Visakhapatnam retained the chess title in the all-India major ports championships on Thursday.

The results: Basketball (league): Tuticorin 51 (Vennimaal 20) bt Chennai 39 (Arumugam 14); Visakhapatnam bt Chennai 47-40. Chess: Team championship (final placings): 1. Visakhapatnam (13), 2. Mumbai (12), 3. JNPT (10), 4. Chennai (7, 15.5 game points), 5. Kandla (7, 13), 6. Mormugao (5), 7. Ennore (2), and 8. New Mangalore (0). Carrom: Team championship (final): Chennai bt Mumbai 2-1. Individual: Men (quarterfinals): E. Murali (Chennai) bt S.P. Bhave (Mumbai) 24-2, 19-9; S. Raj Kumar (Chennai) bt Ashok Salve (Mumbai) 24-0, 24-3; Raj Seelan (Chennai) bt Vinayak Kondavale (Mumbai) 14-13, 25-1; Pritham Thaube (Mumbai) bt M. Ramachandran (Chennai) 12-25, 9-16, 16-10.

Kent in final

Kent CC defeated Classic CC by 134 runs in the semifinals of the D. Sekhar Rao memorial annual cricket tournament.

The scores: Kent CC 253 for five in 30 overs (Jeevan Vamsi 70, G. Manohar 41, R. Srinivas 37 n.o.) bt Classic CC 119 in 20.4 overs (Srinivas Yadav 38, Siva Ganesh 32, P. Vivek three wickets for five runs).

Sunny Slogans 109 in 24.5 overs (Subba Rao 31, Manikanta 31) lost to Sarada CC 110 for five in 22 overs (M. Gopal 37, G. Ganesh 34)

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