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In the world of football, the President of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, informed Xavi that he will not be continuing in the managerial role of the club after the ongoing season ends. Wayne Rooney is expected to become the new manager of Plymouth Argyle after they held talks about the vacancy at the club. Rafael Nadal is not “100%” sure about playing the French Open one final time this year.

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


Barcelona inform Xavi about dismissal from managerial role after trophyless season

The President of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, informed the first-team manager Xavi that he would not continue in his role after the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, just one month after it was announced that he would stay at the club. With that, Xavi will be taking charge of Barcelona for the final time against Sevilla at home, which is going to be the last La Liga match of the season.

Wayne Rooney to become new Plymouth Argyle manager

After Wayne Rooney held talks about the vacancy with Championship club Plymouth Argyle, he is expected to become their new manager after the sacking of Ian Foster at the end of last season. The Manchester United legend is looking to re-establish himself in the world of professional coaching after a disastrous season at Birmingham, losing nine out of 15 games.

Manchester United to sack Erik ten Hag irrespective of FA Cup final result: Reports

Manchester United are reportedly set to sack the manager Erik ten Hag irrespective of the team’s result in the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium against Manchester City. As per the report from the Guardian, Manchester United are considering the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, and Kieran McKenna among others, as the potential replacement of Erik ten Hag in the top job.

Chelsea to bid £60m on Michael Olise this summer: Reports

Chelsea are reportedly going to make a £60m bid for Michael Olise, the Crystal Palace winger, irrespective of who the next manager at the fellow London club is. As per the Mirror report, Oliver Glasnerr, the Crystal Palace manager, is quite confident about having Michael Olise at his disposal next season, along with Eberechi Eze and Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Some major results in football are as under:

La Liga 2023-24

Girona 7-0 Granada

Serie A 2023-24

Genoa 2-0 Bologna


Rafael Nadal not “100%” sure about playing French Open one final time this year

Rafael Nadal talked about not being “100%” sure about playing the French Open one final time this year after he previously expected to retire at the end of this season. The 37-year-old addressed the speculation around his final French Open appearance and said, “In some way I don't want to close 100% the door. Physically I feel better, I am improving in different ways and I have less limitations than three or four weeks ago. I have given myself the chance to play Roland Garros - maybe one more time, maybe not.”

Naomi Osaka hopes to transfer lessons from motherhood into French Open success

Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, spoke about learning many lessons from motherhood before hoping for it to transfer into French Open success. When Osaka was asked if patience, resilience, and adaptability of being a mother helped her to become a good clay-court player, she said, “That's a funny question, but I do think mums do have to be all of those things. There are people that are naturally like that anyway. But for me, I am learning a lot of lessons through motherhood, and I hope that I can remember to apply them on the tennis court.”


Charles Leclerc miles ahead of field at Monaco GP, says Max Verstappen

After the FP2 session at the Monaco GP, the F1 world champion, Max Verstappen, said that his Ferrari opponent Charles Leclerc is miles ahead of the rest of the field.  At his home race, Leclerc set the pace in the FP2 session, finishing 0.188 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. In comparison, Fernando Alonso of the Aston Martin was 0.475 seconds behind the leader, and Max Verstappen ended the day in fourth place.


Police Officer gets disciplined for not activating body-worn camera while arresting Scottie Scheffler

The police officer Bryan Gillis, who arrested the world number one golfer Scottie Scheffler during the US PGA Championship, has been disciplined for not activating a body-worn camera. Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel addressed the matter and said, “This corrective action has been noted on a performance observation form which is in line with our disciplinary protocol and practices," said Gwinn-Villaroel. We respect the judicial process and we will allow the courts to proceed accordingly.”