Zidane y Messi. Zinédine Zidane clinched his 11th title with Real Madrid by winning his second La Liga Championship as a Manager this weekend. Second was Barcelona, whose Lionel Messi (ARG) secured a record 7th Pichichi -the title for lead goal scorer- breaking the draw in 6 with Zarra (ESP, Athletic, 1944-53) . He also lead on assists. In England, Chelsea and Arsenal will meet in the FA Cup Final. FIFA reviews the world of club football.
Not everything for Penske. Penske Racing had a very successful weekend but not in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where Cadillac led a 1-2-3 at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Felipe Nasr (BRA) came back to action after testing positive for Covid-19 only to win alongside teammate Felipe Derani (BRA). Across the Pond, United Autosports won the first round of the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard, by taking the Overall/LMP2 and LMP3 class wins. Motorsport-Total covers the sportscar world (German).
A week of injuries. Moto GP came back to action in Jerez (ESP), where Fabio Quartararo (FRA) took home his first Grand Prix win. Six-time World Champion Marc Márquez (ESP) was leading the race until he made a mistake and went back to 18th, only to rebound to 3rd before a spectacular crash that broke his arm and will make him miss the Andalusian Grand Prix. Carl Crutchlow (ENG) suffered a commotion during warm-up and Alex Rins (ESP) a luxation during qualifying. They will also miss the next race. Watch the Spanish GP highlights (MotoGP)
ESport crafts. Warcraft 3 held its Gold League Summer Season, one of the two most important tournaments of the year. Wang “Infi” Xuwen (CHN) has over ten World Championship-level titles. In Starcraft, The DreamHack Masters Summer -a Tier I event- was won by Joona “Serral” Sotala (FIN), who could not avenge his Finals loss at Europeans last weekend, since Riccardo “Reynor“ Romiti (ITA) dropped in Semi-Finals to Cho “Trap“ Sung Ho (KOR). Ilta Sanomat reports he has made 750,000 EUR in his career (Finnish)
Photo Finish. The 1-million USD TVG.com Haskell Stakes (GI) were won on a photo finish by Mike Smith (USA), riding Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert’s Authentic, the favorite. Jockey Paco López (MEX) could not believe his horse Ny Traffic was defeated. Earlier, Joe Bravo (USA) rode Aquaphobia to win the United Nations Stakes (GI). ESPN has the reactions form Monmouth Park