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Meech to ride on – Racing.com

Jockey will return to the saddle in 2021, after giving birth

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Linda Meech will return to riding next year – after she has a baby.
The dual Group 1 winner of 1715 races confirmed on Wednesday that she is pregnant with her first child and due in January, but that her ground-breaking riding career will continue on following the birth.
Meech, who was last seen riding on April 12 when she booted home a double at Stawell, became the first female rider to win the Victorian jockeys’ premiership in 2018/19.

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Nuggets vs. Lakers score, takeaways: LeBron James, Anthony Davis dominate paint; L.A. role players step up – CBSSports.com

The Lakers shut down the momentum the Nuggets carried into Game 1

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The Los Angeles Lakers are the presumptive NBA title favorite with the Clippers eliminated, and they certainly played like it in Friday’s 126-114 Game 1 victory over the red-hot Denver Nuggets. LeBron James and Anthony Davis set the tone early, getting the Lakers out in transition and into the paint to create easy points. Rajon Rondo continued his stellar playoff performance with seven points and nine assists in 21 minutes, while Dwight Howard provided a huge boost off the bench with 13 points, …

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Zach Plesac strikes out 11 as Cleveland Indians reduce magic number to 5 with 1-0 win over Detroit – cleveland.com

Zach Plesac pitched an immaculate inning in the second for the Indians against Detroit.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio Indians pitcher Zach Plesac got just enough help from his offense Friday against Detroit and took care of the rest himself in a 1-0 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Plesac was brilliant, tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings and walking just one Detroit batter. After surrendering three home runs in his previous start at Minnesota, Plesac kept the Tigers off balance and rendered them helpless against his changeup in his second-longest outing of the season.

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Live: Super Rugby AU final, Brumbies vs Reds – NEWS.com.au

Good news, sports fans. We’re going to have an Australian Super Rugby champion for the first time since 2014.

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Former All Black Brad Thorns rebuild of the Queensland Reds will be put to the ultimate test in the Super Rugby AU final, with the Brumbies standing between his team and the title.
Many questioned the 2011 World Cup-winners wisdom when he ditched Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper in 2018 and several other senior players as part of his grand plan.
But his young team are now in their first Super Rugby final – albeit a domestic version, after the coronavirus pandemic halted international rugby – s…

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