Sports

  • Warne, Symonds mock Labuschagne on air, broadcaster apologises
    Sydney, January 9 (IANS): Kayo Sports, a streaming arm of Cricket Australia's broadcast partners Fox Sports, was forced to apologise after commentators and former Australia players Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds made derogatory remarks about batsman Marnus Labuschagne. Kayo said that Warne and Symonds, who were preparing to commentate on a Big Bash League (BBL) match between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades, were unaware that the stream had gone live. "Our strea
  • Colaco's late goals help Hyderabad to 4-2 win over NorthEast
    Vasco (Goa), January 8 (IANS): Hyderabad FC piled further misery on NorthEast United, extending their winless run to six games with a 4-2 victory in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. Hyderabad took the lead through goals from Aridane Santana in the third minute and Joel Chianese in the 36th before a penalty from Federico Gallego in the 45th minute and and Benjamin Lambot's strike two minutes later helped NorthEast end the first half on level te
  • 25th Winter Cricket Challenge: KLSU, Salix CC register wins
    Wokha, January 8 (MExN): KLSU and Salix Cricket Club qualified for the quarter finals of the ongoing 25th edition of Winter Cricket Challenge at local ground, Wokha on Friday. In the first match, KLSU won the toss against Tempo Cricket Club and elected to bat. KLSU amassed 187 runs in 20 overs while Tempo CC failed to chase the target and lost the match by 52 runs. Shancho Sede scored 65 runs in 37 balls and was named the man of the match. In the second match of the day, Ne
  • 1st Late G Rio Memorial Tournament from Jan 18
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): The Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) on Friday announced that the 1st Late G Rio Memorial U-19 (Boys) Inter-District Tournament would be held on from January 18 to 26. The Tournament is set to be the first event organized by the NCA for the 2020-21 season, NCA Hon Secretary Hyunilo Anilo Khing informed in a press statement on January 8. The confirmed participating district teams have been divided into two groups-A and B with Mokokchung, Dimapur,
  • 1st edition of TSC Open Tournament from Jan 11
    Tseminyu, January 8 (MExN): The first edition of Tesophenyu Sporting Club (TSC) Open Tournament (Men's Football and Women's Volleyball) will be held from January 11 to 22, 10:00 am at GHS Tesophenyu Ground under the theme ‘Together for Friendship’. G K Rengma, President Rengma Sports' Association (RSA) and Vice President Naga Council Dimapur (NCD)  and A Z Obed Magh, Senior Supervisor Social Welfare Department will be the special guests at the opening an
  • SCG Test: India win Day 2 honours despite Smith ton
    Sydney, January 8 (IANS): A brilliant all-round performance by Ravindra Jadeja, followed by a superb half century by Shubman Gill ensured India won Day Two honours of the ongoing third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). After bowling out Australia for 338, Gill and Rohit Sharma gave India a solid start as they not only played cautiously but scored runs at a decent rate during the course of their 70-run opening partnership. Rohit, who was playing internatio
  • Two UAE players test positive for Covid-19, Ireland ODIs as planned
    Abu Dhabi, January 8 (IANS): Two UAE players -- vice captain Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra -- have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) informed on Friday. "Emirates Cricket Board confirm that Chirag Suri, UAE Vice Captain, and Aryan Lakra have returned Positive Covid19 tests. Both players are currently in isolation, are being monitored and are in good health," the statement read. "All areas were immediately and thoroughly sanitised
  • Zidane forced to isolate after contact with Covid-19 case
    Madrid, January 8 (IANS): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has been forced to self isolate after being in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19. The coach did not take his side's Thursday morning training session and has taken both an antigen and a PCR test to see if he is infected with the virus, Spanish media reported. According to Spanish LaLiga protocols against the coronavirus, Zidane needs his PCR test to be returned negative and then give another
  • NorthEast looking to turn around season against rejuvenated Hyderabad
    Vasco (Goa), January 7 (IANS): NorthEast United will hope to turn their Indian Super League (ISL) season back on track when they face a rejuvenated Hyderabad FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. After a bright start to the season, going unbeaten in the first six games, the Highlanders have slipped from the top four after a few underwhelming results. Gerard Nus' side are on a five-match winless streak, having suffered two defeats. The contest will see a matchup betwe
  • We have huge expectations from shooting: Rijiju
    New Delhi, January 7 (IANS): A lot of expectations ride on the shoulders of India's shooters going into the Tokyo Olympics, said Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju on Thursday while inaugurating a residential hostel at the Karni Singh Shooting Range. "Shooting is one of the premier sports at the moment. We have huge expectations from shooting and India has a huge reservoir of talent at grassroot level. We have maximum qualification in Tokyo Olympics from shooting," s
