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Krishnan shines for India

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Tromso: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided the Indian men’s team to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad. The Indian men are at the joint third spot. In women’s section, India drubbed Switzerland 3.5-0.5 to move to the joint 10th spot.

Re-elected

Chennai: Indian chess administrator DV Sundar was re-elected vice-president of Fide for another term. He got 103 votes.

Kush feat

New Delhi: Kush Kumar on Wednesday defeated England’s George Parker 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 to become the first Indian to reach the semi-finals of the World Junior Squash Championships, in Namibia.

Suarez case

London: The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez’s appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday.

Kompany move

London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday.

“When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey,” Kompany said.

Djordic for ISL

New Delhi: The promoters of the Indian Super League (ISL) are likely to shift the Bangalore franchise to Chennai, sources said. The change was planned after the owners of the Bangalore team, Sun Group, decided to pull out of the league.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United footballer Bojan Djordic, on Wednesday, confirmed his participation in the ISL. The Delhi Dynamos recruited Belgian central defender Wim Raymaekers.

Tolly win

Calcutta: Tollygunge Agragami blanked BNR 3-0 in the championship round CFL match on Wednesday. The SAI (EZ) versus Aryan match was abandoned because of bad light.

Vijay view

New Delhi: Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is racing against time to be fit for the World Championships and 2014 Asian Games.

“I have muscle tear on my neck and that is causing some problems. I am hoping to be fit for the World Championships. Let’s see how it goes,” Vijay said.

Venue change

Mumbai: Bengaluru Bulls defeated U Mumba 33-30 in a Pro-Kabaddi League match at the Balewadi Sports Complex, here, on Wednesday. The two semi-finals and final have been shifted out of Bangalore and will now be held in Mumbai.