S Chingkheinganbi wins MU fencing bronze at 3rd KIUG

IMPHAL, May 31 : S Chingkheinganbi Chanu has won Manipur University a bronze medal in the individual epee event (fencing) at the 3rd edition of Khelo India Inter University Games being underway in Uttar Pradesh.Chingkheinganbi Chanu of Department of Physi..

Thailand Open: Kiran George stuns World No 9 Shi Yuqi

BANGKOK, May 31India's Kiran George scripted a stunning straight-game win over world number 9 Shi Yuqi of China to storm into the pre-quarterfinals of the Thailand Open Super 500 tournament here on Wednesday.Ashmita Chaliha and Saina Nehwal also made winn..

Zverev wins first French Open match since ankle injury

NEW DELHI, May 31Alexander Zverev marked his return to Roland Garros with a victorious performance in the first round of the French Open, defeating Lloyd Harris in straight sets. This comeback comes exactly one year after Zverev suffered a severe ankle in..

Wrestlers delay plan to throw medals into river Ganga as part of sexual abuse protest

NEW DELHI, May 31Olympic medalist wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik and others, who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and are demanding his arrest, reached Haridwar to immerse a..

Chennai pip Gujarat in dramatic final to win fifth IPL title

NEW DELHI, May 30Chennai Super Kings equalled Mumbai Indians' record of five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side triumphed in a last-ball thriller, beating champions Gujarat Titans by five wickets in Monday's rain-marred f..

NBA playoffs: Heat dismantle Celtics, punch ticket to finals

BOSTON, May 30Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Caleb Martin added 26 and the Miami Heat became the second No. 8 seed to reach the NBA Finals with a convincing 103-84 victory over the host Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday n..

India enter men's Junior Asia Cup hockey semifinal with 17-0 win over Thailand

SALALAH, May 29Defending champions India moved into the semifinals of the men's Junior Asia Cup with a 17-0 win over Thailand in their last Pool A match.India, who are likely to top the four-team Pool A with 10 points from four games after victories over ..

ICC leaders in Pakistan to secure ODI World Cup participation

NEW DELHI, May 29Senior International Cricket Council (ICC) officials have travelled to Pakistan to secure the country's participation in this year's 50-overs World Cup in India which has been in doubt for political reasons.Bilateral cricket has been a ca..

Nadal-inspired Korda bags first win since January at Roland Garros

PARIS, May 29American Sebastian Korda claimed his first victory since January by battling past Mackenzie McDonald at the French Open on Sunday and said he had spent the last few months learning to play again after a wrist issue wrecked his strong start to..

HS Prannoy makes history, clinches maiden BWF World Tour title at Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur, May 28 Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy ended a six-year-long title drought with a three-game win over China's Weng Hong Yang in a pulsating men's singles finals at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament here on Sunday.The 30-year-old Indi..

India play out 1-1 draw against Pakistan in men's Junior Asia Cup hockey

SALALAH, May 28India played out a thrilling 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Pakistan in their third Pool A game to continue their unbeaten run in the men's Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Salalah here.Sharda Nand Tiwari (24th minute) gave India the lead..

Rodrygo brace earns Real Madrid victory over Sevilla

SEVILLE, May 28Rodrygo hit a brace to earn Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday, sending his side four points clear of third-place rivals Atletico Madrid.Madrid were without injured winger Vinicius Junior, who drew global support duri..

Inter Milan see off Atalanta and secure Champions League qualification, AS Roma's hopes end

MILAN, May 28Inter Milan secured their place in next season's Champions League with a 3-2 win over Atalanta which showed some fine form heading into the final of Europe's top club competition next month.Simone Inzaghi's side rose to second in Serie A afte..

Malaysia Masters: Prannoy enters final, Sindhu loses

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy entered the men's singles final of the Malaysia Masters after his opponent Christian Adinata of Indonesia conceded the semifinal match following a nasty knee injury here on Saturday.World number 9 Pranno..

Heartbreak for India as Belgium secure last-minute win in FIH Pro League

NEW DELHI, May 27India suffered a 1-2 defeat against Olympic champions Belgium in a closely contested FIH Men's Hockey Pro League match in London. The match saw all the goals being scored through penalty corners.Belgium, ranked second in the world, took t..

Delhi FC clinch 2nd divn title and promotion to I-League

NEW DELHI, May 27Delhi FC secured a historic promotion to the I-League after defeating Ambernath United Atlanta FC with a convincing 3-1 victory in the final of the second division on Friday.Playing in their debut season in the second division, Mumbai-bas..

Manchester United qualify for next season's Champions League

MANCHESTER, May 26Manchester United secured a return to the Champions League next season after a 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea on Thursday. The goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford propelled the Red Devils to the third pos..

