Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday. Judge ensured Houston would not be going for the sweep by producing one of his best games of the postseason. In between plate appearances, Judge made a leaping catch at the base of the right field wall in the fourth to rob Yuli Gurriel of at least an extra-base hit and possibly a homer.
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is well known for his batting pyrotechnics but hopes a defensive tweak to his technique can be key to locking up the contentious number six spot for the Ashes. Australia coach Darren Lehmann has said Maxwell's number six spot is up for grabs, leaving the 29-year-old righthander in a shoot-out with other hopefuls in the domestic Sheffield Shield in the leadup to the first test in Brisbane on Nov. 23. Maxwell's faltering output prompted a self-analysis and he was not impressed with what he saw on video review.
The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition. Hannah Mouncey, formerly known as Callum and a member of the Australian men's handball team in 2016, applied for the draft for next year's AFL Women tournament, having played women's Australian Rules football at club level in Canberra this year. Mouncey said she was "extremely disappointed" with the decision but grateful to be given the green light to continue playing in the Canberra competition.