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  • I-League: Antwi brace in Gokulam's comeback 4-3 win over Punjab
    Kolkata, January 14 (IANS): A second half brace from Dennis Antwi helped Gokulam Kerala come from 3-1 down against RoundGlass Punjab and secure a 4-3 win in the I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium on Thursday. Gokulam dominated possession for much of the match but Punjab were clinical in the first half which allowed them to storm ahead. Chencho Gyeltshen scored twice in the 17th and 25th minute to give Punjab a 2-0 lead in the first half. Philip Adjah pulled one back for Gokulam in th
  • Battered, bruised India to take on Australia at bouncy Gabba
    Brisbane, January 14 (IANS): A battered and bruised India will take on Australia in the series decider despite not being sure of their best playing eleven, hours before the fourth Test begins at the bouncy wicket at The Gabba. Ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is racing against time to get fit from his abdominal strain while batsman Hanuma Vihari, who saw India through to a draw in the third Test, is unlikely to play due to hamstring injury. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsm
  • SAI to employ Olympians, Paralympians as coaches & assistant coaches
    New Delhi, January 14 (IANS): The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to employ Olympians and Paralympians as coaches and assistant coaches at its various National Centers of Excellence (NCOEs) in an attempt to recognise the achievements of country's sporting heroes. The employment process, already underway, creates vacancies for 23 assistant coaches and four coaches. Olympians and Paralympians are eligible to apply as assistant coaches and medal winners can directly app
  • 'What Killed Maradona?': Investigative documentary reveals all
    Mumbai, January 14 (IANS) Legendary footballer Diego Maradona rose from a street urchin to a God in the sport's history. But he was never to see out his later years, dying at just 60 years old. The cause of his death was given as heart failure, but what really killed Diego Maradona? The 1986 World Cup-winner died of a heart attack on November 25, less than a month after undergoing a surgery in Buenos Aires to remove a blood clot in his brain. After his untimely death, &#
  • Thailand Open: Saina crashes out, Kidambi pulls out due to injury
    Bangkok, January 14 (IANS): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday crashed out of the ongoing Thailand Open after suffering a hard-fought second round defeat against local Busanan Ongbamrungphan. The 30-year-old Indian lost 23-21, 14-21, 16-21 in a match that lasted for 68 minutes to bow out of the Super 1000 tournament. Saina started the first game well but she squandered some chances and conceded a 9-11 lead at the mid-game break. However, the Olympic bronze-medallist cam
  • Arabians to take on Warriors in Abu Dhabi T10 opener
    Abu Dhabi, January 14 (IANS): Defending champions Maratha Arabians will take on Northern Warriors in the opening match of the fourth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league beginning January 28 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, as per the schedule announced on Thursday. A total of 29 matches will be played in the tournament till February 6. This season there are eight teams divided into two groups. The teams will play three matches each in the group stage before heading into the Su
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Azharuddeen's 2nd-fastest ton in Kerala win
    New Delhi, January 14 (IANS): Opener Mohammed Azharuddeen cracked the second-fastest T20 century -- 100 off 37 balls -- to help Kerala maul host Mumbai by eight wickets in an Elite E match of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday. Although Azharuddeen missed by a mere five balls the record of Rishabh Pant, his effort was the joint-third-fastest century by an Indian. Chasing Mumbai's 196 for seven wickets in 20 overs, Kerala made 201 for the loss of just two wickets in jus
  • Goncalves brace helps Chennaiyin beat Odisha 2-1 in ISL
    Bambolim (Goa), January 13 (IANS): Chennaiyin FC managed to get past Odisha FC in the second match between the two sides in four days with a 2-1 win in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Wednesday. Portuguese forward Esmael Goncalves scored a brace in the first half and Diego Mauricio's screamer in the second was not enough for Odisha to claw their way back at the GMC Stadium. Goncalves had the chance to put his team ahead in the fifth minute when he got in behind the Odisha de
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Nagaland score emphatic win over Arunachal
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 13 The Nagaland cricket team got off to a winning start at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy defeating Arunachal Pradesh by 9 wickets on January 13. After winning the toss at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground, Chennai on Wednesday, Arunachal Pradesh elected to bat first. The Arunachal team led by skipper Neelam Obi managed to amass 145 runs in 20 overs with a fall of 7 wickets at the end of the innings. In reply, Nagaland’s skipp
  • Rahi beats Manu, Chinki in women's 25m pistol
    New Delhi, January 13 (IANS): Asian Games champion and 2020 Olympic quota holder Rahi Sarnobat held off a formidable field to win the T12 women's 25 metre pistol trials event at the Karni Singh Shooting range here on Wednesday. With a score of 36 out of a possible 50 in the finals, Maharashtra's Rahi outgunned fellow Tokyo quota holders Manu Bhaker and Chinki Yadav, besides senior women's sports pistol shooters and India internationals Annu Raj Singh and Anisa Sayyed. Am
