State struggles to wriggle out of poverty chart

In 2018, India happily lost the distinction of being the country with the largest number of poor. The number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.9 a day) has been falling fast. Presently 21.92 per cent of population lives below the poverty line.

FIR lodged against MLA Meghachandra

An FIR has been lodged at Lamlai police station against Wangkhem assembly constituency MLA K Meghachandra in connection with his alleged misconduct near 7/40 polling station on the polling day of Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on April 18.

Three arrested for intimidating voters

Three youths have been arrested by Lamlai police on Sunday on the charge of unauthorised possession of gun and displaying the same to intimidate people of Chalou and Pungdongbam areas in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections for Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency as well as after votes were cast.

Congress releases plan on national security

Congress on Sunday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues - assuming India's rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.

Ballot system better option for democracy: MPP candidate

Y Jugindro, who contested the just concluded Lok Sabha election in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency on Manipur People’s Party (MPP) ticket, has stated that use of ballot paper system in elections would give more meaning to democracy, considering instances of proxy voting, other electoral malpractices reported during voting on Thursday and widespread malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

BJP agent petitions ECI for re-poll in 220 PSs

Election agent of BJP candidate in Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha election has approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) with the request for excluding votes cast in 220 polling stations in Senapati district during the first phase election from the counting process. In a written complaint lodged in this regard,

Drug traffickers from state held in Nagaland

Two Manipuri drug traffickers have been arrested along with 900 grams of brown sugar and four live rounds of ammunition in Khuzuma in Nagaland,

NE meet takes anti-CAB resolutions

Several civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have joined hands together in organising The North East People’s Conference 2019 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound here on Tuesday.

PM to campaign in state on Apr 7, Amit Apr 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the state on April 7 to begin the campaign of BJP in the state for election to the Outer and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies scheduled to be held on April 11 and 18 respectively.

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KMVFA, VSAI win to complete Sangai Trophy semis lineup

KMVFA (Keirak) and VSAI (Thangmeiband) on Wednesday completed the semifinal lineup of the Sangai Trophy Veterans' Football Championship, following their quarterfinal triumphs in contrasting styles.

Shiva assured of 4th medal, Sarita in semis

Shiva Thapa (60kg) secured himself a medal for the fourth successive time, while veteran L Sarita Devi (60kg) made the semifinals for the first time in nearly a decade to continue India's stupendous run at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

NEROCA down NISA in Loktak Trophy

Subash’s double guided NEROCA to a 3-2 victory over NISA in the fifth match of the 11th Loktak Trophy on Monday.

MCA U-16 cricket: PTRC end Al-Ameen’s unbeaten run, YUC upstage Model Club

PTRC ended Al-Ameen’s winning streak as YUC outclassed Model Club in Sunday’s fixtures of the 1st MCA U-16 Boys’ Trophy.

Meena Kumari clinches gold at Boxing WC

Meena Kumari Maisnam continued her fine run to win gold medal in the 54 kg at the Boxing World Cup in Cologne on Saturday.

NEROCA FC maul SU en route to sixth CC Meet title

NEROCA FC served up a goal feast as they retained their CC Meet title in style with a 7-0 demolition of Sagolband United in the final of the 61st Sir Churachand Singh Memorial Invitation Football Tournament on Wednesday.

Hazard nets brace as Chelsea go third with win over West Ham

Eden Hazard's magnificent double earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday and moved Maurizio Sarri's men up to third in the Premier League.

UCL, MIKHYA in Uchiwa volleyball final

UCL and MIKHYA will clash in the final of the 2nd Inter Village Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament organised by USWC, Uchiwa.

NYDC, HVA, RYC in volleyball semis

NYDC, HVA and RYC were the teams who progressed to the semifinals of the 3rd Men’s Inter Village Level Open Volleyball Tournament on Thursday at Kachikhul, Imphal.

Dangmei Grace scores double as India beat Indonesia 2-0

The first KCA Junior (U-20) Chess Tournament 2019 organised by Kanglei Chess Academy (KCA) will be held from April 11 to 13 at Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, Baldev Hall (Near Meino Thong).

NEROCA, SU to face off in CC Meet final

NEROCA FC are only a win away from defending their CC Meet crown, following a 2-1 triumph over TRAU in their semifinal contest on Tuesday.

Sagolband pip AIM to make CC Meet final

L Sanatomba starred as Sagolband United (SU) scraped past AIM into the final of the 61st CC Meet on Monday.

Sagolband scrape past ARC into CC Meet semis

Sagolband United rode on Angousana’s second-half strike to carve out 1-0 win over ARC Shillong and book a semifinal showdown with AIM in the 61st CC Meet.

Imphal East clinch Governor’s Trophy Mukna Kangjei title

Imphal East were crowned champions of the 2nd Governor’s Trophy State Mukna Kangjei Tournament 2019. They beat Thoubal 9-3 in the final on Friday, winning all their matches with relative ease.

CC Meet: TRAU beat KPFC to set up quarterfinal with ARC

TRAU FC sealed the remaining quarterfinal berth of CC Meet with a 2-1 win over KPFC on Thursday at the Football Turf, Khuman Lampak. TRAU will now face Shillong’s Laban FC on Sunday (March 31) for a place in the semifinals.

NEROCA edge into CC Meet semis

Defending champions NEROCA FC battled past NISA 1-0 to earn a passage into the semifinals of the 61st CC Meet on Wednesday.

NISA down SSU to reach CC Meet quarters

NISA knocked SSU out of the 61st CC Meet and set up a quarterfinal clash with defending champions NEROCA FC as the football event completed its 22nd match on Monday.

India to host U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

India will host the U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020, International Football Federation (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino announced.

CPC teams make Governor’s Cup Polo semis

Chingkheihunba Polo Club (CPC) recorded an 8-5 win over MPSC-A on their way to the semifinals of the 29th Governor’s Cup Polo Tournament on Friday.

X-Polo cruise into semis of Governor’s Cup Polo tourney

X-Polo on Thursday outdid Tekcham Polo Club 7-2 to join Imphal Riding Club in the semifinals of the Governor’s Cup Polo Tournament.

NEROCA together with six I-League clubs pull out of Super Cup 2019

Seven I-League clubs including NEROCA FC on Wednesday decided to withdraw from the upcoming Hero Super Cup 2019 after their plea was not heard by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Bengaluru enter ISL final, beat NorthEast 3-0

Bengaluru FC sealed their place in the Indian Super League (ISL) final for the second successive year with a 3-0 win over NorthEast United FC in the second leg of the semi-final play-off at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, here on Monday.

NEROCA take on Kashmir today

NEROCA are set to host Real Kashmir in the I-League 2018-19 at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, on Saturday afternoon.

MVCA T20: Cyclone, YWC churn out big wins

Cyclone and YWC recorded comprehensive victories in Wednesday’s action of the MVCA T20 Cricket Tournament at Langthabal Public Ground.

TRAU sink Jamshedpur 2-0 in 2nd Div League

TRAU FC pulled off a convincing 2-0 win over Jamshedpur FC (reserves) to close in on group leaders Chhing Venga FC in 2nd Division League.

Charan Koya, Meiraba Luwang enter round of 16 at Dutch Junior International

India's Sai Charan Koya put up a brilliant performance to upset top seed Indonesia's Syabda Perkasa Belawa and storm into the pre-quarterfinals of the Dutch Junior International in Haarlem, Netherlands.

SHDVSM: KSC veterans earn narrow victory

Sadar Hills Gorkha Veteran (SHGV) and IB Area Veteran played out a goalless draw in the ongoing 6th Sadar Hills District Veteran Sports Meet at M Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi DHQs, on Wednesday.

India take on Uzbekistan in Turkish Women’s Cup opener

The Indian women’s football team may have lost 7-1 to Uzbekistan in the 2017 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup qualifiers,

TRAU lose again at home in 2nd Division League

TRAU FC suffered their second successive home game defeat after losing to Chhinga Veng FC in their Group C tie of the 2nd Division League at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Saturday.

Rishikanta clinches gold at Senior National Weightlifting Championship

Ch Rishikanta on Friday made a name for himself by becoming the first senior male weightlifter from Manipur to win a gold medal after his stellar performance at the 71st Men’s and 34th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championship 2019 held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

TRAU, UKB to face off for Manoranjan football title

TRAU and UKB will battle it out for the trophy of the 9th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football Tournament, following their semifinal triumphs on Wednesday.

Rivaskar, Bona to meet in Clay Court tennis final

Rivaskar and Bona will square off for the Manipur Clay Court Tennis Tournament title, following their semifinal victories on Tuesday.

TRAU, DMRAO romp in Shaheed Manoranjan football

Both TRAU and DMRAO enjoyed an easy day in the 9th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament on Monday at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.

KIYC, AMOFA, SSU prevail in Manoranjan football

KIYC, AMOFA and SSU all triumphed in Sunday’s action of the 9th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament underway at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.

FORCE, REYS script wins in Heibok T-20

FORCE outdid SSU by six wickets as REYS secured a convincing 45-run win over MVCA in Saturday’s action of the 2nd Heibok T-20 Cricket Tournament.

Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin 3-0 in Indian Super League

Kerala Blasters FC notched up only their second win of the current Indian Super League season after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC here on Friday.

Ralte hits treble as East Bengal thrash Shillong

Landanmawia Ralte struck a hat-trick as a rampaging East Bengal toyed with Shillong Lajong FC for a 5-0 thrashing, their fourth consecutive win in the I-League on Thursday.

ISL: NorthEast move closer to play-off spot

NorthEast United FC put on a disciplined display to beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena on Wednesday. The win is a big boost to the Highlanders’ bid to secure a top four spot and saw them leapfrog the Islanders to occupy the second position in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) table.

