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Chess game 9: Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen share honours again

In the ninth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with black pieces Thursday, had to be satisfied with a draw against Magnus Carlsen after just 20 moves.

Michael Schumacher communicating with wife by blinking

Critically injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is communicating with his wife only by blinking, former racing driver Philippe Streiff has said.

Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him

Sebastian Vettel will have a chance to emulate his childhood hero Michael Schumacher when he drives for Ferrari next season, leaving his predecessor Fernando Alonso's future away from the Italian team unclear.

Tendulkar urges govt to support Sarita Devi

Veteran boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting lengend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to the sports minister urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely.

Time not ideal for a change in Indian hockey

In the last four years, the Indian men's hockey team has seen several changes in their training as well as playing style, courtesy the frequent changes of foreign coaches.

Indian Grand Prix set to return in 2016: Bernie, Jaypee

The Indian Grand Prix is expected to return in 2016 as a 'fruitful' meeting between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and race promoters has prepared the ground for the comeback of the high-profile event.

World Chess Championship: Pressure on Anand to push for victory against Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand may be digging into some excellent pizzas, pastas and some exotic sushi along with Russian food during his stay in Sochi, but down by a point with just four games to go, the five-time world champion is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen.

F1: Jules Bianchi brought out of artificial coma, back in France

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been brought out of an artificial coma and arrived back in France on Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after his near-fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Poverty, priorities holding Indian sports back

Like in politics, dynastic rule also exists in India’s sport administration. This has to do with the way the rules were framed decades ago and the strong resistance towards any attempt at reforms, writes Kapil Dev.

GIFT (Get India FiT) to our next generation needed

With the young workforce susceptible to illnesses, the promotion of sport should not be done just to win medals but to encourage healthy lifestyle, writes Rajat Chauhan.

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids - including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in game 8

In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with white pieces, shared honours with Magnus Carlsen. With just four games left, Magnus leads 4.5-3.5, with two white games for each player remaining.

Terry Walsh fiasco not the right preparation for Indian hockey team

The confusion in the Indian hockey camp ahead of the men's Champions Trophy beginning December 4, in Bhubaneswar, does not augur well for the sport which is clawing back at the global level.

Terry Walsh quits after contract talks collapse

India's hockey coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down but a fresh proposal is still being worked out for the Australian's consideration.

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen marathon game 7 ends in draw

Game 7 is by far the best tactical game of this World Championship. The game went on for 6 1/2 hours and ended in a draw after 122 moves, just two moves short of the longest World Cup chess game.

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