Weekly Top 10 Sports News Headlines and Major Events: Oct 23, 2022
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This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly report on the big sports news headlines and major events, plus a preview of what’s up next. For October 23, 2022, here are the weekly top 10 sports news headlines to know: the big stories and major events in sports news this week in the NFL, MLB and more.
weekly top 10 big sports news headlines and major events: October 23, 2022
It’s a busy week in the world of sports, with all four major professional sports leagues in North America in action at the same time. Plus college football! Here’s what to know to keep up with it all.
1. NFL week 6 roundup.
Courtesy of CBS Sports, here are the highlights of Week 6 of the NFL season, in case you missed any of it. The headline? Everything you thought you knew about football turns out to be wrong. The two New York NFL teams are playing really well. And Tampa Bay is struggling.
- The New York Jets (4-2) are second in the AFC East and on a three-game winning streak after upsetting the Green Bay Packers at home (3-3), 27-10.
- In more good news in Gotham, the New York Giants are second in the NFC East. They’re at 5-1 for the first time since 2009 after a 24-20 comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens (3-3). As of this posting, the Giants and the Jets have combined for a 9-3 record this season. What????
- Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3) fell to the Pittsburg Steelers (2-4), 20-18. A cranky Tom Brady cursed out his offensive linemen in frustration. Yikes.
- The New England Patriots (3-3) dominated the Cleveland Browns (2-4), 38-15, to get back to .500 this season.
- Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) rallied past the New Orleans Saints (2-5), 30-26.
- In the biggest game of the week, Josh Allen threw the game-winning touchdown with just over one minute remaining, and the Buffalo Bills (5-1) pulled out a thrilling 24-20 win over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (4-2).
- On Monday night, the LA Chargers (4-2) pulled out a 19-16 overtime win over the Denver Broncos (2-4).
- The Philadelphia Eagles (6-0) are the only remaining NFL team with a perfect record this season. Last Sunday, they saw their 20-0 lead shrink to 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, but they fought back to a 26-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys (4-2).
2. Thursday Night Football: Cardinals 42, Saints 34.
The Arizona Cardinals (3-4) got superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins back for the first time this season. He’s the favored receiver for quarterback Kyler Murray – and that, combined with a strong Arizona defense, led to a 42-34 win over the New Orleans Saints (2-5).
3. NFL Week 7 notable games to come
We’re one-third of the way through the NFL season. Courtesy of our Sports Desk and SI, here are some of the big games of note for the rest of week 7:
- Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott says he’ll be back today against the Detroit Lions.
- The New York Giants head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. And the New York Jets meet the Denver Broncos. Will the feel-good New York story unfolding this season have another few chapters? The Jets have won four of the last five, and they just beat Aaron Rodgers at home. The Broncos have lost three straight, including overtime losses the past two weeks. Both teams have a lot to prove.
- The Kansas City Chiefs are at the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs will be looking to regain face after their loss last week to the Bills. The 49ers have been plagued by injuries this season. They’ll have their work cut out for them.
4. Will NFL owner Dan Snyder be forced out?
The NFL’s Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder may be on the brink of being forced to sell the team. Snyder and the team are currently under investigation by Mary Jo White, who is looking into allegations of Snyder’s sexual harassment as well as financial impropriety and workplace misconduct.
At the NFL owners’ meeting this week, for the first time another team owner (the Colts’ Jim Irsay) publicly mused that it might be time for Snyder to go. Meanwhile, this week ESPN reported that Snyder is “collecting dirt” on other owners, and defying the NFL’s punishments.
The odds are in Snyder’s favor, despite the growing sense that he’s losing support. No NFL owner has ever been voted out, and it takes 24 of the 32 owners to vote to do so.
In other Commanders news, one of the team’s season-ticket holders won the Commanders’ Charitable Foundation 50/50 raffle on Sept. 11. But when he tried to cash it later, the team’s check bounced.
5. Panthers trade McCaffrey to San Francisco
The Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey is headed to the San Francisco 49ers in one of the biggest running back trades in years.
