Sports news roundup: Athletics-Brown and Asher-Smith seal 100m wins in Birmingham Diamond League meet; Football-Leipzig edge ahead of Freiburg on penalties in German Cup final and more

Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Athletics-Brown and Asher-Smith seal 100m wins in Birmingham Diamond League encounter

Canadian Aaron Brown won the Diamond League’s first men’s 100m race of the season with a disappointing show in Birmingham on Saturday, after two false starts saw top contender Trayvon Bromell and local prospect Zharnel Hughes disqualified. Brown clocked a time of 10.13 seconds, a slight improvement from his “B” run earlier when he clocked 10.23 behind Jeremiah Azu, as the competition’s showpiece event ended in anti-climactic way when the American Bromell and Hughes took the plunge.

Soccer-Leipzig beat Freiburg on penalties in the German Cup final

RB Leipzig beat Freiburg 4-2 on penalties in a spirited German Cup final on Saturday, handing Domenico Tedesco’s side their first major trophy despite an hour-long game with 10 men at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Leipzig’s Benjamin Henrichs converted the winning kick in the shootout after Freiburg captain Christian Guenter and striker Ermedin Demirovic missed their penalty kicks following a thrilling clash that ended 1- 1 after extra time.

Soccer-Crowd erupts as PSG announce Mbappe to extend contract until 2025

Kylian Mbappe has signed a contract extension with Paris St Germain which will keep the France striker level with the Ligue 1 side until 2025, the French champions announced on Saturday. “I wanted to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am very happy about that. I am convinced that here I can continue to grow within a club that gives everything the means to perform at the highest level,” the 23-year-old said in a club statement.

Golf – Unheralded Pereira takes the lead in the PGA Championship as Woods retires

Unannounced Mito Pereira became the first Chilean to lead a major tournament, three shots clear at the top of the PGA Championship third round standings on Saturday, while Tiger Woods retired after sinking to the bottom of the table . Playing in only his second major, Pereira refused to bow to the pressure as he carded a one-under 69 to reach nine-under 201 and a three-stroke advantage over Briton Matt Fitzpatrick and American Will Zalatoris ahead of Sunday’s final round at Southern Hills Country Club.

Horse Racing – Early Voting Overcomes Scorching Heat to Win Preakness

Early voting overcame sweltering heat to win the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, in a muted Triple Crown race that went without Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike. With 2017 Belmont winner Jose Ortiz on board, Early Voting settled in behind early leader Armagnac before taking control of the matter on the far outside corner.

Soccer-Fast Start helps Lyon beat Barca to win Women’s Champions League

Olympique Lyonnais beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Women’s Champions League final on Saturday with all goals scored in the first half as midfielder Amandine Henry scored a brilliant solo goal and striker Ada Hegerberg scored one and scored another.

The Barca favourites, who beat Chelsea in the 2021 final after suffering a loss to Lyon in the decisive 2019 match, struggled to cope with the pressure from the French side in the opening 45 minutes, and by the time they found their feet, it was too late.

Football fan violence marks Greek Cup final

Panathinaikos beat PAOK 1-0 to win the Greek Cup on Saturday in a match marred by crowd trouble as rival fans threw flares and clashed with police inside the Olympic Stadium . Violence erupted an hour before the start of the match as spectators began to arrive at the stadium, delaying kick-off.

Soccer-Allegri is already considering next season, more ‘experience’ is needed

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has insisted the club must bring in more experienced players on the transfer market in the coming months if they are to begin to turn things around. Serie A’s most successful club were already assured of a fourth place this season ahead of Saturday’s final game of the campaign at Fiorentina, but another limp in a 2-0 loss showed just how badly the Turin giants have fallen.

Golf – Underdogs take a bite out of the seasoned field at the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship underdogs had plenty of teeth heading into Sunday’s final round in Tulsa, with none of the top four having ever won a PGA Tour event — let alone a major title.

Miserable conditions beat former big winners Southern Hills Country Club but saw Chilean Mito Pereira, who missed the cut in his only major appearance at the 2019 US Open, climb to first place after carding a under 69 years old.

Ferrari motor racing’s Leclerc puts on late flyer for pole in Spain

Ferrari Formula 1 leader Charles Leclerc played under pressure to come back from a spin with a stunning lap that took him from 10th to pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday. Main rival and reigning world champion Max Verstappen, who had appeared to take first place for Red Bull, had to settle for second after a late loss of speed destroyed his last effort at the Circuit de Catalunya.

(With agency contributions.)

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