Last night, the San Francisco Giants completed a spectacular NLCS comeback by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 and taking the series four games to three. The Giants had been facing a 3-1 series deficit just a few days ago, but they're now gearing up for their Fall Classic matchup with the American League-champion Detroit Tigers.
On Wednesday it became official: Miguel Cabrera is the first player to win baseball's Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera finished with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs, also leading his Detroit Tigers to the American League Central Division championship. Congratulations to Cabrera—anytime achievement that hasn't been done in 45 years deserves applause. So what comes next: a pitcher winning 30 games, a 57-game hitting streak or a .400 average?
Just seven years removed from the cancelled 2004-05 season, the NHL is moving perilously close to another major work stoppage. The regular season is still scheduled to begin October 11, just two weeks away, but the owners, who locked the players out earlier this month, have now decided to fully cancel the preseason.
Our (three-week-) long national nightmare is over: the real referees are back. Late Wednesday night, the league and the union reached an agreement, and it looks like NFL fans can go back to yelling at an entirely different group of men in striped shirts for making decisions they disagree with. Yay!
Yesterday we asked you about the American League, where all three divisions are locked in close fights for first place. In the National League, however, the three division leaders each have sizable advantages. But the wild card? That's a different story.
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