Serena Williams of the US won the Singles title of BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2014.
Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad on 26 October 2014 broke the 28-year old record of P T Usha of winning the most medals at a multi-discipline event by an Indian.
Barcelona Football Club player Luis Suarez received the European Golden Boot Award on 16 October 2014.
MC Mary Kom was chosen as Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign by contingent sponsors Samsung India.
Rourkela Steel Plant felicitated hockey player Birendra Lakra who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in Asian Games.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the co-owner of the Indian Super League franchise Chennaiyin FC.
USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps from all competition for six months for violating the organization's code of conduct.
China's Grand Slam winner Li Na on 19 September 2014 announced her retirement at the age of 32.
12-year-old Chitresh Tatha, a sailor of Optimist Dinghy category is the youngest sailor to represent India at the 2014 Asian Games.
ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action.
Pankaj Advani on 5 September 2014 announced to retire from the professional snooker tour.
Ritu Rani was selected to lead Indian women's hockey team in Asian Games 2014.
Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland on 31 August 2014 set world record in the womens hammer throw at the ISTAF at Berlin's Olympic stadium in Germany.
Yohann Diniz of France broke the 50-km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland.
Katie Ledecky set second world record at the Pan Pacific championships, Gold Coast, Australia after shattering her own 1500-metre freestyle record.
Adille Sumariwala, President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), was appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games on 18 August 2014.
The Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) appointed Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri as the Director of Indian Cricket Team on 19 August 2014.
Kush Kumar on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian player to reach the semi-final of World Junior Squash Championship.
Jo Pavey of Great Britain became the oldest-ever woman to win a Gold medal in European Championships...
Miroslav Klose of Germany announced his retirement from international football on 11 August 2014.
Ivory Coast Striker, Didier Drogba announced retirement from international football. He has played in three World Cups for Ivory Coast.
Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev Nikhanj was selected as the Chairperson of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee
Spanish midfielder Xavi announced his retirement from International football. He represented his country for a record 133 times.
Parupalli Kashyap on 3 August 2014 became the third Indian to win Gold medal in Badminton at Commonwealth Games
Vikas Gowda of Karnataka became the first person to win a gold medal for India in Men's Athletics in Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh.
Dipa Karmakar on 31 July 2014 became the first Indian woman gymnast and second person of the country to win a medal
Sabine Lisicki of Germany created a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour in Stanford, USA.
South African all-round cricketer Jacques Kallis has announced retirement from all-formats of International cricket.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was appointment as Brand Ambassador of Telangana on 22 July 2014.
German football captain, Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international career. He will continue playing for the club Bayern Munich.