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The Rush: Jon Gruden out as Raiders head coach after racist, sexist, homophobic emails surface

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Jon Gruden is no longer the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after racist, sexist, and homophobic emails surfaced in the Washington Football Team investigation. On Monday Night Football, the Ravens came from behind against the Colts in overtime thanks to Calais Campbell’s timely FG block and Lamar Jackson making some history. In the MLB Playoffs, the Boston Red Sox eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves took a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Milwaukee Braves, and the San Francisco Giants took a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Plus, one of the most incredible win-streaks in game show history comes to an end.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- And it's blocked, blocked by Calais Campbell! [WHISTLE] Consecutive giant plays for Campbell, keeping it a one score game.

JARED QUAY: That was my big brother Calais Malik Campbell with those big arms stuffing a field goal and setting up the game tying score to send the game into overtime. And we'll get to that. But first, there were a bunch of losers last night. The Colts, the Rays, and Jeopardy! champ Matt.

- I loved him.

JARED QUAY: Me too. He's smart, nice, and funny. But no, Matt was not Monday's biggest loser. That crown is worn by former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. "The New York Times" published the contents of emails retrieved in the NFL's investigation to the Washington Football Team, which included Gruden making racist, sexist, and homophobic comments. He targeted everyone from players demonstrating for social justice to the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

- Damn!

JARED QUAY: It's really bad, like bad, bad, so much so that Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders last night.

- Do you mean fired?

JARED QUAY: Yeah, I mean, probably. Late Raiders owner Al Davis championed diversity when he ran the team. Surely his ghost is pissed at Gruden's bigotry. And no way he can maintain respect in that locker room. So Jon, be gone.

OK, that's enough off-the-field drama for the moment. A game was played last night and my Ravens took care of business. Coming from behind to eat the W--

- There is is, caught, touchdown, Marquise Brown. And this game is over.

JARED QUAY: That's how we do it, baby. The Ravens are sitting pretty at 4 and 1 in the top of the AFC North.

[CRACK OF THE BAT]

- And that is a liner caught by Crawford!

JARED QUAY: That was the Giants taking care of business punching their ticket to a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Dodgers. But that wasn't the only MLB action yesterday.

- Hernandez--

JARED QUAY: The Red Sox and Rays battled with Boston coming out of top and winning the series three games to one.

- The Red Sox [INAUDIBLE] championship series.

JARED QUAY: Over in the Braves-Brewers series, Joc Pederson did Joc Pederson things as a pinch hitter.

[CRACK OF THE BAT]

- To right field, Garcia going back, looking up, and it is gone!

JARED QUAY: Talk about clutch. But with a name like Joc, let's be honest, you were born to mash baseballs. It's just science. Jocks can't really do anything else. You can't see Jac as a president. That's it, like a sports jock. That's where they got the name from I think. They were like, your name is Sports. Nah, I can't be Sports. All right, you Joc. And it stuck.