Sports

HVA cruise to 1st Jalaluddin Memorial Volleyball title

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 18 : HVA, Heikrujam clinched the title of the 1st Jalaluddin Memorial Volleyball Tournament-2021 organised by Village Development Organisation, Kyamgei Takhok Makha under the aegis of All Manipur Volleyball Association.The competition organised since January 10 at Kyamgei Takhok Makha was participated by 7 teams.HVA got the better of SYDC, Santhel by 3-1 sets in the final match of the tournament which was witnessed by Social Welfare Minister  O Henry, Deputy ..

Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament-2021 Ward No 7 thrash Ward No 11 (A) in main football

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 18 : Ward No 7 registered its second win in the ongoing 17th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2021 after defeating Ward No 11(A) today in the main football while Ward No 12 were held by Ward No 13 in the same category.Doubles from John (14', 16') and Samu (40', 58') gave Ward No 7 an easy 4-0 win over Ward No 11(A) in today's first match.In another match of the main football played in the third ground, Ward No 12 who started their campaign on a winning note were held to ..

Referee refresher course cum recruitment from Jan 28

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 18 : The District Sports Association, Chandel and Western Valley Area Sports Association are jointly conducting a 'Referee Refresher Course cum Recruitment' from January 28 to 30 at Thungcheng village ground, Chandel.As pe..

'Thang-Ta' training programme begins

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 18 : Apunba Manipur Huyen Langlon Lup has launched a 5-day 'Thang-Ta' training programme in association with Huyel Langlon Shindam Shanglen, Lamding and Yakaipung Thoupanglup,  Lamding at Ipudhou Ikop Ningthou shrine ..

Tbl Kabaddi : PYDC, SWC emerge junior champions

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Jan 17 : PYDC, Khangabok and SWC, Lamding Cherapur were respectively crowned boys and girls' champions of the Thoubal District Level Junior Kabaddi Championship 2021 organised by  Atoukhong Maning Leikai Development & Social Culture Association (AMDASCAM) under the aegis of Thoubal District Kabaddi Association (TDKA) since January 15. In the boys' final match of the championship held at AMDASCAM playground, PYDC Khangabok beat hosts AMDASCAM 37-30 to win the ..

Mini Marathon organised

IMPHAL, Jan 1738 Assam Rifles and Motbung Youth Club jointly organised a mini marathon of 10 km in Motbung, today.The mini marathon which was organised under the aegis of IGAR (E) was flagged off at 7 am from Bhim Padao and the finishing line was set at L..

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Manipur suffer 9-wicket loss to Bihar

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 17 : Manipur suffered second loss in its fourth plate group encounter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground, Chennai today as Bihar chased down the target of 106 runs in 17.1 overs with e..

KIWT 2021 Ward No 1 trounce Ward No 3(B), Ward No 4 overwhelm Ward No 5&6

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 16 : Ward No 1 and Ward No 4 had a good start in their respective campaign in the ongoing 17th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2021 at Brig M Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi DHQs today.In its first match, Ward No 1 had an easy 5-0 win over Ward No 3(B) team while Ward No 4 registered an easy 4-0 win over Ward No 5&6 in the second match.James (18'), Sehgouhao (32', 56'), Ruata (34') and Lamgoulen(45') scored for Ward No 1 in the first match over Ward No 3(B) team.In the second ..

KSO annual sports meet concludes

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 16 : The 3rd KSO Moltam Block Annual Sports Meet 2021 culminated in style today at Ichum Keirap Kom Village playground.T Mangjol Football club emerged champions and FC Chullou, Kotlen village begged the runners up title.Chu..

54th WVA Sports Meet Stage set for men's volleyball final

CHANDEL, Jan 16 : The final line up of the men's volleyball competition in the 54th Western Valley Area Annual Sports Meet, 2021 was completed today. The semifinals line up of the women's competition of the sports meet conducted by Western Valley Area Spo..