Ward No.8 (B), 13(A) lift KIWAT football tourney titles

Ward No. 8 (B) edged past Ward No.14 (B) via tie-break to become the champions of Team-B in the 15th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2019 at M Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi DHQs on Saturday.

IW Khelo India Thang-Ta Competition begins

Thang-Ta Maheikol claimed two gold medals on the opening day of the 1st Imphal West District Thang-Ta Competition 2019 held at Thang-Ta Shanglen, Yumnam Huidrom.

I-League: Esqueda brace helps East Bengal down NEROCA 2-1

A fit-again Enrique Esqueda struck twice with his clinical headers as East Bengal came from behind to down NEROCA FC 2-1 and continue their surge for a maiden I-League title here on Thursday.

NACO, Sagolband United march on in CC Meet

NACO knocked out YPHU after a penalty shootout, while Sagolband United romped past KPFC 8-0 on their way to the next round of the 61st CC Meet. Following their wins on Monday, NACO and Sagolband United have set up a clash for a quarterfinal spot that will pit either of the two against ARC, Shillong.

CC Meet: KPSC edge DMRAO; NISA crush YDO

KPSC overcame DMRAO on penalties while NISA pummeled YDO 6-0 in Saturday’s fixtures of the 61st CC Meet underway at Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.

I-League: NEROCA FC snatch a point from Gokulam Kerala

NEROCA FC and Gokulam Kerala played out a 1-1 draw in their I-League 2018-19 clash at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur. Boaringdao Bodo (45') came off the bench to put the Malabarians ahead just before half-time but Eduardo Ferreira's 59th-minute equaliser ensured a point for the hosts.

Aiming at 6th World Championships gold, Mary Kom says she wants to create new memories

Mary Kom is gearing up for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women’s World Championship, which will take place in New Delhi in two weeks’ time.

Manipur tighten grip on top spot in NE Games

Another stellar performances on Day 2 helped Manipur tighten their grip on the top spot of the medal table in the North East Olympic Games at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here.

Thangjam Tababi, lone Indian Judo player at 2018 Youth Olympics

Thangjam Tababi Devi, the only Judo player to represent India at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, accompanied by coach Chingkhei Huidrom reached Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday.

D Grace nets twice to steer Manipur to semis

Dangmei Grace scored twice as Manipur eased their way into the semifinals of the 24th Senior Women’s National Championship with a 4-1 rout of Punjab on Thursday.

Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's names have been jointly recommended for this year's prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Mary Kom in final as seven medals assured for India

MC Mary Kom on Thursday advanced to the finals, while L Sarita Devi made the semi-finals as Indian boxers assured themselves of seven medals in the 13th International Silesian Championship for women in Gliwice, Poland.

Asiad gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised shoes

Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete.

Fifth Test: Alastair Cook makes 147 as England declare 2nd innings at 423/8

India were set a huge target of 464 to win the fifth Test after England declared their second innings on 423 for eight on Monday's fourth day at the Oval.

India U-19 football team loses 0-2 to France

The Indian U-19 football team could not capitalise on the chances it got in each half to lose 0-2 to the French U-19 side in the four-nation tournament in Zagreb, Croatia on Sunday.

ISSF World C'ships: Mitharwal secures maiden gold as Bhaker, Sidhu falter

Om Prakash Mitharwal won his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships as he won the 50m pistol event in Changwon, South Korea on Tuesday even as Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu faltered in the 10m air pistol event. 

9 state boxers reach women’s nat'l boxing QFs

Manipur put on an impressive show on Tuesday at the 1st Sub Junior Women’s National Boxing Championship, with nine out of 12 state boxers making it to the quarterfinals.

Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asian Games

Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President hailing the event as a “historical success”.

England beat India to wrap up series

England bowled India out for 184 on Sunday to win the fourth test by 60 runs and wrap up the series with a match to spare.

Asian Games: India sail past another hockey heartbreak, equal best medal haul

A golden dream unfulfilled for over 30 years remained just that in women's hockey but India equalled its best ever medal haul as sailors joined the assorted contributors to the country's tally at the 18th Asian Games on Friday.

Manjit's unexpected gold steals the show after Sindhu's silver

A jobless Manjit Singh came from nowhere to snatch the men's 800m gold for the biggest medal of his life but finals continued to be a riddle for PV Sindhu, taking some sheen off her historic silver at the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday.

18-year-old Prithvi Shaw trains with Team India after maiden Test call-up

Prithvi Shaw has joined the Indian cricket team ahead of the fourth Test against England at Southampton starting Thursday.

Asiad: India claim 3 silver in track-and-field

Hima Das shone the brightest with a brand new record to her name, Muhammed Anas did enough to hold on to his status of a regional force and Dutee Chand won another battle of relevance on a jinx-breaking day for India at the Asian Games.

Shooters shine, India’s medal tally up to 10 at Asiad

India took their Asian Games 2018 medal tally to 10 as five medals were earned on Tuesday. Teenage shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched India's third gold medal in Jakarta early on Tuesday.

David Beckham wins 2018 UEFA President’s Award

Retired football legend David Beckham was awarded the 2018 UEFA President's Award, the head of the European soccer organisation announced on Tuesday.

Women’s hockey Team thrashes Indonesia 8-0

Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored a hat-trick as the Indian women's hockey team thrashed lowly Indonesia 8-0 to begin its Asian Games campaign on a rousing note in Jakarta on Sunday.

Day 1: Bajrang opens India's gold account after shooting bronze

India had to wait until late evening on day one for its first gold of the 2018 Asian Games, when wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Japan's Takatani Daichi in the men's 65kg Freestyle final.

Hima Das, Anas bright medal hopes in track events

In the 77-year history of the Asian Games, athletics has been the most fruitful discipline for India, accounting for over half of all the gold medals (74 of 139) the country has won at the quadrennial event. 

Bumrah, Ashwin fit; Kohli in race to get fully fit for 3rd Test

The beleaguered Indian team on Tuesday received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England starting in Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-match series 2-0 after convincing wins.

Mizen crowned Mr Thoubal

Keisham Mizen Singh captured the Mr Thoubal title as W Sanjoy Singh won the junior crown, with N Dayananda Singh taking the men’s top fitness accolade on Sunday.

Virat Kohli grabs top spot in ICC Test batting rankings

India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday became the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket for the first time in his career as he ended Australian Steven Smith's reign of nearly 32 months.

Gold rush for IW, Bpr, IE boxers on Day 5

Fifty six gold-medal matches were decided as boxers from Imphal West, Bishnupur and Imphal East claimed the bulk of the yellow metal on offer on the penultimate day of the State Level Boxing Championships 2018.

Smriti Mandhana equals record for fastest women's T20 half-century

India's Smriti Mandhana smashed 50 in just 18 balls playing for Western Storm against Loughborough Lightning in the KIA Super League to equal the record for the fastest women's T20 half century in women's cricket.

Ningkhan, Bonen in senior men’s final of state boxing

Ningkhan Hungyo of Kangpokpi and H Bonen Singh of Imphal East will meet in the senior men’s 49kg final of the State Level Boxing Championship, following their semifinal triumphs on Sunday.

SWC crowned champions of 14th Governor’s Cup

SWC, Khongman put up a strong show on the concluding day of the 14th Governor’s Cup State Fencing Championships to leapfrog UPAA, Kyamgei in medal count and emerge overall team champions of the five-day competition that wrapped up on Sunday.

Chingkheinganba among three Indian climbers for Asian Games

Ace sport climber of Manipur Maibam Chingkheinganba is among the three-member Indian team for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Manipur set to make debut in Ranji Trophy

A revamped BCCI’s domestic season for 2018-19 will see Manipur among the nine newly added teams for Ranji Trophy which begins in November.

Sunil Chhetri extends stint at Bengaluru FC till 2021

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal at the Indian Super League (ISL) club, the Blues announced on Tuesday.

Belgium beat England to finish third

Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secureBelgium’s best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday.

State girls capture Sub-junior NFC title

Manipur scored in both halves to beat Odisha 2-1 in the final of the Sub-Junior Girls’ National Football Championship 2018 at Cuttack, Odisha, on Thursday.

Dipa Karmakar claims gold in Gymnastics World Cup

Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey today.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu likely to compete in 49kg at 2020 Olympics

World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is likely to compete in the 49kg at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics instead of her current 48kg category.

France beat Uruguay to reach WC semis

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann scored as France advanced to a World Cup semi-final against either Belgium or Brazil after easing past Uruguay on Friday.

India crush England by 8 wkts in T20I

Lokesh Rahul made a brilliant unbeaten 101 to lead India to a crushing eight-wicket victory over England in the first Twenty20 international in Manchester on Tuesday.

Sweden pip Switzerland to reach QFs


Brazil beat Mexico to reach WC quarters

Brazil roared in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the last-16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.

France edge Argentina to reach quarters

France pipped Argentina 4-3 in a classic encounter to enter the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé (64th, 68th minutes) played a major role in France's victory.

Mary Kom pulls out of Asian Games squad

Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom has decided to opt out of the Indian boxing squad for the 2018 Asian Games, which was announced here on Friday.

Sarjubala Devi makes Asiad squad

Shiva Thapa (60kg) claimed a place in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games after winning the trials, where Sarjubala Devi clinched the 51kg spot in the women's squad -- a category that had been thrown open after M C Mary Kom pulled out of the equation due to a shoulder problem.

Uruguay thrash Russia to top Group A


Uruguay finished the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup atop Group A after defeating hosts Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena on Monday.

Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event

Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching gold medal in the women's recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany's Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit Final, later this year.


England ease into knockout stage

England's young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past national failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of a feeble Panama on Sunday that included a hat-trick by Harry Kane and eased them into the last 16.

