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MBM: Brighton won their first home game in 2022 as Manchester United were humiliated. Scott Murray watched. (Author: Gardener)

BrightonPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. MBM: Brighton won their first home game in 2022 as Manchester United were humiliated. Ralf Rangnick, responsible for United after his penultimate game, speaks to Sky. “It just wasn't enough from the first to the last minute, we were second best in all important areas. We just gave them too much time and space, we were never able to stop them from playing our lines. I don't think they ignored the game plan, we just couldn't stop them. We were only second best in all relevant areas. If we had played like we did in the first half, it would only have been a matter of time before we conceded the second goal. Brighton are good on the ball and when you give them that much space and time they had it easy. In games like today and at Everton, there was a lack of energy and aggression. We were on the right track for the first three, four months, but the last four weeks have been really bad.” Graham Potter speaks to Sky. “We've had a bit of pain here this season because we didn't win in front of our fans, so we owed them something. It's a special evening for us. In an ideal world, you want to score your points at home in front of your fans, and it was nice to give them a game, an achievement, and a memory. They have some moments in football that aren't great, but today is a good one! That's 47 points, an improvement and we're really happy." Both managers' judgment is still pending... Linked: Caicedo and Trossard front as Brighton rock Manchester United... It's another beautiful moment in what is pretty much a perfect day for Brighton. Lewis Dunk speaking to Sky: "It was a special day. They are a top team and we had to do our best today. We let our home fans down a lot this year and it was a nice moment to come to the end of the season and reward them with it. It's a great win. Let's go and have a nice evening.” The Amex erupts in celebration. This is a victory for the ages and another statement from Graham Potter's burgeoning team. Brighton players applaud their fans and soak up love; United have the good humor to look extremely embarrassed as they trudge down the tunnel. Great as Brighton were – and Cucurella, Caicedo, Gross, March and Mac Allister in particular deserve so much praise – United were a shambles, their performance a complete fiasco. Brighton consolidate their position in the top half; United can't finish higher than sixth now. Brighton's Manchester United humiliation is complete. It's her first win at the Amex in 2022! 63 min: "You're not fit to wear the shirt." Not sure who's singing that, whether it's the United fans berating that bunch or the Brighton supporters taking the mick . United tries to react, Mata crosses from the left, Cavani flashes a header into the goal. Sanchez parried clearly. 90 min +2: Ronaldo takes a hit from the edge of the Brighton box. The ball goes to Dalot on the right. Sanchez, who was great, claims. 90 min +1: At Sky, co-commentator Alan Smith names Moises Caicedo man of the match. 90 min: Gross lasts. 89 minutes: Gross's free-kick rebounds back at him, after which he and Cucurella alternately show off fancy footwork on the flank. Cucurella finally sends a cross for a goal kick from the game. Brighton come back in short order, Gross sending a low dab down the right and forcing De Gea to tip the post. 88 mins: Cucurella's fancy swing down the left flank throws McTominay, who then lunges at Caicedo in a mixture of frustration and embarrassment. Free kick, just to the side of the United box. Gross takes...but can't clear the first man. Despite this, McTominay takes possession 30 yards from his own goal. Welbeck grabs the ball, takes a few steps forward and unleashes an outside swing to the top left. It's beaten that De Gea ends everything, but it also beats the left post by inches. A fifth, from their former player, would have put the tin lid on for United. 85 mins: Bissouma unnecessarily clinches Fred to the ground near the right touchline. Fernandes circles the free-kick for Maguire, who tries to center home but the flag is flagged for offside. To be fair, United have come a long way from being four down, but... Min.81: Cucurella is allowed to dribble in the middle unchallenged for a while. United are fortunate that only Welbeck has kept up with him and the attack eventually collapses. 79 minutes: A free-kick for United on the left when Fred is cut off by Veltman. It's in a dangerous position right next to Brighton's box but Fernandes hits a bad one right in Sanchez's throat. 72 min: Dalot whistles a flat cross from the right. Bissouma prevents Ronaldo from coming by conceding a corner. Fernandes takes a long time. Maguire wins a header and sends the ball down to the left. Sanchez extends a strong hand. The ball bounces back to Maguire, who sends a low shot over the goal. Cavani steers at the right post, but is clearly offside. He kicks the ball away in frustration. 78 min: By the way, the team sheets are in Anfield. If that's not embarrassing enough for United, Gross Welbeck shoves a pass down the inside right channel, who enters the box and tries to praise De Gea. Dalot acrobatic lifts off the line but only slams the ball into Trossard's chest. Trossard rolls home and United crumbles like cake left in the rain. Trossard scores her fourth goal. Photo: Matthew Childs/Action Images/Reuters 76 mins: As if United didn't have enough problems already, here comes the livewire Tariq Lamptey. 75 min: Telles crosses from the left. claims Sanchez. 74 min: Fernandes has a long-range shot. Sanchez claims without fuss. "This united team looks like something a bunch of students cooked up after work on a Friday at the end of the semester." 71 min: Ronaldo cuts wide an ambitious attempt. here comes Maguire. 70 mins: It was a good day for Harry Maguire when nobody else is associated with United. “This United team goes far beyond tactical analysis for me,” begins Matthew Richman. "The level of professional effort from this team is deplorable and it's a small wonder why. I've been a Manchester United fan all my life and I always will be for all the reasons, but there's so little to like about the club these days.” 68 min: Fernandes takes a pop from distance. His shot is deflected far to the left. The set piece is worked long on Fernandes, who sends a screamer through a thicket of players, but straight to Sanchez, who parries. Brighton were sensational today and Sanchez more than did his part. 67 min: One corner leads to the next. Before it can be taken, Mac Allister makes room for Webster. De Gea confidently clears the second corner. 65 min: It should be five. 65 min: It should be five. Gross and Mac Allister stream through a huge gap in United's defence. Mac Allister is waiting to tap home near the left post when Dalot arrives and takes the ball off his toe. It pings from the base of the post and for a corner. United look punch drunk. 62 min: There is a long VAR check, but the ball hits Trossard in the middle. The referee points to the center circle, and can anyone believe what's going on here?! A first Brighton goal for Cucurella...Mac Allister chests down and shoots low through the six-yard box. Trossard gets the ball down the left and cuts back for Cucurella, who delivers a rising thrash to the top left corner! Brighton deserve this result. Cucurella scores Brighton's second goal. An emotional cucurella celebrates the hit. 58 min: Ronaldo responds to the goal with a shrug and a wry smile. Sanchez sprays a diagonal pass towards Cucurella on the left touchline. Cucurella catches and rolls in for Trossard, who saunters into United's box and lays down for Gross, who circles Varane on the left with a touch and then deflects a shot past De Gea into the bottom right corner. 56 min: Mata latches onto a bad header from Veltman. On the edge of the D, he pivots around and shoots the falling ball straight into Sanchez's throat. A decent performance from not very much, easily United's best of the night. 55 min: Mata's speculative ball forward is headed to the corner by Dunk. The standard situation is a nervous shambles that Dalot tries to save with a long-range shot. The camera captures De Gea on the other end; He looks like a man who can't believe what's happening in front of him. 53 min: Mata crosses from the left. Cucurella eyebrows the ball away from danger. Brighton counter. Welbeck checks bottom left. He's forced to look again, but then Gross lets go of March in the lower right with a cute backheel. March's low cross is clearly chopped by Lindelof. 51 mins: In fact, a three-goal lead wouldn't flatter Brighton and they almost get it when Trossard twists and turns left and reaches the corner of the six-yard box. He can't find a teammate with his cross broken and United clear their lines. 