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JANUARY

Jan. 3: Railways clinches the men’s and women’s titles in the Senior National basketball championships in Ludhiana.

Jan. 5: Petroleum men and women bag titles in the Inter-State National badminton championships in Guwahati.

Jan. 6: Tamil Nadu men and Railways women clinch the Senior National volleyball championships in Gwalior.

Jan. 10: Croatia’s Marin Cilic wins the Chennai Open ATP tennis tournament.
Chetan Anand and Trupti Murgunde of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board win the men’s and women’s titles in the Senior National badminton championships in Guwahati.

Jan. 13: India bags the bronze medal in the World team chess championship in Bursa, Turkey.
Sri Lanka wins the cricket tri-series to lift the Idea Cup in Mirpur (Bangladesh).

Jan. 15: Mumbai wins the Ranji Trophy in Mysore.

Jan. 18: Host Australia blanks Pakistan 3-0 in the three-Test series.

Jan. 26: Host Australia defeats Pakistan 3-0 in the five-match ODI series.

Jan. 28: India pockets the Test series 2-0 over host Bangladesh.

Jan. 30: America’s Serena Williams wins the women’s title in the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Jan. 31: Swiss great Roger Federer wins the men’s crown in the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne.
Leander Paes and Cara Black capture the mixed doubles title in the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 7: Gaganjeet Bhullar wins the Asian Tour International in Bangkok.

Feb. 13: Petroleum Sports Promotion Board clinches the men’s and women’s titles in the Inter-State National table tennis championships in Guwahati.

Feb. 16: Tamil Nadu retains the Subbiah Pillai Trophy cricket tournament in Chennai.
Sharath Kamal and Poulomi Ghatak win the men’s and women’s singles crown in the National table tennis championships in Guwahati.

Feb. 24: Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first man to score a double hundred (200 not out) in ODIs. He achieved the feat against South Africa in the second ODI in Gwalior.

MARCH

March 7: India loses the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Russia after going down 2-3 in Moscow as Somdev Devvarman loses both his singles ties.

March 8: India ends its group stage matches with a 3-3 draw against South Africa, as it fails to make the semifinals.

March 13: Australia wins its second Hockey World Cup with a 2-1 win over Germany in the final. Dutch goal keeper Guus Vogels is announced the player of the tournament.

March 14: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) wins the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Saina Nehwal goes down to Tine Rasmussen in the semifinal of the All England Open Badminton.

March 28: Jenson Button (McLaren) wins the Australian Grand Prix.

APRIL

April 4: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) wins the Malaysian Grand Prix.

April 15: Pankaj Advani defended his Asian billiards title with a 6-5 victory over Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist at Indore.

April 18. Saina Nehwal claims bronze at the Badminton Asia Championships in New Delhi.

April 19: Gagan Narang wins bronze in the 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Shooting World Cup.

April 25: Chennai Super Kings wins IPL 3, getting the better of Mumbai Indians in the final by 22 runs.

MAY

May 11: Sri Lanka defeats India by five wickets to knock the nation out of the T20 World Cup.
Viswanathan Anand retains his World Championship crown after beating Veselin Topalov 6.5-5.5 in the twelve match series in Sofia.

May 15: Rafael Nadal wins a record- equalling 17th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in the final of the Rome Masters.

May 16: England lifts the ICC T20 World Cup at Bridgetown.

May 22: Inter Milan win the UEFA Champions League at Santiago Bernabéu.

JUNE

June 5: Francesca Schiavone of Italy wins the French Open women’s singles title, beating Australian Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6(2).

June 6: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his fifth French Open men’s singles title in six years, beating Swede Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

June 13: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix, taking the chequered flag ahead of teammate Jenson Button and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

June 21: South Africa’s Mark Boucher becomes the first wicketkeeper in Test history to reach 500 dismissals, in the second Test against West Indies at St. Kitts.

June 22: South Africa becomes the first host nation to go out at the group stage of the World Cup, but ends its campaign with a 2-1 win over fellow struggler France.

June 24: American John Isner defeats Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68 in the longest professional tennis match ever, lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes, in the first round of Wimbledon.
Defending champion Italy fails to advance to the second round of the FIFA World Cup after a 2-3 defeat to Slovakia.
India wins the Asia Cup for the fifth time, defeating Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the final at Dambulla.

June 27: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel wins the European Grand Prix at Valencia.

JULY

July 3: Serena Williams wins her fourth Wimbledon women’s singles title and her 13th Grand Slam, beating Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in the final.
England wins the five-match home ODI series against Australia 3-2.

July 4: Rafael Nadal wins his second Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam, beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the final.
Leander Paes and Cara Black win the mixed doubles title, their third as a team.

July 10: Germany takes third place for the second successive FIFA World Cup, beating Uruguay 3-2 in the bronze match.

