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Football: Sarri returns to Italy to coach Juventus

Monday, 2019-06-17 07:12:15
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Serie A champions Juventus appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on Sunday (Jun 16), hoping that his ambitious possession-based game would extend their dominance of Italian football and bring them European silverware.

* Ontario's Brooke Henderson became the most prolific Canadian winner on the LPGA Tour when she pipped four players by one stroke at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday.

* World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod fell before the finish to allow Sergey Shubenkov to win the latest dramatic instalment in 13.12 seconds in their rivalry at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday.

* Paris St Germain are prepared to sell striker Neymar, French media reports said, as chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi warned that irresponsible behaviour from players won't be tolerated anymore.

* Qatar fought their way back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in their first ever Copa America game on Sunday, proving they will be no pushovers in the tournament by pulling off a thrilling revival at a near-empty Maracana stadium.

* France's Caroline Garcia claimed her first title of 2019 by holding off Donna Vekic 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4) to win the Nottingham Open on Sunday.

* Frenchman Adrian Mannarino won his first ATP final in seven attempts as he defeated Australia's Jordan Thompson 7-6(7) 6-3 in the Libema Open in Rosmalen on Sunday.

* Italian Matteo Berrettini claimed his first grasscourt title with a 6-4 7-6(11) victory over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.

* MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his home Grand Prix of Catalunya on Sunday after Honda team mate Jorge Lorenzo fell and took out the Spaniard's main rivals in a mass crash.

* India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach the landmark total of 11,000 runs in one day international cricket during Sunday's World Cup match against Pakistan. Kohli reached the 11,000 mark in 222 innings - beating the previous record held by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 innings to rack up that total.

* Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky with a second successive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours race on Sunday with Toyota team mates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi.

Reuters, CNA