36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.
Weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category at 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.
Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.
Bhakti Sharma, the open water swimming champion of India set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.
Indian professional golfer Anirban Lahiri voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour.
In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.
Misbah started his ODI career in 2002. He has played 153 ODIs and scored 4669 runs at an average of 42.83. He has been the captain of Pakistan in 78 games, out of which Pakistan won 41 games.
Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone in 224th innings played against New Zealand.
One of India's greatest Test Captains MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test Cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of Cricket.
BCCI issued ban on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches, after his action was found illegal.
Rory McIlroy of Ireland on 16 December 2014 was named as the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year. He won the award for the second time in three seasons. Earlier he won the award in 2012.
With this, he became the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012.
The medal was presented to her by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta.
Sangakkara achieved the feat of crossing 13000 run during the third match of ODI series with England.
He renewed his association with KKR for mentoring the team from the 2015 season of IPL.
Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistani cricket all-rounder who bowls offspin suspended from bowling by ICC due to illegal bowling action.
Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalist nationwide thus beating compatriot footballer Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey to win the award.
UAE captain Khurram Khan became the oldest player to score the century in the One-Day International.
The award was conferred on 30 November 2014 by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Philippines.
2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar received the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes went into induced coma and died after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his head at Sydney Cricket Ground.
With this he became the second Indian cricketer to get associated with HIL
The Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma scored the highest ODI score ever of 264 runs. The score of 264 runs is also the second-highest List A score.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) on 11 November 2014 provisionally suspended Malaysian badminton player and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.
Virat Kohli became the quickest cricketer in the history score 6000 ODI run mark. He overtook legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record.
Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with 2013-14 European Golden Boot award. He shared the prize with Luis Suarez, having scored 31 times.
Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar won LG People’s Choice Award 2014. He is the third Indian player after Sachin and Dhoni to win the coveted prize.
Hockey India President Narinder Batra on 2 November 2014 became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Executive Board.
Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards Championship in Bangalore.