Weekly digest: France soars, Djoko roars, Dhoni scales 10k

France lifted its second World Cup title in Russia, Novak Djokovic clinched his fourth Wimbledon crown while elsewhere, M.S. Dhoni breached the 10,000-run mark in ODIs.

France's Adil Rami, center, celebrates with the trophy after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.   -  AP

Cricket

 

India cruised to a seven-wicket victory against England to clinch the three-match T20 International series 2-1 with the help of Rohit Sharma’s elegant unbeaten century. (Report)

An all-round display from England scripted an 86-run victory over India in the second ODI to level the series at 1-1 and take it into the decider. (Match report)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni breached the 10,000-run mark in ODIs during the second One-day International against England at Lord's. He is the fourth Indian batsman to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. (Find out more)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was booed by the Indian supporters at the ‘Home of Cricket’ for his slow batting during the team’s 86-run defeat against England. (Find out more)

One of the architects of India's 2002 Natwest final victory at Lord's, Mohammad Kaif, retired from all forms of cricket on the same day the cricketing world celebrated the 16th anniversary of that historic feat. (More about him)

After failing a doping test during the Pakistan Cup, batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board. (Report)

South Africa succumbed to an ignominious 278-run defeat in the opening Test of the two-match series Sri Lanka in Galle. (du Plessis: We only have ourselves to blame)

Skipper Jason Holder produced another devastating burst of bowling as the West Indies completed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh, romping to a 166-run victory inside three days at Sabina Park. (Match report)

Football

France beat Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final that saw one own goal, one gifted goal and three stunners. (Report)

Five-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in a deal worth 100 million Euros. (More on this)

Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored on either side of the half-time as Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the third place playoff. (Match Report)

After two years in charge at Stamford Bridge and a protracted saga over his future, Antonio Conte left his position as head coach of Chelsea. (report)

Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelsea head coach following the departure of Antonio Conte.(Find out more)

Premier League champion Manchester City was beaten to the signing of Jorginho from Napoli by Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri. (More on him)

All 13 members of a Thai football team that had been stranded in a cave for more than two weeks, were rescued. (Report)

Luis Enrique was appointed Spain's new head coach following the pre-World Cup sacking of Julen Lopetegui. (More on this)

Costa Rican defender Johnny Acosta Zamora, who donned his national colours in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, signed for East Bengal FC. (Find out more)

Xherdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool from Stoke City for a fee reported to be 13.75 million Pounds. (Report)

Arsenal completed the signing of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. (Report)

Tennis

A resurgent Novak Djokovic (DjokerNole) claimed his 13th grand slam title and fourth Wimbledon crown with victory over Kevin Anderson (KAndersonATP) in a largely one-sided men's singles final at the All England Club. (Report)

Serena Williams had no answer to the defence of Angelique Kerber, who triumphed 6-3 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. (Match Report)

Mike Bryan won a 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title when he teamed with U.S. compatriot Jack Sock to beat Raven Klaasen of South Africa and New Zealand's Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 in the Wimbledon final. (More Grand slams than Rod Laver now)

Novak Djokovic's 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal was the second longest semifinal ever played at the tournament. (Match Report)

Kevin Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set in the second-longest match in tennis history and reached his first Wimbledon final. (Match report)

Roger Federer's defence of the Wimbledon title was over in the quarterfinals after Kevin Anderson produced an epic comeback. (Match Report)

Roger Federer's cricket move at Wimbledon caught Sachin Tendulkar's eye. (Twitter reactions)

Divij Sharan reached the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time in his career as he combined with Artem Sitak to defeat Jonathan Erlich and Marcin Matkowski at the Wimbledon Championships. (Report)

More Sports

 

Hima Das won India's first ever track gold at the World under-20 athletics championships. (Creating history)

P. V. Sindhu went down to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 15-21, 18-21 in the final of the Thailand Open Super 500 on Sunday. (Match Report)

In a dominant, devastating display, Manny Pacquaio knocked down Lucas Matthysse to collect the 60th win of his 23-year career. (Rolling back the years)

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen burst past Colombian sprint rival Fernando Gaviria to win the Tour de France seventh stage at the end of a 231 km run from Fougeres to Chartres. (Report)

LeBron James signed his new four-year NBA contract worth USD 154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. (LA-bron)

The World Junior Squash Championship will be held in Chennai from July 18 to July 29. (Report)

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