This week

INTERNATIONAL

BADMINTON: World Badminton Championship concludes in Hyderabad on Sunday.

CRICKET: England will look to give Andrew Flintoff a perfect swanswong by winning the Ashes from Australia when the fifth Test begins at The Oval on Thursday. After their convincing win at home to Pakistan, Sri Lanka will now face New Zealand in the first Test beginning at Galle on Tuesday.

FOOTBALL: English Premier League matches will be held at various venues.
First leg of the UEFA Champions Trophy final qualifying round matches are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. India take on Lebanon in the Nehru Cup’s opening match in New Delhi on Wednesday.

TENNIS: The Montreal Masters ends on Sunday. The WTA tour’s Toronto Cup will start off on Monday and ATP’s Cincinnati Masters begins on the same day.

GOLF: US PGA Championship will conclude in Minnesota on Sunday. European tour’s Dutch Open commences in Kennemer Golf and Country Club on Thursday while PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship begins in North Carolina on the same day.

ATHLETICS: Sunday’s showdown between Olympic champion Usain Bolt and World champion Tyson Gay in the 100M dash will be the cynosure in the World Championships which began in Berlin on Saturday.

NATIONAL

CRICKET: The Buchi Babu tournament will start on Sunday in Chennai.
RALLYING: Second leg of Indian National Rally Championships will be flagged off in Bangalore on Saturday.

STATE/ LOCAL

BASKETBALL: State Junior championship begins at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Sunday, with the final slated for Saturday.

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

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