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Dec 31 2013
Serena Williams and LeBron James won AP's Athlete of the year award.
Dec 30 2013
Jacques Kallis to retire from test cricket from 30th December.
Dec 30 2013
Michael Schumacher, the retired Seven-time Formula One Champion who often braved death on the racetrack, was fighting for his life a day after a skiing accident in the French Alps. The German racing legend, who turns 45 at the end of the week, was helicoptered off a mountain in the upmarket Meribel resort on Sunday after falling and slamming his head on a rock while skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son.
Dec 30 2013
Russia's Maria Sharapova marked her comeback from injury with a straight sets demolition of French Woman Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Brisbane International.
Dec 30 2013
India ended the World Youth Chess Championships at Al-Ain in the United Arab emirates with eight medals which include three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
Dec 30 2013
South Africa won the second test against India by 10-Wickets, lose the series 0-1.
Dec 30 2013
Youngster Ramkumar Ramanathan overcame a dogged Norbert Gombos of Slovakia to become the sole Indian to qualify for the main draw. For his efforts, Ramanathan was rewarded with a center court clash against Somdev Devvarman.
Dec 30 2013
Bob Simpson and ex-New Zealand Woman cricketer Debie Hockley will be inducted into the ICC cricket Hall of Fame in Sydney on Thursday. Hockley will become the fourth female player to be inducted into the ICC cricket Hall of Fame. Simpson will overall become the 72nd male to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Dec 29 2013
Jacques Kallis(115 runs) scored a century in his farewell Test. South Africa took a 166 run lead against India at Durban.India finished the fourth day at 68/2.
Dec 29 2013
Kallis reached 13,289 runs, overtaking Rahul Dravid 13,288 run to become the Third Highest Run scorer in Tests.
Dec 29 2013
Ravindra Jadeja (6/138) became the first Indian left-arm Spinner to take 6 wickets in an innings abroad since 1982.
Dec 29 2013
Suresh Shastri will become the first Indian Umpire to stand in 100 first-class games when Hyderabad face Kerela in the Ranji Trophy Group C Match. Coincidentally, it was at Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city, where Shastri made his Umpiring debut in 1990-91, in a Ranji Trophy game between Hyderabad and Kerala, he has stood in Two Tests, 19 ODIs, and one T20 International.
Dec 29 2013
TamilNadu showed its class to outwit Uttarakhand 25-17, 25-15, 25-14 in the final and recapture the Men's title in the 62nd National Volleyball Championships.
Dec 29 2013
Railway Women, who dropped their first set of the event, overcame a minor jolt to beat Kerala 25-17, 25-10, 23-25, 25-21 and emerge as the champions for the 29th time. This was Railway's Sixth consecutive National Crown.
Dec 29 2013
Uttar Pradesh's Priyanshu Choud won the boys' below-23 kg event in the 28th National Taekwondo Championships in Bangalore.
Dec 29 2013
Formula One Legend Michael Schumacher is receiving treatment in hospital after a ski accident at Meribel.
Dec 28 2013
Virat Kohil with 859 points retained his second position to be the highest-Placed Indian batsman in the ICC ODI rankings.
Dec 28 2013
Australian player Alastair Cook(29), became the youngest player to score 8,000 Test Runs.
Dec 28 2013
Australia Won the fourth Ashes Test and take a 4-0 series against England.
Dec 28 2013
Calicut University's R. Anu Jolted Anna's South Asian junior champion S. Archana and won the women's 200m gold in the 74th National Inter University athletics Championship at the Punjabi University.
Dec 28 2013
Manchester City took over at the top of the Premier League table but only after weathering heavy pressure from Crystal Palace in a narrow 1-0 home victory.
Dec 28 2013
Sri Lanka win the fifth and final one day In Abu Dhabi against Pakistan, but pakistan took the five series 3-2.
Dec 28 2013
India's Somdev Devvarman faces a potential second round opponent in Spanish world No. 38, Marcel Granollers, at the Aircel Chennai Open which begins on Monday. Before that, the top-ranked Indian, who finds himself in the same quarter as the French fourth seed Benoit Paire, needs to negotiate his way past one of the four qualifiers.
Dec 27 2013
Steyn took Six for 100 as India slipped from their overnight 181 for one to 334 all out. South Africa reached 82 for no wicket by the close, with Graeme Smith (35 run) and Alviro Petersen (46 run) batting confidently and scoring at better than four runs an over to reduce the deficit to 252.