Indian team seek to continue winning momentum against Pakistan in men's junior Asia Cup hockey

SALALAH, May 26India would look to continue their winning momentum after two commanding victories but they can ill-afford to drop their guard when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in a Pool A match of the Men's Junior Asia Cup here on Saturday.India thrashe..

Wu, Zhang and Shang end China's 86-year French Open wait

PARIS, May 26Twelve months ago, a despondent Wu Yibing was retiring with injury from a low-level clay court tournament in Italy, earning a meagre 530 euros ($570) for his troubles.Fast-forward a year and 23-year-old Wu is his country's highest-ranked male..

Malaysia Masters: Sindhu, Prannoy enter quarterfinals

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth booked their places in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament with contrasting wins over their respective rivals here on Thursday.While double Oly..

Lautaro Martinez double wins Inter Milan the Italian Cup

ROME, May 25Lautaro Martinez scored twice as Champions League finalists Inter Milan came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and retain their Italian Cup title on Wednesday.Nicolas Gonzalez gave Fiorentina an early lead at the Stadio Olimpico, but Martinez..

Jeev to tee off at Senior PGA C'ship

NEW DELHI, May 25Veteran Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Arjun Atwal will tee off at the USD 3.5 million Senior PGA Championship in Frisco, Texas.The Senior Majors are for 50-plus golfers.Jeev, who has playing rights on the Senior Tours in Europe and..

Real Madrid beat Rayo as Bernabeu rallies behind Vinicius Jr

MADRID, May 25Goals by Karim Benzema and Rodrygo earned Real Madrid a 2-1 win over mid-table Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga on Wednesday as fans and players showed their support for Vinicius Jr who was subjected to racial abuse over the weekend.Real's Brazilian..

Manika Batra out of singles competition in World Table Tennis Championships

NEW DELHI, May 24Indian table tennis star Manika Batra showcased her fighting spirit in a closely contested match against Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico at the World Table Tennis Championships. Despite a valiant effort, Batra narrowly lost 3-4 (6-11, 12-10, ..

Valladolid beat Barcelona to boost La Liga survival hopes

VALLADOLID, May 24Real Valladolid earned an important 3-1 victory over champions Barcelona to boost their La Liga survival hopes on Tuesday.The hosts were good value for their victory and climbed to 17th, moving provisionally three points clear of the rel..

ISSF World Cup: Historic silver-bronze finish for Ganemat Sekhon and Darshna Rathore

NEW DELHI, May 23Indian women's skeet shooters Ganemat Sekhon and Darshna Rathore created history on Tuesday, securing silver and bronze medals at the ISSF World Cup in Almaty. This marked the first time Indian skeet shooters have won two senior individua..

Neeraj Chopra becomes World No 1 in men's javelin rankings

NEW DELHI, May 23In a major career milestone, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Monday claimed world number one ranking in men's javelin for the first time ever.With a total of 1455 points, Neeraj became the new No.1 javelin thrower, surpassing the ..

IBA suspends four National federations for joining “rogue organisation”

LAUSANNE, May 23The National federations of Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and the Netherlands have been suspended by the International Boxing Association (IBA) for their “participation” in a “rogue” boxing organisation.Last month, a..

Sarju, Uma get Indian softball team trial call

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 22 : Two State softball players, L Sarju Devi and S Uma Chanu are set to attend Indian Softball team trial for the Asian Games due to be held in China this September.The players, who were called up for the National team tr..

Shillong Lajong return to I-League after four years

NEW DELHI, May 22Shillong Lajong FC were on Sunday confirmed as the first team to be promoted to the 2023-24 I-League, making a comeback to the second tier after a gap of four years.The Meghalaya side edged FC Bengaluru United 2-1 at the SSA Stadium in Sh..

Gokulam Kerala steamroll Kickstart FC to complete hat-trick of Indian Women's League titles

AHMEDABAD, May 22A dominant Gokulam Kerala thrashed Kickstart FC Karnataka 5-0 to become the Indian Women's League (IWL) champions for the third season in a row on Sunday.Sabitra Bhandari (5'), Sandhiya Ranganathan (22', 52'), Indumathi Kathiresan (37'), ..

Ashwajit Senjam wins Jalandhar National Series' U-18 title

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21 : Manipur's Ashwajit Senjam clinched the U-18 singles title at the AITA National Series Tournament which was held from May 15 to 20 in Jalandhar.The 16 year old lad from Manipur earned the top honour in the U-18 singles..

Asia-Pacific-Africa Powerlifting C'ships6 State athletes make it to Indian team

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21 : As many as six athletes from Manipur have been selected in the Indian team for the Asia-Pacific-Africa Equipped Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships for Sub-Junior, Junior, Open (Senior) and Masters.The champion..

Long jumper Shaili Singh finishes 3rd at Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Japan

YOKOHAMA, May 21Shaili Singh opened her international outdoor season with a bronze in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Gold event, in Yokohama on Sunday.Shaili, the 2021 under-20 Worlds silver medallist who has a personal be..

