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  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits 10 hours 33 minutes ago

    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...
  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    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,...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Santa's little helpers break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves in Bangkok 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bangkok: Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren on Tuesday clustered into the shape of the word "Siam", the former name of the Southeast Asian country, as they broke the world record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves. As many as 1,792 of Santa's little helpers, aged between nine and 15, donned red,...
  • World Snooker: Lucky Vatnani cracks 133 on way to knockout Yesterday

    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...
  • More than 1,100 people captured in the world's biggest selfie taken in Bangladesh Yesterday

    Dhaka: A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone - making it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world's largest selfie. The five megapixel mid-range Windows Phone found a smart way to advertise its front-facing camera...
  • Casillas shock inclusion on shortlist for FIFA award 2 days ago

    London: Iker Casillas was the surprise inclusion on the goalkeeping shortlist for FIFA's 2014 World XI on Monday after enduring a difficult year for both Real Madrid and Spain. Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer, who won the World Cup with Germany in Brazil, has also been nominated, along with Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois,...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses World Chess Championship 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • ICC ties up with law enforcement agencies before World Cup 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Promising a corruption-free World Cup, the ICC on Monday said it has struck partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in its endeavour to prevent bookies from associating with the players. "Corruption in any sport is a big challenge these days. Cricket has led the way in...
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank 2 days ago

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand 3 days ago

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Carlsen beats Anand in Game 11, retains World Chess Championship title 3 days ago

    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...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan 3 days ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 11 3 days ago

    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...
  • Parvez Rasool targets World Cup selection 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool is targeting a spot in the Indian team which will play in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "The target now is selection for the World Cup. There are multi-day matches coming up and the aim is to do...
  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record 3 days ago

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touch screen mobile...
  • Sarjubala Devi, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships 3 days ago

    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...
  • Watch: This guy has created a Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking ever. Don't you wish you had this skill? 3 days ago

    This is one skill you wish you really had. Chinese wheelman Han Yue has broken an impossible world record of the tightest parallel parking ever. As a part of the China Drift Championship at Chongqing Olympic Park, Han slid his MINI 3 Door Hatch perfectly into a gap!Not content with...
  • World Chess Championship: Make-or-break time for Anand in Game 11 3 days ago

    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...
  • University of Maine falls short in breaking the world record for most people wearing flannel apparel in one place 3 days ago

    Orono, Maine: The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel. The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday's game against the University of New Hampshire. It...
  • United Singhs crowned World Kabaddi League champions 4 days ago

    Mohali: United Singhs shocked fancied Khalsa Warriors 58-55 in the final of the inaugural World Kabaddi League (WKL) here in the northern Indian state Punjab on Saturday. The win fetched Singhs' a prize money of Rs 1.80 crore besides a glittering trophy. The final played in front of a packed International Hockey...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla in world snooker knockouts 4 days ago

    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...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 4 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Chitra, Amee make it to the knockouts of World Snooker Championship 4 days ago

    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...
  • Zinedine Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban 4 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish sports court backed Zinedine Zidane's appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid's reserve team over his disputed qualifications. Spain's football federation imposed the ban at the end of October, arguing the former France midfielder did not have the right licence to coach in Spain. Real...
  • Sarjubala, Saweety enter women's World boxing semis 5 days ago

    South Korea: Indian boxers Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Championships on Friday. Sarjubala started the proceedings with a dominating 3:0 win over Suguro Aldriani of Indonesia in the 48 kg quarter-final. Saweety followed it up with a 2:1 win over Marsic Anamarija of Croatia in...