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November 23, 2014

Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand

Chennai, Nov 23: In a battle of nerves between Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand Sunday.Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up his nerves better. "I played much better. I got interesting positions to play which were not there in Chennai last year," Anand said. Anand lost the title to Carlsen last year in the match held here.…

Magnificent Magnus punishes Anand’s misadventure, retains world chess title

Chennai, Nov 23: World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia Sunday.The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in 45 moves. Interestingly Anand went for the misadventure - giving up his rook for Carlsen's bishop when he was enjoying a slight positional advantage. Anand told reporters post match that…

Force India finish sixth in 2014

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23: Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered double points finish, here Sunday.Hukenberg and Perez battled through the field at the Yas Marina Circuit to bring their cars home in sixth and seventh positions to respectively earn 16 and 12 points in the 55-lap race. Starting 12th, German driver Hulkenberg did well…

NorthEast United aim for fourth spot against Delhi Dynamos

Guwahati, Nov 23: NorthEast United FC will hope to jump to the fourth spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a win against bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos FC in the 40th match of the inaugural tournament at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here Sunday.NorthEast United are currently just above Delhi with 10 points from nine matches but such is the intense competition in the league that a victory for the hosts will see them move ahead of three teams in the league table. Delhi have seven points from nine matches.…

Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here Sunday.Starting second, Hamilton went ahead of pole-sitter, teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg and kept the lead to win the race. Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas came home second and third, respectively. An electrical issue in his car forced Rosberg to drop pace, eventually finishing…
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