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AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly's record of fastest 8000 ODI runs

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his 182 innings, broke the previous record of record of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Aditi Chauhan became India's first woman to play in English league football

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

She made her debut for the women’s team of the West Ham United in the opening game of the season against Coventry City.

Sania Mirza became second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The first tennis player to be named for the top award was Leander Paes. He was bestowed the honour way back in 1996 after his bronze medal in the Atlanta Olympics.

Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The decision to suspend Gurbaj was taken after a meeting of Hockey India's disciplinary committee headed by Harbinder Singh with the midfielder and former India coach Jude Felix.

Michael Clarke announced retirement from International Cricket

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Clark will play his last Test at the Oval, London, scheduled to be held from 20 August to 24 August 2015.

14-year-old Lucknow boy Prabhroop Sekhon won 2 Gold at Special Olympics World Games

Published on: 01-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 is the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Hockey India appointed Roelant Oltmans as coach of Men’s national team

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The 69-year old Dutchman will be at the helm of affairs at least till 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Amelie Mauresmo inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

She's one of only three Frenchwomen to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, alongside Mary Pierce and Marion Bartoli.

BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption

Published on: 14-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

BCCI in its decision said that his involvement in any form of cricket, affiliated with the BCCI stands suspended till the time the disciplinary committee of the BCCI passes appropriate orders.

Kagiso Rabada became second bowler to claim hat-trick on ODI debut

Published on: 11-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam was the first debutant to take an ODI hat-trick. He achieved the fete in 2014 at Mirpur.

Inderjeet Singh became first Indian to win a Gold Medal at World University Games in Gwangju

Published on: 09-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

The silver medal of the event was won by Andrei Marius Gag of Romania with a throw of 19.92m while Alexander Bulanov of Russia took the bronze with a throw of 19.84m.

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was stripped of the title after he failed to pay the WBO, a 200000 dollar fee to administer the fight by July 3 deadline.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Ajay Ratra retired from all forms of Cricket

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Kanitkar was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler and Ratra was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper.

Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

He will play for Dallas Mavericks during the 2015-16 season.

Leander Paes became 47th player to join 100 partners club on ATP Circuit

Published on: 26-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Of these 100 partners, While 71 played with him on the tour level, 29 at the Challenger level.

Steffi Graf appointed as Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Graf’s 22 singles titles is second all-time behind Margaret Court who won 24 titles, and marks the record for most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968.

Debendranath Sarangi elected as President of Squash Rackets Federation of India

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He will be in the office till 2019.

Sharad Pawar re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar along with Ashish Shelar was elected as Vice-President of the MCA.

Harbhajan Singh became 9th highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket

Published on: 16-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The 'Turbanator' is now only 20 wickets short of beating Kapil Dev's 434 Test wickets to become second highest wicket-taker in history of Indian Test cricket after Anil Kumble's 619 wickets.

England’s cricketer Matt Prior retired from all forms of cricket

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The first English wicketkeeper to score a century on debut was not able to play any match since July 2014 due to the recurring Achilles tendon injury.

Rahul Dravid named coach of India ‘A’, U-19 cricket teams

Published on: 08-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The decision to appoint Dravid as the coach was taken at the first meeting of BCCI’s advisory committee in Kolkata.

Footballer Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ferdinand last played for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in March 2015.

Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Bindra became the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics and the other three in the list are Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.

Brad Haddin, the Australia wicketkeeper retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Haddin, a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper played his debut ODI match on 30 January 2001 against Zimbabwe at Hobart.

Lin Dan of China won men`s title of Badminton Asia Championships 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

With this he won the Asian championship for the fourth time.  Lin, the No. 2 seed, is a five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medallist.

Sachin Tendulkar elected as member of Laureus Sports Academy

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar was inducted, along with retired Chinese professional basketball player Yang Yang.

Liu Xiang, former Olympic 110m hurdles champion, retired

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

He became an icon in China after winning the country's first Olympic men's track and field gold medal in the 110 metres hurdles in Athens in 2004. He held the world record in 2006 with a time of 12.88 seconds.

Kyle Mills of New Zealand retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 01-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

In October 2009, he reached his at number 1 position of first on the International Cricket Council's one-day international bowler’s rankings after taking nine wickets in New Zealand’s series against Australia.

Daniel Vettori retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Daniel Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.

Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Clarke, nicknamed Pup, played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut ODI match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore.

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