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  • McGrath Foundation launches virtual 'Pink Seats' to raise $1mn
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): In the lead up to the third Test between Australia and India which begins Thursday, the McGrath Foundation has launched a virtual 'Pink Seats' campaign to help raise $1 million to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses. Unveiled on Tuesday, the campaign has been developed in response to a reduced crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) which will initially be limited to 25 per cent of the ground's 38,000 cricket capacity -- approximately 9,500 people
  • Ganguly to be discharged from hospital tomorrow
    Kolkata, January 5 (IANS): Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty, who came to Kolkata on Tuesday morning to see former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, said that the former batting great is stable and can now be discharged from the hospital. "Sourav Ganguly is fit and he can get back to normal life as it was. He can be discharged tomorrow," Dr Shetty said. Ganguly had three blocked coronary arteries and a stent wa
  • Punia planning return at Rome Ranking Series event in March
    New Delhi, January 5 (IANS): Indian men's 65 kg freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia, who is currently training at the Cliff Kean Wrestling Club in Michigan, US, is planning his comeback at the Rome ranking series event scheduled to be held in March. "I plan my comeback at the Rome Ranking Series event in March and will follow that up by participating in the Asian Championships in Kazakhstan," said Punia as per a Sports Authority of India (SAI) statement. His last compe
  • Gregg Clark appointed analytical coach for Indian men's hockey team
    New Delhi, January 5 (IANS): Olympian Gregg Clark has been appointed as the new analytical coach of the Indian men's hockey team until the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics re-scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8. The South African, who was formerly associated with the Canadian men's hockey team as assistant coach between 2017-2020, is scheduled to join the national coaching camp in early January. Clark in his 11-year long career as a hockey player for the South A
  • 2nd Test: Williamson's double ton put NZ in driver's seat against Pak
    Christchurch, January 5 (IANS): Captain Kane Williamson's purple patch with the bat continued on Tuesday as he scored yet another double century to put New Zealand on the ascendency in the ongoing second and final Test against Pakistan at the Hagley Oval. Williamson's 238, along with 157 from Henry Nicholls and unbeaten 102 from Daryl Mitchell, helped the Black Caps declare their first innings on 659/6 in reply to Pakistan's 297 compiled on the first day of the Test matc
  • False 'meet & greet' with Team India leaves Sydney eatery in a spot
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): A popular Indian restaurant in Sydney has been left in an uncomfortable position as it fears that over 200 "upset" people will be at its door on Tuesday night after they paid a scammer up to $550 each for a "non-existent dinner" with the Indian cricket team currently in Australia. According to a report in Daily Telegraph Australia, the fraudster left flyers on cars parked at the Sydney Cricket Ground -- venue for the third Test -- during
  • Gideon, Sukamuljo pull out of Asian Leg of BWF World Tour
    Bangkok, January 5 (IANS): World number one pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have pulled out of the Asian Leg of the BWF World Tour after Sukamuljo tested positive for Covid-19. No positive tests have been recorded so far for players who were tested on arrival and who are currently in quarantine, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) informed on Tuesday. Sukamuljo was tested on December 20 after showing symptoms of Covid-19. He reportedly had lost his sense
  • India have been disciplined but SCG won't give them advantage: Langer
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): India's bowling has been their greatest strength over the last couple of years, a period that has seen them win three out of six Test matches in Australia, says Australia head coach Justin Langer. "India, their greatest strength over the last couple of series, has been their (bowling's) discipline, they have been so disciplined," said Langer while speaking to reporters on Tuesday ahead of the third Test which begins Thursday. Langer sai
  • Big hundred on cards for Rohit if he sees off the new ball, says VVS
    New Delhi, January 5 (IANS): Former cricketer VVS Laxman believes star batsman Rohit Sharma, who will most likely replace opener Mayank Agarwal in the India XI for the third Test against Australia beginning Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), can score a big hundred if he can get his eye in. Rohit missed the first two Tests of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he was serving his quarantine period in Sydney. He had arrived late in Australia because of a hamstring injury
  • Indian chess is in good hands, says AICF secretary Chauhan
