Current Affairs | SPORTS

Current Affairs | SPORTS

Section J: SPORTS

June 26 to July 2


• Dabang Smashers win Ultimate Table Tennis title
• Australia beat India to win Champions Trophy Hockey title
• Indian Navy’s Abhilash Tomy participating in Golden Globe Race 2018
• Rafael Nadal regains World No: 1 ranking
• Marin Cilic wins Men’s Singles title at Queen's Club tennis
• Koreas to field joint teams in 3 sports at Asian Games
• Lee Chong, Tai Tzu win singles titles at Malaysia Open Badminton
• Uruguay beat Portugal to enter FIFA World Cup quarters
• Jinson Johnson smashes 42-year-old men’s 800m national record
• Olympic medallist Polish athlete Irena Szewinska dies at 72
• Amandeep Drall wins 8th leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in Hosur
• India win T20I series in Ireland 2-0
• ICC launches integrity app to tackle corruption
• Harmanpreet Kaur to play for Lancashire Thunder in Kia Super League
• India tops medals tally at Junior Shooting World Cup in Germany
• Indian sailors strike gold in Asian Sailing Championship
• Archer Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event
• India win Kabaddi Masters 2018 tournament in Dubai
• Janardan Singh Gehlot elected International Kabaddi Federation President
• Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix
• Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond wins Queens Cup golf in Pattaya

May 1st Week.


• Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra creates new national record at Diamond League
• China‟s Liang breaks women‟s 50km race walking world record
• India win 2 golds at Grand Prix of Liberation Shooting in Czech republic
• Shahzar Rizvi ranked World No. 1 in 10m air pistol
• Sahaj Grover wins Capablanca chess tournament
• China won both men‟s and women‟s titles at table tennis world championships
• Taro Daniel wins Men‟s Singles title at Istanbul Open tennis
• Zverev overpowers Kohlschreiber in ATP Munich final
• Two Malaysian badminton players handed career-ending bans
• Harbhajan Singh launches his talk show
• India will not play day-night test in Australia: BCCI to Cricket Australia
• Ramit Tandon wins Abu Dhabi Open Squash
• Sanghyun Park wins GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship
• India finish on top at South Asian Junior Athletics Championships
• Liverpool‟s Salah wins Football Writers‟ Footballer of the Year award
• Former AIFF Secretary PP Lakshmanan dies at 83
• Harendra Singh appointed coach of men‟s hockey team
• India‟s Neeraj Goyat is WBC Asia Boxer of the Year

April 2018.


– Women’s Cricket: India (208/9 in 49.1) beat England (207/10 in 49.3) by 1 wicket in 1 st ODI at Nagpur
– Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu (women’s 53 kg) wins gold for India
– Davis Cup tennis: India lose both Singles to hosts China in best of five series on first day at Tianjin

– Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg) wins India’s first gold medal at 21 st Commonwealth Games
– Under-19 batsman Shubman Gill signs bat endorsement deal with CEAT
– Football: Former England captain Ray Wilkins dies at 61
– Star Sports India retains BCCI’s media rights for broadcast of India’s home series in 2018-2022 for Rs. 6,138.1 crore

– China to impose additional tariffs of 25% on 106 U.S. goods including soybeans
– “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas wins 5,000-pound Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
– Rare idols stolen from Nepal 30 years ago returned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art
– 139 Pakistani citizens and entities feature in UNSC’s consolidated list of terrorists or terror-supporting organisations
– Sri Lanka-No- confidence motion against PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and his govt. defeated in Parliament

– NZ-England 2 nd test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch ends in draw, NZ win 2-test series 1-0
– S. Africa beat Australia by 492 runs in 4 th and final test at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg; clinch 4-match series 3-1
– Ex-Indian spinner Aashish Kapoor replaces Venkatesh Prasad in BCCI junior selection panel
– Himanta Biswa Sarma elected President of Badminton Association of India at its AGM in Goa

– Tennis: Rafael Nadal regains world No: 1 Men’s Singles ranking from Roger Federer
– Badminton players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth named ‘Sportspersons of the Year’ at inaugural ESPN Multi-Sport

– Football: Kerala beat defending champions Bengal to lift Santosh Trophy title in Kolkata
– Sachin Tendulkar, whose term as Rajya Sabha MP ended recently, donates his entire salary and allowances of Rs. 90 lakh to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund
– Spanish Open Challenge Table Tennis: India’s Raj Mondal and Sourav Saha win bronze medal in Men’s Doubles
– Miami Open tennis: John Isner (US) wins Men’s Singles title; Sloane Stephens (US) wins Women’s Singles title
– Britain’s Anthony Joshua wins World Boxing Organisation’s heavyweight title in Cardiff

– BCCI appoints former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as head of its Anti Corruption Unit (ACU)
– Women’s Cricket: Australia (209/4) beat England (152/9) by 57 runs in final of T20 tri-series in Mumbai
– Woman cricketer Mithali Raj named ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ at 2017 Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards
– Devendra Bundela (MP), the most capped cricket in the history of Ranji Trophy, retires from first-class cricket