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Harry Toffolo, who breached the FA betting rules 375 times, has his ban suspended until the end of 2024-25 season, after his mental health issues came to the surface. In other football news, Nice defeated Paris Saint-Germain by 3-2 away from home, to hand them their first defeat of the season in Ligue 1. The world of tennis saw Novak Djokovic win his Davis Cup tie for Serbia to help them secure their place in the quarter-final round of the competition.

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


Harry Toffolo’s mental health plays major part in him breaching FA betting rules

As per the report from the independent regulatory commission, Harry Toffolo breaching the FA betting rules for a whopping 375 times, placing 40 bets on his own team, happened due to his deteriorating mental health in the wake of his declining football career. The Nottingham Forest defender was handed a suspended five month ban and a fine of around USD 26,000, but now his ban is suspended until the end of 2024-25 season.

Jurgen Klopp not worried about Mohamed Salah’s potential move to Saudi Arabia

After Liverpool rejected the bid of around $186 million for Mohamed Salah from Al-Ittihad, the rumours about the player leaving for the Saudi Arabian club in January are doing the rounds. When the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about the matter, he was quoted as saying, “Obviously, you can't wait until December to ask these questions. We will see what happens. Until then, I'm not worried in this moment.”

Neymar Jr provides an assist on his debut for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League

In the 65th minute of their Saudi Pro League encounter against Al-Riyadh, Neymar Jr came off the bench to make his debut for his new club Al-Hilal. He went on to provide an assist in the 83rd minute to Malcom, playing a decent role in Al-Hilal securing a 6-1 win against Al-Riyadh.

Sandesh Jhinghan, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu get added to the revised Asian Games football squad of India

With just days remaining before India plays their opening fixture in the football competition at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, the Indian Sports Ministry released a revised squad. The players like Sandesh Jhinghan and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, among others, are added to the Team India’s football squad, which will travel to China in the coming days.

Some major results in football are as under:

Bundesliga 2023-24

Bayern Munich 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Ligue 1 2023-24

Paris Saint Germain 2-3 Nice

La Liga 2023-24

Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Alaves

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Hilal 6-1 Al-Riyadh
Al-Khaleej 1-3 Al-Fateh

Formula One

Marina Bay Street Circuit gets invaded by lizards in FP1 session of Singapore F1 GP 

In a peculiar moment on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, lizards invaded the Singapore F1 GP, while the FP1 session was going on. The stewards raised yellow flags at multiple sectors on the circuit, causing the drivers to slow down their laps.


Novak Djokovic wins his men’s singles tie to secure a quarter-final place in Davis Cup for Serbia

The new US Open champion Novak Djokovic defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina by 6-3, 6-4, to grant an insurmountable 2-0 lead to Serbia in their Davis Cup tie against Spain. Earlier, Laslo Djere won against Albert Ramos-Vinolas by 6-4, 6-4 to give his country the lead in the tie, before Nikola Cacic and Miomir Kecmanovic beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Marcel Granollers by 6-4, 7-6(13) to clean sweep the tie by 3-0.

Rohan Bopanna to play his last Davis Cup match for India this weekend

One of the biggest tennis players from India, Rohan Bopanna, 43, is set to play his last Davis Cup match for India on September 16, Saturday, against Morocco. He will team up with Yuki Bhambri, to play a doubles tie against Elliot Benchetrit and Younes Lalami Laaroussi, to mark an end to his illustrious career in the prestigious team tournament.


The Rock surprises the WWE Universe with unannounced return on SmackDown

WWE SmackDown opened up with Pat McAfee, one of the most well-known personalities in the world of sports, who was quickly interrupted by his former WrestleMania opponent Austin Theory. They berated each other before The Rock showed up unannounced to the show, making his WWE return after four years, to take out Austin Theory with the exclamation point from Pat McAfee.