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14-year-old Mendonca wins chess tournament in Hungary

14-year-old Mendonca wins chess tournament in Hungary


Young Indian International Master Leon Luke Mendonca earned his maiden Grandmaster norm after winning the title in Rigochess International Festival tournament in Hungary. The 14-year-old Mendonca won six games, drew two and lost one to emerge winner in the 10-player field which included three GMs. “I am very happy to win the event and gain my first GM norm after missing out on earlier occasions narrowly,” the Goa-based player said.

Vardy hurts Arsenal again to seal 1-0 win for Leicester
Jamie Vardy kept up his brilliant scoring record against Arsenal by coming off the bench to earn Leicester a 1-0 win in the Premier League. Restricted to just the final half-hour while he manages his return from a calf injury, Vardy had enough time to net his 11th league goal against Arsenal — the most he has scored against a single opponent in the competition.

Zverev beats Schwartzman for another Cologne title
Alexander Zverev made it back-to-back ATP Tour titles when he beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Cologne Championship. It’s Zverev’s 13th title overall. The German had won last week’s Cologne Indoors title. Agencies

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