Munich: Bayern Munich have won the German Bundesliga title match, beating SC Freiburg in a goalless draw by superstar Robert Lewandowski. Bayern won the Bundesliga Bundesliga record for the most goals scored in a single season by a 3-1 win.Lewandowski set a new record for Borussia Dortmund’s former Pierre Erik Oubamayag (31 goals scored in the 2016/17 season).Lewandowski, meanwhile, needs only eight more goals in the Bundesliga to break the record for the most goals scored in a season. The record is named after Gerd Mueller, who scored 40 goals in the 1972 season.Bayern, who were crowned with a win in their last game against Wender Bremen, opened the scoring with a goal by Joshua Kimmich in the 15th minute against Fryeburg. Kimicht Freiburg’s right hand shot from Lewandowski’s assist was accurately positioned.Lewandowski scored in Bayern’s second goal from the rebound in the 24th minute. Leon Goretzky’s shot was knocked down by Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Shavalov, but Lewandowski caught the ball in front of the goal post and slammed it into a beautiful header. Lucas Holler returned a goal for Freiburg in the 33rd minute. But in the 37th minute, Lucas Hernandez’s pass was converted into the net and Lewandowski completed Bayern’s goal. All goals in the competition were born in the first half. In another match yesterday, Borussia Dortmund secured the second spot in the league after beating Leipzig 2-0 in the semifinals of the Youth Sensation Erling Holland.In 33 games, Bayern have 79 points. Second place Borussia Dortmund has 69 points from all competitions.Bayern’s 19th consecutive win of the seasonBayern have scored 96 goals so far this seasonBayern won 27 of the 30 games played under coach HansflixLewandowski has scored 33 goals so far in the BundesligaLewandowski has scored a total of 48 goals in all competitions of the season
Former Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons retired from baseball Monday after nine years in the big leagues and several more in the minors trying to recapture the prosperity he once enjoyed in Baltimore.The 35-year-old’s decision was announced by the Milwaukee Brewers organization after he had played for their Double-A and Triple-A affiliates this season.Playing for the Orioles from 2001 through 2007, Gibbons hit .260 with 121 home runs and 405 runs batted in in 779 games. Gibbons was named the club’s most valuable player in 2003 after hitting 23 home runs, driving in a career-best 100 runs, and posting a .277 batting average.The outfielder and occasional first baseman also found success in 2005 when slugging 26 home runs and driving in 79 runs in only 139 games. That production prompted the Orioles to sign Gibbons to a four-year, $21 contract prior to the 2006 season, a move the club would regret given after would take place over the next two years.Gibbons’ career will forever be linked to steroids after a 2006 Los Angeles Times report revealed former teammate Jason Grimsley had told federal agents the left-handed hitter used anabolic steroids. While the story was denounced by Gibbons, he would then be the subject of a Sports Illustrated report a year later saying he received shipments of performance-enhancing drugs from an Orlando-based pharmacy over a two-year period earlier in his career.He was also cited in the infamous Mitchell Report and suspended 15 days at the start of the 2008 season for violating baseball’s drug policy.Released by the Orioles prior to the start of the 2008 season despite having two years remaining and nearly $12 million owed on his contract, Gibbons would toil in minor league baseball for three years before finally making it back to the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 and 2011. The left-handed hitter batted .269 with six home runs and 22 RBIs in 61 games over two seasons with the Dodgers.Gibbon’s retirement comes after he hit a combined .253 at Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville this season.