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Lawn Tennis:


China Open 2014:
  1. Men’s Single: Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych for China Open win.
  2. Women’s Single: Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova.
  3. Women’s double:Andrea Hlavasova and Peng Shuai defeated Cara Black and Sania Mirza

Japan Open Tennis Championship 2014:

  1. Men’s Single: Kei Nishikori Japan defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada
  2. Men’s double:Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Michał Przysiezny defeated Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo

US OPEN 2014:

  1. Men’s Single – Marin Cilic defeated  Kei Nishikori. 
  2. Women’s Single – Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki. (note: Serena Williams has now 18th Grand Slam title after winning the US Open 2014)
  3. Men’s Double –  Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan beat Granollers-Lopez

Australian Open 2015:

  1. Men Single- N. Djokovic(Serbia) beat A. Murray (United Kingdom). 
  2. Women Single-S. Williams(United States) beat M. Sharapova(Russian).
  3. Men Double- Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini(Italy) / Pierre-Hugues Harbert and Nicolas Mahut(France)
  4. Women Double- Bethanie Mttek-Sands and Lucie Safarova beat Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie

Wimbledon – 2014

  1. Men’s Single:  Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Roger Federer
  2. Women’s Single: Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) defeated Eugenie Bouchard(Canada)
  3. Men’s Doubles: Vasek Pospisil(Canada)&Jack Sock(United States) defeated Bob and Mike Bryan
  4. Women's doubles:Sara Errani & Italy Roberta Vinci(Italy) defeated Timea Babos&Kristina Mladenovic, 

French Open 2014:

  1. Men’s Single: Rafael Nadal Defeated Novak Djokovic.
  2. Women’s Single: Maria Sharapova Defeated Simona Halep.
  3. Men’s Doubles: Julien Benneteau & Edouard Roger-Vasselin Defeated Marcel Granollers & Marc Lopez
  4. Mixed doubles: Anna-Lena Groenefeld & Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Julia Goerges & Nenad Zimonjic

Miami Open 2014

  1. Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 
  2. Serena Williams beat Li Na.

Italian Open 2014

  1. Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 
  2. Serena Williams defeated Sara Errani

Madrid Open 2014

  1. Rafael Nadal beat  Kei Nishikori.
  2. Maria Sharapova beat Simona Halep.

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 2023 World Cup for the fourth time.


  1. Bangladesh hosted World T20 Cup -2014. (For Men & women). Men T20 World Cup was lifted by Sri Lanka after Defeating India.
  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 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2022.
  5. Note: ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 - Australia defeated West Indies at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
  6. 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.