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Manipur beat Arunachal Pradesh by 45 runs to post second win

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15 : Manipur, registered its second win in the plate group competition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by beating Arunachal Pradesh by 45 runs at TI Cycles Ground, Chennai today.Winning the toss, Manipur chose to bat first and posted a moderate target of 149 for 8 before bundling their rivals out at 104 in 19.2 overs.Manipur lost openers Karnajit Yumnam (6) to Akhilesh Sahani and Narisingh Yadav (13) to Manvan Patel but Langlonyamba Meitankeis-hangbam and Nitesh Sedai ..

PFOSEMEI B claim title of 3rd Kasa-Koso Football tourney

IMPHAL, Jan 15PFOSEMEI-B beat CHOWAINU  2-1 today to claim the title of the 3rd Kasa-Koso Football tournament 2021 organized by 109 Bn CRPF under the aegis of IGP, M&N Sector CRPF since January 12 at Pudunamei Local Ground, Mao gate. The final match of the tournament was witnessed by chief guest, RH Dikho, Rtd Principal/ Deputy Director, Art and Culture, Govt of India; Vinod Kumar, Comdt-109 Bn,  Asihrii Pfuzeh, ADC Member Song Song Village; Ashikho, chairman Punanamai; Kaikho Shiinio, ..

KAM announces State contingent for kickboxing Nationals

IMPHAL, Jan 15 The Kickboxing Association of Manipur (KAM) has announced the State contingent of 5 officials and 57 players for WAKO India National Kickboxing Championship which will be held from February 7 to 10 at Hotel Elite, Saharanpur Road, Dehradun ..

KIWT 2021: Ward No 3 start on impressive note, Ward No 16 hold Ward No 17

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 15 : Vengthah Ward No 3, the oldest Ward among the seventeen ward of Kangpokpi district Headquarters started its campaign in the ongoing 17th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2021 at Brig M Thomas Ground Kangpokpi today on an ..

Konghom Area Sports Meet 2021 kicks off

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 15: Former Principal Manager (North East), BSNL, J Lunkim, retd ITS opened the 29th Konghom Area Sports Meet 2021 at Ngamsei Memorial Playground at S Mongbung village in Kangpokpi district.The sports event is being organize..

Appoints

IMPHAL, Jan 14Manipur Hockey has appointed Brojendro Ningombam, Asang Kashar, Laishangbam  Veerjeet Singh and Soibam Binoy as its associate vice presidents and joint secretary respectively, said a statement of General secretary, Manipur Hockey...

6th DBASA Sports Meet gets underway

DIPRChandel, Jan 13 : The 6th Dingpi Border Area Sporting Association (DBASA) Sports Meet began at New Samtal village in Chandel district, yesterday.The inaugural function was attended by YAS and Water Resources Minister, Letpao Haokip; Seithang Haokip, ADC Member 18-Songjang; N Shokhongam Baite (MCS), SDO Khengjoi; Seiminthang Lenthang (MCS), SDO Chakpikarong; Augustine Khongjai, Additional SP Chandel and Colonel Manish Sharma, SM CO 13th AR Sehlon as the presidium  members.Addressing the programme, ..

KIWT 2021 begins at Kpi DHQs

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 13: The 17th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2021 was kicked off impressively today at Brig M Thomas ground, Kangpokpi DHQs under the aegis of Kangpokpi Youth Union.The Inter Ward Tournament is the biggest and most prestigious sports event held annually in the month of January in Kangpokpi District Headquarters relentlessly emphasizing the essence of unity, peace and tranquillity within the town and its vicinity. Haokholal Hangshing, Ex-Chairman ADC Sadar Hills graced ..

WVA Annual Sports Meet Bunghring YC, Berukhudam YC, Unopat FC advance in men's football

Our CorrespondentCHANDEL, Jan 13 : Bunghring Youth Club, Berukhudam Youth Club and Unopat FC progressed into the last 8 staged of the men's football competition in the 54th Western Valley Area Annual Sports Meet which is underway since yesterday at Thungc..

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Manipur go down to Chandigarh

By  Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13 : Chandi-garh proved too strong for Manipur as they notched up an emphatic 110-run victory in their second plate group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Cricket Tournament-2021 in Chennai today.This is despite a g..

1st Republic Day Invitational Football Tournament begins

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 13: The 1st Republic Day Invitational Football Tournament organized by COB Motbung, 38 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles in collaboration with Motbung Youth Club kicked off today LS playground, Motbung ..

