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Sports News in Brief: January 2010 BADMINTON Senior National Badminton Championship, 74th Chetan Anand claimed his fourth national title while Trupti Murgunde clinched her maiden one by winning the men’s and women’s singles finals. There was more joy for Chetan as his wife Jwala Gutta claimed a double by winning both the women’s and mixed doubles finals. BASKETBALL National Senior Championship, 60th Indian Railways squeezed past hosts Punjab in men’s section to retain the men’s title. The women’
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  Sports News in Brief: January 2010 BADMINTONSenior National Badminton Championship, 74thChetan Anand claimed his fourth national title while Trupti Murgunde clinched her maiden one by winning the men’sand women’s singles finals. There was more joy for Chetan as his wife Jwala Gutta claimed a double by winning both thewomen’s and mixed doubles finals.BASKETBALLNational Senior Championship, 60thIndian Railways squeezed past hosts Punjab in men’s section to retain the men’s title. The women’s title was also wonby Indian Railways who defeated Delhi in final to retain the title.CHESSWorld Team championshipRussia won the gold with 24 points. India trounced Brazil in the ninth and last round to earn a bronze. Thechampionship was held at Bursa, Turkey.CRICKETUnder-19 World CupAustralia have become the first team to win the under-19 world cup thrice. They defeated Pakistan by 25 runs to winthe 2010 edition. The tournament was hosted by New Zealand.Defending champions India finished sixth after being humbled by South Africa in the fifth place play-off match.Ranji Trophy, 2010Defending champions Mumbai pulled off a thrilling six-run win over Karnataka to clinch the coveted trophy for the39th time.Polly Umrigar TrophyDelhi’s Vidya Jain Public School has claimed the trophy, symbol of supremacy in school cricket, defeating PresidencySchool, Bangalore by 54 runs.Bangladesh-Sri Lanka-India triangular seriesSri Lanka defeated India by four wickets to win the triangular one-day series final. India had made 245 batting firstand Sri Lanka surpassed the target with nine balls to spare.Bangladesh-India Test seriesIndia clinched the first Test with an emphatic 113-run victory to take 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.South Africa-England Test seriesEngland’s last pair of Graeme Swann and Graham Onions survived 17 balls to salvage a thrilling draw in the third Testagainst South Africa and keep their side 1-0 ahead in the series.South Africa won the fourth and final Test at Johannesburg by an innings and 74 runs to level the series 1-1.Australia-Pakistan Test seriesAustralia completed a remarkable Test victory over Pakistan, coming from 206 runs behind in the first innings to winthe second Test at SCG by 36 runs. Needing 176 for its first victory in Australia in 14 years, Pakistan was bundled out for 139runs.Australia defeated Pakistan by 231 runs in the third Test, to win the three-Test series 3-0. This was a record-equalling12th successive win against Pakistan. The sequence, which began in November 1999, equals the longest victory string against ateam in Test history. Shane Watson was declared the Mon of the series.Australia-Pakistan One Day seriesAustralia completed a series whitewash after defeating Pakistan by two wickets in the fifth and final match, amidallegations of ball tampering by Shahid Afridi. Afridi was subsequently banned for two T20 matches after pleading guilty to thecharges.   Catching record of DravidRahul Dravid is the first player ever to take 100 catches overseas for India. His overall tally of 193 catches in 139 Testsis a world record.FOOTBALLFederation CupWest Bengal clinched the title by over-coming giant-killer Lajong FC of Shillong. The final was held at Guwahati,Assam.GOLFRoyal TrophyEurope survived a dramatic fight-back to beat holders Asia and win the Royal trophy for the third time.TENNISAustralian Open, 2010Serena Williams defeated Belgium’s Justine Henin to win the women’s singles title for the fifth time and her 12thGrand Slam title. With this win she drew level with Billie Jean King’s record of 12 Grand Slam wins.Roger Federer beat Andy Murray to win his fourth Australian open men’s title, taking his own Grand Slam titles recordto 16.Leander Paes, with partner Cara Black, won the mixed doubles title. This was his 11th Grand Slam title, equallingMahesh Bhupathi’s record of most wins by an Indian.Mike and Bob Bryan won the men’s doubles title. The women’s doubles