India not to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: IOC chief

NEW DELHI, April 27 (agencies): International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has put an end to the speculation that India might bid for 2024 Olympics after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday. Soon after the meeting got over, IOC chief said that India is not bidding for 2024 Olympic Games as […]

Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

NEW YORK, April 26 (AP): The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion’s first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night.   Klitschko’s last U.S. fight was […]

UFC 186: Johnson retains Flyweight title

UFC 186: Johnson retains Flyweight title

MONTREAL, April 26 (AP): Demetrious Johnson retained his UFC flyweight champion title fashion Saturday night, controlling Kyoji Horiguchi for nearly the entire five-round bout before scoring the latest submission win in UFC history — tapping out his opponent with a second left.   “I didn’t want to be stupid and get knocked out,” Johnson said. […]

KKR, Royals IPL encounter called off due to rain

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday was abandoned due to rain.   Despite a Herculean effort from groundsmen and after four pitch inspections, the match officials decided that the tie would be called off […]

India U-14 girl footballers return from quake-hit Nepal

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Under-14 girls football team, left stranded in Kathmandu following fresh tremors on Sunday, have returned home safely aboard a military aircraft.   “The U-14 Girl’s Team has landed safely in New Delhi. Everyone stays safe,” the All India Football Federation (AIFF) tweeted.   Fresh tremors on Sunday delayed […]

Swimmer Masadur Rahman dies of multi-organ failure

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Indian double-leg-amputee swimmer Masudur Rahman Baidya, who created a sensation by crossing the English Channel 18 years ago, died on Sunday in a city hospital after multi-organ failure, his close associates said. He was 46.   Masadur is survived by his mother, wife and two daughters.   A patient of acute […]

Khriezovituo is Kohima Village Junior Wrestling Champ

Khriezovituo is Kohima Village Junior Wrestling Champ

Our Correspondent Kohima | April 25   Khriezovituo Kire defeated Kevikhrielie Kire to emerge as champion in the 1st Kohima Village Open Wrestling Championship 2015 (Junior Category). The wrestling championship was held here today under the aegis of Kewhizou Entertainment Team (KET).   Winning the coveted champion title, Khriezovituo pocketed a cash prize of Rs. […]

Malinga, McLenaghan bowl Mumbai to victory

Mumbai, April 25 (AGENCIES): Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan combined with seven wickets to hand the Mumbai Indians a 20-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.   Malinga effectively ended the contest in the penultimate over when the veteran Sri Lankan right-arm […]

DC leads Social Work at DDSC

DC leads Social Work at DDSC

Dimapur, April 25 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Kesonyu Yhome, led a Social Work at the DDSC Stadium on Saturday morning.   A press release received here informed that members of the Sports Council from different sections of society partook in the cleaning up the stadium. The social work was organised under the DC who is […]

Rockets outlast Mavericks in scorefest

Rockets outlast Mavericks in scorefest

DALLAS, April 25 (AP): James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.   The MVP candidate took over in the game that put the Rockets on the verge of Harden’s first postseason series victory with Howard in their second […]

‘Floyd Mayweather’s violent history ignored’

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters): While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women’s advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years. Mayweather hit his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children in 2010, resulting in a 90-day prison […]