What’s Happening Now In Sports?

By Rachel Walker 

Sports can be tricky to understand or keep up with. As an update and possibly a learning lesson, here’s what’s happening now in sports. The NFL, National Football League, just started its 105th season. Currently, it is week 4 out of 17. Games are every Monday night, Thursday night, and all day Sunday. The only NFL team left undefeated is the Philadelphia Eagles after their victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week started the first of three games in London with the Vikings and Saints going head to head. The Saints had a heartbreaking loss after a 61-yard field goal hit the upright of the goal post. The Vikings won 28-25. Jordan Poyer, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, had an outstanding catch on a fourth down that led the Bills to an unbelievable comeback win. The Bills won 23-20 against the Baltimore Ravens. On Thursday night, the Bengals beat the undefeated Miami Dolphins 27-15. 

In baseball, Aaron Judge, a shortstop for the New York Yankees, made history, hitting his 62nd homerun and, therefore, passing Roger Maris for the most home runs hit in a single season in the American League. The Seattle Mariners are in the postseason after being in a drought for 21 years. October 5 was the last day of the regular season. The 12 best teams will make the postseason which begins on October 5. In other news, the NBA, National Basketball Association,  is in pre-season currently and will begin on October 18. The WNBA Women’s National Basketball Association just wrapped up with the Las Vegas Aces winning the Championship over the Connecticut Suns. Another sport starting up again is the NHL, National Hockey League. The season will begin on October 7 with the San Jose Sharks going against the Nashville Predators. 

College football is in its prime right now. The top teams currently are Alabama (1), Georgia (2), and Ohio State (3). Alabama has currently won four games in a row. College football ends on December 10 and college basketball will start to begin.