Sports News Roundup: NBA roundup: Klay Thompson scores season-high 41 in Warriors win; Hamelin, Canada’s four-time Olympic short track champion, retires and more
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NBA roundup: Klay Thompson scores season-high 41 in Warriors win
Klay Thompson scored a season-high 41 points and led a 3-point shooting barrage as the visiting Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 128-107 in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday night. Thompson, playing in just his 32nd game after returning from Achilles surgery, scored over 30 points for the fourth time in his last six games and surpassed his previous record of 38 points. He made 7 of 14 3-pointers as the Warriors (53-29) made 19 of 33 from beyond the arc.
Hamelin, four-time Canadian Olympic short track champion, retires
Four-time Olympic champion Charles Hamelin ended his career at the world short track championships in Montreal on Sunday and said there was no better way to finish than racing in front of friends and family. Hamelin, who won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men’s 5,000 meters relay in Beijing earlier this year, led Canada to bronze in the same event on Sunday in his final race.
NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroics end Penguins skid
Sidney Crosby scored 2:21 into overtime Sunday for his 1,400th career point as the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators. Crosby, playing his 1,100th game, tipped a pass from Rickard Rakell inside the left post. It was Crosby’s third point of the game, with an earlier goal and an assist.
Motor racing – Australia hope to retain top spot in F1 after strong restart
Record crowds at the Australian Grand Prix were a welcome boost for organizers after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, but where the race sits on the Formula 1 calendar remains up in the air. Albert Park has traditionally hosted the Championship opener, but was entered as the third leg this year after a Middle East doubleheader in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world
Scottie Scheffler held steady and notched a three-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday to win the coveted “green jacket” and cement his status as the highest-ranked golfer in the world. From his first PGA Tour win at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to his first major title at Augusta National, Schaeffer’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.
Tennis-Wawrinka says he had doubts about his return from injury
Stan Wawrinka will return to Tour-level competition later on Monday after spending more than a year on the sidelines with injury and the 37-year-old said he sometimes had doubts about his future in the game. After suffering a foot injury at the start of 2021, Wawrinka had surgery in March that year but needed a second operation three months later.
MLB roundup: Hunter Greene shines on Reds debut
Hunter Greene was strong in his major league debut on Sunday, and teammate Tyler Stephenson homered in his hometown as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 to win a game of their four-game weekend series. One of baseball’s most heralded pitching prospects, Greene has exceeded 100 mph on 20 of his 92 pitches in five innings.
Golf-Woods is already a throwback story for the ages
Tiger Woods finished near the bottom of the Masters standings on Sunday, but even this week’s start at Augusta National puts the 15-time major winner among a select group of legendary sports comebacks. Woods sent the golf world into a frenzy on Thursday when he scored a 71 under par in his first round of competitive golf since a car crash that nearly forced doctors to amputate his right leg just 14 years ago. month.
Former NFL running back and coach Gary Brown dies at 52
Running back Gary Brown, who spent eight seasons in the NFL with three teams and later served as an assistant coach in college and in the NFL, died Sunday night of liver and kidney failure in his hometown of Williamsport , Pennsylvania, according to the Fort Worth. Star-Telegram. He was 52 years old. Brown, who has been diagnosed with cancer twice, most recently in 2020 when a malignant tumor was detected near her pancreas, has spent the past few weeks in hospice care, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Golf-Masters win won’t go to Scheffler’s head: caddy
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is the new leader in golf, but his family will make sure success doesn’t go to his head, according to his caddie Ted Scott. Moments after completing a Masters caddy hat trick, having won with Bubba Watson in 2012 and 2014, Scott felt that a good home environment allowed Scheffler to play golf without an overwhelming burden of expectations.
(With agency contributions.)