Weekly Digest: Osaka's historic triumph and Cook's retirement

A wrap of all the action from the world of sports in the week gone by.

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam after defeating Serena Williams in the US Open final.   -  AFP

Cricket

Former England captain Alastair Cook, on Monday, announced that he would retire from all forms of international cricket, following the conclusion of the fifth Test against India. (REPORT)

India Blue spinners took just 37 minutes and 10.5 overs on the fourth day to thump India Red and win the Duleep Trophy by an innings and 187 runs at the NPR College Ground in Natham on Friday. (REPORT)

Former South African skipper A.B. de Villiers has signed up for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). (REPORT)

Cricket South Africa decided on Saturday to go ahead with a new Twenty20 cricket league but failed to reveal details of teams or players. (REPORT)

The ICC has decided to accord One-Day International status to India and Pakistan’s group league matches against Hong Kong in the upcoming Asia Cup, starting September 15. (REPORT)

Alastair Cook of England is given a guard of honour as he walks out to bat for one last time.

 

 

Football

India cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Maldives to set up a semifinal clash against Pakistan in the 2018 SAFF Championship. (REPORT)

Kylian Mbappe illuminated France's World Cup homecoming and Olivier Giroud ended his international goal drought to seal a 2-1 Nations league win over Netherlands. (REPORT)

Luis Enrique won his first game in charge of Spain as La Roja came from behind to beat Engalnd 2-1 at Wembley in the Nations League. (REPORT)

Host nation Bangladesh was knocked out of the 2018 SAFF Championship after the side suffered a 2-0 loss to Nepal in its final Group A match. (REPORT)

A dominant India began its campaign for the SAFF Championship in style as it made light work of Sri Lanka by beating the subcontinental neighbor 2-0 in its opening fixture. (REPORT)

The previous two World Cup winners failed to live up to their billing as Germany and France played out a 0-0 draw in their Nations League opener. (REPORT)

Jorginho converted a 78th-minute penalty as a stuttering Italy earned a 1-1 Nations League draw at home to Poland. (REPORT)

The 23-year-old Shaw collided with Spain's Dani Carvajal in the second half of Saturday's friendly at Wembley and required lengthy treatment, eventually, leaving the pitch on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and an oxygen mask.   -  Getty Images

Tennis

Novak Djokovic won his second consecutive Grand Slam title of 2018 when he beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 to win the US Open, his third title at Flushing Meadows. (REPORT)

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title after she registered an emphatic 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena Williams in the finals of the U.S Open. (REPORT)

Serena Williams was fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka. (REPORT)

India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri and Asian Games gold-medallist Divij Sharan have pulled out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Serbia due to injuries while Sumit Nagal has refused to join the team as a stand-by. (REPORT)

Serena Williams watches during Naomi Osaka's emotional victory speech.   -  Getty Images

Badminton

Sameer Verma put up a impressive display to defeat Korea's Soong Joo Ven 21-15, 21-18 and clinch the Hyderabad Open men's singles title on Sunday. (REPORT)

Shooting

Ankur Mittal won the gold in men’s double trap as he beat two others in the shoot-off after being tied on 140 in the 52nd World Shooting Championship in Korea. (REPORT)

Saurabh Chaudhary shot a junior world record of 245.5 to win the junior men’s gold in air pistol in the World Shooting Championship in Korea. (REPORT)

Hriday Hazarika won a thrilling shoot-off against Iran's Amir Mohammad Nekounam to clinch the gold medal in the air rifle event in the World Shooting Championship in Korea. (REPORT)

A victorious Saurabh Chaudhary is lifted by Arjun Singh Cheema, who won bronze.   -  @issf-shooting

Motorsport

Andrea Dovizioso came out on top at the San Marino Grand Prix as pole sitter Jorge Lorenzo dramatically crashed with two laps remaining. (REPORT)

Athletics

Continuing his good run, Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh won the bronze in the men’s triple jump at the IAAF Continental Cup at Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Sunday. (REPORT)

Mo Farah delivered a dominant performance to claim a record fifth victory in the Great North Run on Sunday. (REPORT)

Mo Farah wins the Elite Men's Race during The Great North Run.   -  GETTY IMAGES

 

Golf

Matt Fitzpatrick won the European Masters for a second successive year after overcoming Lucas Bjerregaard in a play-off on Sunday. (REPORT)