This week

INTERNATIONAL


CRICKET:

After dismissing England for their lowest Ashes score at Headingly in 100 years, Australia will look to level the series at 1-1 in the ongoing fourth Test that is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday.

Pakistan will hope to restore a semblance of pride in their dismal tour of Sri Lanka when the final one-dayer is played at Colombo today followed by a one-off T20 international at the same venue on Wednesday. Sri Lanka lead the ODI series 3-1 after having won the Tests 2-0.

FOOTBALL: World Cup 2010 qualifying matches for the European zone will take place on Wednesday, while teams from CONCACAF zone will battle it out on Wednesday and Thursday.

A host of international friendlies are also scheduled for Wednesday.
Premier League Champions Manchester United will take on Chelsea in the FA Community Shield today.

TENNIS: Fans will be delighted to see the return of Rafael Nadal in the August 9-16 Montreal Masters, his first tournament since suffering an injury after the fourth round loss at the French Open.

The WTA tour’s Cincinnati Open will also start on Monday.
GOLF: After a disappointing British Open where he missed the cut for only the second time in his professional career, World No 1 Tiger Woods will be hoping to win his first major of the year when he tees off in the US PGA Championship at Minnesota on Thursday.

European tour’s English Open will also commence on Thursday.
ATHLETICS: The showdown between Olympic champion Usain Bolt and World champion Tyson Gay in the 100M dash will be the cynosure when the World Championships begin in Berlin on Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL: The final of the World Under-21 Championships will be in Pune today.

NATIONAL

CRICKET: The final of the two-day KSCA all-India Invitation tournament will start on Saturday in Bangalore.

LOCAL / STATE

CRICKET: First phase action continues in the under-14 BT Ramaiah shield.

TABLE TENNIS: Belgaum District Table Tennis Association’s State-ranking tournament will kick off on Thursday.

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