Superbowl, MLB rule changes and other sports news

Here's our weekly recap of everything important that happened this week in the world of sports .

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Find out which were the most relevant sports news this week. / Photo: Unsplash

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl

With a final score of 31-9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prevailed over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. It was a game dominated from start to finish by the Bucs and with a superior defense they don't let the Chiefs score a single touchdown.

Similarly, in the quarterback duel between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, Brady, the veteran, triumphed easily. Brady was crowned MVP of the game, acquiring his fifth such title and his seventh Super Bowl victory. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that his performance raised him to an almost unattainable level. The most surprising fact: Brady now has more Super Bowl titles on his own than any other NFL franchise.

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MLB modified their balls

The organization that regulates everything that has to do with North American baseball will begin to cushion their balls due to the high number of homeruns they have seen in recent years. The change would be "imperceptible" but would actually cause balls that travel more than 375 feet to fly 1 to 2 feet less than they currently do, according to the Associated Press. This is not expected to have a significant effect on pitchers' throwing speed.


The All-Star game in doubt

The traditional all-star game that pits the best players from both conferences in the NBA could be in danger of not taking place this year. This is because several heavyweight players, from Lebron James to Giannis Antetokounmpo, have been outspoken against playing this game. They argue that not only is the postseason in jeopardy, but they also need the break to have some time with their families.

“We all have to follow the big dog [Lebron]. The big dog says he has no excitement or energy for the All-Star Game, and I think the same. Honestly, right now I don't care about the All-Star Game. We can't see our families. " Giannis Antetokounmpo, two-time MVP and current star of the Milwaukee Bucks, expressed about it.