By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 08, 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. 

Foles dropped a dime before getting hurt

Vernon Davis still got it

Eugenio Suarez joins legendary HR race

One-handed snag by Malik Hooker

Warning track power 💪

DJAX is BACK 🦅

Aaron Judge sets new NYY record

Dorsett wide open for TD

TB12 threading the needle

Josh Gordon could be lethal

Austin Ekeler is a BEAST

Josh Allen GW-TD vs. Jets

Lamar could be a gamechanger

Michael Lorenzen pitch-hit walk-off RBI

Pats pulled out some tricks

Kyler was ballin’ in OT

Austin Ekeler for the win

Dak was dropping dimes in Dallas

Hollywood’s going off

Amazing grab by Ryan Cordell

Super Clutch TD by TY

1st TD since return is a beauty

Vernon Hargreaves made a play

Good ol’ fashion flea flicker

3 INTs for the Titans in the 4th

Derrick Henry helped put away CLE

Saquon doing Saquon things

Sammy Watkins’ career best game

Welcome to Baltimore, Earl Thomas

Case Keenum was making plays early

Gardner Minshew was looking nice in relief

Anthony Harris had 2 picks on Matt Ryan

Mark Ingram’s the bruiser

Ronald Jones looking good in Year 2

Chandler Jones is still a problem

CJ Moseley Pick-6 in Season Opener

Throwback to Gronk’s hat trick

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NFL

[Player of the Day] QB Lamar Jackson, BAL (@MIA): 17-20, 324 PASS YDS, 5 TD, 0 INT 

QB Dak Prescott, DAL (v.NYG): 25-32, 405 PASS YDS, 4 TD, 0 INT

RB Christian McCaffrey, CAR (v.LAR): 19 RSH, 128 YDS (6.7 AVG), 2 TD; 10 REC, 81 YDS

EDGE Devon Kennard, DET (@ARZ): 3 SK, 4 TKL, 3 TFL, 3 QBH

WR Sammy Watkins, KC (@JAX): 9 REC, 198 YDS (22.0 AVG), 3 TD

MLB

SP Sandy Alcantara, MIA (v.KC): 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 8 K, 2 BB, W

SP Gerrit Cole, HOU (v.SEA): 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 15 K, 0 BB, W

SP Jack Flaherty, STL (@PIT): 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 10 K, 1 BB, W

DH Yordan Alvarez, HOU (v.SEA): 4-6, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1 R

SP Max Scherzer, WAS (@ATL): 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 2 BB, W

NFL: S Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints (turns 23)

NFL: S Karl Joseph, Oakland Raiders (26)

NFL: EDGE Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears (27)

NFL: EDGE Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay Packers (27)

NBA: PG Matthew Dellavedova, Cleveland Cavaliers (29)

NFL: TE Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (29)

NFL: CB Pierre Desir, Indianapolis Colts (29)

MLB: SP Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros (29)

2002: The Houston Texans became just the second expansion team in NFL history to win their inaugural game (1961 Minnesota Vikings)

1998: Mark McGwire broke the single-season home run record with his 62nd; he would finish with 70

1985: Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s career hit record with his 4,191st

1973: Hank Aaron broke the all-time career home run record with his 709th

1965: Bert Campaneris became the first player in MLB history to play all nine positions in one game

1883: The New York Giants scored 13 runs in one inning against the Philadelphia Phillies

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