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 •  'Who gives trials? Did Saina, Sindhu give any trial?'
Mary Kom said she merely left it on the federation and did not pressurise it to rule in her favour.
 •  India expect 'positive' verdict on Davis Cup tie vs Pak
AITA said last week they had written to International Tennis Federation (ITF) asking them to shift the tie to a neutral venue
 •  India hammer NZ to win Olympic Test Event
India ensured they stayed in the lead and didn't allow New Zealand to break through their defense throughout the match.
 •  Martial starts to evolve but United lacking creativity
After opening with a 4-0 win over Chelsea, Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, would have been a second straight win, had Paul Pogba converted his second half penalty kick.
 •  Shorts: Prajnesh goes down to top seed Benoit Paire
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday
 •  The girl who ran away from home to play football
Turambekar's story is inspiring, to say the least. Read on as she recounts her remarkable journey in conversation with's Laxmi Negi.
 •  Phil Neville's novel idea to fight racism in football
'It's a problem not just in football -- it's a problem in society, but football now is at the forefront of everybody's minds in terms of, we've got the power to do something about it'
 •  World C'ships: Prannoy stuns Lin Dan to advance
The unseeded Indian beat the 11th seed 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in a second round match that lasted an hour and two minutes.
 •  Shotgun WC: Areeba best-placed Indian on Day 1
Areeba's compatriots, Kartikki Singh Shaktawat and Saniya Sheikh, shot scores of 58 and 57 to end in 58th and 65th spots respectively.
 •  Indo-Pak Davis Cup: AITA-ITF concall cancelled again
India's non-playing Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi, who was to be part of the conference call, told PTI that "call is cancelled till further notice".
 •  Probe ordered against Volleyball Federation of India
The probe follows a complaint by Sharavan Yadav, Amitsinh Tanwar and Lavmeet Katariya -- international volleyball players who have represented India in numerous tournaments, according to an order by the Competition Commission of India.
 •  Indian women enter final of Olympic test event
The Indian team looked in good rhythm during the initial stages of the first quarter, and constantly built pressure on the Chinese defense.
 •  Sushil earns World C'ship berth with controversial win
The consistent attacks from both the wrestlers in the fast-paced final bout had the fans on the edge of their seats as close to 1500 gathered at IGI stadium to watch their favourite star in action.
 •  US Open qualifiers: Raina progresses to 2nd round
Ramkumar ousted
 •  Hockey: Mandeep 'tricks' India to big win over Japan
Striker Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men's hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event, in Tokyo.
 •  Lee first deaf player to win an ATP main draw match
Diagnosed as deaf at the age of two, Lee Duck-hee cannot hear calls from the line judges or the umpire and relies on signals and gestures for the information.
 •  The one title Serena wants to 'win so bad'...
This will be her first appearance at the tournament since she was ousted in the second round in 2017.
 •  PIX: Pogba misses penalty as United held at Wolves
Manchester United were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and missed out on taking top spot in the English Premier League.
 •  Srikanth, Prannoy make winning start at BWF Worlds
Former World No 1 Srikanth, who has not won a title at the BWF World Tour in the last 22 months, staved off a spirited a challenge from Ireland's Nhat Nguyen, winning 17-21, 21-16, 21-6 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes to join Praneeth and Prannoy in the second round.
 •  Soccer Extras: Bayern sign Coutinho on loan from Barca
News of all that transpired on and off the field.
 •  Sakshi expelled from national camp, taken back
In a shocking turn of events, 25 out of the 45 women grapplers, who train at the SAI centre in Lucknow, reported absent from the national camp without taking permission from the National Federation.
 •  MP's 'Bolt' flatters to deceive in trials
Gurjar, who attracted a lot of attention on social media earlier this month, finished last in a trial run conducted by the Sports Authority of India and the state government in Bhopal
 •  This Arjuna awardee has goal in mind...
Gurpreet is the 26th footballer to win an Arjuna.
 •  Discussion between AITA and ITF postponed
India's non-playing Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi, who was to be part of the conference call, informed that the discussions have been postponed by a day.
