Sania-Martina march into Madrid Open final

Sania-Martina march into Madrid Open final

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Top women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis entered the final of Madrid Open tennis beating unseeded Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-0 on Friday.   The top seeded pair needed just 51 minutes to get the better of the American-Russian in the clay court tournament.   The […]

Syrian whose plight went viral finds refuge in Spanish Football

Syrian whose plight went viral finds refuge in Spanish Football

MADRID, May 5 (Reuters): Mementos from the Football world that brought Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen to Spain are strewn around the flat he shares with two of his sons, including a ball signed by Real Madrid’s star players and a banner for the local team, Getafe.   But reminders of the makeshift nature of […]

Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

MADRID, MAY 5 (REUTERS): As soon as the final whistle confirmed Real Madrid’s berth in the Champions League final against local rivals Atletico with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, memories of 2014’s all-Spanish final came flooding back.   Sergio Ramos headed in a 93rd-minute equaliser in Lisbon to crush Atletico’s dreams […]

Flood of refugees leads to cricket boom in Germany

Flood of refugees leads to cricket boom in Germany

Berlin, May 5 (AFP): The influx of asylum seekers into Germany, especially from cricket-mad Pakistan and Afghanistan, has created an unexpected boom for the sport in a country where football has long been king.   Of the 476,649 people who applied for asylum in Germany last year, 31,902 came from Afghanistan alone, with a further […]

Atletico oust Bayern to reach Champions final

Atletico oust Bayern to reach Champions final

MUNICH, May 4 (Reuters): Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final on away goals on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the exhilarating tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate.   Atletico will play in the showpiece match for the second time in three seasons against either […]

Young Afghan Messi fan flees over kidnap fears

Young Afghan Messi fan flees over kidnap fears

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 3 (Reuters) – A young Afghan fan of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has fled his home and gone to Pakistan because his family feared he could be kidnapped after he became an unlikely Internet sensation, the boy’s uncle said on Tuesday.   Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmedi grabbed world headlines after being photographed […]

Amazing Leicester celebrate fairytale title success

Amazing Leicester celebrate fairytale title success

  LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) – Leicester City’s Premier League title dream became reality on Monday when one of the greatest sporting fairytales reached its conclusion in west London where chasing Tottenham Hotspur were held 2-2 by Chelsea.   The result provoked an outpouring of celebration in the provincial English city and as far away […]

TNB Cycling Club

TNB Cycling Club

TNB Cycling Club (TNBCC) member Wiam Nym finished 4th in the senior’s category while Yamet Lei and Kevilebo Zhotso finished second and third, respectively, in the junior’s category of the Race for National Integration cycling expedition organised by the HQ 6 Sector Assam Rifles in Dimapur on May 1. With ‘Ride Green’ as its theme, […]

BCCI coaching camp in Dimapur and Shillong

DIMAPUR, MAY 2 (MExN): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be conducting special under-19 and under-16 coaching camps in Shillong and Dimapur this month. The camps will be conducted under the aegis of the National Cricket Academy.   Informing this in a press release, the Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) stated that […]

Rio appeals BCCI for greater focus in NE

Dimapur, May 2 (MExN): Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland state, Neiphiu Rio has appealed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for greater support for the promotion of cricket in the north-east. Rio, who is the convenor of the North East Cricket Development Committee (NECDC), in a letter to the BCCI Honorary Secretary, […]

26 members of FIA get Black Belt

26 members of FIA get Black Belt

Dimapur, May 1 (MExN): 26 Taekwondo players were awarded Black Belt and higher degrees after completing their Taekwondo course from Faith in Action Taekwondo Academy under the administration of Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarter, South Korea.   Four received 2nd Dan Black Belt while the remaining 22 received 1st Dan Black Belt. They received the Belts […]

Axar, Mohit help Punjab bag second win in IPL

Rajkot, May 1 (IANS) Axar Patel (4/21) and Mohit Sharma (3/32) helped Kings XI Punjab register their only second win in seven Indian Premier League (IPL) games as they overcame table-toppers Gujarat Lions by 23 runs here on Sunday.   Chasing 155, Gujarat were reduced to 34/2 in five overs after right-arm pacer Mohit disturbed […]