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  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record 17 minutes 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 1 hour 42 minutes 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? 5 hours 52 minutes 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 7 hours 15 minutes 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 7 hours 32 minutes 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 17 hours 2 minutes 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 22 hours 4 minutes 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 22 hours 8 minutes 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 22 hours 24 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman Yesterday

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws Game 10 against Magnus Carlsen Yesterday

    Sochi: Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Perhaps the one notable aspect of the game was that Anand was able to queen a...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. After getting into the groove post his second win on Friday,...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming Yesterday

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 10 Yesterday

    Trailing by a point with just three games to go, challenger Viswanathan Anand needs a win today to bring the championship at level pegging. The last game ended in a quick draw after just 20 moves, maintaining Magnus Carlsen's one-point at 5-4. The Norwegian now needs just 1.5 points to defend his...
  • 3-day world Hindu conference starts today; Dalai Lama, Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat to attend 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The three-day World Hindu conference will start on Friday with leaders like the Dalai Lama, BJP president Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expected to be present. Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Nitin Gadkari are some other eminent names that will be attending the inaugural session of...
  • Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker Championship 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla registered routine wins to give the home fans enough smiles on the second day of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Thursday. Smarting from having given away two frames in his 4-2 win on Wednesday, Advani did not take his foot...
  • I still have some chances, says Viswanathan Anand 2 days ago

    Sochi: Despite being down 4-5 with just three more games to go, Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was fine with an easy draw in the ninth game and insisted that he still has a chance of posting a win in the World Chess Championship match. "You have to just play...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand makes easy draw but Carlsen closer to title 2 days ago

    Anand managed the easiest of draws in Game 9 against Carlsen but the Norwegian inched closer towards retaining his crown as he leads the Indian ace by a full point. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws Game 9 against Anand, maintains one-point lead 2 days ago

    Not wanting to take any chances in a drawn position, champion Magnus Carlsen opted to split points with title challenger India's Viswanathan Anand in their ninth game of the World chess championship in Sochi on Thursday. Carlsen went for a draw through the route of perpetual checks-checks by repetitive moves to...
  • Sarjubala, Pavitra in quarters of World Boxing Championships 2 days ago

    Jeju: Indian boxers endured a mixed day in the World Women's Boxing Championships with two of the four in action advancing to the quarter-finals after notching up contrasting wins here on Thursday. Sarjubala Shamjetsabam (48kg) and Pavitra (64kg) were the two who advanced to the next level even as Meena Maisnam...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 2 days 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...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Honduran Miss World contestant and sister found murdered 3 days ago

    Tegucigalpa: A Honduran beauty queen has been found shot dead in a suspected crime of passion just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police said on Wednesday. The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were found buried near...
  • Watch: A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet was unveiled in New Delhi on World Toilet Day 3 days ago

    A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet and weighing more than 1500 lbs was unveiled in New Delhi as part of the International Toilet Festival. 19th November was the 'World Toilet Day,' an initiative to raise awareness of the need for clean sanitation.Sulabh International, a social service organisation that works...
  • Game 9: Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen in World Chess Championship 3 days ago

    Sochi: 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. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to...
  • Pankaj Advani, Vidya Pillai advance in World Snooker 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Indian hopes Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai won their respective opening league matches as the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commenced here Wednesday. Advani, holder of 12 World titles, was kept at the table for longer than expected before he pulled through 4-2 against Malaysia's Keen Hoo Moh while national champion...
  • Boxers Pinki Rani, Monica Saun lose at Women's World Championships 3 days ago

    Jeju (South Korea): Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday. While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg) lost...