Lt Col Bakshi Memorial Football Tournament kicks off

IMPHAL, Jan 13The 15th Edition of the Lt Col Bakshi Memorial Football Tournament was inaugurated today at Parbung village of Pherzawl district.8 teams from the nearby villages are participating in the said tournament and the inaugural league match was pla..

General body meeting on Feb 21

IMPHAL, Jan 12: The Thoubal District Amateur Boxing Association (THOUDABA) has fixed the date for its general body meeting and election for new office bearers on February 21 at BASU office in Thoubal. In its press release, the association has informed all..

LNC Men's Double Badminton Tournament Manohar Singh-K Iboton wins

NONEY, Jan 10 :  Manohar Singh, OC, 86 Bn CRPF (Noney out-post) and K Iboton Singh were crowned champions of the one day "LNC Men's Double Badminton Tournament 2021" organised yesterday by the Longmai Nature Club with strict observation of COVID-19 S..

NEROCA FC leave Imphal

IMPHAL, Jan 2: NEROCA-FC team left Imphal for Kolkata on Friday for participation in the 14th Hero India League 2020-21, which is scheduled to begin from January 9. NEROCA will play their first match against TRAU-FC on January 15...

Polo match played

BISHNUPUR, Jan 2: Kamdebo & Memtombi Memorial Riding School (KMMRS) Singjamei and Pony Care Centre (PCC) Kumbi played a friendly polo (sagol kangjei) at Kumbi Kangjeibung, today.BJP Bishnupur District Committee secretary, S Premchandra, Vice president..

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy State team leave Imphal for Chennai

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 2 : Manipur senior men's team comprising 20 players and 6 support staff led by Shiv Sundar Das as head coach, have left Imphal today for Chennai for the T20 Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy 2020-21 (Plate Group).The players who are..

HAU players win medals

Our CorrespondentThoubal, Dec 31: Players of Heirok Athletic Union (HAU) who represented Manipur in the recent "32nd East Zone Athletic Championship 2020" won medals in different categories.The championship was held on December 28 and 29 last at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati. Khumanthem Anjana @ Manao Chanu, s/o Megha, Heirok Part (II) Bazar and  Khumanthem Sunil, s/o Ibomcha, Heirok Part -II Bazar won a silver medal each while RK Dayananda Meitei, s/o RK Ibungo Meitei, Heirok Part-1 ..

Selected

IMPHAL, Dec 31: Three Kho Kho players from the State have been selected for participation in the Kho Kho National Coaching Camp, which is scheduled to be held from January 17 to February 16, 2021.The selected players are Th Lancheba Meitei, Th Sadananda M..

32nd East Zone Jr Athletics Championships Manipur earn two gold to end campaign with 12 medals

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Dec 29 : Manipur athletic team ended the year on a positive note managing 12 medals including two gold medals at the 32nd East Zone Junior Athletics Champion-ships held at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati since yesterd..

National team icons hail Manipur’s ‘sporting culture’

NEW DELHI, Dec 29In a candid conversation on AIFF TV on Sunday (December 27, 2020), Indian women's national team winger Dangmei Grace, who hails from Bishnupur in Manipur, spoke about the sporting culture in her home state and how sports is “in the blood” of all Manipuris."Our inclination towards sports comes from our forefathers. We have a strong belief that we have sports in our blood. Manipur has produced so many Olympians and legends, and even if we don't have the best infrastructure ..

Annual Sports Meet concludes

IMPHAL, Dec 29Annual Sports Meet of Phunal Sambum village in Chandel district concluded today.The sports meet saw participation from youths of the village in various games and sports including tug of war, football and volleyball.Greenland Prayer Group (women) and Parim Prayer Group (men) were the team champions in tug of war. Parim FC (women) beat Parbam FC 1-0 to clinch the title in football, while Greenland FC beat Church Road FC 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out as regulation time ended in a stalemate.Prizes ..

L Jamngam Baite memorial volleyball tournament kicks off

MOREH, Dec 28The 2 day L Jamngam Baite memorial volleyball tournament for men and women kicked off at Hygiene cafe playground, JH Vajang village in Moreh, today.The inaugural programme was attended by BJP Kisan Morcha vice president and intending candidat..

