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Straying from centre could invite trouble

Published on 03-Dec-2016

Chess basics always emphasise that pieces posted centrally in a chess game influence the eventual outcome of the game...

This week

Published on 03-Dec-2016
England captain Alastair Cook. PTI File Photo.

The fourth Test between India and England starts in Mumbai on Thursday. The first ODI between Australia and New Zealand...

Goal-drought haunts Vardy

Published on 03-Dec-2016
damp season: Goals have dried up for Jamie Vardy this season. Reuters

Twelve months after Jamie Vardy earned worldwide fame for scoring in a record 11th Premier League match in succession, he is suffering...

King of the one-lap race

Published on 03-Dec-2016
record-breaker: Wayde van Niekerk (right) stunned the world with his burst from lane eight in the 400M final at the Olympic Games in Rio. AFP

"I have never seen anything like that," was Michael Johnson's reaction as Wayde van Niekerk crossed the finish...

Contrasting tale of two top guns

Published on 03-Dec-2016
superstars Jenson Button (centre, left) and Felipe Massa are flanked by Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Rosberg edged Hamilton to win the title while Button and Massa moved away from the spotlight. AFP

For two of Formula One's oldest, most experienced and successful drivers, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked a series farewell...

Ace in India's pace pack

Published on 03-Dec-2016
top notch : Mohammad Shami has been quicker and more effective since his return to action this year. PTI

One of the most fascinating sights in cricket unfolded a fortnight ago in Visakhapatnam. After testing Alastair Cook...

Pawn chains pose a potent challenge

Published on 26-Nov-2016

Pawn chains or connected pawns not only offer a pretty picture in a game of chess but are much stronger than isolated or doubled...

A truly rewarding journey

Published on 26-Nov-2016
midfield master Steven Gerrard, who retired from football last week, was voted the greatest player in Liverpool history in a 2013 poll. afp

Steven Gerrard, who retired from professional football last Thursday, will be remembered almost as much for his agonising...

Grooming future stars

Published on 26-Nov-2016
top of the charts: Cristiano Ronaldo has been the brightest star to come out of the Sporting Lisbon system. reuters

The way they tell the story at Sporting Lisbon, they did not even have to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play to know he was special...

Popular race under a cloud

Published on 26-Nov-2016
 BRIGHT LIGHTS The Singapore Grand Prix takes place at night on a street circuit, making it hugely popular. AFP

After negotiating Singapore's current Formula One deal, Bernie Ecclestone said in 2012 the hardest thing was explaining to the authorities...

Photo Gallery
South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

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