France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured

France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured

France Minister of Sport Laura Flessel gives a speech at the presentation of Paris 2024 at the 131st IOC session in Lima, Peru September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/Files   PARIS/SEOUL, September 22 (Reuters) – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s […]

Sindhu, Saina crash out of Japan Open

Tokyo, September 21 (IANS): India’s campaign in the women’s singles category of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries ended after P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to local favourite Nozomi Okuhara and Spain’s Carolina Marin, in their respective matches here on Thursday.   However, there was good news from the men’s singles with […]

Vanguard FC wins Capt Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament

Vanguard FC wins Capt Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament

Champions Vanguard FC with others. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima |September 21 Vanguard FC today downed defending champion Naga FC to lift the title of the 3rd edition of Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse memorial football tournament here at Kohima Local Ground.   With this, Vanguard FC pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 1,70,00 along with […]

Inter secondary and higher sec Football tournament kicks off

Inter secondary and higher sec Football tournament kicks off

Chief guest, Sentinenla, Deputy District EducationOfficer with the MDFA officials and players of the first match, Canan Christian Hr. Sec school and Edith Douglas Hr. Sec. School. (Morung Photo)   Mokokchung, September 21 (MExN): The inter-secondary and higher secondary school football tournament organised by the Mokokchung District Football Association (MDFA) kicked off today at Imkongmeren […]

Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim register wins in German Bundesliga

Berlin, September 21 (IANS): German football club Borussia Dortmund jumped atop the standings after beating Hamburg 3-0 while Hoffenheim bounced back from two goals down to edge Mainz 3-2 in the Bundesliga’s 5th round.   The “BVB” ousted Bayern Munich from the top spot as Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic provided the goals […]

Atletico Madrid agree deal to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea

Atletico Madrid agree deal to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea

MADRID, SEPTEMBER 21 (REUTERS): Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell striker Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club said on Thursday, with the player set to move in January.   “Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa,” Chelsea said in a statement.   […]

McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

Conor McGregor reacts after losing the fight. REUTERS/Steve Marcus   September 21(Reuters) – Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin.   Mullin, a former fighter, is trying to […]

Rashford double helps Man Utd sink Burton

Rashford double helps Man Utd sink Burton

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Third Round – Manchester United vs Burton Albion – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 20, 2017 Manchester United’s Joel Pereira drops the ball before Burton Albion’s Lloyd Dyer scores their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff   LONDON, September 21 (Reuters) – Marcus Rashford scored twice as holders […]

Real Madrid stunned by last-gasp Sanabria header for Betis

Real Madrid stunned by last-gasp Sanabria header for Betis

Soccer Football – Santander La Liga – Real Madrid vs Real Betis – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – September 20, 2017 Real Betis’ Javi Garcia and Zouhair Feddal celebrate their first goal as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo looks on REUTERS/Sergio Perez   MADRID, September 21 (Reuters) – Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat […]

India blank Palestine in AFC U-16 qualifier opener

New Delhi, September 20 (PTI): India rode on a stirring second half show to blank Palestine 3-0 in the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday.   Givson opened the scoreline from an impeccable free-kick in the 51st minute. It was followed by a strike from Bekey in the […]

‘Khelo India’ programme revamped

New Delhi, September 20 (IANS): Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped ‘Khelo India’ programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country.   The revamped programme was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The revamped programme is estimated to cost Rs.1,756 […]

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