AMFA seeks comments from State League participating teams

IMPHAL, Nov 3The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has sought the comments of the Manipur State League teams in regard to the ensuing 14th Manipur State League 2020-21till October 15.An executive council meeting of the AMFA was convened on October 3..

New office bearers of AMPA elected

IMPHAL, Nov 2New office bearers of the All Manipur Polo Association (AMPA) for the 2020-2023 term have been elected in a general body meeting of the association convened yesterday.As per a statement of AMPA, Dr Konsam Saratchandra Singh was elected as the..

AMFA denounces YAS's interference over holding tournaments

IMPHAL, Nov 2The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has stated that the intervention of Directorate of Youth Affairs and Sports over holding of football tournaments was undesirous.The AMFA in a statement said that, the apex body will decide whether t..

Cancel State League and Women State League : YAS to AMFA

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Oct 30 : The Directorate of Youth Affairs and Sports has informed the All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) to cancel this year's State League and Women State League.The YAS Directorate has intimated AMFA to cancel the tourn..

Karate-Do referees selected

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Oct 30 : Two referees of Manipur Amateur Karate-Do Association, Thounaojam Ibungouchouba and  Leimajam Heramani Devi has been selected as the members of the North East States Karate-Do Federation. Th Ibungouchouba is an A..

Condolence

IMPHAL, Oct 14The Manipur Hockey said they deeply mourned the untimely demise of Konsam Shyamsunder Singh who was serving as the Director of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of Manipur. His contributions towards the development of sports in Manipur ..

2nd Kanglei Thang Ta Fest from Oct 25

IMPHAL, Oct 13The Kangleipak Thang-Ta Cultural Academy under the sponsorship of Ministry of Culture, Government of India will be organising the 2nd Kanglei Thang-Ta Festival from October 25 to 30 at Lairik Yengbam Awang Leikai Community Hall, Imphal East,..

Manipuri teenager becomes first Indian footballer to feature in The Guardian's next generation list

NEW DELHI, Oct 10Manipuri's 17-year-old defender Bikash Yumnam has become the first Indian footballer to make it to The Guardian's Next Generation List - a list of the best young footballers from across the globe.The list is published annually by the newspaper and it has been running since 2014 and has featured some of the most exciting football talents from across the world.Speaking about his selection to ESPN, the young footballer said, "I am both happy and surprised but I am also realistic. I am ..

UADC gifts footballs to schools

Ukhrul, Oct 5 : Ukhrul ADC Chairman Dr Yaronsho Ngalung today distributed sport items in a simple function held at ADC office complex Phungreitang, Ukhrul.Dr Yaronsho handed over two footballs each to headmasters and headmistresses of 158 ADC schools in U..

Noney Bn AR distributes sport items

IMPHAL, Oct 5Noney Battalion Assam Rifles today distributed sport items to Thanggal village in Noney district to boost up sports facilities for talented youths in the village. The items were distributed under "Assam Rifles Civic Action  Project 2020-..

1st Molnoi Area Badminton Championship 2020 concluded

IMPHAL, Sep 30 The 1st Molnoi Area Badminton Championship 2020 organised by Molnoi Area Badminton Association in collaboration with District Badminton Association Tengnoupal concluded at NMS Hall, Phaipijang in Tengnoupal District today.The valedictory fu..

AIFF to conduct online courses

IMPHAL, Sep 30The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) in a statement informed that All India Football Federation is conducting two online courses and a workshop from October 2 onwards.As per a statement of AMFA, AIFF is conducting a Goalkeeping Introd..

Gymnasium opened

IMPHAL, Sep 27 : A gymnasium called 'Active Fitness Centre' was formally launched by Thangjam Anoubi, Khundrakpam Zilla Parishad Member at Pangei Bazar with a simple gathering and ritual ceremony today.The launch event was also attended by Khundrakpam Gra..

Notifies

IMPHAL, Sep 27 : All Manipur Body Builders Association (AMBBA) has notified all concerned not to create confusion about any body building related matters in the media.AMMBA, in a statement, said that the association, officially recognised by the Governmen..

