Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori returned home to New Zealand on Tuesday and confirmed what he had hinted at last week - the Cricket World Cup final against Australia was his last match for New Zealand.
Pakistan's cricket chiefs Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years.
No Indian cricketer has found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI despite the Indian team making it to the semifinals of the event. The team is dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain.
Saina Nehwal, badminton's new world number one, trounced her Thai challenger, Ratchanok Intanon, to win the India Open women's singles on home turf on Sunday as another local favourite, Kidambi Srikanth, made it a double delight for the India by clinching the men's title in the tournament held in New Delhi. He beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a closely fought 55-minute encounter.
Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which set the Formula One season alight.
Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the World junior bronze medallist, has clocked a wind-assisted 9.87-second victory at the Texas Relays athletics tournament in Austin, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions.
Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton rankings, on Saturday said she had contemplated 'quitting badminton' after last year's World Championships.
Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session on Saturday.
When the new rankings are released on Thursday, the 25-year-old Saina Nehwal will become the first Indian woman shuttler to hold the coveted World No. 1 spot, breaking the Chinese stronghold on the rank since December 2010.
Malli Mastan Babu, an ace mountaineer who had climbed the Seven Summits in 172 days, has gone missing during a solo expedition in the Andes.
There was a choice to cheer for RMV Gurusaidutt, former world champion Ratchanok Intanon or a bit later, HS Prannoy, who got rid off top seed Jan O Jorgensen in the previous round.
Michael Clarke's retirement decision overshadowed the eve of the World Cup final, with the Australian captain using a pre-match news conference to reveal Sunday's tournament decider against New Zealand would be his last one-day international.
Five-time world champion Lin Dan suffered a shocking loss against eighth seed Tommy Sugiarto, while leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth entered the semifinals of the $275,000 India Open Superseries in Delhi on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton found a new way to demonstrate Mercedes' domination of Formula One by sitting out two thirds of Friday's practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix and yet was still the fastest.
Kevin Pietersen's desire to play for England again received a boost when he re-joined English county side Surrey for the forthcoming season on Wednesday.