Indian women's and men's chess team won gold and silver, respectively, in the finals of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online championship on October 25. Mary Ann Gomez-led women's team scored 6-2 and won against Indonesia, with Woman Grandmaster PV Nandhidhaa bagging the first point. Meanwhile, the men's team lost to Australia 3.5-4.5 after suffering a defeat in the first round and draw in the second.
Courtesy: The Deccan Herald
Russian mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov announced an emotional exit from his professional career on October 24 after defeating Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. The UFC lightweight champion took down Gaetje with a second-round triangle choke submission. Nurmagomedov had lost his father and head coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, in July due to COVID-19, after which he had promised a retirement to his mother.
Inspired by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford MBE, players of the Leeds United Football Club (LUFC) have donated £25,000 for free school meals campaign. A campaign was launched with #endchildfoodpoverty after Rashford's request for extension of free school meals till easter 2021 got rejected. However, Rashford's… read-more
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As per the reports, Sri Lankan Cricket team will travel to South Africa in the month of December for a two-test series. The team made its rebound to international cricket after ten-months due to pandemic. The first match will commence at either 'Durban' or 'Port Elizabeth', and the new-year test at 'Cape Town'. Sri Lanka became the first Asian cricket team to win the test series in South Africa.
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Kings XI Punjab gained their eighth straight point after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in an October 24 thriller. SRH decided to bowl first after winning the toss and their decision seemed apt as well. Although Punjab started well, it could put only a below par score of 126 runs with almost run-a-ball knocks from skipper KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle. Eyeing to conquer the target, Hyderabad started off well too as David Warner and… read-more
The highest scorer of the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup Tanmay Srivastava on October 24 announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The Uttar Pradesh based left-hander featured in 34 Domestic T20s, 44 List-A, and 90 First-Class matches where he scored over 5000 runs. However, Srivastava never got a chance to represent the senior national team. The 30-year-old tweeted, “It’s time to… read-more
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After stellar performances from Grandmasters Adhiban and Vaishali, the Indian men's and women's chess teams entered the finals of Asian Nations (Regions) Online championship. Reportedly, the men's team defeated Kazakhastan 2.5-1.5 and 3-1 whereas women's team comfortably defeated Mongolia by 3.5-0.5 and 4-0. The men's team will face Australia, followed by Indonesia with the women's team in the final match which is scheduled on October 25.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) announced that their players will wear special green jerseys in their upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on October 25 to promote environmental awareness. In a small video that the team released on Twitter, the players were seen wearing… read-more
Tokyo Olympics organizers on October 24 unveiled new swimming venue for next year’s rescheduled Olympics. With a budget of $542 million, the 15,000-seat Aquatics Centre for swimming, diving, and artistic swimming finished construction in the month of February. The inauguration had been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Japanese athletes including Rikako Ikee swam during the opening ceremony. "I hope top athletes in the world will compete… read-more
The highly anticipated UFC 254 is set to take off at Yas Island (Fight Island), Abu Dhabi on October 24. The card is packed with high-level fighters. In the main event, the undefeated Lightweight king Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov will return to the octagon after a year-off to take on the interim Lightweight champion… read-more