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  • Lahiri moves into tied 8th place at Texas Open
    San Antonio (USA), April 3 (IANS): India's Anirban Lahiri battled to a 3-under 69 to move up to tied eighth place after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday. He is five shots behind leader Cameron Tringale. After turning in 35 with a birdie on two, the former Asian No. 1 endured a rollercoaster back nine with three birdies, three bogeys and one eagle at TPC San Antonio for a two-day total of 4-under 140. Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama came home in 74 to slip to T14 wh
  • Karunaratne, Fernando play out a draw for SL vs West Indies
    North Sound (Antigua), April 3 (IANS): Sri Lanka batted out the last day to earn a draw against West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday. The first Test was also drawn. West Indies started the day needing 10 wickets for victory but got two on a good batting surface as the visitors closed on 193/2. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne made the top score of 75 off 176 balls with nine fours while Oshada Fernando was unbeaten on 66 off 119 ball
  • Dubai para badminton: Top Indian shuttlers reach knockout stage
    Dubai, April 2 (IANS) Reigning world champions Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi were among Indian stars who made it to the knockout stage of the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 at the Shabab Al Ahli Club here. Top seeds Parul Parmar (WSSL3) and Krishna Nagar (MS SH6) also won their respective singles and doubles matches in emphatic manner on Thursday. Bhagat, the reigning world champion, said he is aiming for nothing less than gold in
  • Down with COVID-19, Tendulkar hospitalised as precautionary measure
    Mumbai, April 2 (PTI) Former India captain and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised as a precautionary measure, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old took to twitter to announce the development on Friday. "Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone," Tendulkar wrote. Tendulkar ha
  • Match fixtures for Dr T Ao Trophy 2021 drawn
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 1  The fixture for the forthcoming 21st Inter District Football Championship 2021 (Dr. T. Ao Trophy) was drawn today at Hotel Vivor, Kohima. The championship has been scheduled for April 12 to 19 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima. The championship is organised by Nagaland Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with the Department of Youth Resources & Sports, Nagaland. The fixture was drawn in the presence of NFA President, K Neibou
  • 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship concludes
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 1  The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) concluded today at The Heritage, Kohima. Neiba Kronu, Minister of Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue, & Parliamentary Affairs and also President of NCA gave away prizes to the winners at the valedictory function. The champion in open category was awarded with Rs. 50,000 while second, third and fourth place winners received Rs.
  • MDFRA introductory programme held
    MON, APRIL 1 (MExN): The Mon District Football Referee Association (MDFRA) held its first ever introductory cum pre Aoleang feast programme on March 30 at the Treasurer’s residence with the objective to “strengthen the association and motivate the youth into a Drugs Free Environment with the attraction of the game and it's discipline.” The programme was attended by the MDFA, KSU, Pioneers of Referees Association and some of the senior citizen of Mon Town. The p
  • 3rd T20I: Allen blitz takes New Zealand to 65-run win
    Auckland, April 1 (IANS): Finn Allen smashed 71 off 29 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in a third T20I curtailed by rain at Eden Park on Thursday. Allen, who will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League this season, smashed 10 fours and three sixes in a match that was reduced to 10 overs a side. Allen's whirlwind innings propelled New Zealand to 141/4 and in reply, Bangladesh folded for 76 runs. New Zealand have thus swept the series
  • DC announce one-year partnership with online broker OctaFX
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): Delhi Capitals (DC) have announced a one-year partnership with online broker OctaFX, which comes on board as the team's "Official Trading Partner". The deal includes an exclusive digital content partnership with the brand. Under the partnership, Delhi Capitals' flagship digital asset, DCTV, and all content produced under it, will be sponsored exclusively by OctaFX. In the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League, the first edition o
  • Kohli, de Villiers, reach Chennai for RCB camp
    Chennai, April 1 (IANS): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli and star batsman AB de Villiers have arrived in Chennai, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise said on Thursday. de Villiers and Kohli will quarantine for seven days before joining the rest of the squad in the training camp at the at the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research. Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Mohamme
  • Miami Open: Sakkari ends Osaka's winning streak
    Miami, April 1 (IANS): Maria Sakkari of Greece brought world number two Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning streak to an end in stunning fashion in the Miami Open quarterfinals, claiming victory 6-0, 6-4 in just 69 minutes. The Japanese star had not lost a match in over a year, winning last year's US Open and this season's Australian Open. But in the quarterfinal clash against Sakkari, Osaka just could not find a way out, Xinhua news reports. Meanwhile, Sakkari delivered a
  • Hazlewood pulls out of IPL
    Sydney, April 1 (IANS): Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to get ready for the national team's upcoming calendar. Hazlewood was set to turn out for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season. "It's been a long 10 months in bubbles and quarantine at different times, so I decided to have a rest from cricket and spend some time at home and in Australia in the next two months," Hazlewood told cricket.com.au.