July 11: Spain wins its first ever FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 win over Netherlands to become the first European team to win the tournament outside its home continent and the first reigning European champion to take the trophy since Germany in 1974.
Uruguay’s Diego Forlan wins the Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player, Germany’s Thomas Mueller the Golden Shoe for top scorer and the Best Young Player award.
Red Bull’s Mark Webber wins the British Grand Prix.

July 22: Muttiah Muralitharan, Test cricket’s highest wicket taker, retires from the longest form after helping Sri Lanka beat India by 10 wickets in the first Test at Galle, taking his wicket haul to 800 in the process.

July 24: Pakistan draws the two- Test series against Australia 1-1 with a three-wicket win in the second Test at Headingley, Leeds.

July 25: Spaniard Alberto Contador defends his Tour de France title.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso wins the German Grand Prix.

July 29: Suresh Raina scores a hundred on Test debut in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

July 31: Gagan Narang wins bronze in the 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Championship in Munich, Germany.

AUGUST

Aug. 1: Mark Webber wins the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Aug. 3: Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest-capped Test player in history, surpassing Australia’s Steve Waugh by playing his 169th Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.

Aug. 7: India beat host Sri Lanka in the third Test and draws the three-Test series 1-1.
India finishes third in the Asian Men’s Cup volleyball championship in Urmia, Iran.

Aug. 8: Tejaswini Sawant becomes the first Indian woman shooter to win an ISSF World Championship gold in the 50m rifle prone event in Munich.
Australia wins the Men’s Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Manchester United wins the Community Shield, beating Chelsea 3-1.

Aug. 18: Brazilian club Interna-cional wins the Copa Libertadores championship, beating Mexico’s Guadalajara 5-3 on aggregate and 6-0 on points.

Aug. 21: Barcelona beats Sevilla 5-3 on aggregate to win the Spanish Super Cup.
Inter Milan wins the Italian Super Cup for the fifth time, beating Roma 3-1.

Aug. 22: Arjun Atwal becomes the first Indian to win a PGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Aug. 27: Atletico Madrid wins the UEFA Super Cup for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan in Monaco.

Aug. 28: Pakistan’s tour to England comes under a spot-fixing cloud following the arrest of bookie Mazher Majeed, who had said to British tabloid News of the World that he bribed Pakistan bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to deliberately bowl no-balls.

Aug. 29: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton wins the Belgian Grand Prix.
England completes a 3-1 series win after beating Pakistan by an innings and 225 runs in the fourth Test at Lord’s.

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 3: ICC suspends Pakistan’s captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif over allegations of match-fixing.

Sept. 4: The Indian men’s team wins the recurve gold at the World Cup archery Stage IV in Shanghai, beating Japan 224 points to 220.

Sept. 8: Swimmer Richa Mishra tests positive for a prohibited substance.

Sept. 10: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi pair loses the U.S. Open men’s doubles final to the top-seeds Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (5), 6-7(4).

Sept. 12: Belgian Kim Clijsters defends her U.S. Open tennis title in New York.

Sept. 13: Sushil Kumar makes history by becoming the first Indian to win a World wrestling championship gold medal, overpowering Russia’s Alan Gogaev to win the 66 kg freestyle title in Moscow.

Sept. 14: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal completes a career Grand Slam by capturing his first U.S. Open crown, defeating Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the final in New York.

Sept. 19: India rallies to beat Brazil 3-2 in a Davis Cup play-off in Chennai, making it the first occasion that the country won a tie after facing a 0-2 deficit.

Sept. 24: Eoin Morgan’s century sees England through to a 121-run victory against Pakistan in Southampton, giving it a 3-2 series win.

Sept. 26: World champion wrestler Sushil Kumar’s coach Yashvir Singh is chosen by the International Wrestling Federation as Coach of the Year 2010.

Sept. 27: Chennai Super Kings wins the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, defeating Eastern Cape Warriors by eight wickets in the final.

OCTOBER

Oct. 7: India’s Ravinder Singh (60 kg), Sanjay (74 kg) and Anil Kumar (96 kg) win CWG wrestling titles.

Oct. 8: Jamaica’s Lerone Clarke wins CWG 100m gold in a time of 10.12 seconds.

Oct. 9: Alka Tomar and Anita clinch gold in their respective categories – 59 kg and 67 kg – in women’s wrestling. Somdev Devvarman became India’s first tennis gold medallist at the CWG with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Australia’s Greg Jones.

Oct. 10: Gagan Narang wins his fourth gold of the Delhi CWG, defending 3-position rifle individual title.
Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova wins the CWG women’s singles with 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3) result over Sania Mirza.

Oct. 11: Krishna Poonia wins India’s second-ever CWG gold in athletics with a top finish in the women’s discus throw.

