• Atletico lose to Sevilla, leave La Liga title race open
    Barcelona, April 5 (IANS): La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at Sevilla to give hope to Real Madrid and Barcelona in the title race. Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak saved Lucas Ocampos's penalty early on but was beaten by Marcos Acuna's second-half header on Sunday, DPA news reports. Atletico are now three points clear of Real Madrid in second, on 66 points from 29 games. Barcelona, third, face Real Valladolid on Monday and if they win will only be a point behind
  • Valencia walk off in Cadiz due to alleged racist abuse
    Madrid, April 5 (IANS): The players of Spanish La Liga side Valencia walked off the pitch away to Cadiz for 20 minutes in protest at an alleged racist insult aimed at central defender Mouctar Diakhaby by Cadiz defender Juan Cala. The incident happened after 29 minutes with the score tied 1-1 (in a game that Cadiz ended up winning 2-1) after Cala and Diakhaby challenged for a high ball and then exchanged words, on Sunday, Xinhua news reports. A clearly angered Diakhaby had to be sepa
  • United beat Brighton 2-1, Tottenham held by West Brom
    London, April 5 (IANS) Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Brighton 2-1 thanks to second-half goals from Marcos Rashford and Mason Greenwood. Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck put Brighton in front from close range after 13 minutes, but Rashford equalized in the 62nd minute after a pass from Bruno Fernandes on Sunday, Xinhua news reports. Mason Greenwood won the game in the 82nd minute after he stooped to nod home Paul Pogba's mishit shot at the
  • DC have the players to win the title: Kaif
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): Delhi Capitals (DC) have a squad that can win the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, said assistant coach Mohammad Kaif. DC finished runners-up last season, losing to Mumbai Indians in the final by five wickets. "We want to go one step further this year and that's the Delhi Capitals team goal. We have the players to win the title. We were very close last year and the plus point for this season is that most of the players such as Rishabh P
  • Indian shooting team for Olympics likely on Sunday
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) selection committee is expected to meet on Sunday and announce the squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July-August. In the 2019 Olympic qualification cycle, India won 15 Olympic quota places, including two in the men's skeet event. The quota is for the country and not for shooters. Almost all the quota winners had given a good account of themselves in the recently-concluded New Delhi World Cup held at
  • Gurkeerat replaces injured Rinku at KKR
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): Gurkeerat Singh Mann has replaced the injured Rinku Singh at the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the Indian Premier League (IPL) said in a statement. Rinku has been ruled out of the season due to his knee injury. "Kolkata Knight Riders have signed up Gurkeerat Singh Mann as replacement for batsman Rinku Singh, who will be unavailable for the entire season due to a knee injury," said the IPL in a statement. Gurkeerat played for Royal Challenger
  • Delhi Student FC win in Delhi women's league football
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Shivani Rastogi scored the match winner for Delhi Student FC as they beat Garhwal Heroes Women FC by a solitary goal in the Football Delhi Women's League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. In another match played at Dr Ambedkar Stadium, Royal Rangers FC defeated Royal FC by one goal to nil. Gauri Jangra scored for the winners. Sudeva Delhi FC scored a comprehensive 6-0 win over Bangadarshan FA. Anita netted three while Thiemlalnei scored t
  • West Brom stun Chelsea 5-2, end Tuchel's unbeaten record
    London, April 3 (IANS): Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson each scored a double after Thiago Silva was sent off as West Brom secured a stunning 5-2 Premier League victory at Chelsea on Saturday. The Blues were unbeaten in 14 games under head coach Thomas Tuchel and had not conceded a goal in seven matches, but they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Baggies at Stamford Bridge, reports DPA. Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in front, but Silva was given the marching orders f
  • Axar Patel tests positive for Covid-19
    Mumbai, April 3 (IANS): Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of the stars in the Indian team's Test series win over England, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi Capitals franchise confirmed on Saturday. The bowler has been put in a 10-day isolation period. "Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for Covid-19. He had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28, 2021, with a negative report. His report from the second Covid test came posit
  • BCCI keen on hosting scheduled IPL matches in Mumbai
    Axar Patel, 10 ground staff members test positive; Hyderabad, Indore on stand by Mumbai, April 3 (PTI):  The BCCI is bullish about holding the 10 IPL games in Mumbai between April 10-25 despite an enormous spike in COVID-19 cases in the city, saying creating a bio-bubble at an alternative venue would not be feasible at a short notice. Delhi Capitals' Axar Patel, 10 members of the ground staff at Wankhede stadium and six event managers, deployed by the BCCI, have adde
  • 8th NAP’s Inter Coy Sports Meet held
    Naltoqa, April 3 (MExN): The 8th NAP, Naltoqa Zunheboto’s 9th Inter Coy Sports Meet-cum-36th Raising Day 2021 concluded on April 1 with Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo gracing the closing ceremony as the guest of honour. ADM Coy received the overall champion trophy from the guest of honour, who also handed over other trophies and medals to the winners of various competitions, a DIPR report informed.   Speaking on the occasion, Lichamo stated that such even
  • 10th Phom Monyiü Open Volleyball Tournament
    The Changtongya Volleyball Association emerged as the champions of the 10th Phom Monyiü Open Volleyball Tournament after defeating Seven Eleven, Longleng in the final on April 2. The Tournament was organised by Longleng Town Students’ Union at public ground, Longleng from March 30-April 2. 
