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This Week in Sports: World Series, Fletcher Cox, and More

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Nationals vs Astros in the World Series

In the first game of the World Series, the Nationals beat the Astros 5-4. With Juan Soto, a rookie on fire, the Nationals managed to win their first World Series appearance. Soto, a 20-year-old left fielder, homered and hit a two-run double to pull Washington ahead. Even with a history-making home run by Astros CF George Springer could break the Nationals’ train.

“After the first at-bat, I just said, `It’s another baseball game,” Soto said. “In the first at-bat, I’m not going to lie, I was a little bit shaking in my legs”. Soto finished with three hits and a stolen base. He also managed to snake what would have been a tying hit from Michael Brantley.

Fletcher Cox Defended Break-In With Shotgun

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox defended his home from a break-in last Wednesday. Cox had grabbed a shotgun, causing the burglar to flee. The suspect was the ex-boyfriend of a woman staying in Cox’s house. He also damaged a vehicle and attempted to gain entrance by throwing large rocks at the door.

Overall, the suspect did nearly $2,000 in damages. “We do our best to protect our players here on premise, but obviously they have personal lives and we all have personal lives and things are going to come up. And so we do the best we can to educate our players and try to protect them the best we can,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said.

Jazz vs Thunder Includes Revamped Teams

Wednesday’s season opener between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder will feature revamped rosters for both teams. In the Jazz’s case, it bolstered its lineup by adding veterans Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Jeff Green to an already talented core. “You have architectural plans, you have soil samples and you do all the things you do to prepare to build,” Utah coach Quin Snyder told reporters. “Then once you start the actual building process, you have to access the raw materials, (but) they may be in short supply … there is weather and so many different things.

On the Thunder’s side, this marks the first season without stars Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Paul George, and Jerami Grant on the roster. “I think the league has probably heard from the players in certain situations,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “It’s unfortunate that it happened, but it does happen. It just seems like the league is trying to take a stand on making sure that the environment is safe for these guys to play in and people can enjoy the game.”

Bruins Place David Krejci On Injured Reserve

The Boston Bruins placed forward David Krejci on injured reserve. Krejci has missed two games since he was injured in the first period during a game against Anaheim on October 14th. As a replacement, the Bruins recalled forward Anders Bjork from Providence on an emergency basis.

Denny Hamlin Survives Cut-Off Race In Kansas

Denny Hamlin won last Sunday’s race, securing a spot in the NASCAR playoffs. However, Chase Elliot, who had battled for the spot as well, secured his spot during the last moments of the race. “You have to stay fighting in these things, especially with the late-race restarts,” Elliot said. “Just excited we get to fight another race. Back up against the wall, to come out here and battle for the win, that’s what you have to do when you’re in the position we were in.”

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