 •  BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
Here we encapsulate all the sporting action from last week in this stunning photo feature.
 •  Shorts: Prajnesh advances; Bopanna-Sharan crash out
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 •  Tribute: 'Learn from the last shot and keep going'
Roopa Unnikrishnan, Commonwealth Games gold medalist pays tribute to her beloved coach Jalal Uncle.
 •  Honduras football riots leave four fans dead
Fans of the Olimpia and Motagua football teams, bitter local opponents, rioted outside Tegucigalpa's National Stadium after a crowd of people believed to be rival supporters intercepted and vandalized a bus transporting Motagua players, police said.
 •  PIX: Atletico off to winning start; PSG leave out Neymar
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata scored a goal and then missed a penalty as his side began their La Liga campaign with an eventful and nervy 1-0 win at home to Getafe on Sunday which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.
 •  Cincinnati: Keys claims title; Medvedev beats Goffin
American Madison Keys overcame late leads by Svetlana Kuznetsova in both sets to defeat the Russian for the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday.
 •  EPL PIX: Chelsea held by Leicester at Stamford Bridge
IMAGES from the English Premier League matches played on Sunday
 •  Why Jaspal Rana was ignored for Dronacharya
According to a source in Sports Authority of India (SAI), Rana also had to pay the price for disciplinary issues after not being present during Manu's 25m pistol final at the Munich World Cup in May this year.
 •  Soccer Extras: Ex England defender Cole hangs up boots
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Sports Shorts: Anas, Hima bag gold in Czech Republic
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday
 •  AITA to meet ITF security team over Davis Cup venue
'We are not interested in forfeiting the tie. We look forward to working with the ITF to find a solution that guarantees the safety of all the players'
 •  La Liga: Bale to stay at Madrid, says Zidane
Meanwhile, Real Mallorca made a dream return to La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Estadi Son Moix on Saturday, less than two months after sealing back-to-back promotions to rejoin Spain's soccer elite.
 •  Vanquished Djokovic heaps praise on mercurial Medvedev
After losing the first set, Medvedev changed his approach midway through the second set, the Russian going for broke with pretty much every shot, particularly on second serve.
 •  PIX: Man City held by Spurs amid new VAR controversy
Manchester City had a late goal from Gabriel Jesus ruled out by VAR video review as they drew 2-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday -- their first league home game without victory in nearly eight months.
 •  'My journey has been about changing people's attitude'
Deepa Malik, who was on Saturday nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, believes that her biggest achievement is changing perception of common public towards disability and para-athletes in general.
 •  Angry Prannoy questions Arjuna selection criteria
Star shuttler HS Prannoy on Saturday questioned the criteria for Arjuna Award selection, saying knowing people who can push a nomination is more important than performances on court.
 •  Dronacharya Award: Bindra slams selection panel
India's lone Olympic individual gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Saturday criticised the selection panel for not nominating seasoned coach Jaspal Rana for the Dronacharya Award.
 •  Barty stunned by Kuznetsova in Cincinnati semis
Ashleigh Barty stunningly lost her chance to regain the number one world ranking when the Australian was beaten in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
 •  PHOTOS: Real Madrid win at Celta but Modric sees red
Real Madrid got off to a flying start in La Liga by beating Celta Vigo 3-1 away from home on Saturday with the help of a magnificent long range strike from Toni Kroos.
 •  EPL PIX: Arsenal sink Burnley; Liverpool down Saints
Images from the English Premier League matches played on Saturday.
 •  Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna
The committee also picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna Award, including the likes of cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav, track and field stars Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, Mohammed Anas and Swapna Barman.
 •  WATCH: The Indian who runs 100m in 11 seconds
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijijuon Saturday assured support to Rameshwar Singh, an unknown man from Madhya Pradesh, whose video of him running 100 metres in 11 seconds has gone viral.
 •  Doping: Seven more Russian weightlifters banned
The announcement come days after the IWF said five other Russian weightlifters had been provisionally suspended.
