Justin Williams

Riding high!

US National cycling champion Justin Williams will compete in the Gateway Cup events in St. Louis over the Labor Day weekend. Williams, a Belizean American cyclist, has won 11 US national championships. Races will be held in Lafayette Park, Francis Park, The Hill and Benton Park Sept. 3-6.

US National cycling champion Justin Williams will compete in the Gateway Cup events in St. Louis over the Labor Day weekend. Williams, a Belizean American cyclist who is Black, has won 11 US national championships. Races will be held in Lafayette Park, Francis Park, The Hill and Benton Park Sept. 3-6…The St. Louis Cardinals honored late Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Bob Gibson last weekend during the Pittsburgh Pirates series. “I just want to thank St. Louis for the relationship that they had with my father during his lifetime, and believe me St. Louis, my father loved St. Louis as much,” Lou Brock Jr. told fans before Saturday’s game…Xavier Scruggs, St. Louis Cardinals Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant, is broadcasting Little League World Series games for ESPN…Emmitt Smith will become a partner in newly formed Jesse Iwuji Motorsports and enter the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022. Smith joins Michael Jordan and Pitbull as African American NASCAR team partners…Speaking of Jordan, he and co-owner Denny Hamlin’s driver, Bubba Wallace, has just one top-5 and one top-10 finish this season. He is ranked 21st, and just 16 drivers qualify for the playoffs…It’s clear that most Chicago Bears fans at last week’s home game against Buffalo want rookie Justin Fields to start at quarterback. Andy Dalton, who will start Week 1, was greeted with boos and “we want Fields” chants. “I really think it’s kind of disrespectful to Andy, them cheering my name out like that,” Fields said after the game.

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