Tennis: Returning Sharapova inspired by ‘ultimate fighter’ Nadal

Tennis: Returning Sharapova inspired by ‘ultimate fighter’ Nadal

Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson. (Reuters File Photo) SANTA PONSA, Mallorca, June 16 (Reuters): Maria Sharapova says she will draw inspiration from Rafael Nadal’s incredible powers of recovery as she resumes her injury-hit career on the Spanish great’s island next week. The 32-year-old Russian has not played a competitive […]

Boxing: Fury downs Schwarz in second round TKO

Boxing: Fury downs Schwarz in second round TKO

Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz in action (REUTERS/Mike Segar) (Reuters): British heavyweight Tyson Fury made quick work of German opponent Tom Schwarz with a dominant second round TKO on Saturday in Las Vegas. Fury, who entered as the heavy favorite, controlled the bout with his jab in the first round before ending it with a […]

Seyie Auto-Kohima Football League 3

Seyie Auto-Kohima Football League 3

A match between Vanguard FC and Sechü Zubza FC on June 15. (Morung Photo) A Yhome FC, Vanguard FC register wins Our CorrespondentKohima | June 15 A. Yhome FC and Vanguard FC today registered win in their respective matches at the ongoing Seyie Auto-Kohima Football League 3 here at Indira Gandhi Stadium. A. Yhome FC […]

Nagaland Rifle Association invites shooters for trainings

Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): In view of upcoming regional and national shooting championship slated for this year, the Nagaland Rifle Association (NRA) has invited interested shooters to contact the shooting ranges in their respective districts for trainings. Among others, there is 7th North East Zone Shooting Championship 2019 to be held at Kahilibara, Guwahati, from […]

Unified wins open penalty shootout

Unified wins open penalty shootout

Unified FC and Darlins Club team with others. (Photo Courtesy: Menuoseo Max Khieya) Our CorrespondentKohima | June 15 Unified FC today emerged champions of the first open penalty shootout organised by MACK United at Seikhazou D.Khel, Kohima Village. Unified FC defeated Darlins Club 3-1in the final game. Unified FC pocketed a cash prize of Rs.60,000 […]

Argentina impressed by Messi’s desire to end trophy heartache

Argentina impressed by Messi’s desire to end trophy heartache

Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho scores their second goal. (Reuters Photo) SALVADOR, June 15 (Reuters):  Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico has praised captain Lionel Messi for his desire to win a trophy for his country as they begin their quest to end a 26-year wait for silverware with their Copa America opener against Colombia on Saturday. Messi took […]

Taylor downs Argentina as England qualify for last 16

Taylor downs Argentina as England qualify for last 16

England’s Jill Scott shoots at goal. (Reuters Photo) LE HAVRE, France, June 15 (Reuters): England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday. England’s Nikita Parris had a first-half […]

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Brazil fan during the match. (Reuters Photo) SAO PAULO, June 15 (Reuters): Brazil got the win they wanted in their Copa America opener on Friday but the postmortem of the 3-0 victory over Bolivia was as much about the lack of atmosphere as the lackluster display. The 46,342 fans, who turned out to see the […]

Golf: ‘Iconic’ venue an extra motivation for cautious Rose

Golf: ‘Iconic’ venue an extra motivation for cautious Rose

Justin Rose hits out of the rough on the 1st hole during the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Reuters via USA TODAY Sports) PEBBLE BEACH, CA., June 15 (Reuters): Winning a U.S. Open at “iconic” Pebble Beach would be right up there with lifting the Claret […]

Rallying: Sordo leads as Ogier retires in Sardinia

Rallying: Sordo leads as Ogier retires in Sardinia

WRC driver Dani Sordo (ESP) races next to the Mediterranean Sea during Stage SS2-Tula of Rally Italia Sardega round 8 of the World Rally Championship. (Reuters via USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters): Spain’s Dani Sordo led after the first leg of the Rally of Italy in Sardinia for Hyundai on Friday while Citroen’s championship leader Sebastien […]