Sports News Roundup: Bucks defeat Suns to clinch playoff spot; Austria to stay on Formula One calendar until 2027 and more
Ronaldo failed to score for the third consecutive game and is yet to open his account at Al-Nassr stadium. Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Formula One statistics for Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, the second round of the 23-race season: Lap distance: 6.174km.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
NBA roundup: Bucks defeat Suns to clinch playoff spot
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 116-104 on Tuesday to become the NBA's first team to reach the 50-win mark. Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, which won for the 21st time in its last 23 games and clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season. Jrue Holiday scored 12 points, while Jae Crowder and Bobby Portis Jr. had 11 apiece.
Motor racing-Austria to stay on Formula One calendar until 2027
Austria will continue to host Formula One until 2027 after signing a four-year contract extension, both sides said on Wednesday. The Austrian Grand Prix returned to Formula One in 2014 and the last race of the current agreement was set to be held on July 2.
Soccer-Booked, subbed and goalless - a rough night for Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr beat Abha 3-1 in the King's Cup on Tuesday but it was a disappointing night for the Portuguese forward, who failed to score, received a yellow card and was substituted for the first time since his move to Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo failed to score for the third consecutive game and is yet to open his account at Al-Nassr stadium.
Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Formula One statistics for Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, the second round of the 23-race season: Lap distance: 6.174km. Total distance: 308.450km (50 laps)
Motor racing-Perez hopes it will be his turn to win in Jeddah
Red Bull will start as favourites again in Saudi Arabia on Sunday but this time Sergio Perez hopes to keep double Formula One champion team mate Max Verstappen off the top step of the podium. The Mexican started from pole position last year at Jeddah's Corniche circuit and had the floodlit night race seemingly under control until a pitstop and unfortunately-timed safety car wrecked his chances.
Soccer-Manchester United to tour U.S in the summer
Manchester United will visit the United States this summer to play pre-season matches and prepare the squad for the next campaign, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. United did not specify when or where the exact location of each match will be held, but said that the programme will be revealed over the coming weeks.
Motor racing-Leclerc set for 10 place grid penalty in Saudi Arabia
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is set for a 10-place grid penalty in Saudi Arabia this weekend for exceeding his allocation of power unit control electronics, team boss Fred Vasseur said on Wednesday. The Monegasque retired from the season-opening race in Bahrain on March 5 with a loss of power, a failure blamed on the control electronics that had already been replaced on the Sunday morning.
Tennis-Medvedev overcomes injury and Zverev to reach Indian Wells quarters
Daniil Medvedev shook off a mid-match ankle injury to reach the Indian Wells quarter-finals with a gutsy 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Germany's Alexander Zverev on Tuesday, extending his winning streak to 17 matches. It was an impressive effort from the fifth-seeded Russian whose tournament appeared over when he crashed to the court in the second set with what looked to be a serious injury.
Boxing-IBA promises transparency and fairness at women's world championship
International Boxing Association (IBA) promised transparency and fairness at the women's world championship in New Delhi which kicked off with a bumper $2.4 million prize money on Wednesday. Nearly a dozen nations have boycotted the championship protesting the presence of Russian and Belarusian boxers among 300-odd participants from 65 countries.
Soccer-FIFA's changes to tournament formats show 'complete disregard' for national leagues - LaLiga
FIFA has shown "complete disregard" for the importance of national competitions, Spain's LaLiga said after the world soccer governing body approved a 32-team Club World Cup as well as an expanded World Cup with 104 matches. Ahead of its Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, FIFA on Tuesday announced that the 2026 World Cup will have 104 matches instead of the traditional 64 games due to the expanded format with 48 teams taking part.
(With inputs from agencies.)