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COVID-19 invades the world's leagues and other sports news

Here is our summary of the most important sports news of the week .

Basketball players in a game

These were the most relevant sports news of this week. / Photo: IG-dallasmavs

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Ex-Olympian, among the Capitol Vandals

Without a doubt, the most important news in the world of politics in recent weeks has been the riot of the US Capitol by the extreme right of that country. However, what you may not know is that among the protesters was Klete Keller, an Olympic swimmer, partner of Michael Phelps, who represented the USA in the games of 2000, 2004 and 2008. Keller was identified by several people due to the jacket he wore at the protests, which was worn by the American team at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. Since then, the swimmer has deleted his social networks.

Coronavirus devastates the NBA

It seems that the best basketball in the world could not maintain its "bubble" for long. With the increase in cases around the world, several games this week had to be postponed, canceled, or played with a reduced number of basketball players. Of particular concern is the case of Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, who was under investigation for a leaked video of him at a party without precautionary measures.

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Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Josef Bican as the all-time top scorer

The record for high goalscorer of the history is difficult to trace, some sites argue that Pelé has thousands of goals more than he is awarded and others claim that this is just an urban myth. However, most official records recognize that Josef Bican, with 759 goals, is the highest goalscorer of all time. Well, it turns out, no more. In his last game against Sassuolo, Ronaldo equaled Bican with a goal in the 90 + 2 minute and is expected to surpass it these days.

Chilean finishes second in the first PGA tournament of the year

This is Joaquín Niemann, who at only 22 years old is showing that he is one of the best golfers in the world . Niemann finished 25 under par with a total of 267. The Chilean played excellently all week and took home a check for $ 782,000.