 •  Injury puts Osaka's US Open title defence in doubt
World number one Naomi Osaka will "probably" defend her US Open title, even if it means defying her doctor's orders.
 •  Barca stunned by Bilbao; Lewandowski rescues Bayern
La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz.
 •  Djokovic beats Pouille to reach Cincinnati semi-finals
Novak Djokovic wore down Lucas Pouille after an even first set, dispatching the Frenchman 7-6(2), 6-1 in a Cincinnati Masters quarter-final in Ohio on Friday.
 •  Barty regroups, romps into Cincinnati semi-finals
Top seed Ash Barty rallied from a set down to power into the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.
 •  Sreeshankar's leap enlivens Indian Grand Prix
Sreeshankar was all pumped up over his first three jumps, hitting soil at 7.95m twice after touching down at 8.00m with his first jump.
 •  Extras: Hazard out of opener; Zidane to count on Bale
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 •  Wrestling worlds: Indian women to return empty-handed
The last time Indian women returned without a single medal was in 2016 edition in Macon, France.
 •  What Sindhu must do to win World C'ship gold
Sindhu seeks improvement on fitness, defence in se
 •  Wrestler Bajrang nominated for Khel Ratna award
Bajrang Punia had won gold medals at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games last year.
 •  PIX: Osaka, Barty survive tough tests
Venus Williams also went the distance before claiming a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.
 •  Murray to play singles in Winston-Salem next week
Andy Murray will play in the singles at next week's Winston-Salem Open as he continues his comeback from hip surgery.
 •  Kyrgios fined $113,000 for Cincinnati outburst
Nick Kyrgios has been fined $113,000 by the ATP for arguing with the chair umpire and smashing two rackets during his second-round loss at the Cincinnati Masters.
 •  Russian qualifier Rublev routs Federer in 62 minutes
It was Roger Federer's fastest defeat since losing to Franco Squillari in 54 minutes in Sydney in 2003.
 •  Unfit Messi ruled out of season opener against Bilbao
Valverde refused to answer questions about the club's interest in Neymar and lamented the fact that the Spanish transfer window does not shut before the season starts, as it does in England.
 •  Ozil, Kolasinac back in training after security scare
The duo, who escaped unhurt after an attempted carjacking last month, were not in the squad at Newcastle United last weekend due to "further security incidents" which the club did not elaborate on.
 •  Liverpool's Adrian goes from club less to hero
Klopp mimicked Silver Stallone in the Rocky movies when he yelled "Adrian!" into the television microphone and he was clearly appreciative of his goalkeeper's efforts.
 •  Van Dijk vies with Messi, Ronaldo for UEFA award
While Ronaldo, a three-time winner, has been ever-present in the final three since the award was created in 2011, centre back Van Dijk makes his first appearance after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title last season.
 •  Sports Shorts: Shetty-Rankireddy pull out of Worlds
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday
 •  Boxer Ruiz wants Joshua rematch in New York
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, who said this week that both parties had signed up to the fight in Diriyah, near Riyadh, raised the threat of legal action if the Mexican-American refused the terms set out.
 •  Talks break down, US women's team turn to court
The lawsuit outlined years of institutionalized gender discrimination, claiming travel conditions, medical personnel, promotion of games and training are less favorable for female players, who have won the World Cup four times, than for their male counterparts.
 •  Semenya says she never felt supported by other women
'Whoever is going to stop me from running is going to have to drag me out of the track'
 •  WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar's Independence Day message
The Virat Kohl-led Indian cricket team shared a video message from the West Indies while other top sportspersons like MC Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik, as well as Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, greeted the fellow citizens through Twitter.
 •  Kyrgios melts down again during Cincinnati loss
Top seeded Ash Barty overcame a slow start to defeat Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-1, while Simona Halep battled past Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6 7-5 6-4 in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.
 •  'I am an auto driver, now I am also a tennis player'
Participants at the Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour held in Chennai did not let adversity affect their outlook on life.A Ganesh Nadar presents some of their stories.