    Chennai, January 5 (IANS): Bharat Singh Chauhan, who has retained his secretary post in All India Chess Federation (AICF), has stated that a lot of good things are in the offing for the Indian chess, including the long impending Indian league, a property that many prospective sponsors are looking at. On Monday, the impasse in the Indian chess finally came to an end as Chauhan and his team scored a huge victory over the camp headed by sitting president P.R. Venketrama Raja in an onli
  • Aus vs Ind: Rahul ruled out of last two Tests due to wrist injury
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): Right-handed batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests of the ongoing four-match series against Australia and will fly home after he sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A statement from the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday said, "KL Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India's practice session on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman wil
  • Pucovski cleared by neurologist, Warner willing to play with pain: Langer
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): Uncapped Australia batsman Will Pucovski has been cleared by an independent neurologist as well as by all medical experts ahead of the third Test against India scheduled to begin from Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "Will has been cleared by an independent neurologist yesterday afternoon. He has been cleared by all the medicos now. He has obviously managed all the concussion protocols which we all know are incredibly strict these days -- they ha
  • Uruguayan union urges FA to revoke Edinson Cavani ban
    Montevideo, January 5 (IANS): The Uruguayan players union has urged English football's governing body to repeal Edinson Cavani's three-game ban for alleged racism. The 33-year-old Manchester City forward was handed the penalty last week after using the term "negrito" to address a friend on social media on November 29, reports Xinhua news agency. A statement released by the Uruguayan players' union on Monday called on the Football Association to overturn the
  • Barcelona FC postpone training after Covid positive results
    Madrid, January 5 (IANS): Barcelona FC have informed that they have postponed their training session for Tuesday after two members of the first team staff returned positive for Covid-19. "After PCR tests carried out today Monday two members of the football first team staff have returned positives for Covid-19. The club has informed the relevant sports and health authorities. Furthermore, the whole squad will undergo further PCR testing on Tuesday morning local time in line with
  • Djokovic, Nadal to headline star-studded 2021 ATP Cup field
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): Top ranked tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will lead the field for the upcoming 2021 ATP Cup scheduled to be played at the Melbourne Park from February 1 to 5. Djokovic's Serbia and Nadal's Spain will compete against Austria, Russia, Greece, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and Australia in the 12-team competition, as per an ATP media release. Qualification for the tournament is based on the ATP ranking of each coun
  • CAGSA golden jubilee website launched
    PHEK, January 4 (MExN): A website for the golden jubilee celebration of the Chokri Area Games and Sports Association (CAGSA) was launched on January 3. As per a press release issued by the CAGSA press secretary, MLA Dr Chotisuh Sazo launched the website at his residence in the presence of the CAGSA president Vekhayi Ruho.  The CAGSA will be holding its 50th games and sports meet in February at Phüsachodü. It will be hosted Phüsachodü Youth Society. 
  • Unity Cup cricket tourney from Feb 16
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): The 6th Unity Cup, Tennis Ball cricket tournament, organised by Youth Sports Ministry, Nepali Baptist Church, Chümoukedima, will begin from January 16 at Chümoukedima local ground. Last date of submission of entry forms is on January 12 “after which no team shall be entertained,” informed the organisers. The tournament carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 for the champions and runners-up, alongwith individual cash prizes.  Entry
  • Winter Cricket Challenge Wokha
    NWV and EYL register wins WOKHA, JANUARY 4 (MExN): New Wokha Village (NWC) CC defeated WTBC Youth Fellowship by 35 runs at the Wokha local ground on Monday in the ongoing Winter Cricket Challenge.  NWC won the toss and elected to bat setting up 126 in 20 overs. WTBC’s chase folded in 16.5 overs. Phyobenthung Kithan was named the man of the match for his 64 runs in 66 balls. In the other game, Etsujhuka Youth League (EYL) handed a 7-wicket defeat to Kohima Lotha Stud
  • 3rd Gold Cup T20 Tuensang
    Royals prevail over defending champs in opening match Morung Express News TUENSANG | JANUARY 4  The 3rd Gold Cup T20 Cricket Tournament organised by the Nepali Baptist Church, Tuensang started on January 4.  Tuensang Royals emerged victorious in the inaugural match defeating defending champions Gold Star Cricket Club (GSCC) at the Parade Ground. GSCC won the toss and elected to bowl.  The bowlers made good on the decision affecting 3 quick dismissals startin
  • PYSO golden jubilee sports meet conclude
    Nagaland Football Coaches Association president, Roko Angami with others during the closing ceremony of the golden jubilee sports meet of Phekerkriezou Youth & Sports Organization (PYSO) recently at Phekerkriema Ziezou under Kohima district.