• Harika bounces back in Round 6 of Reykjavik Open chess tourney

    Reykjavik: Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavalli recovered strongly from her loss in Round 5 to score an emphatic victory over Vignir Vatnar Stefansson in the highly competitive Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.The Guntur lass, playing white, was back to her best in Round 6 as she played French ...

  • 12-year-old Nihal Sarin is one of the youngest in the world, equals Magnus Carlsen's record

    Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2017-03-03 18:44 Bengaluru: At the tender age of 12, Nihal Sarin of Kerala is the third youngest International Master (IM) in the world. Also, he is only the fourth International Master in the history of Kerala. Nihal’s feat in a way reminiscent of the current ...

  • Challenge before GM Harikrishna is to retain ranking: Chess experts

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-11-08 12:33 Chennai: The challenge before chess World No. 10 Grandmaster (GM) Pentala Harikrishna is to first retain his ranking and then gradually improve upon it -- and it would be nice to see two Indian players figuring in top tournaments, Indian chess e...

  • Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi KC settle for 27-27 draw against Puneri Paltan

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-29 13:23 Mumbai: Dabang Delhi KC and Puneri Paltan played out the first draw of the fourth season ofPro Kabaddi League here on Tuesday.A closely fought game saw both sides exchange leads several times, it was Paltan captain Manjeet Chhillar who had an ex...

  • Firebirds thrash Ice Divas 25-12 in Women's Kabaddi Challenge opener

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-29 12:48 Mumbai: Skipper Mamtha Poojari led from the front as Firebirds hammered Ice Divas 25-12 to win the opening match of the Women's Kabaddi Challengeon Tuesday.The match marked a historic occasion as it was for the first time that women Kabaddi play...

  • Rosberg looks good for 2016 F1 title, says Hamilton

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-21 11:14 Johannesburg: Reigning world championLewis Hamilton believes that it could be a 'good year' for hisMercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the German added another victory to his account at the European Grand Prix.Rosberg, who started from the pol...

  • India gets the hang of Softball through inter-state league

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-20 20:06 New Delhi: In a bid to encourage amateur baseball and softball at entry level among the common masses, an eight-team national level Softball league was held recently in the national capital.Bad Bulls Sports Club organised the inaugural edition o...

  • Sardar Singh returns to lead India in 6 Nations Invitational tourney

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-20 13:16 New Delhi: Sardar Singh, who was rested for the recently-concluded FIH Champions Trophy, will lead a 20-member squad announced for the forthcoming 6 Nations Invitational tournament in Valencia, Spain starting from 27th June.The squad features a ...

  • Rio declares financial emergency, seeks funding for Olympics

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-18 12:51 New York: Rio de Janeiro's state governor Francisco Dornelles has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency, just 50 days before the Olympics.This authorizes additional funding to fulfill obligations during the games.An official g...

  • Hockey Champions Trophy: India reach maiden final despite Aussies drubbing

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-06-17 11:23 London: The Indian men's hockey team have qualified for their maiden Champions Trophy final despite suffering a 2-4 defeat in their final pool match of the tournament against Australia on Thursday.India made it to the summit showdown after Belgi...

  • Eden Gardens to host India's first pink ball game

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-16 20:25 Kolkata: The iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata will host India's first day-night game with a pink ball, starting June 18th. The four-day game, which is the final of the Super League tournament will feature a pink Kookaburra, which has been a topic of...

  • M’luru’s weightlifter Supreetha bags bronze in Asian Games

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-15 14:22 Mangaluru: Mangaluru’s power lifter Supreetha Poojary has won bronze medal in Asian power lifting championship – 2016 at Udaipur.“I was aiming at gold, however, I’m happy about the bronze medal. However, my next goal is to win gold medal in Worl...