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Anand settles for an easy draw against Kramnik
Agencies
St Petersburg, April 30, 2013
First Published: 00:09 IST(30/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:12 IST(30/4/2013)

World champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start in the second leg of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament by holding Vladimir Kramnik for an easy draw in the sixth round that concluded here.

For the first time in the tournament all the five games ended in draws leaving the standings unchanged.

SSP back in asia top 20
Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia on Monday broke back into the top-20 of the Asian Tour Order of Merit, moving up to 18th after a strong showing at last week’s Ballantine's Champio-nship in Korea. The double Asian Tour winner had finished tied 11th on Sunday, a performance which contributed significantly to his earnings and helped him zoom up from last week's 52nd position in the Order of Merit.

Atwal finishes last
Valdosta (Georgia): Wrapping up a disappointing outing, Indian golfer Arjun Atwal finished right at the bottom with a final round of four-over 76 at the South Georgia Classic here.

The Indian ace, who slipped after a third round 78, began his final round with three birdies in the first six holes but lapsed into errors later to sing off 65th.

He bogeyed seventh and then ninth, 10th and 11th in a row. Further misery came in the form of three more bogeys in a row from 15th to 17th.

Meanwhile, Will Wilcox fired a one-over 73 and cruised to a four-stroke win for his first career title on the Web.com Tour.

Collins says he's gay
New York: Jason Collins, a veteran center in the National Basketb-all Association (NBA), announced on Monday that he was gay, becoming the first active player from any US professional sports league to publicly reveal his homosexuality. Collins, a free agent who played with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics during the NBA's 2012-13 season, made the announcement in an interview. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," he said.

Air India win
New Delhi: Hiten Dalal’s 122 and Deepak Joon's 100  helped Air India beat RR Gymkhana by 58 runs in DDCA League.


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