September Sports Highlights
Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th Home Run.
Winding down a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals blasted his 700th career home run in an 11-0 win over the Dodgers on September 23. At age 42, Pujols became the fourth player to reach that mark, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. Pujols has had a fantastic run since August, hitting 14 home runs during the stretch and 21 for the season. He entered August, hitting only .235 and was a long shot at reaching the mark. The huge home run came off relief pitcher Phil Bickford Ally; the home run landed in nearly the same spot as one he hit just an inning before his 699th.
Shane Lowry Wins the 2022 BMW PGA Championship
Shane Lowry recorded a birdie on the last hole and had to wait to see if it was enough for his first win since the British Open in 2019. Rory McIlroy had a shot with a long eagle attempt on the last hole, but the putt died an inch short of the cup. Lowry posted a bogey-free performance over the event, which was shortened to 54 holes after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Lowry finished seven-under par on the final day and 17-under for the event.
Philadelphia Eagles Remain the Only Undefeated Team in NFL
After winning four games two seasons ago, the Philadelphia Eagles made a run in the second half of last season to finish 9-8 and earn a playoff spot. After nearly blowing a big lead against the Lions in week one this season, the Eagles convincingly took down the Vikings and Commanders the next two weeks by a combined score of 48-15. Down two touchdowns early in week four, the Eagles responded with 23 unanswered points and defeated the Jaguars 29-21. The 4-0 start for the Eagles is their best since the 2004 season.
Roger Federer Loses Final Doubles Match of His Career
Federer said goodbye to tennis at the age of 41 after a remarkable career that lasted nearly a quarter of a century following a 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 doubles loss for Team Europe in the Laver Cup alongside Rafael Nadal. Federer’s last official singles event was in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in July 2021, following which he underwent a third surgery on his right knee. Federer indicated he was in no shape to continue his career but said it was a perfect journey and would do it all over again.