India win third T20I by 7 wickets, whitewash Australia 3-0

India win third T20I by 7 wickets, whitewash Australia 3-0

Sydney, January 31 (IANS) India’s top batting order put Shane Watson’s unbeaten 86-ball 124 in the shade as they clinched the third and final match of their Twenty20 International (T20I) series by seven wickets to blank Australia 3-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday.   Watson’s superb maiden century powered Australia, batting first, […]

Djokovic beats Murray, ties Emerson with 6 Australian Open titles

Djokovic beats Murray, ties Emerson with 6 Australian Open titles

Melbourne, January 31 (IANS) Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic rolled to a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6(3) win over Britain’s Andy Murray in the Australian Open men’s singles final at the Melbourne Park here on Sunday, tying Australian great Roy Emerson for most titles at the Grand Slam event with six.   The 28-year-old Djokovic needed two […]

Factbox – Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber

Factbox – Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber

MELBOURNE, January 31 (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open to clinch her first grand slam title:   Born in Bremen, Germany on January 18, 1988. (Age: 28)   Seed: 7   GRAND SLAM CAREER (best performances):   Australian Open – Champion (2016); French Open – Quarter-final […]

Kerber stuns Serena to protect idol Graf’s record

Kerber stuns Serena to protect idol Graf’s record

MELBOURNE, January 30 (Reuters) – On a night when Steffi Graf loomed large over Rod Laver Arena, an inspired Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams in a three-set classic to win the Australian Open on Saturday and become Germany’s first grand slam champion in 17 years.   In the ultimate tribute to her childhood hero, Kerber […]

Kohima Inter Ward Football & Volley Tourney

Kohima, January 30 (MExN): The inaugural function of the 4th Kohima town Inter Ward Men’s Football and Women’s Volleyball Tournament 2016 will be held on February 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Kohima Local Ground with PWD (R&B) Minister Y. Vikheho Swu as chief guest.   All participating teams have been requested to reach the venue […]

Kerber stuns Williams to win Australian Open title

Kerber stuns Williams to win Australian Open title

MELBOURNE, January 30 (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the first German to win a grand slam title since her childhood idol Steffi Graf in 1999 when she upset world number one Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to clinch the Australian Open on Saturday.   The 34-year-old American had been seeking her seventh Melbourne Park title […]

India beat Australia in second T20I to seal series

India beat Australia in second T20I to seal series

Melbourne, January 29 (IANS) India dominated with both bat and ball to beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Friday.   India rode on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to post 184/3 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Australians could only manage […]

54th SASA Wrestling Meet concludes

54th SASA Wrestling Meet concludes

Our Correspondent Kohima | January 29 The two day long 54th Wrestling Meet 2016 of the Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) concluded here this afternoon at Kohima Local Ground. In the free style wrestling, which took place today, Neikho-o Terhukhano emerged as champion in the Under-70 kg category (Men) while Kezevikho Sakhrie was the runner […]

Sania-Martina win Australian Open women’s doubles crown

Sania-Martina win Australian Open women’s doubles crown

Melbourne, January 29 (IANS) Top seeded women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overwhelmed Czech seventh seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win the Australian Open crown here on Friday.   It was the World No.1 doubles team’s 36th consecutive win and third straight Grand Slam victory after winning […]

Visevo is 54th SASA Wrestling champ

Visevo is 54th SASA Wrestling champ

Our Correspondent Kohima | January 28   Visevo Zashümo today emerged as the undisputed champion of the 54th Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) Wrestling Meet held at Kohima Local Ground.   Standing 5.9 feet and weighing 86 kg, the 30 year old from Phesama village was declared champion after his opponent Sahovi John Phinyo from […]

Serena demolishes Radwanska to make final in Australia

Serena demolishes Radwanska to make final in Australia

MELBOURNE, January 28 (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ break from tennis at the end of last year to “just chill” appeared to have done her a world of good as the rejuvenated American bulldozed her way into the Australian Open final on Thursday.   The 34-year-old world number one totally demolished fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in […]

Royal Scotts lift DPL 2016

Royal Scotts lift DPL 2016

Dimapur, January 27 (MExN): In an exciting final, Royal Scotts Cricket Club (Delhi) narrowly defeated Dimapur Royals team by 2 wickets to lift the 5th edition of Dimapur Premier Leaque, 2016, at NCA Stadium on January 26. Dimapur Royals electing to bat first managed to score 92 for the loss of 9 wickets in their […]