Sports Round-Up: Men and Horses
The basketball regular season got under way on the weekend, with usual two suspects set to battle it out again this year.
The first game saw champions Kalev/Cramo defeat bitter rival Tartu Ülikool/Rock 68:57.
Kalev/Cramo won the last three championships, and two more between 2006 and 2009. Tartu Rock has won the rest of the titles during the period, and was second each year when Cramo won.
The regular season will go on until April, followed by a month of play-offs.
With basketball beginning its season, the football league is winding down, and with four games left to go, the top two are separated by only two points.
The league turned from a four-horse race to a two-horse race with FC Levadia defeating Nõmme Kalju to move two points clear (now on 75) of FC Flora, and six from Kalju.
Kalju scored a penalty on the third minute, after a Levadia player was sent off, but Levadia leveled on the 58th and scored again on the 81st minute to take the lead. Kalju equalized on the 89th minute, only for Levadia snatch all three points on the first minute of injury time. Watch the recap here.
Flora took all three points against Infonet to move to 73 points.
Flora will host Levadia on October 18 in what looks to be the title decider, although Flora will face fourth place Sillamäe in the final round on November 8. Levadia's schedule after the Flora game is far easier.
ERR readers voted Rauno Tutk's goal against Flora the best in September. Flora won the game 4-2.
Watch all the most beautiful goals in the top league in September here from 0:39, and Tutk's masterpiece from 2:14.
Estonian Tiit Kivisild and his horse Cinnamon won the Tallinn stage of the FEI World Cup Grand Prix on the weekend.
Only eight competitors, from 32, made the last round, and only three managed to go through the course faultless. Kivisild beat Lithuanian Kristupas Petraitis by 0.5 seconds to finish first.
The competition was part of the Tallinn International Horse Show.