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July 2010 Sports

Muttiah Muralitharan became the first man to take 800 Test wickets and became the highest wicket-taker in 133 matches at an average of 22.72. Muralitharan began his Test career against Australia in Colombo in 1992. The 38-year-old ended his Test career with the victory over India on the final day of the first Test held at Galle, Srilanka. 

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has allocated the FIH Champions Trophies for 2011. The men's event will be played in India, while the women's is scheduled to be held in The Netherlands 

Argentina won the Samsung hockey Champions Trophy for women, beating the Netherlands.

Dani Pedrosa of Spain won the German MotoGP F-1race which was held at Sachsenring,Germany.

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa won the British Open golf championship which was held in St.Andrews,Scotland. 

Poojashree Venkatesh and Rushmi Chakravarthi won the doubles title of the $10,000 ITF women's tennis tournament at Hatyai, Thailand, beating the third-seeded Ayu-Fani Damayanti and Lavinia Tananta of Indonesia 6-3, 7-6(10) in the final.

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal jumped one place to a career-best second in the latest international rankings. She is now just behind number one, Chinese Yihan Wang. 

Spain holds the football World Cup trophy with their historic win in the final against the Netherlands at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Australian Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix held in Silverstone, U.K. 

Sharath Kamal of India won the US Open table tennis championship by beating Slovakia's Keineth Thomas in the final at Michigan. 

Rafael Nadal of Spain won the Wimbledon men's singles title defeating Tomas Berdych. This is Nadal’s eighth Grand Slam title. 

Defending champion Serena Williams won her fourth women's singles title at Wimbledon open with the victory over Russian 21st seed Vera Zvonareva in the final. 

Sharad Pawar assumed office as President of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Pawar is only the second Indian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, to have become the highest executive of the world cricket body. 



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