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  • Major Events of 2018


    Sports in 2018

    MLB: World Series

    • Boston Red Sox win 4-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers
      • Game 1: Los Angeles 4 at Boston 8
      • Game 2: Los Angeles 2 at Boston 4
      • Game 3: Boston 2 at Los Angeles 3
      • Game 4: Boston 9 at Los Angeles 6
      • Game 5: Boston 5 at Los Angeles 1

    NFL: Super Bowl LII

    • Philadelphia Eagles win 41-33 against the New England Patriots
      • Super Bowl Box Score: Philadelphia.....9 13 7 12 - 41 New England.....3 9 14 7 - 33

    (Note: Similar breakdowns can be added for other sports)

    Popular Songs

    • "God's Plan" - Drake
    • "Shallow" - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    • "Thank U, Next" - Ariana Grande
    • "This Is America" - Childish Gambino
    • "I Like It" - Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

    Popular Movies

    • Black Panther
    • Avengers: Infinity War
    • A Star is Born
    • Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Crazy Rich Asians
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    90th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: The Shape of Water
    • Best Director: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
    • Best Actor: Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
    • Best Actress: Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney - I, Tonya

    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "This Is America" - Childish Gambino
    • Song of the Year: "This Is America" - Childish Gambino
    • Album of the Year: Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
    • Best New Artist: Dua Lipa

    Nobel Prizes

    • Peace: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
    • Physiology or Medicine: James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
    • Physics: Arthur Ashkin for optical tweezers and their application to biological systems, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.
    • Chemistry: Frances H. Arnold for the directed evolution of enzymes, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.
    • Literature: The prize was postponed until 2019 due to a scandal within the Swedish Academy.
    • Economic Sciences: William D. Nordhaus for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis and Paul M. Romer for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: The New York Times, for reporting on workplace sexual harassment, and The New Yorker, for reporting on Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged abuse.
    • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for its compassionate, clear-eyed coverage of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.
    • Investigative Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post for their reporting on Roy Moore's alleged sexual misconduct.
    • Explanatory Reporting: Staffs of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network for their reporting on the challenges and consequences of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
    • Local Reporting: The staff of The Cincinnati Enquirer for their narrative of seven days of greater Cincinnati's heroin epidemic.
    • National Reporting: Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election.
    • International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato of Reuters for reporting on the brutal drug crackdown in the Philippines.
    • Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah for GQ, for a profile on Dylann Roof.
    • Commentary: John Archibald of the Alabama Media Group for columns during the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.
    • Criticism: Jerry Saltz of New York Magazine for his art criticism.
    • Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register for examining free-market solutions to Iowa's healthcare challenges.
    • Editorial Cartooning: Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, for The New York Times.
    • Breaking News Photography: Photography Staff of Reuters for coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
    • Feature Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress for his photograph from the immediate aftermath of a car attack during a racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.