Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Officials addressing the curtain raiser event held at Srikona on June 19.   Silchar, June 19 (MExN): Assam Rifles in collaboration with Assam University Silchar is conducting a joint seminar on ‘Convergence of Security Forces and Mass Media towards Nation Building’ in Silchar on June 23.   Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM, Director General Assam […]

Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H

Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H

MOSCOW, June 19 (Reuters): Senegal took full advantage of their opponents’ errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.   Leading thanks to a clumsy Thiago Cionek own-goal in a poor first half, M’Baye […]

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan players celebrate after the match (REUTERS)   SARANSK, Russia (Reuters): Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in Group H on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup.   Asian teams had managed three draws in 17 matches against South American sides but the four-times Asian […]

Tennis: Dimitrov wins tough opener at Queen’s

Tennis: Dimitrov wins tough opener at Queen’s

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov celebrates during his first round match against Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur. (Reuters)   LONDON, June 19 (Reuters): Second seed Grigor Dimitrov survived a tough first-round workout against Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur at the Queen’s Club championships on Tuesday to set up a possible second-round clash with former world number one Novak Djokovic.   The […]

Late win over Tunisia a ‘huge moment’ for England – Neville

Late win over Tunisia a ‘huge moment’ for England – Neville

(Reuters): Harry Kane’s late winner for England against Tunisia on Monday was a “huge moment” in the team’s evolution at the World Cup, according to former England defender Gary Neville.   Kane’s 91st-minute goal, when he stooped at the far post to head the ball into the net, ensured England started their World Cup campaign […]

Soccer: Kane takes to world stage as England edge past Tunisia

Soccer: Kane takes to world stage as England edge past Tunisia

England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal. REUTERS/Sergio Perez   VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) – England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer’s biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday.   Just […]

Lukaku double as Belgium outclass brave Panama

Lukaku double as Belgium outclass brave Panama

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens (REUTERS)   SOCHI, Russia, June 18 (Reuters): A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening […]

MATCHDAY 6 – PREVIEW

MATCHDAY 6 – PREVIEW

Colombia look to ride Falcao, Rodriguez show against Japan Saransk, June 18 (IANS): Colombia will look to 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and top scorer Radamel Falcao for inspiration when they take on Japan in their Group H FIFA World Cup opener here on Tuesday.   Colombia have tougher outings against Poland and Senegal […]

Allen signs new four-year deal at Stoke

Allen signs new four-year deal at Stoke

LONDON, JUNE 18 (REUTERS): Welsh midfielder Joe Allen has signed a new four year contract with Stoke City, despite the side’s relegation from the Premier League, the club said on Monday.   The 28-year-old playmaker made 36 appearances in the top-flight last season, scoring two goals, as Stoke finished second-bottom in the standings.   “I […]

SA’s Semenya to challenge IAAF ‘female classification’ rule

SA’s Semenya to challenge IAAF ‘female classification’ rule

JOHANNESBURG, JUNE 18 (REUTERS): South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will challenge a female classification rule imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her lawyers said on Monday.   The double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion faces having to take medication to lower […]

Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, JUNE 18 (AP): For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure.   That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens.   Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a […]

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