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Table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement

Jan 4, 2017
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In her illustrious career she had won the gold medal in each of the Olympics, World Cup and World Champions.

Samit Gohel broke 117-year-old record in first-class cricket

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

While Hanif Mohammed's 499 remains the highest score by an opener in first-class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohel while remaining not out in his team's score of 641.

AB De Villiers stepped down from South Africa's Test captaincy

Dec 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Faf du Plessis succeeded AB De Villiers as Test Captain of South African Cricket team.  De Villiers succeeded Hashim Amla as Captain of the national team.

Virat Kohli is the fifth cricketer to score three double test centuries in a calendar year

Dec 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kohli’s third test century that came at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai made him the first batsman to score three double centuries’ successive series in a year.

Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Nov 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

UNDP has decided to lift the suspension from her role as the goodwill ambassador. UNDP works to eradicate poverty and inequality.

World Cup top-scorer Klose retires at 38

Nov 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Miroslav Klose holds the record for most goals scored at the World Cup finals, hitting the back of the net 16 times. He is also the most successful goal scorer ever for Germany.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission

Oct 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Athletes' Commission is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and it comprises nine vice presidents and 10 other members. Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

Maria Sharapova drugs ban reduced from two years to 15 months

Oct 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The five-time Grand Slam winner was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian & second overall to take 200 Test wickets

Sep 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ashwin reached the milestone in 37 matches, just one behind Aussie Clarrie Grimmett, who holds the record of taking 200 wickets in 36 Tests.

CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

Aug 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan announced retirement from International Cricket

Aug 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of the modern game, Dilshan invented the scoop, which has come to be known as a dilscoop, in which a batsman hits the ball behind the keeper.

Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana

Aug 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Sakshi Malik was given 2.5 crore rupees as reward money and also offered a class two level job in the state government.

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals

Aug 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The 22-year-old Tripura-girl qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings.

Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold in World Athletics championships

Jul 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His 86.48m effort helped India in bringing its first world record as well as the country’s first-ever gold in any World athletics championships.

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Jun 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The announcement from the foot balling great of his generation came just hours after he missed the penalty in the Copa America final.

Olympian Anju Bobby George resigned as president of Kerala Sports Council

Jun 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The long jumper, who in 2003 became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Athletics Championships resigned after being accused for corruption.

Sachin Tendulkar's name to be used in Kerala Government's Anti-Drug Campaign

Jun 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This agreement was reached when Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) met Vijayan at the state secretariat.

Sri Lanka seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekara retires from Test cricket

Jun 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 33-year old seamer played 21 Test matches for Sri Lanka and picked up 48 wickets since his debut in April 2005.

Rahul Johri assumes charge as first ever CEO of BCCI

Jun 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He played his first Tippeligaen (Norwegian Premier League) for Stabaek FC on 29 may 2016 and helped the team to claim a dominant 5-0 triumph over IK Start.

Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The previous record was held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who reached the landmark score against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 2005.

Stephen Curry named NBA’s Most Valuable Player for second straight year

May 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He became the 11th person to win back-to-back MVP awards and joined an illustrious club that includes the likes of James, Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson among others.

Charlotte Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from international cricket

May 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The 36-year-old, Edwards will continue to play at domestic level including the first edition of the forthcoming Women’s Super League.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy named FWA Footballer of the Year 2016

May 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

19-year-old striker became the first Leicester City player to win the prestigious FWA Footballer of the Year award with 36 percent of the vote.

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez retired

Apr 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Sanchez born in the United States to Dominican parents decided to compete in Olympics for the Dominican Republic won Olympics Gold in 2004 at Athens and 2012 at London.

Nandu Natekar became first non-cricketer to become a member of CCI's Legend Club

Apr 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Nandu-NatekarThe Cricket Club of India (CCI) is a private club incorporated on 8 November, 1933, with an objective to promote cricket and other sports in the country.

Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed suspended for two and a half years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Apr 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ahmed’s period of ineligibility will take effect from the date of his provisional suspension, 4 November 2015, and will therefore expire on 4 May 2018.

Waqar Younis resigned as Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket team

Apr 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier on 3 April 2016, Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain of Pakistan's T20 team. The 36 year old all rounder, however, said that he will be available for the One day Internationals.

Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket

Mar 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Watson retired from test cricket in September 2015 and since then he didn’t play any One Day Internationals also.

UN suspended Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador after doping allegations

Mar 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

UNDP in a statement said that it was suspending Sharapova, who worked as a goodwill Ambassador, until the outcome of the investigation into her case is known.

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