Sports Update: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by TrendingNews Desk

• Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix, passing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who retired with an engine failure while leading the race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Sergio Pérez of Mexico came in second, 13 seconds behind the winner, but with a bonus point for the fastest lap, he was asked to pass on to his teammate for a third consecutive victory after Imola and Miami.

• In the Chessable Masters online rapid chess event, Indian Grandmaster Pragyanand defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, for the second time in three months. In February, 16-year-old Pragyanand upset Magnus Carlsen in the online rapid chess event AirThings Masters for the first time.

Read more: A game worth Billions! Know, how and how much IPL earns from a season

• At the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Nikhat Zareen beats Thai Olympian Jutamas Jitpong 5-0 to become the fifth Indian woman to win a world title. After Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, and Lekha KC, Nikhat became the fifth Indian female boxer to win gold in the World Championships. Zareen, who is 25 years old, is a former Junior Youth World Champion.

Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul of the Lucknow Super Giants have recorded the greatest first-wicket partnership in the Indian Premier League’s history. This is the first time a team has made a 20-over opening partnership when batting first in the IPL. Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, while KL Rahul hit an unbeaten 68 to create a new IPL record with a 210-run partnership in 20 overs.

• World No. 1 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 79th edition of the Italian Open (International BNL d’Italia) in Rome to win the 38th ATP Masters 1000 title. Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Roode in the semi-finals to become the fifth man in the Open Era to win 1,000 matches. Iga Swiatek won the Italian Open in women’s singles after defeating Ons Jabeur.

• With a commanding 3-0 triumph over powerhouse Indonesia in the final, India’s men’s badminton team won the Thomas Cup for the first time. In the final of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, India defeated 14-time winners Indonesia 3-0 to claim the trophy. With World Championships medalists Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth, as well as the world number eight doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, India put on a show to remember.

Inter Milan won the Italian Cup football tournament after defeating Juventus 4–2 in extra time in the final. Inter’s Ivan Perisic scored two goals in extra time. In regular time, Haken Calhanoglu had levelled the score with a disputed last-minute penalty. The Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy hosted the Italian Cup Final soccer match between Juventus and Inter Milan.

Read more: Cannes 2022 from the frame of India!  

• In this FIFA World Cup, numerous things are happening for the first time. The Football World Cup is being staged in the Middle East for the first time (Qatar). The World Cup is being staged in November-December for the first time. Women will now be allowed to act as officials in men’s World Cup for the first time. FIFA announced 36 referees on Thursday, including three women. The competition will also feature three female assistance referees. The FIFA World Cup will take place this year from November 21 to December 18.

• In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah set a new record. On the last delivery of the innings, he bowled Washington Sundar. Bumrah has now taken 250 wickets in T20 cricket with this wicket. He is the first Indian fast bowler to accomplish this accomplishment.

• With a reported income of US$130 million, Lionel Messi tops the Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes 2022 list, followed by basketball player LeBron James with US$121.2 million. However, with 115 million dollars, Cristiano Ronaldo is in third position. In August 2021, Lionel Messi joined PSG from Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Juventus in the same month. Prize money, salary and bonuses, and sponsorship deals are used to create Forbes’ estimates.