In the world of football, the Newcastle manager Eddie Howe called the injuries suffered by Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak, during the UCL loss to Borussia Dortmund as a “big blow.” In other news, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen suffered humiliating first-round exits from the ongoing French Open 2023.
Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe calls injuries to Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak a “big blow”
During the loss to Borussia Dortmund by 1-0 at the Saint James’ Park in the UEFA Champions League, Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak of Newcastle were substituted because of injuries. In the post-match interview, the manager Eddie Howe addressed the injuries to both the players and said, “It looks like a recurrence of his Isak's groin problem and it's a big blow. Jacob's looks serious, potentially a dislocation of his shoulder.”
Andy Robertso n undergoes operation on shoulder, updates Jurgen Klopp
The manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has shared an update in the press conference that Andy Robertson underwent operation on the shoulder, which he injured while playing for Scotland in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier match against Spain. The 46-year-old was quoted as saying, “He's had his surgery and it all went well, as good as it could be. We don't know how long it will take but the first step is done.”
Jadon Sancho prohibited from using the first-team canteen at Manchester United: Reports
The exile of Jadon Sancho from Manchester United, after falling out of favour with the manager Erik ten Hag, is far more impactful than anyone expected, if the latest report from The Athletic is to be believed. It has been revealed that the 23-year-old is “prohibited from using the first-team canteen. Instead, his food is brought to him in a lunch box across the walkway.”
Manchester United to ask David de Gea to return on short-term deal: Reports
Just four months after letting their former goalkeeper from Spain, David de Gea make an exit from the club, Manchester United are reportedly planning to ask him to return on a short-term deal, as per The Sun. The 32-year-old had to leave Manchester United in the summer after his contract ran out, which led to Andre Onana taking his place in the club on a five-year deal.
Some major results in football are as under:
UEFA Champions League 2023-24
Celtic 2-2 Atletico Madrid
Newcastle 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 AC Milan
Young Boys 1-3 Manchester City
Barcelona 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Major League Soccer 2023-24
New York Red Bulls 5-2 Charlotte FC
Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or Award 2023: Reports
Football legend Lionel Messi is likely to win the Ballon d’Or Award 2023. Reports by ever-reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano suggest that Messi is favourite of all. Romano took to Instagram to tell that as per several indications Messi will be awarded the title for the record eighth time. He wrote, “𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆: Leo Messi, expected to win the 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐝’𝐎𝐫 2023 — indications confirmed. It will be the historical 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐝’𝐎𝐫 for Messi.
Everton to face 12-point deduction after Premier League demand severe punishment
Everton will face a 12-point deduction after Premier League demand for a severe punishment after the club failed to stick to the Financial Fair Play rules. The club were charged by the Premier League in March for violating the fair play rules after recording financial losses of $451.2 over three years while the competition’s limit is $127m. After this, it is believed that the football division wants a severe punishment for them in order to set a strong example.
Daria Kasatkina defeats Magda Linette to advance to WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai semifinals
World Number 6 Daria Kasatkina defeated Magda Linette to make it to the Huafa Technology WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. Kasatkina took down her number 11-seeded rival by a scoreline of 6-3, 6-4 in a game that lasted for around 2 hours and 9 minutes. Kasatkina had already beaten No.1 seed Barbora Krejcikova 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 on Wednesday, October 25, and with her latest win, she extended her win tally to 2-0.
Asian Para Games 2023
India secures record-breaking 18 gold medals in Asian Para Games 2023; books eighth spot on standings
Indian crossed its 18-gold medal mark at the fourth Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou, the Republic of China. With this, India secured eighth spot on the standings. Sachin Sarjerao Khilari won India’s 16th gold in the men’s F-46 shot put by breaching the 16.03m mark. Rohit Kumar won bronze in the same event with his best throw of 14.56m. India’s 18th gold medal came from archery when Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar won the Mixed Team Compound - Open final.
Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen face humiliating first-round exit
Indian star shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen suffered humiliating first round exits from the ongoing French Open 2023. With their respective exits from the tournament, India’s campaign in men's singles at the prestigious World Tour event came to an end. Srikanth suffered a 17-21, 21-15 defeat to Toma Junior Popov in 44 minutes, while Arnaud Merkle took down Lakshya Sen 21-15, 21-18 in just 55 minutes.