Carlsen shows his class, tames Pragg to claim the crown

Magnus Carlsen came good when it mattered and stopped R. Praggnanandhaa 2.5-1.5 for his maiden World Cup title in Baku, in Azerbaijan. After the two classical games ended in draws, Carlsen won the first rapid game – Facing a must-win situation in the second game with black pieces, Praggnanandhaa, at …

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Satwik and Chirag breach the wall of China

They won India’s first-ever men’s doubles final at the Thailand Open badminton championship India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted a piece of history on Sunday by breaching the ‘Chinese Wall’ of reigning World champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, with a 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 victory in the …

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Red carpet welcome for sprinter Hima in Assam

State govt. awardsRs. 1.6 crore to‘Dhing Express’ The Assam government on Friday accorded Hima Das, India’s newest sprint star, a red carpet welcome on her arrival at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport in Guwahati. Almost everyone from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to Director …

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This farmer harvests gold

Saurabh Chaudhary picked up a gun only three years ago Even his coaches, Amit Sheoran and Jaspal Rana, must have been zapped by the nonchalance with which 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shot his way to gold in the 10-metre air pistol event at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games on Tuesday.For one, this …

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