Sports

  • 47th EBC annual sports week begins
    Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): The Eastern Bible College Dimapur began its annual sports week on February 16 at the College Ground, under the theme ‘Play with Common Hope, 1 Corinthians 9:24’.   A press release from Khonzan, Sport Secretary, in-charge, Games and Sports, informed that Rev Dr T N Lotha Jr, Principal of the College was the speaker at the opening ceremony.  He pointed out that learning without co-curricular activities is incomplete.  One must
  • 1st Champions Trophy: BSCT, Flying Rabbits & Diphupar CC register wins 
    Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): BSCT, Flying Rabbits & Diphupar CC won their respective matches on February 16 at the 1st Champions Trophy T-20 Cricket Tournament at Local Ground Chümoukedima Town. In the first match, BSCT defeated Climax by 5 wickets. Winning the toss, Climax decided to bat first and set a target of 133 losing 9 wickets in 19 overs. BSCT chased the target in 18 overs losing 7 wickets. Dip was declared man of match for taking 5 wickets and scoring 17 runs.
  • NSCA elects new office bearers
    Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): The Nagaland Sport Climbing Association (NSCA) elected its new office bearers during a meeting held on February 16 at Hotel Nagi in Dimapur.  According to a press release from the NSCA Media and Publicity Secretary Bendangliba Lkr, the new team will be led by Aketo Ayemi as President, Neitho Taccu as Vice President and Myan Ngullie as General Secretary. Khrieketoulie Kintso was elected as Treasurer and Bendangliba Lkr as Media and Publicity Secretar
  • Aus Open: Williams beats Halep, faces Osaka in semi-finals
    Melbourne, February 16 (IANS): American 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Tuesday reached the semi-final of the 2021 Australian Open after beating Romanian world No.2 Simona Halep in straight sets at the Rod Laver Arena. Williams beat Halep 6-3, 6-3 to set up a semi-final clash against Japanese third seed Naomi Osaka. This is Williams's 40th Grand Slam semi-final as she looks to equal Margaret Court's record haul of 24 career victories in majors. It is also the
  • Axar Patel 6th Indian spinner to bag 5-wicket haul on Test debut
    Chennai, February 16 (IANS): Left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Tuesday became the sixth Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test match. The 20-year-old bowler bagged five for 60 runs -- 21-5-60-5 -- to play a lead role in India's 317-run win over England in the second Test at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here. The most recent player to do so was off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who, on his Test debut, against the West Indies in New Delhi in 2011-12 captured six f
  • 2nd Test: India roar to 317-run win vs England, level series 1-1
    Chennai, February 16 (IANS):  Debutant left-arm spinner Axar Patel's five-wicket haul in England's second innings -- coupled with Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round performance -- made India's job easy as they registered a commanding 317-run win in the second Test on Tuesday, and level the four-match series 1-1. The win takes India to the second spot on the World Test Championship points table. India need one more win in this series to seal a spot in the final that
  • BBPB khilao badminton tournament in Mokokchung culminates 
    Mokokchung, February 16 (MExN): A two-day event of badminton under the banner of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Beti (BBPB) khilao badminton tournament for girls and women at Mokokchung concluded on February 12.  The tournament organized by the District Administration & DLCW- MSK (BBBP) Mokokchung district and co-hosted by Mokokchung District Badminton Association started on February 11. In the closing programme, a DIPR report stated that ADC Mokokchung Shashank Pratap Singh IA
  • Osaka advances to Australian Open semis by beating Hsieh
    Melbourne, February 16 (AP): Naomi Osaka advanced Tuesday to a potential semifinal showdown against Serena Williams at the Australian Open. Osaka earned her 19th victory in a row by overpowering Hsieh Su-wei 6-2, 6-2, and will next meet the winner of the quarterfinal match Tuesday night between Williams and No. 2-seeded Simona Halep. "Normally I never look at my draw, Osaka said. "But everyone has told me about my draw here, so I kind of had no choice but to know who my
  • TASA meet Day 6 results
    Women basket ball final Kutsapo vs Khuza Winner: Khuza   Women’s volleyball final Kutsapo vs Khuza Winner: Kutsapo   Men’s volleyball semi finals Chepoketa vs Khuza Winner: Khuza K Khuno vs Tehephu Winner: Tehephu   Men’s basketball semi final Tehephu vs Kizari Winner: Tehephu   Men’s football semi finals Tehephu vs K.khuno Winner: K Khuno (7-1) Chepoketa vs Kizari Winner: Chepoketa (2-0)
  • Champions Trophy T-20
    Wins for Silver Machete, United XI and Police Baptist Church Chümoukedima DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 15 (MExN): Silver Machete, United XI and Police Baptist Church Chümoukedima won their respective matches in today’s three matches of the 1st Champions Trophy T-20 Cricket Tournament oganised by Nagamese Baptist Fellowship (NBF) Sports Ministry Chümoukedima Village. In the 1st match, Silver machete CC defeated Sunrisers by 5 wickets. Sunrisers won the toss and elected t
  • Meet Nagaland's self-taught leggie seeking IPL riches
