Weekly Digest (Oct 28-Nov 3): South Africa wins third Rugby World Cup title, Shakib banned from all cricket, Hamilton wins sixth world title

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the last week, from Springboks claiming their third world title to Shakib Al Hasan's ban.

BCCI president Saurav Ganguly along with secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal during the general body meeting.   -  VIVEK BENDRE


Shakib Al Hasan had begun doubting Deepak Aggarwal to be a bookie, given his

Shakib Al Hasan had begun doubting Deepak Aggarwal to be a bookie, given his "dodgy" behaviour.   -  Getty Images

Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, and the bowlers contribute in Bangladesh’s historic seven-wicket win at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. (Report)

Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan HAS been suspended for two years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting a corrupt approach. (Report)

The Indian cricket team will play its first-ever Day-Night Test match in Kolkata against Bangladesh. (Report)

The Netherlands became the third team, after Papua New Guinea and Ireland, to book a place at next year's T20 World Cup after thrashing United Arab Emirates in Dubai on Tuesday. (Report)

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly batted for a greater coordination between the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the national team and sought the involvement of Ravi Shastri till the time he was head coach. (Report)

Australia cruised past Sri Lanka to clean-sweep its three-match Twenty20 series, with an in-form David Warner grinding out a third successive half-century in the seven-wicket win. (Report)

Opener Priya Punia’s well-compiled fifty went in vain as the Indian women’s team suffered a narrow one-run defeat against the West Indies in the first ICC Women’s Championship ODI. (Report)


Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is feeling the heat after Eintracht Frankfurt crushed the defending champion 5-1 in the Bundesliga. Bayern is now fourth on the table behind leader Borussia Moenchengladbach. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain was stunned by Ligue 1 struggler 1-2 despite Kyian Mbappe giving the side a first half lead. (REPORT)

Manchester City and Manchester United were handed kind quarterfinal draws in the EFL Cup after they beat Southampton and Chelsea, respectively, in the last-16 during midweek. (REPORT)

Manchester City didn't lose further ground to leader Liverpool after scripting a comeback 2-1 win over Southampton thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker. (REPORT)

Liverpool itself recovered from a one-goal deficit to beat Aston Villa and maintain a six-point lead at the Premier League summit, with Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane scoring the goals. (REPORT)

Manchester United went down 1-0 away to Bournemouth in the Premier League, with Josh King scoring the only goal of the match. (REPORT)

Barcelona lost 3-1 to Levante away from home in LaLiga, with Lionel Messi's first-half penalty cancelled out by goals from Jose Campana, Borja Mayoral, Nemanja Radoja. (REPORT)

Real Madrid missed the opportunity to move to the LaLiga summit by drawing against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu. (REPORT)

Marcelinho and Marko Stankovic helped Hyderabad FC secure its first ISL win of the season, coming from behind to beat Kerala Blasters at the Gachibowli Stadium on Saturday. (REPORT)

Chennaiyin FC remained goalless and was beaten at home by ATK thanks to David Williams's second-half goal, the result temporarily taking Antonio Habas's men to the summit of the ISL table. (REPORT)

Bengaluru FC remained winless in the ISL after three matches following its goalless stalemate with Jamshedpur FC in Sunday's fixture. (REPORT)



India’s Lakshya Sen bagged his second successive BWF World Tour Super 100 title with a thrilling win over China’s Weng Hong Yang in an exciting final at the SaarLorLux Open. (REPORT)

Maisnam Meiraba Luwang lived up to his top billing as he clinched the boys’ singles U-19 title at the Woncheon Yonex Korea Junior Open International Challenge 2019 in Miryang, Korea on Saturday. (REPORT

It was double delight for India’s premier men’s doubles shuttlers R. Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty when they broke into the top 10 world rankings — for the second time in their career — and clinched a deal with IOS Sports Management. (REPORT)

Indian mixed doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Sanjana Santosh fought hard before going down to French combination of Eloi Adam and Margot Lambert in the opening round of the SaarLorLux Open Super Tour 100 on Tuesday. (REPORT)


India skipper Rani Rampal scored the team's crucial goal in the second leg.   -  BISWARANJAN ROUT


Rani Rampal’s late goal sealed Indian women’s hockey team’s third Olympics appearance at Tokyo 2020 after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate. India won the first leg 5-1 but fell behind 0-4 by the end of first-half of the second leg. However, Rani found the net in the 48th minute to put India 6-5 on aggregate and through to the 2020 Olympics. (REPORT)

Indian men’s hockey team sealed a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 11-3 win on aggregate against Russia. India took a 4-2 advantage from the first leg and then won the second leg 7-1 to qualify for the Summer games next year. (REPORT)


Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth world title on Sunday in Austin as he finished second at the United States Grand Prix. The Briton becomes the second most successful driver in F1 history, one title behind Michael Schumacher. (Report)

Formula One presented a dramatic overhaul of the sport with a new car and regulations aimed at producing closer and cheaper competition from 2021. (Report)

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales won the Malaysian GP ahead of champion Marc Marquez to register his second victory of the season. (Report)


Celebrated British professional boxer Tyson Fury wants to see Indian icon Vijender Singh achieve bigger glory by winning a world title some day. (Report)


Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 to win his fifth Paris Masters title. This is his 34th Masters title as well, capping a successful campaign in the tournament without dropping a set. (REPORT)

Ashleigh Barty became the first world No. 1 in five years to capture the year-ending WTA Tour finals with a 6-4, 6-3 win over defending champion Elina Svitolina. (REPORT)


Shaili bettered her own National record with a 6.01m effort (OR 5.94m) in the qualification round. (File Image)   -  Special Arrangement


Karnataka long jumper Shaili Singh and Haryana shot putter Bharti broke the under-16 National records on the opening day of the 35th National junior athletics championships. (Report)

Tokyo city officials are not happy with the International Olympic Committee's decision of shifting Olympic marathons to Sapporo without consulting the city or local organisers. (Report)


South Africa dominated England in a 32-12 Rugby World Cup final victory to match New Zealand's tally of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time. (Report)


Wrestler Pooja Gehlot (53kg) claimed India’s second silver medal after going down to Japan’s 2017 world champion Haruna Okuno in the finals of the UWW Under-23 World Championships. (Report)

Indian grappler Ravinder settled for a silver medal after going down to Kyrgyzstan’s Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the 61kg final at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship. (Report)

Three-time World Junior Wrestling Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal fell short of winning a bronze medal in Greco-Roman category (77kg) at the UWW Under-23 World Championships. (Report)

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