GM Negi finishes second
Leiden: Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi outclassed Benjamin Bok of the Netherlands in the ninth and final round to finish sole second in the Leiden International chess tournament that concluded here.
Having lost to David Howell of England in the previous round, the Delhi-based GM came out firing on all cylinders against Bok who proved no match and lost rather tamely after being subjected to a king-side attack.
Negi ended with seven points out of possible nine and is going to add some points to his growing ELO rating.
London: Marussia have ruled out their car as the cause of Maria de Villota’s recent testing accident, which cost the Spanish driver her right eye.
De Villota, 32, required two operations after suffering serious facial and head injuries following a crash into the back of a stationary vehicle at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire.
“The Marussia F1 Team conducted an initial analysis immediately after the crash,” read a team statement released on Monday.
“Having carefully examined all the data, the team were satisfied there were no such car-related issues and cleared its chassis for weekend participation.”
Pau: Pierrick Fedrigo left a rotten season behind him on Monday when he won the 15th stage of the Tour de France in Pau, the site of his last major victory two years ago.
Briton Bradley Wiggins retained his overall leader's yellow jersey.
New Delhi: The hearing on the appeal by IAAF in the case involving six Indian women quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, was held at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) at the headquarters at Lausanne, on Monday. Sources in the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said that a decision on the case is expected in a few days.
Durban: Sharmila Nicollet had an eventful weekend as she played rounds of 75 and 78 to finish tied 36th at the South African Women’s Open in what was only the second cut she made this season on the Ladies European Tour.
Sandy: Rahil Gangjee had a fine weekend with rounds of 68 and 69 to finish tied 29th in the Utah Championships on the Web.com Tour, previously known as the Nationwide.
Calcutta: The Heritage School beat Future Hope 2-1 in a quarter final match of the inter-school football tournament for the Keventer Cup, on Monday. In the other quarter final matches, St. Lawerence defeated Julien Day, Kalyani 2-1, while La Martiniere for Boys got the better of St. Sebastian’s school 6-5 in a penalty shoot out. The fourth quarter final, between St James' and All Saints Day School will be played on Tuesday.