45 min: Ronaldo is booked for a poor sliding tackle at dunk. Photo: James Marsh/REX/Shutterstock 47 mins: Dalot goes into the book for a reckless, frustrated slide on Mac Allister. Brighton starts the second half. United have fallen behind at half-time nine times so far this season: they've lost seven and drawn two. Hoping to buck this trend, they brought in Cavani and Fred instead of Matic and Elanga. “Not exactly a good fit for the counters Rangnick mentions in your introduction to the MBM. Solskjær was limited but I'm still amazed at how Rangnick is an improvement.” A nice moment at half-time. As Iain Pearson mentioned in 17 Minutes, Brighton salvaged their league status at the expense of Hereford 25 years ago. The club were on their feet at the time and had so much on their mind that they didn't get around to nominating a player of the year. That has now been fixed with a fan vote and Stuart Storer was named Player of the Year in 1996-97. 39 minutes: Ronaldo shoots a terrible free kick miles over the bar. The home fans scoff/cheer ironically. Ronaldo shoots over it after a free kick. 32 min: United are still not coming out. Brighton controls the game. They work the ball left to right for Gross, who circles another cross into United's box. The visitors clear away but cannot find anyone in the field. Players battle for the ball in the United penalty area. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images Half-time entertainment. That game will be followed by a big, potentially season-defining game at Anfield. That goal line flatters United. Brighton walks around them at will. If they don't pull themselves together, they'll lose their fifth straight away game, a sort of sequence they haven't endured since the days of Dave Sexton. 44 mins: Mac Allister, March, Bissouma and Gross draw some nice triangles down the inside right channel, almost opening United. Mac Allister is flagged for offside. 43 min: Sanchez Larrups long. He gets too much on it, the ball hovers over the bar. 42 mins: United make a meal of clearing the free-kick and Brighton want a penalty for an alleged McTominay handball. 41 minutes: A frustrated Matic shoots March in the back unnecessarily and it's a free kick just to the right of United's penalty area. 40 mins: Gross scoops a right pass to release March into space. Fortunately for United, the cut in March is not good. 38 min: Fernandes dribbles down the middle and is awkwardly cut off by Caicedo. A free kick from 25 meters from a central position. 37 min: A bit of sterile possession for United in the middle of the park. 35 mins: McTominay delivers possession and allows Trossard to pull a shot straight from the edge of the box. Brighton are absolutely dominant, although they haven't given De Gea any work since the goal. 34 min: Brighton come back, Gross hisses a dangerous low ball over the goal from the right. And again, Gross March slides down to the right in Acres. The flag incorrectly appears for offside and United breathe a sigh of relief. 31 min: The corner is sent long, Cucurella digs in but his shot is blocked and it doesn't take long for the ball to be carried all the way back to Sanchez in the Brighton goal. 30 min: Brighton are first for absolutely everything at the moment. Gross causes problems on the right, while Cucurella Elanga causes a lot of trouble on the other side. United can't get out, Gross wins a corner on the right. 28 min: A long pass down the left flank falls to Welbeck, right in the United box. The former United striker opens his body and wildly kicks his side feet over the bar. A decent half shot, that, and one that caught McTominay and Lindelof sleeping. 27 mins: Bissouma wins the ball in a 50-50 crunch with Elanga but also catches his man. No foul or warning, which doesn't impress Elanga's team-mate Ronaldo at all. Elanga is good to continue. 25 mins: A nice, long, sweeping move from Brighton from the right-back position to Trossard on the left wing, with March, Caicedo, Gross and Cucurella. Trossard cuts in and sees his shot deflected from the edge of the box to the far right corner, from which nothing comes. It's nice football. So much fun watching Brighton when they get a tailwind. The game calms down a little... March puts a ball with his chest to the edge of the box for Gross, whose shot is blocked by Telles. The ball goes to Caicedo, who threads in a low drive from 25 meters to the bottom left! De Gea, perhaps blind, couldn't get over in time. Caicedo scores from outside the box. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Caicedo celebrates after scoring. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images 23 min: Trossard slams into Mata as the United midfielder works his way to the right. free kick. Everyone lines up at the edge of the Brighton Box. Fernandes shovels into the box. McTominay wins a header but it's directionless and easily cleared by the hosts. 21 min: Elanga tries to release Ronaldo in the middle but Veltman comes over to intercept. Ronaldo goes down on the edge of the box, but whatever he's looking for, he can't get it. 20 min: Matic is granted an absurd amount of time and space on the inside left channel. He lays it down for Mata, whose shot is deflected over the bar for another United corner. Matic finds the set piece in space, just to the right of D. 18 mins: United try to react immediately. Mata crosses from a low position on the right. Veltman is forced into a corner. A subsequent game of head tennis in the Brighton box leads to nothing. 17 min: Caicedo was also a self-confessed United fan in his youth! "I'm an old school Brighton fan who started at the Goldstone and still remember the Hereford 1 Brighton 1 point that saved us from dropping out of the league," begins Iain Pearson. Come on seagulls: three more wins to go and who knows, my newfound and temporary optimism makes me think about Europe.” 13 min: Gross grinds a free-kick into the United box. Dunk, left of the six-yard box, chest down and cross, but Lindelof heads clear with ease. 11 mins: Dalot hustles Mac Allister off the ball on the right touchline and for a second looks like he might break into space along that cross. Caicedo comes over to help his teammate and stop Dalot. United gets the ball rolling... but only after everyone gets on their knees to hearty applause from every corner of the Amex. Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo kneel. Photo: Ian Walton/Reuters Photo: Ian Walton/Reuters 9 min: Fernandes finds Mata on the edge of the Brighton box. Mata feeds Telles down the left but the resulting cross isn't good. However, this is United's most progressive sequence to date. Otherwise it was a slow start for the visitors. 8 mins: Matic extends an arm and catches Bissouma flush on the grid. Bissouma goes down, but after a quick check he's back on his feet and ready to go. 6 min: Brighton are yet to win at home in calendar year 2022. 4 min: Gross fires the corner long. Dunk goes up at the far post but is unable to meaningfully hit the ball under pressure from Elanga. Nevertheless, a confident start from Brighton. 3 min: March rolls down right and wins the first corner of the afternoon/evening. Brighton plays briefly and wins a second corner. 2 min: Brighton spend the first few minutes building a passing rhythm. Then Veltman splits the United defense with a pass down the middle for Trossard, who fails to control the first time. But the ball breaks right to him, and he puts one up for Welbeck, who innocently raises an eyebrow. Albion wear their blue and white stripes while United wear first choice red. Always an aesthetic treat when both teams can wear their preferred colors, a scene made even more enhanced by Saturday's sunshine in such a clear and blue sky. “In possession, Brentford was one of our best games. We still had a few gaps defensively that we didn't cover at times, but overall it was a convincing performance that we need again today. We're playing against a very flexible and technical team away from home, so we need to be compact and hopefully have our counterattacks. It's important how we perform for the team and for our fans.” Not bringing captain Harry Maguire back into the team? "There was no reason for me to change a team that just won 3-0." Graham Potter speaks to Sky. "Three games to play and we want to try and fight for all the points. We start against Manchester United today so it's going to be an exciting game for everyone, but we want to finish strong. In an ideal world, you'd want to take all your points home, but it shouldn't be, so we have to take them away. 44 points is good for us but we want more so it will be nice to have some good performances at home. We'll do our best." Both sides are catching up after satisfying three-goal wins so there aren't many changes to report. Brighton make one and it is followed through with Pascal Gross replacing the injured Enock Mwepu. Manchester United remain unchanged. Marcus Rashford is ill but Harry Maguire, who has recovered from a back injury, takes a spot on the bench.Manchester United have won seven games against Brighton & Hove Albion.If they do it against the Seagulls for the eighth consecutive game tonight , they are close to securing Europa League football for next season In contrast, Brighton have very little to offer in this game although a top-half finish would be nice They have won three of their last five and are coming off a very impressive 3-0 win at Wolves, while United, meanwhile, are buoyed by a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford at Old Trafford last Monday agents Kick-off at the Amex is at 5:30 p.m. It's on!


