Sports

  • Nallong (White) FC lifts 15th Jalukie Valley Open Football Trophy
    Jalukie, March 8 (MExN): Nallong (White) FC defeated Jalukie B Youth (A) by a solitary goal in the final match to emerge as the new champions of the 15th Jalukie Valley Open Football Tournament played here at Jalukie ‘B’ local ground.  Playing in front of a fully packed ground on Monday evening, Nallong FC took control of the game as they dominated the match with ball possession. Jalukie B relied on counter attacks in the final match but were unsuccessful. 
  • Kohima Orphanage Destitute Home C wins 1st Super Six Cricket tourney
    Morung Express news  Kohima | March 8  Kohima Orphanage Destitute Home C emerged winners of the 1st Super Six Cricket tourney after beating Silverbacks which was held at Ruzukhrie High School Ground, Kohima.  During the final match, Kohima Orphanage Destitute Home C opted to bat first. Kohima Orphanage Destitute Home C put up a total of 45 runs with Seyievizo and Apa scoring 13 runs each as the top scorers while Sobin of Silverbacks took two wickets and Vishal and
  • ASA to hold 49th meet on March 18
    Kohima, March 8 (MExN): The Angami Sports Association (ASA) is all set to conduct its 49th ASA meet 2021 on March 18 at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this year’s Meet has been reduced to a one-day event consisting of men’s football and women’s volleyball events only. The ASA informed that all SOPs issued by the Government will be strictly and mandatorily followed during the course of the meet. Zhaleo Rio, Advisor, Sericulture, Excise
  • 31st PASA sports meet from today
    Kohima, March 8 (MExN): The Phek Area Sports Association (PASA) is all set to conduct its 31st Sports Meet 2021 cum 1st Naga Style Category Wrestling at Tuzatsu village from March 9 to 12. The inaugural function on March 9 will start from 9:30 am onwards. MLA Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu will grace the inaugural function as the special guest. PASA President Razoukhruyi Dozo will deliver presidential address. The four-day long meet will be marked by field and track events, football, volleyball
  • United end City's record streak, Liverpool lose again
    London, March 8 (IANS) Manchester United ended Manchester City's record breaking 21-game winning run on Sunday when they won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium. A second-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandez and a 50th minute goal from left-back Luke Shaw on Sunday gave United a win that still leaves them 11 points behind their neighbors, but will give them local bragging rights and confidence for the rest of the season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side defended magnificently and were le
  • Djokovic breaks Federer's record for most weeks as world No. 1
    London, March 8 (IANS) Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic on Monday set a record for most weeks at No. 1 in the 48-year history of the ATP rankings. Djokovic entered his 311th week at the top of the rankings, one week longer than Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's record. 18-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic grabbed his ninth Australian Open title last month. Federer had set the record in July 2012, surpassing American Pete Sampras' record of 286 weeks. Djok
  • Tokyo Olympics to be 1st-ever 'gender-balanced' Games: IOC
    Lausanne, March 8 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics, which will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year, will be the first "gender-balanced" Games in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday. "Almost 49 per cent of the athletes participating will be women, according to the IOC quota allocation. These will be the first gender-balanced Games in history. There will be a ground-breaking competition schedule, ensuring equal visibility between wo
  • CSK ink deal with Myntra as jersey sponsor for IPL 2021
    Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Fashion e-commerce giant Myntra on Monday announced its partnership with three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings. As part of the association, Myntra's logo will feature in the front of CSK's jersey during IPL 2021 which is set to start on April 9. "As part of the collaboration at least three star players will be involved in various promotional activities that are aimed at engaging with a collective audience," sai
  • Bagan, NorthEast face off with final at stake
    Margao (Goa), March 8 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United face each other in the second leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday. A late equaliser from Idrissa Sylla had helped NorthEast snatch a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Bagan have had a solid defence throughout the season, having conceded just 15 goals in the league stage. But the team has conceded five goals in the last three games which cost them the ISL League Winners
  • WTT Star Contender: Manika, Sathiyan in 2nd round
    Doha, March 8 (IANS): India's Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Monday went through to the second round of the WTT Star Contender table tennis tournament in Doha. Manika, ranked 63 in women's singles, beat Chinese Taipei's Hsien-Tzy Cheng 3-0. Manika held her own to beat her opponent in straight sets 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. The 2018 Asian Games bronze medallist will face Japanese world No. 3 Mima Ito in her round of 16 match on Tuesday. Meanwhile, world No. 37 Gnana
