Weekly Digest: From India's thrilling win against Afghanistan to Federer's 10th Halle title

Mohammed Shami recorded the first hat-trick of 2019 World Cup as India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs at Southampton. The Indian women's hockey team booked a place in the Olympic Qualifiers in November by winning the FIH Series Finals in Hiroshima, Japan.

Mohammed Shami became the second Indian bowler after Chetan Sharma to record a hat-trick at the World Cup.   -  getty images

CRICKET

India pacer Mohammed Shami (4/40) makes a strong statement in comeback game as the Men in Blue beat Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton’s last over thriller. (READ)

India captain Virat Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are set to be rested for the limited overs series against the West Indies, scheduled in the United States and the Caribbean, starting August 3. (REPORT)

Skipper Kane Williamson continued his impressive run with a second successive century to guide New Zealand to a narrow five-run win over West Indies in a World Cup thriller on Saturday, despite a fighting maiden ODI hundred by Carlos Brathwaite. (REPORT)

Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for appealing in an aggressive manner during a tense World Cup win over Afghanistan, on Saturday. (REPORT)

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India captain Virat Kohli celebrates Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi's wicket in Southampton on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

 

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been suspended by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), the governing organisation of all registered sporting associations in Zimbabwe. (REPORT)

Women’s cricket is set to be part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as the CGF Thursday nominated its inclusion in the 2022 edition. (REPORT)

Global T20 League franchise Toronto Nationals has picked former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh as a marquee player in the draft held on Thursday. (REPORT)

Afghanistan head coach Phil Simmons said he will provide an explanation for Asghar Afghan's dismissal as captain following the Cricket World Cup as he seemingly blamed selector Dawlat Ahmadzai. (REPORT)

One of world's most successful Twenty20 spinners, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, was on Tuesday taken to the cleaners by the English batsmen; and by skipper Eoin Morgan in particular. The young leggie now holds the dubious distinction of conceding maximum runs in a World Cup match. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

Robert Moreno took the reigns as Spain's national team coach after Luis Enrique stepped down citing personal reasons.   -  Twitter (@sefutbol)

 

Lionel Messi scored a second-half penalty but Argentina was left facing a Copa America group-stage exit after a 1-1 draw with Paraguay. (REPORT)

Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored as Argentina's Copa America campaign got back on track with a 2-0 victory over Qatar. (REPORT)

Egypt got its Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a solid start as Trezeguet's excellent strike secured a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe. (REPORT)

Captain Amandine Henry scored an extra-time winner as host France battled into the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Brazil. (REPORT)

Ellen White scored in a controversial 3-0 win for England against Nigeria in the round of 16 tie of the the Women's World Cup. (REPORT)

Robert Moreno was named as the permanent Spain head coach, with Luis Enrique stepping away due to personal reasons. (REPORT)

Spain's World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres announced his retirement from football on Friday, bringing an end to a glittering 18-year career. (REPORT)

Juan Mata signed a new two-year contract, with the option for a further season, at Manchester United. (REPORT)

Petr Cech returned to Chelsea to take up a role as technical and performance advisor. (REPORT)

Twenty four teams, including four debutant sides, battled it out across six groups over the last fortnight for a place in the last 16 in the Women's World Cup. (REPORT)

Members of the United States women's team who filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation agreed to mediation, which will take place after the Women's World Cup. (REPORT)

Details regarding an alleged agreement between the All India Football Federation and IMG Reliance Private Limited were released into the public domain. (REPORT)

Ngangom Bala Devi, who was reportedly among the seven Manipuri footballers boycotting the national team over differences with coach Maymol Rocky and assistant Choaba Devi, was called up for the national team preparatory camp. (REPORT)

Khalid Jamil joined Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC as its assistant coach on a three-year deal. (REPORT)

Chennai City is yet to receive its prize money of INR 1 crore from the AIFF, even 106 days after its I-Legaue triumph. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Federer felt that it will difficult for the younger generation to dominate for the next few years.   -  Getty Images

Roger Federer won his tenth Halle Open title, and his 102nd career singles title, with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 defeat of David Goffin. (REPORT)

Andy Murray capped a dream return to action after five months out by winning the Queen's Club championships doubles title with Feliciano Lopez on Sunday.

