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Don't be overawed by the occasion

Published on 14-Jan-2017

Overanxiety and overly defensive moves do not help in a game of chess. Many a time a beginner or an amateur try to keep things......

This week

Published on 14-Jan-2017
Novak Djokovic would look to continue his love affair with Melbourne when the Australian Open starts on Monday. AFP

ATP and WTA tournaments at Sydney, ATP event at Auckland and WTA meet at Hobart end on Sunday...

Serena Williams of squash

Published on 14-Jan-2017
QUEEN BEE: Nicol David is keen that squash finds a place in the Olympics.

Nicol David walked incognito through Grand Central Terminal in New York this week, as if she were just another commuter on her...

Invitation to dream big

Published on 14-Jan-2017
FAR-REACHING: FIFA's controversial decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams has offered new incentives to footballing minnows worldwide. DH PHOTO/ srikanta sharma r

While the soccer world was chewing over FIFA's controversial decision to increase the size of the World Cup finals to 48 teams...

Power couple courting success

Published on 14-Jan-2017
double trouble Chris Adcock (left) and his wife Gabrielle have made their mark in mixed doubles. dh photo/ srikanta sharma r

Power couples aren't exactly a rarity in the sporting world, but they aren't quite common plying their trade in the same team, leaving words...

Ready for the final lap

Published on 14-Jan-2017
terrific duo: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have something in common this time at the Aussie Open. reuters

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, deeply linked in their own minds and the public's for more than a decade, have...

Retired Eatons' latest passion

Published on 07-Jan-2017
new calling Rio Olympics decathlon champion Ashton Eaton announced his retirement to take up snowboarding, along with his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton, a heptathlon bronze winner at Rio. afp

Athletics' retired super couple have discovered a new sport but do not expect them to be chasing Olympic medals anytime soon...

The players' captain

Published on 07-Jan-2017
A true general: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy was marked by courage of conviction. pti

Dhoni has been called many things in his career but the one that sat comfortably on him was the sobriquet "captain cool."

Trick is to gain early control of the centre

Published on 07-Jan-2017

A chess game always starts with both players trying to gain control of the centre, with pawns leading the way...

Anand targets better year

Published on 07-Jan-2017
maestro keeps tab: Legend Viswanathan Anand feels India has enough talent in chess to keep country's flag flying. pti

"Ratings reflect your playing strength and I am pleased that I have gained back the lost points to go up the rating ladder...

Photo Gallery
Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

An G+3 Illegal building demolished by CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

Train moves on snow covered Srinagar-Qazigund railyway track during heavy snowfall,at Anantnag...

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