A brief overview of all major sports happenings from around the world during the past 24 hours. Allsportspk Weblishing Time: 22:00 PST, 17:00 GMT.
Shane Long Injured
Southampton’s star striker Shane Long is set to miss the boxing day match against Chelsea due to a recently occurred knee injury.
Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton’s manager confirmed the news in a press conference and expressed concern as Long’s absence will definitely hurt their chances against a stronger Chelsea.
Bahrain’s Baqar Banned
The International Football Federation on Monday banned Bahrain Footballer Sayed Baqer for 10 matches dued to racist behavior in a recent match against Hong Kong.
25-year-old Bahrain defender was caught on video posing towards Hong Kong supporters while making a slant-eyed gesture, an expression deemed offensive in East Asian culture.
Stokes Likely To Miss SA Test
England all-rounder is poised to miss the first test match against South Africa after his father was rushed to hospital on Tuesday due to an undisclosed medical emergency.
Stokes missed Tuesday’s training session with team mates after the 64-year-old Ged Stokes was admitted to Johannesburg hospital who still appears to be in critical condition.
Setback For Cricketer Hafeez
Pakistani all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has been banned from playing in the English county cricket due to an illegal bowling action.
the 39-year-old spinner participated in four county matches this year representing Middlesex where his bowling action was reported by umpires.
F1 Motor Racing
Leclerc Joins Ferrari
Charles Leclerc has signed a new long-term contract with Ferrari until the end of 2024 Formula One season.
Leclerc who has been already engaged with Ferrari during 2019 season and became the youngest ever driver to win Pole Trophy in 2019.
WWE RAW Roundup
Monday Night saw the opening matches of Christmas week schedule of WWE RAW with several bloody fights and returning champions amidst a festive-themed night-long event.
Major fights and their results;
- Kevin Owens vs. Mojo Rawley: Rawley defeated Owens by pinfall
- R-Truth Vs Akira Tozawa Vs Santa Claus: Tozawa defeated Truth, Claus defeated Tozawa, Truth defeated Claus
- Bobby Lashley vs. Cedric Alexander: Lashley defeated Alexander by pinfall
- Drew McIntyre vs. Zack Ryder: McIntyre defeated Ryder by pinfall
- Aleister Black vs. Local Competitor: Black defeated local competitor by pinfall
- Buddy Murphy vs. Local Competitor: Murphy defeated local competitor by pinfall
- Charlotte Flair vs. Chelsea Green: Charlotte defeated Green by submission
- Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins: Mysterio retained the US Champion title after Rollins was disqualified
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