Sports

  • Rio announces initiatives for sports in State Budget 2021-22
    Nagaland Police Sports Battalion, local leagues, promotion of disability sports included Our Correspondent  Kohima | February 18 A ‘comprehensive sports vision’ was presented by the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio during the presentation of state budget for 2021-2022 at the 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) in Kohima on February 18. We are in the process of formulating the masterplan for setting up a Nagaland Police Sport
  • 49th CASA Session: Thüvopisu YA leads medal tally
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 The 49th session of Chozuba Area Sports Association (CASA) in Chozuba town under Phek district entered the fourth day on February 18.  In the first semi final of men’s volleyball event, Rünguzu Nasa Youth Association (RNYA) defeated Chozubami Youth Association (CYA). In the second match, Rünguzumi Youth Association (RYA) defeated Thüvopisu Youth Association (TYA). In the first semi final match of women’
  • Khelo India Fitness programme for NBSE registered schools
    Kohima, February 18 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has informed that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is organizing a 2-day (1.5 hours each) online training programme/webinar on Zoom app for Physical Education teachers on March 2-3/ March 4-5 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. After the training, Physical Education Teachers will be able to register their school, create profile for themselves, upload students’ data, usage of KIFA and learn how to do Assessment.
  • Khrievitso Kense goes unsold
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 18 A total of 241 players went unsold in the IPL 2021 auction on February 18, which included Naga teenage sensation Khrievitso Kense. With the number of slots available, it was obvious that many players going under the hammer would remain unsold. However, it was disheartening for cricket fans in Nagaland and beyond who had pinned high hopes on 16 year old Khrievitso Kense. Kense had made news after his debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tourn
  • List of sold and unsold cricketers at IPL auction
    Chennai, February 18 (IANS): At Thursday's mini auction, South African fast bowling all-rounder Chris Morris set an all-time record of Rs.16.25 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), beating Yuvraj Singh's Rs.16 crore, a price that Delhi Daredevils had paid to buy him in 2015. Morris, 33, thus, automatically became the highest earning foreign player in the IPL. He pushed Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, bought for Rs.15.5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders last year, to th
  • I-League: Aizawl thrash Mohammedan SC 3-0
    Kolkata, February 18 (IANS): Aizawl FC sailed past Mohammedan SC 3-0 in a dominant display of attacking prowess at the VYBK Stadium on Thursday in the I-League. A Malsawmtluanga free-kick in the first half, coupled with strikes by Lalremsanga and Lalliansanga in the second, led Aizawl to a dominant win over a Mohammedans side who were unable to create any goal scoring chances. In what was a cagey half where both teams nullified each other in midfield and chances were at a premium, Y
  • Aus Open: Djokovic breezes past Karatsev to reach 9th final
    Melbourne, February 18 (IANS): Serbian world no.1 Novak Djokovic on Thursday got closer to winning his ninth and third consecutive Australian Open title by crushing Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals at the Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic was utterly dominant throughout the match and ended Karatsev's dream run. The Russian is the first man to reach the semi-finals on his debut in a Grand Slam. Djokovic, meanwhile, has won the title every time he has r
  • Narwal starts campaign in Montenegro tourney with win
    Budva (Montenegro), February 18 (IANS): Youth Asian Boxing Championship 2019 silver medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg) started his campaign at the 30th Adriatic Pearl Youth Boxing Championship with a convincing win to enter the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Haryana's Narwal, who has won three successive gold medals at Khelo India Games, displayed his brilliant attacking prowess and started with a flurry of punches from the start to register a resounding 5-0 win over Uzbekistan's L
  • Aus Open: Brady to face Osaka in final after edging past Muchova
    Melbourne, February 18 (IANS): American 22nd seed Jennifer Brady reached her first Grand Slam final on Thursday after beating 25th seed Czech Karolina Muchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in an Australian Open semi-final encounter that lasted nearly two hours. She faces Naomi Osaka in the final as the Japanese beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams earlier in the day. Muchova saved as many as five match points off Brady's serve in the final game. Brady raced to a 30-0 lead and the
  • I'm done: Emotional Williams abruptly ends Aus Open press conference
    Melbourne, February 18 (IANS): American tennis great Serena Williams broke down in tears and ended her press conference abruptly after her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals of the 2021 Australian Open on Thursday. The defeat ended her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and her second consecutive semi-final exit in a major tournament. Williams, 39, waved at the crowd and put her hand on her heart before leaving the Rod Laver Arena after the match which she los
