What happened in sports around the globe in last 24 hours?

In the footballing world, Argentina footballer Alejandro Darío Gómez received a two-year ban for testing positive in a drug test.  The French Interior Minister has accused the star footballer of the country about having links with the Muslim Brotherhood in a startling statement.  Tennis star Rafael Nadal said that he never imagined Novak Djokovic would win three Grand Slam titles in a single year. Speaking of another tennis star Billie Jean King praised American youngster Coco Gauff and described her US Open win as ‘great’.

A lot more happened in several sporting disciplines across the globe, and in this wrap, we have covered it all for you.


Argentina player Papu Gómez receives two-year ban for testing positive in drug test

Argentine star, Alejandro Darío Gómez, or Papu Gómez, received a two-year ban for testing positive for taking a banned substance. Gomez joined Italian side Monza as a free agent in September tested positive for a banned substance that he took before the World Cup 2022, where he ended up lifting the coveted trophy alongside Lionel Messi. In the tournament, Gomez was featured twice at the World Cup in Qatar in games against Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Karim Benzema gets accused of having links with Muslim Brotherhood by French Interior Minister

The interior minister of France, Gerald Darmanin has accused Karim Benzema, the footballer from his country of having links with the Muslim Brotherhood after he offered prayers to the people of Gaza as “victims again of unjust bombardments which spare neither women nor children.” The 41-year-old talked about how Karim Benzema didn’t express similar sympathy for the Israeli victims of Hamas, by stating that he is “well-known for his links with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

UEFA fines Galatasaray for behaviour of their supporters at Old Trafford in Champions League

The governing body of European football, UEFA has fined Galatasaray supporters for their behaviour at Old Trafford, during their 3-2 against Manchester United in the Champions League. They have ordered the Turkish champions to pay £44,420 and cover the costs of damage caused by around 2,000 of their fans inside the stadium after gaining access to home sections of Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland should win Ballon d’Or 2023

The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola believes that the talisman of his team, Erlin Haaland should win the Ballon d’Or 2023 after he is one of the 30 nominees for the coveted prize, which will be decided on October 30. The Norwegian had scored 52 goals in 53 appearances for Manchester City last season, to help the club win the treble for the first time in their history, which prompted his team manager to say, “Haaland should win (Ballon d’Or 2023) – Yes.”

Napoli issues clarification after President Aurelio De Laurentiis comments on Victor Osimhen’s future

After the President of Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis commented that the mood of Victor Osihmen might have changed, in regards to signing a new deal with the club, the Italian giants issued a clarification statement about it. They were quoted as saying, “SSC Napoli would like to clarify recent comments made by President Aurelio De Laurentiis regarding Victor Osimhen, given that his words have been distorted by certain media publications.”

Some major results in football are as under:

La Liga 2023-24

Osasuna 2-0 Granada

Bundesliga 2023-24

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Werder Bremen

Ligue 1 2023-24

Le Havre 0-0 Lens

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Hilal 1-0 Al-Khaleej Al-Taawon 1-1 Al-Ittihad


Golden State Warriors Andre Iguodala announces retirement

NBA champion Andre Iguodala announced his retirement after two decades of being associated with the league. Iguodala has been a four-time champion with the Golden State Warriors. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP told Andscape that he has decided to hang up his boots and call it quits on the NBA. Iguodala said that he turned down several offers from the Warriors and many other teams before deciding to draw curtains.


I did not imagine him winning three: Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic

Tennis icon Rafael Nadal said that he didn’t expect Novak Djokovic to win three Grand Slams this year. The Spaniard said that while he was expecting the Serbian to win one Grand Slam, he wasn’t expecting three titles.

Nadal said, “In the end, we all know that Djokovic is what he is and that he has achieved something historic, something that had never been achieved before and we can only congratulate him. ”

He added, “The truth is that I imagined Djokovic winning the Grand Slam this season, but I did not imagine him winning three because I think there is another young generation that is very powerful. Alcaraz had a great opportunity at Roland Garros to prevent Djokovic from winning, but what happened physically happened to him, although he made up for it and achieved something historic at Wimbledon.”

Great for the United States because when you have someone homegrown do well: Billie Jean King on Coco Gauff

American tennis icon Billie Jean King lauded youngster and America’s rising star Coco Gauff. King described Gauff’s US Open victory as ‘Great’ and said that there is nothing that can help the sport grow in the country. King said, “It was great for the United States because when you have someone homegrown do well, like with Andy Murray for instance, Raducanu, it helps get children into our sport. And that’s what I like; I want us to grow tennis.”

She added, “It was fantastic. We’ve all been very anxious for her to win a major. Her winning was very exciting. We were celebrating 50 years of equal prize money for women, so it was really appropriate that she won. ”

Formula 1

Charles Leclerc admits being surprised by team’s performance in US Grand Prix

Ferrari racer Charles Leclerc admitted that he was surprised by the team’s performance in the US Grand Prix. Not only this, but he also lauded the team’s efforts for their performance in the GP. Leclerc said,  ” We had a good FP1, we started with a strong base thanks to the work the guys have done to prepare this weekend, with a car straight away feeling good, then I was feeling good. ”

Admitting that Ferrari were surprised by their pace compared to their counterparts, Leclerc said, “Yes, we are. In the last sector, we have been very strong whether it’s in FP1 this morning or in qualifying. But all in all, we have a strong car and the feeling with the car is good. That is our strength, we’ve seen it quite a few times this year that whenever we have Sprint weekends, we are most of the time performing better than expected.”


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