Weekly digest: Goodbye, Bolt and Farah

Athletic giants Usain Bolt and Mo Farah bid farewell at the world championships. Arsenal wins, Chelsea loses as Premier League is back. Alexander Zverev defeats Roger Federer at the Roger's Cup. All these and more in this Weekly Digest.

Usain Bolt (left) and Mo Farah ended their glorious careers at the London World Championships.

CRICKET

Moeen Ali proved South Africa's primary scourge once again as England wrapped up the series 3-1 with a 177-run win in the fourth Test at Old Trafford. (Report)

Hardik Pandya smashed his maided Test hundred on Sunday, in just 86 balls, in the ongoing final Test of the three-match series in Sri Lanka, which India leads 2-0 and looks set to whitewash. (Report)

Luke Robinson, a 13-year-old schoolboy cricketer in England, took six wickets in six balls, all of them clean bowled. (Report)

 

Najam Sethi replaced Shaharyar Khan as the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board. (Interview)

Lalit Modi, singularly credited with creating the thriving financial cricket module called the Indian Premier League, has decided to take a bow from cricket administration. (Report)

The Kerala High Court quashed the decision of Board of Control for Cricket in India to impose a life ban on S. Sreesanth in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. (Report)

ATHLETICS

Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain. (Video)

Mo Farah narrowly failed to complete a fifth successive world double when he finished second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final. (Report)

Caster Semenya and Hellen Obiri produced the standout final-day performances as the IAAF World Championships drew to a close in London. (Report)

FOOTBALL

EPL:

Romelu Lukaku fired a brace on debut as Manchester United eased past West Ham. (Report)

Burnley scored three splendid goals to shock defending champion Chelsea in its opening encounter. (Report)

Wayne Rooney's goal on Everton return assured The Toffees a 1-0 win over Stoke City. (Report)

A late winner from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal home in a pulsating encounter against Leicester City. (Report)

An injury-time equaliser from Miguel Britos saw Watford earn a thrilling 3-3 draw and deny Liverpool a winning start to the league. (Report)

OTHERS:

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning winner before being sent off for a dive in Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana first-leg triumph over Barcelona. (Report)

Substitute Alessandro Murgia came off the bench to snatch a late winner to lead Lazio to Supercoppa Italiana gloryon Sunday. (Report)

Neymar impressed in his Paris Saint-Germain debut with a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Guingamp. (Report)


TENNIS

Alexander Zverev produced a polished display to triumph 6-3 6-4 over Swiss legend Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final. (Report)

Elina Svitolina thwarted Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Toronto WTA trophy on Sunday, capturing her fifth title of 2017. (Report)

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes has been left out of the Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against Canada in September. (Report)

MOTORSPORT

Andrea Dovizioso pipped World championship leader Marc Marquez  to win a thrilling Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday. (Report)

CHESS

Viswanathan Anand shared the second spot with arch-rival Magnus Carlsen as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took the honours in the Sinquefield Cup. (Report)