India stun Argentina 2-1 in Champions Trophy hockey

India continued their unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament and surprised Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 for a second consecutive win in the 37th and last edition of the prestigious tournament on Sunday.

Brazil clinch first win; Nigeria victorious

Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament.

France in last 16, Australia hold Denmark

Kylian Mbappe made history as France booked their place in the World Cup's knockout rounds with an unconvincing 1-0 Group C defeat of Peru. France were fortunate in their 2-1 opening win over Australia and they had slices of luck again at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.

Portugal pip Morocco as Uruguay beat Saudis

Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.

Sarita, Sarjubala in Ulaanbaatar Cup QFs

L Sarita Devi and Sh Sarjubala Devi prevailed in their respective bouts on Wednesday to earn their places in the quarterfinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup Championship in Mogolia.

Japan sink Colombia; Poland beaten

Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako's 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk.

Indian eves win in 5th hockey match of Spain tour

The Indian womens team ended their Spain tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here.

Mexico stun Germany, Serbia edge Costa Rica

Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners in a thrill-packed Group F opener.

Sweden edge S Korea, Belgium stroll

Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking Group F.

FIFA World Cup starts with colourful ceremony, Russia romp in opener

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the FIFA World Cup open after a colourful opening ceremony at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday.

Yubaraj bags four gold in shooting meet

Nongmaithem Yubaraj Singh of IEDRA hogged the limelight with four top podium finishes on the fifth day of the 28th All Manipur Shooting Competition on Wednesday.

Surjakanta powers United Chikim into semis

Surjakanta’s heroics steered United Chikim Federation to a comfortable 4-1 victory over New Lamka YC in their quarterfinal encounter at the Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memorium on Monday at Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur.

Chhetri's brace fires India to Intercontinental Cup title

India lifted the four-nation Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday after beating Kenya by 2-0 in the finals. Skipper Sunil Chhetri bagged both goals for India in the first-half (8' and 29') as the Harambee Stars tasted defeat in the finals.

MNLTCA lead medal table on first day of Imphal West Thang-Ta Competition

MNLTCA, Maklang made the most of the first day of the 12th Imphal West District Thang-Ta Competition which got underway at Maklong Bazar Community Hall, Imphal West.

Knockout round wraps up as TYO, HSC seal QF spots

Leading goal-scorer Chaoba hit a double as Tuiring Youth Organisation cruised into the quarterfinals with a 5-1 drubbing of FC Zomi Colony, while Headquarter SC ended Anpak FC’s dream campaign with a convincing 2-0 victory and claimed the remaining spot in the last eight.

BLL's badminton tournament gets underway at Thoubal

Badminton Lamjing Lup (BLL)'s three-day Waikhom Shamu Memorial Thoubal District Open Cash Prize Badminton Tournament commenced on Wednesday, at Wangbal Indoor Stadium, Thoubal district.

LTTA crowned IE Thang-Ta champions

Luwang Thang-Ta Academy (LTTA), Khurai Kongpal emerged overall team champions of the 13th Imphal East District Thang-Ta Competition as the two-day event for sub-junior, junior and senior boys and girls, and men and women concluded on Sunday at Khurai Kongpal Sajor Leikai Community Hall.

ISL: Dheeraj signs for Kerala Blasters

Dheeraj Singh, India’s young goalkeeping talent, has signed for Kerala Blasters ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2018-19 season on Saturday. Dheeraj was previously training with the Scottish club Motherwell FC but was unable to sign with them due to the lack of a work permit.

VSAI defeat AYMFA to lift Sangai Trophy

VSAI beat AYMFA on penalties to win the 2nd RKFD Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship 2018 at Mapal Kangjeibung on Thursday.

Al-Ameen lift Thoubal T20 League trophy

Al-Ameen upstaged WYC by 40 runs to seal the Thoubal District Cricket T20 League title at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

AYMFA, VSAI to meet in Sangai Trophy final

Both AYMFA and VSAI on Monday emerged victorious on penalties to set up summit clash of the Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship 2018.

IPL: Watson powers Chennai Super Kings to third title

Chennai Super Kings completed a fairytale comeback to the Indian Premier League by clinching their third title after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the final on Sunday, in front of a packed Wankhede Stadium.

VSAC, AYMFA reach Sangai Trophy semifinals

Both VSAC, Churachandpur and AYMFA, Yairipok overcame their opponents on penalties to reach the semifinals of the 2nd RKFD Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship on Friday.

TRAU stunned by Hindustan FC in 2nd Division League final round opener

Hindustan FC edged past TRAU FC 1-0 to begin their campaign in the Hero 2nd Division League final round on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at the FSV Arena in Bengaluru.

TRAU look to press early vs Hindustan

TRAU FC coach L. Nandakumar Singh aims to harness the momentum that propelled his side into the Hero 2nd Division League final round when they take on Hindustan FC in the opener on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at the FSV Arena in Bengaluru. The match will be kick-off at 1:30 pm.

IWDFA clinch Sub-jr girls inter-dist football title

IWDFA emerged champions of the 13th Sub-junior Girls Inter District Football Tournament as IEDFA and DFA Thoubal notched up contrasting wins in the last matches of the tournament played at the Artificial Turf Ground on Monday.

CYLC, YC clinch state basketball titles

CYLC upstaged YPHU to seal the youth boys title, while Youth Club got the better of YPHU in the sub-junior boys final of the State Basketball Championships at Chingamakha on Sunday.

Chajing, Langol in Challenge Cup final

Chajing FC and Langol FC battled past their opponents in the Challenge Cup veterans’ football semifinals held at Mapal Kangjeibung on Thursday.

IWDFA, IEDFA romp in inter-dist football

IWDFA and IEDFA strolled to thumping wins in the Sub-Junior Girls Inter District Football Tournament on Wednesday at the Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.

Chajing, Langol reach Challenge Cup semis

Chajing FC and Langol FC battled their way into the semifinals of the Challenge Cup Veterans’ Football Tournament as both teams got the better of their opponents on penalties in the Monday’s quarterfinal fixtures.

State players win medals at Asian Powerlifting C’ship

State players won medals at the just concluded Asian Powerlifting Championship 2018 which was held at Udaipur, Rajasthan from May 1 to 6.

State Women Sports Competitions kick off

Imphal East dominated swimming event as the State Level Women Sports Competitions 2017-18 under Khelo India got underway at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex on Thursday.

Nadal takes Barcelona Open title with Tsitsipas demolition

Rafael Nadal claimed yet another clay title with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Saina Nehwal, Prannoy in semis; Sindhu bows out of Asia C'ships

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal and H.S Prannoy entered the semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth and Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V Sindhu crashed out of the Badminton Asia Championships here on Friday.

Elite weightlifting training unit at Khuman Lampak soon

Mirabai, Sanjita given grand welcome

Following the gold medal winning feats of Saikhom Mirabai and Sanjita during the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has taken up steps to establish an elite weightlifting training unit at Khuman Lampak sports complex.

Dheeraj offered Motherwell FC deal

Dheeraj Singh, who was considered by many to be India’s find of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, has now seemingly moved one step closer to securing his dream of playing for a European club.

PSC, Al-Ameen to meet in Plate tourney semis

PSC, Khuyathong and Al-Ameen, Lilong won their quarterfinal matches with ease to set up semifinal clash of the 4th Plate Tournament.

Bengaluru 'B' edge TRAU in 2nd Div League to top group

Bengaluru FC ‘B’ rode on skipper Myron Mendes’ brace (6’, 59’) to beat TRAU FC 2-1 in a thrilling 2nd Division League encounter at the Khumam Lampak Main Stadium, in Imphal, on Saturday.

CWG: Heena shoots gold, India stay at 3rd spot, hockey teams reach semis

India’s overall medal tally at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has increased to 21 with ace pistol shooter Heena Sidhu winning gold in the women’s 25m pistol (Precision/Rapid) finals and para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary claiming bronze in the men’s heavyweight final on Tuesday.

India at CWG: Badminton team, men’s TT, shooter Jitu strike gold on Day 5

India's mixed badminton team put up a commanding show to clinch its maiden gold medal, defeating three-time defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday.

India at CWG: Three gold on Day 4; boxer Mary Kom reaches semifinals

Day four of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia has seen two more gold medals for India in the shape of weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won gold in the women’s 69kg event; teenage shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won the women’s 10m air pistol event; and women's table tennis team, who clinched the country’s third gold of the day; as well as a silver to the seasoned Heena Sidhu and bronze to shooter Ravi Kumar. Lifter Vikas Thakur added bonze in men's 94kg.

India at CWG: Lifters add two gold; Sarita in QFs, draw for men's hockey

Indian weightlifters continued their golden run at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and added two more gold medals on Day 3 of the competition in Gold Coast on Saturday. India now have won four gold, one silver and one bronze, all coming through the lifters.

CPC, IRC claim Governor’s Cup Polo titles

Chingkheihunba Polo Club (CPC) and Imphal Riding Club (IRC) sealed the 17th Governor’s Cup Polo Tournament titles on Thursday.

IWL: Eastern Sporting Union start title defence with win; RSC beat Gokulam

Riding on Prameshwori's twin strike, defending champions Eastern Sporting Union notched up a thrilling 3-2 win over Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports & Education in the opening fixture of the Hero Indian Women's League on Monday.

KSC seal T20 veteran cricket title

Stanley smashed a half-century as Kuki Sporting Club (KSC), Lambulane beat Cyclone, Thangmeiband by six runs to claim the 6th T20 Veteran Cricket Tournament title on Monday.

Super Cup: Mumbai City FC rally past Arrows

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Mumbai City FC prevailed over All India Football Federation (AIFF)'s developmental side Indian Arrows 2-1 in extra time at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday to set up a round-of-16 clash with East Bengal in a Super Cup qualifier.

