Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton imposed himself on the Barcelona circuit after his team succeeded in the strategy game ahead of Red Bull and Dutch driver Max Verstappen in the Spanish Grand Prix, the third stage of the Formula One World Championship on Sunday.
Hamilton won his 98th victory in his career, the third this season and the sixth in the Spanish circuit, including five in a row, equal to German record holder Michael Schumacher.
His Finnish colleague Valtteri Bottas came third, while Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc arrived from Monaco fourth.
Hamilton strengthened his lead in the drivers’ standings with 94 points and is 14 points ahead of Verstappen, who scored second-place points, one point for the fastest lap after entering the podiums to be fitted with smooth tires after losing his lead.
Talin Horton Tucker scored a hat-trick 21.1 seconds before the end of extra time to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-99 victory over the New York Knicks in the NBA.
Playmaker Tucker, 20, scored 8 of his 13 game points during extra time.
The Lakers became seventh (39 wins -30 defeats) one game away from the Mavericks (40 wins -29 losses) as they strive to clinch the sixth place in the Western Division after Dallas’ 133-104 defeat to Memphis Grizzlies.
With this loss, the Knicks (38 wins -31 losses) were tied with the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat in fourth place in the Eastern Division.
Hit secured it to qualify for the knockout stage for the fourth time in the last 6 seasons, with a 129-121 win over the Boston Celtics.
Miami (38 wins -31 losses) won in Boston for the second match in a row to send the Celtics (35 wins-34 losses) by a large percentage to the promotion round to the knockout stage.
Miami is three games ahead of Boston and is ahead of the Celtics, who have 3 matches left in the preliminary stage of the season.
Hit, who defeated the Celtics in the Eastern Division final last year, clinched his place in the knockout rounds thanks to his advantage in head-to-head matches over the Hawks and Knicks.
The Indiana Pacers (33 wins -36 losses) also clinched a qualification round for the knockout rounds in the Eastern Division after their 103-94 win over the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers and the Chicago Bulls 115-107 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
In the battle for positions before entering the knockout round in the West, the Golden State Warriors won 122-116 over the Phoenix Suns, who finished second in the West Division.
The Warriors (37 wins -33 losses), who defeated the first two teams in the West in two consecutive days, are still half a match ahead of Memphis in their struggle for eighth place in the West Division.
The Sacramento Kings clung to their meager hopes of qualifying for the knockout round after their 122-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to 27 points from Terence Davis to claim their sixth victory in their last 7 games.
Sacramento needs to win all of their matches and lose the San Antonio Spurs in all of their remaining matches in order for them to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout round in the West.
After confirming on several occasions his desire to play again alongside his Argentine friend Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar announced his desire to play alongside Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar told French magazine “GCo”: “I want to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. I have already played with great players like Messi and Mbappe, but I haven’t played with Cristiano Ronaldo yet.”
This is not Neymar’s only goal, as the Paris Saint-Germain star also seeks success with the Brazilian national team in the next World Cup tournament. “I want to win the World Cup. It was always my biggest dream, but I also want to win everything with Paris Saint-Germain,” he said.
Neymar recently renewed his contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025, refuting reports that indicated his return to Barcelona next season.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyck said he made the difficult decision not to play for the Netherlands national team in the European Football Championship this summer, in order to fully recover from his suffering from a serious knee injury.
The 29-year-old expressed his deep sadness at his absence from the European Championship 2020, as he told the official Liverpool website: “I am definitely very sad because of the absence from the European Championship, and the failure to lead my country, but this is how things went and I must accept it.”
The Dutch defender, who was injured in front of Everton last October, added: “Physically, I feel that I have made a sound decision not to participate in the European Championship, in order to complete the recovery phase before the start of the new season.”
The Netherlands will play in the European Championship in Group C, along with Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia, and it is scheduled to play its three matches in the group stage in Amsterdam.
UEFA has opened an investigation to take disciplinary measures against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus over attempts to launch the European Super League.
Twelve clubs tried to establish the Super League before all, with the exception of Real, Barcelona, and Juventus, responded to pressures and criticisms and announced the retreat.
UEFA said in a statement on Wednesday: “Observers from the Bioeva Values and Discipline Committee have been appointed to start disciplinary investigations into possible violation of the legal framework of UEFA by Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus in connection with the launch of the project called the Super League.”
Nine clubs withdrew from the Super League project, namely Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Milan, Inter Milan, and Atletico Madrid, and reached an agreement with Uefa.
The withdrawing clubs openly acknowledged that they would take all possible steps to end their relationship with the Super League.
UEFA had said last week that it would start disciplinary measures against Real, Barcelona, and Juventus, and the three clubs responded with an attack against the Confederation due to “intolerable” pressure from Uefa to abandon this project.
The management of the Italian club Juventus began searching for a new coach to succeed Andrea Pirlo, the current coach of the team.
Pirlo led Juventus at the start of the season in his first coaching experience. The team lost the Italian League title to Inter Milan, the first time the title had been knocked out of the old lady’s coffers after nine consecutive seasons.
Juventus, who is currently ranked fifth in the league, has now threatened not to participate in the next edition of the Champions League.
Despite the declared support of the club’s management for the current coach Pirlo, many Italian media confirmed that Andrea Agnelli, the club’s president, has already begun, along with the members of the administration, the journey to search for a new coach.
The Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta Dello Sport” reported, Tuesday, that the French Zinedine Zidane, the current Real Madrid coach, is a “dream coach” for the old lady’s management, as his return will be an important event in Italian football.
Zidane had previously hinted at the possibility of his return to the team, when he said, “Juventus is always in my heart,” in addition to the disagreements that marred his relationship with the president of the Spanish club Florentino Perez.
There is a difference between amino acid supplementation and whey protein supplement.
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That is, when you take whey protein, the body first digests and breaks down protein into amino acids.
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There is a lot of controversy between the difference between whey protein and post-workout amino acid supplements. The results of the studies differed on the importance of each after exercise. Which one leads to a greater increase in muscle building.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino reassured fans of his club about the injury of Kylian Mbappe, in the match in which the French league leaders beat Metz.
After the match, the Argentine coach said that the striker of his team and the French national team “suffered a strong blow in the thigh,” stressing, “Nothing dangerous. He is fine and he will be with us on Wednesday.”
Kylian Mbappe suffered the injury during the match, which his club, Paris Saint-Germain, beat Metz 3-1, after which the latter was forced to leave the field in the 87th minute.
Next Wednesday, the Parisian team will face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals, and Paris Saint-Germain will try to qualify for the final for the second time in a row.
The Dallas Mavericks won 115-110 at home to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA, to spoil the return of Anthony Davis to the title holder after the absence of 30 games.
Davis suffered an injury in February and since then the Lakers have lost 16 of 30 games, including 9 defeats, in the absence of Davis and LeBron James.
During that period, the defending champions fell from second to fifth in the Western Division, with 35 wins and 23 losses.
The Mavericks raised their tally to 32 wins and 26 defeats, as the Portland Trail Blazers, sixth in the West, beat their opponents in direct confrontations. The Blazers won two games over the Mavericks to one loss.
The holders of the first 6 places in each division qualify directly for the elimination rounds, while the places from the seventh to the tenth are involved in qualifying.
The Lakers were the best side in the first 3 minutes, leading 14-6, but the Mavericks snatched the lead by three points after six minutes.
Davis, who played as a striker while relying on newcomer Andre Drummond as a focal point, took about 7 minutes to score his first two points.
The first quarter ended with the Mavericks winning 31-26 thanks to the brilliance of Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 11 points.
After Mavericks player Luca Doncic, one of the favorites for the best player of the season award, failed to score in the first quarter, the Slovenian player opened his tally from two free throws in the equal second quarter.
The Mavericks strengthened their lead by 13 points near the end of the first half, which ended 62-51.
The Lakers opened the third quarter by scoring 11 straight points, after superb performances by veteran Kentavius Coldwell-Bob and Dennis Schroeder, to equalize 62-62.
The Mavericks responded by scoring 10 straight points, but that did not last long as the Lakers regained their strong rhythm to clinch a 77-76 lead for the first time since the start of the match.
The two teams exchanged progress several times before the owner of the land ended the third quarter with a four-point lead.
The Mavericks began the fourth quarter with five straight points to advance 99-90 and took advantage of Davis’ sitting on the bench to maintain his lead until the end of the match.
Doncic topped the Mavericks list with 30 points and had nine rebounds in addition to eight assists. Burzingis added 19 points to the owner of the land.
Coldwell-Pop was the Lakers’ most-scorer with 29 points, and German Schroeder scored 25 points.
Davis scored four points and had four rebounds in 16 minutes, and he will try to compensate with the Lakers when he visits the Mavericks again on Saturday night.
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte criticized the leaders of the Italian Serie A, the European Super League, and the European Union, “Uefa”, and stressed that the right to qualify for the tournaments should be gained, while he questioned the confederation’s disposal of funds.
Inter, who drew 1-1 with host Spezia on Wednesday, approaching their first league title in 11 years, was one of three Italian clubs that signed up to join the Super League but the matter collapsed quickly in a few days, and Inter was the first team from Italy to withdraw from The project.