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November 12, 2019

On This Day:

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1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become 1st pro football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association’s 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club

1904 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham

1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards

1966 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record

1975 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal

1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

1990 “The Body Bag Game” – after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly “they’ll have to be carted off in body bags” the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game

1995 Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

2012 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

What’s New:

MLB will host the first major league baseball game at the Field of Dreams site in Iowa in August between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.

However, the game won’t be played on specifically on the iconic diamond from the 1989 movie – rather, it will be on a temporary 8,000-seat stadium just a short walk from that site.

That is raising hopes that when they build the temporary stadium, more baseball will come to the area. (READ)

The Minnesota team were certainly jumping for joy with a close victory over America’s Team last night, so were the NFL & NBC AP

Almost nobody loves statistics like NFL fans, and the league and NBC have one for you today straight outta Sunday Night Football. (READ)

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Bleacher Report’s soccer property B/R Football will debut an interactive show on its YouTube channel on Nov. 12. The series is part of the WarnerMedia-owned sports publisher’s recent shift to produce more mid- and long-form programming for platforms like YouTube rather than shorter fare made for social platforms like Instagram, said Travis Rettke, gm of B/R Football. (READ)

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The United States women’s national team (USWNT) have been given a boost in their ongoing equal pay lawsuit against US Soccer after being granted class certification by a California district court. (READ)

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We have reached a point in the season where there are a lot of games available for college football betting before Saturday. There are two games every day between now and Saturday, giving us eight games to bet on before the other 42 games on Saturday.

Just like me, you guys don’t want to wait until Saturday, right? Especially when we can make some money on college football betting before the weekend. (READ)

NHL turns to Seven League to grow European digital presence
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The National Hockey League (NHL) has teamed up with digital sports agency Seven League to grow its presence in Europe.

The deal will see Seven League run bespoke, localised NHL channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in German, Finnish, Czech and Swedish throughout the ongoing 2019/20 season. (READ)



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