• Japanese star Osaka into last eight at Miami Open
    Washington, March 30 (IANS): Second seed Naomi Osaka of Japan had a Miami Open breakthrough as she defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 to advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time in her career. Osaka has now won a staggering 23 consecutive matches as she eased past Mertens after just under an hour and a half of play. "It feels really exciting," Osaka said, Xinhua news reports. "This is one of my favourite tournaments to p
  • Nagaland cricket captain Jonathan Rongsen signs for Morecambe CC
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 29 (MExN): Captain of the Nagaland cricket team Jonathan Rongsen has signed for Morecambe Cricket Club in the United Kingdom.  A statement on the club’s website said: “Morecambe CC are pleased to announce the signing of a new professional Rongsen Jonathan for the 2021 season.” “Rongsen an experienced batsman who can bowl off spin currently plays for Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy and will join MCC as a replacement for Mitchel Van Buure,&r
  • 18th Nagaland State Chess C’ship underway in Kohima
    Our Correspondent Kohima | March 29 The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) got underway here at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow. 61 participants registered for this four day long event, which will continue till April 1. A total prize money of Rs. 2 lakh has been set aside for this championship.   Inaugurating the event Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs ministe
  • Imperial Coaching Centre Kohima holds sports meet
    Morung Express news Kohima | March 29  Imperial Coaching Centre Kohima conducted their annual sports day at Zasivi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma under the theme ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:30’ on March 29. During the inaugural programm, Kekhriezhazo Solo, Entrepreneur and Co-owner of Imperial Coaching Centre, Kohima graced the programme. He encouraged the students to maintain healthy routines while inculcating a habit of studying d
  • Football players entering the Loyem Memorial Ground for practice
    Football players entering the Loyem Memorial Ground for practice. By the order of the Confederation of Chang Students' Union (CCSU) no vehicles are allowed to enter the ground. (Morung Photo by Moses Hongang Chang) 
  • Ntu Youth Club wins Tening Sub-Division Football Tourney
    TENING, MARCH 29 (MExN): The 2nd Tening Sub-Division Football Tournament organized by ‘Limelight Foundation’ at Tening Village local ground culminated on March 29.  In the final match, Ntu Youth Club defeated Native Feathers by 2 goals to nil. The champion walked away with a cash prize of Rs 40,000 with trophy and citation. The runner up pocketed Rs 20,000 and a citation.  The best player award was given to Kalungthinwi of Ntu Youth Club; best goalkeeper awa
  • Federer becomes brand ambassador for Swiss tourism board
    Basel (Switzerland), March 29 (IANS): Tennis great Roger Federer has become an official brand ambassador for Switzerland Tourism (ST), the country's national tourism board. "Roger Federer and Switzerland Tourism will together develop initiatives to promote Switzerland globally. The support is much needed at this time, emerging from the biggest tourism crisis since the Second World War," said the board in a statement on Monday. A series of visuals and short clips wil
  • Medvedev reaches 3rd round of Miami Open
    Miami, March 29 (IANS): Top seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia needed two tie-breaks over more than two-and-a-half hours to overcome an inspired Alexei Popyrin of Australia 7-6 (3), 6-7 (7), 6-4 in the third round of the Miami Open men's singles. "It's probably one of the sweetest victories in my career because I was cramping like hell in the third set," Medvedev said, Xinhua news reports. "At the same time, I should have won in two sets and we would not be tal
  • On road to recovery, Johnson hopes to qualify for Olympics in 1500m
    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS): Jakarta 2018 Asian Games 1500 metres champion Jinson Johnson is on the road to recovery from injured Achilles tendon, and hopes to regain his competitive fitness by June and qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games. In November 2019, the middle distance runner from Kerala injured his Achilles tendon during a training session in Colorado Springs, USA. It took a long time for him to recover. He even skipped the Federation Cup, held this month in Patiala
  • Hamilton ready for epic F1 title fight with Verstappen
    Sakhir (Bahrain), March 29 (IANS): The Formula One season promises to be an exciting one after world champion Lewis Hamilton barely held off Max Verstappen on Sunday in Bahrain. It will take some time to judge whether Verstappen's Red Bull team are really capable of dethroning Hamilton's Mercedes outfit after seven years at the top but they seem to have a car that can finally give Mercedes a real fight until the end. "There is a long way to go, 22 (races) ... Holy cr
  • 3rd ODI: India beat England by 7 runs to win series