  • Yongshei Students’ Union lifts maiden Phom Monyiü trophy in Dimapur
    Dimapur, April 3 (MExN): The Yongshei Students’ Union, Dimapur won the 1st Phom Monyiü trophy in Dimapur after defeating the Auching Students’ Union, Dimapur in the final on April 1.  Altogether, 15 teams participated in the first edition of the tourney organised by the Dimapur Phom Students’ Union at the DDSC Stadium, Dimapur from March 31-April 1 under the theme, ‘Breaking Barriers.’  Gracing the closing day as the special guest, EAC
  • Steve Smith joins Delhi Capitals squad in Mumbai
    Mumbai, April 3 (IANS): Delhi Capitals' new Australian recruit, batsman Steve Smith arrived in Mumbai and joined squad at the team hotel in Mumbai. The former Australia skipper will undergo quarantine for a week. "Delhi Capitals' batsman Steve Smith arrived at the team hotel in Mumbai on Saturday, 03 April 2021. Smith will be in quarantine for one week," said a statement from the Delhi Capitals franchise. Smith, who represented Rajasthan Royals in the last seaso
  • Sharath Kamal gets official confirmation of Tokyo qualification
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Top Indian table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal got a shot in the arm ahead of the 2021 Olympics when it was officially confirmed on Saturday that he had qualified for the quadrennial event in the men's singles category. The Chennai-based player, who rose two spots in the ITTF world rankings on Saturday, tweeted "Official confirmation of qualification in the Men's Singles event for the @Tokyo2020 Olympic Games with the most recent ranking
  • Ferrari's resurgence surprises McLaren
    Sakhir (Bahrain), April 3 (IANS): While this year's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix saw an engrossing battle between Red Bull and Mercedes here, the resurgence of Ferrari has left the McLaren impressed. McLaren are sitting third behind Mercedes and Red Bull but they are being chased by Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz -- who finished sixth and eighth respectively on Sunday. "Definitely with everything I've seen at the [pre-season] test and also here on F
  • Indian Para shuttlers assured of a rich haul in Dubai event
    Dubai, April 3 (IANS): Indian Para shuttlers are in for a rich haul in the season-opening 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021, ensuring themselves of 17 medals at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on Saturday. Leading shuttlers Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar (MS SL3 category), Sukant Kadam and Nitesh Kumar (MS SL4), Krishna Nagar (MS SH6), Manasi Joshi and Parul Parmar (WS SL3) all made it to the last-four stage in their respective categories, and barr
  • Pietersen takes indirect dig at SA on scheduling
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Saturday said that cricket boards around the world should not schedule any cricket during the Indian Premier League season since it is cricket's biggest tournament. "Cricket boards need to realise that the @IPL is the biggest show in town. DO NOT schedule ANY international games whilst it's on. V v v simple!," tweeted Pietersen. His remarks come at a time when some of South Africa's IPL-bou
  • Warner, Williamson arrive, undergo quarantine
    Chennai, April 3 (IANS): SunRisers Hyderabad's foreign recruits David Warner and Kane Williamson have landed in Chennai and are undergoing a week-long quarantine, the franchise's website confirmed on Saturday. Australia opener Warner and New Zealand captain Williamson were shown speaking on twitter, confirming they are undergoing quarantine. "Hey Orange army (referring to SRH fans), I am looking to get out of quarantine in about six or seven days. And guess what, I a
  • Mel Jones elected full member in ICC women's committee
    Melbourne, April 3 (IANS): Former Australia women's cricketer Mel Jones has been elected as a full member representative of the International Cricket Council women's committee. Jones has been a member of the Cricket Australia board since November, 2019. "It is a tremendous honour and extremely humbling to be elected to the ICC Women's Committee and I look forward to continuing the council's excellent work in growing and supporting women's cricket globally