India retain No.1 Test ranking post annual update

India retain No.1 Test ranking post annual update

Dubai, May 18 (IANS) India retained their number one position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent.   The Virat Kohli-led side now leads South Africa by […]

MI, KKR lock horns in qualifier 2 to enter IPL final

MI, KKR lock horns in qualifier 2 to enter IPL final

Bengaluru, May 18 (PTI) Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would be eager to avenge their twin defeats in the league stage when they face old foes Mumbai Indians in the IPL Qualifer 2 here on Friday.   KKR have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians, who notched up twin victories over their rivals […]

Sharapova’s sponsor backs French Open snub, blames WADA

Sharapova’s sponsor backs French Open snub, blames WADA

May 18 (REUTERS) – Maria Sharapova’s racket sponsor backs French Open’s decision to deny the former world number one a wildcard entry and blames the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for her exclusion.   Sharapova, whose career was rocked by a 15-month doping ban for consuming meldonium in 2015, returned to action last month and was […]

McGregor signs deal for Mayweather fight

McGregor signs deal for Mayweather fight

May 18 (REUTERS) – The long-rumoured bout between undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is halfway to becoming a reality after the Irish signed a deal for the fight, it was announced on Wednesday night.   UFC President Dana White broke the news during a television interview for […]

Arsenal take top-four race to last day of season

Arsenal take top-four race to last day of season

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters): The race for the final two tickets to next season’s Champions League will go to the wire after Arsenal retained their slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four thanks to a late burst from Alexis Sanchez against Sunderland on Tuesday.   Arsenal’s 2-0 win meant that Manchester City, […]

Sumi Chess Championship begins

Sumi Chess Championship begins

Morung Express News Dimapur | May 17   With 20 participants having registered, the Sumi Open Chess Championship 2017 began on Wednesday at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur organized by Sumi Chess Association, Nagaland (SCAN).   President, SCAN, Hekugha Yepthomi declared the championship open and informed that the game would be played under FIDE norms. There are […]

MPL: MFC snatch late draw in thrilling match

Kohima, May 17 (MExN): Morning Football Club produced a brilliant late comeback by scoring twice in the dying minutes to salvage a 5-5 draw against MRH Sunrisers in the ongoing Morning Premier League here at Kohima Local Ground on May 17.   Bokato proved to be the saviour for MFC netting two goals in the […]

Sharapova vows to “rise up again” after French Open snub

Sharapova vows to “rise up again” after French Open snub

May 17 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova said on Wednesday she remains fully committed to making a successful comeback from her doping ban following a decision by the French Open to deny her a wild card entry.   Sharapova was widely expected to be fast-tracked into the year’s second grand slam tournament, which she has won […]

MPL: Power Comm beat MRH

Kohima, May 16 (MExN): Power Comm defeated Merhulietsa FC in the ongoing Morning Premier League on Tuesday to mount a challenge on leaders All Blacks.   Having been dislodged in second place by Medical XI following their 3-2 win over fourth placed Amur Falcons on Monday, Power Comm retook the second place with an impressive […]

Free football coaching camp for grassroots in Kohima

Kohima, May 16 (MExN): Buoyed by the success of the first free football coaching camp for grassroots level held earlier this year at Dimapur, the Nagaland Football Coaches Association (NFCA) is all set to hold the second phase at the Kohima Local Ground from May 22 to 26 under the theme “Make Football Happen.”   […]

Chelsea celebrate title with 4-3 romp against Watford

Chelsea celebrate title with 4-3 romp against Watford

May 16 (REUTERS) – Departing captain John Terry led his Chelsea champions to a rip-roaring 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday, scoring the first goal on an evening of celebration, fireworks and streamers rather than vintage football at Stamford Bridge.   Terry, who is leaving this season after 22 years with the club, hooked home […]