Germany's attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football on Sunday, a month-and-a-half after his photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked a controversy.
Promising top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer was on Monday named captain of the India A teams which will take on South Africa A in the upcoming four-day games and a quadrangular series involving the two teams and Australia A.
A Sri Lankan Test cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said Monday.
Virat Kohli feels "it doesn't matter if he doesn't score runs as long as India wins" but England pace spearhead James Anderson says the Indian captain has to be lying if he states that his individual form won't be a factor in the upcoming five-Test series starting August 1.
Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked havoc with six wickets.
Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan were more like lone rangers during their best days but India now has a pool of eight to nine fast bowlers, which make them a formidable Test outfit, feels senior most speedster Ishant Sharm
Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Mercedes) rallied to win the German Grand Prix, after Sebastian Vettel of Germany (Ferrari) crashed out on a wet part of the track while leading in the 52nd lap here on Sunday. With this win, Hamilton reclaimed the lead in the 2018 driver standings from Vettel, after having to start the race from the 14th spot due to a hydraulic failure in Saturday's qualifying, reports Efe. "It's very difficult from that position but you always have to believe. I kept pushing, kept believing and it happened," Hamilton said after the win. Under dark skies, Vettel had held first for much of the race, but rain showers on part of the track led him to lose control and careen into the gravel, after which he could be seen pounding his steering wheel in frustration.
Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was on Sunday banned from all forms of international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the 'Player Code of Conduct', pending inquiry. Gunathilaka's match fee for the ongoing Test against South Africa will also be withheld by the board, espncricinfo reported. The suspension will come into effect immediately after the match at SSC.
Indian wrestlers bagged two gold medals on the final day to finish the 2018 Asian Junior Championships on a high note here on Sunday. In men's freestyle, Deepak Punia emerged champion in the 86 kilogram category while Sachin Rathi won gold in the 74kg freestyle division. Meanwhile Suraj Kokate (61kg) and Mohit (125kg) ended up with bronze medals in their respective categories.
India's Lakshya Sen won the gold medal in the men's singles category of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships here on Sunday. The Indian sixth seed registered an easy 21-19, 21-18 victory in 46 minutes over Thai top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the Under-19 final.