Weekly Digest (May 7-13): From Manchester City's title retention to Mumbai Indians' fourth IPL trophy

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the past week including Manchester City's second successive Premier League title and Mumbai Indian's record fourth Indian Premier League triumph.

Manchester City retained its Premier League title with 4-1 victory against Brighton.   -  REUTERS

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the past week including Manchester City's second successive Premier League title and Mumbai Indian's record fourth Indian Premier League triumph.

CRICKET

Mumbai Indians pipped Chennai Super Kings to a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title when Rohit Sharma’s men triumphed by the narrowest of margins — by one run — to beat Chennai Super Kings in a nail-biting final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. [REPORT]

While Lasith Malinga's final over sealed the match for Mumbai Indians, there were several moments during the course of the match which swayed the momentum in MI's favour. [REPORT]

Mumbai Indians players lift Lasith Malinga after winning the Indian Premier League for the fourth time.   -  Sportzpics

 

The secret behind Mumbai Indians' success: Mumbai Indians ticked all the boxes in the league. It finished first in the league, won the first qualifier convincingly and grabbed the moments that mattered in the final to emerge victorious. [REPORT]

Managing the workload of Indian players who are part of the 15-man squad for the World Cup was an important consideration for captain Virat Kohli before the start of the Indian Premier League. [REPORT]

The national selection panel has adopted a wait-and-watch approach over Kedar Jadhav’s fitness ahead of the World Cup 2019. [REPORT]


FOOTBALL

Manchester City retained the Premier League crown on Sunday thanks to a 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in England's top flight for a decade. [REPORT]

Liverpool missed out on a first Premier League title despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday on the final day of the season. [REPORT]

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates with the Premier League trophy.   -  Getty Images

 

Lucas Moura's incredible second-half hat-trick saw Tottenham snatch a 3-2 win at Ajax and a place in the Champions League final on away goals. [REPORT]

Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored braces each to power Liverpool to a sensational 4-3 win against Barcelona and propel the Reds to a second consecutive Champions League final. [REPORT]

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will share the Premier League golden boot after they ended the season with 22 goals each. [REPORT]

The All India Football Federation's technical committee has chosen and recommended Croatia's Igor Stimac for the Indian men's football team coach role. [REPORT]

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal as a 33-time Masters champion on Sunday when he swept to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim a third Madrid Open title. [REPORT]

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Madrid Open on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

 

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month. [REPORT]

Former world number eight Radek Stepanek said Sunday he would coach Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the forthcoming French Open. [REPORT]


MORE SPORTS

Mercedes matched the record of five successive Formula One one-twos as Lewis Hamilton beat pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas to glory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. [REPORT]

The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale last week, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice. [REPORT]

Tiger Woods, fresh off his epic comeback victory in the Masters, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. [REPORT]

US President Donald Trump presents Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.   -  AFP Photo

 

The Indian relay teams failed to qualify for the Doha World Championships after a poor show at the IAAF World Relays. [REPORT]

Badminton star Lee Chong Wei will miss the World Championships in August after falling down the rankings following a prolonged absence due to cancer. [REPORT]