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

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).
  2. 2019: Hanoi (Vietnam)
  1. Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan and lifts Asia Cup Title 2014.
  2. Roger Federer won singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship by defeating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4,6-3 in the final.
  3. Mizoram lift 68th Santosh Trophy beating Railways final match played at Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal. 
  4. Veteran Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat clinched the German Open Grand Prix Gold by defeating Dane Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the men's singles final Germany.
  5. Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells final by defeating Roger Federer
  6. Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14 by defeating Railways by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  7. Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) shocked defending Champions Haryana 4-0 to clinch the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) in Bhopal.
  8. Defending champions Air India Sports Promotion Board retained their title after beating Comptroller & Auditor General of India .
  9. West Zone won cricket's Deodhar Trophy 2014 after defeating North Zone
  10. Novak Djokovic won his fourth career title at the Miami Masters on Sunday with a 6—3, 6—3 defeat of top seed Rafael Nadal
  11. Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg.
  12. Olympian and former India captain Jude Felix appointed coach of the National men’s hockey team.
  13. Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years, overtaking Serbian Novak Djokovic, who dropped to second.
  14. Serena Williams top in Women’s ATP rankings.
  15. India to host 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup
  16. England has been selected as hosts of the 2018 women's World Cup.
  17. West Bengal, the host of the 23rd All India G V Mavalankar Shooting Championship topped the medals tally on 16 November 2013. This is the first time that West Bengal topped the medal table of national level of shooting championship.
  18. Tunisia has been suspended from next year’s Davis Cup 2014 after it ordered one of its national players to withdraw from a tournament rather than face an Israeli player.
Note: Tunisian player Malek Jaziri not to compete against Israeli player Amir Weintraub at the 2013 Tashkent Challenger in October.”
  1. Ashwin becomes number-one ranked Test all-rounder in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounder’s.
  2. Heena Sidhu wins pistol gold in World Cup shooting at the ISSF World Cup finals in Munich, Germany.
  3. Mohammed Siddikur of Bangladesh won the 50th edition of Indian Open golf tournament on 10 November 2013 at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), New Delhi.
  4. Novak Djokovic won Barclays ATP World Tour Final after defeating Rafael Nadal
  5. 53rd World FIDE Chess Championship held in Tamil Nadu. The match between defending world champion Vishwanathan Anand and challenger Norway grand master Magnus Carlsen was take place.
  6. Rohit Sharma stamped his sparkling century on debut as India against West Indies test match held in Kolkata.
  7. Gaurav Gill on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian to win the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship title on day one of the Rally of China.
  8. IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) won the 48th Bombay Gold Cup defeated Air India
  9. The Indian tennis pair Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik on 12 October 2013 won the doubles title in the 15000 US dollars ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium in Houston, USA.
  10. Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Del Potro to win Shanghai Masters 2013.
  11. Top English Premier League side Liverpool on 16 October 2013 launched a residential football academy in Pune in partnership with city-based DSK Shivajians FC.
  12. Ajit Agarkar announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket
  13. BCCI Anti-Doping tribunal bans Pradeep Sangwan. Note: Sangwan is only the second cricketer in the history of IPL after Pakistani speedster Mohammed Asif to have been found guilty of consuming banned drugs.
  14. Manipur Defeated Haryana to Lift 54th Subroto Cup Football Tournament
  15. Ding Junhui of China defeated Aditya Mehta of India to won Indian Open Snooker Title 2013
  16. Norh and South Zone declared joint winners of Duleep Trophy final held in Kochi.
  17. Dipika Pallikal Won Macau Open Squash Title 2013 in China
  18. Jorge Lorenzo won Australian Grand Prix 2013.
  19. Sania Mirza in Top 10 of World Women’s Doubles Rankings
  20. Sachin Tendulkar only Indian in Wisden all time World test XI. Don Bradman named the captain of this team.
  21. Roelant Oltmans appointed as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey.
  22. Simona Halep of Romania defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia to won Kremlin Tennis Cup 2013
  23. BCCI terminates contract of IPL team Pune Warriors for non-payment of franchise fee.
  24. Alok Kumar bags Silver at  World Billiards trophy 
  25. Sebastian Vettel won the F1 Indian Grand Prix 2013 at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida (India)
  26. Sebastian Vettel won Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix 2013
  27. Serena Williams beats Li Na of China for WTA title. She won her fourth WTA Championship.
Note: Williams' titles this year included the French and U.S. Opens for a total of 17 Grand Slam crowns. 
  1. All India Football Federation (AIFF) on 30 October 2013 signed an agreement under Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) with Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to support AIFF's Grassroots Programme.
