India win by 337 runs, clinch series 3-0

India win by 337 runs, clinch series 3-0

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India ended South Africa’s second innings at 143 runs to win the fourth and final cricket Test by 337 runs and clinch the series 3-0 at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Monday.   This was the first series victory at home for Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his second consecutive […]

Greased bamboo pole climbing competition held

Greased bamboo pole climbing competition held

Our Correspondent Kisama | December 6   As part of the Hornbill Festival, a greased bamboo pole climbing competition took place here today at Kisama under the aegis of Youth Resources & Sports department. Rhonthungo Lotha emerged the winner, while Langhoi Khiamniungan and Zekotso Chakhesang bagged second and third positions respectively.   Both international and […]

Pache Khiamniungan wins Hornbill Half Marathon

Pache Khiamniungan wins Hornbill Half Marathon

Our Correspondent Kohima | December 6   Last year’s runner-up Pache Khiamnuingan emerged champion at the 5th Hornbill Half Marathon (Men) clocking the best course record so far 1:11:46 today.   Daniel Kipkorch Langat (brother of last year’s winner David Kipkorch) of Kenya bagged the second prize, the third position went to N. Puchong Khiam […]

South Africa battle to avoid defeat in fourth Test

South Africa battle to avoid defeat in fourth Test

New Delhi, December 6 (IANS) South Africa produced a gritty defensive performance to grind their way to 72/2 in the second innings to trail by 408 runs at the close after India declared their second stint at 267/5 on the penultimate day of the fourth and final cricket Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on […]

Kohli, Rahane in control as India take 403-run lead

Kohli, Rahane in control as India take 403-run lead

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli (83 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (52 not out) led India’s second innings resurgence after pacer Morne Morkel had struck early blows for South Africa and helped the hosts reach 190/4 at stumps on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. […]

David Beckham says new site secured for Miami football stadium

David Beckham says new site secured for Miami football stadium

MIAMI, December 5 (Reuters) – After a two-year-long search, retired English football star David Beckham and a team of investors said on Friday they had secured a site in Miami where they hope to build an arena for a Major League Soccer team.   Miami Beckham United said in a statement that most of the […]

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG’s league scoring record

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG’s league scoring record

PARIS, December 5 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke Paris St Germain’s league scoring record with two goals as the French champions continued to streak away from their Ligue 1 rivals with a 3-0 win at 10-man Nice on Friday.   Victory moved the champions to 45 points from 17 games, a massive 16 points ahead […]

4th Test: South Africa flattened after Rahane, Jadeja heroics

4th Test: South Africa flattened after Rahane, Jadeja heroics

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A five-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja and a well-deserved century by Ajinkya Rahane helped India to a strong position in the fourth and final cricket Test against South Africa at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday.   Having dismissed India for 334 runs, the Proteas were bundled out for 121 […]

Virender Sehwag thanks Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble at BCCI felicitation

Virender Sehwag thanks Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble at BCCI felicitation

New Delhi, December 3 (PTI): Retiring legend Virender Sehwag on Thursday thanked his former India captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble along with iconic Sachin Tendulkar for their guidance during his illustrious international career.   Sehwag, however, did not mention the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, under whom he played for the national team […]

Rahane leads Indian fightback after Piedt strikes

Rahane leads Indian fightback after Piedt strikes

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane (89 not out) led a spirited fightback as India battled their way to 231/7 after off-spinner Dane Piedt struck crucial blows for South Africa on the opening day of their fourth and final cricket Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Thursday.   Piedt – playing only […]

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius found guilty of murder on appeal

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius found guilty of murder on appeal

BLOEMFONTEIN, December 3 (Reuters) – South Africa’s “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, in an appeal court ruling that could see him sent back to prison for up to 15 years.   The Supreme Court upgraded the 29-year-old Paralympian’s sentence on appeal to murder from “culpable homicide”, for […]

Swiss arrest two more FIFA officials in corruption scandal

Swiss arrest two more FIFA officials in corruption scandal

ZURICH/NEW YORK, December 3 (Reuters) – Law enforcement officials on Thursday arrested two more FIFA officials suspected of taking millions of dollars in bribes, Swiss authorities said, as part of an ongoing investigation of graft at soccer’s world governing body.   The two unnamed officials were taken into custody on arrest requests submitted by the […]