9/10 Lukaku is let down by defense as Chelsea draw against Wolves

Romelu Lukaku scored twice but it wasn't enough to give Chelsea the points against Wolves who came back to earn a 2-2 draw. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaThe Blues had the ball in Wolves' net twice in the first half but Timo Werner's goal was ticked off for a foul on Romain Saiss and Ruben Loftus-Cheek's was ruled out for offside. Romelu Lukaku scored the first on the scoreboard after winning a penalty and then added a quick second. However, they had to settle for a draw after late goals from Francisco Trincao and Conor Coady. Chelsea held their own very early in the game by controlling the game. The fact that they had the ball in the net twice before the break shows they were also capable of opening up Wolves' defense - even when the goals were ruled out. Although the defense looked strained at times, they did enough to ensure that Edouard Mendy had nothing to do for a long time. It will be very encouraging that they scored two goals so quickly in the second period. Chelsea's game was dull at times in the first half and there were also times when the hosts showed a lack of creativity. Many set pieces were completely wasted before half-time, while the second goal ruled out showed a lack of conviction. There will be frustration over Chelsea's contribution to Wolves' first goal and their inability to watch the game. Thomas Tuchel, 6 – Subbed at half-time and the side showed much more focus and took a two-goal lead in 13 minutes. Considering his side have won one of their last three games, he can be very pleased with the second-half performance and result for the most part. His late changes were not enough to keep the three points. GK Edouard Mendy, 6 - Had nothing to do until he made a good save from Pedro Neto just before half-time, although he could be penalized for pushing the ball back into a dangerous area. There was nothing he could do to deny Trincao or Coady. DF Cesar Azpilicueta, 7 – Showed his defensive intelligence to ensure Jonny didn't have a clear chance but was booked in the 28th minute for catching Neto with an arm to his face. Made some great shots up front in the second half and often defended well. DF Thiago Silva, 5 - Cleaned up well when it looked like Neto might come through early before stealing the ball from the winger in his own box. Luckily Saiss couldn't find the target after completely missing a cross into the box, then saw Trincao hit a late shot wide after failing to tackle the winger. Didn't do enough to stop Coady from scoring late. DF Antonio Rudiger, 5 - Some of his forward balls looked speculative while he could have scored ahead when Loftus-Cheek's goal was disallowed. Could have done more to keep Trincao from reaching the Wolves' Gate. However, he was bad for Coady's late equalizer. MF Mateo Kovacic, 6 – Played a nice pass to give Werner a chance and then found Lukaku in a good position with a nice ball. Moves the ball well even in lower positions. Good drive into the box but his shot was saved. Was expropriated in the build up to Wolves' goal and then got in Rudiger's way as Trincao sliced ​​inside. MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 7 – Moved the ball well throughout and was unlucky to see a goal ruled out for offside. Has pushed Chelsea forward impressively at times. The winger then slipped through a beautiful ball to Werner's unrecognized goal. Capitalized on Wolves' mistake and shoved through Lukaku for the second goal. Werner overplayed his pass when he could have put the German on target. FW Romelu Lukaku, 9 - In the first half he saw his first shot blocked, missed Kovacic's pass after making a good run, then held off Saiss before hitting a decent shot that was saved. FW Timo Werner, 6 – Made some intelligent runs and was unlucky when his shot was saved by Sa, then got behind Saiss but his goal was ruled out for a foul on the Moroccan player. Was thwarted by a fantastic save early in the second period but struggled with his end product after that. Saul Niguez, 6 – Replaced Alonso at half-time and did the basics well while also getting into some nice positions down the middle at times. Malang Sarr, N/R - Substituted for Azpilicueta in the 87th minute and didn't come out fast enough to prevent Chiquinho from getting the cross, leaving little room for himself in the box.


