Anand goes right down to Svidler in opening spherical


Chennai

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand went down 1.5-2.5 to Russia’s Peter Svidler within the opening spherical of the $150,000 Legends of Chess event. Anand, making his maiden look on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, drew the primary three video games of the best-of-four contest earlier than dropping the ultimate sport. Boris Gelfand surprised world No. 3 Ding Liren 3-1, whereas world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen dominated in a 3-1 victory over Anish Giri.

WADA extends NDTL suspension by 6 months
New Delhi

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has prolonged the suspension of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) by one other six months, citing non-conformation to worldwide requirements. WADA first suspended NDTL in August final yr. Currently, samples collected by National Anti-Doping Agency are being despatched primarily to the WADA-accredited lab in Doha.

Delhi HC restrains new EFI president from officiating
New Delhi
In an enormous jolt to the Equestrian Federation of India, the Delhi High Court has restrained Lt Gen SS Mishra and Lt General MKS Yadav from appearing as interim president and vice-president (admin) of the sports activities physique.

Atwal set for 3M Open on PGA Tour
Blaine (US)
Indian golfer Arjun Atwal will look to evaluate his sport and present bodily situation when he tees off on the $6.6 million 3M Open tomorrow.

Villa stun Arsenal, City thrash Watford
London
Watford’s hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a double blow after they have been thrashed 4-Zero by Manchester City after which slipped into the relegation zone after fellow strugglers Aston Villa beat Arsenal 1-0. Agencies



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