Lax lax? Major League Lacrosse adopted a “hub” model to its 9-day season in Annapolis, Maryland. Still, the Connecticut Hammerheads and the Chesapeake Bayhawks had positive cases and forfeited from the semifinals. TheBoston Cannons beat the Denver Outlaws 13-10 to become Champions. Meanwhile, the Premier Lacrosse League Championship Series started. US Lax Magazine has more.
Football Cups. Cristiano Ronaldo’s (POR) Juventus clinched the Italian Serie A for ninth year in a row. Paris Saint-Germain won the French Cup but their star Kylin Mbappé (FRA) got injured and will be out for three weeks. In the US, the National Women’s Soccer League got cancelled but the Challenge Cup crowned Houston Dash, who beat the Chicago Red Stars. FIFA has more numbers from the weekend.
Belgian National Day. Belgian sport contributed to the National Celebrations this week. First, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT won the GT World Challenge Europe at Imola, with Mirko Bortolotti (ITA), Kelvin van der Linde (RSA) and Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA); Bernhard Delhez (BEL) won in the Am Class. Then, Dimitri Van den Bergh won the PDC World Matchplay -the second most important Darts tournament- in his first attempt, by beating four World Champions. Sky Sports reviews Dimitri’s making
Fastest KO ever. Current flyweight World-Champion Seniesa Estrada (USA) only needed seven seconds to beat Miranda Adkins (USA) to score the fastest KO in female boxing, ever. This was for the WBC Silver Light-flyweight Title. Prospect Edgar Berlanga (USA/PUR) also scored a first-round KO over Eric Moon, and Mexicans Vergil Ortiz Jr (USA/MEX) and Óscar Valdez (MEX) won by KO as expected, against Jayson Vélez (PUR) and Samuel Ramos (COL), respectively. In MMA, Robert Whittaker (AUS/NZL), former UFC Middleweight Champion, beat Darren Till (ENG) aby enduring a bloody injury in the last round. See Estrada’s KO (DAZN)
Virtual titles. With one race to go, Jernej Simončič (SLO) clinched his second Formula Simracing World Championship, after Petar Brljak (CRO) suffered a technical problem while in an exciting chase to the lead with fresh tyres. In Asia, the Arena of Valor Premier League concluded with the Flash Wolves (TWN) upsetting the Buriram United Esports (THA) to win the Premier online tournament. Meanwhile, Call of Duty League’s playoffs are set (Dexerto).