US Sports Roundup: Boston win World Series, Rams unbeaten, history for Warriors
The World Series might be over but the action is just starting to hot up in the NFL and NBA. Matthew Crist looks back at all the action from a busy weekend of US sports...
"Curry set an NBA record with his seven three-pointers, racking-up up 35 points as he claimed at least five three-pointers in the seventh game on the trot, and surpassing the previous best streak of six games set by George McCloud of the Dallas Mavericks' in 1995-96."
Boston claim ninth World Series with plenty to spare
The Boston Red Sox clinched their ninth World Series with two games to play when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
Steve Pearce - who would be named the Series' Most Valuable Player - hit two home runs while Mookie Betts and JD Martinez also scored homers as the Red Sox sealed a 4-1 series triumph.
The Red Sox - who face the New York Yankees in a regular season game in London next summer - won a franchise record and MLB best 108 games during the regular season to win a fourth title in 15 years.
Houston make it five on the bounce as AFC race hots up
Deshun Watson equalled a career best five touchdown passes on Thursday night to take the Houston Texans to their fifth win on the bounce thanks to a 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins with the race for the AFC seemingly wide open.
The home side looked like they could score at will, at one point grabbing two touchdowns in just three plays and the 5-3 Texans are now seen as a [3.65] chance in the AFC Championship Winner market behind the New England Patriots who beat the Buffalo Bills 25-6 in the Monday night game to continue their good run of form.
In the AFC West the Kansas City Chiefs are now 7-1 and [1.25] for the AFC West title after beating Denver 30-23 courtesy of Patrick Mahomes who passed for 303 yards and four touchdowns.
Rams remain unbeaten after beating Green Bay
Jared Goff threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, while Todd Gurley rushed for 114 yards and picked-up 81 receiving yards, as well as scoring for the 11th straight game, as the Los Angeles Rams overcame the Green Bay Packers courtesy of a strong third-quarter.
The win means the Rams are the only undefeated side in the league and now a [4.3] chance to win the Super Bowl.
At Wembley the Philadelphia Eagles heaped more pain on the Jacksonville Jaguars as Carson Wentz completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 286 yards to Dallas Goedert, Wendell Smallwood and Zach Ertz as they confirmed their place as [1.62] strong fancies for the NFC East and end the Jags three game winning streak in London.
Meanwhile The Seattle Seahawks, who were coming off a bye, won for the fourth time in five games after an 0-2 start to go to 4-3 and are a good shout for the NFC Conference at [1.31].
Golden State continue winning streak
Kevin Durant scored a jump shot with 1:42 on the clock before Steph Curry made history by adding three more shortly after as the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 to secure their fourth win in a row on Sunday and can be backed at [1.33] to win the Western Conference.
Curry set an NBA record with his seven three-pointers, racking-up up 35 points as he claimed at least five three-pointers in the seventh game on the trot, and surpassing the previous best streak of six games set by George McCloud of the Dallas Mavericks' in 1995-96.
But the record only lasted until Monday night when Klay Thompson finished with 14 of 24 from beyond the arc as the Warriors thrashed the Chicago Bulls 149-124.
LeBron James registered 35 points and 11 rebounds for the LA Lakers on Saturday but couldn't prevent his side losing to the San Antonio Spurs 110-106. Bryn Forbes also scored 16 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 as San Antonio defeated Los Angeles for the second time in less than a week.
Jaylen Brown scored 19 points, and Marcus Morris led a strong bench effort with 18 points as the Boston Celtics handed Detroit their first loss of the season on Sunday and are themselves worth considering at [2.02] for the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, on Monday night the Milwaukee Bucks won the battle of the NBA's last two undefeated sides beating the Tronoto Raptors 124-109 to go to 7-0 for the season.