Chelsea to be sold to LA Dodgers owners and investors for $3 billion

Chelsea is sold to a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers shareholder Todd. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaFILE - Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly watches a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30, 2022. FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly watches a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Chelsea is sold to a consortium led by American sports investor Todd Boehly. Chelsea is sold to a consortium led by American sports investor Todd Boehly. It ends 19 years of ownership and lavish investments by Roman Abramovich before the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to sell the Premier League club. It ends 19 years of ownership and lavish investments by Roman Abramovich before the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to sell the Premier League club. Chelsea's Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United on Sunday April 24, 2022 at Stamford Bridge in London. Chelsea won the game 1-0. Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, right, challenges for the ball with Brentford's Pontus Jansson during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Brentford at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Saturday April 2, 2022. Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel gestures during the Premiers League soccer match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 1, 2022. LONDON (AP) - Chelsea are being sold to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, part owner of the los Angeles Dodgers, ending 19 years of ownership and lavish investments by Roman Abramovich until the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to sack the Premier League club over the war in Ukraine. The £2.5bn ($3.1bn) sale price for the reigning FIFA Club World Cup winners and 2021 European champions is the most lucrative ever for a sports team worldwide, but Abramovich is failing to get the proceeds he is hoping for that he flows into a foundation the victims of war. A further £1.75bn ($2.2bn) has been pledged to invest in Chelsea's teams and stadiums after two months of brisk negotiations to sell the west London club since Russia invaded Ukraine was. After several competing bids were rejected, Chelsea announced on Saturday that a consortium involving Boehly, Dodgers' principal owner Mark Walter, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and financing from private equity firm Clearlake Capital, is buying out the buyout -Conditions have been agreed. The Premier League must approve them as new property and the government must sign off on the terms of the license that will allow Chelsea to continue as a company until May 31 while it is one of Abramovich's frozen assets. Abramovich has said he would write off more than £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) in Chelsea's loans, but that has been complicated by sanctions imposed by the British government in a crackdown on wealthy Russian-connected people imposed on President Vladimir Putin. Abramovich's side positioned him as a potential peacemaker, but that lead has faded publicly in recent weeks, and the billionaire has not condemned the war. Chelsea, whose ability to sell playing cards and commit to spending on new players has been hampered by the sanctions, expect the sale to be completed by the end of May. "Proceeds will be deposited into a frozen UK bank account with the intention of donating 100% to charity, as confirmed by Roman Abramovich," Chelsea said in a statement. Boehly is already in London and was due to attend Chelsea's Premier League game against Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel's team is third overall with four games to play. The title is out of reach, but Champions League qualification is almost assured. Chelsea have the smallest and most outdated stadium of the Premier League's most successful clubs Plans to rebuild the 41,000-seat venue, which was put on hold by Abramovich in 2018 as Anglo-Russian diplomatic tensions mounted, Chelsea said the 1.75 Billions of pounds will be used to fund investments in Stamford Bridge, the academy and the women's team, which is possible Böhly co-owns the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB franchise and also has minority interests in the NBA rs' Los Angeles Lake and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks . The challenge will be to keep up the expectation of regular trophies produced as part of Chelsea's expensive transformation, collecting 21 in 19 years. Chelsea had only won the league title once - in 1955 - when Abramovich bought the club in 2003. Assisted by expensive signings, the club won the Premier League title two years later and have since added four more, most recently in 2017. There is increased competition from wealthy owners to buy and retain players. In England alone, Manchester City have benefited from investment from Abu Dhabi since 2008, and Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund bought Newcastle last year. No details have been released on the future day-to-day management of Chelsea, who became the first Premier League club to capitalize on a mega-rich foreign investor in 2003. $34.99 Carlos Correa's injury means he could miss the Astros series next week. The private holding company has investments in over 70 companies including sports, entertainment and media. In addition to the Los Angeles teams, Boehly holds minority stakes in esports organization Cloud9 and DraftKings, an American fantasy sports betting company. He is Chairman of Security Benefit, a Topeka, Kansas-based provider of retirement solutions, and MRC, an entertainment company that finances and produces film and television programming, including such major shows as the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Before co-founding Eldridge, Boehly was President of Guggenheim Partners. Walter, who teamed up with Boehly to buy Chelsea, is the financial services company's CEO. Their first chance to see Chelsea win a trophy is next Saturday. The item-by-item view shows upgrades


A question for the Suns after losing to the Mavericks in Game 3

You might be scratching your head trying to figure out why the Phoenix Suns played so poorly against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of their playoff series. (Author: Gardener)

