Weekly Digest (Apr 30-May 6): From Caster Semenya's 800m gold to Origi's Liverpool rescue act

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the past week.

South African athlete Caster Semenya running the 800m event at the 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Doha.   -  Getty Images



West Indies crushed Ireland by 196 runs in the first match of the tri-national series also involving Bangladesh. [REPORT]

England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International between the teams in Cardiff on Sunday. [REPORT]

Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan declined Pakistan Cricket Board's offer to coach the Pakistan Under-19 team. [REPORT]

In his autobiography, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi wrote Gambhir had "no great records, just a lot of attitude." [REPORT]

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Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad qualified for the IPL 2019 playoffs. [REPORT]

Kedar Jadhav picked up a left shoulder injury while trying to stop a boundary in Chennai Super Kings's last league fixture against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. [REPORT]


Chile's Cristian Garin downed Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) in the final of the Munich Open on Sunday to claim the second ATP tour title of his career. [REPORT]

Roger Federer believes there should be lessons learned from the Justin Gimelstob ordeal and is happy the American chose to step down from his position on the ATP board. [REPORT]

The AITA has not sought re-inclusion of country’s top singles players in the TOP Scheme since the Asian Games and even doubles specialists, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, run the risk of missing out on funding following their split. [REPORT]


Albert Roca, Lee Min-sung among four shortlisted for Indian football coach post. [REPORT] [REPORT]

Cardiff City suffered relegation from the Premier League after losing to Crystal Palace in its penultimate top flight match. [REPORT]

Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 3: Last-gasp Origi goal keeps the Reds in Premier League title hunt in a match that saw Salah substituted with an injury. [REPORT]

Celta Vigo took a giant stride towards La Liga safety as  it claimed an impressive 2-0 win over a much-changed Barcelona at Balaidos on Saturday. [REPORT]

Franck Ribery will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of the season, the club has confirmed. [REPORT]

Manchester United's Premier League top-four hopes were ended after being held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday. [REPORT]

Lionel Messi's late brace ensured the Barcelona took charge of its Champions League semifinal tie against Liverpool with a 3-0 first-leg win. [REPORT]

Ajax took a big step towards reaching its first Champions League final since 1996 as Donny van de Beek's early strike earned it a 1-0 first-leg advantage at Tottenham in its semifinal clash. [REPORT]

Pedro netted a potentially crucial away goal as Chelsea quelled Eintracht Frankfurt in a 1-1 Europa League semifinal draw at Commerzbank-Arena. [REPORT]

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 at home in the first leg of the Europa League semifinal. [REPORT]

Lionel Messi scored the 600th club goal of his career, all for Barcelona, with a stunning free-kick - four days after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 600th career club goal. [REPORT]

Chelsea has confirmed defender Antonio Rudiger is out for the rest of the season after having surgery on a knee injury. [REPORT]

Karim Benzema's absence was felt by Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's side slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano. [REPORT]


New world championship leader Marc Marquez cruised to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix as a mechanical problem cost pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo his first Moto GP podium. [REPORT]

The World Anti-Doping Agency has successfully retrieved 2,262 samples from a Russian Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Moscow. [REPORT]

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Khel Ratna Award by the Athletics Federation of India. [REPORT]

Caster Semenya, a triple World champion in 800m, has lost her case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF. This means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running at the international stage. [REPORT]

Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has undergone an elbow surgery, raising doubts over his participation in the IAAF World Championships to be held in Doha. [REPORT]

Dragan Mihailovic has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian volleyball team. [REPORT]

Days after Caster Semenya lost her legal challenge against the IAAF's controversial rule regulating testosterone levels for women, the ace athlete won the 800m race with a timing of 1.54:800 in the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. [REPORT]

Hockey India has named 33 probables for the Junior Women’s national coaching camp, which will commence on May 6 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. [REPORT]

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