 •  Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout
Liverpool won the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea
 •  Deepak becomes 1st Indian jr world champ in 18 years
Deepak Punia becomes World Champion wrestler, bronze for Viky
 •  ITF snubs AITA, refuses to shift tie against Pakistan
The All India Tennis association (AITA), taking a more aggressive stance than earlier, said it would not request for a neutral venue for the Asia Oceania Zone 1 tie on September 14-15 as is being asked by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
 •  Soccer Transfers: Monaco sign Sevilla's Ben Yedder
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but local media reported that Monaco paid Sevilla about 40 million euros ($44.71 million) to activate 29-year-old France international Ben Yedder's release clause.
 •  14 year old signed on by professional US soccer team
Jacobs, who is 14 years, four months and 29 days old, signed a deal with the second tier United Soccer League club and could make his debut on Saturday against Las Vegas Lights FC.
 •  We just want guarantees on safety in Pak: Bhupathi
"The recent developments have resulted in an atmosphere which is not conducive for a happy friendly tie between the two teams which have immense respect for each other," AITA General Secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee wrote to the ITF in an email seen by Reuters.
 •  UK seeks to assuage India over CWG shooting row
Indian shooters accounted for 16 of the country's 66 medals at last year's Gold Coast Games and its Olympic Association (IOA) will soon make a decision on whether to follow through on its boycott threat.
 •  Tennis: Djokovic, Federer roll along in Cincinnati
Defending champion Djokovic fired his 15th ace on match point to defeat Querrey but his serve had been an issue earlier in their second-round encounter.
 •  Champions League qualifiers: Ajax through, Porto out
Ajax, semi-finalists last season, came from behind to beat PAOK 3-2 for a 5-4 aggregate win over the Greeks while Red Star knocked out FC Copenhagen on penalties after a bizarre shootout involving 22 spot-kicks.
 •  Sports Shorts: Biles does the 'triple double'
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday
 •  Tennis: Murray loses, won't play US Open singles
The Scot lost 6-4, 6-4 to Richard Gasquet in his first singles match since January before saying he had turned down a wild card into the men's draw at the year's final Grand Slam.
 •  Super Cup: Chelsea need to 'move on' from Hazard exit
Chelsea lost their opening Premier League game with Lampard in charge 4-0 to Manchester United on Sunday and face Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
 •  Shorts: Usha becomes AAA's Athletes Commission member
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday
 •  PIX: First female ref to officiate Super Cup is ready
The Super Cup is an annual match played between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League
 •  Gloomy outlook at Madrid despite big spending spree
Madrid won only two of their seven pre-season games
 •  Soccer Transfers: Bayern sign Perisic from Inter Milan
A 2018 World Cup finalist, Perisic, who also played for Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga between 2011 and 2015, will play for Bayern starting on Friday.
 •  Soccer Extras: Argentina World Cup winner Brown dead
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  EPL: Liverpool's Alisson out for 'next few weeks'
To miss UEFA Super Cup match against Chelsea
 •  Davis Cup: India players hesitant to play in Pakistan
It left the players and the team management disappointed and after discussing the matter among themselves, they have decided to approach the federation.
 •  Tribal women hockey players found hanging in J'Khand
The families of Sunandini and Shraddha alleged that they were murdered. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the family members, an FIR has been registered under IPC section 302 (murder) against unidentified persons, the officer said.
 •  Davis Cup: ITF 'satisfied' with Pakistan security plan
In an email to the ITF on Monday, AITA chief Hironmoy Chatterjee said India had full confidence the ITF and Pakistan Tennis Federation would organise an "excellent" Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie but said more security checks might be in order.
 •  CWG Fed firm on shooting exclusion
'Shooting has never been a compulsory sport. We have to work through it but shooting will not be in the Games'
 •  Griezmann fuels ultra-attacking Barca's hat-trick bid
The Catalans will not just be looking to extend their domestic hegemony, though, as they have spent a combined 250 million euros ($280 million) on a renewed bid to win the Champions League.
