Ban revoked: Brazil striker Fred will play for Fluminense against Ponte Preta on Sunday after a local sports tribunal agreed to suspend the stipulated four-game Campeonato Brasileiro ban pending an appeal.
Gold rush: Indians bagged 11 golds, six silvers and four bronze medals at the XVth World Police and Fire Games 2013 in Belfast. 24-year-old Tulsi Chaitanya won three gold and a silver in swimming.
Nehwal&’s chance: World No 3 Saina Nehwal will be leading the Indian challenge at the World Championships in Guangzhou on Monday. This will be her chance to grab the only major medal missing from her kitty.
Kaul best: Medium pacer Siddharth Kaul was declared as ‘Best Emerging Cricketer’ at an Annual General Meeting organised by the Punjab Cricket Association in Mohali. He picked up 68 wickets in the season.
Sunil ruled out: India’s prospect in the upcoming Asia Cup hockey tournament were dealt a severe blow after star forward S V Sunil had to be ruled out of 24 August-1 September event due to an elbow injury.
Cruzeiro on top: Cruzeiro moved to the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro standings with a 1-0 victory over Coritiba. Luan struck the winner in the 11th minute at the Mineirao Stadium by tapping in a Mayke cross.
Tirkey turned down: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has turned down former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey’s proposal for increasing the number of teams that can participate in next year’s World Cup.
Negi wins: India&’s young chess Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi on Sunday won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen remaining unbeaten. Negi won eight rounds and drew two to finish with a score of nine points.
Mehta content: Indian cueist Aditya Mehta said he surprised himself as he graduated from bronze to gold at the World Games in Cali, recently. ‘I just focused on the basics and tried to keep it simple,’ he said.
China lose: Defending champion China suffered their second defeat at the 27th Asian Men’s Basketball Championship in Manila as they lost to Iran 51-70. Meanwhile, Chinese Taipei stunned hosts Philippines 84-79
World record: Ruta Meilutyte set her second world record of the World Swimming Championships when she broke the women’s 50 metre breaststroke record in the semifinals in Barcelona on Sunday.
Bradford draw: Bermudian striker Nahki Wells started the new English League One season by grabbing a first-half goal as promoted Bradford City earned a 2-2 draw against relegated Bristol City in London.
CPL T20: Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan stunned Trinidad Red Steel with his bowling, setting up a four-wicket win for Barbados Tridents in their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 match.
Des Raj dead: International cricket umpire Des Raj died Sunday in Pune following cardiac arrest. He was 69. Des Raj officiated in a tri-series match between Australia and Zimbabwe in 1998 before retiring in 2001.