20-member state squad leaves for Santosh Trophy in Kolkata

A 20-member state team left Imphal on Thursday for the 72nd National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy 2017-18 (final round) which will take place on March 19 at Kolkata, West Bengal.

Rishikanta crowned overall champ at Eastern India Contest

State bodybuilders returned home with two gold and a silver medals as L Rishikanta Singh was crowned champion of champions at the recently concluded 8th Eastern India Bodybuilding Contest 2018 held in Ordisha.

State bag 12 medals in NE Powerlifting Championship

State powerlifters collected 12 medals at the Northeast Powerlifting Championship 2018 which wrapped up on Sunday at Silchar, Assam.

Mary Kom, Sarita, Vikas qualify for 2018 CWG

World medallists Gaurav Bidhuri and Shiva Thapa were the notable omissions, while the likes of M C Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan were picked in India’s boxing squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, selected for the first time without conventional trials, on Wednesday.

State veteran players win 118 medals, feted

All Manipur Nupi Marup felicitated veteran players of the state who took part in the Indo-Bangladesh Masters Athletics Meet held at JN Stadium, New Delhi from February 14 to 17 at Rupmahal Theatre here Tuesday.

ISL: Pune qualify for semis despite loss to Goa

Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 rout at the hands of FC Goa in their match on Sunday, FC Pune City have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Indian Super League (ISL) football for the first time ever, according to the league organisers.

India clinch women's T20I series against South Africa

India clinched the women's Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket series 3-1 after crushing South Africa by 54 runs in the fifth and final match here on Saturday.

NEROCA FC ride on Aryn Williams’ late strike to beat Churchill Brothers in I-League

An 86th-minute strike by Aryn Williams sealed a vital 1-0 win for NEROCA FC over Churchill Brothers in an I-League match at the Khuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal on Wednesday (February 14, 2018). Incidentally, the win for the Manipuri outfit makes the title-race more intriguing as they have now pitch-forked Minerva Punjab FC at the top.

Manipur reach Senior Women’s NFC final

Manipur edged out a spirited Railways side 2-1 in the 2nd semi-final of the 23rd Senior Women’s National Football Championship at the Barabati Stadium here in Cuttack on Monday.

I-League: Draw with Aizawl dents Neroca's title hopes

Debutants Neroca FC squandered an opportunity to provisionally go top of the table as they were held to an entertaining 0-0 draw by defending champions Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium here on Saturday.

Manipur jump to 5th spot in medal table

Manipur added five medals including two gold on Wednesday to move up to fifth place in the medal table of the Khelo India School Games.

NEROCA beat Gokulam to go top of table

Defender Varney Kallon Kiatamba's strike in the 43rd minute of the match helped NEROCA FC register a crucial win over Gokulam Kerala FC on Sunday in Imphal. The Manipuri side go top of the table after today's win.

Manjot guides clinical India to 4th U19 World Cup title

Promising opener Manjot Kalra played a starring role with an unbeaten century as India overpowered Australia by eight wickets in the final to claim the ICC U19 World Cup for a record fourth time here on Saturday.

Mary Kom strikes gold; Sarita settles for silver

M C Mary Kom claimed a gold but the Indian men's juggernaut was denied a complete sweep by traditional powerhouses Cuba and Uzbekistan on an exciting final day of the India Open boxing tournament, here on Thursday.

Mary Kom, Sarita enter semis at Indian Open

MC Mary Kom (49kg) and Shiva Thapa (60kg) were among the prominent names assured of medals as host nation continued to dominate the ring in the $100,000 India Open boxing tournament for men and women on Tuesday.

Federer defends title, seals 20th Grand Slam crown

Roger Federer powered home to beat Marin Cilic in five sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in a riveting final on Sunday.

CM Biren honours weightlifter Mirabai

Chief minister N Biren felicitated World record holder and World Champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and extended cash incentive of Rs 20 lakh to her in a solemn function held at Chief Minister’s Office on Saturday.

Shillong end Neroca's unbeaten run

Shillong Lajong FC rode on early goals to stun Neroca FC 2-0 in an I-League match here on Wednesday.

Chung stuns Djokovic; Federer, Halep, Kerber in QFs


South Korean star Chung Hyeon dumped six-time champion Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open on Monday in a sensational fourth round upset.

Nadal reaches 4th round; oldest, youngest out

The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.

Women's Polo: Kenya, Aussies hand defeats to hosts

Both state teams Manipur (Thangjing) and Manipur (Marjing) had a dismal start on the first day of the 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament as Kenya and Australia emerged easy winners on the opening day of the competition at Mapal Kangjeibung.

NEROCA FC extend unbeaten run in I-League

NEROCA extended their unbeaten run to eight games on Tuesday evening as they defeated the young guns of Luis Norton de Matos. Anwar Ali registered an own-goal in the 18th minute and a strike Felix Odili Chidi in the final minute of the match ensured NEROCA walked away with full points from the Tilak Maidan.

State boxers grab international medals

Two state boxers have won gold and silver medals in the 7th Nation Cup, which was held in Sombor, Serbia from January 9 to 15.

X-Polo clinch State Polo title

X-Polo Club upstaged MPSC-B to emerge champions of the 34th State Level Polo Tournament on Sunday. Tentha Polo Club won the U16 junior boys’ event.

Boxing: Sarjubala, Sarita, Sonia claim gold

Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), representing Manipur, claimed the gold as well as the best boxer trophy even as the Railways Sports Promotion Board emerged overall champions in the National Women's Boxing Championships on Saturday.

Sarita, Sarjubala enter finals of Women's Boxing

Former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi (60kg), world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Shashi Chopra advanced to the finals of the National Women's Boxing Championships on Thursday.

MPSC-A, X-Polo book semis spots

MPSC-A and X-Polo Club were the first two teams to move into the semifinals of the men’s State Polo Tournament on Wednesday, while Khurai Polo Club-A beat KRYPSA to progress to the quarterfinals.

Neroca FC, Chennai City in goalless draw

Coimbatore witnessed a goalless affair on Tuesday evening between Chennai City and NEROCA as the two sides hesitated taking risks to open the scoring.

8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018 begins

The 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018 has kicked off at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium in Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here on Sunday.

Subash’s brace helps Neroca down Arrows

Singam Subash Singh scored a brace to help NEROCA FC register a 2-1 win over Indian Arrows and move up to the second position in the Hero I-League on Friday.

Neroca FC aim to continue unbeaten run as they host young Indian Arrows

Debutants NEROCA FC will be aiming to keep up their unbeaten run to six successive matches when they host a young Indian Arrows in their third home game I-League here tomorrow.

I-League: East Bengal thump Indian Arrows to stay on top

An all-out aggressive East Bengal blanked Indian Arrows 2-0 in a one-sided I-League contest at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.

State fencers win five medals

Manipur wrapped up their campaign with five medals including a gold in team event at the 28th Senior National Fencing Championship held at Solapur, Maharashtra on Tuesday.

T20I: India beat SL to complete series whitewash

India took time but eventually chased down the modest target of 136 runs in 19.2 overs to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The hosts completed 3-0 series whitewash with the thrilling victory.

India beat SL to take an unassailable 2-0 lead

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took 7 wickets between them as India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday.

ISL: Mumbai City sink NorthEast FC 2-0

NorthEast United FC lost 0-2 to Mumbai City FC to suffer another home setback in Indian Super League at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday.

Manoranjan: SSU, DM-RAU seal semis berths

Penalty kicks decided both quarterfinal matches on Sunday as SSU and DM-RAU rose to the contests to complete the last-four line-up of the Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial CRPF Football Tournament at Artificial Turf Ground.

BWF: Sindhu to face Yamaguchi in title clash

Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu on Saturday entered the title round of the women’s singles in the USD one million Dubai Superseries Finals after beating Chen Yufei of China in the semi-finals on Saturday.


Neroca cap home debut with thrilling win

Neroca FC kickstarted its home campaign with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Chennai City FC in what was a perfect team effort. Lalit Thapa’s heroics under the woodwork, Varney Kallon’s opener in the 26th minute and Ngangom Ronald Singh’s 90th-minute winner perfectly summed up the Manipuri outfit’s performance on Thursday as it outsmarted Chennai City FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Manipur.

Manipur rout Meghalaya in Vijay Merchant Trophy

Manipur’s bowlers skittled Meghalaya for just 74 in the latter’s second innings to come from a first innings deficit to win by 27 runs on an exciting third and final day of the Round 3 U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match at the MCA Cricket Ground here today.

NC Club reach quarterfinals, SAI win

NC Club ensured their place in the quarterfinals of the Saheed Manoranjan Singh Football Tournament with a 3-2 win over SAI Utlou on Wednesday, while AIM comfortably beat KPSC Kakching in another action.


MTFC Leimakhong produced a clinical display of attacking football to overpower UPSA 5-1, while NEROCA FC beat MPSC on penalties on the second day of the 8th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF State Football Tournament at Artificial Turf Ground on Tuesday.

Manoranjan football begins, TRAU win opener

TRAU eked out a slender 1-0 win over NISA as the 8th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF State Open Football Tournament kicked off at Artificial Turf Ground on Monday.

Janshi Maisnam captures women’s bodybuilding crown

Janshi Maisnam won the women’s title at the Mr Manipur Khamba State Level Bodybuilding Championship 2017 held at GM Hall on Sunday.

I-League: Neroca FC grab 3-0 away win over Kerala

Two first-half goals from Felix Chidi (23rd minute), Pritam Singh (43') and a sublime header from Ronald Singh (90'+4') in injury time summed up a pristine 3-0 win for Neroca FC to open their account in the ongoing I-League 2017-18, overcoming Gokulam Kerala FC who are now left winless in their first three fixtures in their debut season.

