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In the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears after Al-Nassr suffered a defeat against Al-Hilal on penalties in the King’s Cup final. Everton will be assessing all options for the future ownership after 777 Partners consortium missed a deadline to take them over. India defeated Germany 3-0 in a clinical performance in London in the FIH Pro League.

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


Cristiano Ronaldo in tears after Al-Nassr suffered King’s Cup final defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears after Al-Nassr suffered a defeat against Al-Hilal in the King’s Cup final on penalties. After the scoreline was level at 1-1 upon the completion of extra-time, the King’s Cup final went to penalties, which Al-Hilal won 5-4, to complete a domestic double in Saudi Arabia after winning the Saudi Pro League earlier this month.

Everton to assess all option for future ownership after 777 Partners missed takeover deadline

The 777 Partners, a US-based consortium, who had agreed to buy the 94% stake of majority owner Farhad Moshiri last year, missed the deadline to complete the takeover of Everton. In the immediate aftermath, the Merseyside club said that they will be “assessing all options for the future ownership,” while continuing to operate as usual.

Borussia Dortmund can’t afford to sign Jadon Sancho on permanent basis: Reports

Borussia Dortmund reportedly can’t afford to sign Jadon Sancho, the Manchester United winger, on a permanent basis due to his high valuation, as per the report from Sky Sports. After joining Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal in January, the young English footballer turned a corner in his football career, and he has become one of the go-to players for the German club in recent times.

Tottenham Hotspur to sign Ivan Toney this summer: Reports

Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly sign Ivan Toney from Brentford this summer in a deal worth £40m this summer, as per the Football Insider report. Although Brentford are not keen on selling their star striker, they will be ready to let him go once the transfer window opens this summer ahead of his contract expiring in June of 2025.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Women’s Championship Qualifiers

Norway 0-0 Italy

Netherlands 1-0 Finland

Denmark 0-2 Spain

England 1-2 France

Portugal 4-0 Northern Ireland

Germany 4-1 Poland

International Women Friendlies

Australia 1-1 China

Japan 2-0 New Zealand


Aryna Sabalenka hails best friend Paula Badosa ahead of French Open clash

Aryna Sabalenka, the world number two, hailed her friend Paula Badosa ahead of their highly anticipated third round clash at the French Open. The 26-year-old was quoted as saying, “She's my favourite. I love her so much. I love to see her play, and she's really a great fighter, so it's always great matches. It's always tough to play your best friend on tour, but we know how to manage that, we know how to separate court and life. It's always a great battle. I always enjoy playing against her.”

Carlos Alcaraz felt himself on court during French Open against Sebastian Korda

After defeating the 27th seed Sebastian Korda in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(7-5), 6-3 in the third round of the French Open, the third seed Carlso Alcaraz spoke about feeling himself on court during the match. He was quoted as saying after the win, “It was a really good match, I think I played really well - much better than my previous matches. I wanted to feel like myself on court. And I think I did that pretty well.”


India beat Germany 3-0 in clinical performance in FIH Pro League

The Indian men’s hockey team put together a clinical performance to register a 3-0 win over Germany in the FIH Pro League clash in London. After the captain Harmanpreet Singh opened the scoring for India with a penalty corner in the first half, the likes of Sukhjeet Singh and Gurjant Singh got two splendid field goals in quick succession in the second half to put the team in a commanding position.


Nelly Korda misses cut at US Women’s Open after second round

Following a horror first round which saw her card 10-over-par 80, Nelly Korda was unable to recover in the second round of the US Women’s Open at the Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania. She scored par score of 70 in the second round, missing out on the eight-over cut of the US Women’s Open by two shots, missing out on winning her seventh tournament in the last eight.