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Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Samba style propels Newcastle to 3-0 win over Norwich; Football-PSG wins record 10th French title despite Lens draw and more

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Football-samba style propels Newcastle to 3-0 win over Norwich

Newcastle United’s Brazilian contingent came to the fore as Joelinton netted a brace and Bruno Guimaraes netted once in an emphatic 3-0 Premier League win over struggling Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. The win puts Newcastle in the top half of the table and is another sign of their rapid improvement under Eddie Howe, who steered the side to their first league victory at Norwich in 28 years.

Football-PSG wins record 10th French title despite Lens draw

Paris St Germain won a record 10th French league title after stuttering a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man RC Lens on Saturday. Lionel Messi’s goal was canceled out by Corentin Jean as PSG remained on 78 points, 16 ahead of second-placed Olympique Marseille, who play their late game at the Stade de Reims on Sunday.

Soccer-Stuttering Tottenham held by Brentford deadlocked

Tottenham Hotspur’s stuttering first four ambitions suffered another blow when they finished second in a 0-0 draw with Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday. After seeing Arsenal displace them from fourth place earlier in the day, Tottenham would have picked it up with a win, but they were lackluster and were lucky to earn a point.

Football-Leicester held in check by Aston Villa

An below-average Leicester City played out a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa at home in the Premier League on Saturday, a result that ended a four-game losing streak for Steven Gerrard’s visiting side. Leicester looked more likely to open the scoring early but created few clear openings, with James Maddison’s curling free-kick the Foxes’ best effort in a first half that was uninspiring from both sides.

NBA roundup: Jazz edges out Mavericks to tie playoffs

Rudy Gobert made a key rebound and an even bigger dunk with 11 seconds remaining to propel the Utah Jazz to a 100-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City. Jordan Clarkson led Utah in scoring with 25 points, Donovan Mitchell added 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Gobert finished with 17 points and 15 boards in a game that nearly got away.

Football-PSG’s Leonardo admits making mistakes as fans refuse to celebrate league title

Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted mistakes were made after frustrated fans chose not to celebrate the capital club winning a record-breaking 10th French league title on Saturday. Rather than the usual shouts and cheers that mark such occasions, on Saturday PSG supporters quickly left the Parc des Princes just 10 minutes after their club lifted the Ligue 1 trophy after a 1-1 draw with RC Lens.

Boxing-Fury bounces back to retire in style with TKO win

Tyson Fury emerged unscathed from a turbulent fight week to cement his place among heavyweight boxing greats with a stunning TKO win over Dillian Whyte in what ‘The Gypsy King’ said would be his last fight. Fury faced a barrage of questions about his relationship with Daniel Kinahan, his former adviser and one of three men named leaders of the Kinahan organized crime gang recently sanctioned by US authorities.

Motor racing-Hamilton quashes title hopes after new low at Imola

Lewis Hamilton gave up hopes of winning a record eighth Formula 1 championship this year after falling 50 points behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at Imola on Saturday.

“Obviously we’re not fighting for this championship,” the Briton told Sky Sports television after finishing 14th in a Saturday sprint that set the starting grid for Sunday’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

Boxing-Fury will only return for a unification fight, says his wife

Tyson Fury will only return to the ring for a title unification bout, wife Paris says after ‘The Gypsy King’ retained the WBC heavyweight world championship with a technical knockout victory over Dillian Whyte in this which he called his final fight. Fury, who landed a right uppercut to knock Whyte down in the sixth round at a sold-out Wembley Stadium, said after the fight he would stick to his promise to wife Paris to retire.

Soccer-Man City keep pace in title race, Arsenal go fourth

Manchester City opened a four-point lead in the Premier League title race by beating Watford 5-1 and Arsenal took the lead in the battle for fourth place on Saturday.

Brazilian Gabriel Jesus scored four goals as City pressured to pursue Liverpool ahead of their Merseyside derby on Sunday against struggling Everton.

(With agency contributions.)

Hazel J. Edmonds

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