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Sports Quick Hits: October 25th, 2021

Formula One

October 25, 2021
Source: Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Source: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

🏁Racing: Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Jamie Chadwick’s margin of victory. The Brit claimed her second consecutive W Series title with a dominant first-place finish at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend.

  • Then yesterday, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen held off Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to finish first at the U.S. Grand Prix, reclaim the top spot in the F1 standings and add another chapter to the “stupid” rivalry in the process.

⛳️LPGA: The tide was high, but South Korea’s Jin Young Ko held on to win the BMW Ladies Championship yesterday, with a playoff hole victory over compatriot Hee Jeong Lim. With the win, Ko is expected to overtake American Nelly Korda and become the new world No. 1.

🎓🏈College: Five ranked teams lost in Week 8, bringing some movement in the new AP Top 25 poll. The wildest game of the week? Unranked Illinois’ nine overtime (not a typo!) 20–18 win over previously ranked No. 7 Penn State. We’re tired just thinking about it.

🏒Hockey: In the first of nine USA vs. Canada tuneup games leading up to the Beijing Olympics, Team USA women’s hockey lost 3–1 to Canada on Friday. Fortunately, the squad’s back in action tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Sounds like redemption to us.