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On This Day in Sports History

OCTOBER 15, 1989. Twenty-eight year old Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe's points record (1,850) in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Iowa State Football

THE BEGINNING. TCU RB Aaron Green talks about returning to Jack Trice Stadium, where his career essentially began.

JHAUSTIN THOMAS. Sounds like he could be good to go on Saturday.

THE SAM RICHARDSON POSTMORTEM. What went wrong at Texas Tech besides everything and more.

TOUGH GIG. Cheers, Staples. We agree.

Iowa State Basketball

THE LEGEND. Marcus Fizer is returning to Ames, humbled by tomorrow's ISU Athletics Hall of Fame induction.

THE KID FROM FLINT. Read Rob Gray's outstanding look into Monté Morris' life and career.

THE LADIES. Bill Fennelly's team is picked to finish 4th in the Big 12 Preseason Poll, just eking out TCU.

Around The Country

BAT FLIP. Sam Dyson, the Rangers pitchers who gave up Jose Bautista's 7th inning moon shot in last night's ALDS elimination game, says Bautista needs to "respect the game a little more," except the the game doesn't have feelings, and even if it did, it still would've loved this best bat flip of all time.

BUT THAT SEVENTH INNING THOUGH... There was SO much more to it.

HONEST FAN IS HONEST. My Boston Bruins are pitiful. This particular fan understands that.

WNBA CHAMPIONS. You guys, the Minnesota Lynx are a dynasty.

HOUSTON HAD A PROBLEM. The MLB franchise WRNL SHOULD HAVE ADOPTED was eliminated from the postseason, as the Royals won Game 5 in Kansas City behind a gem from Johnny Cueto.

THE FBI IS INVOLVED? Daily fantasy is getting absolutely worked by the feds so let's all just sit back, relax and continue to play our regular and completely law-abiding fantasy football leagues. Deal?

SARK SPEAKS OUT. Get better, my man.

HATIN' ASS GAMEDAY. Recently retired (or "resigned," as he'll tell you) Steve Spurrier will appear on College GameDay this Saturday at the Big House. For what it's worth, I hope this is the man who replaces Lee Corso.

OWL BE DAMNED. 5-0 Temple has sold out its first football game since 1976.

WHO THE HELL IS DAVID JOHNSON? And why is he scoring all the Cardinals' touchdowns?