World Sports News in Brief

Allegri to leave Juventus after five years of domestic success

Saturday, 2019-05-18 07:09:41
 Font Size:     |        Print
 

Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus v Torino - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - May 3, 2019 Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri before the match. (Reuters)
 Font Size:     |  

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is leaving after five seasons in which they dominated Serie A, the Italian club said on Friday (May 17). His departure could open the way for the return of Antonio Conte, who left Juventus in 2014 to take charge of the Italian national side.

* Olympique Lyonnais have agreed a deal to appoint Sylvinho as their next head coach, according to media reports in France. The former Barcelona and Arsenal player was named Brazil's Under-23 team coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in April.

* World number 11 John Isner on Friday (May 17) withdrew from the French Open, the season's second Grand Slam tournament, with a foot injury. The 34-year-old said he had not recovered from the injury he suffered at the Miami Masters in March where he finished runner-up to Roger Federer.

* Dutch racer Beitske Visser ended the practice domination of inaugural W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick on Friday ahead of the second round of the all-female championship at Zolder in Belgium.

* Brazilian coach Tite included Manchester City's Fernandinho for his Copa America squad on Friday, but there was no place for Spurs forward Lucas Moura or Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.

* Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a 2019 Women's World Cup warm-up international on Thursday (May 17).

* European soccer's governing body UEFA launched a five-year plan for women's football on Friday, aiming to double the number of women and girls playing the sport by 2024.

* Japan on Friday (May 17) passed laws to ban drones being flown over Tokyo 2020 Olympic sites and US military facilities as a measure aimed at preventing terror attacks.

* Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas is likely to soon announce the end of his goalkeeping career after suffering a heart attack on May 1, Portuguese sports newspaper O Jogo cited the president of his club Porto as saying.

* UEFA have defended their decision to stage the Europa League final in Baku following a letter from finalists Arsenal, who sought an explanation from European soccer's governing body because of the inconvenience caused to their travelling fans.

* Double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announced her retirement from the sport on Friday after a rollercoaster season that saw her miss out on gold at the world championships.

* Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a suspended one-match touchline ban from European competitions after a late kick off in their Champions League semi-final against Ajax Amsterdam, UEFA said on Friday.

* UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Friday (May 17) that no changes will be made to the Champions League format without consulting with Europe's national association members.

Reuters, CNA