title was won by Serena and Venus Williams.Chennai Open, 2010Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia retained the title with a victory over Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka. Sports News in Brief: February 2010 BOXINGVijender wins silver in Champion of Champions tournamentOlympic hero Vijender Singh broke the bronze jinx and fetched one of India’s two silver medals at the two-dayChampion of Champions invitational boxing tournament in Guangzhou, China. The 24-year-old Olympic and WorldChampionship bronze medallist lost 0-6 to China's Zhang Jin Ting in the in the middle weight (75kg) category final.The other silver medal for India came through Olympian Dinesh Kumar, who settled for silver in 81kg after losing 2-10to Chinese Meng Fan Long.CRICKETCricket can now bid for 2020 OlympicsCricket’s push to be a part of the Olympic Games received a major boost with International Olympic Council (IOC)granting recognition to International Cricket Council (ICC) on February 12, 2010. This could be seen as a first step towardscricket becoming Olympic sports. Its Twenty20 version can now bid to join the 2020 Olympic Games though ICC has not made itclear which format it will push for.Cricket was granted the status of a recognised Olympic sport in 2007, for sports not in the Olympic programme butwhich conform to certain criteria, pending a decision for a permanent slot in the Games.Cricket was part of the 1900 Olympics in Paris and has not appeared since then. The game was part of the 1998 KualaLumpur Commonwealth Games and its Twenty20 version is set to feature at Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.Sachin becomes first batsman to hit a double hundred in an ODISachin Tendulkar rewrote the record books on February 24, 2010, hammering the first double century in the historyof one-day cricket to add another feather to his well-adorned cap. The capacity crowd at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium,  Gwalior witnessed history as Tendulkar, statistically the greatest batsman the game has ever seen, pushed South African bowlerCharl Langeveldt’s delivery through the off-side and ran a single to achieve a feat which no other cricketer has achieved.One Day International cricket, since its 1971 inception, had to wait nearly four decades to see a batsman score 200.The previous best mark was shared by Zimbabwean Charles Coventry (194 not out) and Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar (194).Top 10 highest individual knocks in the history of one day cricket are:200*: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) vs South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.194*: Charles Coventry (Zim) vs Bangladesh in Bulawayo on August 16, 2009.194: Saeed Anwar (Pak) vs India in Chennai on May 21, 1997.189*: Viv Richards (WI) vs England in Manchester on May 31, 1984.189: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) vs India in Sharjah on October 29, 2000.188*: Gary Kirsten (SA) vs United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi on February 16, 1996.186*: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) vs New Zealand in Hyderabad on November 8, 1999.183*: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind) vs Sri Lanka in Jaipur on October 31, 2005.183: Sourav Ganguly (Ind) vs Sri Lanka at Taunton on May 26, 1999.181*: Matthew Hayden (Aus) vs New Zealand in Hamilton on February 20, 2007.181: Viv Richards (WI) vs Sri Lanka in Karachi on October 13, 1987.India-South Africa Test SeriesIndia crashed to a humiliating innings and six runs defeat in the first Test played in Nagpur. This was the first Testdefeat under Mahinder Singh Dhoni’s captaincy.India levelled the two-Test series after winning the second Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata by an innings and 58 runs.With this win India managed to retain the number one Test team title it received when it first topped the ratings in December2009, as also pocketed a cheque for Rs 78.75 lakh.India-South Africa One-day seriesIndia eked out one-run victory in the first match played at Jaipur. India, batting first, had set a target of 299 runs.South Africa was bowled out by India for 297. The second match at Gwalior by 153 runs. The highlight of the match was SachinTendulkar becoming the first batsman in the world to hit a double century in One-day format.India lost the third and last match at Ahmedabad by 90 runs thus depriving itself a chance to register their first everclean sweep against South Africa. India won the series 