This was the biggest news in the world of sports this week .
These are the most relevant sports news this week. / Photos: Wikimedia-Gabriel Cervantes, soccer.ru
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Leer en español: Las noticias deportivas más importantes de la semana
At the end of the year, the sport does not stop. These were the five news that gave the sports world to talk about this week.
Former NFL Hall of Fame Kevin Greene dies
Considered a great defensive player, with a special talent for interrupting passes, Kevin Greene died last Monday at 58. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Greene racked up 160 sacks to quarterbacks throughout his career, making him the third player in history to have had the most. Greene entered the hall of fame in 2016.
NBA action is back
The best basketball league in the world returned to entertain us last Tuesday. The confrontation that gave something to talk about this time was the Lakers against the Clippers, where the champion Lakers fell against the other Los Angeles team. The terrible performance of Marc Gasol in particular, with 0 points and fouled in his debut as Laker, was to be noticed at this start with the left foot of the current champions.
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Iker Casilla joins Real Madrid as coach
"Real Madrid CF announces that Iker Casillas joins the Real Madrid Foundation as deputy general-director," the Spanish club announced in a press release. The club recalled the 19 titles that Iker won in his time with them, and said it was a pride to be able to receive him again.
South American Sub 20 and Sub 17 canceled
The championships, which would take place in Colombia this year, were canceled on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from the Colombian Soccer Federation. The organization argued that due to the increase in coronavirus cases around the world, it would be better to postpone these events and encouraged Colombians to continue to comply with biosecurity measures.
Messi passes Pelé in goals for a single club
The feat happened in a match against Valladolid. The Argentine, with 644 goals for Barcelona, surpassed the mark previously held by the Brazilian with Santos during his 19 years with the club. Messi commented on his social media that, when he started playing soccer, he never thought he would be able to break any record, much less one as important as that.