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Gurjit’s brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Gurjit’s brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event

Tokyo, Aug. 17 (IANS): Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women’s hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Gurjit gave India a 1-0 lead by scoring a goal in the ninth […]

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Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan

Madrid, Aug. 17 (IANS): FC Barcelona have reached the “principal of an agreement” to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich. Barcelona’s Director of institutional and Sporting Relations confirmed the news while speaking to TV cameras on Friday prior to Barca’s first game of the new Liga Santander season away to Athletic […]

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Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna

New Delhi, Aug. 17 (PTI): Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the […]

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Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021

Mumbai, Aug. 16 (PTI): Ravi Shastri was on Friday re-appointed head coach of the Indian men’s team by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which unanimously felt that the incumbent’s “communication skills and understanding of team issues” stood out. Shastri, who had the public backing of captain Virat Kohli even before the short-listing was […]

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Watling fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead on Day 3

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Watling fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead on Day 3

Galle, Aug. 16 (IANS): New Zealand stacked up a 177-run lead on Day 3 of their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka were all out for 267 in the first session, thus leading by 18 runs and the Kiwis could cross that only at the cost of their opener Jeet Raval. While […]

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NFL’s Nagaland Super Five readies for maiden NEFL

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on NFL’s Nagaland Super Five readies for maiden NEFL

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Aug. 16: The North East Futsal League (NEFL) was officially launched on Fri. Aug. 16 at A1 Power Play in Dimapur in the presence of NEFL founder and manager Ranajit Mahanta. Addressing media persons at a press conference, Mahanta announced that the NEFL is all set to be played from August 25 […]

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DFL Season 2 to be played at night

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  Nagaland Sports, Sports  /  Comments Off on DFL Season 2 to be played at night

Dimapur, Aug. 16 (EMN): The convenor of Dimapur Football League (DFL) in an update on Friday stated that the second edition of DFL will be played at night. The exhibition/trial match for the night matches of Dimapur Football League (DFL) Season 2 was successfully played on August 15, where Dimapur Naga Students’ Union thrashed the […]

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Bajrang Punia nominated for Khel Ratna award

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Bajrang Punia nominated for Khel Ratna award

New Delhi, Aug. 16 (PTI): Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist wrestler Bajrang Punia was on Friday nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. His name was finalised by a 12-member selection committee on the opening day of a two-day meeting. The panel comprises the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia […]

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Kohli, Iyer guide India to ODI series whitewash

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Kohli, Iyer guide India to ODI series whitewash

Port of Spain, Aug. 15 (IANS): Skipper Virat Kohli scored his second consecutive hundred to lead India to a series-clinching victory in the third ODI against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval.

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Galle Test: Patel’s fifer jolts Lanka against Kiwis

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Galle Test: Patel’s fifer jolts Lanka against Kiwis

Galle, Aug. 15 (IANS): Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel (5/76) rattled the Sri Lankan batting line-up even as Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis chipped in with useful half-centuries to help the hosts reach 227/7 at the close of play on Day 2 of the first Test against New Zealand at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday.

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