CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 8 minutes ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 3 hours 12 minutes ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals 14 hours 56 minutes ago

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess 3 days ago

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...
  • Dhruv Sitwala stuns Pankaj Advani to claim Asian Billiards title 4 days ago

    Beijing: Rising Mumbai cueist Dhruv Sitwala stunned multiple world champion Pankaj Advani to win the ACBS Asian Billiards Championship and pocket his first international title ON Monday. Indian cuiests dominated the event, which had three world champions Advani, C Praprut and Peter Gilchrist in the fray, as defending champion Sourav Kothari...
  • Jack Sock sinks Querrey in Houston for maiden title 5 days ago

    American Jack Sock won his first ATP singles title defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 7-6(9) 7-6(2) in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday. The 22-year-old Sock, playing in his first ATP final, saved three set points in the first set tie-break which came after a...
  • Sam Querrey, Jack Sock reach Clay Court final 6 days ago

    Houston: Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off...
  • Fernando Verdasco in US Clay Court Championship semis, Lopez out 1 week ago

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 on a stormy Friday to reach the semi-finals in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, will face eighth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States. Querrey beat top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-1 in the...
  • Athletics Federation of India to mull over lucrative franchise-based league 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to round 3 of US Clay Court Championship April 10, 2015

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, survived stiff early resistance from Chung, then broke the South Korean player in the fifth game of the second set and...
  • Feliciano Lopez advances to US Men's Clay Court Championships quarters April 9, 2015

    Houston: Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez capitalized on Sam Groth's frequently errant serving Wednesday night to easily advance 6-3, 6-3 into the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who's at a career high No. 12 in the ATP World Tour rankings, broke Groth three times. Although the powerful...
  • Janko Tipsarevic outlasts Guilherme Clezar at US clay court championships April 8, 2015

    Houston: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a triumphant return to the ATP Tour by outlasting qualifier Guilherme Clezar 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Tipsarevic had to save two match points in the tiebreaker, one of them with Clezar serving,...
  • Somdev fails to qualify for US Clay Court championship main draw April 7, 2015

    Houston: Stumbling at the final hurdle, Somdev Devvarman lost the third qualifying round of the Fayez Sarofim and Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship to Guilherme Clezar. Somdev fought hard before losing 4-6, 4-6 to his Brazilian opponent, ranked 15 places below him at 186, in the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Filthy toilets, dormitories with no beds for para athletes in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India has suspended president Rajesh Tomar after the recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row due to lack of basic facilities - including drinking water and food - at the hostels for the athletes. The decision was taken at the meeting of the executive...
  • Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship April 6, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women's chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in...
  • Somdev Devvarman in qualifying finals of US Clay Court championship April 6, 2015

    Houston: India's Somdev Devvarman is one win away from making the singles main draw of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship following a straight sets win over American Robby Ginepri. Unseeded Somdev battled past Ginepri 7-6(6), 6-3 in the second round of the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Yorkshire in English County Championship April 1, 2015

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club during the forthcoming English domestic season. Pujara, a regular in India's Test team, will replace veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who has pulled out of an agreement with the club, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement said...
  • India held by Bangladesh in U-23 AFC match marred by power blackout March 31, 2015

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh finished with a goalless draw in a power blackout-marred Group E exchange of the Under-23 AFC Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. India threatened the Bangladesh citadel time and again in the first session, but the script was reversed after the lemon break as Bangladesh...
  • World Women's Chess: Harika draws against Mariya, duel enters tie-breaker March 31, 2015

    Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Monday drew against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 78 moves in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final at Sochi in Russia. In the other return semi-final game, Russian WGM Natalija Pogonina took sweet revenge for her loss on Sunday by defeating Swedish...
  • Rafael Nadal returning to Queen's for Wimbledon warmup March 24, 2015

    Rafael Nadal will return to his old routine in a bid to recapture the Wimbledon crown later this year, confirming he has entered the traditional warm-up event at Queen's Club. The Spaniard has played at Queen's five times and on each occasion went on to reach the Wimbledon final a few...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • Paralympians use rooms without toilets, forced to sleep on floor at national event March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The three-day National Para Athletic Championship which concluded on Sunday has been labelled a national shame. The participants were forced to use filthy toilets which doubled up as bathrooms and dormitories with no beds. There was a sheer lack of basic disabled friendly infrastructure in the National Para Athletics...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes March 22, 2015

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Sports Ministry promises action March 22, 2015

    Taking a strong view of the shocking incident of differently-abled sportspersons taking part in a national event being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours. Sonowal said he has asked...
  • I will think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year. "I am not thinking about the Candidates at all, because I don't know who is playing. It may well be that I am...
  • Koneru Humpy, D Harika take lead in World championship opener March 18, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and D Harika got off to a flying starts, winning the first game of the first round of the world women's chess championship here today. Seeded number one in the absence of defending champion Yifan Hao of China, Humpy had no problems crushing Ayah Moaataz of...
  • Vietnam's top player secures berth in Chess World Cup 2015 March 15, 2015

    Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese top seed Le Quang Liem defeated Laylo Darwin of the Philippines in the zone 3.3 qualifying round of the World Chess Championships 2015 to secure a berth in the Chess World Cup 2015. Vietnamese top national player Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son was held to a draw...
  • Snooker: Michael White swamps Ricky Walden to clinch maiden ranking title March 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Highly talented Welsh youngster Michael White capped a splendid run by claiming his maiden ranking title when he blanked world no. 8 Ricky Walden 5-0 in a one-sided final of the Indian Open Snooker Championship on Saturday. The 23-year-old White jumped to a 4-0 lead after firing in breaks of...
  • Indian Open Snooker: Welshmen Mark Williams, Michael White in semis March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran Mark Williams and young Michael White, representing the rich Welsh legacy, entered the semi-finals of the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament on Friday with contrasting victories that underlined their skills and dexterity. The 39-year old double World champion and 15th ranked Williams held off England's Robert Milkins 4-1,...