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  • Hardik Pandya targets World Cups to return as bowler
    New Delhi, November 27 (IANS): India's ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Friday said that he was focussing and preparing himself to play purely as a batsman till he gets match-ready to bowl. The younger of the two Pandya brothers had a back injury in 2019 and
  • A kid sitting on the shoulders of a man holds a poster of Maradona in front of the Casa Rosada presidential palace, as people gather to mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
    'Adios Diego': Maradona buried as world mourns flawed soccer great
    BUENOS AIRES, November 27 (Reuters) - Argentina's Diego Maradona, one of the world's greatest ever soccer players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy. The death of Maradona at the
  • Cricket - First One Day International - Australia v India - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia - November 27, 2020  India's Virat Kohli and Australia's Aaron Finch after the match   REUTERS/Loren Elliott
    Smith, Finch hit tons as Australia beat India in tour opener
    SYDNEY, November 27 (Reuters) - Steve Smith and Aaron Finch led the way with centuries as Australia opened their home summer with a one-day victory over India by 66 runs on Friday in the first men's international played in front of a crowd since March.
  • ISL: Bhutia, Barretto can't wait for 'bigger' Kolkata derby
    Panaji, November 27 (IANS): ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal will square off at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Friday, for the Indian Super League's first-ever Kolkata derby. And Bhaichung Bhutia believes that in the ISL, the Kolkata derby will be bigge
  • Ferguson, Neesham star as New Zealand beat West Indies in 1st T20I
    Auckland, November 27 (IANS): Incredible performances from pacer Lockie Ferguson and all-rounder James Neesham helped New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets, via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method, in the first T20I at the Eden Park on Friday. In a rail-curtaile
  • Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Toby Melville
    Grand Slam box ticked, Thiem targets Tokyo podium
    November 27 (Reuters) - Having fulfilled his dream of joining the Grand Slam winners club by taking the U.S. Open title this year, Austrian Dominic Thiem is setting out his goals for 2021 and hopes to be standing on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-
  • Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 20, 2020 - Fans pose with an Australian Open logo. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
    Players can train in Australian Open quarantine, ATP Cup cancelled - report
    MELBOURNE, November 27 (Reuters) - Tennis Australia (TA) has been granted permission by the Victoria state government to allow players to train during their 14-day quarantine ahead of the Australian Open, local media reported on Friday. Organisers have been in l
  • Soccer Football - Europa League - Group B - Molde v Arsenal - Molde Stadium, Molde, Norway - November 26, 2020 Arsenal's Reiss Nelson scores their second goal NTB via REUTERS/Svein Ove EkornesvÅ“g
    Arsenal and Hoffenheim qualify, emotional win for Napoli
    November 27 (Reuters) - Arsenal's record signing Nicolas Pepe got back in manager Mikel Arteta's good books with the opening goal in his club's 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday that sealed his side's place in the Europa League knockout stages with two g
  • People gather to mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona, outside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 25. (Reuters Photo)
    ‘Ciao Diego’: Fans in Nagaland bid farewell to Maradona
    Rebecca K Kits Dimapur | November 26 FIFA World Cup in the 80s and 90s was a time when almost half the locality would crowd at the house of the lone television owner in the colony. The young and old alike would cheer for their respective teams. One name that
  • CWA mourns wrestler’s demise
    Kohima, November 26 (MExN): The Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA) on Thursday expressed sadness at the demise of its member and former wrestler Vedu-o Khusoh, who breathed his last on November 25 at Bethel Hospital, Kohima. According to a condolence note jo
  • Naga Rising Star Football Academy to provide free coaching
    Dimapur, November 26 (MExN): The Naga Rising Star Football Academy will be organizing a free winter coaching for under-15 years boys from December 7 onwards. Boys enrolling for the free coaching will also be eligible for the coaching in January 2021, the organiz
  • Champions Rush Hour FC with match officials.
