Austin Cindric dominates final stage, wins Drydene 200

Austin Cindric is the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver to hit three wins in 2021. After working his way through the field for much of Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, he took the lead with 51 laps to go and drove off to the victory.

Daniel Hemric and Darlington winner Justin Allgaier started on the front row while Cindric, who was involved in a final-lap wreck last week, was mired back in sixteenth. Zane Smith started at the back ninth in his first Xfinity start since 2019 as he was filling in for Justin Haley, who was out due to COVID-19 protocol.

Hemric led the first lap before Allgaier took the lead and dominated the entire first stage. The segment featured two cautions: a competition yellow on lap 22 and a lap 33 wreck between Riley Herbst and Truck Series points leader John Hunter Nemechek, … Read the rest

Liverpool could secure second major summer signing if Reds are prepared to do one thing – report

Liverpool will have to cover Florian Neuhaus’ release clause if they wish to sign the midfielder in the upcoming window.

This comes from SportBILD (via Sport Witness), who claim that the Reds would have to cough up €40m to secure the services of the rumoured target.

With Gini Wijnaldum set to part ways with the club in the summer, after talks to extend his stay at Anfield fell through, Jurgen Klopp’s men are considered likely to recruit a replacement come the season end.

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At 30-years-old, one can certainly understand why the Liverpool hierarchy may be somewhat reluctant to meet the Dutchman’s exact demands – whatever they were.

Nonetheless, considering how integral Jurgen Klopp views the role our No.5 plays, the position must be considered just as much as a priority for the … Read the rest

Club chief admits Premier League newcomers could sell two star players to Man United and Arsenal

You would hope that players will stick with a promoted team after an outstanding season in the Championship, but Norwich are turning into a yo-yo club and some of their better players have been here before.

They stormed the Championship so there will be a hope that they can take that momentum and secure survival next year, but a report from Goal has suggested that they may lose Max Aarons and Emi Buendia.

Admittedly it’s not an outcome that they are pushing for, but they indicated that the Sporting Director has admitted that both players will be allowed to go if the price is right.

Aarons has been linked with various teams but Man United need to add a new option at right back to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and it would make sense if they were a more attack-minded player to give them a different option.

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Sources: Barcelona schedule a meeting with Xavi to ‘define conditions’ over coaching role

If things are bad right now for Ronald Koeman, they could very well head in a worse direction. Barcelona had the perfect chance to grab the league title after it slipped from Atletico Madrid’s grasp, but it slipped through, putting Koeman’s Barça tenure in jeopardy.

With the Dutchman’s future in doubt, ARA have reported that Joan Laporta will open talks with Xavi as the new manager for Barcelona next season.

After moving to Al Sadd in 2015, leaving Blaugrana, Xavi enjoyed a lot of success in Qatar, adding four trophies to his incredible collection. He went on to better it after taking over as the head coach of the team, winning six trophies from the helm. While his resume is certainly impressive, there are massive doubts due to his inexperience in Europe, and the leap he will have to take to return to Barcelona.

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Romain Grosjean Takes First IndyCar Pole for GMR Grand Prix

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing rookie Romain Grosjean wheeled his way to his first NTT IndyCar Series pole position, his first in ten years of competition, and will lead the field to green for the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Team Penske‘s Josef Newgarden qualified second, and will start alongside him tomorrow afternoon.

Group 1 of Q1 saw a few strong drivers get bumped early, as Arrow McLaren SP‘s Felix Rosenqvist narrowly missed out on Q2 and will start thirteenth, his best qualifying effort of the season. Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan‘s Ed Jones finished third in the group, an impressive run for a returning Jones. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay was the fastest the group, and his lap gives the drivers eliminated in Q1 the odd-numbered positions at the back of the grid.

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Diego Simeone reportedly eyeing struggling Liverpool star as Atletico Madrid prepare for midfield clearout – report

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reportedly eyeing out-of-favour Liverpool star Naby Keita in a potential summer swoop.

This comes from Fichajes.net (via CaughtOffside), with the publication claiming that the Argentine is set to begin a midfield clearout in the upcoming window, with the Guinean thought to be an ideal target.

Since struggling in the club’s 3-1 first-leg defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, the former RB Leipzig star has found it difficult to find much in the way of minutes under Jurgen Klopp.

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Having arrived to much fanfare in 2018, the No.8 has suffered from an ongoing battle with injury, which has left many wondering when exactly his Liverpool career is due to take off.

The ex-Bundesliga man has to be considered one of the most frustrating signings – if … Read the rest

Contact made: Man United eye move for La Liga star who has a release clause of only €25m

Man United’s squad doesn’t need a radical overhaul going into next season, but it does look like a few areas need to be strengthened.

Finding a top class centre back and attacker needs to be the priority, but they could also do with another option in the centre of midfield.

Paul Pogba looks like he could stay and sign a new contract although that’s still up in the air, but the biggest problem comes if he’s out as a combination of Fred/McTominay and occasionally Nemanja Matic isn’t enough for the elite level.

It’s unlikely that big money will be spent on the position because of the needs elsewhere, so AS have reported that Getafe midfielder Mauro Arambarri has emerged as a target.

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He’s a clear star in the Getafe team and it’s suggested … Read the rest

The short and long of moving on from Gerard Pique

Barcelona has become a club notorious for treasuring and celebrating the careers of their veterans, especially the ones who fall under the label of legend. Gerard Pique has certainly earned the right to don this tag and is recognised not only for his contributions on the pitch but off it as well.  

Labelled El Presidente by Culers, Barça fans see Pique as a future club president, a conclusion drawn from the Spaniard’s constant demonstration of leadership throughout his career and the lengths the Barça legend has gone too, to protect the club’s name. 

Pique is contracted at Barcelona until 2024 and has expressed his desire to retire at the club. Unfortunately, that desire might come quicker than Spaniard might have hoped for, as this season has indicated that the 34-year-old’s playing career is coming to an end. After a campaign last season where he was so important for Barça defensively, this … Read the rest

Jack Wood making NASCAR Truck debut at COTA

GMS Racing‘s ARCA Menards Series driver Jack Wood will move up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable for two races. On Thursday, the team announced Wood will make his Truck début at Circuit of the Americas on 22 May in the #24 Chevrolet Silverado before returning the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Wood joined GMS and Drivers Edge Development, a junior driver programme run by GMS and Chevrolet, for the 2021 season. Over the previous two years, he raced in the ARCA Menards Series West and the national ARCA series for his family-owned Velocity Motorsports.

After the first four ARCA races, he is sixth in points with two top-ten finishes and most recently notched his first top five when he finished fourth at Kansas. In fifteen career ARCA West races (one of which was a combination event with the national series), he has … Read the rest

(Video) Liverpool take 2-1 lead at Old Trafford through Bobby Firmino bullet

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Liverpool have turned it around at Old Trafford, coming from 1-0 down to take a 2-1 lead in at half-time.

Diogo Jota levelled the playing field, while Roberto Firmino bagged just before the whistle to give the Reds the lead.

Liverpool picked up a free-kick in the dying moments and Trent Alexander-Arnold whipped in a delicious cross for the Brazilian.

Firmino made no mistake from close range and nodded the Reds ahead.

Take a look at the video below – via Sky Sports / beIN Sports / Canal + / ESPN, etc.

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