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  • Lt G Rio Memorial U-19 Trophy
    Wins for Dimapur and Kohima teams DIMAPUR, JANUARY 18 (MExN): Dimapur and Kohima won their respective matches at the 1st Late G Rio Memorial U-19 (Boys) inter district tournament on January 18.  In the first match of the day, Dimapur beat Mokokchung by 107 runs.  Mokokchung won the toss and elected to field first. Dimapur managed to score 186 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 25 overs. In response Mokokchung could only muster 79 runs before being bowled out in 19.2 o
  • Unity Cup: United XI & Viking Sports Club win
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 18 (MExN): United XI and Vikings Sports Club won their respective matches in the 6th Unity Cup on January 18.  United XI defeated Gorkha XI by 28 runs in the first match of the day, which was graced by Manoj Shrestha, President of Chümoukedima Gorkha Youth as the match patron. Batting first, United XI scored 119 runs in 20 overs. Katohang was the highest scorer with 23 runs.  Chasing the target, Gorkha XI CC fell short of 29 runs and were bowled
  • Open football & volley tourney kicks off at Kebai-Khelma
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 18 (MExN): The 4th open football and volley tournament of the Kebai-Khelma area in Peren district commenced at Ikiesingram village on January 18. Iteigong Kauring, PS to Advisor for Water Resources, Namri Nchang was the special guest for the inaugural event.   The tournament is being organised by the Ikiesingram Village Youth Club and will conclude on January 20. Altogether 38 teams, both men and women, will be vying for the championship. Speaking on the in
  • England beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 1st test
    Galle, January 18 (AP): Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence held their nerve in a 62-run unbroken stand to guide England to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Monday on the fifth and final morning of the series-opening test. England ensured it didn't have any more hiccups in erasing the remaining 36 required on the last day after Sri Lanka had set up a tricky 74-run target on a turning wicket. England had slumped to 14-3 late on the fourth evening, included a crucial run-out of
  • Cracks on Gabba strip will play on batsman's mind, feels Siraj
    Brisbane, January 18 (PTI): An emotional Mohammed Siraj struggled to describe his maiden five-wicket haul in words but sounded a word of caution about the cracks on the Gabba surface creating confusion in the Indian batsmen's minds on the final day of fourth Test. Playing in his maiden Test series, Siraj grabbed 5 for 73 in the Australian second innings on Monday. He believed that there are a few spots on the surface, from where the ball might rear up awkwardly when his team
  • Fourth Test: Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win
    Brisbane, January 18 (PTI): Chasing 328 to win, India were four for no loss in their second innings when rain forced an early stumps on day four of the fourth Test against Australia here on Monday. India had dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings to set themselves a target of 328 but the last session couldn't be completed as rain played spoilsport. At stumps, Rohit Sharma (4) and Shubman Gill (0) were at the crease with India still needing 324 when rain caused th
  • 10 years since Bhaichung Bhutia played his last match for India
    Doha, January 18 (IANS): Only a handful of people would have guessed that Bhaichung Bhutia was playing his last game in India colours when he came on as a second-half substitute against Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. After missing out on the first two games against Australia and Bahrain with an injury, the skipper came on to the pitch to save a failing India. However, his efforts went in vain. The Indian team was battered 4-1. And that marked the end of the glori
  • 'Niti Aayog must include rummy, skill games in draft policy'
    Panaji, January 18 (IANS): Niti Aayog's guidelines for fantasy sports should cover the entire gamut of online skill-based games, including rummy, which accounts for 50 per cent of the overall industry revenues, a stakeholder body, The Online Rummy Federation (TORF) has suggested. The federation has written to the Niti Aayog that the Indian skill game industry is suffering from varying and inconsistent laws enacted by state governments and standardisation of norms and regulations
  • Dungdung's hat-trick helps India junior eves beat Chile
    Santiago (Chile), January 18 (IANS): Beauty Dungdung scored a brilliant hat-trick as the Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile 5-3 to complete a highly successful return to the sport at the Prince of Wales Country Club. On a day which also saw the Indian senior women's hockey team in action in the earlier push-back, the Indian junior eves on Sunday were involved in a high-scoring encounter with Beauty Dungdung (29', 38', 52'), Lalrindiki (14') and
  • Have no words to describe this: Siraj after his maiden fifer
    Brisbane, January 18 (IANS): Right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj, who on Monday picked five wickets for 73 to become only the fifth Indian bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in a Test at The Gabba, has shown remarkable level of fitness throughout the four-match rubber against Australia. Siraj has bowled 134.1 overs, the most by an Indian bowler in the current series which saw the entire frontline attack get benched due to injuries before the fourth and final Test even began. He has ended
  • Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career
    Seville, January 18 (IANS): Star striker Lionel Messi was handed his first-ever red card of his Barcelona career during their 2-3 defeat against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final. The incident happened in extra time of Sunday's game when Messi was handed the red card for violent conduct against Athletic forward Asier Villalibre, reports goal.com. It was the first red card the Argentine has ever received as a Barcelona player, coming in his 753rd appearance for the
  • Nagaland beats Mizoram by 77 runs
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 17 (MExN): Nagaland continued their perfect streak at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy beating Mizoram by 77 runs on January 17.  Nagaland elected to bat first and set a target of 179 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.  Skipper Jonathan Rongsen has been the key player for Nagaland throughout the tournament and excelled today as well scoring 51 runs.  Meanwhile SS Mundhe scored a knock of 32 runs, with contributions from Chetan Bist (30 r
  • NorthEast end seven-game winless run with 2-1 win over Jamshedpur
    Vasco (Goa), January 17 (IANS): NorthEast United got off to a good start under new head coach Khalid Jamil with a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. This is NorthEast's first win seven games. Ashutosh Mehta scored his first ISL goal in the 36th minute to put NorthEast ahead. This was also Mehta's first goal in any league match since he scored for Aizawl under Jamil against Mohun Bagan in the 2016/17 I-League season. Substitute Deshorn Bro
  • East Bengal, Chennaiyin searching for wins
    Margao (Goa), January 17 (IANS): Both Chennaiyin and East Bengal have proven themselves to be tough teams to beat thus far in the Indian Super League (ISL). However, wins have been difficult to come by for both teams and they would be hoping to come on top when they face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday. Chennaiyin have lost just one of their last seven matches. The two-time champions, however, have had five draws in their last 11 games, on par with East Bengal. Only Nort
  • 4th Test: Thakur-Sundar rearguard keeps India in the game
    Brisbane, January 17 (IANS): A brilliant batting partnership between Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday made sure India remained in the game after the end of Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. Thakur and Sundar shared a 123-run partnership for the seventh wicket which helped India concede a lead of just 33, which at one stage looked like to be in excess of 150. India got bundled out for 336 in their first innings, riding on brillian
  • Govt decides to name upcoming SAI facilities after sportspersons
    New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): The sports ministry has decided to name all upcoming and upgraded sporting facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), after renowned athletes, who have contributed to sports in India. In the first leg, the newly built air-conditioned wrestling hall and the learners swimming pool in the National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Lucknow, the 100-bedded hostel in NCOE Bhopal, the multipurpose hall and girls' hostel in NCOE Sonepat, as well as the
  • PV Sindhu: I have learnt a lot more from my losses
    New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): World badminton champion PV Sindhu was disappointed when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, but she utilised the free time to work on rectifying her mistakes. The ace Indian shuttler recently returned to the court at the Thailand Open but crashed out in the first round. Sindhu says losses remind her of the need to come back stronger the next time. "I learnt a lot last year. The first thing was patience, because we had no tournaments for a
  • Wokha: Juggernauts edge Imperials to lift 25th WCC trophy
    Wokha, January 16 (MExN): Defending champions Juggernauts emerged as winners of the 25th edition of the Winter Cricket Challenge (WCC) played at local ground, Wokha on January 16.  In the final match, Imperials won the toss and elected to bat first. Abemo Kikon of Imperials displayed an amazing batting performance and scored 52 runs in 60 balls and Imperials knocked up a target of 100 runs at 5 RPO in 20 overs.  Juggernauts were able to chase the target in 17 overs and
  • 6th edition of Unity Cup underway
    Dimapur, January 16 (MExN): The 6th Unity Cup T-20 cricket tournament, organized by Nepali Baptist Church (NBC) Chümoukedima sports ministry, kicked off in Chümoukedima on January 16 under the theme ‘Solidarity for Peace’. With 25 teams in participation, the tournament will be held from January 16 to February 3 at Chümoukedima Local ground. Sanam Rana PT, Senior Physiotherapist (CISHR) was the special guest at the opening ceremony. In his address, Rana
  • CVA emerged as the champion of the 3rd Supongmeren Memorial Volleyball Trophy 2021
    Changtongya Volleyball Association (CVA) emerged as the champion of the 3rd Supongmeren Memorial Volleyball Trophy 2021 after beating Clark Memorial Club (CMC), Molungkimong in the final match on January 15. CVA prevailed over CMC in the deciding fifth set after both teams won two each. A total of 16 teams participated in the event held in Molungkimong from January 14-15. CVA’s Bendangtemsu was adjudged the Best Spiker, while CMC’s T Gogoi was named the ‘Best Setter.&