Rybakina wins Rome title after ailing Kalinina retires

ROME , May 21World number six Elena Rybakina warmed up for the French Open by capturing the Italian Open title on Saturday after her Ukrainian opponent Anhelina Kalinina was forced to retire with an apparent left leg injury while trailing 6-4 1-0.Moscow-b..

Archery World Cup Stage TwoOjas, Jyothi stun mighty Koreans, bag successive gold

SHANGHAI, May 20Continuing its dream run, India’s compound mixed team duo of Ojas Deotale and Jyothi Surekha Vennam on Saturday stunned heavyweights Korea to grab successive Archery World Cup gold medals here.After winning the World Cup Stage 1 gold..

IND vs AUS, women’s hockey tour Australia beat India, win series 2-0

ADELAIDE, May 20Australia came from behind to defeat India in the second Hockey Test on Saturday at the Mate Stadium in Adelaide, winning the three-match Test series 2-0 with one game remaining.Tatum Stewart opened the goal-scoring account for the Kangaro..

State Muay Thai team for Chennai National Championship named

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20 : The All Manipur Muay Thai Lovers and Players Organisation has announced the names of players who will be representing Manipur at the UMAI Muaythai National Championship 2023 to be held in Chennai from May 26 to 30.The..

Rune rallies past Ruud to reach Rome final

ROME, May 20Holger Rune fought from a set and a break down on Saturday to book a place in the Italian Open final with a 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-2 defeat of fourth seed Casper Ruud.The 20-year-old Dane established Scandinavian superiority as he overhauled the No..

Sevilla fight back to beat Juventus, reach another Europa League final

SEVILLA, May 19Europa League thoroughbred Sevilla recovered to reach another final as substitute Erik Lamela’s fabulous header five minutes into extra time earned a gritty 2-1 win in a pulsating affair against Juventus on Thursday, securing a 3-2 ag..

NBA: Nuggets overtake Lakers in 4th quarter for 2-0 edge in Western Conference finals

DENVER, May 19Nikola Jokic delivered a triple-double with 23 points and Jamal Murray turned some late 3-point shooting into 37 points as the Denver Nuggets earned a 108-103 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in the..

China to face Japan in Sudirman Cup semifinals

SUZHOU, May 19Defending champions China will face Japan in the semifinals of badminton’s Sudirman Cup after they continued an impressive run through the tournament with a comprehensive victory over Indonesia on Friday.China, who are clear favourites..

State Masters powerlifting team trial on May 25

IMPHAL, May 19The All Manipur Powerlifting Association will be conducting State team trial on May 25 for the National Masters Equipped and Classic powerlifting Championships at PBBPTC, Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai.The National championship is due to be he..

NEFIS stands in solidarity with protesting women wrestlers

IMPHAL, May 19 : North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) today organized solidarity meets in Manipur in solidarity with the protesting women wrestlers against sexual harassment.  Notably, the women wrestlers are at present waging a move..

Manchester City hit Real Madrid for four to set up Champions League final vs Inter Milan

MANCHESTER, May 18Manchester City delivered an exceptional display to advance to the Champions League final, with Bernardo Silva leading the charge by scoring two goals against Real Madrid in a commanding 4-0 victory. This resounding triumph secured a com..

Indian women lose 2-4 to Australia in first hockey Test

NEW DELHI, May 18The Indian women's hockey team started their tour of Australia on a disappointing note, losing 2-4 in the first Test of the three-match series at the Mate Stadium on Thursday. Australia, ranked third in the world, took the lead with goals..

India clubbed with Japan, Vietnam, Uzbekistan in AFC Women's Olympic Qualifiers Round 2

NEW DELHI, May 18The Indian women's team was on Thursday drawn in a tough group along with Japan, Vietnam and hosts Uzbekistan in the AFC Women's Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 to be played between October 23 and November 1.India qualified for Round 2 with wi..

Archery World Cup Stage 2: Prathamesh, Avneet in semis; India crash out of recurve team events

SHANGHAI, May 18Young Indian duo of Prathamesh Jawkar and Avneet Kaur overcame the mighty Korean challenge on way to entering the compound semifinals after the recurve archers crashed out of the team events in the Archery World Cup Stage 2 on Thursday.The..

Premier League : Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0 to stay in title hunt

NEWCASTLE, May 8Arsenal showed no sign of raising the white flag in the Premier League title race with a 2-0 victory at Newcastle United on Sunday to close the gap on leaders Manchester City to one point.Defeat would have left Arsenal's hopes of a first t..

Ghosal loses epic world championship battle with world No 1 Diego Ellias

CHICAGO, May 8India’s finest male squash player Saurav Ghosal lost a gruelling five-match battle against world number one Diego Ellias in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championship here.Ghosal, who last reached the quarterfinals of the premier ..