Game 3DALLAS — As usual, a Suns media relations worker distributed copies of the official scorer's report to Friday night's post-game press conference, including leaving a couple at the table in front of coach Monty Williams and the players. The 103-94 loss to Dallas in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals raised a lot of questions, so let's get to them. How does a good team look so bad? Maybe the Suns were due for one. They had won four straight playoff games, including the first two of that series against the Mavericks. Those were in Phoenix, and the Mavericks were back home trying to avoid a sweep in the best-of-seven series. But not like the Suns lost on Friday. It was one of their worst performances of the whole season. The 94 points were a season low. They committed 17 turnovers and gave up eight offensive rebounds. Those two categories led to the Mavericks' 38 points, Williams said. May 6, 2022; Dallas, Texas, United States; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) is pressured by Dallas Mavericks guard Frank Ntilikina (21) during game three of the second round for the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. The Suns only took 76 shots and only managed 44.7 percent of them. About 20 of those errors came around the basket, Williams said. It's the first time the Suns have shot under 50 percent this postseason. "We just couldn't get it together tonight," he said. "We played in sections, it felt like." How bad was the offense? At one point, I wrote in my notes, "If Jae Crowder gets cold, where will the Suns find their offense?" His best act of the night was coming to the game in black leather pants with large pockets on the sides. Otherwise, Paul delivered one of the worst playoff performances of his career. He's committed seven turnovers, all in the first half, one just below his career playoff high. "I also felt like all seven were back-to-back," Paul said, smiling, then admitting the quote was missing a few more back-to-backs. "If I don't flip the ball like that, it's a different game." As usual, Paul's teammates followed suit. Devin Booker had five turnovers. Together, Booker and Paul only made 22 shots, made 12 turnovers, and scored 30 points. May 6, 2022; Dallas, Texas, United States; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts during their win over the Phoenix Suns in game three of the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Their coach, Jason Kidd, did a masterful job of preparing his team for Game 3, but not necessarily by adjusting his schedule or changing his player rotation. After games one and two, he called on players other than guard Luka Doncic to get involved offensively. And after watching the Suns pick Doncic's defense in Game 2, Kidd reiterated that Doncic needed help but added that Doncic needed to participate defensively. Recap: From Suns' Turnovers to Dallas' Urgency, 5 Takeaways from Game 3 The Mavericks were successful on both counts. Guard Jalen Brunson, who had 22 points in the first two games, had 28 points Friday night. And Doncic took part in defense, also scoring 26 points and finishing with 13 rebounds and nine assists. May 6, 2022; Dallas, Texas, United States; Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) reacts during his loss to the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Can you say anything good about the Suns' performance? Sure, at least they played together. All were bad. He had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists. How did the Suns deal with playing their worst game in a while? Everyone who met with reporters — Williams, Paul, Booker, and Crowder — credited the Mavericks for not being able to afford to fall 3-0 down that series. "We've been on shows before," Booker said. And people want to see more basketball games, so we're going to play more basketball games.” By “people,” we're assuming Booker meant the NBA and its umpires. That's a problem because the Suns players spent way too much time complaining to the umpires in Game 3. Forwards Mikal Bridges and Paul received technical fouls. Booker grumbled throughout the game. The Suns' preoccupation with officials was a distraction, and there were already enough of them on the road against a desperate opponent. No, they're 2-1 up and they won't play as badly as they did on Friday. Paul will not make seven turnovers in one half again. You won't miss as many short, easy shots anymore. Booker will make more than 13 shots and Paul more than nine. May 6, 2022; Dallas, Texas, United States; Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams reacts after calling a time-out against the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic After summarizing the Suns' issues with reb hitting, offensive execution, shooting and defensive communication, Williams said, "All of those categories are going to be better on Sunday." A cynic would note that's not such a bold prediction is because those categories couldn't have been worse than they were in Game 3. But the Suns bounced back from the occasional terrible performance in the regular season, and they did so after their two first-round losses to the Pelicans. Overall, Friday's loss just means the Suns, as Booker said, will play some more basketball, such as a Game 5 in Phoenix on Tuesday. That's not a terrible thing, unless they play it as badly as they did on Friday. Reach Kent Somers under Kent. [email protected] This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: A Question for the Suns After Losing Game 3 to the Mavericks: What Was That?


Mavs going defensive, Top Suns 103-94 for a 2-1 series deficit

DALLAS (AP) -- Luka Doncic got the help he and the Dallas Mavericks needed -- from... (Author: Gardener)

Top SunsUse the Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (left) and Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) battle for a loose ball in the second half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series on Friday, May 6, 2022, Dallas. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) walks off after being penalized for a foul in the second half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Phoenix Suns Friday, May 6, 2022 in Dallas was called. Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) argues with a call in the first half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Dallas. Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne for the basket during the second half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022 in Dallas. Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns in the second half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022 in Dallas Has. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives into Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) in the first half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022 in Dallas the basket. Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) passes the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks guard Frank Ntilikina (21) during the first half of Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Dallas. Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) salutes a Dallas Mavericks fan as he salutes after the team's loss in Game 3 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022, in Dallas leaves the place. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban celebrates Friday, 6 DALLAS (AP) -- Luka Doncic got the help he and the Dallas Mavericks needed -- from Jalen Brunson on offense and himself, Reggie Bullock and others on the Defense. The Dallas superstar had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Mavericks ramped up defensive pressure to return in their Western Conference semifinals series with Phoenix, beating the Suns 103-94 on Friday night. The Mavericks spoiled Chris Paul's 37th birthday, forcing the 17-year-old pro to have his most turnovers in each half of a playoff game with seven before the break. Dallas cut the Suns' lead to 2-1, ending an 11-game losing streak against Phoenix, including the regular season. "Energy, man," Doncic said of the best Dallas defensive line in the series. The energy and execution were better. Paul ran out of turnovers after halftime, but the Suns eventually struggled with their shooting when they didn't turn it. Phoenix shot 45%, ending a streak of at least 50% shooting in the playoffs after eight games. "It felt like all seven were back to back to back," said Paul, whose career best playoff game is eight turnovers. "When I'm not flipping the ball like that, I feel like it's a different game." Jae Crowder scored 19 for Phoenix, but the Mavericks limited Devin Booker's impact in the same way Paul did. Booker scored 18 goals but was only 2 of 7 within the 3-point line, and Paul had 12 with just nine shots (five of them) in the Suns' lowest-scoring game of the season. Doncic narrowly missed a triple-double with nine assists while Brunson led Dallas with 28 points after struggling in the two Phoenix losses when Doncic averaged 40 points but didn't get enough help. "I found a way to get back on my feet tonight," Brunson said. Sunday will be another brutal game. I have to bring the same energy, the same intensity, the same everything.” A scrambling Dallas defense was the biggest difference, starting with the opening strike where Bullock shadowed Paul all over. Paul had six turnovers in the first 16 minutes, including one when he simply lost the ball trying to work his way to the basket. Dallas' only turnover before halftime was an offensive foul on Doncic, who disliked the call enough to mimic what he thought were flop moves from Paul. The Suns targeted Doncic's defense as they shot 84% to pull away for a 20-point Game 2 win in the fourth quarter. The 23-year-old Slovenian showed up early in the game, winning a fight with Deandre Ayton for a loose ball. "When you see your best player do that, it's kind of whimsical," said Dorian Finney-Smith. Doncic had to go with his fifth foul early in the fourth quarter, and the Suns reduced an 18-point deficit to nine early in the second half shortly after he came back. How to Use an Air Fryer Brunson responded with free throws to put the lead back into double digits, and the Mavericks got enough stops to stay comfortably ahead. The lead was eight when Doncic stopped Crowder from getting a steal near midfield with a minute left, resulting in a corner 3 from Bullock, who scored 15. "It wasn't like us," Booker said. We've got a run.” Suns: Mikal Bridges was called out for a technical foul late in the first half and Paul got one early in the second half. Both came on downtime. He played sparingly in the first two games of the series. Outsiders: Bullock, who spent much of the first half guarding Paul, was reported at half-time with a rib injury as a questionable. Orlando coach Jamahl Mosley, a former Dallas assistant, was present at the game. The Mavericks gained favorable possession early in the second half when the ball seemed to go wide of theirs. Officials ruled Dallas Ball, and when the Suns tried to ask officials to reconsider, Brunson quickly got to Finney-Smith, who hit a 3 without dribbling.


