Granada 1-4 Real Madrid: Visitors shrug off off-the-field problems to keep heat on leaders Atletico

Granada 1-4 Real Madrid: Visitors shrug off off-the-field problems to keep the heat on leaders Atletico Madrid as quickfire double from Alvaro Odriozola and Karim Benzema seals emphatic victory

Real Madrid held their nerve despite speculation over the future of Zinedine Zidane and Marcelo being dropped following a bust-up to keep the pressure on LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid.  

First-half strikes from Luka Modric and Rodrygo put the visitors in control, and even when Jorge Molina halved the deficit on 71 minutes they rarely looked troubled.

Substitute Alvaro Odriozola restored Real’s two-goal advantage after 75 minutes and less than 60 seconds later Karim Benzema made it four after latching onto an error from Granada keeper Rui Silva.

Real moved into second place on 78 points, two behind leaders Atletico Madrid with two games left to play.

Real travel to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday while Atleti host Osasuna on the same day, with all matches kicking off simultaneously.

Should Real fail to beat Bilbao, Atletico will be champions if they overcome Osasuna.

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Dixons name to go after 84 years in major overhaul by parent company

Dixons name to go after 84 years: Overhaul by parent company will also spell the end for Carphone Warehouse and PC World brands

The Dixons name will disappear after 84 years after a major overhaul by its parent company.

FTSE 250 electricals retailer Dixons Carphone revealed plans to rename all its UK and Ireland shops as Currys.

In all 300 stores – incorporating Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Team Knowhow – will be re-branded by October.

Rebrand: FTSE 250 electricals retailer Dixons Carphone revealed plans to rename all its UK and Ireland shops as Currys

Dixons Carphone will change its name to Currys on the London stock market following the group’s annual shareholder meeting in September, and a Currys website will be launched.

The move, which will also spell the end for PC World and the Carphone Warehouse names, is part of a plan to turn the chain into a one-stop shop for technology needs.

It has already touted larger ‘3-in-1’ stores where customers can shop for household electricals, mobile telephones and computers under one roof. 

Alex Baldock, chief executive of Dixons Carphone, said the Currys re-brand decision was a ‘no-brainer’.

He said: ‘It’s the best of the old and the best of the new. Since Henry Curry first started helping everyone enjoy the amazing technology of his day – the bicycle – in 1884, Currys has been the best-known and most trusted brand in tech.

‘We’ve worked hard to become one joined-up business and becoming Currys reflects and accelerates that.’ 

He said the move will make it easier for customers, who can ‘turn to Currys for all their tech needs’, but admitted it is a ‘bitter sweet day’ for brands such as Dixons, which will disappear.

There will be no store closures as a result of the name change, which forms part of a £190million investment to revamp stores, and push online.

The Dixons name – which dates back to 1937 when Charles Kalms opened the first Dixons photo studio in Southend – was ditched on the High Street in 2006.

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Unite leadership hopeful accused of racism after calling for Home Secretary leave the country 

Union hopeful in ‘deport Priti Patel’ row: Unite leadership hopeful is accused of racism after calling for Home Secretary to be kicked out of the country

A leadership candidate for one of Britain’s biggest trade unions was accused of racism last night after he called for Priti Patel to be deported.

Howard Beckett is running to succeed Len McCluskey as general secretary of Unite.

In a message posted on Twitter yesterday, he called for the Home Secretary, Britain’s most senior ethnic minority politician, to be kicked out.

The tweet, in response to an attempt to deport two asylum seekers in Glasgow, read: ‘Priti Patel should be deported, not refugees. She can go along with anyone else who supports institutional racism. She is disgusting.’

Howard Beckett (centre) is running to succeed Len McCluskey as general secretary of Unite

It prompted an immediate backlash, with social media users telling Mr Beckett it was ‘racist’ and warning that his remark ‘sounded like the BNP’. 

Gurinder Singh Josan, a member of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee who is also a Unite member, tweeted: ‘Howard showing his true colours? I totally disagree on pretty much everything with Priti Patel but this is simply dog whistle racism against a woman of colour. Delete this now!’

