MADRID, Spain – After storming into the Madrid Open final on Saturday, Carlos Alcaraz feels after becoming the first, the sky is the limit. Man to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same clay tournament.

The 19-year-old Spaniard defeated Djokovic 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Caja Magica to reach his second ATP Masters final in five weeks and record his first win over a reigning world number one.

This season, Alcaraz has a tour-best seven wins over top-10 players. He has a nine-match winning streak going into. Sunday’s final against reigning champion Alexander Zverev having won in Barcelona just a few weeks earlier.

He is the first player in 17 years to defeat world number one.

“So I don’t believe,” Alcaraz said when asked whether he sees a limit to what he can do. “I’m incredibly delighted to be able to play a second Masters 1000 final, just like I did in Miami.”

“I feel ready to fight against them (the best players) in every event, on every surface,” the Miami winner remarked.

With a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory against Greek world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas. In a match that ended at 1:06 a.m. local time, Zverev advanced to his third Madrid final (2306 GMT Saturday).

The German second seed won in the Spanish capital in 2018 and 2021. Has extended its winning streak in Madrid to nine consecutive games. Zverev has won his previous two encounters against Alcaraz.

Thanks to a well-timed backhand, a calm and focused Alcaraz opened the match against Djokovic with a service. He was soon rate 31st with the top seed.

Djokovic, who turns 35 this month, fought back to 44th as the set ended in a tiebreak.

The fiery Djokovic took advantage of 51 and quickly got 4 set points.

Alcaraz saves the first with a positive comeback and another with an ace. The Spaniard saved a third with a one-shot to reduce their deficit to 56, but Djokovic closed the set with his fourth chance in 62 minutes.

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In the second set, the players stuck with each other until Alcaraz took the lead in game 12, winning crucial fights on the net and using perfect cushioning when needed.

Murcia’s natives hold on breaks and sets with sensational get, ran down a drop shot from Djokovic, and hit the winner outside the double.

Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, both All Blacks legends, opened up about their post-rugby problems, saying they are coming to grips with their departure from the game.

McCaw is the first player ever to captain a country to back-to-back World Cup victories, having done it with the All Blacks in his final two tournaments in 2011 and 2015.

Carter, meanwhile, owns the world record for most test rugby points scored with 1598 in a career spanning 2003 to 2015.

Dan Carter, who retired from rugby last year after New Zealand’s 2015 World Cup victory, said he questioned his “worth to society” as he adjusted to life after rugby.

Carter told News Corp, “I’m still trying to figure out life after rugby.”

“There’s a temptation to think that I should get back to work now that I’ve finished playing.” ‘What are you doing now?’ people ask you. ‘I’m still trying to figure it out; I didn’t have an explanation, so I was babbling and making excuses.’

I’m 40 now. It’s that term “retirement.” I’m supposed to wait until I’m 65 to hear the term “retirement.”

“You wonder, ‘Am I no longer valuable to society because that’s what people remember me for?’ ‘I altered my attitude about that, and I no longer consider myself a rugby player.”

As a result, Dan Carter has turned to charity work with UNICEF in his post-playing days. recently completed a 24-hour kickathon at Eden Park to earn $370,000 for clean water and sanitation for children in the Pacific.

After retiring, the 40-year-old was involved in several initiatives and projects. Including co-founding the iSport foundation alongside Richie McCaw and ex-teammate Ali Williams.

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McCaw said the foundation helps young Kiwi athletes develop an interest in the sport. It has helped him overcome his departure from rugby games, but he will not be coaching the sport again.

“There will be no coaching.”. “I know I want to give back and contribute to the game because of what I received out of it.”. Richie McCaw, a commercial helicopter pilot by trade, told New Corp. “But what that looks like, I haven’t worked out yet.”

Austin FC (W6 L1 L2 D2) will host LA Galaxy (5-3-1) at Q2 Stadium on Sunday. The game starts at 7 pm. ET. Preview the following Austin FC vs LA Galaxy odds and lines, along with top MLS bets, choices and forecasts.

Austin FC began the season with two consecutive victories, each scoring five goals. They had a brief slump in which they drew two games and lost one. Austin has won four straight games since then.

M Sebastián Driussi and F Maximiliano Urruti, two Argentine arrivals, lead the club to score 7 and 4 goals. This season, Austin FC is 4-0-1 at home.

Austin will have a tough time steamrolling the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy is paced by Mexican sensation F Chicharito, who has five goals and is the only player in the league with more than one.

Thanks to their conference-best defense, the Galaxy are fourth in the West, which has allowed just seven goals. They’ve thrown four shutouts and only allowed one multi-goal contest. On the road, the Galaxy is 2-2-1.