 •  FIVE talking points from EPL's opening weekend
Liverpool started the ball rolling with a convincing 4-1 win at home to promoted Norwich and City responded a day later with an even more emphatic 5-0 victory at West Ham United.
 •  African footballer found dead on rail tracks in Raipur
An African footballer was found dead on railway tracks on the Mumbai-Howrah route in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
 •  India ready to play Davis Cup in Pakistan?
The All India Tennis Association decided against seeking a change of venue for the Davis Cup tie versus Pakistan in Islamabad, scheduled on September 14 and 15.
 •  Govt won't have say on India playing Davis Cup in Pak
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government will not have any say on whether India should participate in next month's Davis Cup tie in Pakistan as the event is not a bilateral engagement.
 •  Aishwarya first Indian to win motorsports World title
Aishwarya Pissay became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, annexing the FIM World Cup in the women's category after the final round of the championship.
 •  Solskjaer praises Pogba after Manchester Utd's big win
After a close season in which he said he wanted to leave the club but ended up staying at Old Trafford, all eyes were on Paul Pogba as Manchester United began their Premier League campaign on Sunday. Yet following a 4-0 home win over Chelsea, in which the French midfielder set up the third and fourth goals, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the former Juventus star.
 •  Nadal whips Medvedev; Serena retires injured in final
Top seed Rafa Nadal overwhelmed Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 to win his fifth Rogers Cup on Sunday in Montreal -- the first time he has retained a title outside of clay.
 •  EPL PIX: United put four past Chelsea; Arsenal win
IMAGES from the English Premier League matches played on Sunday
 •  Shock defeat for Vinesh at wrestling event
Vinesh shocked in final of Medved event in Belarus
 •  Sports Shorts: India settle for silver at Asian U-23 C'ship
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday
 •  Football Extras: Salah comforts star-struck fan
Salah showed his compassionate side by posing for photos.
 •  Rogers Cup: Bopanna-Shapovalov bow out in semis
The unseeded duo of Bopanna and Shapovalov lost 6-7 (3-7), 6-7 to the Dutch combination of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof
 •  Rogers Cup: Serena in final; Medvedev to battle Nadal
Serena Williams rallied to avoid a stunning upset and secure a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 semi-final win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova at the Rogers Cup on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with local teenager Bianca Andreescu.
 •  PIX: Five-star City make statement; Spurs down Villa
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as champions Manchester City made a convincing start to their title defence with a 5-0 win over West Ham United.
 •  Felix outshines Ronaldo as Atletico down Juventus
Record signing Joao Felix scored two first-half goals for Atletico Madrid as they secured a 2-1 win over Juventus in the International Champions Cup.
 •  Asian U-23 Volleyball: India defeat Pak to enter final
India won the match 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-18 to set up a summit clash against Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
 •  AITA confirms India won't play Davis Cup in Pakistan
The Indian tennis federation on Saturday confirmed that it will approach world governing body ITF, seeking a neutral venue for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan.
 •  Neymar ready to quit PSG for Real or Barcelona?
Sporting director Leonardo Araujo, back for a second stint in the role, has said the Brazilian can leave if a buyer is found.
 •  EPL: Jesus first player to have goal ruled out by VAR
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus became the first player to have a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the English Premier League.
 •  Bajrang continues golden run; Vinesh in final
It is fourth gold of the season for Asian Games champion Bajrang Punia.
 •  World Championships: Saina, Sindhu on collision course
Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu are on a collision course at next week's World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, as they have been placed in the same half after the world governing body re-conducted the women's singles draw.
 •  No signings? No worries for Liverpool's Klopp
Juergen Klopp's side returned to English Premier League action on Friday with a hunger and desire that suggested they have spent the close-season break chomping at the bit to get back on the field.
 •  Bopanna-Shapovalov in Montreal Masters semis
The Indo-Canadian got a walkover in their quarter-final clash against France's Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.
