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  • Real Madrid pull off thrilling Clasico win; Barca coach fumes
    Barcelona, April 11 (IANS): Real Madrid held on to earn a narrow 2-1 El Clasico win over Barcelona on Sunday and go top of the La Liga charts on Saturday. Karim Benzema broke the deadlock in the 13th minute with his ninth goal in seven league games, finishing Lucas Vazquez's cross with a back heel nudge. Madrid doubled the lead before the half-hour mark when Toni Kroos' freekick deflected against Sergino Dest's back and flew past Jordi Alba on the line, reports DPA. B
  • CSK skipper Dhoni fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate
    Mumbai, April 11 (IANS): Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was on Sunday fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate in the match against Delhi Capital (DC), which the three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions lost by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. A media advisory issued by the IPL on Sunday said, "Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League
  • Six-day volleyball referees’ clinic concludes in Tseminyu
    Tseminyu, April 10 (MExN): A six-day joint volleyball referees’ clinic under the aegis of Rengma Sports Association (RSA) and Nagaland Volleyball Association (NVA) culminated on April 10 with a closing function at Tseminyu Town Hall, Tseminyu. A total of 18 participants were ‘mentored’ by Th Romeo Singh, international referee and Hini Thong, Joint Secretary NVA during the clinic, a press note informed.  At the closing function, RSA President GK Rengma laude
  • James Kithan & Kivi Zhimomi in Dimapur squad for Dr T Ao C’ship
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 10 The Dimapur district team for the upcoming Dr T Ao Inter-District Championship 2021 was unveiled to the media today. The football championship will be hosted by Kohima from April 13-19.  The district team will feature players like James Kithan and Kivi Zhimomi, who have already made a mark in the national football circuit playing for big clubs like Churchill Brothers.  As an astro-turf awaits the participants at the tourname
  • DDVFA organises penalty shoot-out tournament
    Dimapur, April 10 (MExN): Under the theme ‘Football for Health,’ the Dimapur District Veteran Football Association (DDVFA) organised a Dimapur Open Penalty Shoot-out Tournament at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur on April 10. A total of 20 teams took part in the event. According to the press note from the association, Tribal FC (A) emerged as the champion of the tournament and walked away with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 while the runner-up, 110 FC was awarded with Rs 20,000. The pri
  • Anushka scores as Hans Women FC clinch Delhi league title
    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): Anushka Samuel scored the all-important goal as Hans Women FC defeated HOPS FC to clinch the Football Delhi Women's League 2020-21 title at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. By winning the league, Hans Women FC have qualified for the Indian Women's League (IWL) from Delhi. Hans FC were awarded the trophy and a prize money of Rs 50,000, while the runners-up were richer by Rs 25,000. The losing semi-finalists, Signature FC and Growing Star FC, recei
  • Indian women's tennis team reaches Latvia for BJK Cup
    Riga (Latvia), April 10 (IANS): Three members of the Indian women's tennis team along with their coach Vishal Uppal arrived in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday to play in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup on April 16 and 17. "Our team has arrived in Riga and were welcomed by Mr Praveen, Ms Elina and Ms Santa representing the Indian Embassy and Indian Latvian Cultural and Economic Forum," an All India Tennis Association (AITA) tweet said. While Rutuja Bhosle, Zee
  • Strong SunRisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders
    Chennai, April 10 (IANS): With pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar back in their ranks, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the third match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday night. The Hyderabad franchise, though more powerful and well-rounded and having qualified for play-offs last year, have an inferior head-to-head record against their Kolkata counterparts. SRH have won just seven of the 19 encounters be
  • Midfielder Fernandes renews contract with FC Goa for 3 yrs
    Goa, April 10 (IANS) Attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes, who is also a vital member of the Indian national football team, will continue to be a part of the FC Goa setup for another three years after he decided to extend his contract with the Indian Super League (ISL) club till June 2024. The 26-year-old Fernandes has been an integral part of the FC Goa team since he was selected during the 2017 ISL Draft. Since then, the Goan has gone on to become one of the vital cogs in the to
  • Anshu, Sonam win Olympic quota in wrestling
    Almaty, April 10 (IANS): Wrestlers Anshu Malik (women's 57kg) and Sonam Malik (women's 62kg) guaranteed their places in the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics after entering the final of their respective categories in the Asian Olympic qualifiers here on Saturday. The top two in each weight category are eligible for the Olympic quota place. In the 57kg final, the 19-year-old Anshu will face Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan. In the 62kg final, Sonam will face Chi
