Poland sink Swiss on penalties after brilliant Shaqiri goal

Poland sink Swiss on penalties after brilliant Shaqiri goal

ST ETIENNE, France (Reuters) – Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time following a riveting last-16 clash that ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday.   Grezgorz Krychowiak drilled in the winning spot-kick after Granit Xhaka had missed Switzerland’s second penalty to send the […]

Bravo carries Windies past South Africa into ODI final

Bravo carries Windies past South Africa into ODI final

Barbados, June 25 (REUTERS): Darren Bravo scored an enterprising century as West Indies rallied from a poor start to reach the final of the triangular one-day international series with a commanding 100-run victory over South Africa in Barbados on Friday.   Asked to bat, West Indies were dismissed for 285 in 49.5 overs at Kensington […]

JK Tyre Autocross underway in Dmp

JK Tyre Autocross underway in Dmp

Morung Express News Dimapur | June 24   The 2nd JK Tyre DMSC Autocross got underway on Friday at NER Agri Expo Site, Dimapur with 65 participating vehicles. Motorsports enthusiasts from Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland are competing in three categories viz., below 1000cc, above 1000cc and SUV. The organizers, Dimapur Motor Sports Club, […]

BCCI names Anil Kumble as India’s head cricket coach

BCCI names Anil Kumble as India’s head cricket coach

MUMBAI, June 23 (Reuters) – Former captain Anil Kumble will be India’s head coach for the next year, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, as they put their faith in the 45-year-old despite his lack of experience.   Kumble, whose only coaching experience has been as mentor of the Mumbai and Bangalore teams […]

Sad end for Ibrahimovic as Belgium advance

Sad end for Ibrahimovic as Belgium advance

NICE, France, June 23 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career ended in a damp squib when Sweden lost 1-0 to Belgium in their final Euro 2016 Group E match on Wednesday and failed to reach the last 16.   Radja Nainggolan’s fine shot after 84 minutes sent Belgium into the knockout stages and a game […]

Jadhav leads India to T20 series win over Zimbabwe

Jadhav leads India to T20 series win over Zimbabwe

HARARE, June 22 (Reuters) – India’s Kedar Jadhav blasted his highest score in Twenty20 internationals as they beat Zimbabwe by three runs in a tense finish to claim the three-match series 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.   Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first, restricting the tourists to 138 for […]

Honest toiler Nehwal senses golden Rio opportunity

Honest toiler Nehwal senses golden Rio opportunity

NEW DELHI, June 22 (Reuters) – Saina Nehwal eschews the “natural talent” tag thrust upon her by Indian media and says only hard graft and good coaching have given her the chance to turn the Olympic badminton bronze she won four years ago in London into gold at the Rio Games.   “Whatever I am […]

Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

June 22, REUTERS – Lionel Messi scored his 55th international goal to become his country’s all-time leading scorer as Argentina thrashed hosts the United States 4-0 to ease into the final of the Centenary Copa America on Tuesday.   Many of those in the 70,858 crowd in Houston had come to witness the Barcelona star […]

‘Mission 11 Million’ to kick off as India follows China’s lead

‘Mission 11 Million’ to kick off as India follows China’s lead

NEW DELHI, June 21 (Reuters) – An ambitious project to awaken a sleeping giant of Asian soccer looks like confirming Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s famous remark that India pricks up its ears only when comparisons with China are made.   With China embarked on a multi-billion dollar mission to become a soccer superpower by 2050, […]

Wales thump Russia to top group and move into last sixteen

Wales thump Russia to top group and move into last sixteen

TOULOUSE, June 21 (Reuters) – Wales outplayed Russia 3-0, scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes, as they moved into the round of 16 at Euro 2016 by winning Group B on Monday.   Aaron Ramsey dinked the ball over Igor Akinfeev to finish off a counter-attack in the 11th minute and Neil Taylor added […]