2-1. Sachin Tendulkar was declared the man-of-the-series.Australia-West Indies One-day seriesAustralia defeated West Indies by 113 runs in the first match played at Melbourne.GAMESSouth Asian Games, 2010The 11th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) opened at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, on January 29,2010. The aquatic show was the main attraction of the opening ceremony, in which a concert hosted by Pt. Ravi Shankar andBeatles star George Harrison for Bangladesh’s Independence day and the March 7 address of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman weredisplayed on a water screen.This was the third time that the Bangladeshi capital hosted the Games, thus becoming the first city to hold the gamesthree times.Athletes from eight countries— Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka—competed in 23 different sports. India continued its dominance with 175 medals, including 90 gold medals. Pakistan narrowlybeat the host to occupy the second spot with 19 golds, while the host Bangladesh capture 18 golds, including the most popularand prestigious football and cricket titles. Sri Lanka’s Shehan Abeypitiya became the fastest man while Pakistan’s NaseemHamid was crowned the fastest woman of the region.The logo of the Games was 'Kutumb', a flying doel, known in English as the Oriental Magpie Robin. It is the NationalBird of Bangladesh. The mascot also featured a Magpie Robin.  Delhi will host the next South Asian Games. India was picked to host the regional sporting event after Bhutan, whoseturn it was to host the next SAG, expressed its inability to stage the meet. India has hosted the South Asian Games twice thusfar—in 1987 (Kolkata) and in 1995 (Chennai).Winter Olympics, 2010The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major international multi-sport event held onFebruary 12–28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Cayman Islands,Colombia, Ghana, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru and Serbia made their winter Olympic debuts. Also Jamaica, Mexico andMorocco returned to the Games after missing the Turin Games.The 2010 Winter Olympics were the third Olympics hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of BritishColumbia. Previously, Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec and the 1988 Winter Olympics inCalgary, Alberta.Canada topped the medals tally with 14 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Germany was second, followed by USA.The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held from February 7 to February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.GOLFAsian Tour International crownGaganjeet Bhullar scripted a sensational come-from-behind victory at Asian tour International crown, played atBangkok. This was his second Asian tour title.SHOOTINGCommonwealth Championships, 2010With 23 gold medals, 17 silver and 9 bronze medals, India topped the medals tally of the championships held in Delhiin February 2010. England was second in the medals tally, followed by Australia. Sports News in Brief: March 2010 ARCHERYAsian Grand PrixRecurve Men: India’s Rahul Banerjee won the gold. The team gold medal was also won by India.Recurve Women: India’s Deepika Kumari won the gold. The teasm event was also won by India.Compound Men: India’s Hansdah won the gold. The host nation Thailand won the gold medal in the teamcompetition. India took the bronze.Compound Women: Ngeain Aung of Myanmar won the gold. India took the team gold medal.Mixed Teams: India won the gold medal in the recurve category. In compound, Myanmar won the gold over India,and the bronze went to Vietnam.BOXINGCommonwealth Championship, 2010India won six gold medals, which till date is the biggest haul in the Championships, as also the tournament, held atNew Delhi. India bettered their record of four gold, two silver and three bronze medals they had achieved in Scotland in 2005.Vijender Singh, the Olympic Games bronze-medallist, came out trumps, clinching his maiden gold in theCommonwealth Boxing Championships.Asian bronze-medallist Paramjeet Samota (+91), Asian champion Suranjoy Singh (52kg), World Cup bronze-medallistDinesh Kumar (81kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and Amandeep Singh (49kg) were the other gold-medallists.CRICKETDeodhar TrophyNorth Zone beat West Zone by 49 runs to win the Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament. The final was played atVadodara.Bangladesh-England Test series
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