Vaishali will be India’s first blind chess player at World Chess Olympiad

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Sep 22 : Blind chess player Vaishali Narendra Salavkar will become the first Indian female to be part of the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) team at the world chess Olympiad, starting September 23 at Batumi in Georgia, a top IBCA official said. The IBCA, affiliated to FIDE, sends its teams […]

Red-hot Osaka powers past Giorgi into Tokyo final

By Jack Tarrant and Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Sept 22 : U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka stormed past Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, where she will face Karolina Pliskova. Osaka’s victory in front of an expectant home crowd was her 10th in a row and […]

Dominic Thiem enters St Petersburg Open semis

St. Petersburg, Sep 22 : Top-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem prevailed over home-crowd favourite Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) to book a place in the semi-finals of the St Petersburg Open. The eighth-ranked Thiem got a stern test from the 35th-ranked Russian in their first career match, which lasted just over two hours on Friday. […]

Malcom, Walace called up for Brazil friendlies; Douglas Costa left out

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 22 : FC Barcelona forward Malcom and Hannover 96 midfielder Walace have been called up for the Brazilian national football team’s two upcoming friendlies in Saudi Arabia, although Juventus’ Douglas Costa has been left out of the squad after spitting at an opponent in a Serie A match. Real Madrid veteran […]

Liverpool coach Klopp backs Salah

London, Sep 22 : Liverpool’s German coach Jurgen Klopp has backed his Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, whose form was questioned by some fans. After a record-breaking season, Salah has failed to score since notching the Reds’ winner against Brighton & Hove Albion on August 25 and was partially responsible for Paris Saint Germain’s second goal […]

Stuttgart supporters still waiting for 1st victory

Stuttgart (Germany), Sep 22 : Supporters of VfB Stuttgart will have to wait at least until next week to see their team post a win in the 2018-2019 Bundesliga after the side was held 0-0 here by newly promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf. Mario Gomez, who had a brace last week in Stuttgart’s 3-3 away draw with […]