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Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova

Granted wild card Italian Open as makes her return from a doping ban.

Rafel Nadal

Miami open tournament won against 31st seeded player, German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber. With this win he has registered a win in his 1000th match which is very big achievement in his career.

Swiss Professional Tennis Player Roger Federer

Won his fifth BNP Paribas Open Tennis

Tournament crown

Rio Open 2017 Winner List




Men’s Single

Dominic Thiem (Austria)

Pablo CarrenoBusta (Spain)

Men’s Double

(Spain) Pablo

CarrenoBusta/Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay)

Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah (Colombia)

2017 Dubai Tennis Championships




Men’s Singles

Andy Murray (United Kingdom)

Fernando Verdasco(Spain)

Women’s Singles


Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark)

Men’s Doubles

Netherlands Pair

Jean-Julien Rojer / Romania HoriaTecau

Rohan Bopanna (India) / Marcin Matkowski (Poland)

Women’s Doubles

Ekaterina Makarova(Russia) / Elena Vesnina(Russia)

Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) / Peng Shuai ( China)

2017 Brasil Open - Overview


Uruguay Pablo Cuevas

Spain Albert Ramos Vinolas


Brazil Rogerio Dutra Silva /

Brazil Andre

New Zealand Marcus Daniell / Brazil Marcelo


2017 Mexican Open - Overview

Men’s singles

Sam Querrey (United States)

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Women’s singles

LesiaTsurenko (Ukraine)

Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Men’s Doubles

Jamie Murray / Brazil Bruno Soares (United Kingdom Pair)

John Isner / Spain Feliciano Lopez, (United States Pair)

Women’s Doubles

DarijaJurak (Croatia) / Anastasia Rodionova (Australia)

VeronicaCepedeRoyg (Paraguay) / Mariana Duque Marino (Colombia)


Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi

Received a 4-match ban after using insulting words at an assistant referee in the match against Chile

The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar

To be transformed into modern football stadium

In the latest FIFA ranking for the month Indian Football team dropped two places and is now ranked at 132nd spot as compared to 130 in
February FIFA ranking.. Argentina is at the top
Punjab defeated Railways by a 2-1. Group B final round league match of the 71st Santosh Trophy football tournament
Portugal’s Luis Norton de Matos The All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointedas the head coach of the India U-17 World Cup team
Santosh Trophy West Bengal beat Goa (1-0) to clinch the 71th title record 32nd time at the GMC Bambolim Stadium, Goa.


List of Winners of the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2017.

































Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu

Bagged the first ever gold medal in the newly included 10m pistol

India’s PoojaGhatkar.

Clinched bronze medal in the women’s 10m air rifle

India’s Deepak Kumar.

Gave an impressive performance in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi

Jitu Rai.

Won gold medal in the 50-metre free pistol event on March 1, 2017 in the ISSF World Cup


India stayed strong in its No.1in ICC Rankings

India clinched its final test series in home against Australia this season and retained its ICC Test Championship Maze.

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Irfan

Banned for 1 year for bookie Link

Tamilnadu State cricket team

Won the Deodhar Trophy by beating India Red.

Shaun Tait

Australian fast bowler officially announced his retirement from the Game

Indian Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara(29)

First Indian batsman to face 500 balls in the second innings of the 3rd Test against Australia at

Ranchi. Pujara has played 525 balls in his 202 run

India’s spin-bowler Ravindra Jadeja

Attained the top spot in the list of the Test bowlers as per the latest ICC Test Ranking

Tamil Nadu

Won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017 at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on March 16, 2017 by beating Bengal

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

The Mumbai Cricket Association and the Saurashtra Cricket Association which were Full Members earlier were downgraded to Associate membership.

Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte

Announced her retirement from all forms of cricket

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO Mobiles

Sponsorship rights for a five-year period for INR 1079 crore



To host the 2017 Men’s Hockey World League Final as well as the Men’s World Cup in 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium.

Indian women’s hockey team beat Belarus 3-1 in their fifth test to clinch the five-match Test series 5-0 in Bhopal.



Chris Bertish, a South African surfer and a sailor

First person in the worldto cross the Atlantic Ocean

Top seeded Lee Chong Wei

Won All England Championship in men’s singles event by beating Shi Yuqi from China

SSP Chawrasia

Only Indian Golfer to retain his Hero Indian Open title for the second time

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed a lifetime ban on Sergei Portugalov from sports for his role in providing illicit substances to Russian athletes.

Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand.

Announced her retirement from international cycling

India’s Billiards Champion Vidya Pillai

Settled for silver medal in the 2017 World Women Snooker Championship held in Safra Toa

Payoh, Singapore

India’s KT Irfan

Won the bronze medal in men’s 20km race walk event at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal

Won the gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in the men’s double trap event at Acapulco, Mexico

The 9th edition of Fazza International IPC Athletics Grand

Jrix Competition began in Dubai, UAE

Indian team.

Finished in a high note in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games with a triumphing 73 medals held in Austria (tally of 37 gold, 10 silver and 26 bronze with total tally of 73 medals.)

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Win the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

The Indian shuttle players Purva Barve and Varun Kapur.

Bagged double delight by winning in the Li Ning-Israel Open 2017 which was held at Sports Hall, RishonLe Zion in Israel.


14 year old Udaipur girl became the first to swim across BandraWorli Sea Link to the Gateway of India route in Arabian Sea in a record time of 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Srinath Narayanan

46th Grandmaster in the history of this sport defeating GM David Anton Guijarro from Spain at the Sharjah Masters 2017 chess tournament.

Elvan Abeylegesse,

Turkish long-distance runner stripped of Two Olympic silver medals and One Championship medal after she was found positive in re-analysis of an in-competition doping test

22nd Asian Athletics Championships will be hosted by Bhu

baneswar which is going to be conducted.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy the Indian men doubles team won the title at the Vietnam International Challenge Badminton tournament at Hanoi.

2017 World Women’s Youth Boxing Championship will be hosted by India in November for the first time since


Kripa Shankar Bishnoi

Appointed as an international match referee by United World Wrestling (UWW), the sport’s global governing body.

The Indian men’s Rugby team,

Piped Pakistan by 14-12 to claim the 7th rank at the

Asia Men’s Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Aspire

Rugby Field in Doha, Qatar.

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