Kramnik, Gelfand and all the right moves at Chennai masterclass
Fourteen teenaged Indian talents spent 10 days honing their chess skills with Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand at a unique camp in Chennai.
Wishlist for the new decade: 10 Olympic golds, two cricket World Cups & more
What would constitute a successful 10 years for Indian sport? We ask some famous names what they'd like to see happen most.
League of extraordinary gentlemen: How Carlsen positioned his way to FPL stardom
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Be it chess or football, Magnus Carlsen currently has no equal.
Q&A with Anand: Emotional tempest, chess politics and McEnroe
Viswanathan Anand talks emotional turmoil, chess politics and challenges of the modern game after the release of his autobiography.
Humpy 2.0: How motherhood helped create a new world champion
Koneru Humpy says motherhood has made her more forgiving toward her own results, which played a part in transforming her form.
Kramnik to coach 14 Indians at 10-day camp in Chennai
This is the second camp conducted by Vladimir Kramnik, who coached six players in France in August.
Koneru Humpy's belated world title a fresh breath of life
Just over a year ago, Koneru Humpy was struggling on her return to the chess circuit following motherhood. Now, she has her first world title.
Koneru Humpy wins World Rapid Chess Championships
India's Koneru Humpy clinched the top spot at the FIDE Women's World Rapid Chess Championships on Saturday in Moscow.
The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving
You wouldn't think that chess players, who sit for hours on end and extend their arms only from time to time, would struggle with weight loss. But they do. Inside the very real, very bizarre metabolic phenomenon gripping chess.
With a little help from Vladimir Kramnik, India in search for next Vishy
In south-east France, Russian great takes six Indian teen GMs on a tour of his learnings.
Grandmaster flush: Chess player cheated in toilet
Igors Rausis, a 58-year-old chess player who earned the grandmaster title in 1992, has been suspended after being caught cheating by using a cellphone in a bathroom during a tournament in France.
Chess: 14-year-old Sarin becomes youngest Indian to cross 2600 Elo
At 14 years and 10 months, Indian chess prodigy, GM Nihal Sarin has crossed 2600 Elo in the live rating list, becoming the youngest-ever Indian and second-youngest in history to do so.
Ashwin's mankading, Messi's Cruyff penalty, Kyrgios' underarm ace
Ashwin's mankading of Buttler has divided the opinions of fans and experts alike, but cricket isn't the only sport where the line between the laws and the spirit of the game occasionally gets blurred.
'Second man' Ganguly finds second wind at chess
For years, Surya Sekhar Ganguly worked tirelessly under Viswanathan Anand as a second, assisting him in three world titles. Now, Ganguly is back to playing first fiddle, and enjoying every bit of it.
2018: Year of the younglings
Teenage shooters, chess prodigies, fiery track and field athletes - 2018 in Indian sport has clearly belonged to youth, who make Tokyo 2020 an exciting prospect.
Best quotes of 2018: 'Shaitaan', 'badla' and more
From the indestructible Mary Kom to an emotional Dutee Chand, ESPN compiles a list of the best quotes from 2018.
Anand on Carlsen's world title: The better rapid player won
Former world no. 1 Viswanathan Anand says Caruana's first rapid game loss against Carlsen reminded of his own fifth game loss against the Norwegian, which cost him the 2013 world title.
Carlsen wins tiebreakers to defend chess crown
Magnus Carlsen defended his world chess title for the third time, defeating American challenger Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in rapid tiebreaker games Wednesday.
Inside the intense, sometimes quirky chess rivalry between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana
Norway's Magnus Carlsen is the golden boy of modern chess. For years, he's been virtually untouchable. But Fabiano Caruana is poised to dethrone him at the World Chess Championship (Nov. 9-28) -- and it would feel oh-so-good for the American.
Bucs' Mike Smith says 'sky isn't falling,' but patience wearing thin
Tampa Bay's defense has given up 34.8 points per game through four games played. The Bucs' defensive coordinator says it's time to "right the ship."
Twelve years and a surprise holiday later, Anand in Olympiad
Bolstered by full-strength teams, fifth seeds India are hopeful of their best-ever finish in Georgia.
UAAP 81 chess: NU, La Salle defeat foes
NU and La Salle opened their title-retention bids in the men's and women's division by topping Ateneo in the opening round of the UAAP Season 81 chess tournament.
After Thielen and Diggs, Vikings' receivers a concern
They might have the best duo in the NFL, but the rest of the Vikings receivers, including Laquon Treadwell, have struggled to make an impact.
Pathans, Phogats and other super siblings
With the brother sister duo of Praggnanadhaa and Vaishali creating waves in the International Chess circuit, ever wondered who India's most successful sporting siblings are?
Praggnanandhaa: The boy who could be king
Already a Grandmaster at the age of 12, it is no wonder the chess world is doing its best to get R Praggnanandhaa's name right.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again