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This Week in Sports: Nationals, Osweiler, and More


Nationals Make First World Series

The Washington Nationals made the World Series for the first time since 1933. With a poor start of the season, no one expected to see the Nationals in the World Series. However, they swept the Cardinals to win the NL championship and secure their spot.

5 months ago, the team was at the bottom of the barrel. Trade talk swirled around Washington and fans thought manager Dave Martinez’s job was in jeopardy. With a stellar October, however, they turned around. “Often, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places,” said Martinez. “And this is a beautiful place.”

Brock Osweiler Announces Retirement

A “grateful” Brock Osweiler announced his retirement from the NFL. “I am extremely grateful for the time I did receive playing in the National Football League,” the former Broncos, Texans and Dolphins quarterback said in an interview.

Osweiler also said that he wasn’t disappointed in his NFL career. “I have my health. I have the ring. There’s a lot of things I still wanted to accomplish. And I have a lot more left in the tank. But, hey, sometimes you don’t get that opportunity. And given that, it’s all good,” he said. Osweiler was initially drafted as the 57th pick of the 2nd round of the 2012 draft.

Clippers To Sign Taylor To Exhibit 10 Contract

The Clippers offered guard B.J. Taylor an exhibit 10 contract. This is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary. Taylor played four years at Central Florida. There, he averaged 15.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 104 games. He also earned AAC All-Rookie team honors in 2015. Plus, he made the All-AAC first team as a senior. Taylor, who is from Orlando, Florida, scored 1,618 points, ranking seventh all-time in school history.

Seattle NHL Team Releases Initial Ticket Prices

Seattle’s new NHL team released its initial pricing for club seats. Each will cost between $285 and $355 based on a 44-game season ticket package. The packages will run with 3, 5, or 7-year terms. In addition, general tickets will run at around $50 per game, with some games costing $20. The franchise will begin playing in the 2021-2022 season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Signs With JTG Daughtery Racing

Ricky Stenhouse announced that he had signed a contract with JTG Daughtery Racing on Wednesday. “JTG has grown from a small team in a barn to a two-car team with more than 100 employees and I am looking forward to joining the family,” Stenhouse said. “I am ready to go win races with the ultimate goal of making the playoffs and competing for a championship.”