World Cup: The junior Indian women’s team left New Delhi on Monday to participate in the hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany, from 27 July. India are in Pool C with New Zealand, Australia and Russia.
City slip: Manuel Pellegrini’s coaching spell in Manchester City started with a 0-2 loss to South Africa’s Supersport in the first match of the Premier League side’s pre-season campaign, with Niang and Erasmus striking.
Bayern win: Bayern Munich laboured to a 4-0 win at German third division minnows Hansa Rostock in Sunday’s benefit friendly as the European champions continue to adapt to Guardiola’s new system.
Arsenal cruise: Arsenal donned their new, Brazil-style kit and played like the former world champions as they blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour, hitting six goals after half-time.
Soccer transfer: Pune FC on Monday took in left winger Anthony D’Souza from Salgaocar. “It’s a new challenge and I am ready for it. Honestly, I have never been out of (Goa) to play. I am ready to work hard,” he said.
Football camp: Seeking to retain the title, the Indian football team will undergo a 10-day camp in Bangalore ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Championship to be held in Kathmandu in September.
British Open: Tiger Woods has made a cautious return to The British Open golf championship at Muirfield, 11 years after he saw his dream of achieving the Grand Slam blown away by a storm. He played nine holes.
England unchanged: England on Monday named an unchanged squad to face Australia in the second Test, starting at Lord’s later this week. The home side got off to a winning start in the five-Test series.
Khan chosen: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday opted for a younger chief selector when it appointed former captain Moin Khan (41) to the position after the unexpected resignation of Iqbal Qasim last month.
Captain’s move: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is doing his best to help his childhood friend, former Ranji Trophy cricketer Santosh Lal, who, ailing, was taken to New Delhi on Monday for treatment.
Fan banned: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board has imposed a five-year ban on a spectator who threw a half-filled bottle on to the field during the tri-series final between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Tour manager: Delhi & District Cricket Association joint secretary Ravi Jain has been appointed manager of the senior Indian team for their tour of Zimbabwe for limited-over matches between 24 July and 3 August.
Gold rush: Young Indian men and women boxers wreaked havoc at the Golden Glove of Vojvodina ~ an international youth boxing tournament in Kikinda, Serbia ~ with four boxers claiming gold in their events.