Expresso National and International Sports News at 3:30 p.m. on May 2


Here is the latest domestic and international sports news from the Indian Express as of 3:30 p.m. on May 2, 2022

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“We start this newsletter with some cricket news.

Cheteshwar Pujara has already put his name in the hat for a recall to the Indian Test Match squad, scoring his second double century for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two here on Saturday.

Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior Indian player struck overnight on 107 which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their opening innings.

The underprivileged Indian hitter, who is in sparkling form, makes most of his time in County. He has now scored two hundred and as many double centuries in five innings.
“The legendary Kapil Dev said he considered Gundappa Viswanath his childhood idol and used to listen to radio commentary about the great hitter’s exploits before he even saw him perform with his own eyes.

At the launch of the English translation of Hindi commentator Jasdev Singh’s autobiography, the World Cup-winning captain said: “Gundappa Viswanath was my childhood cricket idol and his image was projected by the commentary I heard on the radio. It took several years before I saw it beat with my own eyes. I built the image of wrist beater Viswanath in my mind. Taking cues from how commentators were describing his personality and his stick made him the greatest cricketer in the world to me,”

“In some basketball news,

A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant during his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be auctioned off.

David Kohler of SCP Auctions says the jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million at an online auction starting May 18.

Kohler said the seller approached Kohler after seeing another one of Bryant’s rookie jerseys for $3.69 million last year. This autographed, game-worn yellow jersey fetched the highest price ever for a basketball jersey.

The upcoming auction includes the No. 8 jersey Bryant wore for the Los Angeles Lakers in regular-season wins at the Old Forum on April 13, 1997, against Utah and April 17, 1997, against Sacramento.
“In some news from the world of football,

Mino Raiola, the influential and often controversial sports agent to some of football’s greatest players, has died. He was 54 years old.

Raiola died after a long illness, his family confirmed on Saturday. He was being treated at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, where he was visited by Zlatan Ibrahimović this week. Raiola underwent surgery in January but it was said at the time that it was not life threatening.

Raiola was the agent of stars like Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba, as well as Ibrahimović.

Raiola was negotiating Haaland’s planned departure from Borussia Dortmund this summer, with Manchester City being one of several possible destinations for the Norwegian superstar.

“In the news of women’s football.

Reigning champions Barcelona reached the Women’s Champions League final at the expense of their perfect season.

Barcelona lost the second leg semi-final to Wolfsburg 2-0 in Germany but advanced 5-3 on aggregate.

The Spanish side had won every game in all competitions, including 5-1 against Wolfsburg in the first leg last week. Barcelona’s previous defeat dates back to June 2021.

The defending champion will face seven-time defending champions Lyon in the final on May 21 in Turin, Italy.

Lyon beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the semi-final second leg. In an all-French tie, Lyon advanced 5-3 on aggregate after winning the first leg 3-2 last week.

The competition’s all-time top scorer, Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg, took her record to 58.
“Now let’s get to the English Premier League news.

It’s still Manchester City’s advantage in the English Premier League title race after league leaders and Liverpool won tough away games against in-form sides on Saturday.

The first was Liverpool, who won at Newcastle 1-0 despite resting several players, and were briefly top of the table.

Then City won at Leeds 4-0 a few hours later to go one point above Liverpool and also close in on one of Liverpool’s goals, which is England’s first tiebreaker.

Both teams have played 34 games this season and there are still four games to go in their bid to win the Premier League title this season.
‘Everton striker Richarlison launched a lit rocket into the stand after collecting it on the pitch while celebrating the score to secure a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday which helped his side avoid relegation of the Premier League.

Everton have moved two points from safety with five games remaining and one game less on Leeds and Burnley. The goal came 59 seconds into the second half at Goodison Park. Richarlison and Demarai Gray pressured Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta to lose the ball and the Brazilian took advantage by sweeping a shot past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Everton are currently 18th on the table, two points behind 17th-placed Leeds and safety, having played one game less.

“Now let’s get to the news from the Indian football scene.

The Santosh Trophy final will feature teams from two states with a rich pedigree and storied rivalry. Hosts Kerala, who are aiming for their seventh title, will be looking to repeat their 2-0 group stage win over 32-time champions West Bengal, by far the most successful team in the competition.

Bengal, playing in their 46th final, will be looking to avenge the loss they suffered to Kerala in the 2018 title game on their home turf in Kolkata. In the other two meetings between the teams in the final, in 1989 and 1994, Bengal emerged victorious.

“And finally,

Real Madrid have secured a record 35th Spanish league title after their reserve side comfortably beat Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday.

The win gave Madrid an unbeatable lead with four rounds to go. It was 17 points ahead of Sevilla, who drew Cadiz 1-1 on Friday, and 18 points ahead of Barcelona, ​​who host Mallorca on Sunday.

With this title, manager Carlo Ancelotti became the first manager to lift trophies in Europe’s top five leagues. The Italian manager won with AC Milan in Serie A, Chelsea in the English Premier League, Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

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