The Mavericks use turnovers from Suns to win Game 3, reducing the series deficit to 2-1

Dallas scored 22 points from 17 Phoenix turnovers to secure a 103-94 Game 3 win that cut the Suns' lead to 2-1. (Author: Gardener)

SunsDALLAS — The Phoenix Suns attempted 14 fewer shots from the field. They turned the ball over 17 times, resulting in 22 Dallas Mavericks points. And Chris Paul committed a season-high seven turnovers on his 37th birthday. "I also felt like all seven were back to back," Paul said. Add Jalen Brunson, who had a game-high 28 points, along with Luka Doncic, who scored 26 points from foul play, and Phoenix lost Friday's Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals 103-94 in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,777 at the American Airlines Center. Luka Doncic (77) had 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in the Mavericks' Game 3 win. "I think we quickly got to 38 points behind (turnovers and offensive rebounds)," said Suns coach Monty Williams after Phoenix also gave up eight offensive rebounds and 16 second-chance points. "I just felt like they put a lot of effort into developing those tip-outs or 50/50 balls, whatever the case was. Someone has to get 4 wins no matter if you are down or you always have to believe in it. "Every game is a must for Luka Doncic. Game 3 secured. Ready for Game 4. Game 4 takes place in Dallas on Sunday afternoon (3:30pm ET, ESPN), followed by Game 5 on Tuesday in Phoenix (10pm ET, TNT). "I just need to understand the situation, understand that we've been in (a playoff) series before," said Devin Booker, who has committed five turnovers. So we're going to play some more basketball." The Suns, who led 2-1 in that best-of-seven, shot under 50% for the first time in the postseason. They scored 44.7% of their goals on shots, 13 of 28 from 3-point range. Fourth-seeded Dallas made just eight turnovers and led by as many as 18 points, but Phoenix came within eight with 1:09 to go before Reggie Bullock closed the door with a 3 with 55 seconds left. "It was a great team win," said Mavs coach Jason Kidd. They helped at both ends and Luka was great on defense. We were 2-0 going into their home game and people want to see more basketball games. We were 2 :0 before their home game and people want to see more basketball games so we're going to play more basketball.” — Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) May 7, 2022 Jae Crowder hit a team-high 19 points, hit 5-of-8 of 3 to lead the Suns while Booker added 18. The Suns played without Torrey Craig, who suffered an elbow injury in Game 2. "T Hey just wanted it a little bit more," Crowder said. They played more aggressively. "The only Number that Phoenix had in his favor was Doncic, who was in trouble. Doncic picked up his fifth in the fourth quarter, with Dallas leading by 17 points and 8:07 to go. He left the game and mimicked what he thought Paul was drawing the offensive foul. "I don't think it was a foul," said Doncic. It's a physical game, but the fifth foul? I don't know the last time someone called a fifth foul for it." The Suns came within nine with 4-11 left, but Brunson responded with four points, giving his last two Dallas a 99-86 lead with 2 :07 before the end The Mavs led by 15 points at the end of three as Brunson had 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting after shooting 21 on 9-of-28 combined in Games 1 and 2 "I just wanted him to be aggressive," Kidd said as Brunson shot 10 of 21 for the game. "We spoke before the game. Just be yourself and I thought this was the first time he was aggressive. Doncic caught his fourth foul with Dallas at 71-55 with 5:14 in the third. He didn't play the rest of the quarter, but Dallas still led by 15 points, 82-67, and went into fourth place after Phoenix was within 12. Williams said. "You saw it, but we just didn't have the same offensive connection that we had in Phoenix." Phoenix trailed by 14 points before ending the first half with a 10-3 run draw at the break inside of seven, 51-44. The Suns opened with a 13-7 advantage before Dallas embarked on a 19-3 run to gain 10 points, 26-16." Some of that is to be expected when you're playing against a team and you're two games ahead," Williams said. "You know they're going to come out and hit you in the mouth, but I thought we could have calmed down a bit more on offense. "Fine Not that all seven stood back to back to back either. And right there some back-to-backs too.— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) May 7, 2022 Paul committed all seven turnovers in the first half. His career high in the playoffs is eight sets against the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 while he was playing for the Los Angeles Clippers. If I don't flip the ball like that, I feel like it's a different game," Paul said. The 17-year-old veteran also drew a technical foul at 9:45 in the third. "I clapped," Paul said. "He also called a tech over to me in New Orleans," Paul continued. It was about a minute and a half into time-out and he called a tech because I was running across the field." Mikal Bridges was also hit by a technician at 1:27 in the second quarter. "It's one of those deals where it's a crisp, physical game," Williams said. Dallas, on the other hand, pulled no technical fouls in the game and committed only one turnover in the first half that didn't earn Phoenix any points. This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: The Mavericks use the Suns' turnovers to win Game 3 and cut the series deficit to 2-1


