There were a lot of major developments in the sporting world over the last 24 hours. The footballing world saw a landmark moment as England Women’s captain Leah Williamson will be interacting with the United Nations regarding the refugee crisis in Syria. While female Spanish players continue their strike against the national team.
While the NFL saw the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes restructure his historic deal. Whereas in Moto GP, Stefan Bradl was announced as the replacement for Honda’s Alex Rins at the MotoGP India. Similarly, a lot more happened across various sports disciplines and in this sports wrap, we will talk about all of it. Do read to know what.
Nottingham Forest and Burnley settled for a dramatic 1-1 draw at the City Ground. Vincent Kompany’s men opened the scoring with a 41st-minute strike by 22-year-old Zeki Amdouni. But in the second half, Chelsea Loanee Callum Hudson-Odoi levelled the scores for Forest with worldie in the 61st minute from a Taiwo Awoniyi assist.
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Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC suffered an embarrassing defeat in their AFC Champions League Group D fixture against Nassaji Mazandaran FC. Iranian left-back Ehsan Hosseini opened the scoring in the 34th minute before forward Mohammad Reza Azadi sealed the game with a goal in the 62nd minute.
Neymar Jr. led Al-Hilal also had a disappointing result as the Saudi Pro League side settled for a 1-1 draw against Navbahor Namangan. The Uzbek club took the lead in the 52nd minute thanks to a Toma Tabatadze strike. But Al-Hilal salvaged a point with a late-extra-time goal by Ali Al-Boleahi.
Jenni Hermoso slammed coach Montse Tome's decision to drop her from the Nations League squad for games against Sweden and Switzerland. Hermoso was involved in a controversy after ex-Spanish FA President Luis Rubliaes kissed her after La Roja’s Women’s World Cup win in Australia. After the controversy, Hermoso wasn’t included in the squad and Tome justified it by stating he wanted to ‘protect’ the 33-year-old after the controversy.
Leah Williamson to speak at UN about Syrian refugees
Leah Williamson will become the first female English footballer to address the United Nations at the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Summit in New York. Williamson will throw light on the Syrian refugee crisis. Speaking about this opportunity and the platform created by sports, the Arsenal star said, “Sport has the power to change lives – but it’s still not a level playing field for so many girls around the world. Football definitely changed my life. After visiting the Za’atari refugee camp, I’ve seen first-hand how our football programme, Coaching for Life, is helping the girls in the camp cope better with the challenges they face."
Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes agree to restructure deal with big pay raise: Reports
Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes is set to restructure his massive 10-year, $450 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs agreed to renegotiate with the reigning league MVP which gives him a big pay boost over the next four seasons. Mahomes will be earning $56.85 million this season, $44.5 million next season, $50 million in 2025 and $56.76 million for the 2026 season.
Nick Chubb suffers another severe knee injury, likely to miss 2023-24 NFL season
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered a horrific knee injury in a 26-22 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chubb was tackled by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the second quarter of Monday's game which left his left knee inwarded, NFL. Chubb immediately grabbed his leg in pain and the medical staff ran onto the field. With this injury, Chubb is set to miss the remainder of the 2023-24 NFL season.
Rhea Ripley, the current Women’s World Champion, believes that Damian Priest, her fellow Judgement Day stablemate, is ready to take the spot of Roman Reigns in WWE, during her recent interview. The Australian WWE superstar talked about how much she knows the Archer of Infamy from her days at the NXT and then, in the main roster, while stating that the sky is the limit for him.
Victor Wembanyama eyeing gold medal with France at Paris Olympics
San Antonio Spurs' number one draft pick Victor Wembanyama expressed hopes of winning a gold medal at the Paris Olympics in 2024. “Performing well at the Olympics would be a great story,” Wembanyama told French media. “I’ll be present at the Olympics, and there’s no other goal than gold.” Wembanyama also talked about France’s poor World Cup performance as he said, “The World Cup was very disappointing. But I have no judgment to make as I wasn’t there.”
Stefan Bradl will return to the MotoGP grid as a replacement for Alex Rins at the MotoGP India and Japan. The German rider, who is the official test rider for Honda, will help the LCR Honda CASTROL team in the upcoming two races while Rins continues his recovery from a broken leg. Rins suffered a double fracture of his right tibia and fibula in a crash during the Italian MotoGP at Mugello in June.