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Narinder Batra elected as new President of Indian Olympic Association

Dec 15, 2017
The chief of International Hockey Federation, Narinder Batra was elected as the President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi. The 60-year-old Batra received 143 votes out of the total 160, winning the polls with an overwhelming majority.

Rohit Sharma becomes 1st batsmen to score 3 ODI double centuries

Dec 13, 2017
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma created history on 13 December by becoming the first batsman in the history of cricket to score three double centuries in one-day internationals (ODI). The ace batsman achieved the feat during India’s second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali, Punjab.

Kidambi Srikanth achieves career-best World No 2 ranking

Nov 3, 2017
India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has achieved career-best World Number 2 ranking. The 25-year-old grabbed the spot after jumping two places in the latest BWF rankings. He was previously placed 4th behind Korea’s Son Wan Ho and China’s Lin Dan, both of whom have slipped down by 1 position.

Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj top the ICC ODI Rankings

Oct 31, 2017
Indian cricket team captains Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj became number one on 30 October 2017 at ICC ODI rankings for batsman and batswomen.

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to break 9000-run mark

Oct 30, 2017
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the sixth Indian and fastest to complete 9000 ODI runs during India’s third and final one-day international against New Zealand in Kanpur.

Kidambi Srikanth wins Men's Singles Title in French Open

Oct 30, 2017
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 29 October 2017 lifted the men's singles title of the French Open Superseries badminton in Paris. Srikanth beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to clinch the title.This is Srikanth’s fourth title in the fifth superseries final after winning in the Denmark Open, Indonesia Open and Australia Open.

Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI

Oct 18, 2017
A division bench of the Kerala High Court has restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against the ruling by a single judge bench that lifted the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer in August 2017.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian Woman to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment

Oct 16, 2017
Kavita Devi on 15 October 2017 became the first Indian woman to tie-up with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, took training from Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as The Great Khali. Besides, Shadia Bseiso became the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.

Ashish Nehra bids adieu to all forms of cricket

Oct 12, 2017
Ashish Nehra made his cricket debut in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin in India. He made his international debut in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in February 1999. Owing to injuries, Nehra did not play a single international match for India between September 2005 and June 2009. He returned to international cricket with 2011 World Cup.

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

Sep 12, 2017
Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone is the only Indian male player to reach world No.1 ranking, will be awarded a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket

Sep 4, 2017
Dhoni surpasses Dhoni, who in recent past became the sixth Indian player to play 300 ODI matches, has surpassed former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings.

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retires, his last race marred by injury

Aug 14, 2017
Usain Bolt has said a goodbye to his gigantic athletics career by rejecting a wheelchair offered by concerned officials, rolling up his shorts and hobbling in pain across the finish line with his Jamaican 4x100m teammates in support.

Suspended Jadeja ranked No 1 Test all-rounder

Aug 8, 2017
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on 8 August 2017 edged past Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to become the number one all-rounder in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.

Harampreet’s unbeaten 171 helped India to dethrone Australia in ICC Women's World Cup

Jul 21, 2017
Harmanpreet took just 26 balls to move from her half-century to a century. She used just 18 more deliveries to bring up her 150 from 100.

Lasith Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks

Jun 28, 2017
Sri Lankan fast bowler, Lasith Malinga has been handed over a suspension ban of six months after a disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of breaching his contract.

Anil Kumble resigns as head coach of Indian Cricket team

Jun 21, 2017
According to Kumble’s tweet following his resignation, Kohli had “reservations” about the coach’s style and role, which helped him to make a mind to resign from the post.

FIFA suspended Lionel Messi for four matches

Mar 29, 2017
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.

Cheteshwar Pujara plays India's longest innings

Mar 20, 2017
The Previous record of facing maximum balls during a test match was held by Rahul Dravid's 495 deliveries for his career-best 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004.

Norman Isaac became first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate

Feb 16, 2017
Now, he will be assigned to any country and will be responsible for the conduct of an entire event, ranging from actual competition management to every related aspect.

Adam Voges retired from international Cricket

Feb 15, 2017
He has retired from international cricket with a batting average of 61.87 from 31 innings, which is the 2nd highest till date.

Table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement

Jan 4, 2017
In her illustrious career she had won the gold medal in each of the Olympics, World Cup and World Champions.

Samit Gohel broke 117-year-old record in first-class cricket

Dec 28, 2016
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.

AB De Villiers stepped down from South Africa's Test captaincy

Dec 13, 2016
Faf du Plessis succeeded AB De Villiers as Test Captain of South African Cricket team. De Villiers succeeded Hashim Amla as Captain of the national team.

Virat Kohli is the fifth cricketer to score three double test centuries in a calendar year

Dec 12, 2016
Kohli’s third test century that came at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai made him the first batsman to score three double centuries’ successive series in a year.

Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Nov 13, 2016
UNDP has decided to lift the suspension from her role as the goodwill ambassador. UNDP works to eradicate poverty and inequality.

World Cup top-scorer Klose retires at 38

Nov 2, 2016
Miroslav Klose holds the record for most goals scored at the World Cup finals, hitting the back of the net 16 times. He is also the most successful goal scorer ever for Germany.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission

Oct 18, 2016
The Athletes' Commission is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and it comprises nine vice presidents and 10 other members. Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

Maria Sharapova drugs ban reduced from two years to 15 months

Oct 5, 2016
The five-time Grand Slam winner was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian & second overall to take 200 Test wickets

Sep 26, 2016
Ashwin reached the milestone in 37 matches, just one behind Aussie Clarrie Grimmett, who holds the record of taking 200 wickets in 36 Tests.

CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

Aug 31, 2016
The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

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