Khuman Lampak Sports Complex among the first 8 KISCEs in India to be upgraded under Khelo India Scheme

Khuman Lampak Sports Complex among the first 8 KISCEs in India to be upgraded under Khelo India Scheme..

AMFA eyes resumption of tournaments by November

IMPHAL, Sep 16The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has stated that the association is preparing to commence its tournaments in the 2nd week of November in line with the All India Football Federation's announcement to commence various kinds of its t..

Thang-Ta Assns demand

IMPHAL, Sep 8: Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur and Imphal East Thang-Ta Association have appealed to authorities concerned to include Thang-Ta as a discipline in the Khelo India Centres proposed to be opened in Imphal East and Thoubal...

'Kabaddi lover group' donates

IMPHAL, Sep 4: Kabaddi lover group today donated a sum of Rs 10,000 to footballer Ramananda, who is undergoing treatment at Shija Hospital due to kidney failure...

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, Sep 4: All Manipur football Association (AMFA) has informed that the association is planning to commence all its tournaments as soon as possible with the approval of All India Football Federation. All district associations, clubs, teams are thus i..

Well wishers donate, pray for recovery of footballer Ramananda

IMPHAL, Aug 29Voluntary donations to aid ailing footballer Ningthoujam Ramananda poured  in with Epao Tengbang Lup, Manipur; NEROCA FC Fan Club, Manipur and the Kadajit Youths' Welfare Associated Club (KYWAC) making monetary contributions and praying..

Murray claims biggest win of comeback at Western and Southern

NEW YORK, Aug 25Andy Murray claimed the biggest win of his comeback and a place in the last 16 of the Western and Southern Open on Monday by taking out self-destructing fifth seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 3-6 7-5.Murray offered hope he was on the right track after his injury woes with a tidy first-round win over Frances Tiafoe on Saturday but it is Monday’s win over the big-hitting German that will provide a huge confidence boost in the run-up to the U.S. Open that starts next week.Neither player ..

In a non-Olympic year, Olympic-sized awards list for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

New Delhi, Aug 22Rule 10 in the entry form of India’s two highest sporting honours – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards – lays down a fundamental principle.“There will be only one award every year to be given to an individual sportsperson,” reads point number 10.1 in the Khel Ratna invitation form. Rule 10.2 of the Arjuna Award states, “Normally not more than 15 awards could be given in any calendar year.” In both cases, it is specified that the ..

Okendro, L Shushila earn top places in online work out contest

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Aug 14: Sanasam Okendro Singh bagged the men's title of the "Freehand whole body work out at home during lockdown 2020" contest held yesterday on the occasion of Patriots' Day while L Shushila Devi clinched the women crown.The competition, held originally as "Emagidamak" on August 13 annually by All Manipur Body Builders Association (AMBBA), was conducted online ( with participants submitting 2-minute video) this time in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maibam Robart ..

Former India International footballer Laishram Manitombi no more

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Aug 9 : Former India international footballer Laishram Manitombi Singh passed away yesterday at around 11 pm at his residence at Achanbigei Mayai Leikai.He is survived by his wife and a 10 year old son.The defender, born on June 10, 1981 started his career at Army Boys and also played for Services for two seasons at the beginning of his career. He later donned the jerseys of Air India, Salgaocar FC and Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan.Along with his friend Tomba Singh, Manitombi ..

RFYS star performer Annaroy Soibam called up to Odisha FC youth set up

Mumbai, Aug 9Annaroy Soibam, who captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20, has earned a call-up to join the youth squad of Hero ISL Club Odisha FC. Annaroy, who won the Golden Boot at the championships for scoring 11 goals in five matches, and the Golden Ball for being the best player in the tournament, impressed scouts from the club who were at hand in Mumbai during ..

Sports bodies condole

IMPHAL, Jul 27Many sports bodies have condoled the demise of renowned athlete Akoijam Binodkumar Singh alias Tarakishore on July 23.Manipur Master Athletic Association said that he was a State champion in various games like high jump, long jump, triple ju..

Admission open for different Sports Courses

IMPHAL, Jul 22Laksmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior has invited all interested persons to apply for the admission test for Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching (PGDSC), Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC) and other courses for the a..

