Sports

  • 12th Open Naga Wrestling: Forms submission extended
    Kohima, March 1 (MExN): The Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) today informed that the submission of entries for 12th Open Naga Wrestling 2019, scheduled on March 7 at Khuochiezuo, have been extended till March 4.  The deadline was extended following requests from several quarters, said NWA  General Secretary, Vekhozo in a press statement. Wrestlers can submit their forms either in person to NWA Office AMK Building, Room-18, near NSF office on or before 12 noon on
  • Football trails for upcoming talents underway in Kohima
    The upcoming budding footballers during the trail on Friday at IG Stadium, Kohima.    Kohima, March 1 (MExN): Sudeva Residential Football School is currently conducting selection trails for U-13, U-15 and U-18 in Kohima at IG Stadium.  On March 1, 84 upcoming footballers below the age of 18 turned up for the football trails. Anuj Gupta co-owner of the academy stated the event saw some ‘great untouched football talents’ even though the turn up was low,
  • 35th PDSA meet: CAGSA leads medal tally
    Kohima, February 28 (MExN): Chokri Area Games & Sports Association (CAGSA) is leading the medal tally with 16 so far at the ongoing 35th meet of Phek District Sports Association (PDSA) at Chizami. As on February 28, CAGSA secured 3 Gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze. Phek Area Sports Association in on second list with 12 medals (7 Gold and 5 Bronze). Chozuba Area Sports Association on third list with 11 medals (5 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 bronze). Centre Chakhesang Sports Associati
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Kerala thump Nagaland by 10 wickets
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): Fifties from openers Vishnu Vinod and Rohan Kunnummal fired Kerala to a thumping 10-wicket win over Nagaland in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Group A round 6 clash on Thursday, reported cricketcountry.com After keeping Nagaland to 103/8 in Vijayawada, Kerala sailed to their fourth win of the season overhauling the target in 12.2 overs. Vinod struck four fours and three sixes to remain unbeaten on 53 while Kunnumal belted eight fours in his 36-ball 51,*
  • 35th PDSA meet: CAGSA leads medal tally
    Football match in progress at the ongoing PDSA meet at Chizami on February 28.      Kohima, February 28 (MExN): Chokri Area Games & Sports Association (CAGSA) is leading the medal tally with 16 so far at the ongoing 35th meet of Phek District Sports Association (PDSA) at Chizami. As on February 28, CAGSA secured 3 Gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze. Phek Area Sports Association in on second list with 12 medals (7 Gold and 5 Bronze). Chozuba Area Sports
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Kerala thump Nagaland by 10 wickets
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): Fifties from openers Vishnu Vinod and Rohan Kunnummal fired Kerala to a thumping 10-wicket win over Nagaland in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Group A round 6 clash on Thursday, reported cricketcountry.com After keeping Nagaland to 103/8 in Vijayawada, Kerala sailed to their fourth win of the season overhauling the target in 12.2 overs. Vinod struck four fours and three sixes to remain unbeaten on 53 while Kunnumal belted eight fours in his 36-ball 51
  • Passion for sports ignited at Tuli
    LKM’s meet witnesses enthusiastic fan support Moa Jamir Tuli | January 16   With enthusiastic responses from the village teams, the 31st edition of LKM’s Sports Meet saw events played and witnessed with great passion and varying emotions from both players and spectators.   [caption id="attachment_177209" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A child perched on his father’s shoulder watching an ongoing volleyball match.[/captio
  • Clips beat Cavaliers for 11th straight win
    Los Angeles Clippers's Blake Griffin, center, drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers's Spencer Hawes, left, and Tristan Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo) LOS ANGELES, March 17 (AP): Blake Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he’s only getting better with age. The Los Angeles Clippers’ winning streak als
  • Jayawardene to quit T20Is after T20 WC
    DHAKA, March 17 (PTI): Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh. International Cricket Council announced the news of Jayawardene's decision on Twitter."SL legend @MahelaJay to join @KumarSanga2 in T20I retirement after the #wt20 2014," a tweet from the ICC said. The decision came a day after another Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara announced quitting the shor
  • Firearms expert testifies at Oscar Pistorius trial
    Pretoria, March 17 (agencies): Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius described how he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified on Monday at the athlete`s murder trial.Sean Rens, manager of the International Firearm Training Academy in Walkerville town, also said he had many conversations about firearms with Pistorius, who ha
