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Candidates Chess: Gukesh becomes youngest winner, to challenge for world title

India's 17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh made history by clinching victory at the Candidates Chess Tournament in Toronto, securing his place as the youngest challenger ever to the world title. Gukesh's remarkable performance saw him accumulate nine points out of a possible 14, ultimately setting the stage for a showdown with reigning world champion Ding Liren from China later this year.

22 Apr 2024 6:56 am
Another race, another victory for Red Bull's Max Verstappen at Chinese GP

Verstappen clinched victory at the Chinese GP, maintaining his season's dominance. Norris followed in second place. The upcoming Miami GP promises further excitement in the F1 season as the competition intensifies beyond the leading Red Bull drivers.

22 Apr 2024 12:36 am
Soccer-Liverpool beat Fulham 3-1 to climb level with Arsenal

Liverpool caught up with Arsenal in the Premier League standings after a win over Fulham. Gravenberch's goal was crucial in the victory. Salah provided a boost coming off the bench. Liverpool faces tough upcoming matches.

22 Apr 2024 12:28 am
Sai Kishore stars in Gujarat Titans' comfortable win over plummeting Punjab Kings

Gujarat Titans secured their fourth win in the 2024 IPL, defeating Punjab Kings by three wickets. Spinners R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, and Noor Ahmed shone, dismissing Punjab Kings for 142. Liam Livingstone took crucial wickets for Punjab Kings, but Rahul Tewatia's unbeaten 36 off 16 balls ensured Titans' victory. Despite a brisk start, Punjab Kings collapsed against the spin trio. Prabhsimran Singh's 35 off 21 was in vain as Titans chased down the target comfortably.

21 Apr 2024 11:19 pm
Sunil Narine surpasses Malinga to become highest wicket-taker for single franchise in IPL history

Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine achieves a significant milestone by surpassing Lasith Malinga to become the highest wicket-taker for a single team in IPL history. Narine's performance in KKR's match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru was crucial, as he not only contributed with the ball but also played a key role in swinging the game in his team's favor. His remarkable performance this season, under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir, has been instrumental in KKR's success.

21 Apr 2024 10:23 pm
IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by one-run on Sunday

In the IPL match, Kolkata Knight Riders narrowly defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by just one run. KKR's victory was crucial, especially as they are currently second in the points table, while RCB is struggling at the bottom. The match saw Faf du Plessis winning the toss and opting to bowl first, indicating RCB's intention to leverage their bowling strength. However, KKR, led by Shreyas Iyer, put up a strong performance, maintaining their winning streak and securing a vital win.

21 Apr 2024 7:47 pm
Virat Kohli's controversial exit: RCB captain's outburst shakes up IPL match against KKR

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star Virat Kohli faced a controversial dismissal during the IPL 2024 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Kohli was involved in a heated exchange with the umpires after being adjudged out, leading to his frustration boiling over. Despite his efforts, RCB fell short in their chase of KKR's total, with Phil Salt and Shreyas Iyer guiding KKR to victory. The decision sparked debate among fans and experts, with many questioning th

21 Apr 2024 7:24 pm
Unhappy WFI to conduct fresh trials for World Qualifiers

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is concerned about the Indian men's team's performance at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers and has decided to hold fresh trials for the World Qualifiers. These trials will determine the team for the last chance to secure quota places for the Paris Olympic Games. India has earned only four quota places so far, all through women wrestlers. The WFI will conduct trials in 14 categories where quotas have not been secured. The World Qualifiers, starting May 9 in Tur

21 Apr 2024 5:50 pm
You cannot always rely on Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron tells his former team RCB

Speaking to Star Sports, Aaron said, It's just that RCB are not finding the rhythm, the domestic players are just not stepping up. The 34-year-old Aaron, who announced his retirement from first-class cricket earlier this year, added, If you have to be anywhere at the top of the table or the middle of the table at this point of the table, you have to have domestic players who are firing and you cannot always rely on Virat Kohli.