 •  SHORTS: Fraser-Pryce sinks 40-yr-old Pan Am Games mark
Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke the 40-year-old Pan Am Games 200 metres record on Friday. The twice Olympic 100 metres champion clocked 22.43 seconds to win gold on Friday.
 •  PICS: Liverpool rout Norwich in Premier League opener
European champions Liverpool made an emphatic start to the new Premier League season by scoring three times in the opening half an hour as they taught promoted Norwich City a harsh lesson with a 4-1 thrashing at Anfield on Friday.
 •  Medvedev stuns Thiem; Serena rolls past Osaka
Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov crushed second seed Dominic Thiem and third seed Alexander Zverev respectively to set up an all-Russian semi-final at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday.
 •  A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay
Mercedes's brilliant pitstop strategy spoiled the game for Max Verstappen in Hungarian Grand Prix, says Rediff's F1 columnist Raja Sen.
 •  Fresh hope for suspended Archery Association of India
The World Archery on Friday wrote to the Indian Olympic Association, stating the Archery Association of India suspension might be lifted by the end of this month if a clear roadmap is established.
 •  Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati
The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion has not played singles since losing in the Australian Open first round in January.
 •  Dutee granted visa for European races
India's fastest woman Dutee Chand was on Friday granted visa to travel to Europe and participate in a couple of races in her bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships.
 •  Sushil suffers crushing defeat on return
It was Sushil Kumar's first tournament after a failed campaign at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, where he made a first-round exit.
 •  Real Kashmir FC boss: 'This is not new to us'
'Things changed for us and all the children in the valley when we won the Second Division''When we played our I-League home matches it was always a full house. Rain, snow, sunshine, our fans came to cheer for us'
 •  Soccer Extras: Casillas included in Porto squad
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack in May, has been registered by the club to play in this season's Portuguese league.
 •  Transfers: United offload Lukaku, Spurs strengthen
With United unable to sign a replacement, the pressure will be on 21-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford to deliver the goals in a more central role than he has previously operated in.
 •  Neymar rape charges dropped
He still faces a separate inquiry into whether he committed a crime by posting intimate pictures online.
 •  The minimum requirement for Arsenal this season...
With no Champions League football for a third straight season, the financial realities are starting to bite and Arsenal will be desperate for some of their talented youngsters to come through.
 •  Nadal, Federer re-enter ATP politics
Friction has dogged the ATP Player Council, whose president is world number one Novak Djokovic, this year since ATP president Chris Kermode failed to gain support for another term.
 •  Rogers Cup: Serena, Osaka book rematch; Nadal advances
Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday to set up their first meeting since the American's infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year's US Open final.
 •  Deadline Day: Inter sign Lukaku from United
Inter will be his sixth club in a career which began when he made his debut for Anderlecht as a 16-year-old and has taken him to Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
 •  Will India play Davis Cup tie in Pakistan?
AITA likely to request ITF to consider neutral venue for Davis Cup tie vs Pak
 •  Sports Shorts: Dutee signs two-year deal with Puma
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday.
 •  Archery Association of India suspended by world body
The AAI had to find a solution by the end of July as per the deadline given by the WA's executive board and since no progress has been made, the world governing body implemented the suspension order.
 •  Rogers Cup: Nadal, Serena off to winning start
Nadal, playing his first match since losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals, fell behind 5-2 in the tiebreak before roaring back to prevail in his first career meeting with world number 53 Evans.
 •  PHOTOS: Eye-catching moments from the Pan Am Games
Despite it all, the participants, from across the American continent, show up as they vie for the medals and glory. Along the way, they give us some moments that are captured for posterity. Here are some eye-catching scenes from the Pan Am Games...
 •  'FIFA dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal'
The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), Keramuddin Keram, was banned from football in June for life after FIFA's ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players.
 •  Sushma Swaraj: 'One of my favourite politicians'
Swaraj was admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a deterioration in her health. She passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
 •  Defying odds, Real Kashmir FC win Durand Cup opener
Real Kashmir FC overcame the mental turmoil arising out of uncertain situations back home as they beat Chennai City FC 1-0 through a last minute goal in the 129th Durand Cup fixture, in Kalyani, on Wednesday.
