World Sports News 2023- Live Updates & General Discussion Thread

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Novak Djokovic caps an extraordinary campaign by winning his 10th Australian Open title and drawing level with Rafael Nadal on 22 major titles :trophy:



In the finale Sabalenka kept her nerve, held her serve and tasted Grand Slam glory for the very first time. :trophy:


Trailblazers :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:


Hockey World Cup: Germany dethrone Belgium in sudden-death thriller to end 17-year wait for third title! :trophy:

:1st_place_medal:Gold Medal : Team Germany

:2nd_place_medal:Silver Medal : Team Belgium

:3rd_place_medal:Bronze Medal : Team Netherlands

A historic, crazy, unthinkable run of dramatic wins for Team Germany sees them lift the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 :de: :trophy:



List of Awards - FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023

Fair Play Award : Team Belgium

Maximum Team Goals : Netherlands

Best Team Goal Celebration : Korea

Fan’s Choice Award : Christopher Rühr (Germany)

JSP Foundation Best Junior Player of the Tournament : Mustaphaa Cassiem (South Africa)

Hero Top Scorer : Jeremy Hayward (Australia)
JSW Best Goalkeeper : Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

Best Defender : Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

Best Midfielder : Victor Wegnez (Belgium)

Best Forward : Niklas Wellen (Germany)

Odisha Best Player : Niklas Wellen (Germany)


Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi Stuns World Champion Magnus Carlsen

28 yr old Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi became the 4th Indian to stun Norwegian chess wizard Magnus Carlsen, in a Pro Chess League online match. Playing for team Indian Yogis, Gujrathi capitalised on a mistake committed by world number one Carlsen, who missed a checkmate late on Tuesday. Carlsen was playing for Canada Chessbrahs in the Pro Chess League, an online tournament for teams from all over the world. The event features 16 teams playing rapid games and has a USD 150,000 prize fund. This was Carlsen’s maiden victory over the reigning world champion.

Significantly, Gujrathi won the match with black pieces as he exploited a tactical oversight from his famous opponent.


Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty Win Historic Gold In Badminton Asia Championships :1st_place_medal:

Star doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday broke a 58-year-old drought, becoming the first Indians after Dinesh Khanna to be crowned champions at the Asia badminton Championships in Dubai. The 2022 World Championships bronze medallists scripted a sensational comeback after an opening game reversal to edge past the Malaysian combination of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-16, 17-21, 19-21 in a nail-biting final to accomplish a magnificent victory in the continental championship.


F1 2023: Perez takes back-to-back victory, leads Red Bull 1-2 at Azerbaijan GP

Sergio Perez closes gap on world championship leader Max Verstappen to six points with superb drive at Azerbaijan Grand Prix; pole-sitter Charles Leclerc takes third for Ferrari.

Miami GP next weekend… :racing_car:


Major Sports Events in May 2023:

IPL final, Champions League semis, French Open, Sudirman Cup and more


May 23-28: Indian Premier League (Playoffs and final)

May 3: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI - National Stadium, Karachi

May 5: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI - National Stadium, Karachi

May 7: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI - National Stadium, Karachi

May 9: Ireland vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI - County Ground, Chelmsford

May 12: Ireland vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI - County Ground, Chelmsford

May 14: Ireland vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI - County Ground, Chelmsford


Copa Del Rey Final

May 7: Real Madrid vs Osasuna

Coppa Italia Final

May 24: Inter Milan vs Fiorentina

UEFA Champions League (Semifinals)

May 10: Real Madrid vs Manchester City, 1st Leg

May 11: AC Milan vs Inter Milan, 1st Leg

May 17: Inter Milan vs AC Milan, 2nd Leg

May 18: Manchester City vs Real Madrid, 2nd Leg

Europa League (Semifinals)

May 12: Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen, 1st Leg

May 12: Juventus vs Sevilla, 1st Leg

May 19: Sevilla vs Juventus, 2nd Leg

May 19: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma, 2nd Leg

Europa Conference League (Semifinals)

