Hooray for the Cubs! I have been a Cub fan since 1948 when my brother and I used to listen to them after we finished our chores on the farm. They were the only team still playing day baseball at that time. There haven’t been too many good years in that 67-year span.They may still be a year ahead of schedule, but in a one-game playoff anything can happen. It is unfortunate that all the good teams in the National League this year are in the Central Division. St. Louis, Pittsburgh, or the Cubs all are good enough to win a World Series, but only one of them will even get an opportunity to be there.Good luck, Cubs!
Franklyn Boodram will spearhead a 15-member team from Trinidad and Tobago for the final round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC)to be held in just over two weeks’ time.Boodram, one of the three contenders for the 2016 group-four two-wheel drive (2WD) title,has confirmed that he will make the voyage to Guyana in an attempt to earn his maiden regional group-four title.His battle will not be an easy one with his two competitors being Jamaican Peter Rae and Barbadian Mark Maloney,both being seasoned campaigners on the international circuit and men with years of experience at South Dakota.Nonetheless, he will be confident of producing the goods in a dog-fight between the quickest two-wheel-drive machines on the regional circuit,Meanwhile,a host of group two competitors are also making the trip, with current CMRC group-two leaders Luke Bohla and defending champion Mark Gill among those,as well as Damien Nesbitt, Yasid Ali, Che Carrington,Haresh Nannan and Bridget Singh.Singh is the only competitor that will not move up to Group-Three, where they will meet David Lyons, Ravi Singh, Zacchary Boodram, Ronald Wortman and Paul Vieira. Vieira has already won the Group Three Championship with only the formalities to take place at the presentation ceremony.Meanwhile, the lone biker to attend Is Timothy Joseph who will fly the flag high at the CMRC super stock battle.Activities begin on Friday with official practice while Qualifying trials will take place on Saturday.Competitive racing is on Sunday and starts at 08:30am.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: India’s young sprinter Hima Das revealed Friday that she “did not tell” her parents that she was taking part in the IAAF U-20 World Championship in Finland, an event that saw her script history.In July, 18-year-old Hima scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched top spot in the women’s 400m final race on the third day of competitions.Also Read | Facebook says personal data of over 50 million users hacked, breach fixed“I did not tell my parents that I was playing such a big tournament. I told them that it was a small game. My parents saw it on television. After I reached the room and called my father, he said ‘I was going to sleep’,” recalled Hima.“I said, I became world champion and you are sleeping, to which my dad said, let’s see in the morning.Apart from winning the gold medal at the in Finland, Hima claimed three medals, including a gold, at the Asian Games. She acknowledged that the road ahead will be difficult.Read More | It’s a fact: Outgoing BSF DG KK Sharma on West Bengal ‘friendly’ towards Rohingyas remark“It will be a challenge, and I will have to train well. It will be a little tough,” she said.Hima said that post her success, her village in Assam has got new roads and electricity has also come up there.“There are changes which I noticed, there is a new road and lights have come up in the village,” she said.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic became the youngest player in NBA play-off history to make a 40-point triple-double as he hit a buzzer-beater against the Los Angeles Clippers.Doncic’s 43 points helped the Mavericks win 135-133 to level the series.The Slovenian joins Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson as the only players to score at least 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a play-off game.“I can’t explain the emotions I had when I saw the ball go in,” he said. “When I saw the whole team coming towards me that was one of the best feelings I have ever had as a player.”A triple-double is achieved when a player records a double-digit total in three of the following categories: points, total rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.In addition to his 43 points, 21-year-old Doncic made 17 rebounds and 13 assists despite playing with a sprained ankle. With the series tied at 2-2, game five is on Tuesday.Elsewhere, Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray both scored 50-plus points as Mitchell’s Utah Jazz beat Murray’s Denver Nuggets 129-127 to take a 3-1 series lead.It is the first time in NBA play-off history that opponents have both scored 50-plus in one game, with Mitchell scoring 51 – including four three-pointers – while Murray made 50. Mitchell also joins Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as only players to score 50-plus twice in the same play-off series.Defending champions the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics both completed 4-0 sweeps over the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers respectively and will meet each other in the next round.