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Sport News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 22/08/2016

CRICKET - Pakistan have taken over the mantle as the world's No.1-ranked Test team after the final Test between West Indies and India was rain abandoned. The result meant India won the four-Test series 2-0 but surrendered top spot to Pakistan, less than a week after taking over the position from Australia.

CRICKET - A wet outfield again prevented play on the fourth day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Kingsmead.

SWIMMING - Swimwear maker Speedo and luxury retailer Ralph Lauren Corp have ended their sponsorship contracts with Ryan Lochte, days after the US swimmer admitted to exaggerating his story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio during the Olympics.

SWIMMING - Swimmer Cate Campbell will reportedly undergo surgery for a hernia when she returns to Australia from her disappointing Olympic games campaign. The 100m world champion developed a hernia three months ago, but is refusing to blame it for her Rio results, The Australian has reported.

CYCLING - Alexandre Geniez of France has held off an attack by the title favourites on a brutal final climb to win the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta.

TENNIS - Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych will not play in this year's US Open after he was diagnosed with appendicitis while playing in the Cincinnati Open.

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