Woodbine Entertainment has been erring on the innovative side this year. The company, which hosts some of the most prestigious horse races in Canada, recently announced plans to implement a new whipping rule for jockeys. And, while they await an outcome as tests are carried out, fans can enjoy a novel animated horse racing simulator.
Greece's national basketball team began its World Cup campaign with an easy 85-60 victory over Montenegro in Nanjing, China.
Greece opened a 42-16 lead at halftime and cruised from there.
Veteran forward Giorgos Printezis led Greece with 16 points.
Greece's superstar, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, had 10 points in 16 minutes.
NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Greek national team were in action on Saturday as part of the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge in China. Greece thrashed Jordan 92-65 in a game that took place ahead of the FIBA World Cup that kicks off in China next Saturday. Antetokounmpo scored 13 points, behind Giorgos Printezis with 17 points.
"I don't know what to say except that the team is working in a good rhythm. Nikola Jokic joined the team and we continue to train hard. We prepare for tomorrow's game against Lithuania, which will be rather demanding in a physical sense, as the Lithuanians are known for years for a specific basketball style that brings good results. That is powerful game, physical duels.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has said he would swap his NBA most valuable player award for a FIBA Basketball World Cup title.
"I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China," the 24-year-old told the FIBA Basketball website in an interview ahead of the World Cup in China starting August 31.