May 12: West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar, 1st Leg

May 12: Fiorentina vs Basel, 1st Leg

May 19: Basel vs Fiorentina, 2nd Leg

May 19: AZ Alkmaar vs West Ham, 2nd Leg


Till May 7: WTA1000 Madrid

Till May 7: ATP1000 Madrid

May 9-20: WTA1000 Rome

May 10-21: ATP1000 Rome

May 21-27: WTA250 Strasbourg

May 21-27: WTA250 Rabat

May 21-27: ATP250 Geneva

May 21-27: ATP250 Lyon

May 28 - June 11: French Open


May 4-7: Asian Games trials - Jwala Gutta Academy, Hyderabad

May 14-21: Sudirman Cup - Suzhou, China

May 23-28: Malaysia Masters (BWF World Tour Super 500) - Kuala Lumpur

May 30 - June 4: Thailand Open (BWF World Tour Super 500) - Bangkok


April 30 - May 14: Men’s World Championships - Tashkent, Uzbekistan


May 3-13: Asian Championships - Jinju, Korea


May 26: FIH Pro League (Men) - Belgium vs India - London

May 27: FIH Pro League (Men) - Great Britain vs India - London


May 7: Miami Grand Prix

May 21: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

May 28: Monaco Grand Prix


May 5: Diamond League Meeting - Doha

May 6: Grande Prémio Internacional de Rio Maior em Marcha Atlética (World Athletics Race Walking Tour – Gold) - Rio Maior, Portugal

May 15-18: 26th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships - Ranchi

May 21: USATF Bermuda Grand Prix

May 21: TCS World 10K Bengaluru

May 27: USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix

May 28: Diamond League Meeting - Rabat


May 16-21: Archery World Cup (Stage 2) - Shanghai


May 20-28: ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals - Durban, South Africa


Till May 5: ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Cairo, Egypt

May 8-15: ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol - Baku, Azerbaijan

May 20-29: ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Almaty, Kazakhstan


May 3-11: World Championships - Chicago

May 17-21: Manchester Open

May 26 - June 2: El Gouna International


May 2-12: Stepan Avagyan Memorial “Jermuk-2023” - Jermuk, Armenia

May 15-28: FIDE Women’s Grand Prix (Fourth Leg) - Nicosia, Cyprus

May 17-25: Sharjah Masters

May 26-31: Selangor Open - Kuala Lumpur

May 27 - June 4: Dubai Open


May 4-7: Wells Fargo Championship (PGA)

May 11-14: AT&T Byron Nelson (PGA)

May 11-14: Cognizant Founders Cup (LPGA)

May 18-21: PGA Championship

May 24-28: Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play

May 25-28: Charles Schwab Challenge


May 14: French GP


Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei to be inducted into BWF Hall of Fame

China’s Lin Dan and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei have been elected to the 2023 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Hall of Fame, the world governing body of the sport announced on Tuesday.

Lee and Lin, who retired in 2019 and 2020 respectively after glorious careers, will be inducted at a ceremony on May 26 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

Lee finished with 47 BWF World Tour titles and spent 349 weeks as World No.1. However, when it came to big-ticket events, it was Lin who dominated as he won two Olympic gold medals and five World Championship titles.


Carlsen, Anand, Koneru to be part of inaugural edition of Global Chess League

All teams will compete in a one-of-a-kind joint team format at GCL, with each team consisting of six players a minimum of two women chess players per team.

GCL, which is a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and FIDE, will be held in Dubai from June 21st to July 2nd, 2023,

In addition to the renowned champions, the league will provide a stage for emerging talent with six U21 players part of the GCL, including the trio of young Indian Grandmasters, Praggnanandhaa R., Raunak Sadhwani, and Nihal Sarin.


:india:Neeraj Chopra makes history, becomes World No.1 in men’s javelin rankings

Chopra topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada’s reigning world champion Anderson Peters (1433).

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic was third with 1416 points.


211 shots - For 4 minutes :innocent: - Incredible rally! :raised_hands:

The ongoing Malaysia Masters 2023 saw an unbelievably long 211 shot rally between Malaysia’s Pearly Tan/ Thinaah Muralitharan and Rena Miyaura/ Ayako Sakuramoto of Japan in the women’s doubles quarterfinals on Thursday. With fast paced exchanges, the rally lasted for almost four minutes.

The rally took place in the third game after both the pairs had one game each to their name with the score reading 21-17, 18-21, 16-14 favouring the Malaysian pair.


:india::badminton:HS Prannoy is the men’s singles champion at the BWFMalaysiaMasters! :trophy::clap::clap:


Jimmy Butler joins LeBron and D-Wade as the only Heat players with 500 Pts, 100 Reb and 100 Ast in a single postseason in NBA :fire:


Michael Jordan is the ONLY player in #NBA history to accomplish this in a season:

  • Scoring Title
  • 1st Team All-Defense
  • League MVP
  • Championship
  • Finals MVP

He did it 4 times with the #Bulls.


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Novak Djokovic now has 9⃣0⃣ match wins at Roland Garros!