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Anand to challenge Carlsen for world title

Five-times world champion Viswanathan Anand proved all his critics wrong and won the Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round on Saturday.

Pistorius murder trial adjourned until April 7

The murder trail of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7, when the South African Paralympic and Olympic track star is expected to take the stand in his own defence in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison.

Come on, let's go race trucking

With the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, the Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI) and manufacturers Tata Motors hope to bring about a change in perception, and make trucking glamorous.

Full recovery for Schumacher unlikely: doctors

Nearly two months after Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident and was placed in a drug-induced coma, some neurologists say the seven-time Formula One champion seems unlikely to make a full recovery.

First corner of Bahrain's F1 circuit named after Michael Schumacher

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, still in a coma in a French hospital after a skiing accident in late December, is to have the first corner of Bahrain's Formula One circuit named after him. Michael Schumacher can’t go out like this | Full recovery for Schumacher unlikely: doctors

Pistorius pleads not guilty as witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

South African Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty on Monday to murdering his girlfriend as his trial opened with a neighbour testifying she heard "bloodcurdling" screams on the night of the killing.

Saina, Sindhu face tough draw

Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu face tough draws in the prestigious $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships that starts Tuesday at the National Indoor Arena here.

Indian boxing federation fumes after being knocked out by governing body

India’s boxing federation reacted furiously on Tuesday after being effectively expelled by the sport's world governing body, calling the decision "shocking" and "arbitrary".

Easy win for Saina; Kashyap, Srikanth out

Saina Nehwal had an easy opener at the All England Open on Wednesday.  The seventh seed beat Scot Kirsty Gilmour 21-15, 21-6 in 32 minutes to move to the next round.

Jwala Gutta: Soldiering on for what she believes in

No backing down: Not one to shy away from controversial topics, the ace shuttler attributes her strength to great parental support and feels success has led her to be targeted. PICS INSIDE

Female Formula One driver Susie Wolff aims for Grand Prix spot

Susie Wolff has set her sights on driving in a Grand Prix after it was announced on Monday she would become the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One event of any kind.

Power cut? Fifth Olympic ring fails to light up at Sochi

In what appeared to be a technical hitch during the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi on Friday, one of the five rings that make up the Games' symbol failed to open.

Alpine skiing course is a treacherous downhill

"It's very treacherous, this course has teeth everywhere. The top is aggressive. And the speeds are so high and swingy and bumpy, that you can hook an edge anywhere." — A skier in Sochi olympics.

BCCI chief’s brother Ramachandran elected IOA prez

India's suspended Olympic body elected world squash chief N Ramachandran as its president on Sunday, raising hopes of the country's return to the Olympic fold after a 14-month absence.

India back in Olympics; flag to fly in Sochi

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says the reinstatement "takes immediate effect" and Indian athletes, who were competing independently under the Olympic flag, can now represent India.
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