    New Delhi, February 15 (PTI): Watching highlights of Shane Warne's magical spells was all that 16-year-old Nagaland leg-spinner Khrievitso Kense got in terms of formative coaching and the 'carefree' teenager is now gearing up to make the big league and also earn some big bucks at the IPL players' auction on February 18. Fifth among seven siblings, the carpenter's son from Sovima village near Dimapur, Kense says he became a cricketer all by himself and honed his s
  • Australian Open: Nadal gets past Fognini to enter quarters
    Melbourne, February 15 (IANS): World number two Rafael Nadal on Monday entered the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 13th time after getting past Fabio Fognini in their fourth round contest. Nadal, the 2009 champion, registered a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over the Italian No. 16 seed in two hours and 16 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena. "When you go on court against Fabio, you worry," said Nadal after the match as per the ATP Tour website. "There can always be proble
  • 2nd Test: Ashwin's 106 helps India set 482-run target for England
    Chennai, February 15 (IANS): Star all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday scored his fifth Test century to help India set a mammoth 482-run target for England on Day Three of the second Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Ashwin scored 106 runs off 148 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six as India's second innings came to an end at 286 in the post-tea session. Mohammad Siraj remained unbeaten on 16, and added 49 runs for the final wicket with Ashwin who was the last
  • Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech sets new world 5km record
    Monaco, February 15 (IANS): Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya has set a new 5km road world record, completing the Monaco Run in 14 minutes and 43 seconds. Sunday's performance by Chepkoech bettered the previous record in a mixed gender race of 14:48 set by Caroline Kipkirui in 2018, and is also one second faster than Sifan Hassan's 14:44 record for a women's-only race, until this morning the fastest time ever produced over the distance since the 5km was introduced as a world r
  • Serie A: Inter Milan moves top after beating Lazio
    Rome, February 15 (IANS): Romelu Lukaku took the center-stage at the San Siro as the Belgian scored two and set up another, helping Inter Milan conquer Lazio 3-1 to leapfrog AC Milan, into the top place of Serie A. Both sides were in sharp form on Sunday as a win would secure Inter the top place while Lazio was coming off six consecutive Serie A victories, reports Xinhua news agency. Inter players wore a special edition jersey with their names in Chinese characters to celebrate t
  • Yuvraj Singh booked for 'casteist slur'
    Chandigarh, February 15 (IANS): Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been booked by Haryana Police in an eight-month-old complaint of making a "casteist slur" against Yuzvendra Chahal, officials said on Monday. A complaint was lodged against Yuvraj by Hisar-based Dalit activist Rajan Kalsan in June last year for allegedly using the "casteist slur". He had alleged the comments of Yuvraj, made during an Instagram live session with Rohit Sharma in April last yea
  • Australian Open: Nadal gets past Fognini to enter quarters
    Melbourne, February 15 (IANS): World number two Rafael Nadal on Monday entered the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 13th time after getting past Fabio Fognini in their fourth round contest. Nadal, the 2009 champion, registered a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over the Italian No. 16 seed in two hours and 16 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena. "When you go on court against Fabio, you worry," said Nadal after the match as per the ATP Tour website. "There can always be proble
  • SASA announces new team
    Phek, February 14 (MExN): The Sekrüzu Area Sports Association (SASA) announced its new team of executives for the tenure 2021-25. The new team will be led by Thepuciyi Nyekha as President; Vice President - Khokuto Sapu; General Secretary - Vezota Phesao; Assistant General Secretary - Veküduyi Shijo; Finance Secretary - Küshongoyi Vadeo; Game & Sports Secretary - Vetsüzo Sapu;  Assistant Games &  Sports Secretary - Vethikho Swuro; Women co-ordinator
  • 49th CASA sports meet from today
    Phek, February 14 (MExN): The weeklong 49th session of Chozuba Area Sports Association (CASA) will start from February 15 at Chozuba town under Phek district. It will be hosted by Riinguzu Nasa Youth Association. The opening ceremony will start from 8:30 AM onwards. The tournament flag will be unfurled by Rev Thepupa Swuro, Senior Pastor Chozuba Village Baptist Church. CASA President Vedüto Shijoh will deliver presidential address while oath taking will be led by CASA Assistant
  • NorthEast go third with 3-1 win over Odisha
    Vasco (Goa), February 14 (IANS): A dominant NorthEast United beat Odisha FC 3-1 to get into the driver's seat in the race for the playoff spots in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday. With Hyderabad and FC Goa, NorthEast's main rivals for a top four slot, dropping points, Khalid Jamil's side jumped to third on the league standings. Goals from Luis Machado and Deshorn Brown moved NorthEast two points clear of both Hyderabad and Goa. With the latter two teams taking on