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Abhijeet Gupta loses to Ziaur Rahman

Abhijeet Gupta loses to Ziaur Rahman

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 18:52

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh in the second round of 13th Asian Continental Chess championship here at Sharjah Chess Club.

TTFI engages Korean coaches to train youngsters

TTFI engages Korean coaches to train youngsters

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:50

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has hired two foreign coaches - An Jong Son and Kim Song Han from North Korea - to help its state units conduct training sessions for junior paddlers during summer vacation.

Troussier wants to end career with Japan at home Olympics

Troussier wants to end career with Japan at home Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:52

Former Japan coach Philippe Troussier wants to end his career in the dugout by coaching the home country`s team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he told AFP.

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:39

Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it`s called snow volleyball.

Memphis guard Calathes hit with 20-game doping ban

Memphis guard Calathes hit with 20-game doping ban

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:18

Nick Calathes, a Greek rookie backup guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was suspended 20 games without pay Friday by the NBA for a doping violation, the league announced.

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:17

Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.

Tie-breakers set order, lottery odds in NBA Draft

Tie-breakers set order, lottery odds in NBA Draft

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:57

Defending champion Miami lost a couple of places in the NBA Draft selection order while Utah gained slightly better odds at the top pick after tie-breaker drawings were made Friday.

Gilbert aiming for hat-trick at Amstel Gold

Gilbert aiming for hat-trick at Amstel Gold

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:24

Former world champion Philippe Gilbert will set off in Sunday`s Amstel Gold Race as one of the hot favourites for victory.

Arvind Bhat out of New Zealand Open

Arvind Bhat out of New Zealand Open

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:06

The Indian challenge in New Zealand Open badminton in Auckland ended Friday with fifth seed Arvind Bhat losing in straight games to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the $50,000 Grand Prix event.

Kobe Bryant`s documentary `Muse` begins production

Kobe Bryant`s documentary `Muse` begins production

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:00

A feature-length documentary on Kobe Bryant titled ` Muse` has started production in Los Angeles.

Giants defeat Salford, Wigan end St Helens` run

Giants defeat Salford, Wigan end St Helens` run

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 03:42

Francis Meli scored a hat-trick for Salford but the former Auckland Warrior couldn`t prevent the Red Devils falling to a 42-22 home defeat to Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

World champion O`Sullivan in race against time

World champion O`Sullivan in race against time

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:37

Reigning world champion Ronnie O`Sullivan is concerned the years are against him as he bid to equal Stephen Hendry`s modern-day record of seven global titles.

Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:30

Bernard Hopkins, boxing`s oldest world champion at age 49, isn`t getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Instead, he`s going the distance to give old age a tremendous fight.

Cavendish skips Giro, targets Tour de France

Cavendish skips Giro, targets Tour de France

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:22

British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish revelaed on Friday that he would bypass this year`s Giro d`Italia to focus on the Tour de France which begins on July 5.

Abhijit Kunte shocks Ni Hua in Asian opener

Abhijit Kunte shocks Ni Hua in Asian opener

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:56

Grandmaster and former national champion Abhijeet Kunte scored a crushing victory over fifth seed Ni Hua of China in the first round of 13th Asian Continental chess championship here on Friday.

India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour

India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:15

India fought hard before slumping to its second defeat of the European tour, losing 2-4 to The Netherlands at The Hague.

India hockey eves beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series

India hockey eves beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 14:45

The Indian women`s hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin.