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Australian Open 2014:
1. Men’s Single: Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam title by defeating Rafael Nadal
2. Women’s Single: Li Na (China) defeat Dominika Cibulkova. Li Na becomes first Chinese woman to clinch title.
3. Women’s Doubles: Errani and Roberta Vinci beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina
Madrid Title 2014: Rafael Nadal defeat Kei Nishikori in the final to win the title.
Monte Carlo Masters Tennis 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka beat Roger Federer.
Miami (Sony)Open 2014:
1. Men’s Single: Novak Djokovic dominates Rafael Nadal to win fourth Miami title.
2. Women’s Single: Serena Williams beat Li Na to win seventh Miami Title
Note: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League
List of Top 5 Countries Medal Standings of Sochi (Russia) 2014 Winter Olympics:
Russian fed.
United state
Note: Fifteenyearold Russian skater Yulia Lipnitskaya has become the youngest athlete in the world to win a Gold medal at
the Winter Olympics
ICC World Cup Cricket Venue:
ODI: (One day International):
1. Australia & New Zealand: 2015 Cricket World Cup.
2. England will host 2019 Cricket World Cup.
3. India will host 2023World Cup for the fourth time.
1. Bangladesh host the: World T20 Cup 2014. (For Men & women)
2. India will host the: World T20 Cup 2016. (For Men & women)
3. Australia to host World T20 in 2020. (For Men & women)
4. West Indies to host Women's World T20 in 2018 and Under19 Cricket World Cup in 2022.
Note: ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 Australia defeated West Indies at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
The 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier are scheduled to be played in November 2013 in the United Arab Emirates.
1. England to host Cricket World Test Champions in – 2017 (for first time).
2. India will host World Test Championship in 2021.
Note: ICC U19 World Cup 2014 held in UAE. South Africa won the title.
FIFA (Football) World CUP hosts:
1. 2014: Brazil (Mascot: Smiling Armadillo to be the official Mascot
of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil).
2. 2018 : Russia
3. 2022: Qatar
FIFA ranking: 2014
1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Portugal
4. Brazil
India drop two places to 147 in Fifa ranking.
Olympics Games host cities:
1. 2014 winter: Sochi (Russia)
2. 2016 Summer: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
3. 2018 winter: Pyeongchang (South Korea)
4. 2020 summer: Tokyo (Japan)
Asian Games host cities:
1. 2014: Incheon (South Korea) (Note: 2010 Asain Games held in
Guangzhou, China).
Note: Vietnam (Hanoi) decided not to host the 2019 Asian Games
for financial reasons, and was exploring procedures to withdraw
from staging the region's largest sporting event.
ICC Rankings For Tests, ODIs and Twenty20
Twenty 20
South Africa
Sri lanka
Sri lanka
South Africa
South Africa
1. Men’s T20 World Cup 2014: Sri Lanka defeat India to win the maiden title.
2. Women’s World T20 2014: Australia defeat England in the final to win the title for the third time in a row.
3. Asia Cup Title 2014: Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan to win the title.
Note: It is their fifth Asia Cup success, equaling the record of India.
4. ICC U19 World Cup 2014: South Africa beats Pakistan to lift the title.
5. Ranji Trophy 2014. Karnataka beat Maharashtra to lift the title. Karnataka have won the trophy for seventh time.
6. Irani Trophy 2014: Karnataka won by defeating Rest of India.
7. India claim U19 Asia Cup title by defeating Pakistan in final
8. Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014: Karnataka won the title by defeating Railways
9. Grant Flower named as Pakistan batting coach.
10. 68th Santosh Trophy : Mizoram defeat Railways to win the title.
Note: This is the maiden Santosh Trophy for Mizoram also this was the first appearance for them in the final match.
11. Pankaj Advani won CCI Biliards title. He defeated twotime world runnerup Dhruv Sitwala
12. National Women's Football champions 2014: Manipur defeated Orissa in the final.
13. Deodhar Trophy 2014: West Zone lifted the trophy after defeating North Zone in the final
14. Malaysian Grand Prix 2014: Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the title.
15. Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy: Baroda beat Uttar Pradesh to win the trophy.
16. World Snooker title 2014: Mark Selby of England won maiden title.
17. Virat Kohli is number 1 ODI batsman in latest ICC rankings
18. Saeed Ajmal top bowlers in ODI ranking. He is followed by Dale Steyn and Sunil Narin while Ravindra Jadeja is at fourth.
19. Waqar Younis appointed as new Pakistan coach.
20. Martin Kilzan won the Munich ATP tournament to claim second title of his career. In the final match, he defeated Fabio Fognini
21. Chitra Magimairaj Wins World Women's Senior snooker title
22. The IndoZimbabwean tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Cara Black has won the WTA Portugal Open women's doubles title.
23. Kamal Chawla has settled for a bronze medal in the Asian
Snooker Championship being held in the United Arab Emirates.
24. Punjab won Junior National Hockey Title 2014 by defeating Odisha in the final.
25. Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells final by defeating Roger Federer.
