ZURICH

  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich February 20, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved...
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Chess Classical February 19, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth and final round to win the Classical section of Zurich Chess Classic. Awarded two points for a win and one for a draw under new rules in place, Anand tallied seven points...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead February 18, 2015

    Zurich: Known to rise back after every debacle, Viswanathan Anand made another strong comeback defeating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Classic on Wednesday. Trailing Nakamura by a full point at the start of the contest, Anand knew he had to win to...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana at Zurich Chess Challenge February 17, 2015

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand...
  • Anand beats Aronian to jump to joint lead in Zurich Chess Challenge February 16, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated the Indian World Cup victory with a crushing win against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge, here. Under tremendous pressure to perform like the Indian cricket team, Anand delivered the goods thanks to a remarkable piece of homework and...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge February 15, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday played out a draw with his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Playing his first game against Kramnik since December last, Anand could not do much with white pieces as Kramnik played a...
  • Mo Farah returns for European championships after scare August 12, 2014

    Zurich: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate. Farah is expected to run in Wednesday's 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres...
  • South Korean Noh wins by two strokes at New Orleans April 28, 2014

    Noh Seungyul became the fourth South Korean player to win on the PGA Tour when he captured the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans by two strokes on Sunday. Wearing a black ribbon on his cap in memory of the more than 300 victims of the recent Korean ferry sinking,...
  • No bogeys, no problems, Noh leads Zurich Classic April 27, 2014

    Avondale, Louisiana: If SeungYul Noh can hold on to the lead in the Zurich Classic, he'll do it front of fans who can appreciate how much bigger Noh's mission is than simply winning his first PGA Tour event. Wearing yellow and black ribbons on his hat to honor victims of...
  • Ben Martin shows composure, keeps Zurich Classic lead April 26, 2014

    Avondale, Louisiana: Ben Martin followed up his stunning firstround 62 by shooting a 67 on Friday to put him three shots clear of the field at the Zurich Classic and notch the bestever tworound total at TPC Louisiana. Martin had his first bogey, and doublebogey, of the tournament but still...
  • Ben Martin shoots course record 62, leads by two in New Orleans April 25, 2014

    Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Martin made light of gusting afternoon winds to reel off 10 birdies, capped off by a chip-in from 55 feet at the 17th...
  • Photos: The 5 most expensive cities in the world March 4, 2014

    Singapore has topped a list of 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive cities to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), reported by the BBC. Here is a list of the top 5 most expensive cities in the world. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand signs off disappointing Zurich Challenge, finishes fifth February 5, 2014

    Zurich: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form and had to be content with a fifthplace finish after a poor show in the rapid section of the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. Staying joint fourth spot on four points after the Classical games, Anand could...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen, occupies joint fourth spot February 4, 2014

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge. Former world champion Anand finished the classical section on four points with one win, two draws and...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Gelfand in Zurich Chess; joint third now February 3, 2014

    Zurich: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand tasted his first success in Classical Chess this year after defeating his former challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here on Monday. With his first win in four games, Anand jumped to joint third spot on three...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in Zurich Chess February 2, 2014

    Zurich: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account after signing peace with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of Zurich chess challenge now underway here at the Savoy. After two uncharacteristic defeats coming against world champion Levon Aronian of Armenia and Hikaru Nakamura of United States, Anand put...
  • A new challenge for Viswanathan Anand in Zurich January 29, 2014

    Zurich: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will find himself in the unfamiliar position of starting as the lowestranked player when he takes on a tough field in his first Classical tournament since losing the world title, in the Zurich Challenge at the Savoy. The small event, having just five rounds between...
  • A computer chip implanted in the arm can help you lose weight November 27, 2013

    London: Scientists are developing a computer chip that could be implanted in an obese patient's arm to help them lose weight. The chip could prove to be a possible alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction or gastric bands. Researchers have already developed an early warning system and treatment: an implantable...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could give Ballon d'Or awards a miss November 22, 2013

    There are speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo might give the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich in January a miss to upset FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Ronaldo has become one of the favourite to win the 2013 best footballer award after he scored a hattrick in Portugal's World Cup playoffs against Sweden on...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100 metres in Zurich Diamond League August 30, 2013

    Zurich: Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt outsprinted fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade and American Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Bolt, running into a slight headwind, made his customary sluggish start before accelerating away from the field to win in 9.90 seconds. Ashmeade...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League August 27, 2013

    Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Bolt will compete in the men's 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships, reports CMC. The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by completing...
  • Billy Horschel secures first PGA win at Zurich Classic April 29, 2013

    Avondale: Billy Horschel sensed the time had come for him to win his first PGA Tour event. This could explain the composure he displayed in the face of two finalround weather delays and a 27feet putt he had to make on the final hole to avert a playoff. Horschel tied a...
  • Lucas Glover leads Zurich Classic after 3 rounds April 28, 2013

    Avondale: Overnight leader Lucas Glover, bidding for his fourth PGA Tour title, survived a back nine wobble to move two strokes clear after Saturday's third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana. At one point three ahead of the chasing pack, former U.S. Open champion Glover bogeyed...
  • Glover leads by one, Guan shines in New Orleans April 27, 2013

    While Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang looked near certain to make a second consecutive cut on the PGA Tour, American Lucas Glover surged into an early oneshot lead in Friday's second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Former U.S. Open champion Glover maintained redhot form with his putter at...
  • Ricky Barnes leads Zurich Classic April 26, 2013

    Avondale: Ricky Barnes said he still owes his newborn daughter a late birthday present. Perhaps a piece of silver would be appropriate. Barnes birdied six of the last eight holes Thursday at rainsoftened TPC Louisiana to take a onestroke lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which awards a...
  • Jason Dufner among eight past champs at Zurich Classic April 25, 2013

    Avondale: One year ago, Jason Dufner's victory at the Zurich Classic made him the fifth player in the last eight years to celebrate his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans. This weekend, Dufner will try to become the first repeat winner in the Big Easy since Carlos Franco in...
  • Anand beats Kramnik to finish second in Zurich March 2, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand capitalised on a blunder by Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to beat him in the final round and finish second in the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. The Indian ace was under pressure to come back to a 50 per cent score after losing to...
  • Anand draws with Gelfand, stays last in Zurich Chess March 1, 2013

    Zurich: Victory eluded world champion Viswanathan Anand yet again as he played out a fourth draw in five games, against Boris Gelfand of Israel, and remained at the bottom after the fifth and penultimate round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Following a shock defeat in the previous round against Fabiano...
  • Viswanathan Anand shocked by Caruana February 28, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of young Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the fourth round of Zurich Chess Challenge here on Thursday. The loss, coming after a spate of three draws from the first three games, cost Anand quite dearly as from his...
  • Anand to meet Caruana in round four at Zurich February 27, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the fourth round of Zurich Chess Challenge here. With all the six games between four participants ending in a draw in the first three rounds, the stage is set for a fitting finale in the double round...