Chicago Cubs reach World Series
The Chicago Cubs qualified for their first World Series in over 70 years, after defeating the LA Dodgers on Oct. 22. The Cubs have not won a championship in the past 107 years, according to Yahoo! Sports, and will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
Adam Vinatieri sets NFL field goal record
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri set a new NFL for most consecutive field goals on Oct. 23. The 43-year-old and 21-year NFL veteran, earned his 43rd consecutive field goal with a 33-yard kick in the Colt’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Alabama safety to miss time with fracture leg
University of Alabama safety Eddie Jackson will miss part of the season with a fractured leg, according to ESPN. Jackson suffered this injury during Alabama’s game against No. 6 Texas A&M on Oct. 22. The team has yet to release further information on the state of his injury.
Vikings running back wear Harambe themed cleats
Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon wore cleats featuring Harambe, the gorilla killed at the Cincintatti Zoo earlier this year. Though athletes are unable to wear custom shoes during NFL games, there are no regulations that regulate their footwear during warmups, according to FOX Sports. This is the second occasion that the Vikings have referenced Haramabe on the field; in week one team members were reported to be chanting “Spoons out for Harambe,” before the start of the game.