  • Nithilan Eric, Reshma Maruri emerge AITA U-18 champions
    Bengaluru, January 7 (IANS): Top seeds Nithilan Eric and Reshma Maruri were crowned champions in the boys and girls U-18 categories respectively in the AITA Under-18 Championship Series tennis tournament which concluded here on Thursday. In the boys final of the tournament hosted by the Rohan Bopanna The Sports School Tennis Academy (RBSSTA) under the aegis of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA), Eric overcame his compatriot Arunava Majumder 6-4, 6-2 while Reshma de
  • Labuschagne, Pucovski put Aus ahead on rain-hit Day 1 of SCG Test
    Sydney, January 7 (IANS): Gritty half centuries from Marnus Labuschagne and debutant opener Will Pucovski on Thursday put Australia ahead on the rain-hit opening day of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia ended Day One at 166/2 in 55 overs that could be bowled because of rain. At Stumps, Labuschagne and Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 67 and 31. Earlier, after winning the toss, the hosts didn't have a great start as they lost opener David War
  • Ireland pacer David Delany out of ODI series against UAE
    Abu Dhabi, January 7 (IANS): Ireland pacer David Delany has been ruled out of the four-match series against UAE beginning Friday after complaining of knee pain following training, Cricket Ireland has informed. While the initial injury was reported to support staff on Monday, a decision was made on Wednesday to return Delany to Ireland. "David limped off the field during our centre wicket practice on Monday citing sudden pain in his left knee. Given that he has previous histo
  • Juventus end Milan's 27-match unbeaten run in Serie A
    Rome, January 7 (IANS): AC Milan saw its 27-match unbeaten run in Serie A ended by Juventus as it lost 1-3 to the Bianconeri at the San Siro. Both sides were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic as Ante Rebic, Rade Krunic, Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro tested positive, and Milan also missed injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the suspended Sandro Tonali on Wednesday evening, reports Xinhua news agency. The Old Lady broke the deadlock in the 18th minute as Paulo Dybala's fantastic bac
  • Atletico Madrid crashes out of Copa del Rey
    Madrid, January 7 (IANS): LaLiga leader Atletico Madrid became the highest profile victim of a giant-killing act when it was knocked out of the Copa del Rey by third-tier side Cornella. A seventh-minute goal from Cornella defender Adrian Jimenez on Wednesday knocked Atletico out of the tournament at an early stage for the second year in succession, reports Xinhua news agency. Atletico coach Diego Simeone fielded a strong side which included B-team defender Ricard Sanchez, who blo
  • Ganguly discharged from hospital, says 'I am absolutely fine'
    Kolkata, January 7 (IANS) Former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly was discharged from Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital on Thursday morning, following six days of hospitalisation. "I am absolutely fine now. I thank all the doctors and nurses at the hospital for the treatment and care," Ganguly said after getting discharged from the hospital. He, however, refused to answer any question from the media. The 48-year
  • Kapil Dev turns 62: Sachin, Virat lead wishes
    New Delhi, January 6 (IANS): Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led wishes for 1983 World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev who turned 62 on Wednesday. "Happy birthday @therealkapildev paaji! Wishing you a year full of happiness & health," Tendulkar said in a tweet. "Happy Birthday @therealkapildev. Wishing you happy times ahead for you and your family. Have a wonderful and a healthy year ahead," wrote Kohli. Yuvraj Singh tweeted: "Wishing a very happy b
  • Naga lad Mughaho into new team of AICF
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 5 Mughaho Awomi from Nagaland has been elected as joint secretary in the new team of All India Chess Federation (AICF) for the tenure 2020-2023. The new AICF team was announced on January 4 last and will be led by Dr Sanjay Kapoor as President. The Federation’s Vice Presidents are Anantha DP, Bhavesh Patel, Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Ajay Ajmera, PC Lallianthanga and Er Niapung Konia, with Bharat Singh Chauhan as Secretary while the Joint Secretar
  • Football tournament underway in Noklak
    Noklak, January 5 (MExN): Nagaland Football Association, Vice President, Colo Mero inaugurated a football tournament at public ground, Noklak Hq under the theme, ‘Invigorating the talent’ on January 5.  Speaking on the occasion, Colo Mero stated that in order to become a good sportsman, proper training should start from a young age. He mentioned that initiatives should start from the grass roots level on the importance of games and sports, organising sports activiti
  • United's Rojo eyeing move to Boca Juniors
    Buenos Aires, January 5 (IANS): Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could join Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors as he seeks to jumpstart his stalled career, according to press reports in Argentina. Rojo has not played since ending a loan spell with Argentine club Estudiantes in August. His contract with Manchester United expires in June, meaning he is now free to negotiate with other clubs. The Ole news outlet said Boca officials have met with the 30-year-old defender's re