A stellar win from Red Bull at the Miami Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen taking first place on the podium
Max Verstappen has dominated the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday, taking the trophy home for Red Bull.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc secured the second spot, and still holds on to the lead of the champions board, but only by 19 points.
Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz took out the third position on the podium.
Verstappen stunned fans in the United States as he claimed top position from lap nine.
It was a Grand Prix like no other with a star-studded crowd flocking to the paddock.
The likes of David Beckham, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady stopped to pose with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
The Formula One season will head to Barcelona for race day on May 22.
Due to the rising popularity of Formula One, a third American track in Las Vegas will be added to the calendar.
Update on Brittney Griner’s Moscow appeal
A Moscow regional court has officially set an appeal date of October 25 for American basketball star Brittney Griner
Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for smuggling drugs into the country, arrested with less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s International Airport back in February.
Details about the appeal hearing have not been released,
It is expected Griner’s team will argue she did not know the cannabis oil was illegal in Russia and that she was only carrying a small amount for personal use.
There have also been rumours that the U.S. is negotiating a prisoner swap with Russia, but it is not clear if Griner is part of those negotiations.
The U.S. has not confirmed or denied the rumours.
Vigil held for the 125 people killed in stadium disaster
Vigil held for the 125 people killed in Indonesia’s stadium disaster, as the nation mourns
Vigil held for the 125 people have been killed in a crush and riot at a soccer match in Indonesia.
Authorities believe it is one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. Now, the nation stops to mourn the lives that have been lost.
The tragedy unfolded in Malang, in the province of East Java. It followed home side Arema FC loosing 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya.
East Java police chief Nico Afinta said frustrated Arema supporters invaded the pitch.
Officers responded by firing tear gas in an attempt to control the situation, triggering the crush and cases of suffocation.
Afinta claimed officers had been attacked and cars damaged. He said the crush happened when fans fled for an exit gate.
300 were injured, including 22-year-old Muhammad Rian Dwicahyono who said many friends had lost their lives “because of officers who dehumanized us”.
The head of one of the hospitals in the area treating patients told Metro TV that some of the victims had sustained brain injuries and that the fatalities included a five-year-old child.
On Sunday, Malang residents gathered outside the stadium to lay flowers.
As investigations continue, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has ordered the Football Association of Indonesia to suspend all games in the top league.
World soccer’s governing body FIFA has requested a report on the incident from Indonesia’s PSSI soccer association.
FIFA’s safety regulations say no firearms or “crowd control gas” should be carried or used by stewards or police.
East Java police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether they were aware of such regulations.
Crypto.com scraps $495m deal with UEFA Champions League
Cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has cancelled a five-year sponsorship deal worth $495million with the UEFA Champions League
The in-principle deal would have seen the crypto company take over as the sponsor from Russian state-owned energy company, Gazprom.
Gazprom’s contract was cancelled in March, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Crypto.com scrapped the deal because of regulatory concerns in the U.K, France and Italy.
The crypto exchange has previously been involved in sports advertising over the past year, with sponsorship into Formula One and the naming rights deal for the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
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