Force India: The Force India Formula One team will evaluate British GP2 racer James Calado at the 17 July – 19 July Young Driver Test. Calado has already driven the VJM06 during straight-line aero testing.
Goal-keeping coach: Ahead of the Asia Cup, Hockey India is to hire a specialist foreign goal-keeping coach for the Indian men’s team. A troika has been short-listed for the event to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 24 September.
Numbers game: Neymar has been told he has a choice between wearing the number 7 or 11 for Barcelona. The No 11 shirt became available on Monday once Bayern Munich confirmed the signing of Thiago.
Copa Libertadores: Ronaldinho says Atletico Mineiro has “no greater wish” than to win the Copa Libertadores football title for the first time in the club’s history. The Brazilian club will face Paraguay’s Olimpia in the final.
Beckham’s wish: David Beckham says he is in no mood to coach or manage any team. He retired from football in May this year. His fans expected him to take up a coaching role which he does not wish.
Gomez gameplan: Mario Gomez, who chose to leave European champions Bayern Munich for Fiorentina, believes that by transferring to a smaller club he will get more playing time and stay in form.
Real worth: Real Madrid top Forbes list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots. Real Madrid are worth $3.3 billion. United are worth $3.17 million.
Asian GP: Sorang Yumi and Maselo Mihu, from Arunachal Pradesh, will represent the country in the second Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships to be held at Ullanbaatoar, Mongolia.
New players: Fresh I-League entrants JSW Sports roped in England-based defenders John Johnson and Curtis Osano on Tuesday. Johnson turned out for Middlesbrough in one match in the English Premier League.
Sharapova out: World No 2 Maria Sharapova pulled out of next week’s Women’s Tennis Association Tour Standford Classic meet with an injury.The Russian suffered the left hip injury during Wimbledon.
Cash crunch: Hindustan FC have urged the AIFF not to force clubs to pay for travelling and staying in hotels during the second division I-League’s regional rounds after parting with a heftyparticipation fee.
German tie: German lock manufacturing major, ABUS, have joined hands with Kalighat Milan Sangha Football Club to promote the game across the country and use it as a tool for social change.