  • Morris becomes IPL's highest ever paid player with Rs.16.25 cr
    CHENNAI, FEBRUARY 18 (IANS): South Africa's Chris Morris on Thursday fetched the highest ever bid of Rs 16.25 crore in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the pace-bowling all-rounder at a player auction after intense competition from Punjab Kings. Morris's base price was Rs.75 lakh. The previous all-time record was held by Yuvraj Singh who was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2015. And the highest ever bid for a foreigner was Rs.15.5 cror
  • Serena stopped: Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF
    Melbourne, February 18 (AP): Once again, Serena Williams came within reach of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, playing well enough to get to the closing days of a major tournament. And once again, Williams couldn't quite get it done beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Osaka, who also beat Williams in the chaotic 2018 U.S. Open final, reached her fourth major title match and stretched her winning streak to 20 matches. T
  • I-League: RoundGlass Punjab face Real Kashmir in top of the table clash
    Kalyani, February 17 (IANS): RoundGlass Punjab will look to extend their one-point lead at the summit of the I-league table when they face second-placed Real Kashmir FC at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium. Punjab won their third game on the trot when they beat Chennai City FC 2-0 in their last match. The win helped them dislodge Churchill Brothers from the top spot with 14 points out of eight matches. Curtis Fleming's side play their second-last game before the league heads into th
  • I-League: Churchill looking to get back to winning ways against Chennai
    Kalyani, February 17 (IANS): Churchill Brothers will look to regain their mojo and move back to the top of the I-League table when they take on ninth-placed Chennai City FC at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Thursday. Churchill and Real Kashmir played out a 1-1 draw in their previous match, extending their winless streak to three games. The dip in performances have led to then dropping to the third spot with 13 points from 7 games. Fernando Varela's side had some time to rest,
  • ISL final to be held on March 13, no away goal rule in semis
    New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): The final of the 2020/21 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) will be played on March 13, organisers Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) said in a statement on Wednesday. The match will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa, for the second consecutive time. Meanwhile, the semi-finals will be played over two legs between March 5 and 9 at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The first leg match
  • Aus Open: Medvedev beats Rublev to reach semi-finals
    Melbourne, February 17 (IANS): Russian world No.4 Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday beat compatriot Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-final of the 2021 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena. Medvedev beat the seventh seed Rublev 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 and will now face either world No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas or 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. ATP Finals champion Medvedev has thus far won all 11 of his matches against top 10 players since the US Open in September 2020.
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters part ways with coach Vicuna
    New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): Indian Super League (ISL) club Kerala Blasters on Wednesday announced that they have parted ways with coach Kibu Vicuna. The announcement came a day after Kerala were thrashed 4-0 by Hyderabad FC. "The club can confirm that we have parted ways with head coach Kibu Vicuna on mutual consent. We would like to thank him for his contributions during the season and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours," said the club in their stateme
  • du Plessis retires from Test cricket, shifts focus to T20s
    Johannesburg, February 17 (IANS): Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket, thus ending a nine-year career that started in November 2012. He clarified he is not retiring from ODI cricket yet and focussing on T20s. du Plessis said that with two consecutive T20 World Cup tournaments coming up in 2021 and 2022, he is shifting his focus to the shortest format of the game. "It has been an honour to play for my country in a
  • 58th TASA meet concludes
    Khutsokuno, Kütsapo emerge as football champions  Our Correspondent Kohima | February 16 Khutsokuno emerged as champions of men’s football at the 58th meet of Tizu Area Sports Association (TASA) which concluded today at Kütsapo village under Phek district. In the finals, Khutsokuno defeated Chepoketa 9-4 and won the cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. In women’s football, Kütsapo defeated Chepoketa to lift the champion’s trophy. In men’s
  • 6th Ningting Badminton tournament held
    Peren, February 16 (MExN): The 6th Ningting Badminton Tournament organised by Tening Badminton Club was held at Indoor Stadium, Jalukie Town from February 11 to 12.