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November 13, 2018

Nakamura sole leader after day 1 of Tata Steel blitz chess meet

Kolkata, Nov 13: World No.3 Hikaru Nakamura of the US stayed unbeaten to remain on sole pole position as five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand alongwith Pentala Harikrishna led the Indian challenge at the end of day one of the Tata Steel Chess India 2018 Blitz tournament here on Tuesday.Nakamura, who won the rapid competition also, ended with a score of 6.5/9 and crossed the rating barrier of 2900 for a brief while on the live rating list but dropped down after his draw to Indian prodigy R.Praggnanandhaa in the last…

PKL 6: Telugu Titans pip Puneri Paltan in inter-zonal battle

Mumbai, Nov 13: Telugu Titans defeated Puneri Paltans 28-25 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Tuesday.Telugu Titans witnessed a collective effort from raiders Rahul Chaudhary (8 points), Nilesh Salunke (6 points) and Krushna Madane (4 points) to register their fifth win of the season, while it was the seventh loss for Puneri Paltans from 14 games. Sandeep Narwal and Akshay Jadhav collected seven and five points, respectively for Pune. Telugu…

Anand unhappy with constant zigzagging of chess formats

Kolkata, Nov 13: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is not happy with the constant zigzagging of formats, saying that he finds it 'unhelpful'.Here for the Rapid and Blitz competitions in the Tata Steel Chess India 2018, Anand suggested separate seasons for the three sections after ending day one of blitz, leading the Indian charge alongwith Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna on 5/9. "Perhaps one day we will have seasons where there will be a classical season, then the blitz season and the rapid…

Kenya’s Kimetto eyes comeback in Shanghai Marathon

Nairobi, Nov 13: Not even Dennis Kimetto can say if he is ready for a comeback after several false starts since he was injured in 2016.The 34-year-old Kenyan is expected to lead a horde of elite runners at this Sunday's Shanghai Marathon in China, but he said he is only keen to finish the race in a fast time and get his career off the rocks, reports Efe. "If the weather is good then I want to run a good time. I think 2:07:00 to 2:08:00 would be good. But I have suffered enough with injuries and I don't want…

Alba says personal issues never existed with Luis Enrique

Madrid, Nov 13: Barcelona defender Jordi Alba on Tuesday said he had never had personal problems with Luis Enrique, stressing he had nothing but respect for the Spanish national football team coach.Before recently calling Alba up to play for La Roja, Luis Enrique had twice left Alba out from the national squad amid claims in the Spanish media that there was a personal problem between the two men, reports Efe. "There is nothing to regret. I revealed my desire to play, nothing more. He is the boss; he decides to name a…
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