World champion Viswanathan Anand made a disappointing start as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Englishman Michael Adams in the first round of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament here at the Louvre.
On a day of big upsets, Chinese champion Ding Liren caused another big flutter crushing world number three Levon Aronian of Armenia. The 10-player round-robin super tournament, however, saw Vladimir Kramnik of Russia at the top of his form as he grounded compatriot Nikita Vituigov while the other two games ended in draws.
Prayag Chauhan wins Asian Junior Boxing
New Delhi: Indian teenager Prayag Chauhanbeat local boy Azat Ilyubayev in the lightweight category (60kg) final at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. The victory was doubly sweet for the Indian camp as it helped the team bag the third position in the overall team rankings. The Indian boxers finished the Asian meet with one gold medal and three bronze medals.
Serena, Venus lead US to Fed Cup win
DELRAY BEACH, Florida (USA): Venus Williams beat Johanna Larsson 6-3, 7-5 to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group on Sunday.
The victory guarantees the US a spot in the coveted 2014 Fed Cup World Group, while Sweden will play 2014 World Group II action. Earlier in the day top-ranked Serena Williams boosted the U.S. to a 2-1 lead when she posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over 54th-ranked Sofia Arvidsson.
Air India in quarters of Sood cricket
new delhi:Pradeep Malik's 109 (106 balls, 8x4s, 5x6s) and a fine half century by skipper Deepak Joon (50*) enabled Air India beat Defence Accounts Sports Control Board (DASCB) by 7 wickets and enter the q-final of the Om Nath Sood cricket