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Football-Liverpool pursue City, heroes of Ronaldo’s hat-trick

Liverpool continued the hunt for Premier League leaders Manchester City by winning 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2. Luis Diaz connected with a fine ball from Joel Matip to put Liverpool ahead in the 19th minute before Mohamed Salah scored from the spot, following a handball from Yves Bissouma, for his 20th goal. the season.

Tennis-Sabalenka stunned in Indian Wells

World number three Aryna Sabalenka suffered a shock defeat in her opener at Indian Wells on Saturday, losing to Italy’s Jasmine Paolini 2-6 6-3 6-3 in the second round. The Belarusian committed eight double faults and converted just three of his nine break point chances on a hot day in the Southern California desert.

Golf-Richest event beaten by weather at windswept TPC Sawgrass

Golf’s richest event was becoming one of the most weather-ridden as the $20 million Players Championship resumed the first round in grueling conditions at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Saturday afternoon. Cold winds blowing at 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) are testing the world’s best players on the treacherous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, where water lurks around every corner, waiting to swallowing errant or sometimes just unlucky shots.

Motor racing-Alpine offers Australian reserve Piastri to McLaren as F1 replacement

Alpine has offered reserve driver Oscar Piastri a replacement for rivals McLaren in Formula 1, giving the team more options to choose from if COVID-stricken Daniel Ricciardo is unable to compete in the Grand Prix of Bahrain opening the season next weekend. Ricciardo, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, was forced to sit out the entirety of Bahrain’s latest pre-season test which ended on Saturday.

Tennis-Nadal makes a spectacular return to Indian Wells

Rafa Nadal came from 5-2 down in the third set to defeat American Sebastian Korda 6-2 1-6 7-6(3) in the second round in Indian Wells on Saturday and remains unbeaten in 2022. After coming through the settled first on 35 minutes, the Spaniard struggled to cope with a more aggressive approach from the 21-year-old who stormed into second.

Paralympics-Ice hockey-China’s rapid rise culminates in historic bronze medal at Beijing Games

China has won a string of medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, but a bronze medal in ice hockey, which it earned by beating South Korea on Saturday, may become the most memorable simply because of its lack of pedigree in the sport. The hosts didn’t have a Para ice hockey team just over five years ago and the landslide 4-0 win over South Korea confirmed their arrival as one of the sport’s new powerhouses in the game. amid euphoric scenes at the capital’s National Indoor Stadium.

Soccer-Ronaldo claims all-time top scorer record with 807 goals

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has put his name in the record books as professional football’s all-time top scorer with 807 goals after a brilliant hat-trick against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The title of football’s all-time top scorer is hotly contested and FIFA does not hold an official record, but the world governing body estimates Austrian-Czech Josef Bican has scored 805 goals in a career which lasted from 1931 to 1955.

Motor racing – IndyCar’s Colton Herta to test with the McLaren F1 team

US IndyCar driver Colton Herta will test for McLaren this year under new Formula 1 rules allowing teams to assess young talent in year-old cars. McLaren gave no details of the testing program for the 21-year-old, who in 2019 became the youngest winner in the US-based series.

Football-With Ronaldo’s hat-trick, Brady sees another GOAT defying the years

As Tom Brady walked onto the Old Trafford pitch to greet Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United forward’s hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur, there was a knowing smile on his face . What would surely have most impressed former NFL great Brady, who retired last month at the age of 44, wasn’t the superb 25-yard opener or the well-placed header to win. the game with nine minutes remaining, but the look of determination, bordering on anger, that Ronaldo, 37, had throughout the game.

Motor racing – Verstappen unleashes pace for Red Bull on final day of F1 testing

World champion Max Verstappen saved his best for last, jumping to the top of the timesheets in his Red Bull on the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain as the teams pulled out all the stops ahead of the next weekend’s season opener in the island kingdom. . The 24-year-old lapped the floodlit Sakhir track in one minute 31.720 seconds, 0.521 seconds faster than Mick Schumacher who put Haas second in the extra race given to the team to make up for lost time due to delays freight.

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