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St Petersburg unveils logo for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

Jan 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The logo sees each of the 13 host city logos feature a single bridge from St Petersburg. The bridges depict how football serves as a bridge between geographical and social divides, and unites nations and fans.

Punjab Royals wins Pro Wrestling League Season 2

Jan 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The winners were presented with the Champions trophy along with a prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 90 lacs. The runners up were awarded the prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 10 lacs.

Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club’s Hall of Fame

Jan 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kapil Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1983.

Chennai Smashers defeats Mumbai Rockets to win 2017 Premier Badminton League

Jan 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Awadhe Warriors, Chennai Smashers, Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets entered the semi-finals after topping the league table.

Farrukh Amonatov wins Delhi International Open chess tournament

Jan 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In the 10th and final round of the tournament, Amonatov settled for a draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh.

Gujarat wins 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Parthiv Patel’s 143 and Munprit Juneja’s 54 runs helped Gujarat to chase down a score of 265 on the final day. It was the highest successful run-chase in the final of the Ranji Trophy.

PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes' Committee

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The nomination of Indian men's hockey team captain to the FIH Athletes' Committee was confirmed by the FIH Executive Board.

FIFA votes to expand World Cup competition to 48 teams

Jan 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At the 3rd meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 9 and 10 January 2017, the council decided on a new tournament format with the 48 national teams split into 16 groups of three teams. The top two teams from each group will then move forward to a 32-team knockout stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

Jan 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Ronaldo garnered 34.54% of total votes to grab the title. He beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored 26.42% of total votes, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (7.53% of total votes) to the prize.

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 2017 Qatar Open

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

However, Andy Murray remains world number one despite the 6-3 5-7 6-4 defeat by Djokovic.

Roberto Bautista Agut beats Daniil Medvedev to win 2017 Chennai Open

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It was the second time that the Spaniard was playing a final at the Chennai Open. In 2013, he ended up as a runner-up to Janko Tipsarevic in 2013 at the Nungambakkam stadium.

Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan win Chennai Open Men's Doubles title

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The duo defeated compatriots Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-4 in the summit clash held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Sania Mirza wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’s Doubles title

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The top-seeded Indo-American duo scored 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final of the tournament.

Virat Kohli named Team India ODI, T20 captain

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Virat Kohli will lead Team India in all three formats as he was anointed as captain for the ODI, T20 series against England.

Bindra and Padukone part of Government Panel for National Sports Development Code

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The committee will be chaired by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas.

India wins 2016 SAFF Women's Championship

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The early goal in the finals was scored by India’s Dangmei Grace in the 12th minute. In the second half of the game, goal from India’s Sasmita Malik and Indumathi helped the Indian women fetch the title.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as Captain of India ODI and T20I teams

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The ace Indian cricketer also informed BCCI that he will be available for selection for the upcoming series against England. However, he would not be continuing in the skipper's role.

Arthur Morris inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Morris is regarded as one of Australia's greatest left-handed batsmen.

Table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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

Supreme Court sacks Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from BCCI

Jan 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The apex court has also issued a notice to Thakur and Shirke, asking ‘why the duo should not be tried for perjury and contempt?’

Union Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Olympic Association

Jan 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision was taken after the appointments of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala as life presidents of the national Olympic body.

Somdev Devvarman announces retirement from professional tennis

Jan 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He has featured in an ATP Tour final by reaching the championship match of the Chennai Open in 2009 and the South African Open in 2011.

IFFHS names Lionel Messi as World's Best Playmaker for 2016

Jan 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The footballer won the award for his overall contribution to club and country.

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins announces retirement

Dec 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In his 16-year career as a professional, Wiggins won the Tour de France and a record eight Olympic medals.

Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic announces retirement

Dec 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The tennis player is the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament.

Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The news was announced on 27 December 2016 in the meeting of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) meeting held in Chennai. The IOA accepted Meghalaya's bid to host the National Games overshadowing four other bidders, which were Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgargh and Uttarakhand.

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.

Virat Kohli chosen Cricket Australia’s ODI Captain of Year

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Cricket Australia stated that Kohli played only 10 one-day matches in 2016; however, he underlined his status as one of the best in the 50-over format.

Indian Olympic Association appoints Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The IOA unanimously appointed the Kalmadi and Chautala to the post during its Annual General Meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.

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