26. India's Heena Sidhu clinched World's No. 1 spot in 10 mts air pistol event.
27. George Bailey lead Kings XI Punjab in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League
28. Australian allrounder Shane Watson will captain Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
29. Sunil Gavaskar appoints (HDFC chairman) Deepak Parekh as his special advisor for 7th edition of IPL
30. US sprint star Tyson Gay has received a oneyear doping ban from the US AntiDoping Association.
31. Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who has been stopped from receiving Arjuna Award under controversial circumstances on charges of dope violation last year, has again been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the coveted honour this year.
32. Darren Sammy retires from test cricket but remains T20 captain.
33. Ronnie O’Sullivan named as Snooker’s Player of the Year.
34. Lasith Malinga, new captain of Sri Lanka T20 team
35. New Zealand's Kiwi Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires' panel
36. Dipika Pallikal ranked No 10 in Women’s Squash Association (WSA) rankings
37. Saina Nehwal won Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton crown by defeating PV Sindhu in Lucknow.
38. BCCI recommends Ravichandran Ashwin ( Offspinner) for Arjuna Award.
39. Anirban Lahiri won Indonesian Masters golf title.
40. Grand Master Adhiban won silver medal at the Asian Continental Chess Championship
41. Delhi Waveriders beat Jaypee Punjab Warriors to lifts 2nd edition of Hockey India League cup.
42. Rafael Nadal remains top of the men’s ATP tennis rankings.
43. Serena Williams (USA) remains top of the WTA tennis rankings
44. Chennai to host World Bridge Championships next year .
45. Shaik Abdul Hameed of India won the 2014 Thailand Tour title of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).
46. Chain Singh and Heena Sidhu claimed gold medals in the seventh Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait
47. Swimmer Supriya Mondal has qualified for the 2014 Youth Olympics by winning a gold medal in the 200m butterfly event at the Dubai International Aquatic Championships in Hamdan.
48. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian veteran trap shooter jumped to the third spot in the world rankings.
49. Pooja Ghatkar clinches gold in women’s air rifle in the seventh Asian air gun championship
50. Former Australia test batsman Marcus North retires.
51. Spain's Real Madrid retained the title of the world's richest soccer club
52. Netherlands beat New Zealand to win maiden Hero Hockey World League title
53. Jimmy Walker of the US won the Sony Open golf tournament held in Hawaii
54. Veteran Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat lifts German Open title
55. Aditya Joshi is world No.1 junior shuttler.
56. Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka to win Brisbane International Title.
57. ATP Open Tennis tournament held in Chennai.
58. Jacques Kallis overtakes Rahul Dravid to become 3rd highest Test rungetter
59. Dubai tennis championship: Roger Federer defeat defeating Tomas Berdych .
60. Graeme Smith, the South African cricket team Captain announced retirement from international cricket.
61. South Africa's legendary allrounder Jacques Kallis announced retirement from Test cricket.
62. Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has become the sixthhighest runscorer in the history of Test cricket
63. Kumar Sangakkara, the cricketer of Sri Lankan national team became the second person in the history of Cricket to score a triple century and a century in the same test match, he joined Graham Gooch, the former skipper of England team.
64. Veteran Indian player Joshna Chinappa lifted her maiden WSA World Tour title with the Winnipeg Winter Club Open trophy after beating Egypt's Heba El Torky .
65. Vernon Philander of South Africa topped Test bowler ranking of ICC
66. England's spinner Graeme Swann announced retirement from International Cricket.
67. Zaheer khan became the fourth Indian bowler to claim 300 wickets in Test cricket. Jacques Kallis was his 300th wicket in international test cricket. Bowlers of India, who has taken 300 wickets namely Kapil Dev (434 wickets), Anil Kumble (619
wickets) and Harbhajan Singh (413 wickets).
68. India defeat Pakistan to lift Kabaddi World Cup 2013 title. Defending champion India retained the title fourth consecutive term
69. India win Women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013 for the third time in a row, defeating debutant New Zealand 4921 in the summit clash played at Guru Gobind Singh sports complex in Jalandhar (Pinjab).
70. Junior Hockey World Cup 2013: Germany beat France, register record sixth world title.
71. Rising Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has bagged the 'Emerging Cricketer of the Year' 2013 trophy .
72. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford from bowling in international matches because of illegal action.
73. Andy Murray crowned BBC 'Sports Personality of the year'2013.
74. Ethiopian Runner Atsedu Tsegay won Delhi Half Marathon 2013.
75. Australia beat England to seal 50 Ashes title
76. Hockey World League Final kicked off in New Delhi
77. 75th Senior National Table Tennis C’ship held in Patna
78. The first high altitude cricket stadium in South India, inaugurated at Krishnagiri in Wynad district of Kerala.
79. World and European champions Spain top the final FIFA world rankings of the year for the sixth time in a row.
80. Mahesh Mangaonkar became the first Indian squash player to win the IMET Open by defeating Greg Lobban, in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.

81. John Isner beat Lu Yenhsun of Taiwan to win Auckland title