Nagaland Football League begins

Kohima, September 12 (MExN): The Nagaland Football League 2016 in memory of Late Captain N. Kenguruse, MVC began on September 12.   The League is the second edition which began last year and is organised by the Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) and Headquarters 3 Corps. Altogether 24 teams are participating in the League which […]

Wawrinka wins U.S. Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

Wawrinka wins U.S. Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

NEW YORK, September 12 (Reuters) – Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the U.S. Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his career.   The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated Djokovic on his way to winning […]

MUFCN beat MTLT in friendly football match

MUFCN beat MTLT in friendly football match

Mokokchung, September 11 (MExN): The much awaited friendly match between Manchester United Fan Club Nagaland (MUFCN) and Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) was successfully held at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung on Saturday, September 11, with MUFCN winning 5-3.   Though the rain gods tried to play spoilsport, the enthusiasm from both the teams was overwhelming […]

Indians finish with four gold medals in Junior & Cadet Open TT

Indore, September 11 (IANS) Manav Thakkar, Varuni Jaiswal and Ishhita Gupta helped India wrest the initiative and win three singles gold medals, apart from the Junior Boys doubles gold, to lift the sagging morale of the hosts in ITTF India Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championships here on Sunday.   India won four gold […]

Kerber begins reign as number one with U.S. Open win

Kerber begins reign as number one with U.S. Open win

NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters) – Germany’s Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the U.S. Open final on Saturday and claim her second grand slam title of the year.   Kerber, who officially takes over from Serena Williams […]

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, September 10 (IANS) India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.   His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.   While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his […]

Bhati overcame obstacles to clinch bronze at Paralympics

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) Indian para-athlete Varun Singh Bhati, who clinched the bronze medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics, faced a lot of hardships before achieving the historic feat.   Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third at the quadrennial extravaganza on Friday night. […]

Kuchohii is Kohima College wrestling champion

Kuchohii is Kohima College wrestling champion

Our Correspondent Kohima | September 9   The 49th annual sports week of Kohima College Kohima (KCK), which started on September 5, culminated today with a Naga wrestling meet.   Kuchohii Curha, a student of 3rd semester and belonging to Khomi village, and Megovilie Miasalhou, also of 3rd semester from Mezoma village, emerged as champion […]

NTA to conduct Taekwondo exam

Kohima, September 9 (MExN): The Nagaland Taekwondo Association (NTA) under the aegis of Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) is organizing Black Belt Dan Promotion Test on September 15 at IG Stadium, Kohima. Interested individuals must be holders of Red-1 Belt Certificate and should report on September 15 before noon at IG Stadium for spot registration. […]

Pliskova doubles down on Williams to reach U.S. Open final

Pliskova doubles down on Williams to reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, September 9 (Reuters) – No one can accuse Karolina Pliskova of taking the easy route to her first grand slam final, the lanky Czech pulling off the rare Williams family double beating both Serena and Venus to reach the U.S. Open title clash.   While 40 have tried only nine times have both […]

Kerber celebrates No. 1, tops Wozniacki to reach U.S. Open final

Kerber celebrates No. 1, tops Wozniacki to reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, September 9 (Reuters) – Reaching top of the world seemed to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to world number one with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Open final.   The German left-hander was assured of becoming number one when the new […]

Andy Murray stunned by Kei Nishikori in US Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray stunned by Kei Nishikori in US Open quarter-finals

New York, September 8 (IANS) Sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan outlasted world No.2 Andy Murray in the US Open quarter-finals, 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, on Wednesday.   “I had many up and downs, in the beginning I didn’t start well. It was tough but in the end it was great tennis, so very happy,” […]