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English Snooker legend Steve Davis retired

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

His last match came on 10 April 2016 where he lost against Fergal O'Brien and failed to qualify for 2016 World Championship.

India's Durga Thakur promoted as International Umpire by International Hockey Federation

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The decision was taken after watching her performance at the Hawkes Bay Cup that was held in April 2016 in Hastings, New Zealand.

FIH announced new structure of International hockey events from 2019

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

FIH also decided that Champions Trophy -- held once in two years since 1978 -- will be scrapped and the 2018 edition in Amsterdam will be the last tournament.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2016: Djokovic and Serena won Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This was Djokovic’s back-to-back second Laureus Award for Sportsman of the Year, whereas Serena Williams won the Laureus Awards for Sportswoman of the Year for the fourth time.

Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Inzamam, a veteran of 120 tests and 398 one-day internationals, replaced Haroon Rasheed as chief selector.

Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

She earned a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics qualifying event to book a berth for artistic gymnastics in Rio Games to be held in August 2016.

Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this, he made a hat-trick by winning all three Grand Prix that were held in 2016. The other Grand Prix include 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix and 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Australia won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This was the 9th title for the Aussies at this tournament having last won it in 2014.

Sri Lanka’s veteran spinner Rangana Herath announced retirement from T20, ODI

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Herath had a career best in Tests of 9 for 127 against Pakistan in 2014, 4 for 20 in ODIs against India in 2013 and 5 for 3 inT20s against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014.

Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils to win Monte Carlo Masters title

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Nadal, appearing in his 100th Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour final, won 7-5 5-7 6-0 in 2 hours 46 minutes to claim his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, but his first since 2012.

WADA revoked accreditation of Moscow Antidoping Center

Published on: 17-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The laboratory was suspended on 10 November 2015 as recommended in the WADA independent commission report that laid bare evidence of state-sponsored doping and corruption in sport in Russia.

Kane Williamson named Wisden Almanack's Cricketer of the Year

Published on: 14-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

For the first time two New Zealand players - Williamson and Brendon McCullum - were named among the Wisden Almanack's Five Cricketers of the Year.

England Cricketer James Taylor retired from International Cricket

Published on: 13-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At the time of his retirement, Taylor had the fourth-highest limited-overs average (53.11) in international and domestic cricket history after Michael Bevan (57.86), Cheteshwar Pujara(54.12) and AB de Villiers (53.53).

Shiv Chawrasia won Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March

Published on: 13-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In March 2016, Chawrasia showed excellent performance in his National Open to win his third Asian Tour title by defeating 2015 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year Anirban Lahiri and Korean rising star Jeunghun Wang by two shots.

Danny Willett won 2016 US Masters golf championship

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 2016 Masters Tournament was the 80th edition of the Masters Tournament. It was held from 7 April to 10 April 2016 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Anthony Joshua won International Boxing Federation title

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Joshua captured his first world title in only his 16th professional fight.

Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long to win Malaysian Open 2016

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The title is Chong Wei's 11th Malaysia Open crown after having won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and consecutively from 2008-2014.

Japan's shuttler Kento Momota axed from Rio Olympics over illegal gambling

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Nippon Badminton Association announced the suspension denying him a spot on the team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

FIFA released Coca-Cola World Rankings 2016

Published on: 09-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

A total of 171 games were taken into account for the Ranking which includes 51 qualifiers for Russia 2018 and 60 continental qualifiers and 60 international friendlies.

Kento Momota and Ratchanok Intanon won 2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open badminton titles

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In the final match held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi, Momota defended the men’s singles title by defeating Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen 21-15 21-18.

Indian men won Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

To clinch the title, India collected 17 points, two more than World and Olympiad champions China.

ICC announced World T20 men and women teams of the tournament

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Indian player Virat Kohli was chosen as captain of the men’s side while Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies was named to lead the women’s line-up.

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.

ICC released Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

India retained its numero uno T20 status that it achieved in January 2016 for the first time since August 2011.

Germany’s Nico Rosberg won 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Rosberg's 16th Formula One victory was also his fifth in succession after he won the final 4 races of 2015 season and the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.

West Indies won Women's title of ICC World T20 2016

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Batting first Australia was bowled out at a score of 148 for 5 wickets and in reply West Indies scored 149 at the loss of 2 wickets in 19.3 over.

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka won 2016 Miami Open titles

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Victoria Azarenka of Belarusia and World No 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won women’s and men's singles titles of the 2016 Miami Open at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami on 2 and 3 April 2016 respectively.

West Indies defeated England to win ICC World T20 Men’s title

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

England batting first was bowled out at a score of 155 for 9 wickets and in reply to the target West Indies scored 161 at the loss of 4 wickets in 19.4 over.

Shiva Thapa won Silver at Asian/Oceania Qualifying event in China

Published on: 03-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With this win, the 22-year-old Thapa became the first Indian boxer to book a seat in the Rio Olympics.

Zaheer Khan appointed Captain of Delhi Daredevils for 2016 IPL season

Published on: 29-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He would replace South African all-rounder JP Duminy who was captain in the last season.

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