Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi has hit back at speculation linking Pep Guardiola with the vacant managerial post at Juventus, saying that the Spaniard 'wants to stay' with the Premier League champions for the foreseeable future. In completing a famous treble at the weekend, Guardiola further cemented his status as one of the most successful managers in domestic football, but after Juve announced the departure of the similarly dominant Massimiliano Allegri, reports from Italy arose claiming Guardiola had met with Juve chiefs over making the switch to Serie A. He swiftly denied the speculation himself, with City towing the same line, and Galassi has gone one further in an interview with Sky in Italy (as relayed by Football Italia), to dismiss the links as entirely false,
Manchester United 'to create transfer committee of three ex-players to make sure they avoid signing flops' as club look to copy Liverpool-style modelDarren Fletcher was at meeting where new transfer committee was discussed Rio Ferdinand is another former Manchester United star who could be involved Rivals Liverpool already have committee approach to making new additions United are desperate to avoid their big-spending wasteful ways of the past By Will Griffee For Mailonline Published: 23:47 BST, 22 May 2019 | Updated: 08:24 BST, 23 May 2019 Manchester United are putting together a transfer committee of three ex-players in a bid to ensure the club moves away from the big-spending wasteful approach of the past. The idea, not dissimilar to Liverpool's transfer committee, was disc
A boxer who filed suit Tuesday against Jay-Z and the rapper’s agency, Roc Nation Sports, says both parties are responsible for scheduling him for fights which led to a brain injury.Daniel Franco says he was a rising star in the sport when he signed a four-year contract with Roc Nation Sports in 2015. Before a March 2017 fight, Franco says he was battling the flu and was trying to get out of the bout when he says the agency told him he might have trouble “securing future fights.”WILDER KOS BREAZEALE IN 1ST ROUND TO DEFEND HEAVYWEIGHT TITLEFranco, of Los Angeles, lost the fight via technical knockout, but he was later scheduled for two more fights – one in May 2017 and the other in June 2017 – the New York Daily News reported, citing a complaint. Daniel Franco filed a lawsuit against Ja
This past weekend had all the drama and excitement one could ask for from Indy 500 Qualifying and The Monster Energy All Star Race. Our dedicated team of RACER correspondents and editors kept a constant steam of exclusive, engaging and informative content flowing, and our audience loved it. For the first time in RACER.com’s 22-year history, our traffic soared past 500,000 users for the prior 28 days (4/22/19-5/20/19) as directly measured by Alexa certified metrics. The actual total is 558,488 unique users who made 1,349,058 visits to RACER.com and drove 2,663,058 page views during the period. RACER.com also set a single day audience traffic record on Monday, May 20, with 88,527 unique visitors dropping in to get caught up on all of the news and analysis from a thrilling weekend. We are
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to the club this summer as the club's new sporting director, Sky Sports News have reported.The 37-year-old will retire from playing at the end of this season and is set to rejoin the club where he spent 11 years as a player before moving to Arsenal in 2015.It is not yet known what responsibilities Cech will have at Stamford Bridge as he will be the club's first appointment in this role, with Chelsea having previously only had a technical director. That position has been empty since Michael Emenalo's resignation in 2017 and it is expected that the Premier League clean sheet record holder will take on a number of the duties that were completed by Emenalo once he begins his new position.Sky Sports announced the news on their website but ther
'A legend has left us. Rest in peace Niki': Jenson Button leads tributes after Lauda passes away as the racing world mourns loss of an iconic figureBy Glen Williams For Mailonline Published: 06:23 BST, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 08:35 BST, 21 May 2019 Jenson Button has led the tributes after three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda died at the age of 70.The former racing driver, who won the F1 drivers' championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren, passed away on Monday - eight months after undergoing a lung transplant.Tributes poured in for the Austrian, who was called a 'legend' by British racing driver Jenson Button. He tweeted: 'A legend has left us. Rest in peace Niki.' Jenson Button has led the tributes after Formula One legend Niki...
