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Castling only a precautionary measure

Published on 20-Aug-2016

Chess basics have always stressed on castling as a precautionary measure to ensure safety for the King. However if castling...

This week

Published on 20-Aug-2016

The fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India is scheduled for a Monday finish...

This granny is a super coach

Published on 20-Aug-2016
super coach Anna Sofia Botha. NYT

The great-grandmother who could pass as Barbara Bush's kid sister waded through the stands at Olympic Stadium last Sunday night...

No longer the same force?

Published on 20-Aug-2016
diminishing power: China's showing in badminton and gymnastics at the Rio Olympics has been less than impressive,  leading to a dip in their medal numbers. AFP

Even before the Olympic flame is extinguished in Rio de Janeiro, China is deep in debate about its showing in the Summer...

British forces conquer all

Published on 20-Aug-2016
united they deliver While Bradley Wiggins emerged the Britain's most decorated Olympian at the Rio Games. Reuters

As Britain's track cyclists left Rio's velodrome last Tuesday with their saddle bags laden with gold, their rivals were...

The Jack of all trades

Published on 20-Aug-2016
shining away from the spotlight: Despite his major accomplishments, Ashton Eaton is not looked at in the same light as an Usain Bolt or a Michael Phelps. reuters

The decathletes, long ago a source of greater fascination, were in no position last Thursday night to be anything more than...

Of sponsorships and doping

Published on 13-Aug-2016
 Doping scandals have torn athletics asunder over the last two years, and are souring the mood at the Rio Games where some competitors have been loudly booed, but Magness says there is an easy way to make an immediate sea-change. reuters file photo

Doping in athletics could be slashed overnight if sponsors showed any will to eradicate it, according to Steve Magness....

Glamourising distance races

Published on 13-Aug-2016
Phenomenon At a tender age of 19, Katie Ledecky's blistering performances have inspired youngsters to take up distance swimming. AFP

Katie Ledecky's grandmothers, Kathleen Hagan and Berta Ledecky, didn't attend the 2016 Olympics. Her 10 aunts and uncles....

Golfers enjoy return party

Published on 13-Aug-2016
different experience Brazilian golfer Adilson da Silva, who primarily plays on the Sunshine Tour and is a relative  unknown in a sport filled with stars, says the tag of an Olympian would be one of his biggest achievements. reuters

The first day of Olympic golf in 112 years was a golf lesson as much as a golf tournament....

Staying in her bubble

Published on 13-Aug-2016
wonder kid: Simone Biles has etched her name among the greats with sensational perfomances at Rio. reuters

To understand the mindset of Simone Biles in the days leading up to her victory in the Olympic gymnastics all-around last Thursday....

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The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

Hyundai Motors India unveils the all new Elantra...

Hyundai Motors India unveils the all new Elantra...

Priests perform Gaja Pooja in Manakula Vinayagar temple, dedicated to the god Ganesha...

Priests perform Gaja Pooja in Manakula Vinayagar temple, dedicated to the god Ganesha...

People on boat, wade through the flooded streets in Allahabad...

People on boat, wade through the flooded streets in Allahabad...

Submerged houses in flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Submerged houses in flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Villagers use tube boats to wade through flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Villagers use tube boats to wade through flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, right, and Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro stand by IOC...

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, right, and Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro stand by IOC...

Pyrotechnics erupt during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer...

Pyrotechnics erupt during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer...

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