Sports

  • Preparation for 13th Naga wrestling c’ship underway
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 5 The Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) today informed that preparations are in good progress for the forthcoming 13th Open Naga Wrestling Championship 2021. This mega Championship has been scheduled for April 9 at Khuochiezie (Kohima Local Ground). Nagaland Youth Resources & Sports Advisor, Er. Zale Neikha and Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Neiba Kronu will grace the occasion as inaugura
  • ZDFA to organise penalty  shootout tourney on April 10
    ZUNHEBOTO, APRIL 5 (MExN): The Zünheboto District Football Association (ZDFA) will be organizing a penalty shootout tournament at Public Ground Zünheboto on April 10 to show support and solidarity to the district team who will be competing at the 21st Inter District Football Championship (Dr T. Ao Trophy) from April 12-19 in Kohima. In this connection, interested teams may contact the following numbers 8787617005/7085688017/9615777091 for registration, informed a press releas
  • Top tennis players Monfils and Svitolina get engaged
    Paris, April 5 (IANS) The US and French Open semi-finalist, 34-year-old Gael Monfils and WTA Tour star Elina Svitolina have announced their engagement on social media. Svitolina, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world in 2017 and is currently ranked No. 5, posted a picture on Twitter of the couple at the base of snowy mountains with her ring on. She wrote: "YES!!! To the beginning of our forever." The duo had become fan favourites with their G.E.M.S. Li
  • He doesn't bat in nets when he's not scoring, Ponting recalls Prithvi Shaw's "interesting" training habits
    Mumbai, April 5 (PTI) Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that Prithvi Shaw refused to bat in the nets when he hit a bad patch in the last IPL and hoped that the highly-rated Indian youngster has changed his training habits "for the better" ahead of the upcoming edition. The former Australian skipper has been working with the 21-year-old for the past two seasons in the Delhi Capitals camp. He recalled how Shaw simply refused to pad up for nets when after s
  • Kumanan bounces back to be in contention for Olympic berth
    Oman, April 5 (IANS) Indian sailor Nethra Kumanan overcame the disappointment of a poor second race on Day 1, in which she had finished seventh, to get back into contention for a 2021 Tokyo Olympics quota on Day 2 of the Mussanah Open Championship on Sunday. The first Indian woman to win a sailing World Cup medal, Kumanan, is currently leading the Laser Radial event of the Championship --- which is an Asian Olympic Qualifier --- having finished on top in Race 3 and second in Race 4
  • Power-packed RCB look to win their first title
    New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are one of the three IPL sides never to have won an IPL title -- Delhi and Punjab franchises being the other two -- and the fact that the India skipper Virat Kohli has been leading the franchise since 2013 makes their failure in winning an IPL title even more noticeable. Although they made the play-offs last time after a gap of four years, RCB have failed to get their balance right over the last few years. Their middle-orde
  • Hyderabad Cricket Association offers to host IPL matches
    New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic affecting cricketers of certain franchises as well as ground staff in Mumbai, a venue for the first leg of IPL, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has offered its Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium as a venue option in case the Indian cricket board looks to shift matches. "In these difficult times there is all the more reason for us to stand by each other. Hyderabad Cricket Association would like to offer
  • Atletico lose to Sevilla, leave La Liga title race open
    Barcelona, April 5 (IANS): La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at Sevilla to give hope to Real Madrid and Barcelona in the title race. Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak saved Lucas Ocampos's penalty early on but was beaten by Marcos Acuna's second-half header on Sunday, DPA news reports. Atletico are now three points clear of Real Madrid in second, on 66 points from 29 games. Barcelona, third, face Real Valladolid on Monday and if they win will only be a point behind
  • Valencia walk off in Cadiz due to alleged racist abuse
    Madrid, April 5 (IANS): The players of Spanish La Liga side Valencia walked off the pitch away to Cadiz for 20 minutes in protest at an alleged racist insult aimed at central defender Mouctar Diakhaby by Cadiz defender Juan Cala. The incident happened after 29 minutes with the score tied 1-1 (in a game that Cadiz ended up winning 2-1) after Cala and Diakhaby challenged for a high ball and then exchanged words, on Sunday, Xinhua news reports. A clearly angered Diakhaby had to be sepa
  • United beat Brighton 2-1, Tottenham held by West Brom
    London, April 5 (IANS) Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Brighton 2-1 thanks to second-half goals from Marcos Rashford and Mason Greenwood. Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck put Brighton in front from close range after 13 minutes, but Rashford equalized in the 62nd minute after a pass from Bruno Fernandes on Sunday, Xinhua news reports. Mason Greenwood won the game in the 82nd minute after he stooped to nod home Paul Pogba's mishit shot at the
