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🥇 The GOAT: Simone Biles won five medals at the world championships. That gives her 37 at worlds and the Olympics, four more than any other gymnast.

🏎️ King of the world: Max Verstappen clinched his third straight world title at Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix, continuing the most dominant F1 season ever.

🏉 Rugby World Cup: Wales, Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, England, Fiji, France and South Africa have advanced to the quarterfinals in France.

🏈 Blue Bloods: For the first time ever, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UNC and UCLA are all ranked in the same AP poll for football, which dates back to 1936.

⛳️ 30 dreams come true: The Korn Ferry Tour season concluded on Sunday, with 30 players earning their PGA Tour cards.


(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

A century ago, no human had run a marathon in under 2 hours, 30 minutes. Now, our species is on the cusp of the 2-hour mark.

New world record: Kelvin Kiptum, 23, shattered the men’s marathon record on Sunday, winning the Chicago Marathon in 2:00:35 to eclipse fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge’s mark by 34 seconds.

Kelvin’s rapid rise: Kiptum has run just three career marathons — all in the last 10 months — and posted three of the six fastest times ever. Last December, he ran 2:01:53 in Valencia, Spain. In April, he won the London Marathon in 2:01:25.

Context: Kipchoge is the only athlete known to have broken the 2-hour barrier. However, his 1:59:40 mark in 2019 came in a special event in Vienna, not in a record-eligible race.

Records keep falling… Ethiopia’s Tigst Assefa broke the women’s marathon world record (2:11:53) two weeks ago in Berlin. Like Kiptum, she was running just her third-ever marathon.


(Yahoo Sports)

(Yahoo Sports)

Three teams won 100 games this season — the Braves (104), Orioles (101) and Dodgers (100). So far this postseason, they’ve won zero.

Where it stands:

  • Rangers 2, Orioles 0: Texas won Game 1, 3-2, despite striking out 16 times. They won Game 2, 11-8, thanks in part to drawing 11 walks. Baltimore will have to win both games in Arlington to send the series back home for a decisive Game 5.

  • Astros 1, Twins 1: Houston won Game 1, 6-4, behind a Justin Verlander gem and two homers from slugger Yordan Álvarez. Minnesota evened the series on Sunday with a 6-2 victory behind seven scoreless innings from righty Pablo López.

  • Phillies 1, Braves 0: Atlanta hadn’t been shutout at home since August 2021. Naturally, the Phils blanked them, 3-0, in their playoff opener.

  • Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0: Arizona crushed their NL West big brother, 11-2, as Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher in postseason history to allow five hits and five runs before recording a single out.

Full analysis: ALDS recaps … NLDS recaps


Brock Purdy is 10-0 as a starter. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Brock Purdy is 10-0 as a starter. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 49ers were Super Bowl favorites entering Sunday night. They’re even bigger favorites this morning after crushing their rival Cowboys, Jeff writes.

  • 49ers 42, Cowboys 10: The league’s best team dismantled the league’s best defense as San Francisco won its 15th straight regular-season game.

  • Jaguars 25, Bills 20: Buffalo was technically the home team, but Jacksonville — which has made London its home away from home — won across the pond for the second straight week.

  • Chiefs 27, Vikings 20: Patrick Mahomes is the 10th QB in NFL history to defeat 31 different franchises, and the first to do so before turning 30.

  • Steelers 17, Ravens 10: Pittsburgh scored 17 unanswered points to beat Baltimore for the sixth time in seven tries this decade.

  • Eagles 23, Rams 14: It was yet another narrow victory, but Jalen Hurts and the Birds remain undefeated.

  • Dolphins 31, Giants 16: De’Von Achane had another monster game (151 yards, TD) and Miami broke the 2000 Rams record for the most yards through five games (2,568).

  • Falcons 21, Texans 19: C.J. Stroud set the record for most pass attempts to start a career without an interception (177), but Atlanta got the win on Younghoe Koo’s walk-off field goal.

  • Colts 23, Titans 16: Indianapolis won in Jonathan Taylor’s return but lost QB Anthony Richardson to a shoulder injury.

  • Lions 42, Panthers 24: Jared Goff beat Bryce Young in a battle of No. 1 picks as Carolina fell to 0-5 and remained the only team without a win this season.

  • Jets 31, Broncos 21: Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett got a revenge win over the team that fired him, but it was New York’s defense that put this one away.

  • Saints 34, Patriots 0: New England has been outscored 72-3 over the last two games and QB Mac Jones has been benched twice. Not great.