  • 3rd T20I: Windies beat SL by 3 wickets, win series 2-1
    Antigua, March 8 (IANS): West Indies beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the third T20I to win the three-match series 2-1 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. Fabian Allen smashed three sixes in the second last over of the match to help the West Indies chase down Sri Lanka's 131/4 with an over to spare. Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal scored an unbeaten half century but an 85-run stand between him and Ashen Bandara for the fifth wicket could only get Sri Lanka just past the 130-run-mark. Al
  • Boxam boxing: India finish with 10 medals
    New Delhi, March 8 (IANS): Continuing his splendid run, Manish Kaushik clinched gold as Indian boxers concluded their impressive campaign at the Boxam International Tournament with 10 medals in Castellon, Spain. The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Kaushik, who returned into the ring for the first time after the Asian Olympic Qualifiers held in March last year, beat Denmark's Nikolai Terteryan with a split 3-2 decision in the men's 63kg summit bout. However, the Worl
  • Super Six Cricket tourney: quarter final matches set
    Morung Express news  Kohima | March 7  8 teams entered the quarter finals of the ongoing 1st Super Six Cricket tourney at Ruzukhrie High School Ground, Kohima on March 7.  In the first match of the Quarter final, Youngsters defeated Clarions by 3 wickets and became the first team to qualify for the semis. Opting to bat first, Clarions put up a total of 50. Putouzo of Clarions was the top scorer for the team who scored 28 followed by Dito scoring 6 runs. Robi and A
  • District level indigenous games in Dmp on March 27
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 7 (MExN): The District Sports Officer, Dimapur has informed that district level indigenous games will be held at the MDSC near DC Court on March 27.  The selected events are Tug of War (both men and women), Stilt Bamboo Race (men only), Greased Bamboo Pole Climbing (men only) and Cock Fight (men only). There will be no age limit and any interested person or team can contact the District Sports Officer Dimapur office and participate in the event. For Stilt Bamboo
  • Swiss Open: Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Marin in final
    Basel, March 7 (IANS): Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world No. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament. Sindhu, who came into the final without dropping a game, matched the Spaniard in the opening exchanges of the first game. Marin took a 2-0 lead early on after which Sindhu made it 2-2. However, after 6-6, Marin started putting distance between herself and her oppo
  • Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Punia enters 65 kg final
    Rome, March 7 (IANS): World Championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia will take on Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia in the final of the men's 65 kg freestyle event of the Matteo Pellicone World Ranking Series wrestling on Sunday. The 27-year-old Haryana wrestler had defeated Joseph Christopher of the USA in the semi-final with a 6-3 margin while his quarterfinal victim was Turkey's Selim Kozan whom he defeated 7-0. Rohit is the other Indian in the field. He will face Hamza
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Uttarakhand by 4 wickets
    New Delhi, March 7 (IANS): All-round performances from captain Pradeep Sangwan and Nitish Rana and an unbeaten 95 by Anuj Rawat helped Delhi beat Uttarakhand in a one-off pre-quarter-final in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Sangwan was the highest wicket-taker for Delhi with three scalps as Uttarakhand scored 287/8 before helping Delhi complete the chase with an unbeaten 58 off 49 balls. Delhi ended their run chase on 289/6. Uttarakhand qualified fo
  • IPL to start on April 9, MI face RCB in opener
    New Delhi, March 7 (IANS): The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday. Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season which will be played in Chennai. The matches will be played in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the BCCI said. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the final and the rest of the pl
  • Harmanpreet 5th Indian to play 100 women's ODIs
    Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur on Sunday became the fifth Indian to play in 100 women's ODI matches. Harmanpreet is also the only Indian woman to make 100 appearances in ODI and T20I cricket. Harmanpreet, 31, has scored 2,412 runs in her ODI career at an average of 34.95. She has scored three centuries and 11 half-centuries with her highest score being a blistering 171 not out off 115 balls in the semi-final of the 2017 Women's Word Cup against Australia. She is
  • Barcelona beat Osasuna 2-0, pile pressure on Atletico
    Madrid, March 7 (IANS): FC Barcelona moved to within two points of Atletico Madrid to increase the pressure at the top of La Liga less than 24 hours before Sunday's derby between Atletico and Real Madrid, thanks to a 2-0 win away to Osasuna. Goals from Jordi Alba and Illax Moriba gave Barca a hard-fought win against a rival that caused them lots of problems, especially in the first half in the El Sadar Stadium on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. Osasuna started the