Udit, Bhakti win AITA Super Series titles

Udit Gogoi and Bhakti Parwani claimed the U-16 boys and girls’ singles titles of the MATA-AITA Super Series as the tennis competition came to a close on Friday at Officers’ Club, Lamphelpat.

HWL Final: India pip Belgium to enter semis

Goalkeeper Akash Chikte put up a superlative show as India edged past Olympic silver medallists Belgium 3-2 via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Wednesday.

State girls capture Wushu championship title

Manipur’s U-19 girls emerged overall team champions in the 63rd National School Games Wushu Competition on Tuesday at Guwahati, Assam.

ESU stroll past Hans in IWL qualifiers

Manipur’s trio of Haobam Bushan, Rahul Pamei and Sagolsem Bhicky all advanced in the opening day of the MATA-AITA Super Series 2017 which got underway at Officers’ Club, Lamphelpat.

Mirabai Chanu: New poster girl of Indian sport

Here comes weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. She is among the new breed of sportspersons from a tiny state, Manipur, which has a population less than three million.

Manipur claim 11th Polo Int'l title

In a most strongly contested match India B, Manipur defeated Argentina 7-6 to lift the winner’s trophy of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017. The final match saw a record turn out of spectators who got the worth of their time as it proved to be a cracker of a match, played at a very fast pace with both the teams putting their all in offence and defense to secure a win.

Manipur to face Argentina in final

India B (Manipur) will fight it out with Argentina in the final of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017. In the two semi final matches played today at the Mapal Kangjeibung, Argentina outclassed England 10-5, while Manipur overcame a spirited challenge from USA to emerge 7-6 winner.

India claim 5 gold at Women's World Youth Boxing

It was gold rush for India at the AIBA World Women's Youth Boxing Championships with the country's pugilists grabbing five top positions to finish overall champions for the first time, on Sunday.

Manipur rout Morocco; Argentina, US draw

India B represented by Manipur trounced Moroco 15-2 in its second and final league match to emerge winners of Group A on the 5th day of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017 at Mapal Kangjiebung today. 

Argentine riders dominate India-A

Argentina, a 10 goals team, justified their higher handicap by comprehensively beating India A by 10-5.The match looked evenly poised in the Ist chukker with both the teams sharing honours equally but from the 2nd chukker onwards the India A team was reduced to playing ‘catch up’ game with the distance increasing with every chukker.

England drub Morocco 16-2

On the third day of the 11th Manipur Polo International, England gave a severe beating to Morocco, pumping in 16 goals, a record number of goals scored by any country in this tournament so far. Phil Sellers, who was in excellent form in this match today, accounted for an incredible seven goals alone while Ben Eeley contributed five goals to the team’s tally.

Polo Int'l kicks off, Manipur upstage England

India B comprising players from Manipur thrashed England 8-3 in the opening match of the 11th Manipur Polo International, 2017 with L Atangba firing in four goals. P Ojit scored two goals while T Pradeepkumar and Bimol Singh contributed one each to the final tally for Manipur.

I-League 2017-18 season launched

The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.

China get three titles; Japan's Akane wins women's singles

Chinese shuttlers claimed three titles - men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles - in the finals of World Superseries Premier Tahoe China Open here on Sunday.

Sindhu in China Open quarters; Saina Nehwal, Prannoy crash

Defending champion PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals but newly-crowned National champions Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out of the China Open Super Series Premier, here on Thursday.

China Open: Saina, Prannoy reach round two

AGENCIES SHANGHAI, 15th Nov: Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy entered round two of the singles events at the China Open Super Series Premier, after registering contrasting victories on Wednesday.

MPSC, X-Polo storm into State Polo semis

Manipur Police Sports Club-A and X-Polo Club swept their way to the semifinals of the N Hazari & Dr N Tombi State Polo Tournament, with easy wins over their respective opponents on Monday.

X-Polo, MPSC-B, SAPC ease into State Polo QFs

A total of 40 goals were scored across three games as X-Polo Club, Manipur Police Sports Club-B and Samadon Ayangba Polo Club all cruised into the quarterfinals of the N Hazari & DR N Tombi State Polo Tournament on Saturday.

Mary Kom wins Asian Boxing C'ship gold

"Every medal I have won is a story of struggle"

Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom defeated Hyang Mi Kim of North Korea in the women's 48kg category to clinch gold at the Asian Boxing Championship here on Wednesday.

Mary Kom storms into final, Sarita loses

Five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom and former Asian Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather kept Indias flag flying high in the Asian Boxing Championships, cruising into the finals of their respective weight categories here on Tuesday.

Indian eves beat China to win Asia Cup title

The Indian women's hockey team beat China 5-4 in a penalty shootout to win the Asia Cup in Japan on Sunday. This is India's first Asia Cup in 13 years and they now qualify for the World Cup in 2018 as Asian champions.

Mary Kom in semifinals of Asian Boxing Championships

The celebrated MC Mary Kom led the charge by assuring herself of a sixth medal at the Asian women's Boxing Championships as three Indians entered the semi-finals of the continental showpiece on Saturday.

Asia Cup Hockey: Indian women beat defending champs Japan to enter final

The Indian women's team has reached the final of the 2017 Asia Cup, beating hosts and defending champions Japan 4-2 in a closely contested semi-final in Kakamgigahara on Friday to set up a rematch of the 2009 summit clash against China.

Manipur, Chandigarh, Odisha, Maharashtra reach Sub-jr girls football semis

Manipur, Chandigarh, Odisha and Maharashtra all made it to the semifinals of the Sub-Juniors Girls National Football Championship, following their quarterfinal triumphs on Thursday.

India thrash China in women's hockey Asia Cup

India came up with an all-round performance to thrash China 4-1 in their second Pool A match of the womens hockey Asia Cup 2017 at the Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium here on Monday.

Srikanth claims French Open crown

India's Kidambi Srikanth's dream season continued as he brushed aside the challenge of Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the French Open Super Series men's singles title, on Sunday.

Foden's brace helps England clinch maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup

England came from two goals down to defeat European champions Spain 5-2 and win their first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title in front of 66,684 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata, India, on Saturday.

England upstage Brazil, face Spain in U-17 WC final

Talismanic striker Rhian Brewster fired his second hat-trick on the trot as England marched to their maiden Under-17 FIFA World Cup final with a clinical 3-1 win over Brazil at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.

Three state powerlifters clinch medals in Kolkata

Three state powerlifters Ch Soniya, Keisham Linda Mangang and K Thoibi earned medals in the Eastern India Powerlifting Championship 2017 at Howrah, Kolkata on Tuesday.

Shooters Rai, Sidhu win gold at World Cup

Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai gave the Indian campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final a golden start as they won the 10m air pistol mixed team event here on Tuesday.

England, Mali register easy wins to enter semis

Rhian Brewster scored a hattrick as England thrashed USA 4-1 to enter their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Defender Sushila returns to women's hockey squad for Asia Cup

Ace defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made her comeback after recovering from a knee injury as she was on Monday named in the Indian women's hockey squad for the ninth Women's Asia Cup which starts from October 28 in Kakamigahara City, Japan.

Germany, Spain, Brazil, Iran reach Round 16 of U-17 World Cup

European powerhouse Germany bounced back from their shock defeat in the previous match as they beat African side Guinea 3-1 to qualify for the knockout round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday.

Ghana advance as India end on poor note

Ghana rode on a brace by skipper Eric Ayiah to enter the knockout stages with a 4-0 win over India in their Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Thursday.

U-17 World Cup: India face Ghana in do-or-die clash

India are bracing up for another tough test against Ghana here on Thursday as they need a win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for qualification to the Round-of-16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Brazil, Iran reach Round 16 as Spain flex muscles

Iran booked their place in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Germany in Goa on Tuesday evening.

U-17 WC: Penaloza's brace breaks Indian hearts


Jeakson Thounaojam scores India's first goal in World Cup

Two second-half goals by Juan Penaloza gave Colombia a 2-1 victory over India in an entertaining FIFA U-17 World Cup encounter in New Delhi on Monday evening.

England, France, Japan stroll as Mexico held by Iraq

The highly-rated Jadon Sancho was at the heart of the action all night, as an impressive England ran out to a comfortable 4-0 win over a sluggish Chilean side in Group F in Kolkata. The South American runners-up were seldom in the match against their European counterparts, and they fell behind in just the fifth minute after Sancho beat two defenders and set up Callum Hudson-Odoi all alone in front of the goalkeeper.

U-17 World Cup: Germany, Brazil, Iran, Niger win

Noah Awuku scored a late winner as Germany defeated a spirited Costa Rica 2-1 in their Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.

U-17 WC: India lose to US in campaign opener


India's campaign at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup got off to a poor start as they suffered a 0-3 defeat to the United States in a Group A match here on Friday.

U-17 World Cup: India to script footballing history

The annals of sport are replete with tales of unfancied teams going on to perform miracles against higher rated opposition. The India U-17 football squad will be eager to script their own fairy tale when the FIFA U-17 World Cup gets rolling here on Friday.

India rising: In the line of fire

For India, a save can be as much as a goal at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. There is no denying that India are among the weakest teams in the group and will find themselves pinned inside their own half, for most part.

Sharapova to face Halep in third round

Wildcard Maria Sharapova claimed her second consecutive three-set victory at the China Open on Tuesday, as she outlasted fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, to advance to the third round.

MSL: Muvanlai grab first win, AIM cruise

Muvanlai Athletics put their slow start to the State League behind them by roaring to a 5-3 win over NISA, while AIM swept aside YPHU 3-0 in Monday’s fixtures.

Nadal, Federer give Europe big lead

Spain's Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Roger Federer, arguably the two greatest tennis players of all time, had done just about everything in their sport prior -- except play doubles on the same side of the net.

