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Pakistan make clean sweep of Zimbabwe, Logan Paul to box Floyd Mayweather, and more…5 min read

May 11, 2021 4 min read

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Pakistan make clean sweep of Zimbabwe, Logan Paul to box Floyd Mayweather, and more…5 min read

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Adithya G

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Logan Paul To Fight Floyd Mayweather

Popular Youtuber Logan Paul will take on boxing champion Floyd Mayweather inside a boxing ring on June 6. The duo met face to face at the May 6 press conference and had their first stare down.

The 44-year-old boxer, Mayweather, has a 50-0 professional record while 26-year-old Logan Paul has lost in his only professional fight.  

Lewis Hamilton Wins Spanish Grand Prix

Photo: Reuters

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in a thrilling duel to win the Spanish Grand Prix, his 98th career victory.

Verstappen overtook the pole-sitting Hamilton to the first curve to snatch an early lead in the reace.

However, Mercedes’ use of two pit stops gave Hamilton new tires in the final stretch helping him regain the lead with just six laps to go.

Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas steered his Mercedes to a third-place finish. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished fourth, followed by Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez in the other Red Bull.

Football

Bayern Claim Ninth Consecutive Bundesliga Crown

Following RB Leipzig’s loss to Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich needed to win their league game  against Monchengladbach to confirm their status as German league champions. And they did so in style. They secured a resounding 6-0 win and claimed its 31st German league title.

Chelsea Retain Women’s Super League Title

Photo: BBC


Chelsea won their second consecutive Women’s Super League title to become the all-time record champion in the English game. It is a fourth league title for Chelsea, which now has one more than Arsenal since the first WSL season in 2011.

All English Final in the Champions League

Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid and Manchester City got the better of Paris St. Germain to set up an all English final for the second time in three years. Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount helped the Blues beat 13-time champions Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie.

Manchester City made history by reaching their first ever Champions League final by beating last year’s finalist, PSG. A Riyad Mahrez goal in each half helped them win the semi-final home tie with ease.

Gunners Stumble; Gunnar’s Red Devils Reach Final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reached a major final as Manchester United manager for the first time despite a 3-2 defeat to AS Roma as his side earned an 8-5 aggregate win in the Europa League semifinals.

Meanwhile a goalless draw at home against Villareal meant that Arsenal crashed out of the tournament. Villareal, managed by former Gunners’ manager Unai Emery, secured a spot in the final courtesy of a 2-1 win in the first leg.

Basketball

Curry-Beal Race for Points Continues; Westbrook Creates History

Russell Westbrook. Photo: Sports Illustrated

Russell Westbrook scored the 181st triple-double of his career, during Washington Wizards’ thrilling win over Indiana Pacers.  He is now tied with Oscar Robertson’s all-time NBA record.

Westbrook had 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in the game. His teammate,  Bradley Beal enjoyed his fifth career 50-point game despite not featuring during overtime.

Stephen Curry scored 49 points to lead Golden State to a blowout win over Oklahoma City in San Francisco.

The Warriors are in eighth place in the Western Conference with consecutive wins over Thunder and four wins in their past five games. Curry finished with 11 of Golden State’s franchise-record 27 3-pointers.

Lakers Break Losing Streak

Despite the absence of LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Dennis Schroder, LA Lakers beat Phoenix Suns 123-110. Anthony Davis starred with 42 points and 12 rebounds. The defending NBA Champions remain one game behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference standings with four games left.

Cricket

Pakistan Complete Test Series Sweep Against Zimbabwe

Second Test scorecard:
Pakistan 510/8 dec (Abid 215*, Azhar 126, Nauman 97, Muzarabani 3-82) beat Zimbabwe 132 (Chakabva 33, Hasan 5-27) and 231 (Chakabva 80, Shaheen 5-52, Nauman 5-86) by an innings and 147 runs

Pakistan completed a comprehensive Test series win against Zimbabwe by winning both the Tests by an innings.

For the first time in Pakistan’s cricketing history, three bowlers picked up fifers in the same Test. Hasan Ali returned 5 for 27 in the first innings, while Nauman Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up 5 for 86 and 5 for 52 in the second innings respectively.

However, Abid Ali was named the Man of the Match for his maiden double century in the first innings.

With this victory, Babar Azam managed to register a win in each of his four Tests as Pakistan skipper. Azam is only the eighth captain overall to win each of his first four Test matches.


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Author’s Note: Adithya is a freelance writer and sports enthusiast.