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‘Wasim bhai, aap yahan?’ and a marathon from hell

9:17 AM ETESPN staffStruggling to cope in a world without any sporting action? Fear not. In our latest series, we put together a list of videos you can watch right now to fill that adrenaline pumping again. This week's...

‘We can’t lock players in Russia’

Fide, the world chess body, has decided to stop the Candidates, the only major sporting event that was taking place amid a global lockdown, after the Russian government banned air traffic with all foreign countries starting March 27.In its...

‘I don’t want to be here’

The sanitised, noiseless environs of the Candidates chess tournament has hit a bit of a rumble strip.The event taking place in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg amid a global lockdown recorded its first vocal player dissent in Russian Grandmaster...

Elbow bumps and sanitizers – scenes from the Candidates chess tournament in Russia

Handshakes have been replaced by elbow bumps. Hand sanitisers jostle for space with the chessboards, clocks, pens and writing pads that are the standard props for all top chess matches and the relatively staid air has a tinge of...

The Candidates Eight-member chess tournament to go ahead in Russia despite coronavirus fears

In a world now largely reduced to a sum of deserted airports, empty supermarket aisles, ghost cities and panic on an overdrive, the one major sporting event that remains obstinately on schedule involves eight chess players and a bloodied...

Eight-member chess tournament to go ahead in Russia despite coronavirus fears

In a world now largely reduced to a sum of deserted airports, empty supermarket aisles, ghost cities and panic on an overdrive, the one major sporting event that remains obstinately on schedule involves eight chess players and a bloodied...

Old rivals Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik join forces for Chess Olympiad

Viswanathan Anand is making mental notes of the questions he wants to throw at his former fiendish rival-turned buddy, Vladimir Kramnik. The 44-year-old Russian, who beat Garry Kasparov in 2000, held onto the World Championship title until Anand ended...

Former rivals Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik join forces for Chess Olympiad

Viswanathan Anand is making mental notes of the questions he wants to throw at his former fiendish rival-turned buddy, Vladimir Kramnik. The 44-year-old Russian, who beat Garry Kasparov in 2000, held onto the World Championship title until Anand ended...

Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup

World rapid champion Koneru Humpy emerged triumphant at the Cairns Cup chess tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday.With this win, the 32-year old claimed her...

What’s in a watch? In chess, it could cost a game

Garry Kasparov often took off his Audemars Piguet 18 Karat Yellow Gold Millenary limited edition watch before the start of a game, placed it next to the board and watched his opponents squirm. It was the former chess world...

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Senior Bowl Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl serves as the unofficial start of the draft season. This week, I'll be bringing you previews of the quarterbacks, running backs...