Verlander gets 1st World Series win as Astros lead 3-2 and
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Belichick sets NFL/franchise record along with WR Slater - Cowboys owner Jones could be fined
Game 5 Highlights: Verlander gets 1st World Series win as Astros lead 3-2
After trying for 16 years, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander finally got his first World Series win on Thursday night, as Houston beat Philadelphia 3-2 to take a 3-2 series lead in Game 5. Verlander is also expected to win his third Cy Young Award this month, KHOU reported.
Another standout moment of the night came when Astros outfielder Chas McCormick made a spectacular game-saving catch at the wall in the ninth inning with a ball that looked like it might be out of the park, as he jumped high up the chain link for the grab – see it here.
Bezos and Jay-Z may buy Washington Commanders
Bloomberg and the Washington Post are reporting that Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos may pursue a bid with rapper and music industry giant Jay-Z to purchase the Washington Commanders, CNBC reported. The report comes a day after current Commanders' ownership hired Bank of America to explore a sale of the team.
Patriots' Belichick sets NFL/franchise record along with WR Slater
New England Patriots wide receiver and team captain Matthew Slater in Week 8 after the 12-year veteran played in more games for the franchise than any other player except for Tom Brady, as he played his 214th game.
On the same day, Bill Belichick also made history with his 325th win as a head coach, moving him into second place on the NFL's all-time most-winning coaches list, as he moved ahead of Chicago Bears legend George Hallas, CBSSports reported.
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones faces possible fine for blind referee Halloween costume
Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said he is facing a possible fine for a costume he wore on Halloween when he dressed up as a "blind referee." Jones wore the typical NFL referee costume, as well as large reflective sunglasses and walked with a cane.
People spoke to Chris Danielsen, the director of public relations for the National Federation of the Blind, who said Jones' costume "plays on the stereotype that blind people are generally incompetent because of our lack of eyesight."
"That general stereotype, in turn, limits our opportunities for employment and for participation in society," Danielsen added. "This is not just an issue of a perceived problem; statistics routinely verify that blind people have an unemployment rate of between 60 and 70%."
As for Jones and a potential fine, the NFL has specific rules about criticizing referees from within the league. A 2019 memo states, in part, that "posting negative or derogatory/demeaning content pertaining to officiating on social media" is not acceptable.