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Chess: Viyugam emerges winner

Chennai: Viyugam team emerged the winners of the 25th Tamilnadu FIDE team chess championship by DMI College of Engineering and Tiruvallur District Chess Association. The prize distribution event was presided over by president, Chennai Institute of Education Technology and Research, Chindhai Jayaraman Correspondent DMI College of Engineering Arokia Mary gave special address. International Master Manuel Aaron (Arjuna Awardee), gave away the prizes and trophies to the winners. Viyugam – A

Alonso is the centre of attraction at 101st Indianapolis

Indianapolis: Fernando Alonso rocked racing when he opted to skip the Monaco Grand Prix to run in the Indianapolis 500, but the two-time world champion’s gamble was looking good as he prepared to swap one iconic venue for another on Sunday. The Spanish driver has been quick to get to grips with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, qualifying fifth for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 to make the second

'Sports can help Manchester's healing process'

Manchester: Sport can help Manchester’s healing process by celebrating humanity following the arena attack, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said after watching athletes competing in the city’s streets. Less than a mile from the scene of Monday’s suicide bombing, Coe was among hundreds of people who lined a specially constructed street track to see stars competing, including Australian former Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson and British long jumper Greg Rutherford. The

At end of thriller, Jolly Rovers lift VAP trophy

Chennai: Jolly Rovers defeated Globe Trotters by three wickets in a thriller of a final to emerge champions of the V A Parthasarathy Memorial Trophy one-day cricket tournament here on Thursday. Chasing 216, Rovers managed to win with seven balls to spare. Sheldon Jackson scored 34, while Y Gnaneswara Rao managed 34 for Globe Trotters which helped them manage 216 runs batting first. D T Chandrasekar took three for 42

CDBA conducts basketball tournament

Chennai: Coimbatore District Basketball Association will conduct all India basketball tournament for men and women from 26 to 31 May. In the men’s section, Income Tax -Chennai, Chennai, Indian Air Force – Delhi, Sports Authority of Gujarat ; Central Reserve Police Force – Delhi, Indian Overseas Bank – Chennai, Indian Railway – Delhi, Indian Navy – Lonavala and Coimbatore District Basketball Association (CDBA), Coimbatore are taking part. In the women’s

CT success will broker peace in pay row

Sydney: Aussie skipper Steve Smith reckons a Champions Trophy win will help the players in their pay row with Cricket Australia. Smith is keen not to have to follow through with David Warner’s threat of the top players being unavailable for the Ashes. Cricket Australia are understood to be reconsidering the use of third party mediation in the row with the players’ union  the ACA over pay which could clear

Barcelona fully behind Lionel Messi

Barcelona: La Liga club Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over tax fraud charges, although neither are expected to go to jail. Five time “World Player of the Year” winner Messi, who has been at Barcelona since the age of 13, was handed a 21 month prison sentence and fined 2 million euros ($2.25

Morgan's ton helps England win

Leeds: England captain Eoin Morgan’s fine century laid the platform for a 72 run win over South Africa in the day and night first one day international at Headingley. Victory over the Proteas, the world’s number-one ranked ODI side, gave England a morale boost just a week before they host the Champions Trophy tournament featuring the world’s top eight 50 over sides and put them 1-0 up in this  three-match

Machester United conquers Europa league

Stockholm: Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester. A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Reminders of

Why is failure matter of life for us, laments Kohli

Mumbai: Why is failure in one series a matter of “life and death” for sub-continent cricketers, wondered India captain Virat Kohli, asserting he never plays for redemption. Kohli was speaking hours before setting off for England to compete in the ICC Champions Trophy, where India will hope to defend the silverware they won three summers ago. “For me I feel that you improve as a cricketer every series that you

Sarma praised Sindhu for Athletes' Commission inclusion

New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu for becoming a member of the BWF Athelte’s Commission. “It is a proud moment for us and on behalf on the entire BAI, I would like to congratulate Sindhu for being elected to the Athletes Commission,” Sarma said. “Her finishing at the top of the voting charts just shows how popular she