56th NASA Sports Meet concludes

APO advisor Keneingunyii Sekhose handing over the overall champion trophy to NASA- A during valedictory function of 56th games and sports meet of Northern Angami Sports Association 2015 in Kohima on January 24. (Morung Photo)  NASA- A bags overall champion title Our CorrespondentKohima | January 24 The three-day long games and sports meet of the […]

On song: Djokovic, Williams sisters advance

MELBOURNE, January 24 (AP): Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother back home. After his 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win, the four-time […]

Can South Africa break their World Cup jinx in 2015?

AgenciesMumbai | January 23 Chokers! That is word used for South Africa in cricketing parlance, thanks to their unenviable record of crashing out in crucial World Cup matches.The Proteas despite their status as a cricketing power, have not yet reached a single World Cup final, let alone win the tournament, a fact which has hung […]

NASA Games and Sports Meet 2015 enters 2nd day

Our CorrespondentKohima | January 23 The 56th Games and Sports Meet of Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA) 2015 being held at the Kohima Local Ground entered the second day. In athletics, NASA- A topped the list of medal tally with 13 Gold, 13 Silver and 6 Bronze followed by NASA- C (5 Gold, 5 Silver, […]

Steve Smith ton guides Australia to final

Hobart, January 23 (AFP): Steve Smith’s incredible summer continued when he produced an unbeaten century on captaincy debut to guide Australia to a three-wicket victory over England in a tri-series one-day international in Hobart on Friday. Promoted to the captaincy with regular skipper George Bailey suspended for a second slow over rate breach in 12 […]

Paes, Bopanna, Sania crash out in Australian Open doubles

Melbourne, January 23 (PTI): On a largely disappointing day for Indian tennis players, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australian Open leaving the country’s challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition. Sania, who recently reached her career best doubles ranking of No.5 for […]

Sensational Seppi dumps Federer

 Sharapova, Murray survive in Australian Open Melbourne, January 23 (AFP): A stunned Roger Federer was dumped from the Australian Open Friday in his worst showing since 2001 as Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray and Eugenie Bouchard battled to stay in the title hunt. In the tournament’s biggest upset to date, the Swiss world number two had […]

Sharapova fights off two match points

MELBOURNE, January 21 (Reuters): World number two Maria Sharapova credited just swinging away and not dwelling too much on her predicament to save two match points before sneaking into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Russian had been in danger of becoming the most famous victim of qualifier Alexandra Panova’s […]

Ivory Coast, Cameroon held at African Cup

MALABO, January 21 (AP): Both the Ivory Coast and Cameroon came into the day as big favorites at the African Cup of Nations, and both finished it happy just to avoid losing.The Ivorians got a late equalizer from Seydou Doumbia — shortly after Gervinho was sent off with a straight red card — to earn […]

Djokovic, Serena show no mercy as Azarenka romps

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates a point won against  Sloane Stephens of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 20. (AP Photo) Melbourne, January 20 (AFP): World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed no mercy in powering through to the Australian Open […]

England thrash sorry India in Brisbane ODI

BRISBANE, January 20 (Reuters): England thrashed India by nine wickets with more than 22 overs to spare on Tuesday to record their first win in the tri-series tournament in Australia and boost their confidence ahead of next month’s World Cup. Fast bowler Steven Finn claimed his first five-wicket haul in a one-day international as England […]

53rd WASA Sports Meet underway

SECHÜ ZUBZA, JANUARY 20 (MExN): The 53rd sports meet of the Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) got underway today at WAPO Ground, Sechü Zubza. The inaugural function was graced by Huzo Meru, Pro Chancellor, North East Christian University as the patron for the day. In his address, Meru encouraged sportspersons to strive to excel in […]