Mr Beckett initially refused to back down, arguing that his tweet was ‘about society being able to do without anyone who promotes racism’. However, he removed it last night, writing: ‘I’m very sorry for my earlier tweet. I was angry to see Muslim refugees being deported on the morning of Eid Al Fitr.’

Miss Patel was born in London after her parents came to Britain from Uganda in the 1960s. Mr Beckett is the closest lieutenant to the outgoing Mr McCluskey and is currently assistant general secretary.

The row came after demonstrators in Glasgow prevented Border Force officials from detaining two Indian nationals

The row came after demonstrators in Glasgow prevented Border Force officials from detaining two Indian nationals 

The row came after demonstrators in Glasgow prevented Border Force officials from detaining two Indian nationals yesterday. 

The men, suspected of ‘immigration offences’, were released after hundreds of protesters surrounded the van in which they were being held in a day-long stand-off.

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China travel curbs take toll on Prudential

China travel curbs take toll on Prudential with sales of its policies in Hong Kong down 48%

Border lockdowns  have caused Prudential’s Hong Kong business to suffer

Travel restrictions between Hong Kong and mainland China marred a strong set of results for Prudential in the first three months of 2021.

The Asia-focused pensions and life insurer said sales of its policies in Hong Kong were down 48 per cent in the first quarter, as borders with the mainland remained closed.

Though Prudential has a business in China, many customers in the country often fly to Hong Kong to buy products such as life insurance, health cover and pregnancy cover as the quality of healthcare and financial services is perceived to be better. 

But as the border lockdowns caused Prudential’s Hong Kong business to suffer, its sales in China soared by 83 per cent.

Indonesia was the only other region where Pru saw its sales fall, by 14 per cent. 

Malaysia, Singapore and the markets in Africa where the company is trying to expand its presence all saw strong growth.

Overall, sales of Prudential policies were up 17 per cent to £850million. 

The firm, which hived off its UK operations into M&G two years ago, is still considering whether to raise £1.8billion to £2.1billion from investors as it sells its US business Jackson.

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Sky pundits come to blows over decision to overturn Liverpool penalty

Sky pundits come to blows over decision to overturn Liverpool penalty as Graeme Souness insists Eric Bailly DID foul Nat Phillips… but Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp say Anthony Taylor was right to overturn his initial decision and rule spot-kick out

  • Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness came to blows over a penalty decision 
  • Liverpool had a spot kick overturned after Eric Bailly collided with Nat Phillips 
  • The Ivorian appeared to make contact with the ball before fouling the defender
  • Souness and Roy Keane judged that Liverpool ought to have had the spot kick
  • Redknapp insisted that the VAR decision was correct on Thursday evening 

Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp were torn over Liverpool’s overturned penalty against Manchester United, with the Sky Sports pundits coming to blows over the decision at Old Trafford.

Anthony Taylor awarded Jurgen Klopp’s side the spot kick in the first half after Eric Bailly appeared to make contact with defender Nat Phillips in his own penalty area.

However, the referee was advised to consult the pitchside monitor, with the Ivorian appearing to make contact with the ball before clattering into the Liverpool player. 

Redknapp insisted that Anthony Taylor was correct to overturn his decision

Graeme Souness (L) and Jamie Redknapp (R) clashed over Liverpool’s overturned penalty

Taylor subsequently overturned the decision before Liverpool struck twice before the break to take a crucial lead into the interval at Old Trafford.

And Sky Sports pundits Souness and Redknapp were divided over the penalty decision, with Keane concurring with the Scotsman that United were fortunate to see the decision overturned. 

‘I thought it was a penalty,’ Souness insisted. ‘When we all played the rule was you got the ball first and that meant it wasn’t a penalty. 

‘But now you can get the ball first and they talk about momentum carrying you forward and endangering the opposition. 

Eric Bailly appeared to foul Nat Phillips, leading to Anthony Taylor awarding the penalty

Eric Bailly appeared to foul Nat Phillips, leading to Anthony Taylor awarding the penalty

However, VAR advised Taylor to review the decision and he overturned the spot kick call

However, VAR advised Taylor to review the decision and he overturned the spot kick call

‘I think it qualifies in both the rules and for me it is a penalty in the modern game.’

‘No penalty, Graeme Souness has gone soft,’ Redknapp responded. 

