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Napoli has appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager on a three-year deal i n the world of football . Manchester United hold talks with Jonny Evans over extending his stay at the club after a decent last season. The former six-time MotoGP world champion, Marc Marquez, has signed a two-year deal to drive for Ducati from 2025 onwards.

Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.


Napoli appoint Antonio Conte as new manager on three-year deal

Napoli has appointed Antonio Conte as the new manager on a three-year deal, which will be his first managerial role since leaving Tottenham by mutual consent in March 2023. After becoming the new manager of the Italian club, he said, “Napoli is a place of global importance. I am happy and excited at the idea of ​​sitting on the blue bench.”

Manchester City chairman left “frustrated” by repeated reminders of 115 Premier League charges

Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the Manchester City chairman, is “frustrated” at the club’s achievements getting undermined by the repeated reminders of the 115 charges lodged against them in the Premier League. He was quoted as saying, “Of course, it’s frustrating. The referencing is always frustrating. I feel for our fanbase and everyone associated with the club to have these charges constantly referenced.”

Manchester United hold talks with Jonny Evans over extending his stay at club: Reports

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Jonny Evans in regards to extending his stay at the club after a decent season in the heart of defence, as per the BBC report. After returning to Manchester United last summer from Leicester City, he played 30 matches last season, including an appearance as a substitute during the FA Cup win against Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea confident about rivalling Arsenal in race to sign Benjamin Sesko: Reports

Chelsea are reportedly confident about rivalling Arsenal in the race to sign Benjamin Sesko, the RB Leipzig forward, as per the report from the Standard. The 21-year-old, one of the top forwards in Europe from last season, has a £56 million release clause, raising the chances of a big-money move for him to the Premier League.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Women’s Championship Qualifiers

Finland 1-1 Netherlands

Italy 1-1 Norway

Spain 3-2 Denmark

Northern Ireland 1-2 Portugal

France 1-2 England

Poland 1-3 Germany

International Friendlies

Portugal 4-2 Finland

Italy 2-2 Turkey

International Women Friendlies

Argentina 2-0 Costa Rica

Trinidad and Tobago 0-3 Curacao


Novak Djokovic withdraws from French Open due to knee injury

Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, has withdrawn his name from the French Open before his scheduled quarter-final clash against Casper Ruud due to a knee injury. In his latest statement, the world number one said, “I am really sad to announce that I have to withdraw. My team and I had to make a tough decision after careful consideration and consultation.”

Carlos Alcaraz reaches French Open semi-final after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas

Carlos Alcaraz played some of his best tennis in recent times in the French Open quarter-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, to defeat him in straight sets  6-3, 7-6(7-3), 6-4. The Spaniard has now won all of his six career meetings against Stefanos Tsitsipas, which led to him setting up a mouthwatering semi-final clash against Jannik Sinner.

Formula 1

Sergio Perez signs new two-year deal to stay at Red Bull

Sergio Perez has signed a new two-year deal to stay at Red Bull until the end of the 2026 Formula 1 season. The Team Principal of Red Bull, Christian Horner, talked about the partnership of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen and said, “Continuity and stability are important for the team and both Checo and Max are a successful and robust partnership.”


Marc Marquez signs two-year deal to join Ducati in 2025

Marc Marquez, the sixth-time former MotoGP world champion, has signed a two-year deal to drive for Ducati from 2025 onwards, replacing Enea Bastianini in the team. The 31-year-old will be racing alongside the reigning two-time world champion Francesco Bagnaia and said, “I am very happy to be able to wear the red colours of the factory Ducati team in MotoGP next season.”