(REPORT)

Leander Paes and his partner Marcus Daniell was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by the top seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the doubles final of the €137,560 Challenger tennis tournament in Ilkley, England. (REPORT)

After picking up the Birmingham Classic grass court title, Ashleigh Barty will displace Naomi Osaka as women's world number one when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday. (REPORT)

There will be no fourth successive Mallorca Open final for Anastasija Sevastova, who was beaten by Sofia Kenin in the last four on Saturday. (REPORT)

Andy Murray will make a poignant return to Wimbledon after announcing he will play doubles at the All England Club. (REPORT)

ATHLETICS

P.U. Chitra clocked 4:13.52s to bag the gold in the women's 1500m event at the Next Generation athletics meet in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (File Photo)   -  AFP Photo

 

Shooting was left out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games programme on Thursday, dealing a big blow to India which won as many as 16 medals, including seven gold, at the 2018 edition in Gold Coast.

(REPORT)

The uncertainty over India's hosting rights for international sporting events ended on Thursday with the International Olympic Committee lifting any restrictions.

(REPORT)

World Archery, which declared the two separate elections of the rival factions of the Archery Association of India as invalid, has given it a month’s time to either get its house in order or face suspension.

(REPORT)

India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was on Thursday appointed as an independent person by the World Archery to sort out the ongoing mess in the national federation (AAI).

(REPORT)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday unveiled its plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ boxing tournament which it is organising in place of amateur boxing’s troubled governing body, the AIBA.

(REPORT)

P.U. Chitra won the women’s 1500m gold, while Jinson Johnson won the silver in the men’s 1500m at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden. Murali Sreeshankar won the men’s long jump gold with an opening effort of 7.93m at the Copenhagen Athletics Games in Denmark.

(REPORT)

FORMULA 1

Second placed Sebastian Vettel swaps the number boards at parc ferme after the Canadian Grand Prix.   -  Getty Images/AFP

 

Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory as Mercedes secured another one-two at an uneventful French Grand Prix.

(REPORT)

Ferrari's right to review Sebastian Vettel's penalty which cost him victory at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month was rejected.

(REPORT)

Jehan Daruvala completed a hat-trick of podiums after he stormed up the grid from eighth to second, before settling for the third position in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

(REPORT)

Indian Formula Two driver Mahaveer Raghunathan has been banned for a race after collecting nine penalty points in a single afternoon at the French Grand Prix.

(REPORT)

MORE SPORTS

Pankaj Advani became the only one to win the Asian and World championships in all formats.   -  ACBS

 

Captain Rani Rampal's opening goal and a brace from Gurjit Kaur sealed a 3-1 win over a Japan in the FIH Women's Series Finals as Indian women's hockey team sealed a place in Olympic Qualifiers.

(REPORT)

Team India claimed its first ever international women's 15s victory with a 21-19 win over Singapore in the Asia Rugby Women's Championship Division 1 on Saturday.

(REPORT)

India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani Friday clinched the 35th men’s Asian Snooker Championship to complete a career grand slam in cue sports as he beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-3 in the final.

(REPORT)

The seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi will begin on July 20, with Telugu Titans playing U Mumba in the opening match in Hyderabad.

(REPORT)

Zion Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday.   -  (Getty Images)

 

The New Orleans Pelicans unsurprisingly picked former Duke star Zion Williamson with the top overall pick and the Grizzlies followed by taking Murray State’s Ja Morant.

(REPORT)

Kidambi Srikanth's five quarterfinal finishes in the past six tournaments made him the only Indian player in the top 10 of the Race to Guangzhou rankings which will decide the qualifiers for the year end BWF World Tour Finals.

(REPORT)

Two people were injured in a shooting during the Toronto Raptors' championship parade in Toronto on Monday.

(REPORT)

Young Indian paddlers Manush Shah and the duo of Swastika Ghosh and Prapti Sen bagged two medals in the junior boys and junior girls team category in the China Junior and Cadet Open at Taicang, China.

(REPORT)

Indian long-jumper Murali Sreeshankar bagged the gold medal at the Sopot Grand Prix in Poland with a second-round effort of 7.78m.

(REPORT)