Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. April 13-19, 2021.
- PSG ends two historic reigns. Bayern Munich (DEU) dominated the las UEFA Champions League with an unbeaten record but they will not repeat the title this time as Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) eliminated them with a 3-3 thanks to visiting goal. Manchester City (ENG), Chelsea (ENG) and Real Madrid (ESP) are also through. In the UEFA Women’s Champions League Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (FRA) -winner of the previous five editions- was also eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain (FRA).
- Motorsport. Max Verstappen (NED, Red Bull) evened the score with Lewis Hamilton (ENG, Mercedes) as he took the second Formula 1 Grand Prix of the year, in Imola (ITA), ahead of Hamilton, who came back from a run-off to finish. Fabio Quartararo (FRA) took the lead of Moto GP by taking his second win in three races. Álex Palou (ESP) won his first race as a Chip Ganassi Racing driver by taking the IndyCar opener in Alabama (USA).
- Aldridge retires suddenly. Seven-time NBA All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge (USA), 35, decided to retire from basketball after he suffered an irregular heartbeat while playing with the Brooklyn Nets against Los Ángeles Lakers. He has previously battled with heart conditions. He will be replaced by Mike James (USA).
- Like father, like son. Adolfo Cambiaso (ARG) is already one of the greatest Polo players of all time so it is not a surprise that this weekend he tied Carlos Gracida (MEX) as the second winningest US Open player, just behind Guillermo Gracida (MEX). But the highlight was that he won with his son Adolfo “Poroto” Cambiaso, who is 15. They both won as part of Scone Polo (AUS), alongside David Paradice (AUS) and Mariano “Peke” González (ARG).
- Super Slam. The Professional Bowlers Association organized a Super Slam with the five winners of the Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour Majors held in 2021. François Lavoie (CAN) bowled 247 to beat Kyle Troup (USA) and take the win.