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Sports Brief: Nov. 4

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving has been suspended five games by the Brooklyn Nets. This comes after Irving made antisemitic comments on his Twitter and failed to apologize in the days following. 

When asked whether or not he held antisemitic beliefs, Irving’s answer remained vague. 

“I cannot be antisemitic; I know where I come from,” Irving said. 

The Brooklyn Nets released a statement saying Irving is “currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets.”  

Thursday evening, Irving ultimately issued a formal apology via Instagram.

“To all Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected by my post,” he said. “I am deeply sorry I have caused you pain. I apologize.”

2022 World Series

The 2022 World Series is underway with the Philadelphia Phillies facing off against the Houston Astros in a seven game series. 

Through four games, the series is tied as the Astros scored  a combined no-hitter in game three.

Game six will be on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Houston with game seven, if necessary, coming on Sunday, Nov. 7.

NFL Trade Deadline

The NFL trade deadline was at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. A few teams made moves for the back half of the regular season. 

The Chicago Bears traded a second round draft pick for wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

The Miami Dolphins traded for both edge rusher Bradley Chubb and running back Jeff Wilson Jr.

The top team in the latest NFL power ranking, the Buffalo Bills, acquired running back Nayheim Hines from the Indianapolis Colts.

First College Football Playoff Rankings

The first rankings for the 2022-2023 college football playoffs were released this week. 

The Tennessee Volunteers got the No. 1 spot, with Ohio State coming in at No. 2. and Georgia and Clemson rounding out the top four, which makes up the playoffs. 

Michigan was the first one out at No. 5 with Alabama down at No. 6. 

The full college football playoff rankings can be seen here. 

Local Update

The Oklahoma Sooners beat Iowa State last week to move to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12. The Sooners play Baylor this coming Saturday, Nov. 5.

Oklahoma State got shut out 48-0 by Kansas State to lose their second game in three weeks, dropping them out of the AP top 25. The Cowboys are set to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, Nov. 5. 

The Thunder has won four straight games after starting the season 0-3 with a fourth quarter comeback against the Dallas Mavericks and a 116-108 win over the Utah Jazz. The win streak has strengthened their record to 4-3 in the early season. Their next game is on Saturday, Nov. 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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