    Rush Hour is KSU Futsal champion 2020
    Kohima, November 26 (MExN): The Kiruphema Students' Union today organised a Futsal and Penalty shootout tournament under the theme 'Kharu Puo Rübei' at Kiruphema. Rush Hour FC emerged as the winner of the KSU Futsal championship 2020 via tie bre
  • Winter Snooker Open Challenge from December
    Kohima, November 26 (MExN): The Cue Association of Nagaland (CAN) will be organising Winter Snooker Open Challenge from December 9 to 12 at Baulk Line Club and Club Area 51 in Kohima. The champion will earn a cash prize of Rs 60, 000 while runner up will receive
  • A worker arranges the front pages of Spanish newspapers paying tribute to late soccer legend Diego Maradona at Las Ramblas, in Barcelona, Spain November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
    'God is dead': newspapers pay tribute to Argentina great Maradona
    November 26 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona's death dominated the front and back pages of newspapers as the world bid farewell to the 'god of football', with his renowned "Hand of God" quote featuring prominently. Maradona died after suffering a
  • Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Lorient v Olympique de Marseille - Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France - October 24, 2020 Olympique de Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas reacts REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
    FIFA should retire No. 10 shirt after Maradona death: Villas-Boas
    November 26 (Reuters) - Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. Maradona was regarded as one of the


  • Russia agrees to produce coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in India
    MOSCOW, November 27 (Reuters) - Russia's sovereign wealth fund and Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero have agreed to produce over 100 million doses per year in India of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, according to a statement on the Sputnik V Twitter account on Friday. Het
  • Pneumonia vaccine may reduce impact of Covid-19: Study
    SYDNEY, NOVEMBER 26 (IANS): Pneumonia vaccines can potentially reduce the impact of viruses such as Covid-19, said researchers, adding that it has reduced illness and death in patients with pneumonia, serious lung conditions and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and
  • High BP in midlife is linked to increased brain damage: Study
    LONDON, NOVEMBER 26 (IANS): Researchers have revealed that higher than normal blood pressure (BP) is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, suggesting that it is important to control blood pressure long-term. The study, published in the journal European Heart Journal, fou
  • Adults, children must move more to stay fit in pandemic era - WHO
    GENEVA, November 26 (Reuters) - All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the COVID-19 era, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in its first guidance in a decade. It recomme
  • No benefit seen from plasma treatment in severe COVID-19; virus may hurt male fertility
    November 26 (Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Plasma treatment shows no benefit in severe COVID-19 Blood plasma from COVID


  • Pele vs Maradona: A rivalry that found peace in bitterness
    New Delhi, November 27 (IANS): On October 1, 1977, Brazilian football superstar Pele was handed the microphone to address the crowd ahead of a friendly between New York Cosmos, the team he had played with for over two years, and his beloved Santos, where his career started and reached dizz
  • Maradona & Messi: Two symbolic extremes of a football superstar
    NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 (IANS): A glance at the statistics and some hard facts would show that as far as their individual careers are concerned, Lionel Messi has eclipsed his legendary former Argentina coach Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday. At the international level, 33-yea
  • One key conspirator of 26/11 attacks still missing
    NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 (IANS): Twelve years after the Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed and over 300 wounded, one of the key conspirators along with David Coleman Headley and Tawahhur Hussain Rana, is still missing. A Pakistani national from Lahore, Sajid Mir, who we
  • Maradona goes off to shake the Hand of God (Obituary)
    New Delhi, November 25 (IANS): Widely rated as the greatest footballer of all time, there was no stopping Diego Maradona's aura from reaching levels of divinity wherever he went, with or without the ball on his feet. His murals, most of which show him with a halo behind or over his hea
  • To reopen or not to reopen: That is the fraught question for U.S. schools
    By Kristina Cooke, Benjamin Lesser and M.B. Pell November 25 (Reuters) - After a two-week deluge of calls and messages from parents - and at least one death threat - the school board in Chandler, Arizona, called a special meeting this fall. The board would revisit its decision, promp