CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa bow out of World Squash Championship 2 days ago

    India's top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa fought hard against higher-ranked opponents before losing their respective pre-quarterfinal in the World Championship. World number 16 Pallikal showed promise against third-ranked Raneem El Welily of Egypt before going down 11-7, 5-11, 3-11, 6-11 in 50 minutes in a match played on...
  • Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals 2 days ago

    Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here in the western Indian city on Thursday. The shooter of the southern Indian state Karnataka was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National...
  • Squash: Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal reach World Championship pre-quarters 5 days ago

    Cairo: India's Joshana Chinappa dispatched 12th seed Madeline Perry of Ireland while 14th seed Dipika Pallikal survived a Mexican scare to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship on Monday. World No. 22 Chinappa took 50 minutes to chalk out a 14-12, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 win over 14th-ranked Perry...
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford 6 days ago

    London: Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who had two spells as club chairman and is now life president, addressed fans...
  • Anirban Lahiri placed ninth at Thai Golf Championships December 12, 2014

    Anirban Lahiri kept his cool and stayed patient on a difficult scoring day as he battled to a second-round card of one-over-par 73 to stay in contention for the Order of Merit race and also the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. Lahiri's two-day total of even par 144 after...
  • Patient Anirban Lahiri remains hopeful at Thailand golf meet December 12, 2014

    Chonburi: India's Anirban Lahiri battled to a second round one-over-par 73 to gain some momentum in the Order of Merit race and stay in contention at the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. The five-time Asian Tour winner kept a cool head on a tough scoring day and was rewarded...
  • Adam Scott trails leaders by two at halfway stage of Australian PGA December 12, 2014

    Expectant father Adam Scott shot a three-under-par round of 69 on Friday to close within two shots of the lead at the halfway stage of the Australian PGA championship. Scott, who revealed before the start of play that his wife is pregnant with their first child, followed up his opening-round 68...
  • Tired Anirban Lahiri resumes merit chase at Thailand Golf Championship December 10, 2014

    Chonburi: Anirban Lahiri of India admits he is running low on gas as he continues to chase Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States at the Thailand Golf Championship which starts on Thursday. The talented Indian, who is a five-time Asian Tour winner, will play in his ninth...
  • Indian women finish 14th at World Squash Championship December 7, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India finished 14th in the WSF world women's team squash championship which concluded at the Niagara-on-the-Lake venue. Pitted against Mexico on Saturday for the 13-14th place contest, India lost 0-2 with both Sachika Ingale and Joshna Chinappa unable to do much. After the fifth place finish in the previous edition...
  • Mixed day for Indian women in squash championship December 4, 2014

    Niagara: India had mixed fortunes in WSF World Women's Team Squash Championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, beating Austria 3-0 but narrowly going down to South Africa 1-2. India finished the league phase at the fourth position in Group D Wednesday. India's sole win secured them a place in the 9-16 play...
  • India go down to France in World women's team squash December 3, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India suffered their second defeat in two days, losing to fifth seed France in the WSF World women's team squash championship on Tuesday. France defeated India 3-0 in the Group D match to keep their hopes alive of progressing whereas India, who had lost to Hong Kong in their...
  • Indian women go down to Hong Kong at World Squash Championship December 2, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India went down 0-3 to higher seeded Hong Kong in the opening Group D league match of the WSF World women's team squash championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake venue on Monday. According to Maj S. Maniam, Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Consultant coach who has accompanied the team,...
  • Watch: Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber was undergoing medical checks Sunday after a horrific crash during the final race of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The Australian's Porsche collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari before slamming into a wall at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit, Xinhua reported. At the time of the incident, Webber was...
  • World Snooker: Yan Bingtao pots World title November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Yan Bingtao, the 14-year-old prodigy from China, created history by becoming the youngest player to win the men's title in the IBSF World Snooker Championship after he overcame Pakistani's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a cliff-hanger final on Saturday. In a match that kept the result in suspense, both Bingtao and...
  • World Snooker: Muhammad Sajjad, Yan Bingtao in title round November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad, until now unsung and unheralded, dished out a master class to outplay a precocious Zhao Xintong of China 7-3, aided by two superb century breaks, en route to the men's final in the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship on Friday. In the best-of-15 frames final on Saturday, Sajjad,...
  • Chinese prodigy knocks out Pankaj Advani in World Snooker November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships on Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot...
  • Pankaj Advani enters World Snooker quarters November 27, 2014

    Maintaining his winning streak, Indian ace Pankaj Advani stormed into the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Advani decimated England's Ryan Causton 5-0. One of the tournament favourites, the Bengaluru cueist finished the match in an hour and 35 minutes. The 12-time world champion...
  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the threat...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from Switzerland,...
  • World Snooker: Lucky Vatnani cracks 133 on way to knockout November 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: Hyderabadi Lucky Vatnani posted the tournament's highest break of 133 to qualify for the men's Round of 64 in great style in the IBSF World Snooker championship on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vatnani, a dangerous floater who earlier in the tournament stretched Pankaj Advani, was at his fluent best while routing...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses World Chess Championship November 24, 2014

    Magnus Carlsen retained his world title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday. ...
  • Indians fill up knockout berths in World Snooker November 24, 2014

    Bengaluru: Amidst a hectic scramble for knockout berths at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, Denise Santos from the Philippines came up with a break of 91, the highest in the women's competition so far, as she beat Russia's Irina Gorbataya 3-0 on Monday. The victory helped Santos to remain in contention...
  • Sarjubala and Saweety win silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships November 24, 2014

    Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety won silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships Jeju 2014 in the Women's Light Fly (45-48 kg) weight category and Women's Light Heavy (81 kg) weight category respectively. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, had defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38, 40-36, 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • Carlsen beats Anand in Game 11, retains World Chess Championship title November 23, 2014

    World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday. The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 11 November 23, 2014

    Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory, and the...
  • Sarjubala Devi, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships November 23, 2014

    Korea: Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women's World Boxing Championships with thumping wins and assure themselves of at least a silver each on Sunday. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38 40-36 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • ICC Women's Championship: India hope for a winning start against South Africa November 23, 2014

    Bengaluru: Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing Monday. All three One-Day Internationals (ODI) will take place here Nov 24,...
  • World Chess Championship: Make-or-break time for Anand in Game 11 November 23, 2014

    Sochi: Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory, and...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla in world snooker knockouts November 22, 2014

    Bengaluru: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani and compatriot Kamal Chawla on Saturday stormed into the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship knockout stage, continuing their unbeaten streak in the event on Saturday. The Indian women cueists also added to the Indian celebrations when Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani also qualified for...
  • Chitra, Amee make it to the knockouts of World Snooker Championship November 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani on Saturday qualified for the knock-out stage of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship after recording convincing victories over their respective rivals, here. Bengaluru-based veteran Magimairajan brushed aside compatriot Meenal Thakur 3-1 for her fourth win while 22-year old Kamani from Mumbai chalked up her...