Luka, Mavs fire message to Suns during game 3 win

DALLAS — The Mavericks' 103-94 win in Game 3 of their second-round series against the Phoenix Suns highlighted one aspect of Luka Doncic's fierce competitiveness: pick him at your peril. After two days of criticism for his lax defense in Game 2 on Wednesday night, Doncic morphed into the targeter, the hunter and the all-rounder aggressor on Friday night at the American Airlines Center to... (Author: Gardener)

LukaLuka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball as does Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of game three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at American Airlines Center on May 6, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. DALLAS -- The Mavericks' 103-94 win in Game 3 of their second-round series against the Phoenix Suns highlighted an aspect of Luka Doncic's fierce competitiveness: After two days of criticism for his lax defense in Game 2 on Wednesday night, Doncic transformed into the targeter, the hunter and the jack-of-all-trades aggressor Friday night at the American Airlines Center to end Phoenix's streak 2-1. He had 26 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 34 minutes, a penny shy of his fourth career playoff triple-double. He overcame foul troubles in the second half and ended the game with MVP chants at the foul line. He even taunted veteran All-Star Chris Paul by snapping his head back a couple of times to mimic a flop, and Mikail Bridges by shaking his head after throwing Defensive Player of the Year runner-up at the post and on hit the ground over him . Doncic left no doubt that Phoenix's championship-struggling squad wouldn't reveal their flaws this time around. The Suns cut the Mavericks' lead to 10 points (96-86) with four minutes left, and then a Paul 3-pointer and Bridges layup put them within 8 points (99-91) with about a minute left. But Reggie Bullock hit a corner three from the bench on the next possession to restore the double-digit lead, ending the Mavericks' 11-game losing streak against the Suns and ensuring they avoided their first losing streak in three games since December 2019. 3-7 In 439 best-of-seven NBA playoff series that started 2-0, only 31 teams (7.1%) have broken through deficit to advance. Dallas still faces a hole coming in Sunday afternoon's quick turnaround for Game 4 against the NBA's only 60-win team. But Jalen Brunson's 28-point bounceback, which led six Mavericks who hit double digits and provided Doncic with a scoring and ball-handling complement to level the offense, was a positive start. "I know I had to do better," said Doncic. "It was really bad in the second half (of Game 2). I think I made a big leap in defense this year and the second half was terrible for me and I knew I had to give something back to my team and play better defense. Hours before Friday's kick-off, many fans on social media worried that a critical comment from coach Jason Kidd after team's morning shootout would anger Doncic. The Mavericks coach said Doncic doesn't just need teammates to "protect" him with rotations and blitzes when the Suns chased pick-and-roll switches like they did mercilessly in the second half of Game 2. "He has to defend," Kidd said. You can always ask for help, but you have to participate and Luka did that for us on this journey. And so he will have to do it (in game 3). Just as he did as a teenage phenom at Real Madrid with tough coaching, Doncic responded. Despite a dip in shooting efficiency in the first two games -- 11 of 25 from the field and 2 of 7 of three -- Doncic matched first-half triple-double pace after 12 minutes with seven points, seven rebounds and five assists to become the greatest main character of the Mavericks in the series. He often nodded his head and yelled at fans on the sidelines after big games, but kept his emotions in check while Phoenix drew two technical fouls. At some points, Doncic made money signs with his hands when he disagreed with the referees' calls. He even recorded the first butt rebound and assist sequence of his career when, after a first-quarter miss, he fell on his back in traffic, catching the ricochet while sitting spread-legged in the paint throwing the ball Ball to Dorian Finney-Smith for a cut to the basket. After drawing his fourth foul in the third quarter with 5:14 left, Doncic went to the bench earlier than his usual full quarter turn and shook his head to the delight of the crowd. The Mavericks then led by 16 points (71-55). Then Doncic signed his fifth with 8:07 remaining and the Mavericks led 90-73. He was thrilled that the coaching staff didn't challenge his off-ball shoulder kick with Jae Crowder, but his teammates maintained the double-digit lead (95-84) when Doncic returned at 4:39. "I didn't think it was a foul," said Doncic. I don't know the last time someone called a fifth foul like that.” Perhaps the extra break helped save energy for a late steal and transition foul to keep the Suns from forcing clutch time where they have thrived best this season. In fact, the Mavericks showed renewed energy from the start of Game 3 — not just because former assistant and Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley, ex-cowboy Dez Bryant and Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler were among the 20,000 home fans who, according to Doncic "crazy" was energy." After scoring just nine points on 3 of 12 shots in Game 2, Brunson joined what Kidd called the "scoring party" to drop 10 points in the first quarter, where the Mavericks made deliberate isolation plays to help him regain his rhythm in round 1. Brunson's 24 points in three quarters was more than his 22 points in Games 1 and 2 combined. For the first time in this series, Doncic has the other four Mavericks starters together not surpassed Ugh it was really awful," Brunson said of his poor start to this series after a first-lap breakout. Kidd tweaked e the rotation to bolster the defense, which hadn't allowed more than 120 points in consecutive games this season before the Suns combined for 250 points in Games 1 and 2, and it showed. The Suns' 94 points marked their lowest point total this season, and they shot 44.4% from the field, their first under-50% time this postseason. Frank Ntilikina played in Josh Green's signature defensive specialist rotation pattern, part of an effort to wear down the Suns all-star duo through the fourth quarter, and provided additional backcourt depth in Doncic's spot voids. Dallas even made adjustments to respond to the NBA's moves Friday afternoon when the league fined the organization $25,000 for "standing on or trespassing on the field during play." They kept their hands low on the ground after Doncic backed away and knocked Bridges over, for example celebrating a technical foul by Paul down the center of the field and pinning Booker all through the fourth quarter.