Austin FC vs. LA Galaxy odds, lines, picks and predictions


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  • Money line: Austin FC +135 (bet 100 to win 135) | LA Galaxy +195 (bet 100 to win 195) | Draw +250
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -135| U: +110)


Austin FC 1, LA Galaxy 0

Money line (ML)

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This season, Austin FC has performed well at home. They have not only not lost, but have outscored their opponents 15-1.

The Seattle Sounders were the only club to enter Q2 and not leave with zero points, and they were also the only team to score multiple goals against the Galaxy.

LA`s failure to attain is every other motive for worry. They have most effectively scored one aim of their beyond three games. LA can also war in opposition to protection tied for the third-fewest dreams within the league.

Given how well Austin has performed at home and LA’s recent run, I’ll expect Austin to win here, particularly at this price.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN UNDER 2.5 (+110).

This season, Austin’s attack has scored regularly, but it has struggled against top-tier defenses.

Austin scored 10 goals against FC Cincinnati and Inter Miami combined, but just one against Minnesota, a top-5 defense in the West. They’ve scored three goals in two games against playoff clubs, both of which they won.

LA has only scored one goal in their past three games. It has only had three multi-goal games and has been shut out three times. Two of the three scoreless games were on the road.

It would not be surprising to see a squad that is so reliant on Chicharito suffer. With that in mind, I’m going with the Under 2.5 (+110) here.

Suffers a knee injury: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dillon Brooks was suspended for one game by the Memphis Grizzlies after his flagrant foul-2 resulted in an injury. Taylor Jenkins is now waiting to see how the league reacts after Ja Morant departed Saturday’s game early due to a knee injury.

Morant was hurt midway through the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors when his Duffers a knee injury: was seized by Jordan Poole. He hobbled away from the floor and did not return. Morant was assessed after the game, according to Jenkins.

Jordan Poole grabbed his suffers a knee injury

Jenkins said, “We simply watched the replay.” “He was trying for a dribble when Jordan Poole grabbed his suffers a knee injury: and pulled it, which sort of sparked whatever occurred. So I’m going to be really intrigued what happens after that.”

Morant subsequently tweeted a clip of the injury with the caption “broke the code,” a reference to Steve Kerr’s remarks regarding Brooks’ foul in Game 2 that resulted in Gary Payton II’s broken elbow. Morant quickly removed the tweet after that.

Poole said he couldn’t recall the play in issue, but after seeing footage from a reporter’s phone, he shook his head and denied attempting to damage Morant.

“It was a game of basketball. We doubled him, and I struck the ball while running for it “Poole said. “Obviously, you don’t want anybody to be injured. I’m not that kind of player; I respect everyone. Obviously, we hope he improves and that we see him in the next game. That’s not how I play; it’s not my kind of game.”

Morant had a game-high 34 points, but the Grizzlies were defeated 142-112 in Game 3. Game 4 is scheduled for Monday (10 p.m. ET, TNT).

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Retirement from professional tennis: LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters (Reuters) – Kim Clijsters, a four-time Grand Slam singles winner, has announced her comeback to the pro circuit.

Clijsters, 38, said on Tuesday that she would “never longer play official tournaments” after completing her second retirement in 2019 after a seven-year break.

“I’m looking forward to seeing new adventures waiting for me,” the former No. 1 said on Instagram.

Retirement from professional tennis: Clijsters won her maiden US Open championship in 2005, but left the tournament two years later to married at the age of 23. She is a past member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

After taking around two years off to raise a child, the Belgian great won the US Open in 2009. After winning the Flushing Meadows title in 2010 and the Australian Open the following year, she recovered the top spot.

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Clijsters abandoned the circuit

Brian Lynch, who has three children, and Clijsters abandoned the circuit for the second time in 2012. They reside in the New Jersey suburbs.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” Clijsters told WTA reporters. “I still like to hit the ball. On my schedule, 3-4 days was enough to control the rhythm, but not enough if I wanted to compete in another tournament. I am in Australia. If you choose, it will be 3-4 weeks. It is infeasible at this point in our family life. “Life is a kind of takeover, isn’t it?”

Her last official match was in October, when she lost to Katerina Sr. Kova in three sets in the first round of the tournament at Indian Wells, California. OKBET Sportsbook allows you to bet legally online.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 42 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 103,101 victory over the Boston Celtics to lead a 21-game series in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday.

Boston at least had a chance to take the lead in extra time when Marcus Smart purposely missed his second free throw with 4.6 seconds left.

But the Celtics failed to capitalize on three near-basket attempts at timeout.

Jrue Holiday added 25 points and three steals, while Antetokounmpo finished with two steals and two interceptions for the Bucks, who rallied 80-67 early in the fourth quarter before the Celtics took a 100-99 lead.

