Sports

  • RSON organizes amateur badminton tourney
    DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 29 (MExN): The Rongmei Students' Organization Nagaland (RSON) organised an amateur badminton tournament in the men's double Category from November 27 to 28 at Chungaizaeng Rongmei Colony, Burma Camp. The tournament was held under the theme ‘Brotherhood through Sports.’ It saw the participation of 32 teams from Dimapur and Peren. On the second day, G Namgai, Advisor, Rongmei Council Nagaland witnessed the matches as special guest alongwith the Pr
  • Girls’ football coaching camp in Phek
    Kohima, November 29 (MExN): A girls’ football coaching camp under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao will take place at Phek town local ground from December 8 to 12. This coaching camp is being organised and supported by Phek district administration, DLCW- Mahila Shakti Kendra, Nagaland Football Coaches Association (NFCA) and DEF Phek. The camp is designed for 6- 17 years. All participants should be permanent resident of Phek town. All safety measures and SOPs shall be followed relating to
  • Bahrain GP halted after Grosjean smashes through barrier, limps away
    MANAMA, November 29 (Reuters): Romain Grosjean suffered minor burns and suspected broken ribs but was in a stable condition after his car smashed through safety barriers at the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on the opening lap, bringing the race to a halt. The Frenchman’s Haas car was ripped in half and engulfed in flames as it speared through protective barriers immediately after the start, following contact with the AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat. The impact was measured
  • Messi salutes Maradona as Barca trounce Osasuna
    BARCELONA, November 29 (Reuters): Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna. Messi adorned a brilliant team display with a thumping strike into the top corner in the second half, after Martin Braithwaite had broken the deadlock and Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho had scored either side of halftime. The Argentine then lifted his sh
  • Tyson fights to draw with Jones Jr. in exhibition
    November 29 (Reuters) - Mike Tyson showed age has not robbed him of his power as the former heavyweight champion, in his long-awaited return to the ring, dominated Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was surprisingly ruled a draw. While there were no ringside judges to score the eight-round contest between two of boxing's all-time greats, both over 50, and no official winner, the World Boxing Council formed a set of judges that remotely scored th
  • Real Madrid lose at home to Alaves as Hazard gets injured again
    MADRID, November 29 (Reuters): Faltering La Liga champions Real Madrid slid to a shock 2-1 home defeat by Alaves on Saturday as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a catastrophic error and record signing Eden Hazard suffered yet another injury. Lucas Perez gave Alaves the lead in the fifth minute from the penalty spot after a handball from Nacho, the fifth penalty that Madrid have conceded in the league in three matches. Hazard wasted a chance to equalise when he fired straight
  • Gallagher strikes as West Brom move out of bottom three
    WEST BROMWICH, England, November 29 (Reuters): West Bromwich Albion ground out their first Premier League win of the season and moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 home victory over Sheffield United thanks to Conor Gallagher's maiden top-flight goal on Saturday. The result lifted West Brom two places up to 17th on six points from 10 games while the Blades stayed rooted to the bottom with one point after yet another toothless performance. Sheffield United have sco
  • PSG drop points again in Bordeaux draw
    PARIS, November 29 (Reuters): Paris St Germain dropped points for the second Ligue 1 game in a row when they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday. Timothee Pembele's own goal put Bordeaux ahead and although a Neymar penalty and Moise Kean's goal in the first half gave PSG the lead, Yacine Adli, who left PSG in 2019, levelled for the visitors at the Parc des Princes. PSG, who lost 3-2 at Monaco last weekend, lead the standings with 25 poin
  • Liverpool held, City on fire and Everton lose again
    MANCHESTER, England, November 29 (Reuters): Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton after conceding a VAR-inspired stoppage-time penalty while Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick in Manchester City's 5-0 crushing of Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. Carlo Ancelotti's Everton suffered their fourth defeat in five games after a Raphinha goal gave Leeds United a 1-0 win at Goodison Park. West Bromwich Albion celebrated their first win of the season as they bea
  • Phillips' ton helps New Zealand thrash West Indies in 2nd T20I
    Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), November 29 (IANS): Right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips scored a brilliant hundred to help New Zealand comprehensively beat West Indies by 72 runs in the second T20I at the Bay Oval on Sunday. After putting a mammoth score of 238/3, the Black Caps restricted the visitors to 166/9 in their allotted 20 overs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Phillips scored 108 runs with the help of ten 4s and eight 6s during the
