Sports News Summary: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroism caught a slip of the Penguins; The Golf-Major victory strengthens Scheffler as the best player in the world and more

The following is a summary of current sports news.

NBA Summary: Klay Thompson has reached a seasonal high of 41 at the Warriors

Klay Thompson scored a seasonal high of 41 points and led a 3-point shooting draw as the visiting Golden State Warriors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 128:107 in the final for both teams on Sunday night. Thompson, who played only in his 32nd match after returning from Operation Achilles Flap, scored more than 30 points for the fourth time in the last six games and surpassed his previous maximum of 38 points. He made 7 of the 14 threes, while the Warriors (53-29) made 19 of the 33 behind the arc.

NHL Summary: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroics broke the Penguins slide

Sidney Crosby scored on Sunday for a 2:21 overtime and scored his 1400th career point as the Pittsburgh Penguins interrupted a series of four losses by winning 3-2 over the visiting Nashville Predators. Crosby, playing in his 1100th match, charged to Rickard Rakell’s left pole. It was Crosby’s third point in the match along with a previous goal and assistance.

The Golf-Major victory confirmed Scheffler as the best player in the world

Scottie Scheffler held on to rock solids and won three shots at the Masters on Sunday to win the coveted “green jacket” and consolidate his status as the world’s best-ranked golfer. From winning his first PGA Tour event at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to winning his first major title at Augusta National, Schleffer’s rise has been literally rocketing.

Italy confiscated property belonging to Russian racer Mazepin – a police source

Italy seized approximately € 105 million ($ 114.45 million) in assets owned by former Russian Formula 1 driver Nikita Dmitrievich Mazepin and his father, the oligarch, two police sources told Reuters on Monday. The operation focused on a villa – known as Rocky Ram – located in the north of the island of Sardinia. It is part of a wider effort to punish rich Russians associated with President Vladimir Putin following Moscow’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

Motor racing – defending the title is already a big task, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says two things have to happen in order for him to have a chance to successfully defend his Formula 1 title, and neither Red Bull is currently doing well. The 24-year-old Dutchman said his verdict after resigning for the second time in three races on Sunday, leaving the Australian Grand Prix behind the dominant Ferrari winner Charles Leclerc by up to 46 points.

Football-UEFA has ordered the partial closure of Atletica Stadium for a duel with Man City

UEFA on Monday ordered the partial closure of Atletica Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City for “discriminatory behavior” by their supporters. Kevin De Bruyn’s goal from the 70th minute brought City last Tuesday in the first match of the home match 1: 0, after which the Spanish side was accused of violating its fans, including throwing objects.

MLB Summary: Hunter Greene shines in the Reds debut

Hunter Greene was strong on his major league debut on Sunday and his battery colleague Tyler Stephenson stayed in his hometown when the visiting Cincinnati Reds defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3, earning their weekend series of four games. Greene, one of the most announced pitching prospects in baseball, beat 100 miles per hour on 20 of his 92 pitches in five shifts.

Grand National, Man City-Liverpool, a weekend full of sports betting

The British bookmakers had one of the busiest times this weekend, with bettors around the world betting on major sporting events: the Grand National, the Masters and the Premier League among Manchester City and Liverpool. 888, a purely online sports betting player, said National, which welcomed fans for the first time in three years on Saturday, was its biggest racing event ever, with “customers placing bets from around the world,” helping the bookmaker. attract a record number of new customers.

Tennis Wawrinka knocked out by Bublik in the opening match in Monte Carlo

Stan Wawrinka recorded his return to the Tour for the first time in 13 months by showing his old form, but the Swiss failed to beat Alexander Bublik in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters and lost 3-6 7-5 6 -2 on Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion suffered a foot injury in early 2021 and underwent surgery in March last year and another operation three months later, only last month returning to action at the Challenger Tour in Marbella.

Russian race carter-investigated FIA investigated by FIA for greeting on podium

The World Motor Racing Authority is investigating a 15-year-old Russian go-kart after he apparently greeted the fascist-style podium last weekend at a race in Portugal. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Monday that it had launched an immediate investigation into the “unacceptable behavior of Artem Severiukhin.”

(With inputs from agencies.)

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