Weekly digest (Aug 26 to Sep 1): From Bumrah's hat-trick to Van Dijk winning UEFA POTY

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sports in the last week, from the US Open to India vs West Indies and the Belgium GP.

From the US Open to the UEFA Champions League draws, here's where you can keep up with all the sporting action from the week gone by.   -  Getty Images


Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a Test hat-trick, achieving the feat on the second day of the second Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park. (REPORT)

Rahul Dravid has been replaced by Sitanshu Kotak and Paras Mhambrey as the India A and U-19 head coach respectively. (REPORT)

Faced with a communication clampdown in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) put out an advertisement on local television channels, to reach out to the players from Srinagar and the other districts. (REPORT)

The Ferozeshah Kotla is all set for a name change. The oldest cricket stadium in the country will be soon be named after former DDCA president Arun Jaitley. (REPORT)

India batsman Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test hundred during the second Test against the West Indies at Kingston on Saturday. (REPORT)


Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year after leading the club to the Champions League trophy last season. (REPORT)

Bury FC, one of English football's oldest clubs, has been expelled from the Football League after failing to resolve financial issues or finding a new buyer.  (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling joined Inter Milan and Roma respectively on loan from parent club Manchester United for the 2019-20 season.

The season's first derby meeting between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan ended in a goalless draw with both teams enjoying a host of chances to score. (REPORT)

Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos has moved base to Bhubaneshwar and will be rebranded as Odisha with help from the state government. (REPORT)

Hyderabad FC this week replaced FC Pune City as the new Indian Super League club. (REPORT)


Roger Federer progressed to the quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 win over Belgian David Goffin in the fourth round. (REPORT)

Sumit Nagal played in his maiden Grand Slam this week, taking on Roger Federer in the opening round of the US Open. He started on a positive note, winning the first set but the 38-year-old Swiss great came back strong to end the Indian’s campaign at Flushing Meadows. (REPORT)

Wimbledon winner Simona Halep was the biggest exit on the women’s side. Tayor Townsend came from a set down to stun the fourth seed. (REPORT)

World number one Naomi Osaka beat Cori Gauff in what turned out to be an emotional match for both players at the US Open. (REPORT)


ProKabaddi League

Naveen Kumar broke Pardeep Narwal's most consecutive Super-10s record as Dabang Delhi beat Patna Pirates 38-35. With this victory, Delhi becomes the first team in this year's Pro Kabaddi League to come out on top in all its home games (four wins in as many matches). (REPORT)



Seventeen-year-old Komalika Bari wins world youth archery championships, making her the third Indian to claim a world title (Explainer)

Table Tennis

The Indian men’s and women’s table tennis teams have been without a foreign coach for close to a year now. One  Sharath Kamal, said the absence of a coach has not helped the team’s quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (REPORT)



“I am not here to make money, but to produce champions,” says Korean Kim Ji Hyun, former Asian Games gold medallist and now credited for playing a key role in P.V. Sindhu's victory at the 2019 World championships at Basel in Switzerland last Sunday. (REPORT)

India might be celebrating a world champion in P.V. Sindhu but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels there are reasons to be worried about the future as the country has “not invested enough in coaches“. (REPORT)


Australian Olympic 100m freestyle champion Kyle Chalmers is recovering after a third operation to treat a long-term heart condition. (REPORT)


The world of motorsport was hit by the devastating news of F2 french driver Anthoine Hubert’s death on Saturday. The 22-year-old BWT Arden racer lost his life in a crash during the Spa-Francorchamps Formula Two feature race. (REPORT)

At Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc clinched his maiden Formula One victory at the Belgian GP as he dedicated the win to his late friend Anthoine Hubert. The Monegasque finished ahead of both Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen underwent an unfortunate first-lap crash. (REPORT)

T. S. Diljith and Raghul Rangaswamy won a race each in the FLGB4 class in the second round of the JK Tyre – FMSCI National racing championship in Coimbatore on Sunday. (REPORT)


Cuddalore's 20-year-old Elavenil Valarivan clinched gold on Day 1 of the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup, her first senior World Cup medal. (REPORT)

Sanjeev Rajput narrowly missed out on gold in the 50m Rifle 3 positions, but bagged the country’s eighth Olympic quota in the process. (REPORT)

Yashaswini Singh Deswal topped the Qualification, bagging gold in the 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, securing India's ninth Olympic quota place. (REPORT)

Olympic berth holders: Sanjeev Rajput, Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat, and Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal

Asian Games silver medalist Deepak Kumar, who qualified for the 10m Air Rifle Finals with a score of 627.9, finished seventh, missing both a podium finish and an Olympic Quota. (REPORT)


Jinson Johnson secured qualification for the IAAF World Championship by finishing second in the ISTAF Berlin Meet on Sunday. (REPORT)

Asian champion Tajinder Pal Singh Toor came up with a 20.09m throw, winning silver in men’s shot put in the V. Koci memorial athletics meet in Czech Republic. (REPORT)

The 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships had something to cheer, as Anjali won the 400m and qualifed for the World Championships, for the second time. (REPORT)

V.K. Vismaya clocked a personal best of 52.12s as she won the women’s 400m in the Josef Seckar memorial international athletics meet in Czech Republic. (REPORT)

Triple jumper Arpinder Singh was the biggest hope to qualify for the World Championships from the 59th Inter-State Athletics meet, but he fell short of the mark by 12 centimetres. (REPORT)


Three down, one more to go for Vasyl Lomachenko. The Olympic gold medallist beat Luke Campbell at the World Boxing Championships to lift the lightweight title, leaving only the IBF crown left to conquer. (REPORT)

In a major development, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has decided to open doors for the professional boxers to participate in the national and state level tournaments. This is in line with the world body (AIBA)'s decision to allow the pros to compete at amateur  competitions, including the Olympics. (REPORT)

Top Indian boxer Vijender Singh, who turned pro in 2015, has welcomed the BFI's move to allow professionals to compete in amateur tournaments and has also hinted at competing at the Olympic trials. BFI, however, made it clear that the pros need to compete in nationals in a bid to be picked for Olympic selection trials. (REPORT)


FIBA Basketball World Cup Day 1 Roundup. NBA stars Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nikola Jokic led their side to an opening win, before Spain and Italy also got up and running on the first day of the tournament. (REPORT)

18-year-old Khushi Dongre, an Aurangabad native, has been signed up by ASA College, Miami, basketball team coach Kevin Johnson announced on Wednesday. (REPORT)

The Houston Rockets agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $75.6 million with guard Eric Gordon. Gordon was coming into the final year of the four-year deal he signed with the Rockets in 2016 and is now locked up for the next five years and will make roughly $90 million. (REPORT)

The classic dino jersey of the Raptors is all set to make a comeback. Toronto announced Friday that it's rolling out the classic dinosaur jerseys players wore in franchise's inaugural 1995-96 season for its 25th NBA season. (REPORT)

An arrest warrant has been issued for Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend after she refused to let their son attend his wedding to Morgan Lang in Atlanta last Saturday. (REPORT)

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