Willy T Ribb's landmark F1 way

The pioneering racing driver tells Giles Richards how he fought discrimination and is now championing diversity in Formula 1 (Author: Gardener)

Willy TOn the eve of the Miami Grand Prix, the pioneering black American driver is typically effusive in his admiration for Lewis Hamilton, who he believes transformed Formula One. "You won't see another driver achieve as much as Lewis Hamilton in 200 years." Bold and confident, Ribbs speaks with authority and wit, the 67-year-old, a smile never far from his lips as he expresses himself earned its place in racing history the hard way. Ribbs was the first black driver to test an F1 car, in 1986 for Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team at Estoril, and the first African American to qualify and then drive in the 1991 Indy 500. Over the course of his long career, he overcame racism, which ran the gamut from what he describes as "opposition, barriers and denial based on one thing: the color of my skin" to death threats, but met it with fearless boastfulness. "It could demoralize a lot of people, I wasn't like that," he says. There are two races in the country this year for the first time since 1984, and next year there will be three when Las Vegas joins Miami and Texas. Ribbs is pleased that the sport, which he's loved since he wore diapers, is back on the rise in the United States, but believes Hamilton's integral part in it should be recognised. "When I spoke to Muhammad Ali, he said to me that all people unite as champions, no matter the color of their skin, and Lewis plays in this Muhammad Ali league," he says. "He's at that level now in terms of interest for everyone, especially people of color who've never had that before, who've never had a representative that looked like them. “Now Lewis Hamilton is a big name in this country among African Americans and people of color. The sport has gotten it now, it has opened it up and caught the attention of millions and millions of people of color around the world. That's the biggest thing for Formula 1, at the moment it's a crossover sport with crossover appeal." When ex-world champion Mario Andretti mentions his name, the big man immediately says: "Ah, Willy T", affectionately. Ribbs is now a diversity and inclusion advocate for F1, an initiative that effectively started when Hamilton insisted F1 needed to address these issues while championing the Black Lives Matter movement. Coming to Europe in 1975 to pursue his dream, by 2001 he had raced in a variety of disciplines including IndyCar, Champ Car, Trans-Am, Nascar and Imsa. He claimed 17 victories in the Trans-Am series but had grown up loving Formula One amidst family dinner talks in California about Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Stirling Moss. Ribbs learned his trade in the UK and slammed into wheels with Nigel Mansell in Formula Ford at Brands Hatch, with both drivers finishing on the podium, an experience he recalls with a broad grin. "We screwed up during the race, it was absolutely reckless and fun but clean," he says. "After the race we drove around the track with our laurel wreaths on the back of this truck, we shook hands and Nigel and I are still friends to this day, I love him dearly." He recalls telling him about Stirling Moss and John Surtees was welcomed with open arms in the UK as they only saw a fast rider and that he didn't want his race to define him. “I saw myself as a racer, not a racer of any particular color. I didn't consider Jim Clark or Graham Hill or Jochen Rindt or any of those guys as anything other than a racer. In 1986 the test didn't turn into a ride with Brabham, but Ribbs was happy to have a chance. At Indianapolis 1991, he received a round of cheers as he dragged his underperforming car through qualifying to win the race. His joy was evident as he rolled through the pit lane with his arms raised. However, on a weekend where the car chewed through six engine changes, the race was a disappointment as the sixth retired on lap five. He didn't think about the impact his achievements would have at the time, just viewing it as part of his ambition to become the best driver he could. But his legacy as the first black driver to make those moves was vital, he now acknowledges, not least from Hamilton inviting him to race as a guest. "In 2012, at the US GP, I spoke to his father Anthony and he said, 'I followed you and you were one of the reasons I wanted Lewis as an F1 driver,'" he says. Ribbs believes Hamilton is doing a similarly inspiring job of ensuring F1 has an audience in the US for the future but of course has a uniquely Willy T attitude. “I see Lewis as the best ambassador for diversity and inclusion and I see Willy T Ribbs as the second best ambassador. "Having Lewis and Willy T as the chassis with F1 as the engine is the biggest thing for the sport that you're going to see in America now, F1 has never been bigger."


Daniel Ricciardo still has the hunger for F1 but doesn't rule out giving NASCAR a shot one day

Daniel Ricciardo knows he's closer to the end of his F1 career than the start. (Author: Gardener)

Daniel RicciardoA Philadelphia-based vegan food company has accused Dunkin' and Beyond Meat of stealing its tagline. The donut chain and the plant-based meat giant teamed up a few years ago to create a vegan breakfast sandwich that was sold in Dunkin's stores. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Vegadelphia, contended that Dunkin Brands Inc and Beyond Meat Inc collectively "knew of this federally registered trademark from information and persuasion when they created the indistinguishable slogan "great taste, plant-based" for a celebrity." took over. loaded national ad campaign in support of their Beyond Sausage meat substitute menu item."


F1 owner Liberty Media buys land in Las Vegas for $240 million

Formula 1 commercial rights holders Liberty Media are buying a $240 million property in Las Vegas to build the pit and paddock complex for a grand prix next year, they said on Friday. (Author: Gardener)

Liberty MediaMay 6 (Reuters) - Formula 1 commercial rights holders Liberty Media are buying a $240 million property in Las Vegas to build the pit and paddock complex for a grand prix next year, they said on Friday . Formula 1 and Liberty Media are promoting the race themselves with their entertainment company Live Nation and local stakeholders. "Liberty Media has entered into an agreement to acquire 39 acres east of the Strip to finalize track design and provide pit and paddock capacity," Liberty CEO Greg Maffei told analysts on a earnings call on the first quarter. "I expect the transaction to close in the second quarter and the purchase price to be $240 million. McLaren team principal Zak Brown, reacting to the news at the first Miami Grand Prix, said it was a positive move for the sport "I think Liberty's commitment to Formula 1 has been great," the American told reporters. “I think the fact that Liberty is bringing skin into play in certain parts of the business shows their commitment. “And they're doing it because they think it's going to help him grow, which is good for them and good for us.” Along the 6.12km course of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, drivers will be able to take in landmarks like the Blast by the Bellagio Fountain and Caesars Palace for an event expected to draw 170,000 fans.