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  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 15 hours 28 minutes ago

    Preview: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion. With...
  • Facebook games may help strengthen family bonds: study 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Toronto: Playing Facebook games with your family may actually help you to strengthen family bonds by breaking down both communication and age barriers, a new study suggests. The research shows that beyond being a fun distraction, social network games (SNGs) can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw 2 days ago

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the World Chess championship against Magnus Carlsen. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and...
  • As it happened: Anand vs Carlsen, World Chess Championship, Game 7 3 days ago

    Preview: Viswanathan Anand will aim to stage a quick comeback and improve his chances of regaining the World Championship crown from Magnus Carlsen when the two resume their battle. Having done well for five games, Anand seemed to have missed the thread completely in the sixth game played on Saturday and...
  • Atari Games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay; it was once known as the worst video game ever made! 3 days ago

    Alamogordo, NM: What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials. The games were part of a cache of some...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 6 5 days ago

    Locked at 2.5 points each, the duo would like to take home the advantage as the 12-game championship hits midway. Game 1 ended in a draw, followed by Carlsen bagging full points in the second Game. Anand, though, hit back soon to level it at 1.5 points each by winning Game...
  • Watch: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch imitates Allan Rickman, Matthew McConaughey and Taylor Swift in this hilarious video 6 days ago

    Benedict Cumberbatch is clearly a man of many talents. The actor, who's currently promoting his upcoming film 'The Imitation Game', played a game in an interview where he imitated celebrities such as Owen Wilson, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson and a bunch of other celebrities in under a minute....
  • Remember 'vish-amrit'? Or the lemon race? 10 fun games we loved playing and couldn't get enough of! 1 week ago

    We're taking you down a feels trip today. What was your favourite game as a kid? Pitthu, vish amrit, and chidiya udd - you are obviously a '90s kid if you know every rule of these games. Over the years we even bent a few rules to suit our convenience,...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban for her Asian Games bronze medal protest: AIBA November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the AIBA. ...
  • AIBA acts tough, boxer Sarita Devi faces ban for refusing Asian Games medal November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. Sarita lost in the semi-finals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September,...
  • Blizzard takes aim at the shooter genre with 'Overwatch' November 8, 2014

    Anaheim: After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind World of Warcraft is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Friday to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up PC game called Overwatch. The reveal kicked off BlizzCon, the company's fan-centric celebration where more than 25,000 attendees are competing...
  • Para-athlete Sharad Kumar fighting for recognition despite gold at 2014 Asian Games November 6, 2014

    Two years back in 2012, Sharad Kumar was banned for taking steroids at the Malaysian Open Para-athletics Championships but the differently-abled high-jumper silenced all his critics by clinching a gold medal at the recently concluded Para Asian Games in Incheon. However, to his dismay, no one has come forward to...
  • Hariharan to compose theme song for the National Games 2015 November 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Singer Hariharan will compose the theme song of the 35th edition of the National Games to be held in Kerala early next year. Penned by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the focus of the song will be national integration and sports fitness. The song, which calls for love and dedication in sports, will...
  • Watch: The new trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1' November 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: The brand new 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay', Part 1 trailer has aired during 'The X Factor'. The sneak peek of the film shows 'Hunger Games' regulars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and newcomers Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer, reported E! online. The tracklisting for the movie's soundtrack has...
  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • Asian Games 2014 medallists felicitated October 28, 2014

    The laurels keep coming in for India's Asiad and Commonwealth Games medallists - last evening several athletes were felicitated at a function in the capital. ...
  • Boxer Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony. Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...
  • Para-swimmer Sharath breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Asian Games October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea, by winning six medals to go past sprint legend PT Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event. "London 2012 Paralympian swimmer Sharath Gayakwad created history at the 2014 Asian Para Games...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sports Ministry officials October 24, 2014

    Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward. IOA President N Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi...
  • India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi's suspension reversed October 23, 2014

    Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi's return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women's lightweight division to local...
  • Indians bag three medals on Day 3 at Para Asian Games October 21, 2014

    Incheon: India added three more medals on the third day of competitions with swimmer Sharath Mahadevarao Gayakwad grabbing his third medal in the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. Narender bagged a silver in men's javelin throw - F42/44 event before Karamjyoti added a bronze in women's discus throw - F55/56 at...
  • India win two gold medals in Para Asian Games October 20, 2014

    Incheon: India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on Tuesday...
  • 'Game of Thrones 5' to have flashback October 19, 2014

    London: 'Game of Thrones' upcoming fifth season will feature the show's first ever flashback sequence. The first scene of the season's opening episode will offer a glimpse of the past, reported Digital Spy. The show has avoided using flashback sequences in its four previous seasons, but showrunners David Benioff...
  • Goalkeeper Sreejesh targets Olympics hockey gold after Asiad triumph October 16, 2014

    India defeated Pakistan 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out to clinch the men's hockey gold at the Asian Games in Incheon. ...
  • Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy. "After we finished last in the 2012 Olympics, we...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch says homophobia is 'medieval' and that he would fight anti-gay extremists 'to the death' October 15, 2014

    London: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch believes homophobia is "medieval" and says he would fight anti-gay extremists "to the death". "People are being beheaded in countries right now because of their beliefs or sexual orientations. It's terrifying. It's medieval - a beheading," the British actor said in the November issue of Out Magazine,...