Rafael Nadal admitted Thursday that he almost "destroyed" his wrist at last year's French Open, as he relived the pain which forced him to abandon his pursuit of a 10th Roland Garros title.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Najam Sethi as its new chairman.
The last time China beat India in the Sudirman Cup, shuttle’s superpower squad won by a whopping margin of a set and a half: China hoarded 152 points, India mopped up 120. The consolation margin for India in the quarterfinals of the 2011 tie of the 3-1 loss was Saina Nehwal notching a blistering straight-sets win against Xin Wang to pull one back for the littler of the two monstrous neighbours.
Bengaluru FC took one more giant step towards being part of the Indian Super League on Thursday, after submitting an official bid on the last day to do so. But fellow I-League clubs East Bengal and Mohun Bagan did not put in bids despite procuring bid documents last week. With deadline day over, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL ) merely said in a statement that ‘external validator Ernst & Young (EY) will go through the bids evaluation procedurals over the coming week’.
AS Roma's home game with lowly Genoa on Sunday will bring the curtain down on Francesco Totti's 25 years at the club but, after several months of intrigue, it is not known if the talismanic playmaker will retire altogether. Second-placed Roma had made it clear they would not offer the 40-year-old Totti another contract but he refused to play ball until Thursday, when he finally announced it would be his last game for them. Even then, he hinted that he could continue his career elsewhere - something previously unthinkable for one of the sport's most loyal players.
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell was sentenced to 100 hours of community service on Thursday after pleading guilty to drink-driving after dogs ate his pet parrot. The 26-year-old was more than three times over the New Zealand legal limit when police pulled him over last month.
Australia captain Steve Smith has played down a tense stand-off in pay negotiations between the players' union and the national cricket board, saying his team is highly motivated to cut a deal and play the Ashes against England.
Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels India’s well-rounded attack make them favourite to defend the Champions Trophy they won four years ago.
Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Real Madrid have accepted an offer to sell Keylor Navas to Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
In cricket, it is standard operating procedure to pick the best XI from a tournament after its conclusion these days, and things are no different when it comes to the Indian Premier League. Its tenth edition drew to a close with a thriller between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant earlier this week, an appropriate end to a fine six weeks.