Young Indian International Master Leon Luke Mendonca earned his maiden Grandmaster norm after winning the title in Rigochess International Festival tournament in Hungary. The 14-year-old Mendonca won six games, drew two and lost one to emerge winner in the 10-player field which included three GMs. “I am very happy to win the event and gain my first GM norm after missing out on earlier occasions narrowly,” the Goa-based player said.
Vardy hurts Arsenal again to seal 1-0 win for Leicester
Jamie Vardy kept up his brilliant scoring record against Arsenal by coming off the bench to earn Leicester a 1-0 win in the Premier League. Restricted to just the final half-hour while he manages his return from a calf injury, Vardy had enough time to net his 11th league goal against Arsenal — the most he has scored against a single opponent in the competition.
Zverev beats Schwartzman for another Cologne title
Alexander Zverev made it back-to-back ATP Tour titles when he beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Cologne Championship. It’s Zverev’s 13th title overall. The German had won last week’s Cologne Indoors title. Agencies