Daily Archives: Friday, December 21st, 2012

Hockey coaching camp ends

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Winter Hockey Coaching Camp, organised by the Meghalaya State Hockey Association (MSHA), concluded on Thursday at Madan Iewrynghep, Laitumkhrah. The coaching camp, which started on December 12, witnessed the active participation of 140 people. Addressing the valedictory function here on Thursday, Assistant Engineer of the Urban Department, Budraplang Nongrum, lauded the efforts of MSHA, stating that such initiatives will [Full Article...]

SAI to hold trials in several sports

SHILLONG: The Sports Authority of India, Shillong Training Centre, will conduct selection trials in the disciplines of archery, boxing, table tennis, karate and taekwondo at the JN Sports Complex, Polo, on the following dates: boxing – January 7, archery and table tennis – Jan 8, karate and taekwondo – Jan 9. The reporting time for all disciplines is 8:30am. Those eligible for the trials [Full Article...]

Royal CC defeat Wahingdoh

SHILLONG: Royal CC defeated Wahingdoh SCC by 92 runs in a league match of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League 2012, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association, at Polo Grounds. Royal CC won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored at nearly six an over and posted 231 for 8 in 40 overs. Rajesh Tatti scored 62 and Robert Sangma scored 42 [Full Article...]

Ardhendu Chaudhuri cricket tourney

SHILLONG: On the seventh day of the 2nd Ardhendu Chaudhuri Memorial day & night Cricket Tournament, Meghdoot Club defeated Jhalupara Youth Association, while Zephyr beat Burnside. Rilbong B was another team that won on the day, as they got past United Boys. On Friday, Laban Sports Club will take on Sales XI at 5:00pm and Victoria will face Aurobindo at 6:30pm. The final match [Full Article...]

India to host TT C’ship next year

New Delhi: India will host the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis championship here from the May 5-10 next year. India has hosted this championship earlier on four occasions, the last time in Jaipur in 2007. (PTI)

Hockey legend Leslie Claudius passes away

Kolkata: India’s triple Olympic gold medallist and one of the legends of the game of hockey, Leslie Claudius, passed away here on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Claudius was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and frequently needed hospitalisation in the past couple of years. He was 85 years old and is survived by his wife and three sons. In an illustrious career, Claudius [Full Article...]

All-round Yuvraj helps India win by 5 wickets

Pune: Yuvraj Singh produced a brilliant all-round display as India finally brought about some cheer for their fans with a comfortable five-wicket victory over England in the first Twenty20 International here on Thursday night. Yuvraj took three for 19 from his four overs to restrict England to a manageable 157 for six and then blasted 38 off 21 balls to set up an easy [Full Article...]

Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria

AMMAN: Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a [Full Article...]