  2. Indian men's hockey team on 3 November 2013 officially qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014.
  3. Note: The Rabobank Hockey World Cup will be held from 31 May to 15 June 2014 at The Hague, Netherland.
  4. Novak Djokovic defeated  David Ferrer to won BNP Paribas Masters Tennis Tournament 2013
  5. India's men's compound Archery team on 31 October 2013 won a gold medal in the 18th Asian Archery competition held at Chinese Taipei.
  6. Yuki Bhambri on 4 November 2013 won the ATP men’s singles title of Traralgon event in Australia.
  7. India handed out an innings and 51 run defeat to the West Indies in the first test match at Kolkata.
  8. India with 20 gold 20 silver and 12 bronze medals has topped the medals tally position in the 2nd Junior SAF Games that concluded in Ranchi.
  9. Gregg Clark - Coach of the Junior Hockey Men’s National Team
  10. Francisco Garcia (Spain) - as head coach of the Indian senior women’s basketball team.
  11. Champions League T20 2013 : Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals in final held in New Delhi
  12. Harbhajan Singh: Man of the match & Dwayne Smith was declared Man of the Series
  13. Iran wins 17th Asia Senior Men’s Volleyball C’ship by defeating South Korea.
  14. Pakistan won Under-19 Asian Rugby Championship 2013 by defeating India in Lahore.
  15. Kalpana Devi won Bronze Medal at the Judo Tournament in Tashkent
  16. Afghanistan Qualified for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after defeating Kenya by seven wickets at World Cricket League Championship in Sharjah. The world cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
  17. 35th National Games to be hosted by Kerala in 2014. Great Hornbill which has been christened as “Ammu” is the official mascot of the 35th National Games.
  18. Star, ESPN bag BCCI sponsorship rights for 2013-14 season
  19. NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 2013-14 Won by India Blue defeated Delhi in final.
  20. WTA Pan Pacific Open: The Czech Republican tennis player Petra Kvitova defeated Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final to win singles title at WTA Pan Pacific Open at Tokyo
  21. India Clinch (under 21) 3rd Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament by defeating Malaysia.
  22. Durand Cup: Kolakata giants Mohammedan Sporting create history after defeating ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi to win Cup after 73 years. The last time Mohd Sporting won Durand Cup was before Independence in 1940 by defeating Warwickshire Regiment.
  23. Buckingham Palace held its first official football match to mark FA's (Football Association’s) 150th anniversary on 7 October 2013.
  24. Afghanistan beat India to win SAFF Championship title 2013 (Football) final held in Nepal
  25. Asia Cup (Hockey) 2013: South Korea Defeated India in Final at Malaysia
  26. Pakistan beat Malaysia 3-1 to win bronze in Asia Cup
  27. Indian Cyclist Deborah Won Two Gold Medals at ACC Track Asia Cup.
  28. Sandeep Tulsi Yadav has created history by winning India's first-ever bronze medal in the 66kg Greco-Roman category at the Senior World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  29. Portugal's Luis Leao Pinto won Himalaya Bicycle Rally concluded in Shimla.
  30. Vidit Gujrathi wins bronze at World Junior Chess Championship in Kocaeli Turkey
  31. Indian basketball team win bronze at KFC U-21 3ON3 International Challenge in Beijing.
  32. Nikhat Zareen bags silver at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Albena, Bulgaria..
  33. Stephen Lee a snooker player from England banned  from Snooker for 12 Years for Match-Fixing Charges.
  34. Swaran Singh Virk wins gold at Asian rowing championship at the 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship at Luan, China
  35. Tiger Woods named U.S. PGA Tour player of the year.
  36. Sania Mirza and Cara Black of Zimbabwe  win Pan Pacific Open trophy defeated Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan in Tokyo.
  37. Deepika Kumari: settles for silver in Archery World Cup in Paris
  38. Bajrang wins bronze at World Wrestling championships held in Budapest
  39. Sebastiaan Bowier: Ductch cyclist breaks world land speed record 
  40.  World Wrestling Championship 2013: Amit Kumar (world no. 7 rank) wins silver medal.
  41. Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural season of Indian Badminton League defeated Awadhe Warriors in the final.
  • Important points about the Indian Badminton League (IBL)
    • Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan are the brand ambassadors of the IBL.
    • The six teams at the inaugural IBL are Krrish Delhi Smashers, Pune Pistons, Banga Beats (Bangalore), Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow), Hyderabad Hotshots and Mumbai Masters. Each franchise will consist of 11 players- 4 foreign, 6 Indians and 1 junior Indian.
    • Six icon players from India include Jwala Gutta (Krrish Delhi Smashers), Ashwini Ponnappa (Pune Pistons), Lee Chong Wei (Mumbai Masters), P Kashyap (Banga Beats), Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) and PV Sindhu (Awadhe Warriors).
  1. Bhuvana Kalva won 2013 ITF Women's Tennis Tournament
  2. Sudirman Cup (Badminton)  – China defeated South Korea
  3. Brazil beats Spain to win Confederations Cup 2013
  4. Champions Trophy 2013: India beat England.
  5. Shikhar Dhawan first Indian Cricketer who scored a ton on Test debut as an opener.
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL 2014, defeated Kings XI Punjab in final.
  7. Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda clinched the first gold for India in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships in Pune
  8. World soccer body FIFA again banned Iraq from holding any friendly football matches due to soaring violence, just three months after the ban was lifted.
  9. Parvez Rasool first from J&K team in Indian cricket squad.

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