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Forbes released 2015 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole Indian and only cricketer in the list with earnings of 31 million US dollars.

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

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 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.

FC Barcelona won 2015 UEFA Champions League title

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

This was the fifth time Barcelona has been crowned with the title and their fourth in the last decade after their victories in 2006, 2009 and 2011.

Indian Basketball Players Association launched in New Delhi

Published on: 10-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The launching ceremony also saw the nomination of President and other members of the IBPA.

Shah Rukh Khan acquired CPL T20 team Trinidad & Tobago

Published on: 10-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Shah Rukh Khan is the first owner of an Indian Premier League team to own an overseas cricket franchise.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1

Published on: 09-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

For Hamilton, it was the fourth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Montreal’s Isle Notre-Dame, where he earned his first Grand Prix win in 2007.

Momota and Ratchanok won Indonesia Open Badminton titles

Published on: 09-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon won the men’s and women’s singles respectively of the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament.

Manchester United Football Club became World’s most valuable brand with 1.2 billion US dollars

Published on: 09-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Also, it became the first club to pass the 1 billion US dollar mark.

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.

Stanislas Wawrinka won Men's single title of French Open

Published on: 08-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

This was second grand slam title for Wawrinka after Australian Open 2014.

Justin Gatlin finished 100m race at Rome Diamond League in record time

Published on: 06-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this, he has become the fastest man in the history of Rome Diamond League in 100m discipline having broken the track record held by Usain Bolt of Jamaica.

AIFF signed an agreement with French Football Federation

Published on: 05-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The agreement was signed by Praful Patel, President, AIFF in the presence of Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF.

AB De Villiers conferred with South Africa Cricketer of the Year Award for 2015

Published on: 05-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Having received the annual award for 2014 also, he joined Makhaya Ntini who received the award in successive years- 2005 and 2006.

Sundaram Ravi inducted into Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for 2015-16

Published on: 05-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Sunder Ravi has become the first Indian after S Venkataraghavan who was inducted into the elite panel in 2004.

Inderjeet won gold in shot put at 21st Asian Athletics Championships

Published on: 04-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Inderjeet heaved the iron ball to a new championship record of 20.41 metres, which he achieved in his fourth attempt.

Ravi Shastri re-appointed as Director of Indian Cricket team

Published on: 03-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Team India's tour to Bangladesh will start from 10 June 2015. During the tour, India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals matches.

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.

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman inducted in BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This Cricket Advisory Committee will advise the BCCI on various progressive steps needed to enable Indian Cricket to be better prepared for the challenges of the future.

Mohun Bagan won I-League title of football after 13 years

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the final clash at Kanteerva Stadium in Bengaluru, Mohun Bagan managed a 1-1 draw against the defending champions Bengaluru FC.

Barcelona Football Club won King's Cup title for 27th time

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This was 27th Copa del Rey title for Barcelona and second of the season after La Loga.

Gurpreet Singh became 5th Indian to get quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Singh became the fifth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics after Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai, Apurvi Chandela and Abhinav Bindra.

Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

Published on: 30-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

79-year-old Blatter won another four-year term as FIFA President after he secured 133 votes in 209 (206 were valid votes) FIFA member federation.

Five women suspended for anti-doping rule violations named for TOP Scheme

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The five women who were suspended for anti-doping rule violations and named under TOP Scheme are Priyanka Panwar, Ashwini Akkunji, Jauna Murmu, Sini Jose and Mandeep Kaur.

Sevilla FC won Europa League title

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this, Sevilla, the Spain’s oldest club solely devoted to football practice, became the first side to win the Europa League four times.

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

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 25 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.

Seven FIFA Officials arrested on bribery charges in Zurich by Switzerland authorities

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The arrested officials include Jeffrey Webb, FIFA vice-president and all the officials are awaiting extradition to USA.

Union Sports Ministry gave nod for creation of RSFs by recognising federations of indigenous sports

Published on: 28-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The decision is aimed at promoting sports having only regional spread.

Trevor Bayliss appointed as head coach of England Cricket Team

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 73 people agreed

The New South Wales coach has succeeded Peter Moores, whose second spell ended in first week of May 2015 after he was sacked.

CS Santosh presented with 2014 FMSCI Motorsport Man of the Year Award

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The award was presented at a ceremony held in Bangaluru.

Kumar Sangakkara named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2015

Published on: 26-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was named as the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2015 while former Indian captain Kapil Dev was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.

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