‘I don’t think it is a penalty. He gets the ball. When you clear the ball there’s always going to be some kind of connection with a player, we have seen it before…’

‘They give a foul for that today,’ Souness interjected.

Redknapp countered: ‘But there has been a couple that have been rescinded as well lately, Balbuena happened.’ To which Souness responded: ‘And a lot more have been given.’

Souness insisted that the incident was a penalty in the modern game, but Redknapp disagreed

Souness insisted that the incident was a penalty in the modern game, but Redknapp disagreed

Former United captain Roy Keane sided with Souness and felt the incident was a penalty

Former United captain Roy Keane sided with Souness and felt the incident was a penalty

Redknapp adamantly responded: ‘I don’t think that is a penalty, he clears the ball Graeme. And there is a slight collision…

‘And that’s the bit that makes it a penalty,’ the Scot quipped.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane intervened, and took the side of Souness.

‘I think it is a penalty. Okay he gets the ball but what happens afterwards,’ the Irishman said.

Liverpool did not allow the overturned decision to affect their game, however, as Diogo Jota levelled the scores before Roberto Firmino strikes either side of the break gave Klopp’s side a healthy lead. 

Marcus Rashford struck with 20 minutes remaining to keep the game alive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. 

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Jessica Alba celebrates Honest Company’s IPO with husband Cash Warren in Miami

Jessica Alba treated herself to some fun in the sun in Miami over the weekend as she celebrated her Honest company’s IPO last week. 

The actress-cum-businesswoman and husband Cash Warren were seen in these exclusive DailyMail.com photos relaxing at a luxury beachfront resort during their mini getaway.

The couple were spotted making the most out of the sunshine, with daily trips to the beach, sunbathing by the hotel’s VIP cabanas and playing football in the water.  

Then at night they hit the town for a fancy dinner and dancing at a 24-hour nightclub. 

Alba, who just turned 40 last month, showed off her stunning figure as she frolicked in the waves during a game of catch with Warren and a male friend on Saturday.      

Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren jetted off to Miami for the weekend to celebrate the success of her company Honest’s IPO 

The 40-year-old actress and her beau were spotted having some fun in the sun at a luxury beachfront resort

The 40-year-old actress and her beau were spotted having some fun in the sun at a luxury beachfront resort 

Alba appeared to be all smiles as she frolicked in the waves and played football with her hubby and a male friend

Alba appeared to be all smiles as she frolicked in the waves and played football with her hubby and a male friend 

During one beach outing, she was seen sporting a black bandeau bikini and aviator sunglasses

Jessica Alba goes for a swim

During one beach outing, she was seen sporting a black bandeau bikini and aviator sunglasses 

Alba and Warren were later seen stepping out in Miami's Design District, where they splurged on dinner at ZZ's Club, an exclusive sushi bar

Alba and Warren were later seen stepping out in Miami’s Design District, where they splurged on dinner at ZZ’s Club, an exclusive sushi bar 

She was then seen stepping out in Miami’s Design District for dinner at exclusive sushi bar, ZZ’s Club. The Hollywood star was photographed arriving with her husband in a Mercedes Sprinter. 

Alba kept it casual but trendy, sporting a satin green top that she matched with a geometric patterned skirt and draped a denim jacket over her shoulders.   

And on Sunday, while most people were celebrating Mother’s Day, Alba instead capped off the weekend by hitting up E11EVEN, a 24-hour nightclub with exotic dancers, according to Page Six. 

Sources told the gossip site Alba and Warren were joined by a group of friends at VIP booth where they seen taking tequila shots. The couple were finally seen leaving the venue around 4am. 

The celebration comes just days after Alba had been in New York City where her consumer goods brand, Honest, made its stock market debut, during which it was valued at nearly $2billion. 

Its stock, trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol ‘HNST,’ rose 7 per cent to close at $23. 

