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.
Indian cricket team captains Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj became number one on 30 October 2017 at ICC ODI rankings for batsman and batswomen.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He has retired from international cricket with a batting average of 61.87 from 31 innings, which is the 2nd highest till date.
In her illustrious career she had won the gold medal in each of the Olympics, World Cup and World Champions.
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.
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.
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.
UNDP has decided to lift the suspension from her role as the goodwill ambassador. UNDP works to eradicate poverty and inequality.
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.
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.
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.
Ashwin reached the milestone in 37 matches, just one behind Aussie Clarrie Grimmett, who holds the record of taking 200 wickets in 36 Tests.
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.
Regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of the modern game, Dilshan invented the scoop, which has come to be known as a dilscoop, in which a batsman hits the ball behind the keeper.
Sakshi Malik was given 2.5 crore rupees as reward money and also offered a class two level job in the state government.