  • DC have the players to win the title: Kaif
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): Delhi Capitals (DC) have a squad that can win the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, said assistant coach Mohammad Kaif. DC finished runners-up last season, losing to Mumbai Indians in the final by five wickets. "We want to go one step further this year and that's the Delhi Capitals team goal. We have the players to win the title. We were very close last year and the plus point for this season is that most of the players such as Rishabh P
  • Indian shooting team for Olympics likely on Sunday
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) selection committee is expected to meet on Sunday and announce the squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July-August. In the 2019 Olympic qualification cycle, India won 15 Olympic quota places, including two in the men's skeet event. The quota is for the country and not for shooters. Almost all the quota winners had given a good account of themselves in the recently-concluded New Delhi World Cup held at
  • Gurkeerat replaces injured Rinku at KKR
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): Gurkeerat Singh Mann has replaced the injured Rinku Singh at the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the Indian Premier League (IPL) said in a statement. Rinku has been ruled out of the season due to his knee injury. "Kolkata Knight Riders have signed up Gurkeerat Singh Mann as replacement for batsman Rinku Singh, who will be unavailable for the entire season due to a knee injury," said the IPL in a statement. Gurkeerat played for Royal Challenger
  • Delhi Student FC win in Delhi women's league football
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Shivani Rastogi scored the match winner for Delhi Student FC as they beat Garhwal Heroes Women FC by a solitary goal in the Football Delhi Women's League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. In another match played at Dr Ambedkar Stadium, Royal Rangers FC defeated Royal FC by one goal to nil. Gauri Jangra scored for the winners. Sudeva Delhi FC scored a comprehensive 6-0 win over Bangadarshan FA. Anita netted three while Thiemlalnei scored t
  • West Brom stun Chelsea 5-2, end Tuchel's unbeaten record
    London, April 3 (IANS): Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson each scored a double after Thiago Silva was sent off as West Brom secured a stunning 5-2 Premier League victory at Chelsea on Saturday. The Blues were unbeaten in 14 games under head coach Thomas Tuchel and had not conceded a goal in seven matches, but they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Baggies at Stamford Bridge, reports DPA. Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in front, but Silva was given the marching orders f
  • Axar Patel tests positive for Covid-19
    Mumbai, April 3 (IANS): Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of the stars in the Indian team's Test series win over England, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi Capitals franchise confirmed on Saturday. The bowler has been put in a 10-day isolation period. "Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for Covid-19. He had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28, 2021, with a negative report. His report from the second Covid test came posit
  • BCCI keen on hosting scheduled IPL matches in Mumbai
    Axar Patel, 10 ground staff members test positive; Hyderabad, Indore on stand by Mumbai, April 3 (PTI):  The BCCI is bullish about holding the 10 IPL games in Mumbai between April 10-25 despite an enormous spike in COVID-19 cases in the city, saying creating a bio-bubble at an alternative venue would not be feasible at a short notice. Delhi Capitals' Axar Patel, 10 members of the ground staff at Wankhede stadium and six event managers, deployed by the BCCI, have adde
  • 8th NAP’s Inter Coy Sports Meet held
    Naltoqa, April 3 (MExN): The 8th NAP, Naltoqa Zunheboto’s 9th Inter Coy Sports Meet-cum-36th Raising Day 2021 concluded on April 1 with Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo gracing the closing ceremony as the guest of honour. ADM Coy received the overall champion trophy from the guest of honour, who also handed over other trophies and medals to the winners of various competitions, a DIPR report informed.   Speaking on the occasion, Lichamo stated that such even
  • 10th Phom Monyiü Open Volleyball Tournament
    The Changtongya Volleyball Association emerged as the champions of the 10th Phom Monyiü Open Volleyball Tournament after defeating Seven Eleven, Longleng in the final on April 2. The Tournament was organised by Longleng Town Students’ Union at public ground, Longleng from March 30-April 2. 
  • Yongshei Students’ Union lifts maiden Phom Monyiü trophy in Dimapur
    Dimapur, April 3 (MExN): The Yongshei Students’ Union, Dimapur won the 1st Phom Monyiü trophy in Dimapur after defeating the Auching Students’ Union, Dimapur in the final on April 1.  Altogether, 15 teams participated in the first edition of the tourney organised by the Dimapur Phom Students’ Union at the DDSC Stadium, Dimapur from March 31-April 1 under the theme, ‘Breaking Barriers.’  Gracing the closing day as the special guest, EAC