Weekly Digest: CSK's return to glory, Real Madrid's UCL hat-trick

Chennai Super Kings clinched its third IPL title; Gareth Bale scored a brace to help Real Madrid seal its third successful Champions League title and defending French Open champion Ostapenko was ousted in the first round. All this and more from the week gone by.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale savours the Champions League triumph.   -  Getty Images

CRICKET

Chennai Super Kings clinched its third IPL title, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets, at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Shane Watson's unbeaten 117 off 57 balls helped CSK chase down 179 with nine balls to spare. (Report)

Pakistan beat England by the commanding margin of nine wickets to win the first Test at Lord's on Sunday. (Report)

 

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of his Indian Premier League season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Report)

As match-fixing controversy rose its ugly head again, the International Cricket Council (ICC) claimed that the broadcaster, which aired the documentary on match-fixing on Sunday, has refused to cooperate and share information. That, the ICC claimed, has hampered the investigation to date. (Report)

Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday suspended a player and a groundsman who allegedly agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test against England, as police launched an investigation into the claims. (Report)

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday initiated investigations into a video in which Test player Hasan Raza is seen sitting with an Indian origin player, who is discussing alleged spot-fixing deals with an undercover reporter. (Report)

England coach Trevor Bayliss has described allegations that his side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as “outrageous”. (Report)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put all the speculations to rest and confirmed that Virat Kohli will not play for county side Surrey in the month of June. (Report)

Former Australia captain Steve Smith   -  Getty Images

 

Steve Smith is set to return to the cricketing arena after three months, when the Global T20 League Canada gets underway in June. (Report)

The ICC has confirmed players are not permitted to wear smart watches on the field of play, after two members of the Pakistan team were seen sporting them on day one of the first Test against England at Lord's. (Report)

The father of Sri Lankan allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team's departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said. (Report)

"If you're not a good bloke, that's what people remember." Those are the words of Justin Langer as he attempts to repair Australian cricket's tarnished reputation. (Report)


FOOTBALL

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Real Madrid's Champions League win   -  Getty Images

 

Gareth Bale came off the bench to score one of the greatest goals in Champions League history to seal Real Madrid's third consecutive European title with a 3-1 win over Liverpool. (Report)

Fulham sealed promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in Saturday's Championship play-off final. (Report)

Cristiano Ronaldo suggested he could leave Real Madrid moments after winning the Champions League for a fifth time. (Report)

Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah believes he will be ready to play at the 2018 World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury during Saturday's 3-1 Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. (Report)

Shillong Lajong defeated Kerala Blasters 2-0 to lift its maiden AIFF U-18 Youth League title at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Saturday. (Report)

 

TENNIS

The 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko   -  Getty Images

 

French Open got underway on Sunday. All the updates from Day 1 action here

Serena and Venus Williams have been awarded wildcards to compete in the women's doubles at the French Open. Details

How can Rafael Nadal be stopped? (Analysis)

Serena's French Open draw. (Details)

Prajnesh forced to miss French Open despite making main draw. (Report)

 

MOTORSPORT

Daniel Ricciardo after winning the Monaco Grand Prix   -  Getty Images

 

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a significant midrace power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. (Report)

 

BADMINTON
 

China's men took home the Thomas Cup, clawing back to beat Japan 3-1 and compensate for their early exit from the previous tournament in 2016. (Report)

Japan players celebrate their win over Thailand in the Uber Cup final.   -  AFP

 

Japan's women won the Uber Cup, breezing past surprise finalists Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok to end a 37-year wait to regain the title. (Report)

India lost to China, France but won against Australia. It was however not enough to progress to the quarterfinal stage of the Thomas Cup. (Report)

Indian women's team bowed out of the Uber Cup Final after being hammered 0-5 by five-time champion Japan. Earlier, the Indian women’s team had lost to Canada 1-4, but had won 5-0 against Australia in Group A. (Report)

Badminton's global governing body swatted down a plan on Saturday to adopt a new scoring system that favours faster matches after players and associations expressed angst over the proposed changes. (Report)

SHOOTING

n the elimination round of women’s rifle 3-position event, Anjum Moudgil shot a world record equalling score of 1180, with 395 in kneeling, 395 in prone and 390 in standing in the Shooting World Cup in Munich (Report), but had to settle for sixth position in the final. (Report)

ATHLETICS

Top Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished sixth in the third leg of the Diamond League Series with a below-par effort of 80.81m here. (Report)

American Noah Lyles matched the fastest time in the world this year in winning the 200 meters in 19.69 seconds Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meet. (Report)

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