Junior outside hitter Natalie Mitchem spikes the ball past Northern Kentucky's blockers in Worthen Arena Sept. 18. The Cardinals beat out Northern Kentucky in 5 sets in the final game of the double header. Jacy Bradley, DN
VOLLEYBALL

Mitchem leads Ball State past Toledo in 4 sets

 Ball State Women's Volleyball defeated Toledo in four sets on Oct. 19 at Worthen Arena. Both the Cardinals and the Rockets were sitting in the top three of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division, but Ball State left the match in first place.  



Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam prepares for tip-off against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodola during Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals June 2, 2019. The Warriors appeared in five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015 to 2019, earning three championships. Chensiyuan, Photo Courtesy 
BASKETBALL

Roundtable: Daily News Sports 2021-22 NBA predictions

As the National Basketball Association (NBA) begins its 75th regular season Oct. 19, our sports staff gave our predictions for this season. Each staff member predicted conference standings, player awards and the two teams who will represent each conference in the 2022 NBA Finals. 


Nationals Park played host to the longest game in Major League Baseball history Oct. 4 2014. In Game 2 of the National League Division Series, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1. The Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers make up the remaining four teams in the 2021 MLB playoffs. Geoff Livingston
BASEBALL

Smedley: What it’ll take for each team to win the 2021 World Series

 Now that the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are over, and we have our final four teams for the Postseason Championship series, is there a real chance any team could win the World Series? This MLB Postseason is one of the most unpredictable times in sports. I truly believe that each and every one of the four teams in the running right now has a real shot at winning the World Series. The real question is how each team could bring home the 2021 World Series title.  






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