Muguruza, Kerber reach semis in Tokyo

New world number one Garbine Muguruza overpowered France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

BDHA stroll, PHAM beat YCCIC in President's Cup hockey

BDHA had an easy day while PHAM held on to register a 2-1 win over YCCIC in the 1st President’s Cup Hockey Championship for U14 boys and girls on Friday.

Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth advance at Japan Open

Olympic badminton medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa advanced to the second round of Japan Open Superseries here on Wednesday.

Nadal claims third US Open title

Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant on New York hardcourt on Sunday as he collected grand slam title number 16 with a clinical demolition of Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final.

Stephens routs Keys to win US Open

Sloane Stephens brushed aside Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 here to win her first US Open women's singles title, putting an exclamation mark on her stunningly successful return to the WTA Tour this summer.

Nadal, Anderson enter US Open final

Rojer-Tecau beat Feliciano-Marc to win men's doubles title

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain and Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated their respective opponents to enter the men's singles final of the US Open tennis tournament here.

Manipur end 20-yr wait, clinch badminton c'ship title

Manipur ended a 20-year drought by winning the championship title of the North East Zone Inter-State Badminton Championships 2017 at Aizawl on Saturday.

Stephens, Keys set up US Open title clash

Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, both struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, advanced to their first Grand Slam final at the US Open.

Nadal advances to semis, Federer out 
Women's semifinals an all-American affair for first time since 1981

Rafael Nadal demolished Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to reach a sixth US Open semi-final. World number one Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, brushed aside Russian 19-year-old Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 97 minutes.

Nadal, Federer, del Potro reach US Open quarters

The closer Rafael Nadal gets to a potential long-awaited U.S. Open matchup with Roger Federer, the better he is playing. Nadal easily returned to the tournament quarterfinals for the first time in four years by routing Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday.

Sharapova, Muguruza in 4th round, Cilic stunned

Maria Sharapova rolled into the last 16 at the US Open by overpowering US teen Sofia Kenin on Friday while a wide-open side of the men's draw lost 2014 champion Marin Cilic.

Axelsen ends Lin Dan's dream in final

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen ended Lin Dan's dream of a record sixth men's singles title at the World Badminton Championships with victory in Sunday's final in Glasgow.

Mayweather knocks out McGregor in Round 10

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here on Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory.

Lin Dan stays on title track, Carolina Marin crashes out

Lin Dan stayed on course for a record-breaking sixth men's singles title at the World Championships in Glasgow with a straight games quarter-final win over Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in Glasgow.

Boby muscles his way to title in Seoul

Another state bodybuilder won laurels for India as Arambam Boby flexed his way to title at the 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships at Seoul, South Korea on Thursday.

Bembem second Indian female footballer to get Arjuna Award

Indian Female footballer Oinam Bembem Devi brings laurels to the state by becoming the second woman from India to be awarded with the prestigious Arjuna Award. Also famously known as the ‘Durga of Indian Football’, Bembem is the 25th footballer to have won the award, the last being Subrata Pal in 2016. In addition, she has also won the AIFF Woman Footballer Award twice, in 2001 and 2013.

MPSC, KRYPHSA off to strong start
in Women’s League pre-qualifiers

Goals galore as MPSC and KRYPHSA romped past their opponents on the first day of the pre-qualifying round of the Indian Women’s League at Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.

Tri-nation series prep for Asian Cup qualifier: Jackichan

As the Indian football team prepares for the tri-nation series in Mumbai, starting August 19, India winger Jackichand Singh said the tournament was important for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Macau on September 5.

Indrasini completes six-medal haul; golden treble for Thabaton

Ace shooter N Indrasini grabbed a total of six shooting medals as she rounded off her medal haul with a silver and a bronze on Wednesday at the World Police and Fire Games being held in Los Angeles, USA.

RAU clinch Imphal East Super League title

Three games remaining but the Imphal East Super Division Football League already has RAU as the League winners following their 3-0 hammering of NIVSO on Monday.

Robert, Chaoba, Mina strike gold at World Police Games

Competitors from Manipur made their mark on Day 7 of the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, scooping eight medals including five gold for India at Los Angeles, California, USA.

HLTA lead medal tally on Day 1 of State Thang-Ta Competition

HLTA, Singjamei led the metal tally on the first day of the 27th State Thang-Ta Competition at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal stroll in Montreal openers

AGENCIES MONTREAL, 10th Aug: A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006.

Real Madrid beat United to lift Super Cup

A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday.

Manipur face Odisha in Jr Girls Nat'l Football Championship

CHRONICLE BUREAU IMPHAL, 8th Aug: Manipur will square off against hosts Odisha in the final of the Junior Girls National Football Championship, following their semifinal victories on Tuesday at Barabati Stadium.

Netherlands win maiden Euro title

A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and their first women's Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

Justin Gatlin ruined Usain Bolt's farewell party when the 35-year-old American won the world 100 metres title on Saturday, beating the Jamaican superstar into third and sparking a chorus of boos from a London crowd unhappy with his doping past.

Manipur girls ease past TN into semis

Manipur eased their way into the semifinals of the Junior Girls National Football Championship, following a 12-0 hammering of Tamil Nadu at Barabati Stadium, Odisha, on Saturday.

1st Test: India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs

Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.

Manipur pummel Telangana in Jr girls national football c’ship

Manipur got off to a resounding start as they humbled Telangana in their campaign opener in the Junior Girls National Football Championship at Barabati Stadium, Odisha on Saturday.

England to face France in Euro QF

Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris struck early in each half as England made it three wins from three at the Women's European Championship to set up a blockbuster quarter-final against France.

Etiene wins 50m backstroke gold; 200m butterfly title for Belmonte

Brazil's Etiene Medeiros won the women's 50m backstroke gold at the world championships on Thursday in a desperately tight final which she won on the wall.

Vice-captain Chinglensana, Kothajit, Nilakanta in Indian squad for Euro tour

Six uncapped players have been named in the Manpreet Singh-led Indian hockey squad for the tour of Belgium and Netherlands.

USA win sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jordan Morris's late strike lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

Bodybuilding: 21 claim top honours

RK Roshan Singh, Nepram Roshan Singh and Shodhan Rai all muscled their way to men’s bodybuilding titles as 15 other events were also decided in the National Level Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship 2017 being held at the auditorium of College of Agriculture, CAU, on Thursday.

Thapa in final, 5 others in semis

Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri entered the finals while five other Indians made the semifinals at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.

Sindhu appointed as Deputy Collector in AP Govt

Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government.

Germany, Sweden reach women's Euro QFs

Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women's Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday. In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan converted another penalty in the 56th minute to hand a dominant Germany victory.

Dhawan, Pujara tons take India to 399/3 at stumps vs Sri Lanka

Centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) and one-down Cheteshwar Pujara (144 not out) helped India reach 399/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first of the three-Test cricket series against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.

Badminton titles for Meiraba, Bidyasagar, Priya

Maisnam Meiraba Luwang won the men’s singles event title of the State Badminton Championships, while it was double delight for Bidyasagar Salam who walked home with both U19 and U17 boys’ singles trophies as Moirangthem Priya Devi took the U13 girls’ singles crown on

Netherlands, Denmark in women's Euro QFs

Hosts Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women's Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday.

Real agree world record £160m deal for Mbappe

In a deal that will send shock waves around the world of football, Spanish giants Real Madrid have agreed a fee to sign Monaco superstar Kylian Mbappe from Monaco FC, according to Spanish media reports.

Jamaica stun Mexico, face USA in Gold Cup final

Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

England beat India to lift Women's WC

It was a case of 'so near and yet so far' for India as they suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.

Bpr, IW claim inter dist badminton crowns

Bishnupur were crowned senior team champions of the 36th Inter District Badminton Championship, while Imphal West clinched the junior team championship title on Sunday.

FIFA U17 World Cup: Will show we can compete against the best: India coach

With less than 100 days to go for the first ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted by India, head coach of the Indian U-17 World Cup Team Luis Norton de Matos believes that the hosts are looking forward to make an impression once the World Cup kicks-off in October.

Ccpur to face IE in U17 boys final, Bpr set up U14 title clash with IE

Radhakrishna Foundation School, Churachandpur and Affros A Hr Sec School, Imphal East will clash for the U17 boys’ title of the State Inter District Subroto Mukerjee Football Tournament, while Utlou High School, Bishnupur will meet Union Model Academy, Imphal East in the U14 final.

NEROCA FC unveil new strip

New I-League entrants NEROCA FC on Friday unveiled their new strip, ahead of the state premier club’s debut at the league season 2017-2018. The event was held at the Classic Grande with 22 players of the club sporting their new shirts.

Japan's Kagawa extends Dortmund deal to 2020

Shinji Kagawa has signed a new three-year contract at Borussia Dortmund, with his old deal having been due to expire next summer. Japan international Kagawa committed himself to Dortmund until 2020 just hours after the Bundesliga club touched down in Tokyo for the first leg of their Asia preseason tour.

BCCI confirms Ravi Shastri as new Team India head coach

Staying with the tradition of the last few months, BCCI’s appointment of the next Indian coach too was a dragged-out controversy that lasted two whole days.

WC: India face Australia, aim for semis berth

Reeling from heart-breaking defeats in their previous matches, both India and Australia will take the field on Wednesday at Bristol with the singular objective to seal a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

Chingkheinganba wins gold at Singapore

15 year old state climber Maibam Chingkheinganba has done it again! And this time he has bagged gold medal in the Asian Youth Sport Climbing Championships held at Singapore in male youth B speed discipline.

Chris Gayle wants to play till ICC 2019 cricket World Cup

Chris Gayle could not have asked for a better place to make a comeback for the West Indies. The Jamaican will be ‘home’ at Sabina Park and the ‘Universal Boss’ of world cricket wants to make that count.

