Windies beat Bangladesh by 50 runs, clinch series 2-1

Dhaka, December 22: Keemo Paul grabbed 5-15 after Evin Lewis smashed 89 as the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 50 runs in the third and final Twenty20 in Dhaka on Saturday to win the series 2-1. Lewis guided the West…

Buoyant Mohun Bagan face laggards Shillong Lajong

Kolkata, December 22: Mohun Bagan would look to continue their winning run and jump to top half of the points table when they face bottom-placed Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League fixture here Sunday. The Mariners showed amazing resilience to…

Pay $23 million or lose 2023 World Cup: ICC to BCCI

MUMBAI, December 22: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put the proverbial gun to the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), asking it to cough up US $23 million (roughly Rs 160 crore) before December…

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk seal Christmas top spot for Liverpool

WOLVERHAMPTON, December 22: Liverpool passed another stringent test of their Premier League title credentials as Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk gave them a 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton on Friday that guarantees top spot at Christmas. Salah’s 11th goal of…

Nagaland to participate in Sr Nat’l Basketball Championship

Dimapur, December 21: Nagaland is gearing up to participate at the Senior National Basketball Championship for the first time, come January 2019. The Nagaland Mens Team, currently under intensive training at Kohima, will participate at the 69th Seniors National Basketball…

56th PSA meet ends

Kohima, December 21: The 56th meet of Phek Sports Association (PSA) concluded today at Phek Village Local Ground. New Town Team emerged the overall champion. Tehecece Nado (TN) Khel lifted the champion title of both men and women football. Chosaba…

Australian Open to have 10-point tiebreakers in deciding set

MELBOURNE (Australia), December 21: The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, no longer playing advantage in the final sets. The tournament said Friday that the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by…

Steve Smith admits failures in ball tampering row, says ‘he failed as a captain’

Sydney, December 21: Disgraced Steve Smith admitted on Friday he failed as a captain by turning a blind eye to the ball-tampering scandal and said it has been hard watching Australia struggle from the sidelines. The former skipper is still…

Nadal donates 1 million euros to Mallorca flood victims

Madrid, December 21: Rafael Nadal has given one million euros ($1.14 million) to the victims of floods in his native Mallorca, the mayor of the affected town Mateu Puigros said on Thursday. The incidents claimed 13 lives in October in…

World Cup final drew global audience of 1.12 billion

Zurich, December 21: A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers…