Daily Archives: Monday, December 17th, 2012

Boithang rescues Lajong with late goal

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: It was the brilliant individual effort of Boithang Haokip that saved Shillong Lajong FC from defeat as they managed to hold Air India to a 1-1 draw in an I-League match in Pune on Sunday. Haokip’s 85th minute effort cancelled out the 69th minute goal from Air India’s Souvik Chakraborty in a match where little separated the two sides. Chakraborty [Full Article...]

Churchill down Sporting 8-4

MARGAO: In a high-scoring encounter, Churchill Brothers beat Sporting Clube de Goa 8-4 to move to the top of the I-League here on Sunday. Bineesh Balan (ninth minute, 38, 40) recorded a hat-trick, while Henry Antchouet (45+2, 59), Roberto Mendes de Silva (69, 71) and Akram Moghrabi (80) also chipped in. Sporting actually took a 2-1 lead thanks to Ogba Nnanna (20) and Joseph [Full Article...]

Lawmali beat Wahingdoh in cricket league

SHILLONG: Lawmali SCC defeated Wahingdoh SCC by 37 runs in a league match of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League 2012, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association, at Polo Grounds. Lawmali won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 118 all out in 40 overs. Shellingstar Thabah made 29 while Fernold Basaiawmoit took three wickets. In reply, Wahingdoh were skittled out for just [Full Article...]

Trott helps keep India at bay

Nagpur: A desperate India’s push for a series-levelling win was met with dogged resistance from England, who rode on Jonathan Trott’s gritty half-century to overcome a nervous phase as the fourth and final cricket Test seemed headed for a draw here on Sunday. India batted for one hour in the morning before declaring their first innings at 326 for nine, four runs behind England, [Full Article...]

Dilshan ton leads Lanka counter-attack

Hobart: Tillakaratne Dilshan led a fighting counter-attack with a pugnacious century as Sri Lanka trailed Australia by 141 runs with two days to play in the first Hobart Test here on Sunday. Dilshan batted for almost seven hours for his 147 and shared in a record Sri Lanka stand in Australia with Angelo Mathews to get the tourists within 114 runs of the home [Full Article...]

Alonso rated as top F1 driver

LONDON: A top-ten poll conducted by Autosport with each of the 12 team principals revealed Fernando Alonso as the driver of the year, beating this season’s champion Sebastian Vettel convincingly in the survey. The Ferrari driver lost the title-battle to the German at the season-finale Brazilian Grand Prix last month by three points but the Spaniard was 71 points ahead of the Red Bull [Full Article...]

Six killed in Pak gun battle

Islamabad: A fierce gun battle broke out between Pakistani security personnel and militants holed up in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar leaving six people, including a policeman, dead on Sunday, hours after an abortive bid by Taliban to storm an air force base in the city claimed nine lives. Apart from the policeman, five militants were killed in the clash which took [Full Article...]

Japan votes in poll likely to eject ruling party

Tokyo: Voters in Japan went to the polls today in an election likely to return conservatives to power at a time of growing tension with China and as the nation seeks to arrest economic decline. Media surveys show the Liberal Democratic Party on course for a convincing victory in the lower-house election, with the Democratic Party of Japan led by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda [Full Article...]