Beach chic: It appeared the couple was eager to make the most out of the sunshine, swimming everyday and playing catch in the water

Beach chic: It appeared the couple was eager to make the most out of the sunshine, swimming everyday and playing catch in the water 

Alba, who just turned 40 last month, showed off her stunning physique in a green, floral patterned bikini

She was seen wearing a head scarf with a matching pattern

Alba, who just turned 40 last month, showed off her stunning physique in a green, floral patterned bikini that matched her headscarf  

Beach babe: Alba took to the waves where she and husband tossed an orange football between the two of them

Beach babe: Alba took to the waves where she and husband tossed an orange football between the two of them 

Warren, who has been married to Alba since 2008, also appeared to be in great shape. He wore a baseball cap and sunglasses and he played football with his wife in the water

Warren, who has been married to Alba since 2008, also appeared to be in great shape. He wore a baseball cap and sunglasses and he played football with his wife in the water

Go long: The Hollywood couple were seen indulging just days after Alba's consumer goods company, Honest, made its stock market debut

Go long: The Hollywood couple were seen indulging just days after Alba’s consumer goods company, Honest, made its stock market debut 

The pair appeared playful, energetic and carefree during their weekend getaway

The pair appeared playful, energetic and carefree during their weekend getaway

After an afternoon of swimming and water football, Alba was seen relaxing and basking in the sun at the hotel's VIP cabanas

After an afternoon of swimming and water football, Alba was seen relaxing and basking in the sun at the hotel’s VIP cabanas 

No children here! Alba and Warren's two daughters and son did not appear to have joined their parents on their mini getaway

No children here! Alba and Warren’s two daughters and son did not appear to have joined their parents on their mini getaway

The actress stopped by The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday where she spoke to the actress about taking her company public. 

‘I just I feel like this is the beginning of our next chapter and I’m just with my kids and my husband, it’s been such a journey getting to this point and I’m just thrilled,’ Alba said. 

Asked by Barrymore whether she ever envisioned being a successful business owner as a child, Alba said: ‘No, I mean I had this idea to create this company because it just made sense that people shouldn’t have to choose between what works and what’s good for them.

‘And putting people’s health and wellness and thinking about the planet and sustainability, and then also like diversity and inclusion and representation. 

‘And all of those values to me is really I think why we’ve been able to take the business to this point.’ 

Alba opted for a more, low-key look during one beach day, sporting a white string bikini top and black spandex shorts

Alba opted for a more, low-key look during one beach day, sporting a white string bikini top and black spandex shorts 

Lovebirds: The Honest Company founder at one point was seen canoodling with her husband on the surf. Alba married Cash in 2008 after they first met on the set of her 2005 superhero film Fantastic Four

Lovebirds: The Honest Company founder at one point was seen canoodling with her husband on the surf. Alba married Cash in 2008 after they first met on the set of her 2005 superhero film Fantastic Four

Warren, pictured playing football in the water, is the son of actor Michael Warren. The couple married in 2008 and have three children

Warren, pictured playing football in the water, is the son of actor Michael Warren. The couple married in 2008 and have three children

Happy: The businesswoman, who launched The Honest Company in 2011, appeared in good spirits just days after its IPO

Happy: The businesswoman, who launched The Honest Company in 2011, appeared in good spirits just days after its IPO 

After a day of swimming and sunbathing, Alba was seen leaving the sand wearing a sheer white kaftan, black sun hat and sunglasses

After a day of swimming and sunbathing, Alba was seen leaving the sand wearing a sheer white kaftan, black sun hat and sunglasses

The Honest Company was valued at $2.1billion after going public on the stock market last Wednesday. 

‘This is an incredible jump off into building a company that I hope will be around for 100-plus years,’ Alba said in an interview Wednesday.

‘Our growth, fueled by being public, will enable us to drive more product innovation and consumer accessibility,’ added Alba, known for her acting roles in the film Fantastic Four and TV series Dark Angel.

Honest’s offerings include eco-friendly baby products, vitamins, sunscreen lotions and sanitizers that are sold online and through partnerships with brick-and-mortar stores including Costco and Target.

Co-founded in 2011 by Alba, Honest is backed by investment firms Lightspeed, Fidelity and General Catalyst, among others.

Alba stepped down as chair of the board but remains a director of the board and is also the company’s chief creative officer.   

The company’s IPO comes weeks after Alba celebrated her 40th birthday with a small party at her office in California.  

