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Sports Brief: Sept. 23

Aaron Judge for 61

Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run on Tuesday, Sept. 20 tying Babe Ruth for the second most homeruns in a season for the New York Yankees and the American League. Judge is now one home run away from tying Roger Maris for the record of 61. 

Judge is on pace to win the triple crown in the American League meaning he leads the league in home runs, batting average, and runs batted in. He currently leads with a .317 average, 128 RBI’s and 60 home runs.

MLB entering the home stretch, Astros clinch the west

The Houston Astros became the second team to clinch their division as they finalized winning the American League West for the fifth time in six years.

The Cleveland Guardians have continued the lead of their division to six and a half games. The National League is still tightly contested with the New York Mets leading by a single game.

With just over two weeks remaining, division leaders include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cleveland Guardians, and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Astros and Dodgers have clinched their respective divisions.

NFL week two 

The NFL wrapped up week two of the regular season.

 There were three major comebacks in the second week. The Miami Dolphins came back from 21 points down in the 4th quarter against the Baltimore Ravens to move to 2-0. The New York Jets performed a comeback of their own against the Cleveland Browns, scoring two touchdowns in the final 2 minutes to win the game.  The Arizona Cardinals scored 22 points throughout  the fourth quarter and overtime after scoring just seven during the first half to beat the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Superbowl runner-up Cinicnnati Bengals have started the season 0-2 after falling to the Dallas Cowboys and their backup quarterback Cooper Rush 20-17. 

Power rankings following the second week of the regular season can be found here.

College football week 4

College football is entering week four and the fourth top 25 poll featured little change from last week. The top 10 remained largely the same with the only change being Oklahoma State and Kentucky swapping spots. Washington also entered the top 25 for the first time this year at No. 18.

Oklahoma remained at No. 6 entering Big 12 play this weekend on Sept. 24.

The full AP top 25 can be found here.

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