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The American private investment company 777 Partners are reportedly going to close on a deal to take full control of the Premier League club Everton. Earlier, Portugal defeated Luxembourg by 9-0 to put the entire European football on notice about how good they could be, in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024. This day also saw Novak Djokovic reportedly getting ready to join the Serbian squad for their Davis Cup campaign this month.

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


777 Partners to agree on deal for full takeover of Everton: Reports

Miami-based 777 Partners are in discussions about the full takeover of Everton with their majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri. The American private investment company, who are involved with Sevilla, Hertha Berlin, and Standard Liege, are reportedly close to agreeing on a deal with the Premier League club.

Paul Pogba never intended to break the rules, says his agent Rafael Pimenta

After Paul Pogba got provisionally suspended by NADO Italia for an anti-doping offence, the agent Rafael Pimenta talked about how his client never intended to break the rules. He was quoted as saying, “We are waiting for the results of the counter-analysis and cannot say anything until then. The only certain thing is that Paul Pogba never intended to break the rules.”

Spanish high court judge opens investigation against former RFEF President Luis Rubiales

After Jenni Hermoso filed a legal complaint against Luis Rubiales, the former President of RFEF, for kissing her on the lips during the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy presentation last month, is a subject of an open investigation launched by the Spanish high court judge. The 46-year-old, who finally resigned from his post in the governing body of football in Spain, allegedly kissed the fellow countrywoman without consent.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers

Portugal 9-0 Luxembourg

Armenia 0-1 Croatia

Latvia 0-2 Wales

Major League Soccer 2023-24

Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 Saint Louis City SC


Novak Djokovic to take part in Serbia’s Davis Cup campaign: Reports

While Carlos Alcaraz withdrew from the Davis Cup squad of Spain, Novak Djokovic, the new US Open champion is reportedly set to take part in the prestigious team tennis event for Serbia this month. Furthermore, the 36-year-old is expected to miss the first tie against South Korea on September 12, Tuesday, he could make his presence felt against Spain and Czech Republic shortly afterwards.

Ankita Raina to play in the WTA tennis tournament in Osaka, Japan

Ankita Raina, who qualified for the WTA tennis tournament in Osaka, Japan, will take on the wild card player Moyuka Uchijima in the first round on September 12, Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who has been a top player for India in singles and doubles for years, will be looking to deliver some of her best performances in the $259,303 tennis tournament this week.


AFI adds three more athletes in Team India for the Asian Games

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has added the quartermiler Prachi, sprinter Amlan Borgohain, and the 3000m steeplechaser Priti Lamba in Team India for the upcoming Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. It is unclear whether the athletics squad approved by the Sports Ministry will have some player exclusions or not, before the continent event commences later this month.


India women’s hockey team to begin their Asian Champions Trophy 2023 campaign against Thailand

Hockey India, the governing body of the sport in the country, announced the schedule of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 women’s competition, wherein Team India will begin their campaign against Thailand on October 27. This coveted hockey tournament will be played amongst six nations, including India, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, and China, at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astro Turf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.


New York Jets stun Buffalo Bills in NFL season opener

Despite missing Aaron Rodgers for most of the game due to Achilles injury, the New York Jets managed to stun the Buffalo Bills by 22-16 in the NFL season opener at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Xavier Gipson was the game winner, 58 seconds into overtime, returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown.