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FIDE World Cup: Gukesh sets up Magnus Carlsen face-off in quarters

FIDE World Cup: Gukesh sets up Magnus Carlsen face-off in quarters

India’s highest-rated chess player Gukesh D has set up a much-awaited quarterfinal clash against five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE World Cup in Baku on Sunday. The 17-year-old Gukesh, who has a live rating of 2761 making him the seventh highest-rated player in the world, played solidly with white pieces to pull off...

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Shooter Rhythm breaks long-standing world record but misses medal

Shooter Rhythm breaks long-standing world record but misses medal

Indian shooter Rhythm Sangwan smashed a 29-year-old world record in the qualification round and later missed out on a medal as she finished eighth in the women’s 25m pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol here. Rhythm shot a stunning 595 to top the 25m pistol qualification, obliterating the world record first created by...