Rio responds about the criteria for awarding Dr. T Ao Award          

KOHIMA, Sept 20: Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio responding to a starred question on criteria for awarding Dr. T. Ao Award raised by MLA Khriehu Liezietsu, stated that as per the Nagaland State Sports policy there are four categories of Dr. T. Ao Sports Award i.e, coaches, sports, administration, state sports institutions, and Athletes. Regarding the charge and allegation of favoritism leveled by various individuals on the award, Rio said that despite the allegation by various individuals in certain Read more [...]

The Serena Williams cartoon exposes Australia’s ignorance on race

Alana Lentin Opinion Australian media Australia’s white-dominated press lacks the racial literacy to see racism and to challenge racists he whole world has woken up to be faced with what we in Australia have apparently become immune to: yet another vile, racist cartoon, so base in its age-old reproduction of bestial caricature to nonetheless make us look again in horror before turning away in disgust. Mark Knight’s cartoon for News Corp paper the Herald Sun made global headlines Read more [...]

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin will not sell out, admits Eddie Hearn

• Public more interested in Joshua fighting Wilder says promoter • Hearn sounds warning over growth of pay-per-view bouts Sean Ingle @seaningle   Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight fight with Alexander Povetkin next week will not be a sellout, with the promoter Eddie Hearn admitting he has found it more difficult to sell tickets than for the WBA, IBF and WBO champion’s previous title defences at Wembley. “We have had to work a bit harder this time,” said Hearn. “Normally Read more [...]

Atlético Madrid’s Kenti Robles leaves Manchester City tie in the balance

• Atlético 1-1 Manchester City (Robles 89, Bonner 16) • Women’s Champions League first-leg tie ends level Sid Lowe at the Estadio Cerro del Espino @sidlowe Manchester City could not quite make it over the line, their resistance finally broken a minute from time. With the visitors leading thanks to a Gemma Bonner header, Atlético Madrid scored. The clock showed 89 minutes and it was a deflection that did it, Kenti Robles’s ball looping up over Karen Bardsley, but while there Read more [...]

Who is the greatest England cricketer of all-time?

Tanya Aldred, Andy Bull, Simon Burnton, Tim de Lisle, Ali Martin, Vic Marks, Raf Nicholson, Barney Ronay, Rob Smyth and Isabelle Westbury Alastair Cook hailed Jimmy Anderson the ‘best cricketer England have ever produced’. Our correspondents beg to differ Ian Botham Young, svelte, pre-injury Botham was great on the numbers alone. In his first 50 Tests Botham scored 2,500 runs at 35 and took 230 wickets at 22, a swing bowler in the Anderson class. For the last eight years of the Botham Read more [...]