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly detained at a Las Vegas music festival Saturday after he allegedly shoved a security guard to the ground.Elliott was allegedly seen arguing with a woman in the parking lot of the Electric Daisy Carnival at around 3 a.m., TMZ Sports reported. Witnesses told the gossip site that Elliott appeared to block the woman with his body at one point during the argument.FORMER PRO BOWL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN SAYS VANDALS RUINED THOUSANDS OF CHERRY TREES AT ORCHARDElliott and the woman were then seen talking to other event staffers when the running back confronted one of them, got into the guard’s face and used his body to push the man backward before shoving him to the ground, TMZ Sports reported.Elliott was then escorted away in handcuffs, foot
Image by LePage/LAT By: Marshall Pruett | 5 hours ago Goodnight from Indy. Two of the biggest surprises in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 field join us for The Day At Indy podcast for Sunday, May 19, as Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser and DragonSpeed owner Elton Julian, along with driver Ben Hanley (photo above), share their amazing underdog tales. Ben Hanley, Elton Julian, Indy 500, Kyle Kaiser, IndyCar, Podcasts Marshall Pruett The 2019 season marks Marshall Pruett's 33rd year working in the sport. In his role today for RACER, Pruett covers open-wheel and sports car racing as a writer, reporter, photographer, and fil
Bournemouth's 2018/19 season was by no means perfect, but the Cherries finished well clear of the relegation zone and earned a point more than they managed in 2017/18.It's a sign of just how far they've come since earning promotion to the Premier League and, despite their status as one of the league's smallest clubs, they are now firmly established as a mid-table outfit.But, in order to maintain that status, Bournemouth could be in for an arduous summer as they look to cling on to some of their first team stars.Here's a look at who Bournemouth should be looking to retain and sell on during the summer transfer window.GoalkeepersAsmir Begovic - SELL - The Bosnian keeper's stock has fallen considerably since he made the move to the south coast and, let's be honest here, he was pretty di
'After the Tottenham injury, mentally I was done': Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne delighted to end season on a high after injury-ridden campaignKevin De Bruyne was happy to accept 35 minutes in the FA Cup final on SaturdayThe midfielder only made 11 league starts for Manchester City this seasonHe limped out of the win over Tottenham on April 20 with another knee problemBy Chris Wheeler for MailOnline Published: 00:21 BST, 19 May 2019 | Updated: 07:49 BST, 19 May 2019 Kevin De Bruyne thought his season was over after suffering yet another injury setback last month, but the Belgium star ended it by celebrating the Treble and the man of the match award at Wembley.Whether De Bruyne was the right choice after only playing the last 35 minutes of the FA Cup final is open to deb...
Rumors are circulating that the Jets may be making a run at Peyton Manning for their new GM position (Getty Images)Rumors are circulating that the New York Jets are interested in former Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning for their new general manager position.Mike Florio, of NBC Sports, said rumors are flying within league circles about Manning joining the Jets because CEO Christopher Johnson wants a "great strategic thinker" to run his football operations and someone who can work well with new head coach Adam Gase.“It’s more than a talent-evaluation guy,” Johnson told reporters last Wednesday, according to NBC Sports. “I want a great manager, a communicator, who can collaborate well with the building. I’m convinced we’re going to find that person.”Florio says he believes th
For the fifth time in his allotted five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2019, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag, this time under the lights in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I wish I could do more,” Busch said following his 56th Gander Trucks career win. The rest of the field undoubtedly is quite happy the owner/driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports won’t be back until 2020. After all, Busch posted a perfect driver rating (150.0) and led five times for 102 laps in Friday night’s 134-lap event. He notched his eighth victory in 13 starts at Charlotte, where he has finished either first or second in nine straight events in the series. The win was Busch’s 56th overall, extending his own series record and bringing his combined NASCAR national
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has accepted he will be predominantly used as substitute next season and not start the majority of games.The 27-year-old has been out of favour for most of the campaign and there has been speculation linking him with a move away from the club. According to Spanish television programme Jugones, as reported by AS, Isco has agreed to stay at the club despite being told by Zinedine Zidane that he is unlikely to be a regular starter next season.The 27-year-old was a favourite of Zidane during the Frenchman's first tenure as Real manager but found opportunities hard to come by under his successors Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari. He has started just 11 league games with Real enduring a disappointing season, sitting third in La Liga and suffering a round
These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries.Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with four-and-a-half minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving lay-up and dunk.'Our experience really paid off for us tonight having a bunch of guys who just won't quit,' said Draymond Green, who was right smack in the middle of it all. Stephen Curry scored 37 points as Golden State beat Portland to take a 2-0 lead Draymond Green was influential as the Warriors fought back from behind to snatch victory Klay Thompson celebrates Thursday night's victory, which puts them in command of the seriesStephen Curry scored 37 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 15-point half-time deficit before holding off Por...
