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Milan sign Musacchio
AC Milan have announced the signing of centre-back Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal on a four-year deal. The defender underwent a medical last week and he has now formalised his move to San Siro, with Milan believed to have paid a fee in the region of €18million. The 26-year-old started his professional career with River Plate before joining Villarreal in 2009. He made well over 200 appearances in all competitions, but will now continue his career in Serie A.
Buffon misses Juventus workout
Gianluigi Buffon was reportedly unable to train with the rest of his teammates on Monday as Juventus begin the preparations for the Champions League final against Real Madrid. However, Marca suggests that his absence from the workout was only precautionary and the veteran goalkeeper will not have any problems in captaining his side at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday night. The Italy international was rested during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Bologna as Allegri made a number of changes in his line-up ahead of Saturday's final.
Valverde appointed new Barca boss
Barcelona have confirmed Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique's departure. Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh place in La Liga and Europa League qualification. He has also managed Villarreal, Valencia, Espanyol and Olympiakos. Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win against Alaves in Enrique's final game in charge on Saturday, the ninth trophy of his three-year reign.
Tierney named in Scotland squad
Celtic defender Kieran Tierney may need surgery on the facial injury he suffered during his side's Scottish Cup final win on Saturday. The left-back was caught in the mouth by Aberdeen striker Jayden Stockley during the first half of the 2-1 triumph at Hampden Park. However, Scotland's hopes of having Tierney available to face England have improved after he was named in Gordon Strachan's revised squad for next month's showdown.
Strootman commits future to Roma
Kevin Strootman has signed a new five-year contract at Roma after helping the club finish second in Serie A. The Netherlands midfielder, 27, has recovered well following two injury-ravaged seasons and he was a key player as Roma qualified for the Champions League group stage ahead of Napoli. Strootman made 34 appearances in all competitions for Roma in 2016/17, scoring four goals.
Watford appoint Silva as manager
Watford have named former Hull boss Marco Silva as their new manager. Silva left Hull following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, and replaces Walter Mazzarri at Vicarage Road. Although the Portuguese was unable to save Hull from the drop, Silva impressed during his five months in charge of the Tigers and had been linked with vacancies at Porto and Crystal Palace. The 39-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Watford.
Unzue leaves Barcelona for Celta
Celta Vigo have appointed Juan Carlos Unzue as the club's new first team coach on a two-year deal. Unzue returns to Celta having spent the 2013/14 season at the club working as Luis Enrique's No. 2 before following the coach to Barcelona, where he's spent the past three years. Barca had considered him as a candidate to replace Luis Enrique, who leaves Camp Nou after deciding not to extend his contract, but in the end reportedly preferred Ernesto Valverde. Unzue replaces outgoing coach Eduardo Berizzo.
Joe Hart confirms Torino exit
Joe Hart has confirmed that he will not be playing for Torino next season. The England No. 1 will now return to City, where he still has a contract until 2019, with his future uncertain. Torino have already made it clear that they cannot afford to sign him permanently, while the custodian is not interested in going out on loan again, saying recently that another loan "is not the right thing for me at my age".
Emerson suffers ACL injury
Roma have announced Emerson Palmieri will require surgery after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury on the last day of the Serie A season. Defender Palmieri went down in the first half of Roma's 3-2 win over Genoa in Francesco Totti's farewell appearance for the club and left the field on a stretcher. The 22-year-old had been named in a young Italy squad by Gianpiero Ventura for an upcoming friendly against San Marino, recieving his first international call.
Mascherano out for 6 weeks
Barcelona says defender Javier Mascherano will be out of action for six weeks to recover from a right knee injury. Barcelona's season is over, but the injury will rule out Mascherano from Argentina's friendly against Brazil on June 9.
Mascherano injured his leg early in Saturday's final of the Copa del Rey, when Barcelona beat Alaves 3-1 to defend its title for a third straight season. He also cut his head during the collision with an Alaves player that produced the leg injury.
Hornqvist back for Game 1
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist will return to lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night against the Nashville Predators after missing six games with an upper-body injury. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement after the optional morning skate Monday, confirming that the 30-year-old Swede would be back and was 100 percent healthy. Hornqvist has not played since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators. He has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 13 playoff games.
NBA : Golden State Warriors : 30.5.17
Kerr will not coach Game 1
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could return to the team's bench during the NBA Finals, but it will not be for Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Kerr has missed Golden State's last 10 playoff games as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery two years ago. "I'm not ready to coach yet," Kerr told reporters on Monday. "I'm still feeling the effects." Although he ruled himself out of Game 1, Kerr left the door open to returning during the rematch of the last two NBA Finals.
James breaks Jordan's record
LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, scoring 35 points against Boston on Thursday to reach 5,995 in his career. Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday, when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals.
injuriesMLB : Los Angeles Angels : 30.5.17
Trout out 6 to 8 weeks
Los Angeles Angels star center fielder Mike Trout, a two-time American League MVP, will be sidelined six to eight weeks after a MRI exam Monday confirmed he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on Sunday at Miami. The Angels and Trout announced during the Monday night game against the Atlanta Braves that he will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
There is no question that the absence of Trout will have a major impact on a club that he has led since becoming a regular in 2012 and winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award. Trout is hitting .337 with a .461 on-base percentage, a .742 slugging percentage and a 1.203 OPS. He has 16 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 steals.
Trout sprains left thumb
Mike Trout suffered a sprained left thumb while stealing second base in the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' game at Miami on Sunday. X-rays were negative, but Trout will undergo an MRI examination on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Trout, the reigning American League MVP, was 0 for 2 when he left the game. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337.
F1 : 28.5.17
Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco
Sebastian Vettel put some serious distance between him and Lewis Hamilton in the driver's championship, after he beat teammate Kimi Raikkonen to victory in Monaco. Hamilton came in 7th after starting back in 13th.
The safety car was forced in to action with about a quarter of the race remaining after Jenson Button, deputizing for Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard drives in the Indy 500, collided with Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein, who was able to get out of his car. That gave a chance for a few of the drivers to make ground, including Hamilton, who had plenty of work to do to get back among the points after a disastrous performance in qualifying.
Raikkonen on pole, Hamilton out in Q2
Kimi Raikkonen took his first pole position since 2008 with a stunning qualifying performance at the Monaco Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel, while Lewis Hamilton dropped out in Q2. His Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third. Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo benefitted from Hamilton's absence to take fourth and fifth for Red Bull, with Carlos Sainz Jr. an impressive sixth for Toro Rosso.
Sergio Perez put his Force India seventh, followed by Haas' Romain Grosjean. Jenson Button and Vandoorne, the latter absent from Q3, completed the top 10 for McLaren-Honda, but will both take grid penalties for Sunday's race. Button will drop back 15 places from ninth, having taken on new power unit elements, while Vandoorne will lose three places, following his clash with Felipe Massa in Spain.
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