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Sports: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

21 October 2020 Sports

Dodgers Take Game 1, WFT May Keep Name, Nats Hire Hickey

Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on two hits and struck out eight in six innings of work, as the LA Dodgers beat the Tampa bay Rays 8-3 in Game One of the World Series last night. The contest was played at a neutral site, The Rangers’ Globe Life Field, in front of 11,300 fans. The Dodgers got home runs by Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts, and became the first team to steal 3 bases in a World Series inning since 1912. Game Two is tonight at 8:08.

The Washington Football Team may keep that name moving forward. Team President Jason Wright told WJLA TV in DC that “there’s a pretty good chance we will be The Washington Football Team” next season.” The team dropped it’s Redskins name after 87 years this season.

Earlier this week, the Washington Nationals came to terms with Pitching Coach Jim Hickey. The 58 year-old Hickey joins the Nats after spending the last two seasons as special assistant for player development with the Dodgers. The 2021 season will be Hickey’s 38th in professional baseball.

And, 5-0 Clemson is number-one in the latest AP College Football Poll. The rest of the top-five is Alabama, Notre Dame, Georgia, and Ohio State, who has yet to play a game. Virginia Tech comes in at 19, while WVU is among “other schools receiving votes.”

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