India rise to 96th in latest FIFA rankings

The Indian National Football Team achieved its best-ever FIFA Ranking since February 1996 as they were ranked 96 in the July FIFA Rankings. 

Manpreet Kaur, Laxmanan win gold

India’s Manpreet Kaur claimed the gold medal in the women’s shot put, while defending champion Vikas Gowda failed to retain his title in the men’s discus throw event on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.

Ravi Shastri formally applies for head coach job

Ravi Shastri has formally applied for the post of India cricket team’s chief coach. Shastri confirmed to Hindustan Times that he has sent in his application to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which has kept July 9 as the deadline.

Germany beat Mexico to enter Confederations Cup final

Germany outclassed Mexico 4-1 to enter the final of the Confederations Cup football tournament here. Leon Goretzka (6th, 8th minutes) struck in quick succession to give the Germans the upper hand in the early stages of Thursday evening's semi-final, reports Sputnik news agency.

Women's World Cup: Mandhana, Mithali guide India to comfortable win

Riding on a strong batting display by opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Mithali Raj, India sealed a comfortable seven-wicket victory over West Indies in a group match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the County Ground here on Thursday.

CHIKL down YDO as MPSC, BMSC split points IW League

CHIKL overcame YDO 3-2 while MPSC and BMSC settled for a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s fixtures of the Imphal West Super Division Football League at SKYC Ground, Awang Sekmai. CHIKL started strongly with an 8th-minute opener from Sh Netrajit but N Olen put YDO back into the game when he equalised in the 28th minute.

ISL gets AFC recognition, two national leagues now

The cash-rich Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18.

Devendro enters semis in Ulaanbaatar

Commonwealth Games silver-winner L Devendro Singh (52kg) assured himself of his first international medal of the year by advancing to the semifinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Thursday. 

BCCI to receive $405 million from ICC

The BCCI will be getting USD 405 million as per the International Cricket Council’s revenue sharing model, which was agreed during the apex body’s annual conference in London.

Vijender to meet Chinese star in next bout

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China in his next professional bout here in August. The bout, between WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh and WBO Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali will be a double title affair.

India brace up for Dutch test in HWL Semifinal

Having already secured their berth in the quarter-finals, India will face their first big test when they take on higher-ranked Netherlands in their final Pool B game of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal here on Tuesday.

Favourites India take on rejuvenated Pak

After 15 games, we are back down to the opening game for two teams – India and Pakistan. And what a fitting way to end things for the fans and the cricketing world.

India rout B'desh, face Pak in final

India cantered to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in a lopsided second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday, setting up a clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

Mira Erda first female Indian driver to race in Euro JK series

Vadodara's young racer Mira Erda will become the first Indian female driver to compete in one of the highest classes of Formula Racing in the country after signing up for the Euro JK series in the upcoming JK Tyre- FMSCI National Racing Championship.

India thrash SA to enter CT semis

Defending champions India here on Sunday rode on a superb display by their bowlers to thump South Africa by eight wickets and become the first team from Group B to enter the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament.

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.

Imphal West strikes it rich on Day 5

Imphal West made the most of the Day 5’s bouts at the State Boxing Championship with 11 gold medals as Bishnupur and Thoubal were second and third in Tuesday’s gold medal collection

NEROCA FC sign off with big home win

NEROCA FC celebrated their 2nd Division League title with a resounding 4-1 win over Southern Samity in their final league game at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Sunday.

NEROCA seek unbeaten run before lifting 2nd Div trophy

Neroca FC are on the cusp of lifting the Second Division League silverware as the first Manipur-outfit to attain the enormous feat.

18 boxers earn semifinal berths in State Boxing Championship

 Altogether 18 boxers made it to the semifinals of the State Level Boxing Championship on Saturday.

Chinglensana ready for added responsibility

India's new vice-captain Chinglensana Singh says he is ready to shoulder the responsibility with the Hockey World League Semifinal next month.

BCCI unhappy with Anil Kumble? India looks for new coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on the look out for a new coach for Virat Kohli and his troops as Anil Kumble's tenure as the head coach of the team will come to an end following the end of Champions Trophy 2017 on June 18.

Three records tumble on Day 4 of state shooting competition

Three new state records were set on Day 4 of the 27th All Manipur Shooting Competition at the Khuman Lampak Shooting Range on Wednesday.

AIFF vows to raise the bar in hosting U-17 WC

Bracing up to the host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has vowed to raise the bar for other federations to embrace and emulate.

NEROCA script history, earn I-League promotion


North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association Football Club (NEROCA FC) have won the 2016/17 edition of 2nd Division I-League and are on their way to the I-League for the very first time in their history.

Chelsea toast title with five-star win
Arsenal miss Champions League as Liverpool and Man City secure spots

Chelsea celebrated their title and captain John Terry's last game at Stamford Bridge with a 5-1 defeat of relegated Sunderland on Sunday , bringing their season's Premier League win tally to a record 30 games.

CM Biren launches football balloon for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Friday launched football balloon for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 at Connaught Palace, New Delhi as chief guest.

India earn morale boosting win over Italy

The India U-17 World Cup squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy on Friday. The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013.

FIFA delegation impressed with Kochi as U-17 World Cup venue

The visiting FIFA technical delegation, after going around the main stadium and the practice facilities here on Thursday, have expressed satisfaction with the city as one of the venues for the U-17 World Cup.

Chajing lift Challenge Cup

Chajing FC shrugged off an early deficit against Eimi FC to clinch the 19th Challenge Cup veterans’ football tournament title on Tuesday.

NEROCA upstage Hyderabad to close in on 2nd Division title

NEROCA FC overcame early jitters to pull off a 2-1 success against Fateh Hyderabad AFC in their fourth home match of the I-League 2nd Division at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Sunday.

Eimi FC beat FCW, enter Challenge Cup final

Eimi FC, Langol overcame FC Wangkhem on penalties to earn their place in the final of the 19th Challenge Cup veterans’ football tournament on Thursday.

DSK beat Bengaluru in Federation Cup tie

DSK Shivajians FC rode on a brace by Spanish import Juan Barraso to defeat Bengaluru FC 2-0 in a Group B match of the 38th edition of the Federation Cup football tournament at the Barabati Stadium here on Wednesday. 

BCCI announces Indian team for Champions Trophy

No surprises in the Indian squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy with the selectors deciding to back the experienced Ajinkya Rahane over youngster Rishabh Pant.

KRYPHSA face ESU as IE meet Tbl in finals

KRYPHSA will face ESU in the girls’ final while Imphal East Club and Thoubal Club will square off for the boys’ title of the ‘Ooraj’ CAPF U-19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament. The finalists compete for the top honours at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Wednesday, May 10.

Aizawl beat Chennai 3-2 in Fed Cup

Recently crowned Hero I-League Champions Aizawl FC came from two goals down to register an impressive 3-2 win against Chennai City FC at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on Sunday in the 38th edition of the ongoing Hero Federation Cup.

NEROCA pip LoneStar to stay top

NEROCA FC rode on Thangjam Saran’s late goal to maintain their grip at the top of the final round table of the Second Division League.

Heena Sidhu settles for bronze at Plzen shooting meet

Heena Sidhu settled for the bronze medal in the Womens 10m Air Pistol category of the 48th Grand Prix of Liberation Plzen Shooting championships here on Sunday.

Sindhu wins, Saina loses in Asia C'ships

India's Ajay Jayaram caused an upset, while P.V. Sindhu had an easy start, though Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs exited the Badminton Asia Championships on the opening day here on Wednesday.

Subrata Paul suspended for dope taint, will go for 'B' sample test

Acclaimed Indian goalkeeper Subrata Paul was on Tuesday provisionally suspended after failing a dope test but has vowed to prove himself innocent by going for the confirmatory 'B' sample test.

Hopes on Sindhu, Saina in Badminton Asia Championships

All eyes will be on women's singles specialists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they carry India's hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships, starting here at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Pandey, Pathan guide KKR to 4-wkt win vs Delhi

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a brilliant batting effort from Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan to beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday.

Morgan resigns as East Bengal coach; Colaco may take over

East Bengal head coach Trevor Morgan on Monday resigned from his post following the club's debacle in the ongoing I-League, where they crashed out of the title race after suffering four consecutive defeats.

EPL: Tottenham rout Bournemouth 4-0

Tottenham Hotspur's tenacious chase of leaders Chelsea continued as they claimed a 12th consecutive Premier League home win with a 4-0 rout of Bour-nemouth on Saturday to cut the gap to four points.

I-League: Spirited Lajong hold Bagan

Shillong Lajong FC held Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in a fiercely contested I-League encounter here on Wednesday afternoon. Bagan drew first blood in the 75th minute when Jeje Lalpekhlua found the back of the net with a chip shot to score his fifth goal of this edition of the I-League.

India beat HK 2-0 in Asian Cup Qualifiers

After three defeats, the Indian women's football team notched up a consola-tion win as they beat Hong Kong 2-0 in their final group match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday.

India win women's HWL Round 2

India defeat-ed Chile in the shoot-out in a pulsating contest to win the Women's Hockey World League Round 2 and qualify for the World League Semi-final.

Raina's half-century helps Gujarat post 183/4 against Kolkata Riders

Skipper Suresh Raina led from the front with a half century while Dinesh Karthik added the fireworks later on as Gujarat Lions posted 183/4 in 20 overs in their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Friday.

Sindhu enters final, sets up title date with Marin

India's Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun on Saturday to set up a pulsating title showdown against Spanish top seed Carolina Marin in the India Open World Superseries badminton championships here.