 •  FIFA had perfect response to complaining I-League clubs
FIFA has urged the agitating I-League clubs to work closely with the national federation
 •  Mary Kom makes world c'ships team; Nikhat cries foul
Nikhat was hoping to challenge Mary Kom in the 51kg trials.
 •  Soccer Extras: Uruguay star Forlan announces retirement
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 •  Sports Shorts: Golfer charged with sexual assault
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday
 •  Lampard has task cut out at Chelsea...
Lampard must re-energise the team to even hold onto Chelsea's tag as best of the rest behind Premier League champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool.
 •  Champions League qualifiers: Ajax held by PAOK
Azeri champions Qarabag took a big step towards the playoff round with a 2-1 win at Cypriot side APOEL but Dinamo Zagreb left their progress hanging in the balance after the Croats played out a 1-1 home draw against Hungary's Ferencvaros.
 •  Sindhu among Forbes' highest-paid female athletes
Tennis Grand Slam champions Serena, Osaka and Kerber are top 3 in the famed list
 •  TOP 10: Forbes' Highest-Paid Female Athletes
Of the top 15 on Forbes' list of best-paid female athletes, 12 were tennis players. Indian badminton player PV Sindhu came in tied for 13th ($5.5 million), with Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn ($5.3 million) rounding out the top 15.
 •  Tennis: Barty's top rank under threat after shock loss
Big-serving Isner reaches Montreal second round
 •  Continuity key to Liverpool's quest for EPL glory
'This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it. Now we have to work with that'
 •  Worried about home but Kashmir players focus on Durand
'It won't affect our performance on the pitch. We are just concentrating on tomorrow's match'
 •  Soccer Extras: Rooney named Derby player-coach
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 •  Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters
The sweltering heat killed 57 people across Japan in the week from July 29 to Aug. 4, the Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday.
 •  Saudi Arabia and Formula One discussing F1 race
Formula One and the 10 teams would seek reassurance on issues including human rights, gender equality and media freedom before any race could happen.
 •  Badminton rankings: Rankireddy-Shetty jump to 9th spot
Rankireddy and Shetty, who created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian men's doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament, are placed ninth in the men's doubles rankings issued on Tuesday.
 •  Sports Shorts: US athletics legend Lewis attacks Trump
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday
 •  Can Manchester City break United's EPL record?
Manchester City's target this season will be to match Manchester United's record of three successive Premier League titles
 •  Tennis: Shapovalov, Raonic advance in Montreal
Konta, Sharapova fall at Rogers Cup in Toronto
 •  Injury forces former Olympic champ Pearson to retire
The 32-year-old Queenslander, who won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017, said she had been forced into the decision by a string of injuries.
 •  'Hungry' Chhetri wants India in Asia's top 10
'If we are in the first 10, you are giving yourself a realistic chance to play against the best in Asia and then you always have the answer to how much you have to achieve more'
 •  Sports stars hail Centre for scrapping Article 370
India's sporting fraternity on Monday led by cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir congratulated the Central Government for abolishing Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
 •  India name strong squad for Pakistan Davis Cup tie
Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will lead the singles challenge, while Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will make the doubles pair for the grass court tie.
 •  Football transfers: United sign Maguire from Leicester
Manchester United have signed Leicester City's England centre back Harry Maguire on a six-year contract, the Manchester club announced on Monday.
 •  Soccer Extras: Barca skipper Messi out of US tour
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  F1 Pit lane tales: Hamilton hails teamwork
Verstappen made a clean getaway from pole position and it took Hamilton all but the last four of the 70 laps to catch and pass the 21-year-old Dutchman. Mercedes got the strategy spot on, despite the Briton's reservations.
 •  Pakistan promises India's players fool-proof security
Seeking to allay fears on Indian team's security during the Davis Cup tie, Pakistan Tennis Federation president Salim Saifullah Khan assured that the contest will be held in safe and secure environment, promising "impressive hospitality" to the visitors.