21 Apr 2024 1:16 pm
China's swimmers tested positive. What happens to their medals?

China said it had acknowledged the positive tests and notified WADA. But in a report created by China's antidoping agency and quietly submitted weeks before the Olympics, Chinese authorities said their investigators concluded that the swimmers had ingested the banned substance unwittingly and in tiny amounts, and that no action was warranted.

21 Apr 2024 10:39 am
Top Chinese swimmers failed doping test, then won Olympic gold

Chinese swimmers tested positive pre-Tokyo Olympics but competed due to China's claim of accidental ingestion. Despite criticism, world bodies accepted the explanation. The swimmers won medals and aim to participate in Paris Olympics.

20 Apr 2024 11:33 pm
Little room for error as struggling RCB face dominant KKR

RCB faces KKR in a crucial IPL match, relying on Kohli, Du Plessis, Karthik, Alzarri Joseph, Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine. Maxwell's mental fatigue and RCB's struggle with consecutive losses add to the challenge.

20 Apr 2024 11:27 pm
PBKS, GT look to resurrect campaigns

Punjab Kings face Gujarat Titans in an IPL match, with PBKS needing a win to improve their standing. GT aims to bounce back from a recent batting failure. Shikhar Dhawan's absence poses a challenge for PBKS.

20 Apr 2024 11:23 pm
IPL 2024: Sunrisers Hyderabad records the highest PowerPlay score in T20 cricket

In the Indian Premier League 2024 in Delhi, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma lead Sunrisers to the best powerplay score of 125 runs while playing against the Delhi Capitals.

20 Apr 2024 8:09 pm
Vinesh, Reetika, Anshu secure Paris Olympics quotas for India

Vinesh Phogat secures Paris Olympics quota in the 50kg category at the Asian Olympic Qualifier with a dominating performance, joined by other Indian wrestlers progressing towards securing quota places for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

20 Apr 2024 6:56 pm
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Delhi stadium pitch report, head-to-head stats, weather update, predicted XI and other details

Rishabh Pant is set for an emotional return at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. He will lead Delhi Capitals against Pat Cummins' Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pant's remarkable comeback after a life-threatening accident in 2022 has defined his journey. Delhi Capitals, with three wins and four defeats, face Sunrisers Hyderabad, known for their high-scoring totals.

20 Apr 2024 5:04 pm
Not perfect, but right: Liverpools Europa League loss may have denied Klopp a golden swansong but...

Liverpool's recent defeat to Atalanta has left Jurgen Klopp in a buoyant mood, despite the defeat denying him a last chance at another European trophy. This defeat may have been a sign of resignation for Klopp, as the team was expected to end the season with a strong emotional farewell. However, Liverpool's performance was not as expected, and they were eliminated four games from the final.

20 Apr 2024 12:34 am
Indian free style wrestlers miss out on Paris Games qualification

Aman Sehrawat missed Paris Games, Deepak Punia and Sujeet Kalkal late at the Asian Olympic Qualifier. Ravi Dahiya excelled, Jaideep pinned Al Arslan Begenjov. Last chance: World Qualifiers in Turkey.

19 Apr 2024 9:26 pm
IPL: Ashutosh Sharma's belligerent 61 in vain as Mumbai Indians pip Punjab Kings by nine runs

Ashutosh unleashed a flurry of sixes in his 28-ball knock which brought Punjab from the brink to near the finish line but his dismissal in the 18th over turned the game back in favour of Mumbai Indians. Punjab, who were left tottering at 17/4 in their chase of 193 , came back roaring through Ashutosh and Shashank Singh (41 off 25) before ending at 183 all-out in 19.1 overs. Suryakumar Yadav (78) starred with the bat for Mumbai Indians to take them to 192 for seven.

19 Apr 2024 1:02 am
Real Madrid adapts to Champions League needs: Shock and awe one week, armadillo defense the next

Madrids victory over Manchester City after a penalty shootout on Wednesday sent it to a record 17th semifinal appearance and kept it on course to add to its unequaled haul of 14 European Cups. It was fitting that Rudiger finished off City after he anchored a spirited defensive effort by Madrid that weathered wave after wave of attacks by Pep Guardiolas side.

19 Apr 2024 12:54 am