World champion Viswanathan Anand was in for a rude shock as he lost to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fourth round of Norway Chess 2013 Super tournament. While Sergey Karjakin of Russia remained on path of creating history after he scored a victory over Levon Aronian of Armenia. Out of the three white games so far in the tournament, the Indian has scored one win, one loss and one draw. He has two points and is tied third.
New Delhi: The only Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics, shooter Abhinav Bindra, has been recommended for the Bharat Ratna -- the country’s highest civilian honour -- by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). Originally, sportspersons were not eligible for the Bharat Ratna but the criteria was altered in 2011.
Pusa win in DDCA
New Delhi: Akash Verma’s 85 helped Pusa Youngsters beat Alpine by 78 runs in DDCA league. In other games, Sanyam Arora’s ton helped Ravi Brother, Shivang Vashisht’s 5/47 powered PMG while Delhi Colts thumped RCN.
Sharmila tied 17th
Antalya: Sharmila Nicollet played brilliantly on the final day of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open to finish tied 17th. The Bangalore-based golfer had a final day score of one under 72 for total of five under 297.