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Fifth world title toughest in terms of intensity: Viswanathan Anand

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CHENNAI: Of all the five world titles he has won so far, Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand has rated the latest one as the toughest in terms of intensity. Anand has been the undisputed world champion since 2007 and he is back in the country after defending his fifth world title, against challengerBoris Gelfand of Israel. “When you […]

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

French Open: Djokovic, Federer advance to quarter


Paris: There was a moment, a little past 4 pm on a dank and dreary Sunday at the French Open, when the gray sky above appeared to be falling on some of the best of the best. A listless Novak Djokovic, looking very little like someone ranked No 1 and bidding to become the first man […]

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

India ‘A’ take lead over West Indies ‘A’

BRIDGETOWN: Medium-pacer Jonathan Carter’s superb bowling overshadowed a brilliant innings of 94 by Rohit Sharma as India ‘A’ grabbed a narrow first-innings lead over West Indies ‘A’ at Kensington Oval. Carter, who bowled at a brisk pace from theJoel Garner end at the north, took a career-best 5/63 from 17 overs to help West Indies ‘A’ dismiss India […]

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Only Knight Riders belong to Kolkata: Gautam Gambhir

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Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Gautam Gambhir says he never felt like an outsider in the state, which is obsessed with home boy and Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly. Gambhir said he has become a Bengali boy and needs to start picking up the language quickly. “So next year when I […]

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Irritated Viswanathan Anand lashes out at his critics

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NEW DELHI: In a rare display of irritation,Viswanathan Anand, who has just won his fifth world title, hit out at chess great Gary Kasparovand other critics for suggesting that he lacked motivation. “I think that this is the first time I have played a match where so many people seemed to have negative opinion about my […]

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Venus Williams joins Serena on sideline in Paris


It used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour. Now 31, and figuring out from day to day how to handle an illness that saps her […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Let India agree, we’ll adjust: PCB chief

With growing indications that India and Pakistan could resume a bilateral series soon, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Muhammad Zaka Ashraf has proposed novel ideas to end the long, cricketing stalemate between the neighbours. Ashraf, who’s in the capital after watching the IPL final in Chennai, has said that Pakistan might reschedule their cricketing itinerary […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Federer breaks a sweat, record

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic gave themselves more work than anticipated in moving into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday. Former champion Federer set a record with his 234th Grand-Slam match win but only after wasting two matchpoints in a third-set tiebreak and having to play a fourth set to beat Romanian […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Everest moment in chess: ‘I won because I won’


Moscow, May 30: George Mallory may or may not have uttered the most famous three words in mountaineering — “because it’s there” — when he explained his desire to climb Mount Everest. Today, Viswanathan Anand delivered what could turn out to be the most gracious five words ever to escape the lips of someone who […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

India look to beat Argentina to remain in contention for final

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IPOH (MALAYSIA): Five-time champions India can ill-afford any slip up in their crucial match against Pan American champions Argentina on Wednesday if they want to keep themselves in contention for a berth in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. India carved out a 3-2 victory over hostsMalaysia on Monday to take their points tally […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

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