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  • Photo: Reuters

    January 16, 2017, Monday

    Captain Cool and a tactical genius: Dissecting the captaincy of M S Dhoni

    Tactical genius, uplifting leader, altruistic individual, a man with unwavering certitude

  • Chess

    January 13, 2017, Friday


    The Delhi Open tends to set a new participation record every year

  • Chess

    December 30, 2016, Friday


    Magnus Carlsen has been the world's best player for a major part in the last seven years

  • Chess

    December 23, 2016, Friday


    Wesley So won the London Chess Classic with a round to spare and took the 2016 Grand Chess Tour

  • Chess

    December 17, 2016, Saturday


    Various sections at the London Chess Classic are heading for tight finishes

  • chess

    December 04, 2016, Sunday

    When Carlsen killed the queen: His sounder match strategy helped him win a third chess world title

    Despite a stern examination, Magnus Carlsen's sounder match strategy helped him win a third chess world title, writes Devangshu ...

  • Chess

    November 25, 2016, Friday


    The title match is tied 1-1 and headed into a photo-finish with just two classical games left at the time of writing. Sergey ...

  • Aditi Ashok wins Women's Indian Open

    November 18, 2016, Friday

    Club class: Aditi Ashok is claiming her place in international golf

    Aditi Ashok focused on golf after she realised, at 11, that she would not get admission into Hogwarts, writes Nikita Puri

  • Chess (#1225)

    November 05, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1225)

    Viswanathan Anand lost 0.5-1.5 to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the finals of the Corsica Masters

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    October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Planning a run across the country

    Kostelnick finished the roughly 3,100-mile San Francisco to New York journey in 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, four days faster ...

  • Chess (#1223)

    October 22, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1223)

    The national Juniors recently concluded at Rajahmundry (AP). Previous winners include Viswanathan Anand, Pentalya Harikrishna and ...

  • Chess (#1220)

    October 01, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1220)

    Anish Giri won an impressive attacking game versus Gelfand and he also converted a long endgame grind against Tomashevsky

  • India during the recently concluded series against the West Indies, which they won 2-0

    September 17, 2016, Saturday

    Kiwi caution

    Despite starting as favourites, Virat Kohli's India will have to be at its best against a dangerous and unpredictable New Zealand ...

  • Deepa Malik during the shot put event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

    September 17, 2016, Saturday

    Rising against the odds

    Behind the Olympic success of para-athlete Deepa Malik is an indomitable spirit and hard work

  • Chess (#1217)

    September 10, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1217)

    The Indian team has won six straight matches to lead the Open Section of the Baku Olympiad, despite starting as the ninth seeds. ...

  • Chess (#1216)

    September 03, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1216)

    The Olympiad kicked off on Thursday at the Baku Crystal Hall, with 176 nations, including seven debutants

  • Chess (#1215)

    August 27, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1215)

    Carlsen will be more focussed on his upcoming title match against Sergey Karjakin

  • Pokemon GO

    August 06, 2016, Saturday

    Finding a cure for the Pokemon GO bug

    The wait for Pokemon GO's official launch in India continues to be filled with super-long walks and cautionary tales

  • Chess (#1212)

    August 06, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1212)

    The game has always had a large number of prodigies but they are getting ever-younger and there are more and more of them

  • Chess (#1211)

    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1211)

    Magnus Carlsen took the Bilbao Masters with a round to spare. After suffering his first-ever classical loss to Hikaru Nakamura in ...

  • Serbia flag Photo: Wikipedia

    January 14, 2017, Saturday

    Four Indian women boxers in final of Nation's Cup in Serbia

    The tournament is the first for Indian women boxers under the tutelage of new coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu

  • Chess

    January 06, 2017, Friday


    Almost every strong player in the world had a crack at the World Rapids and World Blitz championships

  • Photo: Reuters

    December 30, 2016, Friday

    Eyeing top spot

    A number of athletes will look to cement their place at the pinnacle of their sport in 2017. Shakya Mitra lists a few of them

  • Vijender Singh

    December 17, 2016, Saturday

    Tanzanian Tussle: Will Vijender get the better of Francis Cheka

    Against the more seasoned Francis Cheka, Vijender Singh faces a tricky battle that he is favoured to win

  • chess

    December 09, 2016, Friday

    Magnus Carlsen's successor would have to come from the same generation

    The 26-year-old can just outlast an older chess player in stamina

  • Sindhu loses valiantly in Rio final, wins silver

    December 02, 2016, Friday

    Sindhu Express: How the shuttler transformed herself to slay the world's best

    Once labelled as mild and fragile, P V Sindhu has undergone an astounding transformation that is helping her slay the world's ...

  • Chess (#1227)

    November 19, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1227)

    The world title match is evenly balanced after five hard-fought draws. Magnus Carlsen is not in prime form. Or, to put it another ...

  • Chess (#1226)

    November 11, 2016, Friday

    Chess (#1226)

    Magnus Carlsen starts his second title defence on Friday against Sergey Karjakin

  • Bengaluru FC players celebrate after beating Johor Darul Ta'zim FC to reach the AFC Cup final

    October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Into the Blue

    Behind the history-making exploits of Bengaluru FC is a tight-knit unit and great professionalism

  • Chess (#1224)

    October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1224)

    Carlsen is #2 on the blitz rating list, behind Ding Liren. Nakamura is #3

  • Chess (#1222)

    October 15, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1222)

    The chess open there has gained much traction over the years. It always draws high female participation because it has decent ...

  • Chess (#1219)

    September 24, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1219)

    Marcel Duchamp was an international player and Henri Matisse did a portrait of his family kibitzing a chess game

  • Chess (#1218)

    September 17, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1218)

    The US came to the Baku Olympiad with a dream team, including three top 10 players in Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley ...

  • Grappling transition

    September 10, 2016, Saturday

    Grappling transition

    With Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt seemingly over the hill, and Narsingh Yadav's career firmly in the doldrums, Indian ...

  • How to ride downhill on a bicycle

    September 03, 2016, Saturday

    How to ride downhill on a bicycle

    An accomplished runner and swimmer in college, Gwen Jorgensen had little experience with cycling before she became a triathlete ...

  • Girl power

    August 27, 2016, Saturday

    Girl power

    The author goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to be a successful woman wrestler

  • Chess (#1214)

    August 20, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1214)

    Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian tied for second place with 5 each

  • Rio's Olympics woes sour IOC on developing world as games site

    August 06, 2016, Saturday

    Being a lifeguard at the Olympics

    Lifeguards at the Rio Games have perhaps the best view in the house, as they are among the few people permitted on the pool deck

  • Michael Phelps

    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    The biggest athletes to watch at Rio

    In Rio, over 10,000 athletes will compete for the biggest prize in sport - an Olympic gold medal. The author brings you a lowdown ...

  • Chess (#1210)

    July 23, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1210)

    Carlsen won the psychologically important encounter with Karjakin