Weekly Digest: From Wimbledon's tie-break rule to Messi's injury

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport over the last seven days.

John Isner of the U.S. and France's Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.   -  AP

CRICKET

Prithvi Shaw won the man-of-the-series award for his tally of 237 runs.   -  K. R. Deepak

 

K. L. Rahul (33*, 53b, 1x4, 1x6) and Prithvi Shaw (33*, 45b, 3x4) raced to the 72-run target as India romped home by 10 wickets to complete a 2-0 series win. (REPORT)

Thanks to a 246-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India waltzed to its target of 323 to take a 1-0 series lead. (REPORT)

Mumbai clinched the national one-day title after a gap of 11 years with a four-wicket victory over Delhi at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. (REPORT)

England wrapped up the ODI series with a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern victory as Sri Lanka slumped to an 18-run defeat on another rainy day in Kandy. (REPORT)

Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas picked up his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. (REPORT)

India skipper Virat Kohli sought to put the uncertainty surrounding the two-drop spot to rest, backing Ambati Rayudu as the long-term option.  (REPORT)

Sanjay Manjrekar, who is now a popular television commentator, has been named in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Umpire Selection Panel.(REPORT)

The BCCI is unlikely to come under the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) ambit anytime soon despite the constant push from the International Cricket Council (ICC), said Indian board’s acting president CK Khanna. (REPORT)

The BCCI announced the India A, India B and India C teams for the Deodhar Trophy starting from October 23 in New Delhi. (REPORT)

Banned Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria finally confessed to spot-fixing after years of denial.(REPORT)

The sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri should have been probed by an independent panel and his resignation sought in the interest of fairness, top BCCI office-bearers said. (REPORT)

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code and has been given two weeks starting October 15 to respond. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates against Genoa   -  Getty Images

 

Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley struck a last-gasp equaliser to hand Chelsea a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridg. (REPORT)

Lionel Messi was substituted with an arm injury that makes him a doubt for next weekend's Clasico but the Barcelona captain inspired a 4-2 home win against Sevilla to send his side top of La Liga.(REPORT)

Julen Lopetegui looks to be on the brink of being sacked as Real Madrid head coach after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Levante extended the European champion's abysmal run of form. (REPORT)

Juventus dropped points in Serie A for the first time this season as Genoa held it to a 1-1 draw in Turin on Saturday. (REPORT)

Mohamed Salah's first goal in five club appearances ended Liverpool's four-match winless run in a valuable 1-0 victory at lowly Huddersfield Town. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues as he netted the opener in Juventus' home Serie A clash with Genoa on Saturday. (REPORT)

Lionel Messi suffered a fractured arm after an awkward fall in Barca's 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday and he stands to miss some crucial matches as a result. (REPORT)

NorthEast United rode on Bartholomew Ogbeche's hat-trick to complete a superb turnaround and defeat Chennaiyin FC 4-3. (REPORT)

HOCKEY

Manpreet Singh drew first blood for India in Saturday's encounter against arch-rival Pakistan.   -  Getty Images

 

India beat arch-rival Pakistan 3-1 for its second win in as many games at the Asian Champions Trophy. (REPORT)

Braces from Lalit Upadhyay, Harmanpreet and Mandeep helped India comfortably beat Asian Games champion Japan 9-0 in the third Round Robin match of the Asian Champions Trophy. (REPORT)

Former India goalkeeper Akash Chikte has been handed a two-year suspension for a positive test for steroid Nandrolone in an out-of-competition test. (REPORT)

India failed to script a perfect finish to its Hockey5s campaign at the third Youth Olympic Games as both the men and women teams lost in the summit clash to settle for their maiden silver medal here. (REPORT)

ATHLETICS

India's Sanjivani Jadhav won among the Indians in the women's elite Airtel Delhi Half Marathon flanked by Parul Chaudhary (silver) and Monika Athare (bronze), in New Delhi.   -  SANDEEP SAXENA

 

Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu won the women elite Airtel Delhi Half Marathon while Sanjivani Jadhav won among the Indians in the women's elite. (REPORT)

Olympic gold-medallist Sanya Richards-Ross, who is in India to promote the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, says running was her form of poetry. (READ)

Praveen Chitravel, a farm labourer’s son from Tamil Nadu, clinched a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump to give India its second athletics medal in the ongoing Youth Olympics. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

Saina Nehwal lost in the Denmark Open final.   -  GETTY IMAGES

 

Indian ace Saina Nehwal put up a brave fight but lost 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the Denmark Open final on Sunday. (REPORT)

TENNIS

World number one Simona Halep   -  Getty Images

 

Wimbledon will introduce tie-breaks in the final set of all events for the first time next year, but only once the score in the deciding set reaches 12-12, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced. (REPORT)

Veteran Indian tennis player, Leander Paes, is undecided on retirement, yet. (REPORT)

Elina Svitolina ended her long losing streak against Petra Kvitova with a masterful straight-sets victory in the opening match of the WTA Finals. (REPORT)

Sixth seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia won her first Kremlin Cup title on Saturday when she beat Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur in a tough three-setter. (REPORT)

World number one Simona Halep has withdrawn from the WTA Finals as she has not fully recovered from a back injury. (REPORT)

Caroline Wozniacki beat Karolina Pliskova in the last four in Singapore last year, but it was a different story in their White Group opener. (REPORT)

Elina Svitolina ended her long losing streak against Petra Kvitova with a masterful straight-sets victory in the opening match of the WTA Finals. (REPORT)

Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his maiden ATP World Tour crown at the Stockholm Open, ending Ernests Gulbis' fairytale run in Sweden. (REPORT)

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios called time on his season on Thursday after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. (REPORT)

South Korea's Hyeon Chung has confirmed his presence for the second edition of Tata Open Maharashtra, an ATP 250 event. (REPORT)

SHOOTING

According to Manu Bhaker, her Asian Games performance in Palembang was a morale-booster that helped her perform well in the Youth Olympics. More on it here.

BASKETBALL

LeBron James finished his first game for LA Lakers with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists. (REPORT)

GOLF

Becky Morgan after winning the Hero Women's Indian Open in Gurugram on Sunday.   -  Special Arrangement

 

Becky Morgan secured her first professional title with a two-shot win at the Hero Women's Indian Open. (REPORT)

After a sublime third round, Shubhankar Sharma shot a modest 74 to finish a distant Tied-55th at the CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. (REPORT)

KABADDI

Bengal Warriors, a win away from topping Zone B, was never in the game and slipped to its first defeat in four matches. (REPORT)