This last weekend was a big one for sports. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. Earlier, the French Open produced an expected champion, Rafael Nadal, and a surprise one, Iga Swiatek.
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In today's news roundup, US President Donald Trump's Mideast Peace Plan upsets Palestinians, Sofia Kenin is the surprise winner of the Australian Open, and Nike's special Vaporfly shoes are approved for the Olympics.
Liverpool has defeated Tottenham to become the 2019 Champions League winner. Liverpool took the lead early in the all-English final, and added a second goal near the end to walk away the winner 2-0.
Magnus Carlsen held onto his title as world chess champion by beating Fabiano Caruana in tie-breaking rapid chess games during the world chess championship.
The World Chess Championships are tied after 12 games, and will be decided on Wednesday with short, fast games. The Women's World Chess Championships ended last Friday, also with tie-breaking speed chess.
On Sunday, Nigel Richards once again won the world Scrabble championships, winning the contest with the word "groutier". This is Mr. Richard's fourth world championship win.
Thursday was the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the next month, the 32 best men's national soccer teams will compete to become the next world's champion.