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In the world of football, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was highly impressed with the quality and aggression of his players against Sheffield United in the Premier League following their 6-0 win. The head of Formula One's governing body, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, is under investigation for allegedly impeding the outcome of the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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


Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s performance after 6-0 win over Sheffield United

The Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, hailed the performance of his players after they thumped Sheffield United by 6-0 at Bramall Lane in the Premier League, to keep pace with the leaders Liverpool and the defending champions Manchester City. He was quoted as saying to the press after the match, “I loved the way the team played. The quality we showed, the aggression with and without the ball. We were very determined from the beginning. We were all worried because it is a very tricky game against a team that had done well against some big teams as well. I am really happy with the win, the goals we scored and the clean sheet.”

Australian women’s football captain Sam Kerr set to face trial for racially aggravated harassment charge

The Australian women’s football captain, Sam Kerr, who plays club football for Chelsea, is set to face trial at the Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London on February 1, 2025, for racially aggravated harassment of a police officer in the city. The alleged incident involving a taxi fare took place in January 2023, and she pleaded not guilty to the offence on March 4, at the plea and trial preparation hearing at Kingston upon Thames Crown Court.

Aston Villa report loss of £119.6m for 2022-23 season

Aston Villa have reported losses of £119.6m in the latest accounts up to May 31, 2023, a season which saw them qualify through to European competitions after finishing seventh in the Premier League. The club stated that their losses are “in line with the strategic business plan” and within Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability (PSR) rules, but, it is important to note that losses of up to £105m in three years are allowed in English football.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain emerge as frontrunners to sign Victor Osimhen: Reports

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as frontrunners to sign the Napoli striker Victor Osihmnen this summer. As per the report from the Independent, the 25-year-old has a £95m release clause, making him a rare striking commodity available in the transfer market, and notably, the interest to bring in the Nigerian remains among clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal.

Some major results in football are as follows:

Premier League 2023-24

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

La Liga 2023-24

Osasuna 1-0 Alaves

Serie A 2023-24

Inter Milan 2-1 Genoa

Formula One

FIA chief  Mohammed Ben Sulayem under investigation for altering GP results

The head of Formula One's governing body, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, is under investigation for allegedly impeding the outcome of the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The development was reported by the BBC reported on Monday.  A spokesperson for the Paris-based International Automobile Federation (FIA), asked for a comment on the report, could not confirm any details but said "the matter is being discussed internally".

I will enjoy watching him for many years hopefully: Nadal on  Carlos Alcaraz

Rafa Nadal joked about how it is great that he is nearing the end of his career as he will not have to face Carlos Alcaraz. Nadal was speaking after losing to Alcaraz at The Netflix Slam in Las Vegas on Sunday.  "It's a good thing that as a player I will not face him many times," said Nadal. " As a fan, I will enjoy watching him for many years hopefully.  In Spain, we should be very, very happy about having someone like Carlos coming.  He's an amazing player. He's only 20 years old and he's already won two Grand Slams and a couple of important tournaments."

Eagles centre Jason Kelce announces retirement after 13-year career

Philadelphia Eagles centre Jason Kelce announced retirement on Monday after a 13-year career in the National Football League.  Kelce won a Super Bowl in February 2018, had seven Pro Bowl selections and was named a first-team All-Pro six times.  Announcing his retirement, Kelce said, "I have been the underdog my entire career and -- I mean this when I say it -- I wish I still was. Few things gave me more joy than proving someone wrong.  My mother used to tell people and still says to this day, 'If you want Jason to do something, all you have to do is tell him he can't,' and that was true in more ways than I care to admit. I relish doubters; they fuel the fire within."

Lyles leads the USA to  4x400 metres relay at  World Indoor Athletics Championship  

Noah Lyles was a key performer in the U.S. team's silver medal run in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Indoor Athletics Championships on Sunday. With this being  a distance he rarely runs it was Lyles'  preview for his Paris Olympic intentions.  Running the third leg, Lyles received the baton in first place and handed off without giving up any ground in a 45.68-second split which was the third fastest of his team.