Gone public: The actress is pictured with Honest Company CEO Nick Vlahos and Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq during The Honest Company's IPO on Wednesday

Gone public: The actress is pictured with Honest Company CEO Nick Vlahos and Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq during The Honest Company’s IPO on Wednesday

Jessica Alba says she's 'thrilled' about her company The Honest Company going public and being valued at around $2 billion this week

Jessica Alba says she’s ‘thrilled’ about her company The Honest Company going public and being valued at around $2 billion this week

In videos shared on Instagram, the actress was then seen emerging from the building with friends, all of whom wore masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The birthday celebration appeared to be a work party, as neither her husband Cash Warren nor their three children appeared to be present.

The Honest Company founder married Cash in 2008 after they first met on the set of her 2005 superhero film Fantastic Four.

The couple welcomed their daughters Honor, 12, and Haven, nine, in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and three-year-old Hayes arrived in 2017.

Jessica and Cash have another celebration coming up, as they’ll mark their 13th wedding anniversary on May 19.

Growing family: The couple welcomed their daughters Honor, 12, and Haven, nine, in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and three-year-old Hayes arrived in 2017

Growing family: The couple welcomed their daughters Honor, 12, and Haven, nine, in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and three-year-old Hayes arrived in 2017

Ben Chilwell succeeded in winning Thomas Tuchel’s trust at Chelsea and now faces old club Leicester

Ben Chilwell’s itinerary for the coming weeks includes a trip to Porto for the Champions League final against Manchester City followed by hopefully quite a few nights at Wembley playing for England at Euro 2020.

But none of those stellar occasions will make him quite as nervous as facing former club Leicester City in this Saturday’s FA Cup final.

‘The FA Cup against Leicester is the big one for me. To play against them in the final… there has not been a game in my career that I’ve wanted to win more,’ he told MOTDx this week.

Ben Chilwell has enjoyed an impressive first season in Chelsea colours and could end it by winning both the FA Cup and the Champions League this month

It was Frank Lampard who brought Chilwell in  from Leicester last summer in a £50m deal

It was Frank Lampard who brought Chilwell in  from Leicester last summer in a £50m deal

There were concerns over his place at first but Chilwell has won the trust of Thomas Tuchel

There were concerns over his place at first but Chilwell has won the trust of Thomas Tuchel 

Not enough time has passed since Chilwell’s £50million move from Leicester to Chelsea last August for it to be any other way.

The left-back is still close to his former team-mates and he admitted that losing to them at the King Power Stadium back in January was the low point of his Chelsea career so far.

That 2-0 defeat proved to be Frank Lampard’s final Premier League match in the Chelsea job.

Chilwell had been Lampard’s undisputed first-choice at left-back – unsurprising given he signed him – but for a short time when Thomas Tuchel came in, that looked in doubt.

The German manager wanted to give everyone a clean slate and that offers Marcos Alonso, frozen out by Lampard, a route back into the team.

By Chilwell’s own admission, Alonso was far better suited to playing as a wing-back in a defensive five.

Tuchel restored Marcos Alonso to the Chelsea side at first, favouring five at the back

Tuchel restored Marcos Alonso to the Chelsea side at first, favouring five at the back

But Chilwell has regained his place on the left, featuring in all of Chelsea's important games

But Chilwell has regained his place on the left, featuring in all of Chelsea’s important games

‘I’ve not really played in a back five before. I played the first game when he [Tuchel] came in against Wolves, didn’t have my best game, wasn’t really sure on positioning, where I was meant to be,’ he told Soccer AM this week.

‘So when I came out the team I just took it as an opportunity to learn in training. Learn off Marcos, what he is doing in games. Ask the manager questions, what he thinks I can do to improve my play.

‘It just gave me that little extra push to give that little bit more to show him you should be playing.

‘And when you get your opportunity to play, make sure you take it.’

It soon became apparent to Tuchel that Chilwell could do the business as a wing-back and he has been preferred in every game of any note since.

Tuchel thanks Chilwell after he scored the second goal in Chelsea's first leg win over Porto

Tuchel thanks Chilwell after he scored the second goal in Chelsea’s first leg win over Porto 

He also completed both legs of the Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid

He also completed both legs of the Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid

Chelsea fixtures 

May 15 Leicester City (Wembley)

FA Cup final

May 18 Leicester City (H)

May 23 Aston Villa (A)

May 29 Manchester City (Porto)

Champions League final

He played in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Porto and the semi-final with Real Madrid, against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, and in big league games with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. First choice again, beyond all doubt.