AMFA clarifies

IMPHAL, Jul 20In response to the July 19 statement of NISA president, All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has clarified that inter district player transfer are being conducted as per the AMFA calendar.AMFA also maintained that the association had not ..

Gyanendro feted

IMPHAL, Jul 13 : Hailing the appointment of Gyanendro Ningombam as new officiating president of Hockey India, Bharat Swabhiman Trust of Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Manipur organised a felicitation function at the office of the Samiti today.Gyanendro is also an..

Dhrupad Kashyap wins 1st Salai NE Open Online Chess Tourney

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 13: Dhrupad Kashyap of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti School, Guwahati clinched the title of the 1st Salai North East Open Online Blitz Chess Tournament organized by Salai Chess Academy on July 12 through Lichess Platform in arena mode.Dhrupad Kashyap scored 45 points, Bhringish Kalita scored 43 points, Chruv Phukan scored 42 points, Pratyush Kiran scored 37 and Abhrojyoti Nath 35 points. Top five players from Open, U-7, U-9, U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-25 were awarded E-certificates. ..

New office bearers elected

IMPHAL, Jul 11General body meeting of "Coaches Association Youth Affairs and Sports, Manipur" was held today at the residence of Th Mangichand, Kairang by following social distancing norms. During the meeting, new office bearers of the association were el..

DSA Bishnupur notifies

IMPHAL, Jul 11District Sports Association, Bishnupur has notified that it will accept new clubs/teams to be affiliated with the association for the season 2020-21. Interested parties need to complete the necessary procedure before the transfer/loan of pla..

DSA Kakching reminds

IMPHAL, Jul 7: District Sports Association, Kakching has reminded the schedule for transfer/loan of players to all affiliated clubs for 2020-21 season. Transfer of players will be held from July 8 to July 31 while the schedule will be from July 21 to July..

Online Blitz Chess Tournament

IMPHAL, Jul 7: Salai Chess Academy will organised "1st Salai North-East Open Online Blitz Chess Tournament" on July 12, informed head coach of the academy Y Dhanabir Singh. The tournament will start from 11.30am and duration of the tournament is 90 mins. ..

Five Manipuri coaches clear "Level-1 Course"

IMPHAL, Jul 1: Five Manipuri coaches have cleared "Level-1 Coaches Course" conducted by BCCI, NCA for North-East at Dimapur from March 9 to March 13. The coaches are Naorem Roben Singh, Ph Robindro Singh, Syed Mujibur Rahman, Chaoba Meikam and Haobam Suni..

Jiribam TT and Badminton associations formed

Our CorrespondentJIRIBAM, Jun 28: Under the aegis of SP Jiribam M Mubi Singh, Jiribam District Table Tennis Association (JDTTA) and Jiribam District Badminton Association were formed at Multi-Complex Indoor Stadium, Bidyanagar today.Speaking to media pers..

Nongdaren Khaba wins bronze in Online Poomsae C'ship

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 13 : Nongdaren Khaba finished third to bag a senior division bronze medal at the 1st Poomsae Lover Club Invitational Online Championship which was held on June 3 last.Nongdaren Khaba who trained at Union Taekwondo Academy (UTA), entered the senior division this year and had represented India and brought laurels on multiple occasions earlier.He won his medal last in the form of a bronze at the All India Inter University Taekwondo Championship held in Punjab from March ..

Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charge by IWF

NEW DELHI, Jun 10The International Weightlifting Federation has dropped the doping charge against Indian weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu due to “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample but the Commonwealth Games gold-medallist has also demanded an apology and compensation for the “trauma” she has endured.The IWF made the decision based on the recommendation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The 26-year-old, who claimed innocence since the beginning, was informed ..

Manipur State League likely from August

By Our Sports ReporterImphal, Jun 10 : As the 14th Manipur State League 2020 is likely to commence from the first week of August as per AMFA calendar, winners and runners up of "Thangjam Birachandra-Maipakpi Winners' Cup" namely MPSC and KIYC were granted..

FC Lamjao to represent DSA Kakching at AMFA Cup

IMPHAL, May 30District Sports Association Kakching has sent out a list of clubs in their respective leagues for the 2020 season as per resolution of the executive council of the association while informing that Super Division League winners, FC Lamjao wil..

