The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
THE HOT CORNER
PRO SOCCER: Manchester United’s six-year wait for a trophy is over after beating Newcastle 2-0 to win the League Cup. Casemiro headed United in front in the 33rd minute of the final at Wembley Stadium and Sven Botman’s own-goal made it 2-0 in the 39th. It is United’s first trophy since winning a League Cup and Europa League double in 2017.
PRO SOCCER: João Klauss scored in the 86th minute and St. Louis City SC made its first match memorable with a 3-2 road win over Austin FC on Saturday night. St. Louis became the first team to win its inaugural match since LAFC beat Seattle 1-0 in 2018.
PRO GOLF: Marcel Siem ended his long wait for a fifth European tour title with a victory at the Hero Indian Open by a single shot Sunday in New Delhi. The German’s last win on the tour came eight years and 116 days earlier but a closing 68 saw him edge countryman Yannik Paul to return to the winner’s circle with a 14-under 274. Siem, 42, who secured his card for the 2023 season at qualifying school in November, went into the final round one shot behind overnight leader Paul.
PRO SOCCER: Three days after exiting the Europa League, Barcelona had a rare setback in the domestic title race, losing at Almeria 1-0 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Barcelona hadn’t lost in 13 league games, with only one draw and 12 wins going back to its last defeat at Madrid in October.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Georgia lost, then celebrated. Iceland won and was devastated. One of the last Basketball World Cup spots went to Georgia on Sunday — even though it lost to Iceland 80-77 in the final Europe Region qualifying game for both teams. Iceland needed to win by four points or more to win a tiebreaker over Georgia for the berth. Montenegro also qualified Sunday, with an 8870 win over Czech Republic.