This week’s roundup also features Mitch Trubisky’s two-point conversion, some UFC cartwheeling and fun and games in Bosnian football
1) Lewis Hamilton can overtake Michael Schumacher in the all-time US Grand Prix standings with victory on Sunday. Back when a dry F1 race wasn’t settled on the first corner, the 1990 edition saw Ayrton Senna and Jean Alesi juke out a classic in Phoenix. Hamilton won on the race’s return in 2002, as the DRS zone delivered some great racing in the newly minted Circuit of the Americas. In 1984, Nigel Mansell got out and pushed his Lotus toward the finish line in Dallas, but fainted from exhaustion in searing heat. At least some racing happened, unlike the controversial 2005 procession for Michael Schumacher at the Indianapolis Raceway, where Martin Brundle delivered an all-time classic paddock interview with Bernie Ecclestone. Indy was no stranger to the bizarre, just ask 2002 winner Rubens Barrichello. Finally, here’s the 1976 edition, where James Hunt closed Niki Lauda’s driver’s championship lead to just three points.
2) Natalie Sciver announced herself as a star as England won the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s this summer but she made the Australians take notice in the 2015 Ashes, hitting 66 to set up victory in the first one day international of the series. Sarah Taylor has long been a thorn in the side of the Southern Stars – this catch from the third ODI back in 2013 is still jaw dropping: