World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Ar

Sochi: Top seed Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy's winning streak in the World Women's Chess Championship ended as she went down to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the first game of the quarterfinals here on Friday.

After winning six games in a row, Humpy committed a blunder from a seemingly harmless position to lose the game. The Indian now faces tremendous pressure in the return game in a must win situation.

If Humpy is able to win the second game, games of shorter duration will be played to determine the winner.

Russia's Davydenko calls it a day

Russia's Davydenko calls it a dayMoscow, Oct 17 : Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko, 33, has decided to call it a day, making it official at the Kremlin Cup.

A winner of six career titles, who suffered injuries for much of this season, Davydenko said that he was a proud winner of 21 ATP tournaments, including three Masters 1000 events and the World Tour Finals in London, and did not have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being number one in the world.

Capello seeking World Cup redemption as Russia coach

Fabio CapelloMoscow, May 19 - Former England football team coach Fabio Capello has said that as coach of the Russin football team, he would be seeking World Cup redemption after his experience with the Three Lions four years ago.

Europe, US impose sanctions on Russian car racing team

Sergey ZlobinMoscow, April 15 - The Russian car racing team is unable to participate in international competitions following the freeze in Europe and the US of bank accounts of SMP Car Sport and Racing, the non-government organisation said Monday.

Zenit names Villas-Boas as new manager

Moscow, March 19 - Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been named Russian side Zenit St Petersburg's new manager.

The 36-year-old Portuguese will officially sign for Zenit March 20, reported Xinhua.


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