Do-or-die for India, Aus in series decider

With the pic-turesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) geared up to host its first ever Test and the four-match series between India and Australia locked at 1-1, a lot will be at stake when the two top-ranked sides face each other in the decider, starting here from Saturday.

Poknapham-People’s Chronicle win two team titles in AMWJU Sports Meet

Poknapham-People’s Chronicle took both volley-ball and cricket titles in the 7th AMWJU Sports Meet that concluded on Thursday.In the final of the vol-leyball tournament, Pok-napham-People’s Chronicle outplayed ISTV in straight sets (15-13, 15-5), while the cricket team of the former also shone in their title clash against ISTV’s team by five wickets.

Champ, Model Club prevail in T20 Trophy

Champ and Model Club both prevailed over their opponents in contrasting styles in Friday matches of the T20 Luwangpokpa Trophy.

India beat Aussies by 75 runs, level series

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led with a six-wicket haul as In-dia defeated Australia by 75 runs with a day to spare in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.

Model, YWC-L upstage opponents in MCA T20 Luwangpokpa Trophy

Both Model Club and YWC (L) had an easy day in Tuesday’s fixtures of the MCA T20 Luwangpokpa Trophy.Model Club started the day with a five-wicket win over YWC (P) in their Group C league match.YWC, who chose to bat first, made the innings un-productive for themselves with some wasteful batting.

AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan reach group stage

Jeje Lalpekhlua fired a brace to propel city football giants Mohun Bagan to the AFC Cup group stage with an emphatic 4-1 win over Maldives' Club Valencia in the second leg of their South Zone play-off here on Monday.

Khurai, MPSC to square off for polo title

Khurai Polo Club (KPC) and MPSC-A both eased into the final of the 7 Mountain Division Polo Tournament, following their semifinal victories on Monday. KPC made light work of ITPC as the Khurai riders galloped to a 7-2 win and earned their title spot with ease.

ESU romp as MPSC, KRYPHSA split points in women’s league

ESU dominated their opponents while MPSC and KRYPHSA played out a goalless draw on the third day of the AMFA Senior Women’s League on Monday.

Churchill thrash DSK, Mumbai hold Minerva

Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in an exciting clash of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Three second-half goals from newly-appointed captain Anthony Wolfe (63rd minute), Ghanefo Kromah (67th) and Surabuddin Mollick (90+4) sealed what was only the second win of the season for Churchill.

Heartbreak for Harika, 3rd bronze at World C'ship

Indian GM Dronavali Harika won her third bronze medal in a row after a heartbreaking defeat against Tan Zhongyi of China in a semi-final tie-breaker at the World Women's Chess Championship.

NEROCA FC remain top of Group B

NEROCA FC were denied all three points at home by Mohammedan Sporting Club’s late goal but the hosts managed to maintain their lead in the Group B standings despite a 1-1 draw with the Kolkatans in their Saturday’s fixture.

ESU, KRYPHSA romp in women’s league

KRYPHSA continued their dominance while ESU kick-started their campaign in style on Day 2 of the AMFA Senior Women’s Football league.

1st Test: Renshaw, Starc shine for Aussies

Matt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc struck half-centuries as Australia attempted a late recovery on the opening day of the first Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

IRC, KMMRS, KPC have it easy in Mt Div Polo

Imphal Riding Club (IRC), K&MMRS and Khurai Polo Club (KPC) all made light work of their opponents in the 7th 57 Mountain Division Polo Tournament on Wednesday. IRC inflicted a 7-0 thrashing on Chingkheihunba Polo Club-A as L Abinath made the most of the game, scoring five goals.

Sitaljit crowned Mr Junior India

Yumnam Sitaljit Singh was crowned Junior Mr India in the 7th Junior/Masters/Physically Challenged/Senior Women’s Body Building/Senior Men’s Sports Physique/Senior Women’s Sports Model National Body Building Championship that concluded at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on February 19.

India win ICC Women's World Cup qualifier final

Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval on Tuesday.

At ` 3 crore, Thangarasu Natarajan, son of daily wager was a top buy at IPL auction

Left-arm seamer Thangarasu Natarajan was finding it surreal when the bids against his name zoomed at a breakneck pace during the IPL auction on Monday in Bengaluru.

Afridi announces int’l retirement

One of the most flamboyant and controversial cricketers of his generation, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has finally called time on his international career.

IPL Auction: Pune pay 14.5 crore for Stokes, RCB buy Tymal Mills for 12 crore

The Indian Premier League 2017 auction on Monday witnessed two English cricketers become millionaires, all-rounder Ben Stokes and paceman Tymal Mills were bought for astronomical amounts as a total of 66 players were eventually sold to the eight franchises.

Virat Kohli first Indian sportsperson to ink ` 100-cr deal with Puma

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the first Indian sportsperson to land a deal that worth Rs 100 Crores with a single brand.

Indian eves thump B’desh, book WC berth

India women produced an all-round effort to beat Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match to qualify for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, here on Friday.

Infrastructure ready for FIFA U-17 World Cup: LOC boss

The U-17 FIFA World Cup in India will not see any last-minute scramble for infrastructure completion, as had happened in the lead-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, with the Local Organising Committee chief asserting that the six venues will be ready well in time.

Vijender faces China’s Zulpikar for 2nd title

After a successful defence of his WBO Asia Pacific title, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be in contention for a second belt when he takes on China's WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali on April 1 in Mumbai.

India will get $1 million if they win 1st Test vs Australia

The Indian cricket team will be awarded a million dollars by the International Cricket Council (ICC) if they win the first Test against visitors Australia, to be played in Pune from February 23.

India will get $1 million if they win 1st Test vs Australia

The Indian cricket team will be awarded a million dollars by the International Cricket Council (ICC) if they win the first Test against visitors Australia, to be played in Pune from February 23.

Aizawl FC, Bengaluru draw; Bagan held by MFC

Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) failed to break their winless run in the sixth consecutive game as Aizawl FC kept their slate clean at home with a 1-1 result in their I-League encounter here on Wednesday.

CL progress near impossible: Neymar

Barcelona’s Brazil star Neymar says it will be a virtual ‘mission impossible’ for the Spanish giants to progress in the Champions League after their 4-0 first leg demolition by Paris Saint-Germain.

BCCI names unchanged squad for first two Tests vs Australia

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee on Tuesday picked the team for the first two Test matches of the 4-match series against Australia, which begins on the February 23 in Pune.

Eastern Sporting Union clinch IWL title

Eastern Sporting Union were crowned champions, defeating Rising Students Club 3-0 in the inaugural edition of the Indian Womens League (IWL) football championship at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday. Strikes from Kamala Devi (32th minute, 66th) and Prameshwori Devi (57th) led Eastern Sporting Union to an easy win over their opponents which was largely dominated both in possession and chances created by ESU.

NEROCA pip HFC to secure second straight win at home

Felix Odili Chidi’s last-gasp goal was all NEROCA FC needed to seal all three points at the expense of Hindustan FC and close in on I-League 2nd Division’s Group B leaders Southern Samity.

India need 7 wkts to win vs B’desh

Bangladesh face a big test of saving the one-off cricket Test as they reached 103 for three in their second innings after India set them a target of 459 on the penultimate day here on Sunday.

Eastern Sporting Union ease into IWL final

Eastern Sporting Union brushed aside Alakhpura FC 4-1 to set up a title clash with Rising Student's Club in the inaugural edition of the Indian Women's League, on Saturday.

NEROCA FC look to earn points against Hindustan FC

NEROCA FC reclaimed second spot of the I-League 2nd Division Group B table after Mohammedan Sporting Club lost 0-2 to leaders Southern Samity on Saturday.

14th Sentinel Cup equestrian event begins

The 14th DGAR Sentinel Cup – State Equestrian Championship 2017 got underway at Mapal Kangjeibung (Imphal Polo Ground) on Friday as both Th Santosh Singh and Neelu RK claimed a gold medal on Day 1 of the competition.

Kohli, Saha shine as India post 687-6 declared vs Bangladesh

Virat Kohli's record double hundred and Wriddhiman Saha's career second hundred (106 not out) drove India to a mammoth total of 687-6 declared in their first innings against Bangladesh on the second's day's play of their one-off cricket Test here on Friday. In reply, Bangladesh scored 41/1 by the end of play.

Kohli, Vijay put India in driver’s seat

Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay's scintillating centuries put India in the driver's seat as the hosts posted 356/3 at stumps on the opening day of the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.

ESU, Alakhpura FC to lock horns in Indian Women’s League semis

The semifinal line-up of the inaugural Indian Women’s League 2017 will see Rising Students Club, Odisha take on FC Pune City, while Eastern Sporting Union, Manipur lock horns with Alakhpura FC, Haryana on Saturday.

MPSC-A claim Hazari state polo crown

A dazzling fourth-chukker surge by Khurai Polo Club could not prevent Manipur Police Sports Club (MPSC)-A from laying their hands on the silverware of the 32nd N Hazari & Dr N Tombi State Polo Tournament on Wednesday at Mapal Kangjeibung. Riding on H Abung’s scoring heroics, MPSC shrugged off a four-goal last-chukker challenge from Khurai to seal a thrilling 6-5 title triumph.

Dzeko double as Roma rout Fiorentina in Serie A

Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina. Rescheduled due to Sunday's Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa's men knowing defeat would leave them in third place -- seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.

Virat Kohli warns team against complacency in Bangladesh Test

Cautioning his No.1-ranked team against any complacency while playing in Tests against Bangladesh, India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the Tigers have the required skills to be successful in the five-day format as well.

Kohli retains No. 1 spot in T20 rankings, Ashwin climbs to 4th

Kenya’s Rudisha wins 2nd straight 800m Olympic gold

Shaunae Miller Dives Over Line To Deny Felix In 400m Race

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