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  • Indian women lose to Georgia in World Chess Championship 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Chengdu, China: India's chances of a medal went up in smoke as the team crashed to a heavy loss against Georgia in the seventh round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship. In a shocking turn of events, three favourable positions were spoilt by the Indians on last three boards as...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • Vikas Gowda wins discus event in US with 65.75m 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.75m to win his event in the Triton Invitational at La Jolla in San Diego in United States on Sunday. Gowda, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and silver winner in...
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes second in Shamkir Chess 14 hours 30 minutes ago

    Shamkir: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an effortless draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy to finish second in Shamkir Chess tournament on Sunday. On what turned out to be an easy day as black in the final round, Anand just had to follow his instinct as Caruana decided not...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started the...
  • Shamjetsabam Sarjubala, Pinki Jangra strike gold for India at President's Cup 16 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rounding off a reasonably successful campaign for India, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Pinki Jangra (51kg) clinched god medals at the 22nd President's Cup Open International Boxing Tournament at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Pinki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, defeated Mongolia's Nandintsetseg 2-1 to notch up the yellow metal. World Championships silver-medallist...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final round,...
  • Shamkir Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams, jumps to 2nd spot in world rankings Yesterday

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand found his way back to the 2800 rating club and jumped to second spot in world rankings after beating local hero Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the eighth and penultimate round of Vugar Gashimov memorial. With his second victory on the trot in the strongest tournament of the...
  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open Yesterday

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Indian snookers to compete in World tourney in Pakistan Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said that Indian players will compete in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World 6-Red and Team Championships to be held in Karachi from August 6 to 15. PBSA President Alamgir Sheikh told PTI that the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI)...
  • Retailers make a fortune ahead of Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight Yesterday

    Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, with Philippine retailers struggling to cope with demand from fans snapping up any paraphernalia they could find. Online and front-end retailers are seeing record sales of Pacquiao...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead Yesterday

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard 2 days ago

    Avondale: Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. Tied for the Zurich Classic lead after a 6-under 66 on Friday in the suspended second round, the 2011 Georgia graduate was eager to meet some college friends from New Orleans and take advantage...
  • Tiger Woods commits to next month's Players Championship 2 days ago

    Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian government has finally recognised motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF). The development comes at a rather quiet period for Indian motorsports and at a time when efforts are being made to bring Formula...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio Olympics 3 days ago

    Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country's goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil's best ever Olympics haul. Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental...
  • Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead 3 days ago

    Avondale: Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts. A day after changing the shafts in his irons, Weekley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge. "You go to tinkering around with clubs...
  • Viswanathan Anand held by Rauf Mamedov at Shamkir Chess Meet 3 days ago

    Shamkir: Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand settled for an easy draw playing with black pieces against GM Rauf Mamedov of Azerbaijan in the 6th round of Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After beating erstwhile leader Wesley So of United States in the previous round, Anand's streak...
  • Three golfers tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday. For a trio of European Tour veterans playing some of their best golf at the moment, the difficult conditions didn't pose too much of a...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • PCI wants Tomar out of it, requests government to lift suspension 3 days ago

    Just after the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an indefinite period over infighting within the body, the executive members of the committee have raised various questions targeted at PCI's suspended president Rajesh Tomar rather than thinking about the athletes and Paralympic...
  • Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Paralympic Committee of India's newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement. The ministry followed the IPC in suspending PCI Wednesday in the wake of "poor" management of the National Para Athletics Championships in...
  • Full blown revolt in Boxing India ahead of executive committee meet 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxing could be thrown into turmoil with speculation rife that the sport's governing body, Boxing India, is on the verge of disintegration and its President Sandeep Jajodia might even resign at its Executive Committee meeting on Thursday. Boxing India, which has been fighting to get recognition from the...
  • Sports Ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the sports ministry also suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday for gross negligence of athletes and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad March 20-22. The sports ministry suspended the recognition of...
  • Viswanathan Anand crushes Wesley So in Shamkir Chess 5 days ago

    Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory against overnight leader Wesley So of the United States of America in the fifth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, being held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After four draws on the trot, Anand's chances finally came against the in-form So...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship 5 days ago

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Indian swimmers train in SA with eye on 2020 Olympic Games 5 days ago

    Mumbai: With an eye on the 2020 Olympic Games, seven young Indian swimmers have reached South Africa to train under renowned coach Graham Hill as part of the JSW Sports Excellence Programme. SP Likith Karan, K Raju, Manav Dileep, Siva Sridhar (all from Karnataka), Aryan Makhija, Vedant Khandeparkar (both Mumbai) and...
  • Lalit Bhanot set to contest election for Asian Athletics Association 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former IOA Secretary General Lalit Bhanot is set to contest for the post of vice president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) when the elections for the continental body are held in China in May. It is learnt that Bhanot has been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India...

Badminton

Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.

Formula One

Michael Schumacher's son best rookie on F4 race debut

Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick collected the trophy for best rookie on his motor racing debut on Saturday after finishing ninth in a German Formula Four race.

Tennis

Kei Nishikori beats Pablo Andujar to defend Barcelona Open title

The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the Real Club de Tenis.