Inter-club transfer from June 20 to 30 : IWDFA

IMPHAL, May 30Imphal West District Football Association (IWDFA) has informed all that inter club transfer/ loan of players for the clubs of Imphal West district will be  conducted from June 20 to 30 from 10  an to 1 pm.IWDFA, in a memorandum, sa..

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 30All Manipur Football Association  (AMFA) has informed that inter district transfer/loan of players from one club belonging to a district association to another club of different district association will be held from June 9 to 30 during..

Sushil: ‘Let people write me off, I am preparing for 2021 Tokyo now’

NEW DELHI, Apr 6“People have this habit of writing me off every now and then but it does not affect me,” says veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar, quashing talk of retirement and insisting that postponement of Tokyo Olympics has given him a very good shot at qualifying for his fourth Games.The 36-year-old was struggling to make the cut for the Olympics, postponed to 2021 owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic.The showpiece, originally scheduled for July-August this year, was expected to be a ..

China's once-dominant Liaoning face closure as players go unpaid

HONG KONG, Apr 4Three decades ago Liaoning FC were the standard bearers of Chinese football, sweeping aside all before them domestically and across Asia, but their 67-year history may soon be consigned to the scrap-heap as financial woes threaten to bring them down.Six league titles in seven years, plus two Asian Club Championship final appearances, marked Liaoning out as one of the region’s top outfits but recent times have not been as kind.Liaoning have dropped down to China’s second ..

Only collective effort can defeat COVID-19, says former Warrant Officer Ksh Bhaktakumar

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4 : Doing his bit in the fight against COVID-19, former bodybuilder and IAF's Warrant Officer Kshetrimayum Bhaktakumar has maintained that only collective effort will be able to control and overcome the new disease.Ksh Bhaktakumar who was honoured recently with the "Pride of the Nation" award and has 10 Mr India titles in his belt, is also assessing the impact created by the new disease which trace its origin in Wuhan, China. The bodybuilder who was also adjudged ..

SAI holds video conference with Hockey India officials

NEW DELHI, Apr 4The Sports Authority of India on Saturday held a meeting with Hockey India officials and national team coaches via a video conference and drew a roadmap for the next 16 months leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.Among other things, the COVID-..

Will not give up until I win gold at Olympics, says Mary Kom

NEW DELHI, Apr 1Six-time World Champion Mary Kom on Wednesday reiterated that her dream is to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics and for that she will try her level best and keep fighting until she achieves her goal.The ace Indian boxer had won bronze at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 51-kg weight category. In 2016, she was unable to qualify for the Rio Games.However, last month, she secured her second appearance at the mega quadrennial Games in the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers, ..

AIFF hopeful of organising U-17 Women's World Cup in November

NEW DELHI, Mar 31The All India Football Federation (AIFF) remains hopeful of organising the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in November despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellation and postponement of top sporting events, throwing international sche..

COVID-19: Mary Kom donates one-month salary to PM relief fund

NEW DELHI, Mar 30 Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she will donate her one month's salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country."In view of the..

MNCA contributes Rs 5 lakh to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

IMPHAL, Mar 29In view of the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic in the Country and the States, Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) today contributed a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the " Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund" with the primary objective of dealing with the emergency/distress situations to combat COVID-19 in the State. MNCA's president RK Imo Singh; vice president Laithangbam Binoy Singh; honorary secretary Singam Priyananda Singh; honorary treasurer Laithangbam Ronel Singh and honorary ..

IOA assures full support as India battles COVID-19 pandemic

NEW DELHI, Mar 29The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday assured full support as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed on self-isolation under the current circumstances.IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday said the Tokyo Olympi..

Rescheduled Tokyo Games may come before summer 2021: Bach

ATHENS, Mar 26The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems but could go ahead before summer 2021.Though most people have assumed the Games will be held around roughly the same July-August timetable as they were planned for this year, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said earlier dates in 2021 were possible.“The agreement is that we want to organise these Games ..

