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Sports Quick Hits: October 11th, 2021

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October 11, 2021
Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images
Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images

🎓🏈College football: Texas A&M stunned former No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, downing the defending national champs 41–38. The last time ’Bama lost to an unranked opponent? 2007, when the top song was Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable.”

  • With the loss, Georgia took over the No. 1 spot in the Top 25 poll and Alabama dropped to No. 5. To the left, to the left.

⚾️MLB Playoffs: A wild weekend of Divisional Series play is in the books, and both National League (NL) series are tied at one game apiece with Game 3 scheduled for today. The Atlanta Braves will host the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:07 p.m. ET, then the LA Dodgers will welcome the San Francisco Giants at 9:37 p.m. ET.

  • In the American League (AL), the Boston Red Sox are one win away from eliminating the Tampa Bay Rays after yesterday’s thrilling walk-off victory, while the Chicago White Sox won yesterday to avoid being swept by the Houston Astros. Pack up those brooms.

⚽️NWSL: In the first full weekend of play following the recent league-altering scandals, players of the NWSL kept the pressure on with more powerful moments of silence.

  • As for on-the-pitch news, OL Reign is just one point away from the top spot in the standings thanks to yesterday’s 3–2 win over the Chicago Red Stars. Bangers only.

⚽️USMNT: After a big win over Jamaica on Thursday, the USMNT lost to Panama 1–0 in last night’s World Cup qualifying match. The U.S. squad now has two wins, one loss and two draws through the final round of qualifying matches, meaning Wednesday’s game vs. Costa Rica will be key in ending their World Cup appearance drought. Fingers crossed.