Donald Trump expands US travel ban on N Korea, Venezuela
Sep 25, 2017 10:51 IST
what happened: Citing threats to national security, Trump declared travel restrictions for 8, including N Korea.
what it means: Full travel bans on nationals from North Korea and Chad from October 18, while restrictions for Venezuela were limited to officials. "Making America Safe is my number one priority..." Trump tweeted.
what next: The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the legality of the travel ban next month.
Hardik Pandya helps India clinch ODI series vs Australia
Sep 24, 2017 21:55 IST
what happened: Pandya's 78 helped India beat Australia by 5 wickets to win the series 3-0 with 2 games yet to play.
what it means: With their 6th series win on the trot, India have now become the No.1 side in the ODI rankings. This was also Virat Kohli's 9th successive victory as captain, equalling MS Dhoni's record.
what next: The two sides will next meet in the inconsequential 4th ODI on Thursday in Bengaluru.
ICC initiates corruption investigations in Sri Lanka
Sep 24, 2017 00:27 IST
what happened: ICC has initiated investigations in Sri Lanka. Its Anti-Corruption officers visited the country.
what it means: ICC has said it conducts 'investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so.' Ex-player Pramodaya Wickremesinghe had said that some members of Sri Lankan team had fixed games for money.
what next: ICC has urged people to get in touch with them if they have any information.
Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick guides India to win vs Australia
Sep 21, 2017 21:39 IST
what happened: Kuldeep Yadav became the third Indian to take a hat-trick as India beat Australia by 50 runs.
what it means: Batting first, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored a half-century each as India put up 252 in 50 overs. In reply, Australia were all out for 202 as Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick. India are 2-0 up.
what next: The third India vs Australia ODI is in Indore on September 24.
Jassi honour killing:Canada stays extradition of mom,uncle
Sep 21, 2017 11:47 IST
what happened: Canadian police on Wednesday refused the custody of Malkiar Kaur and Surjit Singh to Punjab police.
what it means: Kaur and Singh moved the BC Court of Appeal which stayed their extradition that was cleared by Canadian SC last month. A police team flew to Canada last week to arrest them for their trial in Punjab.
what next: The extradition now hinges on the court's verdict and will be delayed for an unspecified period
Pakistan bans Khalid Latif for five years over spot-fixing
Sep 20, 2017 19:31 IST
what happened: Pakistan cricket's anti-corruption tribunal Wednesday banned opener Khalid Latif for five years.
what it means: Latif's ban is suspended, meaning the 31-year old batsman cannot play any cricket till at least 2022. It is the harshest punishment meted out so far to a player involved in the PSL spot-fixing saga.
what next: PCB and Latif have a right to appeal the judgment within 14 days of receiving the detailed decision.
BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award
Sep 20, 2017 19:13 IST
what happened: BCCI has nominated MS Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.
what it means: A senior BCCI official said the BCCI has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision. Dhoni is already a recipient of Rajiv Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awards.
what next: If Dhoni is conferred with Padma Bhushan, he will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get it.
Bengal minister's brother disappears in Damodar river
Sep 19, 2017 16:52 IST
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what happened: Asim Ghatak, elder brother of West Bengal law minister, Malay Ghatak disappeared in the river.
what it means: He is suspected to have drowned on Tuesday morning while offering prayers in memory of his ancestors. Police officers said Ghatak probably could not apprehend the depth of the water. He slipped.
what next: His body was missing till sundown. Police and disaster management teams were conducting searches.
Honeypreet tops list of 43 most wanted Dera followers
Sep 18, 2017 12:18 IST
what happened: Haryana police on Monday released names and photos of 43 followers of rape-convict Gurmit Ram Rahim
what it means: Topping the list is Honeypreet, a close confidante of Baba, who has been absconding since August 25 conviction of Dera chief that led to large scale violence and killing of over three dozen persons.
what next: Police suspect that 32-year-old Honeypreet,who was Rahim's co-star in a few films,has fled to Nepal.
India defeat Australia to take 1-0 lead in five-ODI series
Sep 17, 2017 22:28 IST
what happened: India beat Australia by 26 runs via DLS in the first ODI in Chennai.
what it means: Hardik Pandya (83) and MS Dhoni (79) helped India score 281/7 in 50 overs. Due to rain, Australia's target was revised to 164 in 21 overs (DLS). But they could manage only 137/9.
what next: The second India vs Australia ODI is in Kolkata on September 21.
Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore GP with Sebastian Vettel out
Sep 17, 2017 20:12 IST
what happened: Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore GP to go 28 points clear of Sebastian Vettel in drivers' standings.
what it means: The victory was the 60th of Hamilton's career -- third in Singapore and seventh in 14 races this season -- and took him a huge stride closer to a fourth world title with six rounds remaining.
what next: The next F1 race is in Malaysia on October 1.
PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title
Sep 17, 2017 16:31 IST
what happened: Sindhu defeated the reigning World Champion 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to win the Superseries crown.
what it means: Sindhu exacted revenge on Okuhara, against whom the Indian had lost a heart-wrenching World Championships final in Glasgow last month. Sindhu now has a 4-4 record against the Japanese shuttler.
what next: PV Sindhu and Co. will take part in the Japan Open Superseries which will begin on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's Chamara Silva banned for 2 years for fixing
Sep 17, 2017 10:47 IST
what happened: The ex-Sri Lanka batsman was handed a 2-year ban from cricket-related activities for match-fixing.
what it means: Silva was handed the ban by Sri Lanka Cricket for breaching the spirit of the game during a Tier-B first class match held in January 2017, which was probed for alleged match-fixing.
what next: Silva has been banned from playing, coaching & administrating. He played 11 Tests & 75 ODIs for SL.
