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Russell scores 25, NAU tops Sacramento State 57-50

Russell scores 25, NAU tops Sacramento State 57-50

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) DeWayne Russell scored a career-high 25 points to help Northern Arizona snap a three-game losing streak with a 57-50 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night.

Russell connected on four 3-point shots and came up with five assists and four steals.

NAU (5-8, 2-1 Big Sky) also got 11 points from Gabe Rogers.

Joe Eberhard topped Sacramento State (6-5, 1-2) with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and John Dickson scored 12 points.

NAU triumphed despite shooting just 32.1 percent from the field. Sacramento State shot 34 percent.

NAU had a 22-12 scoring advantage in the paint and had a 19-4 edge off turnovers.

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Nationals break out a stuffed 'Baby Shark' in dugout during NLCS

Nationals break out a stuffed 'Baby Shark' in dugout during NLCS

Based on how the 2019 season has gone for the Washington Nationals, and the impact 'Baby Shark' has had on it, would you really expect the rallying call to dissapear in the biggest game yet?

Of course not.

So, it's no surprise that during Game 3 of the NLCS, it was on full display.

First, DC Washington, who sang the National Anthem on Monday, concluded his performance by sneaking in a little chomp at the end.

But, that wouldn't be the last we saw of 'Baby Shark'. It appears that Gerardo Parra, the man who started all the hysteria, has a little homage to the song and chant in the dugout.

With Washington taking an early lead in Game 3 and up 2-0 in the series, don't expect 'Baby Shark' to go anywhere anytime soon.

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Anthony Rendon shows why he should be the MVP with this diving stop in Game 3

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Anthony Rendon shows why he should be the MVP with this diving stop in Game 3

Anthony Rendon is doing Anthony Rendon things again.

The Nationals third baseman capped off an MVP-level season last month, and he has continued to thrive in the postseason.

Rendon has done his damage both at the plate and in the field. In Game 3, he struck first at third base.

Wow. Just, wow. This is one of the best defensive plays of the postseason to date.

Rendon finished the 2019 season behind Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich in the eyes of many, when it comes to MVP voting. But don’t let that discount what he’s accomplished all year long.

There’s a reason fans were chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” for Rendon, even when he wasn’t stepping to the plate.

The Cardinals have struggled mightily to get their offense clicking in the NLCS, and most of the credit for that goes to the Nationals’ pitching staff. But defensive plays like this make it all the more easy for those pitchers to continue putting up goose eggs on the scoreboard.

In a postseason series, every play matters. Stops like the one Rendon made Monday night, in a scoreless game as the Nationals have a chance to take a commanding lead in the series, can make all the difference.

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