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Haryana beat Kerala to win team championship at National Youth Athletics Meet

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

However, Kerala retained the team crown for girls with 100 points, while Haryana boys topped with 108.5 points at the end of the three day meet.

101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event at World Masters Games

22 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Chandigarh-based sprinter will also compete in the 200m race on 26 April 2017. She has also registered to take part in the shot put and javelin throw events.

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas won Monte-Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The duo defeated seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in 74 minutes in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final.

Rafael Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

With the win, Nadal became the first man in the Open era to win the same event 10 times. He won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012. He won the title again in the year 2016.

Esports to be a medal event at 2022 Asian Games

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

However, the Olympic Council of Asia has not yet announced the specific video games that will be a part of the next two Asian Games.

ICC names Ganguly and Ponting as commentators for upcoming Champions Trophy

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly named as one of the commentators for the upcoming Champions Trophy along with other International captains like Ponting, Sangakkara and Smith.

Pankaj Advani defeats Sourav Kothari to win Asian Billiards Championship

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Advani has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012.

Sebastian Vettel wins 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished second and third in the race, respectively.

Sai Praneeth clinches 2017 Singapore Open Super Series

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Before Praneeth, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Srikanth have won the coveted crown.

India’s Harbhajan among 8 ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India’s Harbhajan Singh named as one among the eight ambassadors chosen by the International Cricket Council for ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

US, Canada & Mexico make a joint bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The United States makes a joint bid with Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Chinese Grand Prix

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Ferrari driver Vettel came second, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen stood third in the race.

Indian Olympic Association grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

With this, the BFI now becomes the fully recognised body for Indian boxing, having already been granted affiliation by AIBA and the Sports Ministry.

WADA publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report

Apr 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Report elucidates doping offences committed in global sport during the year 2015.

PV Sindhu reaches career-best World No.2 ranking

Apr 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

PV Sindhu became only the second Indian woman shuttler after Saina Nehwal on 6 April to break into the top-five of the world rankings in Badminton.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approved appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics

Apr 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Australian Dave Smith's appointment as second foreign coach in race walking was cleared in view of India's bright prospects in this discipline at the international events.

Misbah-ul-Haq announces international retirement post West Indies series

Apr 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Pakistan is scheduled to play three Test matches against West Indies, the first of which will start on 21 April 2017 in Jamaica.

Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016

Apr 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kohli also features on the cover of the 2017 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. It shows the cricketer playing a reverse sweep in a Test match.

FIFA bans Brayan Jimenez, former President of Guatemalan Football Association, for life

Apr 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Jimenez, also a former member of the FIFA Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, was banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level.

Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title

Apr 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion defeated Nadal in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Miami Open title.

Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin win Men’s Doubles title at Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon

Apr 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With this win, Paes grabbed his 20th ATP Challenger title. The Indian player has now won at least one title every year for the past 26 years.

P V Sindhu defeats Carolina Marin to win India Open Super Series title

Apr 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Third seeded Sindhu defeated Marin 21-19, 21-16 at the Sirifort Sports Complex. The Indian badminton player had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai in the year 2016.

Pakistani cricketer banned for one year for failing to report approach

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Irfan has been banned from playing cricket for a year for failing to report a spot-fixing approach by the bookies.

Indian forward SV Sunil named Player of the Year in Asian Hockey Awards

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

While Harmanpreet won the award in the junior men's category, Sunil has been honoured in the senior men's section.

Tamil Nadu beat India 'B' to win Deodhar Trophy

Mar 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Tamil Nadu’s Dinesh Karthik shared a 136-run stand with Narayan Jagadeesan (55) for the fourth wicket which drove Tamil Nadu to 303/9 in 50 overs.

Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse stripped of Olympic medals

Mar 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Abeylegesse tested positive on 25 August 2007 after winning silver at the 2007 World Athletics Championships in Osaka.

FIFA suspended Lionel Messi for four matches

Mar 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As a result of this ban, Messi has become ineligible for the next four competitive internationals starting with the World Cup's qualifier in Bolivia.

Ravichandran Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy

Mar 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The award was judged by a voting academy, which was completely independent of the ICC. They panel took into consideration performances between 14 September 14 2015 and 20 September 2016. During this period, Ashwin produced some extraordinary all-round performances across all three formats of the game.

Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

Mar 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Kalinga Stadium has previously successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy.

India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia

Mar 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India’s KL Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century, while Ajinkya Rahane made an aggressive 37 runs in the fourth Test.

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