Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Julius Baer Cup Chess: Erigaisi leads, Pragg in second spot

India’s Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi jumped to the top position with 17 points after eight rounds, while his compatriot R Praggnanandhaa is in second place with 15 points at the Julius Baer Cup in New York.The much-awaited Praggnanandhaa-Magnus Carlsen clash...

9/11 attacks still reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with readings of victims’ names, volunteer work and other tributes 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on US soil. A tolling bell and a moment of silence began the commemoration at ground zero...

US Open: Alcaraz storms into semis

Carlos Alcaraz saved a match point in the fourth set before digging deep in the decider to beat Jannik Sinner in a five-set thriller and reach the U.S. Open semi-finals in the early hours of Thursday in New York.The...

US OPEN: Kyrgios ends Medvedev’s reign; Gauff enters quarter finals

Nick Kyrgios ended Daniil Medvedev’s defence of the US Open title as he earned a thrilling four-set win on an entertaining night in New York, while American 12th seed Coco Gauff battled hard to edge out Chinese veteran Zhang...

US Open: Nadal overcomes Hijikata challenge; to meet Fognini

Spanish stalwart and winner of 22 singles majors, Rafael Nadal began his quest for a 23 Grand Slam title defeating Australian Rinky Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows to set up a second-round showdown with Italy’s Fabio...

Djokovic absence from US Open ‘very sad’: Nadal

Rafael Nadal said Friday he is saddened by Novak Djokovic’s absence from the US Open as he returns to the tournament for the first time in three years.The Spanish legend has not played in New York since defeating Daniil...

Djokovic to miss U.S. Open as he is unable to travel to New York

Former world number one Novak Djokovic will miss the U.S. Open after he said on Thursday that he will not be able to travel to New York for the tournament, having chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Current rules...

Gandhi statue vandalised in New York

In a possible hate crime, unidentified persons have destroyed a handcrafted statue of Mahatma Gandhi with a sledgehammer at a Hindu temple here after vandalising it earlier this month, media reports said on Friday.Surveillance video shows a person thrashing...

Salman Rushdie’s attacker says he acted alone

The 24-year-old man charged with the attempted murder of Salman Rushdie has denied being in contact with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and said that he acted alone when he stabbed the Mumbai-born author, whom he disliked for being “disingenuous”.Hadi...

Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing; attacker identified

Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator and unable to speak after being stabbed on stage in the US, his agent says.Andrew Wylie said that the author, 75, may lose one eye after the attack at an event in New...