1) Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori to win US Open 2014: Marin Cilic clinched his first Grand Slam title on 8 September 2014, shattering Kei Nishikori's bid to become the first Asian man to win a major with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the US Open final. Cilic, the 14th-seeded 25-year-old, becomes the first Croatian man to win a major since Goran Ivanisevic, now his coach, at Wimbledon in 2001.
Cilic, playing in his 28th Grand Slam event, is the lowest-ranked champion since Pete Sampras, then 17th in the world, claimed the 2002 title in New York. This year's final was the first at a major not to feature either Djokovic, Federer or Nadal since the 2005 Australian Open -- so long ago that it was pre-Twitter.
2) ICC suspended Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect because his bowling action was found to be illegal. The ICC said in a statement that an independent analysis of Ajmal’s action found that “all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.” The decision to ban Ajmal is a big blow for Pakistan, for whom he has been a consistent match-winner. Since the start of 2011, nobody has taken more international wickets than Ajmal's 328.
3) PM Narendra Modi to meet Obama on Sept 29-30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29 and 30, US officials said. The meeting will mark Modi's first visit to Washington since he swept to power in May elections. The White House said the talks would "deepen the US-India strategic partnership."
4) Neel Mukherjee’s book makes the cut for Man Booker Prize: Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee’s latest novel The Lives of Others, set in troubled Bengal of the 1960s and centred around a dysfunctional family, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize 2014, in its debut as a global literary award. Mr. Mukherjee, who studied at Oxford and Cambridge, was also the only Indian-origin author to be longlisted earlier this year, the first time the prestigious literary award opened up for anyone writing in English regardless of nationality. Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the U.K. and Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe. For the first time in its 46-year history, the £50,000-prize has been opened up to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the U.K.
5) RBI says 70 years upper age limit for private bank CEOs, whole-time directors: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday capped the maximum age at 70 years for a managing director, chief executive officer or whole time director in a private bank. The change has been made to align the rules for private sector bank in line with the provisions of the new companies law, which says, “No company shall appoint or continue the employment of any person as managing director, whole time director or manager who is below the age of 21 years or has attained the age of 70 years,” RBI said in a notification on its website.