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

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 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

Published on: 27-JUN-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

Published on: 23-JUN-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

Published on: 02-JUN-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

Published on: 02-JUN-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

Published on: 01-JUN-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

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 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

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 8 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

Published on: 12-MAY-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

Published on: 12-MAY-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

Published on: 03-MAY-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

Published on: 28-APR-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

Published on: 27-APR-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

Published on: 21-APR-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

Published on: 05-APR-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

Published on: 25-MAR-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

Published on: 16-MAR-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.

Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test at Australian Open

Published on: 08-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The International Tennis Federation said Sharapova, a five time Grand Slam champion, is provisionally suspended from 12 March 2016 pending further action.

Cricketer Aaron Phangiso suspended for illegal bowling action

Published on: 02-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The tests were conducted by an ICC accredited laboratory at the University of Pretoria's High-Performance Centre after he was reported for suspect action on 25 February 2016.

New Zealand cricketer Brendon Barrie McCullum retired from One-Day Internationals

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He played 260 ODIs and scored 6083 runs matches. They include 5 centuries and 31 half-centauries.

ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Yasir was suspended after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC's Anti-Doping Code that relates to the presence of a banned substance in a player's sample.

Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In his new role, Sehwag will work along with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad.

Graham Xavier Ford named chief coach of Sri Lanka for his second stint

Published on: 30-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Earlier, in January 2012, he was appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lanka national team, replacing Geoff Marsh and was in the post for two-year term till January 2014 and he declined to extend his tenure in September 2013.

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham retired from diving

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Mitcham won the 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Games, and also claimed gold in the 10m synchro platform at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Pakistan Cricketer Imran Farhat retired from International Cricket

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He made the announcement after getting No-Objection Certificate from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). With this, he would be eligible to play a T20 tournament for retired cricketers called Masters Champions League (MCL).

West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul retired from international cricket

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37, and he also posted a top score of 150 in ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60.

Hashim Amla resigned as Test captain of South Africa

Published on: 07-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Amla was named Graeme Smith's replacement as captain in mid-2014 and this was his sixth series in charge.

Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465/3, which is also a world record.

Syed Kirmani conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

On the other hand, Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards.

Andy Murray won 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Published on: 22-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

For Murray, it was the second award in three years. He received the previous award in 2013.

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