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October 9, 2014

Narayanan shocks Dragun in World junior chess

Pune, Oct 9: S.L. Narayanan, the teenager from Kerala, upset higher rated Polish GM Kamil Dragun to bring cheer to the Indian camp in the fourth round of the World Junior Chess Championship here Thursday.Narayanan, Wei and Kovalev were trailing half a point behind the leader even as other games were in progress. In the girls section, Padmini Rout defeated Mona Khaled of Egypt and again joined overnight sole leader Daria Pustovoitova with 3.5 points. The top board game between Pustovoitova and her Russian…

Shuttler Jayaram enters Dutch Open quarters

Almere (Netherlands), Oct 9: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram earned a straight games win to enter the men's singles quarter-finals of the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix here Thursday.The 13th seeded Indian beat Hong Kong's Chun Hei Tam 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in 21 minutes to proceed to the last eight at the Topsportcentrum Almere. He will next take on Indonesian third seed Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka Friday who has a 2-1 lead in career meetings over the Mumbaikar.

Army Boys meet Jharkhand in Subroto Cup quarters

New Delhi, Oct 9: Army Boys, Lucknow Cantonment, drubbed Progress Higher Secondary School of Goa 4-0 to enter the quarterfinals of the Under-17 boys in the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Thursday.For the Army boys, Rakesh Sunwal, Mohammad Ajamir, C. Samararda Singh and Minaketan Meitei scored. Nine-man BSL High School, Jharkhand, also moved to the last eight stage, emerging 2-0 winners over 10-man FK Troeschina, Ukraine. Karan Rai and Abhishek Haldar hit the target for…

Siddharth ousts defending champion in national tennis

New Delhi, Oct 9: Delhi's Siddharth Rawat moved into the men's singles semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-0 win over defending champion Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash in a last-eight match of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships here Thursday.Siddharth will take on top seed Karunuday Singh, who beat V.M. Ranjit 6-4, 6-2, in the semi-finals Friday at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) complex. Ronit Bisht also advanced to the semi-finals, downing fourth seed Nitten Kirrtane 0-6, 1-6 and will face Vishnu…

Rossi to substitute for Bianchi at Russian GP

Sochi, Oct 9 (IANS) Marussia reserve driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula 1 race debut Oct 12 at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix as a substitute for the injured Jules Bianchi.Bianchi remains in intensive care after suffering a severe head injury when he collided with a recovery vehicle during last weekend's race in Japan. While Marussia have yet to formally announce Rossi's drive, they have registered the American rookie as one of their two eligible drivers for this weekend's race at the Sochi…
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