A nearly 325-pound Tennessee Volunteers football recruit showed off his athleticism in a video of him dunking a basketball followed by draining a full-court shot.Elijah Simmons, a 6-foot-1 defensive tackle from Pearl Cohn High School in Nashville, posted the video on Twitter of his one-handed slam dunk. The big man then turned around and hurled the ball across the 90-foot court, sinking it in the other basket.NCAA TO CONSIDER ALLOWING ATHLETES TO CASH IN ON THEIR NAMESSimmons made good on his promise to perform a real dunk after an unsuccessful alley-oop attempt in December 2018. Simmons weighed 350 pounds at the time and tried to prove to Vols’ head coach Jeremy Pruitt that he could dunk even though he didn’t reach his signing goal of 325 pounds, according to the Volunteers’ community
Image by IndyCar By: Marshall Pruett | 7 hours ago IndyCar reporter Katie Hargitt joins us for The Day At Indy to discuss the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 where crashes and surprise performances dominated proceedings, and an update on Hargitt’s Fuel The Female STEM initiative closes the conversation. International link IndyCar, Podcasts Marshall Pruett The 2019 season marks Marshall Pruett's 33rd year working in the sport. In his role today for RACER, Pruett covers open-wheel and sports car racing as a writer, reporter, photographer, and filmmaker. In his previous career, he served as a
Kieran Trippier will have to wait to discuss his future until after the Champions League final, after Tottenham decided to place a blanket ban on all transfer talk until the showpiece event has passed.The 28-year-old has linked with a surprise move to Serie A, with Napoli thought to be interested in snapping up the full-back despite some indifferent performances this season.He has remained first choice full-back in north London, keeping Serge Aurier on the sidelines, but it's claimed by the Evening Standard that Spurs are willing to listen to offers for Trippier this summer, providing their valuation of £40m is matched. He won't, however, be entertaining talks over his future until the Champions League final has passed, with manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy deciding
Antoine Griezmann 'meets with PSG representatives' as French club bid to trump Barcelona after it emerges forward will leave Atletico MadridParis Saint-Germain have entered the running to sign Antoine GriezmannThe French star revealed on Tuesday he will be leaving the club this summerBarcelona have been frontrunners in the bid to land the World Cup winnerBut L'Equipe report that PSG met with the player's representatives last week By Glen Williams For Mailonline Published: 08:28 BST, 15 May 2019 | Updated: 08:34 BST, 15 May 2019 Antoine Grizmann's move away from Atletico Madrid is nearing after he met with Paris Saint-Germain representatives last week.The French World Cup-winner has been a long-term target for Barcelona, but L'Equipe report that his representatives met with th
The Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers will meet in the Western Conference Finals with the winner of the series going to the NBA Finals.The Warriors got to this point by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round and the Houston Rockets in the second round. It is their fifth straight trip to the Western Conference Finals.Portland will be making its first conference finals appearance since 2000. The Trail Blazers last made the conference semifinals in 2016 and lost to the Warriors in five games.Here are some things you should know about this Western Conference Finals matchup, the series schedule and how you can watch.CLICK HERE FOR MORE NBA PLAYOFFS COVERAGE--1). Curry brothers will make historyThe Warriors’ Stephen Curry will be going up against his brother