  • Messi nets 3, Barca routs Osasuna
    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, left, reacts after scoring against Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 16. (AP Photo) BARCELONA, March 17 (AP): Lionel Messi set another scoring record by netting a hat trick to pace Barcelona's 7-0 rout of Osasuna in the Spanish league on Sunday, ensuring the defending champions stayed in striking distance of leader Real Mad
  • Silver Cup T20 Cricket Tournament
     Chief Guest Abao Kire along with dignitaries, organizing committee and players of the inaugural match Whiskers CC Dimapur and Mt. Olive College Kohima pose for lens.The much awaited and one of most prestigious cricket tourney in the state capital, 5th Edition of Silver Cup T20 Cricket Tournament commenced today at Kohima Local Ground with former MLA and member Board of Director, Nagaland State Cooperative Society, T. Abao Kire as the chief guest. The two-week long tourney is an a
  • Clarke batted with broken shoulder in test century
    SYDNEY, March 17 (AP): Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder when he scored an unbeaten 161 during his team's decisive win over South Africa earlier this month in their three-test series, the team said Monday.Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement that scans had confirmed the fracture near the joint in his left shoulder, which occurred when Clarke was hit by a bouncer from South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel during his innings in the third test.
  • Arsenal wins over rival Tottenham
    Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky, right, scores past Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, March 16. (AP Photo) LONDON, March 17 (AP): Arsenal kept up the pace in the race for the Premier League title with a 1-0 away win over archrival Tottenham on Sunday. On the ground where they last won the title, the Gunners took full advantage of leader Chelsea's loss to Asto
  • Novak Djokovic wins Indian Wells title
    Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, poses for photos with the trophy  in from of the mountains of Indian Wells after he beat Roger Federer, of Switzerland, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to win the final match of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 16 in Indian Wells, Calif.  (AP Photo) INDIAN WELLS, March 17 (AP): Novak Djokovic came into Indian Wells for the first time in four years without a title.He left with a $1 million check and his first trophy of the year, beating Roger
  • Rosberg wins Australian Grand Prix
    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 16. Rosberg took first place and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished second to become the first Australian to finish on the podium in his home race, while McLaren's Kevin Magnussen claimed a podium on debut, finishing third. (AP Photo) MELBOURNE, MARCH 16 (AP): Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg comfortably won the Formula One seas
  • Naga lad top scores for Railways
    Fails to prevent Karnataka from winning Vijay Hazare TrophyKolkata, March 16 (PTI): Nagaland’s Rongsen Jonathan top scored for Railways as his gritty 46 from 57 balls helped Railways recover from being 83 for 7 to 157 all out in 47.4 overs after they were asked to bat on the Eden green top. It was a pathetic display from the Railways top and middle-order batsmen until Jonathan's positive intent put them past 150. First, he stitched a crucial 38-run eighth wicket stand from 60 bal
  • Liverpool beat Man United
    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday March 16. (AP Photo) OLD TRAFFORD, MARCH 16 (AGENCIES): Liverpool produced another performance for the ages by beating rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the talismanic Steven Gerrard converting twice from the spot to inspire his team yet again
  • Kohli will break all the records, feels Abbas
    FATULLAH, March 16 (PTI): Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas is the new entrant in the list of illustrious former cricketers, who feel that India's premier batsman Virat Kohli is destined for greatness. "Virat Kohli is one batsman who will break all the records in international cricket. The transition phase in Indian batting has already happened as they now have a set line-up."Pakistan also have talented bunch of batsmen. But we are in the process of rebuilding," Ab
  • Hamilton takes pole at Australian GP
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain left, leads Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland down the straight during qualifying at Albert Park ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday, March 15. Hamilton took pole with team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany second fastest and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia third. (AP Photo) MELBOURNE, March 15 (AP): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula One's season-opening Aus