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BC-YE--2018 Sports Chronology,6th Add, YE

December 27, 2018


Oct. 18 — David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros. Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox stunned Justin Verlander and the Astros in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series to win the best-of-seven set 4-1.

Oct. 20 — Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.

Oct. 20 — Earlham set a Division III record for consecutive losses with 51 with a 64-20 loss to Franklin. Earlham, which hadn’t won since 2013, broke the 38-year record held by Macalester College of Minnesota.

Oct. 21 — Tampa Bay’s Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 59-yard field goal, the longest ever in overtime, to give the Buccaneers a 26-23 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Oct. 26 — Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 to pull within 2-1. Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief.

Oct. 27 — Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 3-1 World Series lead.

Oct. 27 — Trevor Lawrence threw four touchdown passes, and No. 2 Clemson handed Florida State its worst home loss in program history with a 59-10 victory. The Seminoles suffered its most-lopsided defeat at home — surpassing a 58-14 loss to Southern Miss in 1981. It also was the most points allowed by FSU at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Oct. 28 — Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career, becoming the first Ukrainian player to win the season-ending WTA Finals trophy. The No. 6-seeded Svitolina rebounded from a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens.

Oct. 28 — Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton and the late Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina are tied for the second most titles in F1 history, trailng Germany’s Michael Schumacher who has seven.

Oct. 28 — Derrick Etienne scored a slick goal in the 53rd minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over Orlando City and the Supporter’s Shield for the best record as the Major League Soccer regular-season ended. The Red Bulls (22-7-5) reached 71 points, the first team to ever crack 70 points in the regular season.

Oct. 28 — The Indianapolis Colts won in consecutive weeks for the first time in three years, beating the Oakland Raiders 42-28. Adam Vinatieri of the Colts set the NFL’s career scoring record with two field goals and four extra points. Viantieri, with 2,550 points, broke Morten Andersen’s record of 2,544 points.

Oct. 28 — Minnesota’s Adam Thielen had 103 yards receiving and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 30-20 loss to New Orleans, tying Calvin Johnson’s all-time NFL record of eight straight 100-yard receiving games, set in 2012 with Detroit.

Oct. 28 — The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power.

Oct. 29 — Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record with 14 3-pointers and finished with 52 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Oct. 30 — The NFL suspended Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks for eight games for his role in an insider trading scheme. Kendricks was suspended indefinitely by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Oct. 2.

Oct. 31 — DJ Durkin’s return as Maryland’s football coach lasted one day. Durkin was fired just over 24 hours after being reinstated. The firing came about five months after offensive lineman Jordan McNair collapsed on the practice field and later died of heatstroke.

Nov. 1 — Simone Biles became the first woman to win four world all-around championships, a feat she pulled off despite a handful of uncharacteristic errors to beat Japan’s Mai Murakami and American teammate Morgan Hurd by more than 1.6 points. Battling a kidney stone, she sat down her vault in the first rotation, came off the beam on her third and stepped out of bounds on floor exercise. Biles still posted an all-around score of 57.491.

Nov. 2 — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships at Doha, Qatar, when she cruised to victory in the vault final. The gold medal was her third of the meet. Biles finished runner-up to Belgium’s Nina Derwael in the uneven bars final to become the first American woman to win a world championship medal in all four events.

Nov. 3 — Accelerate took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Gunnevera to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by a length. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Accelerate covered 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.93 and paid $7.40, $6 and $4.40. Enable followed up last month’s Arc de Triomphe victory by winning the $4 million Turf by 3/4 lengths over Magical. The 4-year-old British filly became the first horse to win both prestigious races in the same year.

Nov. 4 — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win the marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

Nov. 6 — RJ Barrett scored 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in their first college games, leading No. 4 Duke over No. 2 Kentucky 118-84 in the season-opening Champions Classic. It was the most lopsided defeat in coach John Calipari’s tenure at Kentucky.

Nov. 8 — Jessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the national team, scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. women’s national team reached its 500th victory with a 1-0 win over Portugal in Lisbon. The U.S. national team is now 500-65-74 overall since its inception in 1985.

Nov. 10 — Earlham ended the football season with a 70-6 loss to Rose-Hulman, extending the longest losing streak in Division III history to 53 straight games.

Nov. 11 — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova beat Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final.

Nov. 11 — The Cincinnati Bengals were dominated in a 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Bengals matched the most lopsided defeat in franchise history and became the first team in the Super Bowl era to give up 500 yards in three consecutive games.

Nov. 12 — The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement with more than 140 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warn them of the risks involved with playing.

Nov. 12 — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was voted American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth with 10 homers and four pitching wins in the same season. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was an overwhelming pick for the National League honor.

Nov. 13 — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator. Wilson already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale.

Nov. 13 — Oakland’s Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues. Atlanta’s Brian Snitker won the National League award for leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish.

Nov. 13 — Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I women’s basketball coach to win 1,000 games when the Scarlet Knights beat Central Connecticut State 73-44. Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the 1,000-victory club.

Nov. 13 — Earlham announced it was canceling the 2019 football season because of its lack of competitiveness. Earlham ended the 2018 season with a 70-6 loss to Rose-Hulman and a 53-game losing streak, the longest such streak in Division III college football history.

Nov. 14 — Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets easily won the National League Cy Young Award. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays won the AL prize, narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young.

Nov. 15 — Boston’s Mookie Betts and Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich were runaway winners of the Most Valuable Player awards after the 26-year-old outfielders each led their teams to first-place finishes with dominant seasons that included batting titles.

Nov. 16 — WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin extended his unbeaten record (52-0, 18 KOs) beating Indonesian fighter Mektison Marganti with a six-round unanimous decision.

Nov. 17 — Jimmy Butler knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119.

Nov. 18 — Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals.

Nov. 18 — Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions. Logano won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a season in which he barely contended until the playoffs began.

Nov. 18 — The Houston Texans held off Washington for a 23-21 victory to become the first team since the 1925 New York Giants to win seven in a row after starting 0-3.

Nov. 19 — Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a record 54-51 victory. Patrick Mahomes had a career-high 478 yards with six touchdown passes for the Chiefs (9-2), but he also threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 as the Rams (10-1) won the third highest-scoring game ever played.

Nov. 19 — Rutgers held Eastern Michigan to an NCAA-record low four first-half points in a 63-36 rout. The Scarlet Knights tied a men’s NCAA Division I record for points allowed in a half as it built a 31-4 halftime lead.

Nov. 23 — Phil Mickelson needed 22 holes to beat Tiger Woods in their head-to-head golf matchup. Mickelson won the $9 million purse and a championship belt crafted with 18-karat gold and two karats worth of diamonds. The four extra holes forced the match to finish under the lights at Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas. B/R Live, the sports streaming platform for Turner Sports, made the match available for free to anyone after technical difficulties prevented those who paid $19.99 to see the live stream.

Nov. 24 — Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory. In the 115th meeting between two of college football’s most storied rivals, Ohio State scored more points than it ever had against Michigan — more points than any team has ever scored in regulation against Michigan.

Nov. 24 — Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion to Kendrick Rogers in the seventh overtime gave Texas A&M 74-72 victory over No. 8 LSU in a game that tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game.

Nov. 24 — Florida used a punishing ground attack to end a five-game losing streak to Florida State, defeating the Seminoles 41-14. The Gators halted Florida State’s bowl streak, which began in 1982, and handed the Seminoles (5-7) their first losing season since 1976, which was Bobby Bowden’s first season as head coach.


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