Simon Pagenaud received the boost he needed entering the Indianapolis 500 after scoring a sensational victory in Saturday’s Indy Grand Prix. Having gone winless since September of 2017, the Team Penske driver found the perfect opportunity to end the streak when light showers started to fall near the halfway point of the 85-lap contest. To catch race leader Scott Dixon, carving into a significant lead would be required, and with Pagenaud’s hero, the late three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna held firmly in mind, the Frenchman made use of the lessons learned observing the Brazilian’s rain racing techniques. “My big inspiration in racing has always been Ayrton Senna, who was tremendous in these kinds of conditions,” the 2016 IndyCar Series champion said. “So obviously, I’ve stud
The Premier League season is now finished, which means for most clubs, attentions now turn to the building for 2019/20. With that, naturally, comes a fresh dose of rumour-y goodness.Here are eight of Monday's best, fresh off the press. Benfica Close in on Barcelona Keeper Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has been linked with an exit virtually ever since Marc-Andre Ter Stegen locked the starting spot down, and it seems as if he might finally actually be on the move. According to Mundo Deportivo's Francesc Aguilar, he is all but certain to be off to Portugal, to join Benfica on a deal which seems likely to be a loan - at least initially. El acuerdo entre Benfica y Barça por Jasper Cillesen está cerrado. El portero holandés jugará en el club lisboeta.— Francesc Aguilar (@FApor_elmu
'Great season mate well done!': Gary Neville pokes fun at Jamie Carragher with mock up of Liverpool lifting Premier League 'runners-up' trophy after falling short in title raceLiverpool finished the season on 97 points, but it wasn't enough to win the title Former defender Jamie Carragher congratulated the Reds on their effort However, his fellow pundit Gary Neville took the opportunity to poke fun at him By Harry Slavin For Mailonline Published: 07:43 BST, 13 May 2019 | Updated: 08:11 BST, 13 May 2019 Gary Neville has enjoyed winding Jamie Carragher up over the past few years and the former Manchester United couldn't resist one more dig after Liverpool's failure to win the title. Liverpool finished the season on 97 points - the third highest total ever achieved by any top-f
A key member of the 1969 miracle New York Mets says he is looking forward to the team’s 50th-anniversary celebration next month following a life-saving kidney transplant that was part of a donation chain.Ed Kranepool, the 74-year-old Mets legend, underwent the transplant last week at Stony Brook University Hospital after waiting two years for a new kidney, assuring his appearance at the celebration, which will mark the team’s improbable World Series championship 50 years ago.“It’s another miracle for myself,” Kranepool told News 12 Long Island.TIM TEBOW PRAISES HIS MOM IN TOUCHING MOTHER'S DAY MESSAGE: 'I LOVE YOU SO MUCH' Mets legend Ed Kranepool, bottom left, received a kidney from Debra Barbieri, top left. Her husband Long Island volunteer firefighter Al Barbieri, bottom right, was
Three different drivers have driven to victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the last three races, but the same driver has finished second in each. Alex Bowman’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the runner-up yet again Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, the third straight week Bowman — who had finished no better than 11th in the previous nine races — came up just short in capturing his first career win. In the Digital Ally 400, Bowman led 63 laps but lost the lead to Brad Keselowski with seven laps to go. “We had a really good car; I just made bad decisions going through lapped traffic on lane choice,” Bowman said. “They stayed where I needed to run. I should have gone high and I shouldn’t have picked the middle like I did. I just had to lift and let the 2 (Ke