HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014


Schumacher's chances of recovery decreasing over time: Former-F1 doc

The former chief doctor added that "serious lapses" in early treatment may have worsened the Formula One champion's condition after his skiing accident.

Anand back with a bang, a likely contender for Carlsen

Written off by critics and experts, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Will Anand be the Cinderella Man of chess?

Anand outfoxes Bulgarian Topalov to take sole lead

India’s Viswanathan Anand regained the sole lead with a sparkling victory over former challenger Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria in the ninth round of Candidates Chess tournament on Sunday.

Schumi loses a fourth of body weight since accident

The Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is reported to have lost a quarter of his body weight since doctors placed him in an artificially induced coma to help him recover from brain injuries sustained in a skiing accident last December.

Anand records 4th draw with Svidler

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand got some advantage against Peter Svidler of Russia but could not convert it into victory as Levon Aronian of Armenia joined him at the top of the standings after the seventh round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014.

Get ready for new hockey experience

The game of hockey is set to undergo changes on the lines of the Euro Hockey League and Hockey India League that will help improve the overall game while also increasing the fan experience.

Saina stays eighth in rankings, Kashyap climbs to 24th

India’s ace men’s shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has jumped a rung to the 24th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings issued on Thursday.

Anand gears up for Svidler encounter

Placed comfortably on top of the table with a half point lead, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day.

Formula One: Rosberg starts new era with dominant win; Vettel, Hamilton retire early

Germany's Nico Rosberg led from start to finish to win an eventful season-opening Australian Grand Prix Sunday as world champion Sebastian Vettel and pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton were both early casualties.

Draw keeps Anand on top

After ambushing top seed Levon Aronian in the opening round, Viswanathan Anand showed his superior preparation once again by holding Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to an easy draw with black pieces.

Indian kabaddi takes a big leap with 1st professional league

India's first professional kabaddi league, in which some well-known entrepreneurs have evinced interest as team owners, was on Friday launched with much fanfare at NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Worli in Mumbai.

Hamilton on top, Red Bull relieved in Australia

Lewis Hamilton lent some credibility to the hype around Mercedes by posting the fastest time in Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix, as the Formula One season kicked off with teams still battling reliability problems.

Anand starts with a bang, shows there is much fight left in him

This one is for all those who had written Viswanathan Anand off in the Candidates Tournament, the eight-player round-robin event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from which the challenger to world champion Magnus Carlsen will emerge.

World Cup will be a learning experience: Terry Walsh

The hockey World Cup begins at The Hague from May 31. India's national hockey coach, Terry Walsh, and high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, were seen pooling in their coaching experience to prepare the players for the task.

Paradigm shift to shake up Formula One’s established order

Lots of new rules, new cars, new driver line ups and a new era of Formula 1 kicks off in Melbourne. Former Indian F1 driver Karun Chandhok deconstructs the changes and analyses who stands where.
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