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Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.

Jimjang Deru created national record in weightlifting in 56-kg category

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

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.

Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.

Bhakti set world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

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.

Golfer Anirban Lahiri voted Asian Tour’s 2014 Players’ Player of the Year

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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.

Roger Federer won Brisbane International Tennis title

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

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.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became fastest to score 12000 Test runs

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

Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone in 224th innings played against New Zealand.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from Test cricket

Published on: 30-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

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 banned spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive cricket

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

BCCI issued ban on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches, after his action was found illegal.

Rory McIlroy named 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of Year

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 174 people agreed

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.

Australian Cricketer David Warner completed 1000 runs in 2014

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

With this, he became the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012.

Boxer Sarita Devi accepted Asian Games Bronze Medal

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The medal was presented to her by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta.

Kumar Sangakkara became fourth batsman to complete 13000 ODI runs

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Sangakkara achieved the feat of crossing 13000 run during the third match of ODI series with England.

Jacques Kallis appointed mentor and batting consultant for IPL team Kolkata Knight Rider

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He renewed his association with KKR for mentoring the team from the 2015 season of IPL.

ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez for illegal bowling action

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistani cricket all-rounder who bowls offspin suspended from bowling by ICC due to illegal bowling action.

US football team goalkeeper Tim Howard won 2014 US Player of year award

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

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 a century in ODI

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

UAE captain Khurram Khan became the oldest player to score the century in the One-Day International.

Baichung Bhutia became the first Indian Footballer to conferred AFC Hall of Fame Award

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The award was conferred on 30 November 2014 by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Philippines.

Boxer Manoj Kumar received Arjuna Award

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar received the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.

Australian opener Philip Hughes died after being in induced coma

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

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.

Cricketer Suresh Raina became co-owner of HIL franchise team Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Published on: 19-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

With this he became the second Indian cricketer to get associated with HIL

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma scored the highest ODI score ever of 264

Published on: 13-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 73 people agreed

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.

BWF provisionally suspended Lee Chong Wei due to anti-doping regulation violation

Published on: 12-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

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 fastest cricketer to reach 6000 ODI runs

Published on: 10-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Virat Kohli became the quickest cricketer in the history score 6000 ODI run mark. He overtook legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record.

Cristiano Ronaldo received 2013-14 European Golden Boot award

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with 2013-14 European Golden Boot award. He shared the prize with Luis Suarez, having scored 31 times.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar won LG People’s Choice Awards

Published on: 05-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

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 became a member of FIH Executive Board

Published on: 03-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

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

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards Championship in Bangalore.

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