By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 09, 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. 

Saints FG FOR THE WIN 🚨

Watson has that clutch factor

Will Fuller looking like Randy Moss

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NFL

[Player of the Day] K Wil Lutz, NO (v.HOU): 3-4 FG, 3-3 XP, GW 57-yd FG

QB Drew Brees, NO (v.HOU): 32-43, 370 PASS YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

RB Josh Jacobs, OAK (v.DEN): 23 RSH, 85 YDS, 2 TD, 1 REC, 28 YDS

MLB

C Robinson Chirinos, HOU (v.OAK): 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

SP James Paxton, NYY (@BOS): 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 3 BB, W

SP Jacob deGrom, NYM (v.ARZ): 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 11 K, 1 BB, W

MLB: SS Pat Valaika, Colorado Rockies (turns 27)

MLB: CF Billy Hamilton, Atlanta Braves (29)

NFL: DB Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers (30)

NFL: S Andrew Sendejo, Philadelphia Eagles (32)

NBA: PF Luc Mbah a Moute, Free Agent (33)

NFL: WR Matthew Slater, New England Patriots (34)

NBA: SG JR Smith, Free Agent (34)

MLB: SP Edwin Jackson, Detroit Tigers (36)

NBA: SF Shane Battier, Retired in 2014 (41)

NFL: QB Joe Theismann, Retired in 1985 (70)

NFL: DB Johnny Robinson, Hall of Fame (81)

NFL: DB Dick LeBeau, Hall of Fame (82)

2002: Randy Johnson reached 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his MLB record

1987: Nolan Ryan became the very first in MLB history to record 4,500 career strikeouts

1984: Walter Payton reached 15,517 career yards from scrimmage, breaking Jim Brown’s all-time record

1984: Angels pitcher Michael Witt pitched the 11th perfect game in MLB history

1965: Sandy Koufax pitched his fourth career no-hitter, a perfect game against the Cubs

1958: Roberto Clemente hit 3 triples, tying the MLB single-game record

1960: The American Football League played its very first game (Denver 13 – Boston 10)

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