibrandt gave up 3 two-out hits en route to a 4-2 loss, giving the Cardinals a 2-0 World Series lead

1939: NBC broadcasted the very first televised professional football game; the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-14

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