• Hyderabad hold Mumbai City to goalless draw
    Bambolim (Goa), January 16 (IANS): Hyderabad FC held Mumbai City to a 0-0 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Saturday. Hyderabad put up a solid performance in defence to restrict Mumbai from establishing their superiority and ended up threatening their table topping opposition a number of times as well. Hyderabad pinned their opponents with their high pressing approach. They were lucky to not concede an early penalty when Raynier Fernandes was fouled after a
  • Thailand Open badminton: Axelsen, Marin through to finals
    Bangkok, January 16 (IANS): Danish fourth seed Viktor Axelsen will face Hong Kong's seventh seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the men's singles final of the Thailand Open badminton on Sunday. In the women's final, world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei will face Spanish Olympic champion and fifth seed Carolina Marin. Axelsen beat Indonesia's Anthony Ginting in the semi-final on Saturday while Angus Ng beat Chinese Taipei second seed Chou Tien Chen. While Axelsen won his ma
  • IPL auction: Feb 4 registration deadline; no player agent allowed
    New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): The Indian cricket board has said that it would deal and communicate directly with the state associations and not with any player agents in case of individual players wishing to register themselves for the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction for the 2021 season. The deadline for franchises to name their retentions from previous season is January 20 whereas the deadline for players without contracts to make online submission for IPL 2021 pla
  • NorthEast, Jamshedpur hope to get back into top 4
    Vasco (Goa), January 16 (IANS): NorthEast United face Jamshedpur FC in their first match since the departure of coach Gerard Nus in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. A recent slump in form has resulted in both clubs falling out of the top four. There's not much separating the two sides at the moment with seventh-placed Jamshedpur being a point above NorthEast after 13 points from 11 games. Jamshedpur will fancy their chances against their oppon
  • Indian fan complains of racism at SCG
    Sydney, January 16 (IANS): Even as authorities at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) are investigating reports from the Indian team that pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racist comments, they have received another complaint from an Indian fan who alleged that a security officer on duty at the SCG told him to "go back to where you belong". Krishna Kumar, who lives in Sydney, has lodged an official complaint saying he was targeted after attemptin
  • Momota resumes training after testing Covid positive
    Tokyo, January 16 (IANS): Kento Momota, the world's top-ranked men's singles badminton player, has resumed training 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19. Japan's state broadcaster NHK said that Momota has returned to practice by himself after being isolated for 10 days. "I want to do my best so that I can come back in great shape," he was quoted as saying, according to Xinhua news. The 26-year-old was confirmed infected in a polymerase chain reaction
  • Imperials to take on Juggernauts in WCC final
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): Imperials and Juggernauts will clash in the final match of the Winter Cricket Challenge (WCC) being held in Wokha.  In the first semi final match on January 14, Imperials defeated KLSU by 9 wickets.  Earlier, KLSU had won the toss against and elected to bat first. They managed to set a score of 49 runs in 20 overs. Imperials were able to reach the target easily assuring their place in the final.  Yanrenthung Ngullie who claimed 6 wick
  • 2nd PSA open penalty shoot-out held
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 15  The Phek Sports’ Association (PSA) today conducted its 2nd edition of open penalty shoot-out tournament 2021 for both men and women at Phek village. Khosapa Venuh, President, Phek District Congress Committee graced the inaugural function as the special guest. In the men’s category, Tehecece Nado (B) emerged the champion and were awarded with Rs. 30,000 sponsored by Krodi Rhetso, commandant 5th NAP Phek. Old Town team ca
  • 4th Test: Spectators call Siraj, Sundar 'bloody grub' at Gabba
    Brisbane, January 15 (IANS): Some spectators at the Gabba on Friday called India bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar "bloody grub" on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia, less than a week after racist abuse allegations directed at the bowler during the third Test in Sydney. A report in Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on Friday quoted a spectator as saying that speedster Siraj was repeatedly abused by vocal spectators in Section 215 and 216 of the stadiu
  • Joe Root scores big ton, helps England gain sizeable lead over SL
    Galle, January 15 (IANS): England captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten 168 as his team ended the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at 320 for four. The visitors are 185 runs ahead of Sri Lanka. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was at the crease on seven with Root. England resumed at the overnight score of 127 for two and lost the wicket of Jonny Bairstow early with the addition of just four runs. Bairstow fell for 47 after adding 114 with his skipper. The wicket provi
  • Arsenal remain in midtable after 0-0 draw with Palace
    London, January 15 (AP): Arsenal's three-match winning streak in the Premier League ended with a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace as the Gunners missed a chance to keep their momentum going and climb up the table. Arsenal remained rooted in 11th place with 24 points, while Palace stayed in 13th with 23 points. We'll take it, Palace winger Eberechi Eze said on Thursday. It's a good point to take. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was under severe pressure before Christ
  • 4th Test: India hang on despite Labuschagne ton on Day 1
    Brisbane, January 15 (IANS): Marnus Labuschagne on Friday once again lived a charmed life as he went on to score a brilliant hundred to help Australia have a slight edge over India on Day One of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba. At Stumps, Australia reached 274/5 after 87 overs, with skipper Tim Paine and Cameron Green remaining unbeaten at 38 and 28 respectively. For the hosts, Labuschagne starred with the bat scoring 108, with the help of nine fours, while Matthew Wa
  • Nagaland beat Sikkim by 100 runs
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): Nagaland defeated Sikkim by 100 runs at the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy on January 15.  Sikkim won the toss and put Nagaland in to bat. Nagaland managed to set a target of 177 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs.  Captain Jonathan Rongsen was their highest scorer with 56 runs, followed by SS Mundhe with 54 runs and Stuart Binny with 30 runs. Hokaito Zhimomi and Chetan Bist also made contributions with 21 and 13 runs respectively. 
  • Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Spanish Super Cup final
    Malaga (Spain), January 15 (IANS): Athletic Club Bilbao shocked Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final and booked a place in Sunday's final against Barcelona. Two goals from Bilbao striker Raul Garcia earned the Basque side a well-deserved win in only their second game under the direction of new coach Marcelino Garcia Toral, reports Xinhua news agency. Real Madrid began brightly with Hazard seeing a shot saved by Unai Simon before he was closed down by the Bilbao
  • Floyd Reifer appointed West Indies U19 head coach
    St John's (Antigua), January 15 (IANS): Floyd Reifer was on Friday named as the new head coach of the West Indies Under-19 team. Reifer, who played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies, will lead the development of the squad as they prepare for the U19 Cricket World Cup to be played in the Caribbean in early 2022. "It is great to be coaching the young players of the West Indies and trying to guide them as we prepare for the World Cup at home. I am excited to h
  • WI's Hayden Walsh Jr. tests positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh
    Dhaka, January 15 (IANS): West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has subsequently been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series in Bangladesh, beginning January 20. Walsh, who is asymptomatic, first returned a negative test result on arrival into Bangladesh on the weekend, and then had a positive return on his test in Dhaka Wednesday. This result was verified by a second positive test on Thursday. No primary contact to the leg-spinne
  • WCC: EYL and Juggernauts qualify for semis
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14 (MExN): The Etsujhuka Youth League (EYLF) and Juggernauts registered win in their respective matches in the ongoing 25th Winter Cricket Challenge (WCC) at local ground, Wokha on January 14.  With these wins, both teams have qualified for the semi finals of the tournament.  In the first match Mavericks 'B' won the toss against Etsujhuka Youth League and elected to bat first. They set a target of 107 runs in 20 overs. EYL displayed an impressiv
  • Promoting Naga Wrestling
    CWA conducts consultative meet to expand horizon of Naga wrestling Our Correspondent Kohima | January 14  The Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA) today conducted a consultative meeting on promotion of Naga wrestling under Chakhesang areas at Mount Sinai Higher Secondary School auditorium, Kohima. Speaking on the occasion, MLA Dr Chotisuh Sazo stressed on the need to strengthen and expand the horizon of Naga wrestling by conducting the tournament at the regional le
  • Mongsenbai wins 27 Mkg Town A/C Football tourney
    Mokokchung, January 14 (MexN): Mongsenbai ward won the first 27 Mokokchung Town Assembly Constituency football tournament by defeating Aongza 2-0.  The tournament, which began on January 11, was held at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex in Mokokchung.  All together, six teams participated in the tournament.  During the closing ceremony, Bendang Walling, President of the Mokokchung region NDPP Youth Organization gave a brief exhortation and Temjenmoa, CEO, Nagaland Min
  • PASO organized the first ever swimming competition
    The Phokhungri Area Sports Organization (PASO) organized the first ever swimming competition held at Shelloi Lake (LUTSAM) hosted by Phokhungri village under Phek district. The one week sports programme saw events in football, volleyball, badminton, athletics etc for both men and women under the theme ‘One Team, One Dream.’ The organizing committee was led by Ashelo, President and Tvusetsu Thuviri, Vice President of the PASO. The swimming competition was graced by Dr Andrew