 •  Indo-Pak sport: 'We can upset India in Davis Cup'
An Indian tennis team will travel to Pakistan after 55 years. The last time they sparred on Pakistan soil was way back in March 1964 in Lahore, where India won 4-0.
 •  Six contenders for EPL title race
Guardiola expects this season's Premier League title race to be more open than last season's
 •  Tennis: Kyrgios fights off injury to win Citi Open
Kyrgios did not face a single break point and hit 18 aces, including two to close out the final.
 •  Hamilton wins in Hungary after hunting down Verstappen
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record seventh time on Sunday and extended his title lead to 62 points after relentlessly reeling in Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
 •  PIX: Man City beat Liverpool to win Community Shield
Manchester City struck an early blow for the forthcoming Premier League campaign as they beat Liverpool on penalties to win the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday after an absorbing contest had finished 1-1.
 •  Rankireddy-Shetty create Indian badminton history
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament with a hard-fought victory over Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the final of Thailand Open.
 •  Sports Shorts: Marquez scores 50th premier class win
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday.
 •  Wrestler Vinesh wins third successive gold
Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat bagged her third consecutive gold in the women's 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.
 •  PICS: Manchester United beat AC Milan on penalties
Manchester United beat AC Milan 5-4 on penalties after their International Champions Cup match in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium ended 2-2 in regulation time on Saturday.
 •  Kyrgios downs Tsitsipas to make Citi final
The first meeting between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas lived up to the hype on Saturday as the Australian saved a match point in a wildly entertaining 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7) win to reach the Citi Open final.
 •  Verstappen ends F1 pole wait with a first in Hungary
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrated his first Formula One pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.
 •  Tennis: Tsitsipas-Kyrgios to face off in Washington
Frenchman Benoit lost his temper in the third game of the second set when top seed Tsitsipas halted the match to attend to a broken shoe lace.
 •  Pak actress working on reviving Pakistan hockey
Mehwish surprised everyone by visiting the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium in Karachi last week during the National Championship where she met with the players and also tried her hand at playing the game.
 •  Thailand Open: Rankireddy-Shetty march into final
It is first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men's doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games.
 •  Soccer Extras: Messi gets 3-month international ban
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Shorts: Rankireddy-Shetty enter semis of Thailand Open
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday
 •  Hamilton fastest overall on damp day in Hungary
Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest overall for Mercedes in Hungarian Grand Prix practice
 •  Soccer Extras: 'City want Bayern target Sane to stay'
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Kyrgios, Tsitsipas in quarters; Vekic tames Azarenka
Australian Nick Kyrgios blasted 15 aces to blow past Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday and reach the quarter-finals at the Citi Open in Washington.
 •  Easy to expect Oly gold, difficult to implement: Mary
Mary went on to say that she wants to move ahead step by step and not rush into things, as qualifying for the Olympics is as important as the competition itself.
 •  Arsenal sign Ivorian forward Pepe in club record deal
Arsenal have signed forward Nicolas Pepe from French club Lille for a club-record fee, the Premier League side said on Thursday.
 •  Thailand Open: Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy crash out
Saina squandered a game advantage to lose 21-16, 11-21, 14-21 against Takahashi
 •  World No 2 Osaka missing all the fun
Osaka lost her number one ranking and crashed out at Wimbledon in the first round to Yulia Putintseva.
 •  Sports Shorts: IAAF hails Semenya decision as victory
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday
 •  NBA is coming to India! Sacramento v Indiana in Mumbai
The country will host the first ever live NBA match in October this year
 •  Sania eyes comeback; says 'nothing to prove'
India's star tennis player Sania Mirza says she has achieved everything in her path-breaking career and has 'nothing to prove' in her second innings, which is likely to begin by January 2020.
 •  PIX: Amitabh cheers for son Abhishek's kabaddi team
Amitabh Bachchan could not contain his excitement as he cheered for his son Abhishek Bachchan's team, in the Pro Kabaddi 2019 match, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
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