India win bronze: Indian 3-on-3 team, comprising of Ajay Pratap Singh, Lovneet Atwal, P Vijay and Amit Kanarjee, brought home the bronze medal at KFC under-21 3ON3 International Challenge in Beijing.

Lukaka shines
: Everton forward Romelu Lukaku destroyed Newcastle as the Belgian marked his home debut with a double-strike in a 3-2 win at Goodison Park on Monday. Roberto Martinez snapped up Lukaku on loan.

Career-high :
Saurav Ghosal jumped two places to a career-high of 17th position in the world rankings released today by the Professional Squash Association (PSA). He is the highest-ranked Indian of all-times.

CFL 2013: Mohammedan SC could conly manage a draw against Kalighat MS in their final phase Calcutta Football League match. While Tolgay Ozbey scored for MSC, Saikat Patra was the scorer for Kalighat.

Williams through: Top seed Serena Williams stumbled her way into the third round of the China Open on Tuesday while men’s favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal powered through their opening matches.

Devvarman out:
On Tuesday afternoon, Spain’s Fernando Verdasco blasted past India no. 1 Somdev Devvarman 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 in the first round of the ATP Tour’s China Open to progress to the next round.

Pistorius’ defence:  A team of American forensic experts has flown in to South Africa to assist the defence team of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius for the trial in March, it was confirmed Tuesday.

Meditating on success: A Vipassna meditation follower,  golfer Anirban Lahiri is counting on the ancient Indian technique  when the $ 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters tees off at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.

Pinto on top:
Portugal biker Luis Leas Pinto maintained his lead in the 9th MTB Himalaya 2013 even as India’s D B Pradhan and B Devri were fighting hard to give the world number nine a run for his money.

IAAF award: World and Olympic champions Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Mohamed Farah of Britain have both been named among those on the 10-man shortlist for the IAAF 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award.

Indians qualify: Indian men’s recurve team qualified  for the elimination round after Jayanta Talukdar and Tarundeep Rai finished 15th and 16th in the on the second day of the World Archery Championships.

Nehwal honoured:  Saina Nehwal was declared Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year while her mentor and India coach Pulella Gopichand was given the Coach of the Year award for nurturing young talent.