Oct. 12: Heena Sidhu shoots 384 to clinch the women’s air pistol pairs gold in the CWG. India’s women’s relay team of (A.C. Ashwini, Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose) runs to gold medal, finishing ahead of Nigeria and England.

Oct. 13: Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha win the CWG table tennis doubles gold. Three Indian boxers win gold — Suranjoy Singh (52 kg), Manoj Kumar (64 kg) and Paramjeet Samota (plus-91 kg).

Oct. 14: Saina Nehwal wins gold in badminton singles gold Australia thrashes India 8-0 in the men’s hockey final. CWG Delhi comes to an end. India finishes in second place in the medals tally.

Oct. 19: Tamil Nadu wins the South Zone T-20 cricket tournament for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Hyderabad.

Oct. 23: Mr. N. Ramachandran gets re-elected to the post of World Squash Federation president for another two-year term.

Oct. 24: Roger Federer equals Pete Sampras’ career haul of 64 ATP titles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Florian Mayer in the Stockholm Open.

Oct. 25: Sachin Tendulkar becomes the only current cricketer to be named in ESPN-Cricinfo’s alltime Test World XI.

Oct. 29: Caroline Wozniacki assures herself of the year-end No.1 WTA ranking, becoming the first Danish woman to do so.

Oct. 30: Olympic champion Elena Dementieva announces her retirement at the age of 29 after losing at the WTA Tour Championships in Doha.

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1: Debutant medium pacer Deepak Chahar of Rajasthan takes eight wickets for 10 runs as Hyderabad (21) plummets to the lowest total in the history of the Ranji Trophy.

Nov. 6: Sri Lanka claims its firstever series in Australia after a 29-run victory in the second ODI in Sydney.

Nov. 7: Chirag United wins the Durand Cup in New Delhi.

Nov. 13: Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull becomes the youngest Formula One champion in history with a win in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Nov. 14: Pankaj Advani wins a gold medal in the Asian Games men’s billiards tournament in China.

Nov. 15: The Indian men’s team (Yasin Merchant, Aditya Mehta and Brijesh Damani) wins silver in the team snooker event at the Asian Games.

Nov. 16: Virdhawal Khade wins the 50m butterfly bronze at the Asian Games in a time of 24.31s.

Nov. 20: Bajrang Lal Takhar wins gold in the men’s rowing single sculls event at the Asian Games.

Nov. 21: Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut finish an unprecedented one-two in the 10,000 metres at the Asian Games; Sudha Singh wins the 3000 metres steeplechase gold. Ronjan Sodhi wins double trap gold in shooting.

Nov. 22: Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh clinch the tennis men’s doubles gold medal in the Asian Games.

Nov. 23: Somdev Devvarman wins the Asian Games men’s singles crown.
India beats New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in Nagpur, clinching the Test series 1-0.

Nov. 24: Home favourite Liu Xiang wins the 110m hurdles in a time of 13.09s in Guangzhou.
China wins the women’s hockey gold, beating South Korea by penalty strokes after a goalless encounter.

Nov. 25: Pakistan beats Malaysia 2-0 to win the Asian Games Men’s hockey gold, while India gets bronze after a 1-0 win over South Korea.
Boxer Vikas Krishan beats defending champion Hu Qing of China to claim the 60 kg category gold.

Nov. 26: The Indian women’s 4x400m relay team (Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur and A.C. Ashwini) wins the gold medal at the Asian Games.
Vijender Singh bags the boxing middleweight gold by beating twotime World champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan in the Asian Games.

Nov. 27: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi bag the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of The Year award.

Nov 29. Roger Federer wins the year-end London World Tour.

DECEMBER

Dec. 4: India claims the five match ODI series against New Zealand with its third win (by nine-wickets) on the trot in the third ODI at Vadodara.

Dec. 5: Serbia wins the Davis Cup 3-2 after Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki win the reverse singles rubbers against Gael Monfils and Michael Llodra, respectively.

Dec. 10: India wins the fivematch ODI series against New Zealand 5-0, with an eight-wicket win in the final ODI at Chennai.

Dec. 12: Saina Nehwal wins the fourth Super Series title of her career and third of the year after getting past Shixian Wang of China in the final.

Dec. 15: Magnus Carlsen clinches the London Chess Classic tournament while Viswanathan Anand and Luke Mcshane finish joint second.

Dec. 18: Inter Milan wins the Club World Cup with a 3-0 victory over TP Mazembe in the final at Abu Dhabi.

Dec 20: Footballer Samuel Eto’o is named African Player-of-the-year for a record fourth time.

Dec. 29: India beat South Africa by 87 runs to win the second cricket Test in Durban.
England defeats Australia by an innings and 157 runs in the fourth cricket Test in Melbourne to lead 2-1 in the Ashes series.

 

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