  • AITA women's tennis: Pooja stuns top seed Aarthi, enters quarters
    Bengaluru, January 13 (IANS): Maharashtra's Ingale Pooja stunned top seed Aarthi Muniyan of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and marched into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Rs.2 lakh prize money AITA men's and women's tennis tournament here on Wednesday. In a pre-quarterfinal match, Pooja came back strongly after losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. In another upset, Telangana's Sanjana Sirimalla showed enough resilience to show fourth seed Chilakalapud
  • Thailand Open: Saina, Srikanth ease into 2nd round, Prannoy out
    Bangkok, January 13 (IANS): Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth cruised into the second round of Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament on Wednesday. While Saina will face Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Srikanth faces Malaysia's Lee Zii Jial, who beat India's HS Prannoy in the final match of the day. Saina registered a 21-15, 21-15 win over Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray while Srikanth beat compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12, 21-11
  • Goa looking to close gap on top in match against Jamshedpur
    Margao (Goa), January 13 (IANS): FC Goa may be third on the table at the halfway mark of the Indian Super League (ISL) season but they are 10 points behind leaders Mumbai City FC. They will be looking to close down that gap when they take on Jamshedpur FC at the Fatorda Stadium on Thursday. Goa finished top of the table last season but have struggled to get desired results despite dominating possession in most of their games. Ferrando's men conceded the first goal in eight out o
  • Daruvala to drive for first all-Indian team at Asian F3 C'ship
    Mumbai, January 13 (IANS): Formula 2 driver Jehan Daruvala and British Formula 3 runner-up Kush Maini will be part of the Mumbai Falcons who will compete in the F3 Asian Championship, that starts on January 29 in Dubai. The Falcons are the first Indian team to compete in the championship. Former F2 and GT1 racer Armaan Ebrahim is the team principal and eight-time national champion Rayomand Banajee will be their strategy and communications head. "Our goal is to take Indian Mo
  • Thailand Open: Kashyap retires mid-game after Chirag-Satwik Win
    Bangkok, January 13 (IANS): Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday made an exit from the ongoing Thailand Open after he retired in the third game of his first-round clash against Canada's Anthony Ho-Shue. After losing the first game 9-21, Kashyap made a comeback in the second game to clinch it 21-13. The third set saw Ho-Shue lead 14-8, but the Indian shuttler decided to retire and as a result, the Canadian progressed to the second round. Earlier in the day, the mixed
  • Hockey India, Odisha govt aim to host a memorable 2023 WC
    New Delhi, January 13 (IANS): With exactly two years to go, Hockey India and the Odisha government are gearing up to host the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. In 2023, India will host the competition for a record fourth time since its inception in 1971. The tournament is slated to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29, 2023. When India hosted the 14th edition of the World Cup in 2018, all the matches of the competition were held at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in B
  • 4th Test: After epic fightback, it's time to regroup for Team India
    Brisbane, January 13 (IANS): After showing an "epic" fightback in Sydney to draw the third Test against Australia, Team India on Wednesday began their preparations for the fourth and final match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy scheduled to begin from Friday at the Gabba. The official Twitter handle of BCCI posted a series of pictures in which bowling coach Bharat Arun was seen sharing game plans with fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur. In another picture,
  • Arsenal defender Rob Holding signs new contract until 2024
    London, January 13 (IANS): Defender Rob Holding has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, which will see him at the club until 2024 with an option for a further year. Since joining the club from Bolton Wanderers in July 2016, the centre-back has made 96 first-team appearances, winning two FA Cups along the way. The highlight of Rob's first season was a superb performance in the 2017 FA Cup final, with his commanding display alongside Per Mertesacker ensuring Arsenal won
  • Indigenous games enliven Poang Lüm celebrations
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 12 Traditional and indigenous games enlivened the Poang Lüm cum Mini Hornbill Festival 2021 celebrations here today at Loyem Memorial Ground, Tuensang. Under the theme “Qui-Qui” (Highly Exalted), the festival was celebrated under the aegis of the Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS). After the inaugural programme a marathon of traditional games were played where Chang apex bodies, Poang Lüm committee members, Deputy Comm
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Nagaland to face Arunachal Pradesh today
    First match against Chandigarh abandoned on January 11 Morung Express News Dimapur | January 12 The much anticipated face off between Nagaland and Chandigarh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 on January 11 had to be abandoned as heavy showers rendered the ground conditions unfit for the match. The Plate group match of the Trophy was supposed to be played at the Guru Nanak College Ground, Chennai on January 11. Speaking to The Morung Express, Nagaland Cricket Association