Atletico keep up the pressure in La Liga

Atletico’s Mario Mandzukic, center, in action with Levante’s Vyntra, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Levante at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, January 3. (AP Photo)     BARCELONA, January 4 (AP): Antoine Griezmann headed in two more goals to lead Atletico Madrid to a […]

Van Gaal wary of another cup calamity

Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross, right, and Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie contest a header during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Trent, England, Thursday Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo)     LONDON, January 3 (AP): Louis van Gaal does not need reminding of the potential pitfalls that can […]

Saina blasts sports ministry, demands Padma Bhushan

New Delhi, January 3 (IANS): Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Saturday lambasted the sports ministry for its refusal to consider her for the prestigious Padma Bhushan this year and demanded that she be conferred the country’s third highest civilian honour alongside wrestling icon Sushil Kumar. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who was bestowed the Khel Ratna and […]

Sangakkara surpasses 12,000 runs

Kumar Sangakkara   WELLINGTON, January 3 (AP): Sri Lanka veteran Kumar Sangakkara became the fifth cricketer to surpass 12,000 runs and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep took 4-63 to help the visitors dismiss New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second test on Saturday. Sri Lanka sought to reassert itself after losing the […]

IGS Academy girls team win football match

Kohima, January 2 (MExN): Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS) Academy Girls Football team, currently playing at the 1st North East Women  open championship  at Jorhat ,in their first match on Wednesday,  defeated Jorhat Sports Association, the  women league  champion of Assam  by 3-1. IGS next match will be played on January 3 for semi-final match, with […]

Naga chess player shines at Late Siba Ram Das Memorial Chess C’ship

Kohima, January 2 (MExN): The "Late Siba Ram Das Memorial Chess Championship 2014" concluded successfully at Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati on December 29 last. Trailokya Nanda of Jorhat clinched the championship with 8.5 points out of possible 9. Y dhanabir Singh of Manipur became second while Mughaho Awomi of Nagaland came third position. Top 20 […]

NSA 60th games meet today

Kohima, January 2 (MExN): The 60th games meet of Nerhema Sports’ Association (NSA) will take place on January 3 next at Chiephobozou Ground from 9:00 AM onwards. Speech will be delivered by Zakieneisa Kiewhuo, chairman Nerhema Village Council while presidential address will be delivered by Peteneizo Pienyii, president NSA. Administration of oath will be done […]

Lampard clinches win for Man City

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Sunderland during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday January 1. (AP Photo)     MANCHESTER, January 2 (AP): Frank Lampard showed his value to Manchester City on Thursday by clinching a […]

Captain Gerrard leaving Liverpool at end of season

LONDON, JANUARY 2 (AP): Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to move to a foreign club after disclosing on Friday he will leave his boyhood team after the season to seek a new football experience away from the English Premier League. The 34-year-old midfielder said he "agonized" over whether to accept Liverpool’s offer of a […]

Kolkata beat Bangalore by 30 runs to seal IPL 7 playoffs berth

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS): The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday. Chasing an imposing target […]

Supreme Court rejects Srinivasan’s plea

NEW DELHI, MAY 22 (PTI): The Supreme Court has rejected N Srinivasan’s plea to be reinstated as BCCI president for non-IPL matters, saying it did not wish to interfere with the earlier order past by the court. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, who heard the plea, told Srinivasan’s lawyers to approach the same bench that had […]