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Destaques desportivos em ano atípico
December 31, 2020 - Um olhar sobre alguns acontecimentos desportivos internacionais e personalidades que deram títulos em 2020 -- um ano perturbado pela pandemia de coronavírus e que fica assinalado pela morte do ídolo do futebol argentino Diego Maradona na idade precoce de 60 anos.
Jun 25: Liverpool end 30-year-wait to reclaim English Premier League trophy.
Aug 2: Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG win Europe’s top league titles.
Aug 23: Bayern conquer Europe, overcoming PSG to claim sixth Champions League crown.
Nov 26: Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona -- who lifted 1986 World Cup -- dies aged 60.
Feb 2: Novak Djokovic wins record eighth Australian Open title.
Sep 12: Naomi Osaka triumphs at U.S. Open -- new face mask for each match highlights victims of racism and police brutality.
Oct 10: Iga Swiatek, 19, ranked 54th, becomes lowest-ranked woman to take title at Roland Garros.
Oct 11: Rafael Nadal equals Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles with 13th victory in Paris.
Mar 8: Australia cruise to victory against India in Women’s T20 World Cup Final.
Nov 10: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi in IPL final.
Sep 20: Big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau charges to first major title with six-shot victory at U.S. Open.
Nov 15: World No.1 Dustin Johnson claims Green Jacket at autumnal U.S. Masters with record score of 20 under par.
Jan 17: Carlos Sainz wins third Dakar Rally, aged 58.
Aug 23: Japanese driver Takuma Sato conquers gruelling Indy500.
Oct 25: British driver Lewis Hamilton wins 92nd F1 race -- passing record of Michael Schumacher -- and goes on to win 7th Championship.
Nov 15: Joan Mir secures maiden MotoGP title, racing for Suzuki.
Feb 2: Kansas City Chiefs end 50-year wait to win Super Bowl.
Oct 11: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to equal Boston Celtics for most NBA titles – 17.
Oct 28: LA Dodgers win first baseball World Series since 1988.
Best of the rest
Feb 22: Tyson Fury pummels Deontay Wilder in rematch to win WBC heavyweight boxing title.
Aug 14: Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei sets new 5000m world record -- later smashes 10,000m mark.
Sep 20: Tadej Pogacar is youngest winner of Tour de France since 1909