So while there have been murmurings that Tuchel was so annoyed with his team’s performance in the 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Wednesday, chances are Chilwell will line up against his old club at Wembley.

Chilwell joined Leicester’s academy at the age of 12 and they gave him the perfect grounding in the game.

It was Claudio Ranieri that handed the teenager his first-team debut in a League Cup match during the 2015-16 title-winning season that propelled him and his team into immortality.

He was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2016 but instead penned a new five-year contract with Leicester. 

Chilwell pictured with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers following a match last season

Chilwell pictured with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers following a match last season

Chilwell scored a stunning goal for Leicester away to Watford shortly after the restart last year

Chilwell scored a stunning goal for Leicester away to Watford shortly after the restart last year

When Chilwell caught the eye on his Premier League debut against Everton in December 2016 he was a rare bright point in a season in which the reigning champions flirted with relegation.

Gradually, he displaced Christian Fuchs from the left-back position and would go from strength to strength in the three subsequent seasons.

His crossing developed during that time and the assists started to flow. His finishing, too, not least with the left-footed rocket he scored at Watford just after lockdown last season.

Such moments convinced Chelsea to make another swoop on Leicester and Chilwell duly followed N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater in treading the path from the East Midlands to Stamford Bridge.

Chilwell (left) slides in to celebrate with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic against Real

Chilwell (left) slides in to celebrate with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic against Real

An awful lot has happened in the meantime but Chilwell has enjoyed a fine season and it could yet conclude with the first two medals of his career.

Not that Leicester are exactly struggling without him. They sit above Chelsea in the Premier League table following another positive campaign under Brendan Rodgers and will be doing their utmost to win the FA Cup for the first time.

The emergence of James Justin and then 19-year-old Luke Thomas in Chilwell’s old position has shown yet again Leicester’s ability to move on following big name departures.

But Chilwell has undoubtedly taken a step up and delivered the goods. He could be set for one hell of a summer.

Pregnant Caroline Wozniacki shows off her baby bump in revealing new Instagram post

‘Bumpin’ along!’: Caroline Wozniacki proudly showcases her growing pregnancy belly in new selfie

Caroline Wozniacki is in the home stretch of her first pregnancy with husband David Lee.

The 30-year-old former tennis champion showcased her growing baby bump in a revealing Instagram snap on Thursday. 

‘Bumpin’ along,’ she captioned the post, which featured a photo of the expectant star in a yellow bra and high-waisted blue leggings.

Bumpin’ along! Caroline Wozniacki, 30, showcased her growing baby bump in a revealing Instagram snap on Thursday

The athlete turned to the side for the bathroom selfie to show a full glimpse at her expanding tummy. 

She skipped the makeup for the photo and pulled her blonde locks back into a relaxed ponytail.

Caroline appeared to be enjoying the final weeks of her pregnancy, as the couple are expecting their first child next month.

The pair first announced the baby news in February with a social media post.

Expecting: Caroline appeared to be enjoying the final weeks of her pregnancy, as she and husband David Lee are expecting their first child next month; they are seen here in 2019

Expecting: Caroline appeared to be enjoying the final weeks of her pregnancy, as she and husband David Lee are expecting their first child next month; they are seen here in 2019

Heartwarming: The pair first announced the baby news in February with a social media post.

Heartwarming: The pair first announced the baby news in February with a social media post.

Post: The retired tennis champion, who married David in 2019, wrote: 'We can¿t wait to welcome our baby girl in June!'

Post: The retired tennis champion, who married David in 2019, wrote: ‘We can’t wait to welcome our baby girl in June!’

She shared a photo of a framed black and white print reading: ‘Baby girl coming June 2021’ along with a sonogram of her daughter. 

The sports star, who married the former professional basketball player in June 2019, wrote: ‘We can’t wait to welcome our baby girl in June!’  

The retired pro revealed she was in a relationship with the NBA champion on Valentine’s Day 2017 and the couple announced their engagement that November. 

The couple tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy in front of 120 family and friends, with Caroline’s longtime friend Serena Williams serving as bridesmaid.