A pair of empty Boston Celtics properties and a bucket of Antetokounmpo and Holiday allowed Milwaukee to take the 103-100 driver’s seat, setting up Smart’s split at the charity line and an exciting ending to the game.

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Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and 12 rebounds to beat Boston Celtics, but Jayson Tatum struggled to pick up ten on a 4 of 19 shot from the field.

Tatum also missed all six of his 3-point attempts for the Boston Celtics, who enjoyed the lead when taking the free throw.

Boston shot 28 of 34 from the pass (82.4%), while Milwaukee had half with 14 of 17).

Al Horford added 22 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists for the Boston Celtics, who will consider even Monday’s series.

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Championship. LONDON Liverpool’s battle for the Premier League title was hit hard as Tottenham draw 11 against the four-time winner. At the same time, Manchester United fell to a “humiliating” 40 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side fell after Son Heung-min’s second-half goal at Anfield before Luis Diaz equalized late in the game.

Son touched the ball in Ryan Sessegnon’s pass in the 56th minute after a fine assist from Harry Kane.

Diaz scored an accidental equalizer for Liverpool championship when his header from more than 20 yards hit Rodrigo Bentancur.

Liverpool, who have won the League Cup and are awaiting. Champions League and FA Cup finals, rise to the top table above Manchester City on goal difference.

But champions Man City will be three points ahead of Liverpool if they beat Newcastle in Sunday’s game at the Etihad Stadium.

That will be a massive boost to City’s hopes of retaining the title with just three games left for both teams.

“It is tough to play towards an opponent with world-magnificence gamers. And a world-magnificence supervisor once they have had every week to put together. And we play each three days,” Klopp said. That will be a massive boost to City’s hopes of retaining the title with just three games left for both teams.

“The locker room doesn’t fly, come on, but there are other games to play. We have to move on.”

The draw was also not enough for Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League next season, thanks to its place in the top 4.

Tottenham remains fifth and will be four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal if the Gunners beat Leeds on Sunday.

United fall to new low

Manchester United has endured a series of humiliations in one of the most embarrassing seasons of decades. Their poor defeat in Brighton was one of the worst.

Ralf Rangnick’s team was sent to Amex Stadium with goals from Moises Caicedo, Marc Cuclera, Pascal Gross, and Leandro Trossard. Liverpool’s championship.

Sixth-positioned United is positive to overlook the Champions League for the 5th time in 30 seasons.

With 58 points remaining and one match remaining. United’s five-game losing streak ends with the lowest total points of the Premier League era.

“It was a terrible performance. It wasn’t enough from start to finish. I have to apologize for this performance and the humiliating defeat,” Rangnick said.

It was a day of conflicting emotions at Stamford Bridge. Where Chelsea lost by two goals in a 2-2-goal draw with future Wolves owner Todd Boehly.

Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly and his consortium have won the battle to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in a deal worth £4.25 billion ($5.2 billion).

Boehly’s consortium is yet to pass the Premier League owners and directors test and get approval from the British government, but Chelsea hopes the deal will be completed by the end of the month.

After the lengthy sale raised concerns about Chelsea’s future. Blues manager Thomas Tuchel welcomed the takeover, saying: “It gives us perspective, if the terms are agreed. And I hope the process will be streamlined and resume as soon as possible. Good news.”

But Tuchel’s third-placed team couldn’t celebrate the deal with a win as they squandered their An opportunity to move closer to a Championship League place.

Watford go down

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored his first Premier League goal since December 29 in the 56th and 58th minutes, the first from a penalty and the second from a long-range effort.

But Francisco Trincao brilliantly scored in the 79th minute. And Conor Coady nodded to equalize from close range in injury time to make Boehly shake his head in disgust.

Watford needed a win at Crystal Palace to maintain their fading hopes of averting collapse, but Wilfried Zaha’s 31st-minute penalty netted the 10th goal that sent them relegation. Championship.

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“I’ve never held a press conference leading a top team that has been relegated. I don’t expect to make a statement; this is the first time I don’t expect to make a statement,” said Watford manager Roy Hodgson.

Burnley squandered the opportunity to increase his chances of survival as Aston Villa clinched their 31st win at Turf Moor.

Brentford crushed Southampton 30 at their community stadium, with goals from Pontus Jansson, Yoane Wissa, and Kristoffer Ajer.

National University (NU), drawing fire from the homegrown talent of their high school team. Won 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, and 25-22, ahead of Ateneo, leaving the defending champions to a third loss. Two in a row in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall. by Asia Arena.

As brilliant as Faith Nisperos was on Saturday’s ring, her side can’t match the show that launched her career not long ago.

Princess Robles and Michaela Belen have 18 points each. In contrast, Alyssa Solomon and Ivy Lacsina have 15 and 12, respectively. As the Lady Bulldogs have their second straight win, making them the team to beat this season.

