Gold for Kumar: Kush Kumar won India’s first gold medal at the second Asian Youth Games after defeating Malaysia’s Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal in the men’s singles squash competition in Nanjing.
TT Bronze: Abhishek Yadav fought valiantly against world No. 1 Zhendong Fan before bowing out 2-4 (4-11, 13-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11, 7-11) in the semi-final to settle for bronze at the second Asian Youth Games.
Nehwal wins: Hyderabad Hotshots, spearheaded by Saina Nehwal, brought down the high flying, unbeaten Pune Pistons in impressive style with a comprehensive 4-1 victory in the Indian Badminton League.
Bid rejected: Everton have rejected a double offer from Manchester United for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini amounting to £28m. The derisory fee for both players had angered Everton officials.
Dashed hopes: Mechanical problems, highlighted by a blown engine, wrecked the weekend for India’s Armaan Ebrahim and BMW Sports Trophy Team India in round four of the 2013 FIA GT World Series.
Lee impressed: Lee Chong Wei is yet to hit his first shuttle in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) but he has already proclaimed that the ongoing event is better than the hugely competitive China League.
Gyarmati dead: Dezso Gyarmati (85), perhaps the greatest waterpolo player ever, passed away on Sunday. Gyarmati was in Hungary’s waterpolo team in five (1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964) Olympics, winning medals in all.
Overage players: Sports minister Jitendra Singh has ordered an inquiry after AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said that confusion in the eligibility rules led to the selection of overage athletes for the second Asian Youth Games.
Record deal: Southampton broke their club record transfer fee on Sunday when they paid Roma £15 million for striker Pablo Osvaldo. The four-year deal betters the £12.5million Southampton paid for Victor Wanyama.
Ganguly&’s view: Sourav Ganguly on Monday said batting master Sachin Tendulkar’s comment that
selectors need to look beyond statistics while picking fresh talents has been blown out of context.
Tami Nadu through: Tamil Nadu, its President XI side, defending champions Karnataka and Andhra have qualified for the quarterfinals of the All India Buchi Babu Cricket tournament in Chennai.
Independence Cup: Karatekas from Arunachal Pradesh won eight medals, including two gold ones, in the ninth Independence Cup Karate Championships held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.