Love: The retired pro revealed she was in a relationship with the NBA champion on Valentine's Day 2017 and the couple announced their engagement that November; the couple were photographed in 2020

Love: The retired pro revealed she was in a relationship with the NBA champion on Valentine’s Day 2017 and the couple announced their engagement that November; the couple were photographed in 2020

Caroline and David were inundated with congratulations from her social media followers after she made the announcement.

Among those who wished the couple well were model Devon Windsor and tennis players Laura Robson and Agnieszka Radwanska.

Caroline’s pregnancy announcement came shortly after she and David listed their luxurious Florida condominium for $17.5 million.

The pair bought the five-bedroom Fisher Island condo for $13.5 million in 2018 from the developer. 

Marriage story: The couple tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy in front of 120 family and friends, with Caroline's longtime friend Serena Williams serving as bridesmaid

Marriage story: The couple tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy in front of 120 family and friends, with Caroline’s longtime friend Serena Williams serving as bridesmaid

Despite the couple set to become parents this summer, their real estate agent said the couple are selling their abode out of a desire to downsize.

‘They are staying on Fisher. They just didn’t need as big of a unit,’ Jill Hertzberg told the Miami Herald.  

The Danish athlete retired from her tennis career to focus on starting a family with David. 

She announced her retirement in January 2020, writing on Instagram: ‘I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done.’

‘Getting married to David was one of those goals and starting a family with him while continuing to travel the world and helping raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis (project upcoming) are all passions of mine moving forward,’ she added.

Retired: The Danish athlete retired from her tennis career to focus on starting a family with David; the pair are seen in 2020

Retired: The Danish athlete retired from her tennis career to focus on starting a family with David; the pair are seen in 2020

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Dina Asher-Smith puts down Olympic marker with comfortable 200m victory in Italy

World champion Dina Asher-Smith puts down Olympic marker with comfortable 200m victory in first outdoor race of the season in Italy

  • The world champion dominated the low-key meet in Savona on Thursday
  • She crossed in 22.56sec, well ahead of British team-mate Beth Dobbin
  • Asher-Smith had not raced since the 2019 world championships in Doha

Dina Asher-Smith stepped up her Olympic preparations with a comfortable 200m win in her first competitive outdoor race since 2019 in Italy on Thursday night.

The world champion dominated the low-key meet in Savona and crossed in 22.56sec, well ahead of British team-mate Beth Dobbin, who was second in 23.06sec.

Barring four club runs at her home track in Bromley in 2020 and two indoor meets earlier this year, Asher-Smith had not raced since the 2019 world championships in Doha. 

Asher-Smith blitzed her way to victory in her first outdoor race of the season on Thursday

She easily took the lead inside 20m on the Italian coast and was smooth around the bend as she pulled away to a straightforward win.

The Brit will face a far stiffer challenge in her next outing, when she takes on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson Herah and Sha’Carri Richardson in a world-class 100m field at the Gateshead Diamond League meet on May 23. 

That will offer major clues around her condition and form going into the Tokyo Olympics.

Andrew Pozzi won the 110m hurdles in 13.42sec. 

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Manchester United fans protest against the Glazers again before Liverpool game

Tensions threatened to boil over again outside Old Trafford after Manchester United fans gathered once more to protest the Glazer ownership ahead of their rescheduled match with Liverpool.  

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Old Trafford after their May 2 clash was postponed after fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before kick-off.

United have bolstered security presence ahead of tonight’s fixture, due to kick off at 8.15pm BST, with dozens of security staff and Greater Manchester Police officers seen preparing additional barriers outside Old Trafford.

Supporters have flocked to United’s ground in their masses to voice their grumblings with the club’s American billionaire owners, letting off yellow and green flares while displaying anti-Glazer banners. 

Tensions threatened to boil over at Old Trafford as Man United fans gathered in protest again

Anti-Glazer protesters have congregated to voice their grumblings over the Glazer ownership

Anti-Glazer protesters have congregated to voice their grumblings over the Glazer ownership

United fans are desperate for their billionaire owners to sell up after years of steady decline 

United’s pre-match preparations have been altered in anticipation of further protests

United have bolstered police and security presence as a result of the chaos earlier this month

United have bolstered police and security presence as a result of the chaos earlier this month

There had been concerns over a delay to tonight’s kick off after images circulating on social media showed a vehicle believed to be an official Liverpool bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester.

The Athletic reporter Daniel Taylor said that the tyres of the bus had been slashed and police were swiftly on the scene to ensure that the vehicle could move on.

However, Klopp’s squad appear to not have been on that bus, with his side seen arriving at Old Trafford in a black coach at roughly 7pm, an hour and 15 minutes before kick off. 

Ahead of the rearranged date tonight, security staff took every precaution in formulating a plan well in advance to prevent a repeat protest from fans. 

A Liverpool bus was reportedly blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of United game

A Liverpool bus was reportedly blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of United game

Images on social media showed an official bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester

Images on social media showed an official bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester

Police swiftly set about getting the bus moving in a bid to avoid a repeat of the chaos on May 2

Police swiftly set about getting the bus moving in a bid to avoid a repeat of the chaos on May 2 

United stars also altered their normal routine as they drove themselves into Old Trafford in the early afternoon to beat fans to the stadium, having found themselves barricaded in the Lowry Hotel when chaos dominated the build-up to the original meeting. 

‘Nothing different for us, the most important thing for us now is to focus on the game,’ United star Bruno Fernandes told Sky Sports from inside Old Trafford. 

Thursday’s protests are understood to be ‘calm and peaceful’, according to Sky Sports, with large swathes of fans gathering in their masses to let off yellow and green flares while displaying anti-Glazer banners. 

Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday that United mounted a top-secret operation to stop anti-Glazer protesters from disrupting their plans for Thursday’s re-arranged clash with Liverpool.

Liverpool arrived at Old Trafford in a black coach, different to the coach that had been blocked

Liverpool arrived at Old Trafford in a black coach, different to the coach that had been blocked

German coach Jurgen Klopp departs the team bus as the squad arrived at Old Trafford

German coach Jurgen Klopp departs the team bus as the squad arrived at Old Trafford

Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino gets off the team coach before the game on Thursday

Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino gets off the team coach before the game on Thursday 

United have adopted a siege mentality, with players sworn to secrecy prior to the day of the game over their preparations and staff were given information on a need-to-know basis to avoid leaks and limit the security threat.

The club are trying to prevent a repeat of the scenes that caused the fixture to be postponed 11 days ago when protesters blocked the team from leaving the Lowry Hotel and hundreds more clashed with police at Old Trafford.

Last week, the departure time from Carrington for the Europa League semi-final against Roma in Italy was kept under wraps until the last minute amid rumours that fans might try to sabotage the team bus en route to Manchester Airport.

The players stayed at home before Tuesday’s game against Leicester and were only told on Monday night to meet at the training ground before travelling to the stadium.

Players arrived at the ground this afternoon in a bid to avoid delays seen earlier this month

Players arrived at the ground this afternoon in a bid to avoid delays seen earlier this month 

Security has been bolstered ahead of tonight's top flight game with added police presence

Security has been bolstered ahead of tonight’s top flight game with added police presence 

Sportsmail understands plans changed again ahead of Thursday night’s game against Liverpool. There was visibly tighter security to prevent further disturbances after it became the first Premier League fixture to be called off due to a protest.

United showed off a heavy police presence for the home game against Leicester on Tuesday, the first match at Old Trafford since the Liverpool postponement.

A 10ft high red wall was erected at the south-east corner of the stadium – where protesters twice broke in and got onto the pitch – as well the north forecourt in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.

Additional steel barriers were also put in place as part of the heightened security operation.

Having prepared for a peaceful protest last time out which then descended into violence, the club are now trying to ensure that their three remaining home games of the season go ahead safely.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for calm following the ugly scenes at the start of the month, asking fans to keep the peace if they are to protest and make their voices heard once again.

The United boss said: ‘Security measures are being looked at, of course, and I hope that we can keep the protests – if there are protests – down to loud voices, nothing violent.

‘We want to listen. The players want to play the game.

‘We play Liverpool. Of course we want to beat Liverpool, we want to beat Leicester. So, we’re going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we’re doing on the pitch.’