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In the world of football, Harry Kane spoke about how Bayern Munich won’t be giving up on chasing down the Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen after scoring a stoppage-time winner against RB Leipzig. In the realm of badminton, Pramod Bhagat of India defeated England’s Daniel Bethell in the SL3 to retain gold at the Para-Badminton World Championships.

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

Football

Harry Kane remarks Bayern Munich “will never give up” on chasing league leaders Bayer Leverkusen

After scoring a stoppage-time winner at the Allianz Arena for Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, Harry Kane spoke about how they “will never give up” on chasing the league leaders Bayer Leverkusen. The defending champions Bayern Munich are eight points behind the summit in second place in the Bundesliga, and following their recent win, Harry Kane stated, “We have to push them. We need to keep doing what we're doing. It was good to win this game and we need to go on a run until the end of the year. We'll never give up, we'll never stop.”

Former England forward Stan Bowles dies aged 75

Stan Bowles, the former England forward, who was capped five times in national colours, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. During his club football career, Stan Bowles played 560 games, including 315 appearances for Queens Park Rangers wherein he scored 97 goals, and the club remarked on his passing and said, “All our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. May he rest in peace.”

Manchester United to make shock move for Ross Barkley: Reports

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a shock move for Luton midfielder Ross Barkley in the summer under their new regime, as per the Mail. The INEOS pairing of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir David Brailsford are big fans of Ross Barkley, who had played for their other football club in Nice in France last season, which is why they could get the surprise and cheap deal done for him in the upcoming season.

Tottenham plan to make another move for Conor Gallagher: Reports

Tottenham have reportedly planned to make another move for the Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer, as per the Football Insider. The North London club, who were keen to sign Conor Gallagher, held talks with him in January, and despite not being able to complete a move, they are going to try their hand at bringing him over in the summer, especially with Chelsea’s need to comply with the FFP rules.

Some major results in football are as under:

Premier League 2023-24

Manchester United 1-2 Fulham

Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester City

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United

La Liga 2023-24

Barcelona 4-0 Getafe

Almeria 2-2 Atletico Madrid

Bundesliga 2023-24

VfB Stuttgart 1-0 Koln

Bayern Munich 2-1 RB Leipzig

Serie A 2023-24

Salernitana 0-2 Monza

Ligue 1 2023-24

Strasbourg 0-3 Brest

Eredivisie 2023-24

PEC Zwolle 1-7 PSV Eindhoven

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Tai 1-4 Al-Ahli

Badminton

India bag three gold medals at Para-Badminton World Championships 

Pramod Bhagat of India defeated England’s Daniel Bethell in the SL3 to retain gold at the NSDF Royal Beach Cliff BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Thailand. The win came as a record breaker as it made him the first para-athlete to win three consecutive gold at the elite competition. Not only this, but he also equalled the record of Din Dan’s five World Championships by winning gold in 2009, 2015, 2019, 2022, and 2024. With his gold, Pramod is now at a tally of 14, including six golds, three silvers, and five bronzes. In the other category, Suhas Yathiraj defeated India’s Fredy Setiwan to secure gold in the SL4 category. 

Tennis

You think Nick Kyrgios isn't a bad guy, then he does stuff like that: Serena Williams’ ex-coach

Serena Williams’ former coach Rennae Stubbs expressed her disgust with Nick Kyrgios with Andrew Tate’s remarks earlier this month.  Andrew Tate made some negative headlines when he was arrested for rape and human trafficking charges. He said, “What is love if not obsession?" Nick Kyrgios agreed with Tate's statement and retweeted it, writing “speaking facts as usual." Recently, Stubbs expressed her thoughts on Kyrgios’ tweet and said, "Oh, f*ck me. I don’t even know if it surprised me, just that it disgusted me. Nick is that kind of guy. He's such an enigma. It’s like because I spent a lot of time with him in Melbourne this year ‘cause he did a lot of work for ESPN as he did with Eurosport things, so you would have spent some time around him. He’s very pleasant to be around.”

Novak Djokovic reunites with Rafael Nadal on flight to United States

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic reunited with Rafael Nadal during his flight to the United States for the forthcoming Sunshine Double. Djokovic posted a selfie with Nadal, which went viral all over on social media within no time. Notably, the Sunshine Double consists of consecutive tournaments at the Indian Wells Open and the Miami Open and is known for tough conditions. Djokovic, Steffi Graf, and Roger Federer are among the few players to have won the Sunshine Doubles multiple times. 

Sumit Nagal gets wildcard for Dubai Championships main draw

India’s number 1 tennis star Sumit Nagal received a main draw wildcard for the forthcoming Dubai Championships, set to begin on February 26 to March 2. Nagal is set to go head-to-head against Italian world number 49 Lorenzo Sonego in his campaign opener and will have a potential R16 encounter with Daniil Medvedev. Nagal currently sits at the 101st spot of the world rankings, and he made his top 100 debut after winning the fifth challenger title in Chennai earlier this month.