Tournament

  • Australian Goss secures low amateur title at Masters 12-04-2014 10:05 AM

    A year after Adam Scott provided Australia with its first Masters champion, teenager Oliver Goss gave the country another success when he secured the silver cup as the low amateur. On the eve of his 20th birthday, Goss upstaged some of the sport's biggest names to shoot a one-under-par 71...
  • Phil Mickelson heads long list of big names to miss Masters cut 12-04-2014 08:42 AM

    Triple champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut at the Masters on Friday as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years. Former winners Charl Schwartzel (2011), Zach Johnson (2007), Angel Cabrera (2009)...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead 12-04-2014 08:38 AM

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Kerala football fans want Sachin Tendulkar to bid for Kochi in ISL 10-04-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerised millions of cricket fans during his 24-year-long illustrious international career and the Indian batting legend has now become the source of hope for some young sports enthusiasts, this time from football, in Kerala. A group of 16 young football fans, under the banner of...
  • Kieron Pollard heartened by century after injury 10-04-2014 04:24 PM

    Port of Spain West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he is heartened by his recent performance which earned him a century and propelled Trinidad and Tobago to within sight of title honours in the Regional Four Day tournament. Pollard's first innings knock of 111 powered T&T to a 145-run trouncing...
  • Baroda, Kerala make winning start in T20 tourney 08-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Mumbai: West Zone champions Baroda and South Zone runners-up Kerala made a winning start to their campaign in the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 tournament by defeating Bengal and Delhi, respectively. Baroda, who won all their four league games in the zonal event, notched up their fifth straight victory...
  • Abhijeet Gupta highest ranked Indian in Dubai open 07-04-2014 06:34 PM

    Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will start as the highest rated Indian in the strong Dubai International open chess tournament that gets underway on Tuesday. A winner of this tournament in 2011, Gupta recently won the Al-Ain Classic in the UAE and the country remains one of...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League games to be held in Mumbai, Rajkot 05-04-2014 08:09 PM

    Mumbai: Matches in the Super League stage of the 2013-14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played in Rajkot and Mumbai from April 8 to 14, with the final slated to be held in Mumbai. Haryana, Goa, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh are clubbed in Group A, while the other half...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Yusuf Pathan powers Baroda to fourth straight win 04-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Mumbai: Riding on skipper Yusuf Pathan's brilliant unbeaten half-century, Baroda registered their fourth successive win by thrashing Maharashtra by six wickets in a West Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on Friday. Opting to bat, Maharashtra posted a modest 139 for seven, which Baroda chased down...
  • How dinner with Kramnik inspired Anand to chase the world title again 03-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Viswanathan Anand may not have even played the Candidates Tournament, let alone win it and now stand at Magnus Carlsen's doorstep to challenge him for the world title the Indian wizard lost to the Norwegian around six months back. Anand has admitted that he was in two minds over his...
  • I needed this result as people need oxygen: Anand on Candidates win 02-04-2014 06:36 PM

    He has rediscovered his form in the game of 64 squares by winning the FIDE Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is more than happy with the win, looking forward to beat numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship later this year. Talking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Sehwag, Gambhir shine as Delhi beat Himachal by six wickets 01-04-2014 07:52 PM

    Mohali: Out-of-favour India openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir found some form going their way as Delhi got the better of Himachal Pradesh by six wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match for North Zone on Tuesday. Sehwag smashed 42 off 32 balls, while the left-handed captain Gambhir...
  • Odisha beat Tripura by six wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 01-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Kolkata: Odisha put up an all-round show to post a comfortable six-wicket win over Tripura in a low-scoring affair in the East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at JU second campus ground in Salt Lake on Tuesday. Odisha off spinner Jayanta Behera claimed three...
  • Anand roars back to threaten Carlsen's crown 31-03-2014 08:09 PM

    CNN-IBN talks to Pravin Thipsay on Anand winning the Candidates event, earning a right to challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw 30-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand sealed the Candidates tournament title with an effortless draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the 14th and final round on Sunday. Having won one of the strongest tournaments of recent times with one round to spare, Anand just didn't want anything to...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins Candidates, can challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen now 29-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round on Saturday. Anand has an unassailable 1.5 point lead with one more round to play in the tournament. It was a marathon...
  • Anand to meet Karjakin in the penultimate round 28-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: As he approaches the big game against Russia's Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Saturday. The oldest competitor in the fray, Anand has thus far outlasted...
  • Anand let's Andreikin off the hook; maintains full point lead 27-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia's Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament on Thursday. It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for...
  • Viswanathan Anand inches closer to title after draw with Kramnik 26-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to clinching the Candidates Chess tournament title after settling for an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round here. With just three rounds to go, Anand maintained his full point lead over nearest rival Levon...
  • Anand maintains lead after drawing with Mamedyarov at Candidates 25-03-2014 10:30 PM

    Russia: Former World champion Viswanathan Anand remained on course for a rematch with Magnus Carlsen of Norway after securing an easy draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 10th round of the Candidates Chess tournament. It turned out to be another good day for Anand as main contemporaries Levon...
  • Anand beats Topalov to regain sole lead at Candidates 23-03-2014 08:43 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: India's Viswanathan Anand regained the sole lead with a sparkling victory over former challenger Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria in the ninth round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Sunday. The hard-earned victory proved crucial for five-time World Champion Anand as he took his tally to six points out...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian in Candidates chess tournament 22-03-2014 08:08 PM

    Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday gave jitters to his fans before signing an early draw with top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth round of Candidates chess tournament. The draw against Aronian was important for Anand as the Indian ace not only maintained his joint...
  • Anand signs peace with Svidler, records 4th straight draw 21-03-2014 08:25 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand signed peace with Peter Svidler of Russia in the seventh round to play out his fourth consecutive draw at the Candidates Chess tournament here. At the half way stage Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible seven and...
  • Viswanathan Anand enters crucial stage in Candidates tournament 20-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Russia: Placed comfortably on top of the table with a half-point lead, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day here. From a great beginning to some cautious play, Anand, with four points in...
  • Viswanathan Anand stays ahead with draw against Karjakin 19-03-2014 08:58 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand remained in sole lead with a third straight draw, signing peace with Russian Sergey Karjakin in the sixth round of Candidates Chess tournament here on Wednesday. After scoring two victories in the first three rounds itself, Anand did not get many chances...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Andreikin, keeps lead 18-03-2014 08:58 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against lowest ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the fifth round, but kept the lead at the Candidates chess tournament here. It turned out to be a no-hassle day for Anand as the Indian was...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws but stays in front with sole lead 18-03-2014 12:02 AM

    Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round but remained in sole lead to stay in contention in the Candidates chess tournament on Tuesday. On what turned out to be an easy day for the Anand, he played to the tunes...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis; Saina out in quarters at Swiss Open 15-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India's campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end on Saturday. World championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, who had...
  • Sanam sets up final clash against Enrique 14-03-2014 06:06 PM

    Chennai: Sanam Singh lost just two games against Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as he outplayed his second seed compatriot to reach the final of the ITF men's Futures tournament on Friday. Third seed Sanam cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win in the semi-finals of the USD 10,000 hard court event but top...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats top seed Levon Aronian in first game of Candidates 13-03-2014 10:45 PM

    Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand displayed top form to beat top seed and rating-favourite Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first game of the first round of the Candidates chess tournament on Thursday. Anand made most of the offered opportunities and came on top as Aronian proved no match...