World champion Viswanthan Anand could do little with white pieces as his opponent Levon Aronian of Armenia held him to an easy draw in the first round of Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that got underway here.
After securing the silver (men’s) and bronze (women’s) in the team events, India assured themselves of six more medals in the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Thyagaraj Stadium today.
Tournament favourites, Singapore, secured the top spot in the men and women's categories at the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday. HT reports.
In a setback for the Punjab Police, the special judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Tuesday turned down its application, seeking that Olympic boxing medallist, Vijender Singh, give his hair and nail samples for testing to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory here.
Fred Couples, renowned for being one of the most laid-back figures in the game, was overcome by emotion after being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2013 on Monday.
Shuttlers will be allowed two challenges when badminton uses technology to rule on contentious decisions for the first time at next month’s Indonesia Open, the governing body of the sport said.
FIDE, the world chess governing body, has revealed that it tried its best to convince India to allow Norway to stage one half of the 2013 World Chess Championship match but India had refused.
The India women’s table tennis coach, Bhawani Mukherjee, has accused national champion K Shamini of shying away from her responsibilities and has written to the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) after the 24-year-old did not play in the semifinal of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
India paddlers booked semifinal berths on Day II of the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Monday.
After winning her first major international title, the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013, P V Sindhu is aiming to break into top 10 by the end of this year. She is currently ranked world number 13.
The decks were cleared for Chennai to host this year’s World Chess Championship match when on Monday, Magnus Carslen, the contender and world No.1 from Norway, accepted it as a venue albeit with reservations.
After winning her first major international title, the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu is aiming to break into the world top 10 by the end of this year.
Viswanathan Anand looks set to defend his World Chess Championship title at home in Chennai unless his challenger Magnus Carlsen and his supporters manage to build enough pressure or mount a legal battle to force FIDE, the sport's world governing body, to go for competitive bidding to select the venue for their match in November this year.
US-based discus thrower, Vikas Gowda, representing India, clinched gold in the World Challenge Meeting at Kingston on Sunday with a throw of 61.38 metres.
India captain Sardar Singh has been nominated by the Hockey India for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Sardar has been the captain of national team since November 2012 and under his leadership, India reached the semi-finals of last year's FIH Champions Trophy in Melbourne after a period of 30 years.