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Soccer-Bale greeted with boos for Bernabeu return
Gareth Bale was greeted with loud boos on Saturday as he made his first competitive appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu ground in more than two years in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Getafe. The 32-year-old had made just four league appearances for Real this season – all away – and his last outing for the club was in February 2020 when Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in Champions. League.
Football-Mbappe on fire again, Neymar back to his best as PSG demolish Clermont
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were on fire on Saturday as they both scored hat-tricks as Paris St Germain hammered Clermont 6-1 to close in on the Ligue 1 title. Mbappe, who scored two goals and set up some two last weekend against Lorient, hit both sides of the gap, as did Neymar, to take his league season tally to 20 and put PSG on 71 points from 31 games. They are 15 points ahead of Stade Rennais, second.
Football-Ronaldo apologizes after cellphone incident following Man United loss
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has apologized after appearing to drop a mobile phone from a supporter following his side’s 1-0 loss at Everton on Saturday. Footage emerged on social media of Ronaldo appearing to slide his hand to the ground as he left the pitch and headed into the tunnel at Goodison Park. Eyewitnesses said the 37-year-old knocked a fan’s phone out of his hands and crashed to the ground.
Basketball – ‘Game changer’ Howard and Smith set to rock WNBA draft
All eyes are on Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard and Baylor forward NaLyssa Smith with a talent pool heading into Monday’s Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft. The beleaguered Atlanta Dream, which just finished its third straight season with an 8-24 record, acquired the Washington Mystics’ No. 1 pick this week, with Howard and Smith set to feature in the top two picks after the end of their respective campaigns. by March Madness. cut short.
NBA fines 3 players for Hornets-Magic altercation
The NBA fined three players a total of $50,000 on Saturday for their roles in Thursday night’s on-court altercation between the Orlando Magic and host Charlotte Hornets. Magic Admiral forward Schofield was fined $20,000, while Magic center Robin Lopez and Hornets center Montrezl Harrell were fined $15,000 each.
Golf-No place for amateurs at the brutal Augusta National
Conditions were so tough at Augusta National on Saturday that a good amateur would have struggled to break 100, said one of the pros who was buffeted by cold, gusty winds on a torturous and difficult third lap. Australian Cameron Davis was asked what he thought a 10 handicapper might have shot.
Golf-Creaky putter rather than squeaky body defeats Woods at Masters
It might be a small miracle that Tiger Woods even plays the Masters, but there won’t be a major miracle in the form of a sixth Green Jacket on Sunday. On a Saturday afternoon almost cold enough to cause frostbite at Augusta National, Woods’ creaky, 46-year-old body literally limped to a 78 of six over par which, in the grand scheme, had no importance.
Football-Real Madrid passes Getafe to conclude on the title
Real Madrid moved closer to the LaLiga title after beating Getafe 2-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Casemiro and Lucas Vazquez. With seven games to play, Real extended their lead at the top of the table to 12 points over Sevilla and 15 over Barcelona, who have two games in hand and face Levante on Sunday.
Figure skating – American skater Liu announces his retirement at 16
World bronze medalist figure skater Alysa Liu announced her retirement at the age of 16 on Saturday, saying she would move on with her life after achieving all of her goals in the sport. A two-time national champion for the United States, Liu made her Olympic debut in Beijing in February and finished third at the world championships two weeks ago.
NFL-Steelers QB Haskins dies at 24 after being hit by vehicle
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday at age 24 after being struck by a vehicle, according to a report posted Saturday on the NFL’s website. Haskins, a former first-round pick who was expected to compete with two others for the Steelers’ starting quarterback role after Ben Roethlisberger retired in January, was reportedly training in South Florida with teammates.
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