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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • November 11, 2016, Friday

    Chess (#1226)

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

  • November 05, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1225)

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

  • October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Into the Blue

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

  • 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 ...

  • October 29, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1224)

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

  • October 22, 2016, Saturday

    Chess (#1223)

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • September 17, 2016, Saturday

    Rising against the odds

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

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