For most people, the word "nap" conjures images of drowsy toddlers and sleepy seniors. It doesn't exactly evoke chiseled athletes at the apex of human performance. But the connotations of mid-day naps are changing quickly, as sports teams are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to gain an edge. Clemson football's new $1.5 million complex includes a nap room with eight bunk beds, and the Boston Red Sox recently installed a nap room at Fenway Park. International soccer powerhouse Real Madrid have 81 private bedrooms inside their team facility. Napping during the day has become second-nature for many NBA players, including LeBron James and Steph Curry, and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw
The Chicago Cubs have a history of coming from behind when their season is on the line. If the Cubs -- who erased a three-games-to-one deficit in the 2016 World Series to capture their first championship since 1908 -- are to return to the Fall Classic, they will have to pull off a comeback achieved just once in baseball history. A 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night put the Cubs within a loss of being eliminated.