Ronaldo scores but Manchester United suffer defeat as Young Boys strike late
Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Swiss club Young Boys. In his second match since returning to United, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal and also equalled Iker Casillas’ record Champions League appearances tally of 177 games.
Raducanu US Open win among greatest achievements in women’s sport: Thiem
Emma Raducanu’s US Open win is among “greatest achievements” in women’s sports, men’s world number eight Dominic Thiem said. “It’s an incredible journey if you look at stats. Raducanu didn’t lose one set the whole tournament. She came from qualifying…didn’t even play one tiebreak,” he added. The 18-year-old beat Leylah Fernandez to become first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam.
Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket aged 38
Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from T20 cricket, thus ending his around 20-year playing career. Malinga had retired from Tests in 2011 and ODIs in 2019. In a video uploaded on YouTube, Malinga said, “While my shoes will rest…my love for the game will never rest.” Malinga took 1,093 wickets in his professional career.
England at top in standings of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League currently, Ireland in top 5
Ireland defeated Zimbabwe by seven wickets in a rain-curtailed ODI, with the three-match series ending 1-1. With this, Ireland is now in the fourth position on the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table, while Zimbabwe are placed 12th. England leads the table with 95 points. Top seven teams will automatically qualify for 2023 World Cup.
India’s German javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn sacked, AFI releases statement
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) have said India’s German javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn is being sent home and his contract will not be renewed. “We’re changing Uwe Hohn. His performance isn’t good. We’ll bring two new coaches,” AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said. In June, John had criticised India’s Olympic preparations and said it was difficult to work with AFI.
Not at this stage: Gary Kirsten on returning as Team India’s coach
Ex-India head coach Gary Kirsten has ruled out making a comeback as India’s coach after Ravi Shastri, whose tenure ends after the T20 World Cup. Talking about his stint in IPL where he coached DC and RCB, Kirsten said, “Many owners employ new coaches…in the hope that there will be a quick turnaround of results…cricket seldom works like that.”