Except for NU coach Karl Dimaculangan, he doesn’t feel the same way.

“It’s still not a declared victory because it’s still early in the first round. And We still have a lot of room for improvement,” Dimaculangan said. “Then we have to go back to the drawing board. Study what needs to be cleaned up, and prepare for the next game.”

“We also made a lot of mistakes,” he added. Ateneo has 38 points after NU’s error in the game.

Nisperos delivered an all-around performance for the Blue Eagles. Taking the lead with 16 points while taking on defensive duties with 19 superb tackles and ten deep dives.

But against the significant foundations of the high school curriculum she once belonged, Nisperos’ heroism was futile.

Instead, Robles, Belen, Solomon, and Lacsina took turns killing people on the opposite floor as NU took the tournament’s top spot.

With the Lady Bulldogs leading the way is La Salle, who edged past Adamson, 2521, 2520, 2514, for a second straight win.

Lacsina got an idea of ​​what NU needed to do as they progressed through the league, centered around the Lady Bulldogs’ performance in the third frame.

“I was a little relaxed in the third set, but I may have lost some of my aggression,” she said. “I have time to prepare, so I need to work on it.”

“We did our best, but there are some things we need to improve,” Robles added.

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Still, this victory (NU defeated Ateneo for the first time in four years) was a blessing.

“This is probably the game we were looking forward to, and we’re delighted because it’s been a while since NU defeated Ateneo,” Lacsina said.

Jolina Dela Cruz led La Salle with 12 points in the other game and had an excellent 11 digs as Lady Spikers took the Lady Falcons to a second straight loss. Alleiah Malaluan has 12 points, while central defender duo Thea Gagate and Fifi Sharma have 9 and 8 points, respectively.

La Salle also exploited his strong defense, scoring 9 points in tackles.

Newly crowned World Champion Shane Van Boning and Defending Champion. Alexander Kazakis has been removed from World Pool Master 2022 at the European Point Sports Complex. And Gibraltar lives in Sky Sports DAZN, Beer Play, and Matchroom. I’m out. I live in a country of my choice after losing to Lo Ho Sum and Dennis Orcollo.

After participating in the World Pool Billiards Championship. Quarterfinals last month and a whitewashed victory against Shane Van Boening last year. Kazakis entered the competition at a high price, but Orcollo recovered in the canter quarterfinals. The Greek was rooted in his chair.

It’s a clinic from Orcollo, who has now won 14 straight after falling 40 in an afternoon qualifying match against Eklent Kaçi. Kazakis’ chances were slim, and he missed a big fourth on the fourth rack after losing the cue ball at six; he couldn’t get any of the eight and get past the rest. Return of the price. At 4-0, Kazakis missed five balls as he managed to cut it into the top right corner, and then Orcollo had 5-0 and two goals for the win. Since then, Orcollo has reached the quarterfinals, where he will face winners Joshua Filler and Skyler Woodward.

After making his debut last year, Max Lechner is on his second World Pool Masters and is starting his campaign against Dimitri Jungo.

The latter defeated Mario He in Thursday night’s preliminary clash.

Lechner entered the tournament as the 5th seed in the 2022 Nineball World Rankings, and it was logical that he had a 6-0 lead before Jungo battled for two across the board in 6-2nd place, but too late for the Swiss. Lechner wrapped the last shelf.

Last month, Van Boening faced a complicated clash with Lo, who beat Denis Grabe in his opening match on Thursday. It seemed business as usual for Van Boening.

Who was leading 21 but broke fourth, the American came out, and Lo won 22. Lo was playing in Hong Kong, China, and shortly after, the former captain of. The world youth division had 42 strikers, and just looking up, Van Boening hesitated. Van Boening tried his best to get it at 43 but missed a complete effort by both to open the table for Lo. Who then led 53. Lo broke and ran into the ninth rack to get up the hill, but the life exam was not over yet. In the next rack after Lo missed number 5 down the rails, leaving only number 9 and number 9 on the table. Van Boening returned to hit 64 and 65 to make it a tense finale.

Fans got the best treatment

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Fans got the best treatment from Van Boening as he returned to the ages in Milton Keynes. At the World Pool Championship, he lived up to his reputation to finish first of the week. Van Boening was broken on the final frame. But with an early header before Lo came back up to take the historic win. Van Boening struggled to break and ran off the rack four times, where he failed.

The Last 16 continue from 1 pm Central European Time with defending two-time champion David Alcaide. The round of 16 continues from 1 pm Central European Time. Two-time defending champion David Alcaide facing Ko Pin Yi, who beat his brother Ping Chung earlier in the day. Winner Jayson Shaw takes on US Open runner-up. Aloysius Yapp before Abdullah Alyousef takes on Japan’s majestic and unpredictable Naoyuki Oi.

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