6. NBA Season has started
Tuesday was the start of the 2022-23 NBA season, and after an eventful off-season, excitement is high.
In their first games of the season, the Boston Celtics dominated the Philadelphia 76ers with a 126-117 win. And on the West Coast, the Golden State Warriors received their championship rings for the 2021-22 season, and then went on to beat LeBron James and the LA Lakers, 123-109. The Lakers have now lost six straight season openers.
On Wednesday, 24 teams played their first games of the season. The New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson visited Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. And it wasn’t even close. The Pelicans dominated the Nets, 130-108.
7. MLB playoffs
MLB National league
The NL Championship Series sees the Philadelphia Phillies against the San Diego Padres in a best-of-five series. Which is definitely not what the expert prognosticators saw coming.
In a shocking turn of events, the two teams considered to have the best shot at a World Series slot were the LA Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. Both were knocked out in their respective division championship series against teams no one expected to get this far. In both cases, it took only 4 games to turn expectations upside down.
On further reflection, though, it must noted that both the Padres’ Manny Machado and the Phillies’ Bryce Harper signed huge deals with their respective clubs three seasons ago. Now those trades are paying off.
As of this posting, the series is 3-1 in favor of Philadelphia, and the Phillies are just one win away from the World Series.
MLB American league
The AL Championship Series sees the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees in a best-of-five series.
The Astros came into the series hot, having swept the Seattle Mariners with an 18-inning, 1-0 win last Saturday. (That’s not a typo: 18 innings. One run). The Yankees, on the other hand, went to a Game 5 to defeat the Cleveland Guardians.
So far, the series reflects that: Houston is up 3-0 as of this posting, with Game 4 set for Yankee Stadium later today. With the Astros just one win away from the World Series, the stakes for the Yanks could not be higher. They’ve had an extremely poor showing this postseason and it doesn’t seem likely that it’ll change now.
8. College football week 8 highlights
We’re at the halfway point of the college football season and the AP rankings are not what most would have predicted. That’s because in a shocking upset in Week 7, Tennessee upset Alabama, 52-49. To put that in historical perspective, consider this: CBS Sports reports that those 52 points are the most allowed by Alabama since Sewanee scored 54 in 1907.
Meanwhile, the Marcus Freeman era as head coach at Notre Dame is off to a slow start. Last week, the Fighting Irish lost to Stanford. As of this posting, they’re 4-3 for the season.
But the happiest news for many (including us) is that several powerhouse teams remain unbeaten so far this season. They include No. 1 Georgia; No. 2 Ohio State; No. 3 Tennessee; and No. 4 Michigan. Meaning that the Michigan-Ohio State game on Thanksgiving weekend is gonna be EPIC! Oh, and No. 5 Clemson is also undefeated season to date.
9. NHL Reverse Retro jerseys revealed
You didn’t think we’d forget all about the NHL this week, did you? The big story from the league this week is actually about fashion – making it of supreme interest to us.
The NHL and adidas unveiled the 2022-23 season “reverse retro” jerseys on Thursday, to acclaim and derision from sports writers the world over. The concept is that each team takes a vintage jersey and designs a new one that pays homage to the old one, whether with color palette, print or other design element.
Each club will wear their Reverse Retro jersey a minimum of two times and a maximum of eight. The new drop comes two years after the NHL released the first-ever Reverse Retro alternate jersey line.
If you love your team’s new look, you can get your own starting November 15th online or November 20th at retail.
10. You can make it an Eagles Christmas this year. No, not those Eagles.
We close our report this week with a preview of coming attractions. Christmas attractions, to be specific.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata are releasing a Christmas album this year, with help from former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin. A Philly Special Christmas drops on December 23, with Barwin and The War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall producing, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
When you’re 6-0, you get to do pretty much whatever you want to do. Merry Christmas, dudes.
Weekly Top sports news headlines and major events to know: October 23, 2022
That’s our take on the big sports news headlines and major events, and a preview of the week ahead, including what to know about football, baseball and more. Have a great week, dear reader. See you next Sunday.