  • Bengal T20 Challenge: Town Club beat Tapan Memorial
    Kolkata, November 29 (IANS): Purab Joshi smashed maiden fifty of the tournament while bowlers Md Kaif and Aritra Chatterjee bagged three wickets each as Town Club defeated Tapan Memorial by 28 runs in the recent match of the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge being played at the Eden Gardens. After winning the toss on Saturday evening, Town Club elected to bat first and thanks to Purab's 39-ball 51, they scored 146/3 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Tapan Memorial had a shaky s
  • Hyderabad, Bengaluru play out a drab draw in ISL
    Goa, November 29 (IANS): Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC (BFC) played out a drab draw in a Hero Indian Super League Season 7 encounter at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday. The Nizams recorded their second successive clean sheet, grabbing four points in two outings -- their best start in the league. However, it was a frustrating evening for Bengaluru FC, who are yet to register a win this season. While Carles Cuadrat fielded an unchanged eleven from their 2-2 draw against FC Goa
  • Hamilton puts in record lap to take Bahrain pole
    MANAMA, November 29 (Reuters) - Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix with a record lap in Saturday's qualifying session, ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes. The Briton lapped the 5.4-kilometre floodlit Sakhir desert track in one minute 27.264 seconds, beating his Finnish team mate by 0.289 seconds. Max Verstappen took third place for Red Bull. It was the 98th
  • Soccer Café, the home of football opens
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | November 28 With a football made of used plastic bags strung together, Dikhri Wezah would head to the ground in Chizami village along with other boys after school. His love for football began as a young boy. He would consistently play the game and still does occasionally even today. A ‘football player by heart’, ‘Soccer Café’ that was formally opened on Saturday afternoon by Most Rev Dr James Thoppil, Bishop, Diocese
  • Zunheboto: Winter cup concludes, Dynamic FC named winners
    Zunheboto, November 28 (MExN): The 5 days winter cup organised by Fusion Club DC Hill Zunheboto at Zunheboto District Sports Complex ground concluded on November 28. The winter cup got underway from November 23 and a total of 16 clubs from different took part in the tournament, according to the organizing committee of the Fusion Club. The final match of the tournament was played between Dynamic FC and Youngster FC. Niloto (8) of Dynamic FC scored the winning goal for Dynamic FC.
  • 9th Letkhotong Hangsing Memorial Volleyball tournament concludes
    Peren, November 28 (MExN): The 5-day long 9th edition of Letkhotong Hangsing Memorial Volleyball trophy came to an end on November 28. In the women's final match, Jonlhing Vongkithem defeated Slammers Ahthibung and lifted the women's trophy. In the Men's category, Bungsang YSU beat LSMT Saijang to lift the 9th Letkhotong Hangsing Memorial Volleyball trophy. Albert, Vice Principal, Peren Government College, graced the closing function as Honored Guest. After a brief e
  • Indian racing star Daruvala earns maiden F2 Podium
    Bahrain, November 28 (IANS): Indian racing star Jehan Daruvala earned his maiden FIA Formula 2 podium at the Bahrain Grand Prix Support Race on Saturday. The Red Bull Racing Junior is the first Indian to stand on the podium in an FIA Formula 2 Race, in the present era of the championship. The F2 season moved to Sakhir, Bahrain, for the last two rounds of the F2 championship, and Daruvala immediately showed his pace in the only practice session. In the last 15 minutes, Daruvala poste
  • Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital, say a diplomat and Tigrayan forces leader
    ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI, November 28 (Reuters): Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces. The government, which says its military campaign is in its final stages, had given the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) an ultimatum that expired on Wednesday to lay down arms or face an assault on Mek
  • Hamilton takes 98th career pole in Bahrain
    MANAMA, November 28 (Reuters): Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took his 98th career pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas alongside on the front row. Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified third. Hamilton's fastest lap of one minute 27.264 seconds was a track record time.    
  • India fined 20% of match fee for slow over rate in Sydney
    SYDNEY, November 28 (Reuters): Indian players will lose 20% of their match fees for taking more than the allotted time for bowling their overs in the first one-day international against hosts Australia in Sydney, the International Cricket Council said on Saturday. Virat Kohli's men were found one over short of their target in the stipulated time and were penalised by match referee David Boon at the conclusion of the match, which Australia won by 66 runs at the Sydney Cricke