Monthly Current Affairs January 2016 “SPORTS” key points to Remember.
India wins SAFF Cup for seventh time. India defeated Afghanistan
Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade scores a record 100
He becomes the first batsman to score 1000- plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket.
Apurvi Chandela sets world record; wins Swedish Grand Prix
Chandela shot 211.2 in the event to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211.
India’s Siril Verma ranked number 1 in Junior
Badminton players ranking BWF – Badminton World Federation
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins Brisbane International.
She defeated Angelique Kerber.
Sania, Martina start off 2016 with Brisbane title
The top seeded pair defeated the German wildcards Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5 6-1
Kyrgios leads Australia to Hopman title
Australians Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova beat Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth.
Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Qatar Open title
Score : 6-1, 6-2.
Milos Raonic stuns Federer in Brisbane final Score : 6-4, 6-4
Stan Wawrinka defends Chennai Open titlewith ease
Stan defeated Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5
ICC announces MoneyGram as event partner Event partner in an eight-year deal from 2016-2023.
India’s Test captain Virat Kohli wins the Polly Umrigar Award.
The previous two winners of the prestigious award are pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2013-14) and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2012-13)
Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for fifth time Either Messi or Ronaldo, who became a three-time winner last year, have won the past eight awards.
World Record by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis Pair
The Unstoppable pair broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th women’s doubles match in a row.
Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis pair wins the Sydney title
They defeated Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
Marat Safin Inducted Into International Tennis Hall of Fame
Safin – Russian tennis player. The first Hall of Fame members in the International Tennis Hall of Fame were inducted in 1955.
Popov claims 14th Delhi International Open chess title
Ivan Popov – Russian Chess Player
Team India regains top spot in latest ICC Test rankings
India now have 110 ranking points and have one point more than Australia, who are second in the list with 109 points.
Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 24 ODI centuries
Life time ban imposed on IPL player Ajit Chandila by BCCI
For IPL spot-fixing scandal 2013.
England’s Snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan won Dafabet Master title 2016
He defeated Barry Hawkins on January 17 in the final at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Chris Gayle equals fastest 50 in Twenty20 history
In Big Bash League against Adelaide Strikers.
ICC, MRF Tyres announce four-year partnership
Global Partner for ICC events from 2016
Roger Federer Wins 300th Grand Slam Singles Match
Becomes the first man to reach the milestone.
Heena Sidhu wins Olympic quota
She won gold in 10 m air piston in Asia Olympic Qualifiers for Shooting.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis wins Australian Open
They defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka
ICC T20 rankings: India rise to No. 1 after whitewashing Australia
India : 120 Points. West Indies and Sri Lanka : 118 Points.
Kerber beats Serena to win first Grand Slam title
Kerber, seeded seventh, won a thrilling final 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic thrashes Murray to claim sixth Australian Open title
Djokovic extended his Grand Slam winning streak to 21 matches
Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi wins MRF Challenge crown
Venue : Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
Srikanth wins first Syed Modi Grand rix Gold
He defeated China’s Huang Yuxiang in the men’s singles final.