India plot to end 22-year drought against Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 27 (IANS): India will fancy their chances of a series win in Sri Lanka after 22 years when the third and decisive Test begins at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday.   Virat Kohli-led India slumped to a 63-run loss in the first Test at Galle despite dominating much of the […]

Bolt-Gatlin II on after duo top times in 200m semis

Bolt-Gatlin II on after duo top times in 200m semis

BEIJING, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin looked in fine form as they ran the fastest times of the 200 metres semi-finals on Wednesday to set up a mouthwatering second sprint showdown at the world championships.   Bolt, who beat Gatlin when they clashed for the first time this year in the […]

Lalita finishes 8th, Tintu qualifies for Olympics

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) In two contrasting performances, India’s Lalita Babar finished a creditable eighth after leading for the major part of the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase race as compatriot Tinku Lukka failed to qualify for the women’s 800m semi-finals but managed a 2016 Rio Olympics qualification berth at the World Athletics Championships here on […]

Former Liverpool defender Riise joins Delhi in Indian league

Former Liverpool defender Riise joins Delhi in Indian league

NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise will join Frenchman Florent Malouda and Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos for the second season of the Indian Super League, the club announced on Tuesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] “I am a person who loves a new challenge, to see and experience different cultures,” […]

PGC Sports Meet underway

Pfutsero, August 25 (MExN): The 33rd Annual Games and Sports Meet of Pfutsero Government College, Pfutsero, got underway here today under the theme “One team, one spirit, one win.”  According to a press release, the inaugural of the Sports meet was graced by Colo Mero, Director, Life Sports, as chief guest. The meet will conclude […]

2nd ANPSA Basketball & Volleyball Tourney

Dimapur, August 25 (MExN): The All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA) Dimapur Unit would be organising the 2nd ANPSA Basketball & Volleyball Tournament on September 25 and 26 at Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur. A press release from the Tournament Convenor has informed member schools to download the information and entry forms from: www.dbhssdimapur.org […]

IndyCar driver Wilson dies after wreck

IndyCar driver Wilson dies after wreck

(Reuters) – British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of a race the previous day at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, IndyCar officials said. He was 37. [google_ad_728_90_text] Wilson, a former Formula One driver and seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, had been […]

Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Cincinnati title

REUTERS – Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-6(1) 6-3 on Sunday to capture his second consecutive Western & Southern Open title. [google_ad_728_90_text] The Swiss second seed, playing Djokovic for the first time since losing to him in the Wimbledon final for a second straight year […]

Serena wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

Serena wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

REUTERS – Defending champion Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by beating Romanian third seed Simona Halep 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Western & Southern Open on Sunday. [google_ad_728_90_text] For the top-seeded American, the Cincinnati triumph sent a message that she is in top form as she now sets her sights […]

Ashwin stars as India spoil Sangakkara’s farewell

Ashwin stars as India spoil Sangakkara’s farewell

COLOMBO, Aug 24 (Reuters) – India spoiled Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell party with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowling the visitors to a series-levelling 278-run victory in the second test on Monday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Ashwin (5-42) and his spin colleague Amit Mishra (3-29) ran through the Sri Lankan batting order as the hosts, chasing 413 for […]

Sangakkara makes 18 in final knock, India sense win

Sangakkara makes 18 in final knock, India sense win

COLOMBO, August 23 (Reuters): Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara made 18 in his final test innings as India dominated fourth day’s play in the second test on Sunday to stand eight wickets away from a series-levelling victory. [google_ad_728_90_text] For the fourth successive innings in the series, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the 37-year-old left-hander to […]

Throttle Thrust 2015 in Sept

Throttle Thrust 2015 in Sept

Morung Express News Mokokchung| August 22   The Spearhead Motorsport Initiative (SMI) in commemoration of the 125 years of Mokokchung Town today announced the official date for the event “Throttle Thrust 2015”to take place  on the 11 and 12 September 2015. The two day event “Throttle Thrust 2015” will be held at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, […]