Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lajong face Sporting hurdle

Determined hosts aim to ‘paint it red’ at JNSC By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Riding on home advantage, Shillong Lajong FC would look to put its disappointment against Chirag United behind when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in a Round 22 match of the I-League at the JN Stadium here on Saturday. Targetting 40 points by the end of the season, every match [Full Article...]

Aurobindo thrash Nongthymmai

SHILLONG: Aurobindo defeated Nongthymmai SC by 67 runs in a league match of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League played at Cricket Ground, Polo on Friday. Nongthymmai bowlers made break throughs at regular intervals to restrict Aurobindo to a modest 148 for the loss of ten wickets after they were made to bat first. Sanjay (26) and Kundan (24) were among the top scorers [Full Article...]

Wahingdoh on a roll

2nd Div I-League By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: In a reversal of fortunes, Royal Wahingdoh FC beat United Sikkim 2-0, the same margin by which Bhutia’s men edged the Royals in their previous encounter, in a second leg match of the I-League Second Division final round played at Gangtok on Friday. On a roll, Wahingdoh has not looked back since its controversial defeat to ONGC, [Full Article...]

Sharapova sinks Wozniacki to reach finals

KEY BISCAYNE: Maria Sharapova advanced to the Sony Ericsson Open final by beating Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-4 in a two and a half hour battle. The Russian will play Agnieszka Radwanska in Saturday’s final after the Pole beat France’s Marion Bartoli 6-4 6-2 to reach the biggest final of her career. Second seed Sharapova, who has lost in all three of her previous [Full Article...]

EB reduce gap with leaders Dempo

Kolkata: City giants East Bengal kept their title hopes alive with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Mumbai FC in a 22nd round I-League match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday. After conceding a goal in the 4th minute, the red and gold brigade fired two quick goals in the 21st and 25th minutes respectively and then scored another one towards the end [Full Article...]

SA batters, rain sink India

Johannesburg: Openers Gautam Gambhir an Robin Uthappa gave India a solid start in reply to South Africa’s imposing total of 219 for four. But rain played spoilsport as India lost the match by 11 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the one-off Twenty20 match here on Friday. Earlier, India’s bowlers were taken to the cleaners by Colin Ingram (78) and Jacques Kallis (61) as South [Full Article...]

‘Tevez ready to tip title race’

MANCHESTER: Yaya Toure says Carlos Tevez wants to say sorry to Manchester City fans for his behaviour earlier in the season by helping the club secure the title. Manager Roberto Mancini is considering handing Tevez his first league start for almost seven months when Sunderland visit Eastlands on Saturday. Having spent most of the season at the top of the table, City trail leaders [Full Article...]

Neymar scores hat trick, surpasses Robinho’s mark

SAO PAULO: Neymar is not wasting any time in making his mark with Santos as his latest hat trick moves him past Robinho on the list of the team’s greatest goalscorers. Neymar scored three times in the 5-0 rout of Guaratingueta in the Sao Paulo state championship on Thursday, reaching 95 career goals with Santos to surpass Robinho’s mark of 94. The 20-year-old Neymar [Full Article...]