Sport Events in September 1998
Cuba claims top spot in the World women's Grand Prix volleyball championship in Chennai.
Sebastian Xavier equals Asian championship record in the 50m freestyle (22.89 s) in the National aquatic championship in Bangalore.
Karnataka claims overall championship while Richa Misra (Delhi) and Kailash Nath (Services) the women's and men's individual titles in the senior National aquatic championships in Bangalore.
Lindsay Davenport wins her maiden Grand Slam title, beating defending champion Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open.
Patrick Rafter retains the U.S. Open men's singles title, beating Mark Philippoussis in the final.
India loses the fifth and final match of the Sahara Cup by five wickets and Pakistan wins the series 4-1 at Toronto.
American sprinter, Olympic star and 100m & 200m women's world record holder Florence Griffith Joyner dies of a seizure in Los Angeles. She was 38. India, with seven gold, 10 silver and eight bronze medals, came seventh in the final medal standings of the 16th Commonwealth Games which concluded at Kuala Lumpur.
Sachin Tendulkar's 127 not out against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo makes him the world record holder for the highest number of centuries (18) in limited overs internationals.
Britain beats India 3-2 in the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie at Nottingham.
Geet Sethi wins his fourth World Professional billiards title, beating Mike Russell in Ahmedabad. Zimbabwe wins the final one-day match at Harare, but India triumphs 2-1 in the three- match Hero Honda Cup series.