Monthly Archives: April 2014

SLFC’s Boithang bags fan award

Balwant Singh named Indian footballer of the year SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong midfielder Boithang Haokip, known for his stellar free kicks, was awarded with the Fans’ Player of the Year Award at the Football Players’ Association of India awards show in Kolkata on Tuesday. Churchill Brothers forward Balwant Singh and Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood were named Best Indian Player and Best Coach, respectively, in [Full Article...]

Tata Academy win U-19 I-League

Lajong finish 4th SHILLONG: Tata Football Academy won the U-19 I-League in Jamshedpur on Tuesday by beating Hindustan FC 4-0 on the final day of the tournament, ending on 13 points. Manipur lad Udanta Singh was the main attraction as the 18-year-old striker pumped in all four goals and was the sole threat throughout the game. Udanta thus notched up nine goals in total [Full Article...]

22 goals for Manipur at women’s nationals

SHILLONG: Manipur got off to a very one-sided start in the 20th Women’s National Championship by beating Chhattisgarh 22-0 in the opening matches of Group A on Tuesday. However, Railways did even better, thrashing Uttar Pradesh 25-0. Manipur will next play against UP on Thursday. Five other North Eastern states are taking part in the tournament, which will conclude next month. Meghalaya and Nagaland [Full Article...]

Royals edge past KKR in Super Over

Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals held their nerve in extreme pressure situation to pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a nail-biting Super Over finish in a fifth round encounter of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday. It is the first match in the tournament that went down to the wire with both main innings and the Super Over scores ending in a tie. Rajasthan Royals [Full Article...]

Arsenal beat Newcastle to tighten grip on fourth

LONDON: Arsenal took a big step to securing their place in the Champions League for a 17th consecutive season after a comfortable 3-0 home win against an increasingly woeful Newcastle United on Monday. With two Premier League games remaining, Arsenal have 73 points, four clear of fifth-placed Everton who lost 2-0 at Southampton on Saturday and have still to play title favourites Manchester City. [Full Article...]

Laban Bengalee, Edmundians win

Inter-school cricket SHILLONG: Laban Bengalee School and St Edmund’s won their respective matches by 16 and seven runs, respectively, in the Inter School Cricket Tournament, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association, at the Cricket Ground, Polo, on Tuesday. Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Laban Bengalee were bowled out for 136 in 24.5 overs by Laitumkhrah Bengalee School. Asif Khan scored 42 [Full Article...]

WJH school athletics

SHILLONG: The office of the West Jaintia Hills District Sports Officer will organise the Inter School Athletic Meet 2014 from May 7-9 at Ummulong Stadium, Thadlaskein, it was announced through a press release on Tuesday. There are three age categories for the meet – under-14, under-16 and above-16 – open to boys and girls. Entry forms are available from the District Sports Office, Ladthadlaboh, [Full Article...]

East Khasi Hills wins big in U-12 football openers

SHILLONG: The East Khasi Hills boys and girls teams won by large margins on the opening day of the State Level Chief Minister’s Under-12 Football Tournament at the JN Stadium, Polo, on Tuesday. The meet will witness the participation of 350 young footballers from the 11 districts of Meghalaya. Speaking at the inaugural function, chief guest P Kharkongor, Principal Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs, [Full Article...]