Another month has flown by and we’re here to bring you the best sports highlights from April 2021.
But before we even get started on the sports highlights let’s take a moment to look at the world record attendance since the return to action following the Covid-19 outbreak. Official crowd attendance was marked at 78,113 in this Australian Football League ANZAC day special… Great to see!
#MCG attendance: 73,000 people
The largest attendance at a sporting event around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic. 🇦🇺🏉#AFLPiesDons #AFL #Attendance #Stadium #Covid pic.twitter.com/Mv8qCrB7tJ
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) April 25, 2021
1) April M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ Madness
It annoys me that March Madness runs into April, but maybe that’s just a touch of OCD on my side, in reality it doesn’t matter for one second as the tournament ALWAYS entertains. In what seems like forever ago now at the start of the month we saw one of the tournament’s best plays from Jalen Suggs that saw his team Gonzaga book their place in the final.
JALEN SUGGS. UNBELIEVABLE! 🤯🚨@ZagMBB #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/QeEAjENYmG
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 4, 2021
Unfortunately for tournament favorites, the Zags, they lost out to Baylor in the final, who deservedly secured their first ever March Madness championship following a truly inspirational showing throughout the tournament. Here’s the best bits from their journey…
#MarchMadness is over and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Congratulations to winners #Baylor for an epic performance throughout the tournament👏#BAYvsGONZ #MarchMadness2021 @BaylorMBB pic.twitter.com/ZXRJDp0t2A
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) April 6, 2021
2) Extreme E
Electric off-road vehicles speeding through the desert can only mean one thing, Extreme E made its inaugural race series debut in Saudi Arabia. There was plenty of action to feast your eyes on but the competition’s first ever crash was definitely something to see. Thankfully driver Claudia Hurtgen was fine.
MASSIVE crash for Claudia Hurtgen
She’s ok! @Niobium_Nb here with the strong chassis! 🙏@abtmotorsport#ExtremeE #DesertXPrix pic.twitter.com/83ntVm6I7D
— Extreme E (@ExtremeELive) April 3, 2021
Yes, Chelsea knocked Porto out of the Champions League, but not before Mehdi Taremi scored one of the goals of the season…
#UCL Ce but que tu as toujours rêvé de mettre dans les arrêts de jeu, @MehdiTaremi9 l’a mis avec @FCPorto_Fr 😍
Est-ce le plus beau but de la #LdC cette saison 🤔#ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/hjqAqj2tXC
— L’UEFA 🇫🇷 (@UEFAcom_fr) April 17, 2021
4) Bicycle Brilliance
Talking of special goals, check out this wonderful finish from Daniele Verde for Spezia in Italy’s Serie A…
Well this is just 🔥
Beautiful bicycle kick from #DanieleVerde. 👏#LazioSpezia pic.twitter.com/M0mf4amxbe
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) April 5, 2021
5) Messi Turns Back the Clock
Lionel Messi proved to us all in the Copa del Rey final that he’s still very much got it by bagging two goals including this gem…
Amazing angle of #Messi‘s wonderful goal in the #CopaDelRey final. #ATHBAR | #CopaDelReyFinal pic.twitter.com/UYj7VX5bF5
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) April 18, 2021
6) MLS is Back
…And we didn’t have to wait long for a truly unbelievable strike, in fact it came in the 49th minute of the second match on MLS opening day courtesy of Joao Paulo Mior.
JOAO PAULO OH MY WORD YOU DID NOT 😱 pic.twitter.com/XwaajgdyKn
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 17, 2021
7) Air Aliyah
OK enough football, here’s something a little different. Aliyah Andrews has been making a name for herself in the college softball leagues and here she is again in April flying through the air making catching look easy.
Another day, another #SCtop10 catch by @andrews_aliyah 👀#NCAASoftball x 🎥 @LSUsoftball pic.twitter.com/dWJurQwXgV
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) April 11, 2021
As champion Hideki Matsuyama rightly grabbed the headlines at the 2021 Masters. But Corey Conners surely hit the shot of the tournament with this stunning ace.
2⃣ Tommy ☝️ pic.twitter.com/O0ASsoQBiH
— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) April 12, 2021
9) Hawaii Hole in One
Speaking of lovely aces, take a look at South Korea’s Amy Yang…
🚨 ACE ALERT! 🚨
Amy Yang with a ☝️ on the 12th hole in Hawaii!@LPGALOTTE | @GolfChannel pic.twitter.com/qFnvaxI7f5
— LPGA (@LPGA) April 16, 2021
10) World Surf League
Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina just having fun and showing off for the fans down under. Incredible skill.
.@gabriel1medina from way downtown!
Watch the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup on https://t.co/ie0ZfNdmHw.@ripcurl @corona pic.twitter.com/HT6DbIRTPc
— World Surf League (@wsl) April 10, 2021
Medina had a special month, securing the world number one spot later in April at the Narrabeen Classic.
11) College Football
First up an amazing throw. A complete fluke you could say but no less incredible to watch.
What?!? How?!? Look at this TD Pass from @NovaFootball as they cut it to a one-score game with 3 minutes remaining. pic.twitter.com/Jpc3aIkGRW
— CAA Football (@CAAFootball) April 17, 2021
And then there’s this one handed thing of beauty…
Oh my Fleet 🤯
What a catch. #TBIA pic.twitter.com/ojkKUEmcLN
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) April 24, 2021
Bonus — NBA
As always I could have written an entire sports highlights article showing clips just from the NBA as there’s so much good stuff on show. In fact, special mention to Steph Curry first who had a sensational April.
53 PTS | 14-24 FG | 10-18 3FG
A historic performance on a historic night for Stephen Curry.@UAbasketball || Second Look pic.twitter.com/f1lnzG56F6
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 13, 2021
It was one of the most dominant months we’ve ever seen from a single player, averaging 37.3 points per game and becoming the Warriors all-time leading scorer in the process, I could have written this all about him!
But I didn’t. Here’s all the other NBA plays from April that made the cut…
DUNK of the Night: April 3rd
👉 Karl-Anthony Towns of the @Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/mE6DIkXZxM
— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) April 4, 2021
🚨 TRENT. JR. CALLS. GAME. 🚨
In his 6th game with the @Raptors, Gary Trent Jr. pushes the ball up as time winds down and hits the #TissotBuzzerBeater from distance! #ThisIsYourTime pic.twitter.com/CE9pmjbQOa
— NBA (@NBA) April 6, 2021
Ja and Kyle Anderson having too much fun out there 😳
Off-the-glass oop 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lbCrd3edzz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 8, 2021
Kyrie WIZARDRY on ABC! 😱 pic.twitter.com/ANaDgoTDFJ
— NBA (@NBA) April 11, 2021
OMG MILES BRIDGES 🤯 pic.twitter.com/qyoHx2z7Id
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 11, 2021
JA STRETCHED HIS HAND PT.12 🙌@JaMorant | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/V3O5TF8sxq
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 13, 2021
OMG MILES BRIDGES 😱 pic.twitter.com/KhyIesrjWJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 19, 2021
JA IS SHOWING OUT 🍿 pic.twitter.com/w9pwL5KQL4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 25, 2021
Ja just toying with the Blazers 😅
This sequence is unreal. pic.twitter.com/hBj8iDi6XG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 25, 2021
Steph from the PARKING LOT 😱
His 83rd three of April, the most in a single month in NBA history ☔️ pic.twitter.com/bctBnSbKll
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 26, 2021
And that’s a wrap. My take on the best action from April. What did I miss? Comment and let me know. If you enjoyed this sports highlights roundup then check out March’s memorable moments .
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