Axar Patel ruled out of first three ODIs vs Australia
Sep 16, 2017 21:06 IST
what happened: Axar Patel has been ruled out of India's first three ODIs vs Australia due to an ankle injury.
what it means: Axar Patel hurt his left ankle while playing football and the BCCI said in a statement that he has been advised rest. Jadeja, his replacement, did not figure in the original 16-member squad.
what next: India will take on Australia in the first of the five ODIs in Chennai on Sunday.
PV Sindhu labours into Korea Open Superseries final
Sep 16, 2017 12:49 IST
what happened: PV Sindhu defeated China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21 and 21-16 in a thrilling semifinal in Seoul.
what it means: Fifth seed PV Sindhu will clash with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara (eighth seed) in the final on Sunday. It will be a repeat of the Glasgow world championship where Sindhu lost narrowly in three games.
what next: Versus Okuhara, Sindhu has to hold on to her stamina after playing back-to-back three-setters.
South Africa's JP Duminy retires from Test cricket
Sep 16, 2017 12:39 IST
what happened: JP Duminy has decided to retire from Test and first-class cricket with immediate effect.
what it means: The 33-year-old left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Cape Town last played a Test vs England at Lord's in July. He has played 46 Tests, scoring 2,103 runs at an average of 32.85.
what next: JP Duminy will focus on limited overs cricket for Proteas. He will continue to play for Cape Cobras.
Ahmed Shehzad shines as Pakistan seal series vs World XI
Sep 15, 2017 23:44 IST
what happened: Ahmed Shehzad's 89 helped Pakistan beat World XI by 33 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.
what it means: Pakistan, after being asked to bat, rode on Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam's blistering knocks to post 183/4. In reply, World XI lost wickets at crucial intervals and could only manage 150/8.
what next: Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in a two-Test series, starting September 28.
FIFA Rankings: Germany topple Brazil to claim top spot
Sep 14, 2017 16:39 IST
what happened: World champions Germany pushed Brazil back to 2nd place to return to the top of the FIFA rankings.
what it means: Germany's 2-1 win against Czech Republic and their 6-0 drubbing of Norway in the World Cup qualifiers lifted them over the already qualified Brazil, who dropped points in an away draw to Colombia.
what next: Germany will take on Northern Ireland in their next FIFA World Cup qualifier on October 6.
Indian football team drops out of top 100 in FIFA rankings
Sep 14, 2017 16:25 IST
what happened: The Indian football team has dropped 10 places to 107 in the latest FIFA rankings.
what it means: Despite winning the game vs Macau and the tri-series vs Mauritius and St. Kitts & Nevis, India have seen a significant drop in rankings due to the fact that all 3 teams were ranked lower than them.
what next: India will face Macau in the second leg of their AFC Asian Cup qualifier on October 11.
Shikhar Dhawan to miss first three ODIs vs Australia
Sep 14, 2017 16:01 IST
what happened: Shikhar Dhawan will miss the first three ODIs against Australia to be with his ailing wife.
what it means: Dhawan, who has been in prime form since the Champions Trophy, even missed the last two games of Sri Lanka tour to be with his ailing mother. The BCCI has decided not to name a replacement for him.
what next: The first three ODIs vs AUS will be held on September 17 (Chennai), 21 (Kolkata) and 24 (Indore).
Amla, Perera guide World XI to thrilling win over Pakistan
Sep 13, 2017 23:14 IST
what happened: Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera helped World XI to a 7-wicket win which levelled the series to 1-1.
what it means: Perera's 19-ball 47 not out proved to be the difference as the World XI team beat Pakistan with a ball to spare in the 2nd T20 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The Independence Cup is now level at 1-1.
what next: The third and final T20 will be played in Lahore on Friday which will act as the decider.
Pakistan beat ICC World XI by 20 runs in 1st T20
Sep 12, 2017 22:59 IST
what happened: Pakistan beat ICC World XI by 20 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match Independence Cup series.
what it means: The match marked the return of international cricket to Pakistan. Babar Azam scored 86 while Sohail Khan and Shadab Khan did the job with the ball as World XI managed just 177/7, chasing 198 for win.
what next: The second match of the series will be played in Lahore on Wednesday.
Rafael Nadal crushes Juan Del Potro to reach US Open final
Sep 12, 2017 19:03 IST
what happened: World No. 1 Nadal defeated 24th seed Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in the semi-finals.
what it means: The Spaniard struggled to handle his opponent's serve and huge forehand in the opening set before finding his stride to set up a title decider with South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Sunday.
what next: Nadal is eyeing his 16th Grand Slam title and third US Open title.
Rafael Nadal beats Kevin Anderson to win 3rd US Open title
Sep 12, 2017 19:02 IST
what happened: Rafael Nadal beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third US Open title.
what it means: The French Open champion ended a 4-year title drought at Flushing Meadows and has won multiple slams in a year for only the second time since 2010. Nadal has won 5 titles in 2017 -- most since 2013.
what next: Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam in his 23rd major final. He is three titles short of Roger Federer.