Dec 27 2013
Richie Benaud is reportedly forced to sit out the rest of the commentary season following injuries which he sustained in a car accident in October.
Dec 27 2013
Rafael Nadal got his season underway with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Semi-finals of the Mudabala world Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.
Dec 27 2013
Ankil Malik celebrated his distance double with a record in the men's 10, 000 m at the 74th National inter-University athletics championship in Patiala.
Dec 27 2013
Parikshit Somani and Sumit pal Singh powered India to a 2-0 victory over Hongkong in the final of the Asian Junior under-14 tennis championship in Doha.
Dec 27 2013
Roger Federer has announced that Stefan Edberg become part of his coaching team at the Australian Open and for 10 weeks after the season's first Grand Slam.
Dec 26 2013
Off-spinner R. Ashwin will receive the Polly Umrigar Award from the BCCI for being India's best International Cricketer of the Year 2012-13.
Dec 26 2013
Murali vijay and cheteshkar Pujara shared an unbeaten century partnership before bad light stopped play on the first day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead. India were 181 for one when the day's play was brought to a premature end eight overs after tea.
Dec 26 2013
Steve Davis becomes the 11th Umpire to complete a half-century of Tests when he took the field alongside Rod Tucker for the Second test between South Africa and India.
Dec 26 2013
Spanish club Valencia appoint their former Argentine striker Juan Antonio Pizzi as their New Coach.
Dec 26 2013
The West Indies tasted success for the first time on their New Zealand tour when they scraped home by two wickets in the first One-day international. New Zealand target was 156 in 42.1 over, the West Indies made hard work of reaching their target for the loss of eight wicket in 27.3 overs.
Dec 26 2013
India beat Indonesia 2-0 in the boy's semifinals of the Asian under-14 tennis championship in Doha, Qatar.
Dec 26 2013
Zitan Ibrahimmovic is Sweden's most popular sportsman in 2013 for the fifth year in a row according to a poll by local newspaper Aftonbladet.
Dec 25 2013
West Indies One-day captain Dwayne Bravo says that it has been embarrassing to see what state their cricket has come to following their 2-0 Test Series defeat by New Zealand.
Dec 25 2013
Wimbledon Women's Singles champion Marion Bartoli (29) and NBA star Tony Parker (31) were named Female and Male sports Person of the year by French sports newspaper LEquipe.
Dec 25 2013
Top paddlers of the country will be seen in action in the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championship, starting from January 7 next year. Top players Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh will take part.
Dec 25 2013
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa proved that they are the number one pair in women's doubles in the country, they beat the top-seeded pair of Pradnya Gadre and Sikki Reddy in straight game in the women's double in the National Championship in New Delhi.
Dec 25 2013
Deepika Kumari of Jharkhand won her Sixth straight individual women's recurve title in the 34th Senior National Archery Championship at the JRD Tata Sports complex.
Dec 25 2013
The Indian boys outplay Pakistan 3-0 in the last league match of Group 'B' in the Asian junior under-14 tennis championship at Doha.
Dec 25 2013
The Indian women's team stole the limelight by bagging a historic bronze medal in the Junior World Cup held at Monchengladbach, Germany.
Dec 25 2013
Pakistan beat Sri lanka by 8 wickets in the fourth day-night international in Abu Dhabi, taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
Dec 25 2013
Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest cricketers, announced that he is retiring from that after the second test between India and South Africa, which begins at Kingsmead Stadium on Thursday, but will continue to play in One-day Internationals.
Dec 25 2013
Deepika Kumari won 34th National Archery Championship.
Dec 24 2013
Arsenal missed its chance to return to the top of the premier League after being held to a 0-0 draw by title rival Chelsea in a Spiteful London.
Dec 24 2013
Deepika Kumari of Jharkhand, scored 346 out of 360 established the third record of the 34th Senior National Archery championship in the Women's 50m FITA event in Jamshedpur.
Dec 24 2013
Spain's World No. 236 Guilermo Olaso was banned for Five Years and fined dollar 25, 000 after being found guilty of match fixing.
Dec 24 2013
The Olympic Champion Abhinav Bindra won the 25-meter center fire pistol Gold in the 57th National Championship at Dr. Karni Singh Range Tughlakabad.

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