Bopanna soars: Rohan Bopanna on Monday reached a career-high fifth in the ATP World Tour doubles rankings following his semi-final appearance at Wimbledon. He also reached the mixed doubles quarter-final round.

Singh&’s feat: Shot-putter Inderjeet Singh has become the first Indian to win a medal in the World University Games. He claimed a silver medal with a personal best of 19.70m in Kazan, Russia, with his penultimate throw.

Dinamo v Dinamo: In Tbilisi, after 25 years, Tbilisi Dinamo and Moscow Dinamo met on Sunday for a friendly match before some 30,000 Georgian  fans. The friendly match ended with each side striking once.

Nanjappa better: Sharpshooter Prakash Nanjappa’s, who has won a World Cup bronze medal, was on Monday stated to be “recovering well” a few days after suffering a paralytic attack during the World Cup in Granada, Spain.

Ajax’s gain: Ajax have agreed on a one-season loan deal for Bojan Krkic from Barcelona, Ajax coach Frank de Boer confirmed. "He is a top-class player," de Boer, former Barcelona player, told the Ajax website.

Negi  joint winner:  India’s young Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was jointly declared the winner of the World Open Chess, which concluded in Virginia. Negi finished tied first with 10 others in the Open Section .

Basketball coach: The Basketball Federation of India has appointed  Francisco Garcia head coach of the Indian senior women’s team. He participated in numerous women’s professional programmes.

Birthday bash: Injured he might be, but India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday celebrations turned out to be quite lively on Sunday with the West Indian cricketers also joining the party in Port of Spain.

Ganguly’s message: Sourav Ganguly, who turned 41 on Monday, told his fans  that they should try to achieve something in whatever they did. "Try for something extraordinary or life becomes mundane,” he said.

Akram engaged:Wasim Akram is engaged to marry Melbourne resident Shaniera Thompson. The former cricketer proposed to heron bended knees in their lounge room. She has converted to Islam and will live in Pakistan.

Cricket contracts: New Zealand has named  newcomers in its annual list of contracted players, including Corey Anderson, Hamish Rutherford, Mitchell McLenaghan, Tom Latham, Colin Munro and Bruce Martin.