HindustanTimes Fri,21 Nov 2014


New world record set with 333 km/hour bicycle ride

French daredevil Francois Gissy set a new world record for the highest speed attained while riding a bicycle - reaching a gut churning speed of 333 km/hour in 4.8 seconds.

China Open: Triumphant shuttlers Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth script history

Saina Nehwal clinched the women's singles title of the China Open Super Series Premier, but compatriot Kidambi Srikanth grabbed the headlines by pulling off the biggest upset of his career to beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan.

Chess championship: Anand loses in the game of 'blunders', Carlsen leads midway

Move 26, which will go down the history books, as one of the most shocking set of moves in a top level game saw Carlsen blunder and Vishy blunder back which changed the course of the game.

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth storm into summit clash of China Open

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and young shuttler K Srikanth stormed into the finals of the women's and men's singles events respectively at the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Saturday.

Saina, Srikanth in semis, Kashyap exits in China Open

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier as Parupalli Kashyap lost in the quarter-finals at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center here Friday.

Honey Singh's kabaddi team Yo Yo Tigers suspended

The team owned by rapper Honey Singh in the World Kabaddi League (WKL) was suspended from the rest of the tournament as the singer reportedly did not pay the players their due.

Not interested in young fans, says F1 chief Ecclestone

Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Anand lets Carlsen off the hook in game 5, settles for draw

In the fifth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen in a relatively short game 5 on Friday.   

World Chess Championship: Carlsen beware, Vishy has tasted blood

Even Magnus Carlsen's most ardent followers would agree that Viswanathan Anand has won the first psychological battle in the World Chess Championship clash hands down.

Saina, Kashyap, Srikanth enter quarters of China Open

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and top Indian male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and K Srikanth entered the quarter-finals of the China Open Super Series Premier after posting contrasting wins in their respective second round matches on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap win in China Open

Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap got off to a victorious start by winning their respective opening round encounters at the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier at Fuzhou, China on Wednesday.

World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen share honours in game 4

In the fourth game of the World Chess Championship, a confident Viswanathan Anand -- playing black in a Sicilian Defence -- stretched Carlsen for more than four hours before agreeing to a draw.

Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban over medal protest

Sarita Devi, the Indian boxer who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal to protest against refereeing, can expect a heavy punishment, the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday.

Incheon draw in squash manipulated, insists Dipika Pallikal

The 'manipulated' Incheon Asian Games singles draw in squash to ensure India a medal continues to haunt India's top woman player, Dipika Pallikal, who has once again brought the issue to the fore by asking the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to ensure such a thing doesn't happen again.

World Chess Championship: Anand breaks jinx, defeats Carlsen in third match

In the third game of World Chess Championship, challenger Viswanathan Anand mounted a stellar comeback and outclassed current world champion Magnus Carlsen.
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