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In the world of football, Pep Guardiola became the first manager in the world to win four Premier League titles in a row after his team, Manchester City beat West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium by 3-1 margin on Sunday, May 19. Apart from an action-packed weekend in the English Premier League, in tennis, Emma Raducanu pulled out of the French Open qualifying to train on grass. Moreover, Indian star player Sumit Nagal bowed out of the Geneva Open.

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


Pep Guardiola becomes first manager in the world to win four Premier League titles in a row

Pep Guardiola created history on Sunday (May 19) during the final matchday of the Premier League 2023-24 season by becoming the first manager in the world to win four Premier League titles in a row. Pep’s Manchester City got the better of David Moyes’ West Ham United by a margin of 3-1 in the final match of the PL 2023-24 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. 

Casemiro hits back at pundits for ignoring his past achievements

The Manchester United midfielder, Casemiro, has hit back at pundits for disrespectfully criticising him after tough performances for the club in recent weeks. The 32-year-old spoke about how he was considered one of the best signings of the Premier League last season, but in a space of one year, he isn’t worth anything anymore.

Rodri claims Arsenal lack 'winning-mentality' after PL title win

Manchester City midfielder Rodri questioned the approach of the Arsenal team when the North London club visited the Etihad Stadium in March. The two played out a draw and the 27-year-old feels the draw played a key role in the title-winning race. On Sunday, the Manchester-based club thrashed West Ham by 3-1 to clinch their fourth consecutive Premier League title.

Kylian Mbappe’s brother Ethan Mbappe shares update about future

Former PSG star Kylian Mbappe’s brother Ethan Mbappe shared an update about his future after the former left PSG. Ethan was stopped by fans for pictures, autographs, and a brief interaction after the PSG’s training session. During the same, fans asked him if he would follow his elder brother’s footsteps to join Real Madrid. The midfielder immediately responded to the question and said “No.” 

Some major results in football are as under:

English Premier League:

Arsenal 2:1 Everton

Brentford 2:4 Newcastle United

Brighton 0:2 Manchester United

Burnley 1:2 Nottingham Forest

Chelsea 2:1 AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace 5:0 Aston Villa

Liverpool 2:0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Luton Town 2:4 Fulham

Manchester City 3:1 West Ham United

Sheffield United 0:3 Tottenham Hotspur

Spanish La Liga:

Atletico Madrid 1:4 Osasuna

Barcelona 3:0 Rayo Vallecano

Valencia 1:3 Girona

Villarreal 4:4 Real Madrid

Italian Serie A:

Roma 1:0 Genoa

French Ligue 1:

Olympique Lyonnais 2:1 Strasbourg

Le Havre 1:2 Olympique Marseille

Metz 0:2 PSG

Major League Soccer:

Inter Miami 1:0 DC United


Para shuttlers Sukant Kadam, Tarun and Suhas qualify for 2024 Paris Paralympics

Three Indian shuttlers in Sukant Kadam, Tarun and Suhas on Sunday, May 19 confirmed their qualification for the 2024 Paris Paralympics, set to be held from August 28 to September 8. The Indian trio of Kadam, Tarun and Suhas have earned a qualification in the men’s SL4 category with Sukant Kadam making his Paralympics debut.


Sumit Nagal bows out of Geneva Open after first round defeat

Indian tennis ace Sumit Nagal suffered a heartbreaking first-round defeat at the Gonet Geneva Open on May 19, Sunday. Nagal went down to Sebastian Baez with the scoreline of 7-6 (7), 6-3. Nagal put up a powerful performance against World No. 19 in the ATP 250 tournament. Nagal is set to participate in the French Open, and the match served as proof of his strong resilience. 

Alexander Zverev beats Nicolas Jarry to claim second Rome Open title

Alexander Zverev clinched his second Rome Open title on Sunday, May 19 by beating Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5. With this win, he claimed his biggest title since his horrific injury at the French Open two years ago. The World No. 5 took home his sixth Masters 1000 title in the last major tournament before Roland Garros, which gets underway the coming week. 

Emma Raducanu pulls out of French Open qualifying

Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu is likely to miss the French Open 2024 after withdrawing from the qualifying event, set to start this week. The Briton is the third alternate for the main draw and her participation would have guarnteed her a spot in the main draw. “It’s important for me to keep laying on the foundations and I will use the time to do a healthy block before the grass and subsequent hard court seasons to give myself a chance to keep fit for the rest of the year,” Emma said in a statement quoted by British media. 


Max Verstappen surpasses Lewis Hamilton record by securing win at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Three-time world champion and series leader Max Verstappen returned to winning ways on Sunday when he resisted a late charge by Lando Norris to take a dramatic victory for Red Bull at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Dutchman secured victory ahead of Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc to extend his lead at the top of the Formula One standings.


Deepthi Jeevanji etches new World Record to win gold at World Para Athletics Championships; secures 2024 Paris berth

India’s Deepthi Jeevanji set a new world record after she finished with a gold medal in the women’s 400m T20 category (intellectual impairment) at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan on Monday, May 20.  The Indian athlete broke the previous record held by American Breanna Clark, who clocked 55.12s during the 2023 edition of the tournament, held in Paris.