AMFA puts major events on hold till April 15

IMPHAL, Mar 23All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has decided to defer major football tournaments in the State namely, 13th Manipur State League, 2nd Sub-Junior Girls Inter Club Football Tournament-2020, 2nd Sub-Junior Boys Inter Club Football Tournam..

MABA GB meeting on April 26

IMPHAL, Mar 23Manipur Amateur Boxing Association has informed all its members that the annual general body meeting of the association will be held on April 26 under the chairmanship of Ng Tejkumar Singh, president, MABA from 10 am at Khuman Lampak, Boxing..

"Moirang Run" postponed

IMPHAL, Mar 23"Moirang Run" which is organised annually by Historical Heritage Development Organisation, Moirang has been postponed until further notice considering the grave situation caused by COVID-19.The run is being held every year on April 14 to com..

Mirabai Chanu: All efforts will go waste if Olympics is cancelled

NEW DELHI, Mar 22 Awary Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer on her lips that the Tokyo Olympics goes as per schedule despite COVID-19 pandemic otherwise all her efforts of winning an Olympic medal will go down the drain...

Mary Kom breaks quarantine protocol amid coronavirus scare

NEW DELHI, MAr 21 Amid panic over a possibility of community transmission of novel coronavirus, it has now come to fore that ace boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom broke the 14-day quarantine protocol which has been put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governments across the world...

Mirabai sure-shot for her second Olympics, young Jeremy also set to qualify

NEW DELHI, Mar 20 Weightlifting's Olympic qualifying schedule has gone haywire due to the COVID-19 pandemic but India's Mirabai Chanu is a sure-shot for the Tokyo Games, if they are held, while young Jeremy Lalrinnunga is also set to make the cut for the mega sporting spectacle...

Bala Devi stays back in Glasgow, says Rangers taking care of her

Kolkata, Mar 20 India women''s team striker Bala Devi, who plays for Scottish football club Rangers F.C., has decided to stay back in Glasgow after the Indian government on Thursday said that no international flight..

RCT, KCC, PTCC, RCA secure wins: MCA postpones 5th MNCA Plate Tournament as preventive measure against COVID-19

IMPHAL, Mar 19: Amidst COVID-19 that has claimed four lives and infected more than 170 in the country, Manipur Cricket Association has postponed the 5th MNCA Plate Tournament 2019-20 until further notice. The tournament began yesterday...

PCC, CRAU, KASC and PSC emerge victorious as 5th MNCA Plate Tournament kicks off

IMPHAL, Mar 18 : The 5th MNCA Plate Tournament 2019-20 being organised by Manipur Cricket Association kicked off today...

PTCC Men's Open Football tournament stalled

IMPHAL, Mar 18 4th State Level 7-A-side Men's Open Football Tournament 2020 organised by Patsoi Tuliyaima Century Club (PTCC) at its ground has been put on hold in view of the fast spreading COVID-19..

MNCA condoles demise of Haobam Biramangol

IMPHAL, Mar 18 Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) has condoled the untimely and sad demise of its former honorary secretary, Haobam Biramangol Singh on March 17...

Manipur gives birth to India’s first transgender football team

IMPHAL, Mar 18 Manipur’s NGO Ya All has recently helped in the formation of first transgender football team in India. As per reports, the team comprises of Nick (captain), Chaki (vice captain, striker), Puja (goalkeeper), Silleibi ..

Stage set for quarter finals of PTCC Football tourney

IMPHAL, Mar 17 : The quarter-finals line up of the 4th Men's Football Tournament being organised by Patsoi Tuliyaima Century Club at its Football ground at Patsoi, completed today with 8 teams making the last 8 cut...

AMFA warns of stern disciplinary action

IMPHAL, Mar 17 All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has warned that stern disciplinary actions will be taken up if any registered players and referees are found to be involved in unauthorized tournaments (4 to 8-A-side) while the association is shelving on its activities due to novel coronavirus...

2 State cricketers called up for Senior Men's Camp for NE States

IMPHAL, Mar 16Two cricketers of Manipur Cricket Association have been called up for the Senior Men's Camp for North East States to be conducted under the aegis of NCA, BCCI at Guwahati, Assam from April 6 to 30.The two players who were selected by All Ind..