    Pune, March 28 (IANS): India got a scare before they managed to beat England by a slender 7-run margin in the third and final One-day International against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Sam Curran (95 not out off 83 deliveries) threatened to take the game away from India after the home side had reduced the Englishmen to 200 for seven at one stage in chase of 329. However, the total proved too much in the end. Shardul Thakur took four wickets
  • Jehan begins F2 season with second-place finish
    Bahrain, March 28 (IANS): India's Jehan Daruvala began his 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign on a high note, clinching second place in race 1 here at the Bahrain International Circuit. Jehan showed his mettle in the second race too, climbing from eleventh to fourth, to miss a second straight podium by a whisker. In the final race, he had to settle for a sixth-place finish that puts him third place in the points standings, after Round 1 of 8. "I kept out of trouble
  • Kohima district level indigenous games competition held
    Winners to represent district in forthcoming State Level Indigenous Games Competition on April 8 and 9 Kohima, March 28 (MExN): The Kohima District Level Indigenous Games Competition was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on March 27.  A DIPR report quoting District Sports Officer, Kohima, Dziesebeinuo Vizo informed that the competition was conducted with around hundred participants in three disciplines - tug of war, bamboo stilt race and cock fight. In the men
  • Youngsters ‘tackle’ with Naga wrestling tactics at Model Village 5th mile
    Dimapur, March 28 (MExN): To generate interest and promote Naga wrestling among young people in Dimapur district area, the youth body of the Model Village 5th Mile Dimapur organised a workshop on Naga wrestling on March 27.  The workshop was held on pilot project basis to create interest and promote Naga wrestling among young people in Dimapur district area, the organiser said.  Khrievotuo Sekhose, a former Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA) champion and Visakuot
  • 4th Sekrenyi Shooting competition from today; organiser informs
    Kohima, March 28 (MExN): The organiser of the 4th Sekrenyi Open Air Rifle Shooting Competition 2021 has informed those who are yet to submit the entry form for the event can do the same latest by 9: 00 AM on March 29. The competition will be held at D Khel Ground, Kohima village under the aegis of Kohima Air Rifle Club on March 29. The inaugural function will take place from10am onwards. Pele Khezhie, chairman  D Khel Council, Kohima  village and Dr  Tseilhoutuo (A
  • Soorya, Navneeth win motorcycle endurance title
    Chennai, March 28 (IANS): The Chennai-Puducherry combination of Soorya PM and Navneeth Kumar rode a smart, tactical race to win the overall title in the TVS Eurogrip MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021 at the MMRT, here on Sunday. The pair also topped the pro-stock 301-400cc category while completing 55 laps in over two hours. Finishing second a minute behind were pole-sitters from Hyderabad Satyanarayana Raju and Sahil Shetty though they also completed 55 laps, while the team of
  • 3rd ODI: Pant, Hardik power India to 329
    Pune, March 28 (IANS): Powered by a 99-run partnership between Rishabh Pant (78 off 62 balls) and Hardik Pandya (64 off 44 balls) that came in just under 12 overs, India made 329 (in 48.2 overs) against England in the third and final One-day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. The hosts had begun well with openers Rohit Sharma (37 off 37 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (67 off 56 balls) adding 103 in just under 15 overs. The two began sedately before ta
  • Shooting WC: India win gold in men's, women's trap
    New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): India won gold in both the men's and women's trap events at the shooting World Cup here on Sunday. Rajeshwari Kumari, Manisha Keer and Shreyasi Singh won the women's title while Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman and Lakshay won the men's gold. Shreyasi, Rajeshwari and Manisha beat Kazakhstan's Sarsenkul Rysbekova, Aizhan Dosmagambetova and Mariya Dmitriyenko 6-0 in the women's final. Later in the day, Chenai, Tondaiman and Lakshay
  • Verstappen takes brilliant pole position for Bahrain GP
    Sakhir, (Bahrain), March 28 (IANS): Max Verstappen of Red Bull took a brilliant pole position for Sunday's season-opening Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix by beating reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton by around four tenths of a second. Verstappen clocked 1 minute 28.997 seconds in Saturday's qualifying on the 5.412-kilometre International Circuit in Sakhir as temperatures began to cool in the Bahrain evening, DPA news reports. It was Verstappen's fourth career pole
  • Germany arrive in Bucharest without injured Sule
    Bucharest, March 28 (IANS): Germany arrived in Bucharest for their second World Cup qualifier against Romania on Sunday without Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule, who misses out with a muscle problem. The 25-year-old Sule will also be unavailable for Wednesday's match at home to North Macedonia, the German federation DFB said on Saturday, which concludes the opening qualifying triple-header, DPA news reports. Sule already sat out Thursday's 3-0 win over Iceland in Duisbu