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Lajong aim for double over lowly Mohammedan

HILLONG: On the final stretch, Shillong Lajong FC will take on Mohammedan Sporting at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday at 3:00pm. After more than two weeks since their last I-League fixture, the boys from Lajong will look to take advantage of that rest period when they go up against the 12th-placed Mohammedan. The Reds, who are in seventh position on 29 [Full Article...]

Salgaocar title chase ends after thrilling draw

MARGAO: Salgaocar FC’s title hopes ended when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Sporting Clube de Goa in an exciting 24th round match in the I-League at Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. Salgaocar, looking to keep themselves in the title hunt, started well and were 2-0 up at the start of the match with Darryl Duffy (third minute) and Dudu Omagbemi (11th) [Full Article...]

Lights off at JN Stadium?

SHILLONG: Technical issues may force the second Shillong I-League derby between Rangdajied United and Shillong Lajong to be brought forward by two and a half hours, robbing the fans of a floodlit last match of the season in the city. Due to a problem with the lights at the JN Stadium, Polo, the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs has asked Rangdajied, who are [Full Article...]

Bowlers rescue Ruprekha School

SHILLONG: Ruprekha School and Laban Bengalee School won their respective matches in the Inter School Cricket Tournament, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association, at the Cricket Ground, Polo, on Tuesday. Ruprekha School beat Shillong Secondary School by 25 runs. Ruprekha School won the toss and batted first, but were bowled out for 101 in 21.4 overs. Rahul Barua (32) and Salgrik Sangma (24) were [Full Article...]

Mountaineering achievement

SHILLONG: Two climbers from Meghalaya completed courses in Uttarakhand and Darjeeling recently. Hokson Lyngdoh, who attended the Search and Rescue course at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarakhand, and Ibakorkor Mary Sawian, who attended the Methods of Instruction (MOI), an instructor course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, were awarded Grade A status, the highest grade given for their performance. The trainees [Full Article...]

6 schools bag medals on opening day in EJH

SHILLONG: Two disciplines were conducted and 12 medals distributed on the opening day of the three-day 2nd East Jaintia Hills Inter School Athletic Meet 2014, held at Teilang Playground, Khliehriat, on Tuesday. C Dunai, Assistant Director, Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Also present was the District Sports Officer for East and West Jaintia Hills, Hering [Full Article...]

IPL returns today amid corruption taint

Abu Dhabi: Fighting for credibility after being left devastated by a spot-fixing scandal, the controversial Indian Premier League will roll out its seventh edition here from Wednesday with the promise of putting cricket first while keeping the drama and glitz to a bare minimum. Defending champions Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, will square off against 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders, led by veteran [Full Article...]

Title race memories give City’s Dzeko hope

LONDON: Edin Dzeko remembers clearly how Manchester City’s title hopes were written off prematurely two years ago and the striker is hoping the pundits are similarly wide of the mark after the weekend’s defeat at Liverpool. In early April 2012, City trailed Manchester United by eight points but they won their last six games to claim the league title for the first time in [Full Article...]