Vijay now No. 2 in the world

New Delhi: Vijay Kum-ar on Tuesday equalled his best ranking when he sca-led to the No. 2 spot in the world but even before one could blink, the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol ace expressed a desire to claim the numero uno spot at the earliest. "I want to reach the top as soon as possible, and that will be possible if I do well in the World Cups next year, and I can say that I will try my level best," Vijay said.

London: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with tail-ender Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of the London Chess Classic, on Tuesday.

Anand got a better position with an extra pawn against Aronian but his opponent fought valiantly to split the points in the end.

Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals are ready for an out of court settlement with the BCCI. The Royals and Kings XI Punjab had dragged BCCI to the court for arbitration proceedings, following the termination of their contracts for alleged breach of regulations.

Calcutta: Pragyan Ojha was the best-placed Indian in the bowler's list at No. 5 in the latest ICC Test Rankings issued on Tuesday, while Sachin Tendulkar was the only Indian batsman to find a place in the top-20 list.Ojha dropped a place with 767 points, and so was Sachin Tendulkar, who was placed 18th with 669 points. West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the top-ranked batsman. Among the bowlers, Dale Steyn continued to lead the table.

Calcutta: Viraj Madappa carded a level par score in the opening round of IGU All India Finals, being play-ed at the Royal Calcutta Go-lf Club, here, on Tuesday. Gurbani Singh from Delhi Golf Club, Aastha Madan (DLF GC) and Millie Saroha (Noida GC) was the joint leaders in under-18 category for girls with a tied score of 11 over par 83.

Calcutta: The I-League match between Pailan Arrows and Churchill Brothers, which was supposed to be held on Friday, has been postponed. It will now be held on Monday.