Sports Current Affairs May 2017
Dubai Duty Free Championships 2017
- Andy Murray wasted no time in securing his 45th our-level crown, dominating the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships over Fernando Verdasco on March 5,2017.
- Murray extended his ruthless run in ATP World Tour 500 events with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in just one hour and 13 minutes. The World No.l, who claimed his first title of the season, has now lifted trophies in four straight 500-level events entered, posting a 19-0 record.
- Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held annually in Dubai (UAE) on outdoor hard courts.
Vijay Hazare Trophy
- Tamil Nadu defeated Bengal in Vijay Hazare trophy on March 21. 2017.
- Tamil Nadu 217 all out in 47.2 overs (Dinesh Karthik 112, Mohammed Shami 4/26) beat Bengal (Sudip Chatieijee 58. Aswin Crist 2/23) by 37 runs.
- The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, was started in 2002-03 as a limited-overs cricket domestic competition involv ing State teams from the Ranji Trophy (dates. It is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
San tosh Trophy
- Bengal lifted the Santosh Trophy for the 32nd time after Manvir Singh struck in the 119th minute for a 1-0 win over Go§, extending their domination in the premier domestic football tournament.
- Bengal, thus, ended a six-year wait having la s t won the title in 2011. Goa last won it in 2009.
- Goa, who had hosted the tournament thrice prior to the 2016-17 edition, lost to Bengal in the semifinal in 1972 and the final in 1996, while wen against Kerala in 1990.