  • Japanese women's team pulls out of Asian Wrestling
    Almaty, April 10 (IANS): In a huge setback to the organisers of Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, the Japanese women's team, which has the likes of Olympic champions Risako Kawai and Sara Dosho, suddenly withdrew from the tournament because of suspected contact with Covid-19. Allaying fears that any member of the contingent had tested Covid-positive, the Japan Wrestling Federation said that contact tracing 'showed an unspecified number may have been exposed to someone
  • Seven more boxers test positive for Covid-19
    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): With seven more top boxers testing positive for Covid-19 at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS), the number of positive cases in boxing has gone up to 17. A fortnight ago, 10 boxers, including men's chief coach CA Kuttappa, contacted the virus and were isolated. "The 10 boxers are recovering but overall, it might impact India's preparation for next month's Asian Boxing Championships to be held at New Delhi's Indira Gan
  • 1st home goal since Jan gives Bielefeld 1-0 win over Freiburg
    Berlin, April 10 (IANS): Baptiste Santamaria's own goal was Arminia Bielefeld's first home goal since January, securing the team a 1-0 win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga. Much of the game's action took place in the midfield as the teams focused on being defensively solid. The first shot on goal in the second half came only in the 65th minute, but Bielefeld broke the deadlock three minutes later on Friday, DPA reports. Arne Maier took the corner and found Masaya Okuga
  • Venuzo Dawhuo wins Naga Wrestling Championship 2021
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 9 Chakhesang wrestler Venuzo Dawhuo emerged as the ultimate champion of the 13th Open Naga Wrestling Championship 2021 held here today and pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 1.70 lakh. Weighing 95 kg and standing 5’10, Dawhuo also emerged as champion of the 80 Kg & above category and was awarded another Rs. 50,000. Son of Nezohu Dawhuo of Thenyizu village under Phek district, he defeated Angami wrestler Dzieselatuo Keretsu of Kohima villag
  • 2nd RTA volleyball tourney begins
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 9 (MExN): The Rengma Theological Association’s (RTA) 2nd volleyball tourney kicked off on April 9, hosted by Kasha Daho Churches under the theme ‘Exercising Self Control’ with GK Rengma, President, Rengma Sports Association (RSA) as the special guest.  The special guest acknowledged the RTA for organising the tourney and encouraged the 25 participating teams to “win the game through patience and discipline”. He further urged the gath
  • 2nd State level indigenous games competition concludes
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 9 The 2nd State level indigenous games competition under the aegis of the Youth Resources and Sports Department   concluded here today.  Speaking at the valedictory function, Youth Resources and Sports Director, Akumla Chuba expressed her happiness and pleasure at seeing the successful conduct of the competition. She said that the indigenous games and sports were part and parcel of Naga culture and heritage and has been practiced and
  • Sailing champ Saravanan qualifies for Tokyo, makes Army proud
    Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS): Indian Army's Madras Engineer Group (MEG)'s Naib Subedar Vishnu Saravanan confirmed his berth to Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Laser Standard Class scheduled to start in 2021. According to the statement released by the Defence Public Relation office here on Friday, stated that Saravanan participated in the Mussanah sailing championship - Asian and Africa Olympic Qualifier Event 2020-21 at Mussanah, Oman - from April 1 to April 8, 2021 and qualified for To
  • Cancer survivor Rikako set to make Olympic cut in 50m freestyle too
    Tokyo, April 9 (IANS) Within days of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 4x100m medley relay event, Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako, a cancer survivor, looks set to qualify in an individual event as well after clocking the fastest semi-final time in 50m freestyle in the trials on Friday. "I feel really good, all things considered. I hope I can wrap up the meet on a positive note. I might be tired physically but my goal for this competition has been to empty the tank each and ever
  • Japan imposes new virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics
    Tokyo, April 9 (AP) Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged. The raised status announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will allow Tokyo's governor to mandate shorter opening hours for bars a
  • Dhoni's CSK takes on Pant's DC (Preview: Match 02)
    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Saturday night will see a clash between the master and the apprentice. MS Dhoni, who is on the last bend of his career and has been turning up only for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) since his retirement from international cricket last year, will lead the three-time champions against Delhi Capitals (DC), who will be captained by Rishabh Pant, his long-term successor as India's first choice wicketkeeper. Pant has said in the past that he wants to emulate Dhoni b