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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza appointed as Brand Ambassador of Telangana

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was appointment as Brand Ambassador of Telangana on 22 July 2014.

Germany’s football team captain Philipp Lahm announced retirement

Published on: 19-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

German football captain, Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international career. He will continue playing for the club Bayern Munich.

Rahul Dravid elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the 47th member of Laureus World Sports Academy panel.

Jayawardene announced retirement from Test Cricket

Published on: 15-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene announced his retirement from Test Cricket. He will play his last test against Pakistan in August 2014.

Sim Bhullar became first Indian-origin basketball player to join NBA

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Sim Bhullar became the first basketball player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful on 18 June 2014 was banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel

Sourav Ganguly joined Mudgal Committee on IPL spot-fixing

Published on: 09-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

Former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly on 8 June 2014 joined Mudgal Committee as an expert on cricketing affairs.

Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar won Gold and Silver

Published on: 03-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar won Gold and Silver respectively in International Competition.

Sachin Tendulkar selected as goodwill ambassador for 35th National Games

Published on: 28-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games, Kerala scheduled to be held from January-February 2015.

Tadvi won Silver Medal in 3000m race in Youth Olympics Games Qualification event

Published on: 23-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

India’s distance runner, Kisan Tadvi won silver in boys 3000m race in 2014 Youth Olympics Asian Area Athletics Qualification event in Bangkok.

Snooker Champion Chitra nominated for Arjuna Awards 2014

Published on: 22-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Snooker champion Chitra Magimairaj nominated for Arjuna awards announced by the Billiards and Snooker Association of India (BSFI).

Sir Jack Brabham, three-time F-1 champion died in Australia

Published on: 19-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Three-time F1 world champion, Sir Jack Brabham died at the age of 88. He is the only driver, who won a title by a car bearing his name.

Grant Flower named as Pakistan batting coach

Published on: 16-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Former Zimbabwe batsman, Grant Flower has been named as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team for two years.

Dennis Lillee left Cricket Australia coaching post over pay hike

Published on: 09-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Australian Test great Dennis Lillee and mentor of Mitchell Johnson's quit his post at Cricket Australia after being refused a pay rise.

Virat Kohli ranked no 1 in ICC One Day International rankings

Published on: 07-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Virat Kohli was ranked no 1 in ICC list of One Day International (ODI) ranking released in Dubai on 4 May 2014.

Elena Baltacha, the former British Tennis player died due of liver cancer

Published on: 06-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Elena Baltacha, the former British No 1 tennis player died of liver cancer at the age of 30.

Dipika Pallikal ranked 10th in Women Squash Association rankings

Published on: 06-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Dipika Pallikal ranked 10 in the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) rankings released on 4 May 2014.

Trap Shooter, Manavjit Sandhu ranked at third spot in ISSF World Ranking

Published on: 03-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Indian trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu jumped to the third spot in the world rankings from 16th after winning gold at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson.

Sharath Gayakwad won 2 Bronze, 1 silver at IDM Berlin 2014

Published on: 29-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 135 people agreed

Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad won two Bronze and single Silver at the IDM Berlin 2014.

Hockey India Appointed Harendra Singh as coach of junior team

Published on: 21-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Hockey India on 19 April 2014 appointed former senior coach Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men's team.

Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins announced retirement

Published on: 12-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Gareth Hopkins the former New Zealand wicketkeeper on 11 April 2014 announced his retirement from cricket.

Sachin became 1st Indian cricketer on cover page of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar adorned on the cover page of the 151st edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack published in London.

India's Heena Sidhu clinched World's No. 1 spot in 10 mts air pistol event

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 112 people agreed

Heena Sindhu clinched World’s Number One spot in 10 meters air pistol event.

Iwao Hakamada awarded with the Boxing Belt by WBC

Published on: 07-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Iwao Hakamada has been awarded with an honorary championship belt by WBC. He was released after 48 years in prison following a murder conviction.

Viswanathan Anand raises to No. 3 in FIDE world chess rankings

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Viswanathan Anand ranked World number 3 in the rating list released by FIDE.

Rusi Dinshaw, Pakistan’s only Parsi cricketer died

Published on: 26-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Rusi Dinshaw, the only Pakistani cricketer of Parsi Community died in Karachi. He was suffering from schizophrenia.

Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai won BNP Paribas Open 2014

Published on: 18-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar voted Cricketer of the Generation

Published on: 15-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar has voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by a 50-member by beating Shane Warne and Jacques Kallis.

Heena Sidhu and Chain Singh won Gold at 7th Asian Air Gun Championship

Published on: 11-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the Women’s Air pistol event at the 7th Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait

Pooja Ghatkar won Gold medal at Asian Air Gun Championship

Published on: 10-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Pooja Ghatkar, Indian shooter won the gold medal in women’s air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait.

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