  • 3rd T20I between Aus, NZ women abandoned due to rain
    Auckland, April 1 (IANS): The third T20I between New Zealand women and Australia was abandoned due to rains on Thursday, leading to the series ending 1-1. Only 2.5 overs could be bowled in the match, which started after a 90-minute delay at Eden Park. The game itself was reduced to 13 overs with New Zealand winning the toss and choosing to bowl. Rosemary Mair dismissed Beth Mooney in the second over by which time it had started raining again. The two teams played out the next ove
  • Spain beat Kosovo 3-1 in WC qualifier
    Madrid, April 1 (IANS): Spain took a step towards qualification for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar with a 3-1 win at home to Kosovo. Spain went into the game after a 1-1 draw at home to Greece and a slightly fortunate 2-1 win in Georgia, which had raised questions about their effectiveness in front of goal and for the first half hour of their game against Kosovo the same questions as Spain controlled the ball, but failed to trouble Kosovo keeper Samir Ujkani apart from a shot fr
  • Italy continue perfect record in WC qualifiers
    Vilnius (Lithuania), April 1 (IANS): Italy continued their winning streak in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers as it beat Lithuania 2-0 on Wednesday, claiming the third consecutive win without conceding a goal. Azzurri have beaten both Northern Ireland and Bulgaria 2-0 in the previous two games, and coach Roberto Mancini rotated the starting line-up, as Stephan El Shaarawy, Federico Bernardeschi stepped in while Rafael Toloi made his debut, Xinhua news reports. Italy was utterly domi
  • Germany stunned by North Macedonia in WC qualifier
    Duisburg (Germany), April 1 (IANS): Joachim Loew's final World Cup qualifier as Germany coach ended in a shock defeat to North Macedonia as Eljif Elmas struck late to give the visitors a 2-1 win. Elmas nudged home from close-range, with the aid of a slight deflection, five minutes from time after veteran Goran Pandev had given North Macedonia the lead in first half injury-time on Wednesday, DPA news reports. Ilkay Guendogan levelled from the spot midway through the second hal
  • FIFA announces 10 host stadiums for 2023 Women's WC
    Sydney, April 1 (IANS): Football's global governing body FIFA on Thursday announced nine host cities and 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand as venues for 2023 Women's World Cup. Eden Park in Auckland will host the opening match of the tournament on July 10 with Stadium Australia in Sydney selected to host the final on August 20. The other stadiums that have been announced as host venues are Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide), Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane), Dunedin Stadi
  • Nagaland State Chess Championship: Kevilekho, Mughaho lead on third day
    Our Correspondent Kohima | March 31 The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 entered 3rd day here today at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima. Under open championship category, Kevilekho Zumvu topped the list with six and half points, followed by Mughaho Awomi with six points, and Khrielie Sano with five and half points. With five points each of Melesayi Dawhuo, Bovito Yeputho, Salhuto Nyekha,  Akhrietuo Mere Kesiyie, Seyiekhrietuo Mere and Hekugha Yepthomi wer
  • 10th Phom Monyu Open Volleyball Tournament begins in Longleng
    Longleng, March 31 (MExN): The 10th Phom Monyu Open Volleyball Tournament organized by Longleng Town Students Union (LTSU), under the theme: ‘Gits, Guts, Glory’, started at Public Ground, Longleng on March 30 with President, Eastern Nagaland Woman Organization (ENWO) A Shamthai Phom as the special guest. She congratulated LTSU for organizing the tournament annually and giving a platform for the upcoming sportspersons. She also stressed on benefits of playing sports, impo
  • Maiden Phom Monyu volleyball tourney underway in Dimapur
    Dimapur, March 31 (MExN): The 1st Phom Monyu Volleyball Trophy organised by Dimapur Phom Students’ Union under the theme ‘Breaking Barriers’ started at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur on March 31 with L Imtizulu Phom, Personal Secretary to the State Minister of Health and Family Welfare, as the special guest. Speaking on the occasion, the special guest encouraged all the students to go forward with their dreams and passion. He called on the youth to venture into different fi