  • Bengals 34, Cardinals 20: Ja’Marr Chase exploded for 192 yards and 3 TDs as Cincy’s offense topped 30 points for the first time this season.

Further reading: Winners and losers


(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Las Vegas — The Aces dominated the Liberty in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, cruising to a 99-82 victory behind 26 points from Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum.

Megan Rapinoe hugs fiancée Sue Bird. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Megan Rapinoe hugs fiancée Sue Bird. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Seattle — 2,318 fans watched Megan Rapinoe make her home OL Reign debut in 2013. 10 years later, her farewell home match drew an NWSL record 34,130 fans.

(Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

(Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

London — Arsenal snapped a 15-match winless streak against Manchester City with a 1-0 victory on Sunday, moving the Gunners into second place.


The Sooners are all smiles after Saturday's win. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Sooners are all smiles after Saturday’s win. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

It was quite the Saturday in college football, with Oklahoma toppling Texas to move up to No. 5 in the AP poll, USC surviving Arizona in triple OT, Louisville knocking off Notre Dame, and Miami suffering one of the most inexcusable losses in sports history.

Where it stands: After six weeks, 14 undefeated teams remain. Here’s how Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg and Sam Cooper stack them up against each other.

  1. Georgia (6-0)

  2. Michigan (6-0)

  3. FSU (5-0)

  4. Oklahoma (6-0)

  5. Washington (5-0)

  6. Penn State (5-0)

  7. Oregon (5-0)

  8. Ohio State (5-0)

  9. USC (6-0)

  10. UNC (5-0)

  11. Louisville (6-0)

  12. Air Force (5-0)

  13. James Madison (5-0)

  14. Liberty (5-0)

Alone at the top: Undefeated Georgia has now been ranked No. 1 for 17 straight weeks, tying FSU (1999) for the fourth-longest streak ever. Next up is an 18-week streak by USC (1972-73).


Woodrow Wilson and his wife, Edith, at a baseball game in 1918. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Woodrow Wilson and his wife, Edith, at a baseball game in 1918. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

108 years ago today, Woodrow Wilson became the first sitting president to attend a World Series game, watching the Red Sox beat the Phillies in Game 2 at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl en route to a 4-1 series win*.

  • Wilson brought his just-announced fiancée, Edith Bolling Galt, to the game in their first public appearance since their engagement, notes historian Michael Beschloss.

  • Fun fact: President Harry Truman holds the record for most MLB games attended while in office, going to 16 games, all in Washington.

More on this day:

  • ⚾️ 1989: Art Shell made his debut as the first Black head coach in modern NFL history, leading the Raiders to a 14-7 win over the Jets.

  • 🏈 2012: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison for sexually abusing children.

*Babe on the bench: Boston’s pitching was so strong in the 1915 World Series that a young Babe Ruth wasn’t used on the mound and only made a single pinch-hitting appearance.


Atlanta’s Truist Park before Game 1. (John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Truist Park before Game 1. (John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The NLDS continues tonight with both home teams trying to avoid falling into 2-0 holes.

  • Phillies at Braves (6:07pm ET, TBS*): Zack Wheeler (13-6, 3.21 ERA) vs. Max Fried (8-1, 2.55 ERA)

  • Diamondbacks at Dodgers (9:07pm, TBS*): Zac Gallen (17-9, 3.47 ERA) vs. Bobby Miller (11-4, 3.76 ERA)

More to watch:

  • 🏈 NFL: Packers (+1.5) at Raiders (8:15pm, ABC/ESPN) … Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo will play after clearing concussion protocol.

  • 🏀 NBA preseason: Spurs at Thunder (8pm, NBA) … Seven-foot phenoms Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren make their NBA debuts.

  • ⛳️ NCAA Golf: Jackson T. Stephens Cup (5pm, Golf) … Trinity Forest (Dallas) hosts the annual women’s tournament.

*Now streaming: Warner Bros. Discovery added live sports to Max last week, so tonight’s MLB games can be streamed there. Max’s live sports tier will cost $10/month but it’s free until March.


(Bob Levey/Getty Images)

(Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jose Altuve smashed his 24th postseason home run on Saturday, the second-most ever.

Answer at the bottom.


(Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

(Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Lions pass-rusher Aidan Hutchinson, Phillies shortstop Trea Turner and Bulls guard Quenton Jackson headline our top 13 plays from the weekend.

Roll the highlights.


Trivia answer: Manny Ramírez

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