Rafeal Nadal

Cincinnati Masters: Rafael Nadal cruises in his first match

Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first match since clinching a return to world number one while Alexander Zverev's 10-match win streak was halted at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters.

Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, improving to 15-0 in ATP matches against the Frenchman.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban

World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, was banned for five-match by the Spanish football federation. He has been banned for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the First Leg of Spanish Super Cup. 

Ronaldo received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea. He has also been fined 4,500 US dollars and has 10 days to appeal the ban.

Athletics Championships

Athletics Championships: Indian Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra to begin his campaign today

In the World Athletics Championships, Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra will begin his campaign in London today. The 19-year-old world junior record holder has an outside chance of clinching a medal and he will feature in the qualification round. Davinder Singh Kang is the second Indian in the fray.

In the Men's 200 meters race, Botswana's Isaac Makwala and South Africa's newly crowned 400 metres world champion Wayde van Niekerk qualified for the Final. 

Ravindra Jadeja Becomes No 1 Bowler

Ravindra Jadeja tops ICC ranking among all-rounders in Test Cricket

India's Ravindra Jadeja today edged out Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top-rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining top position in the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC test match rankings.Jadeja currently has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points. Cheteshwar Pujara gained a place to be third among batsmen while Virat Kohli maintained his fifth position.

World Athletics Championships In London

World Athletics Championships begins in London today; 25 Indian players to participate

The World Athletics Championships will begin in London today. 25 Indian athletes are taking part in the ten days grand event. No Indian will be in action today. 

Experts are hoping a medal for India from world junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. Everything depends on this 19-year-old Haryana athlete's performance on whether India manages to put an end to the medal drought since 2003.