Everton shock leaders Arsenal
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LIVERPOOL, Feb 4: Arsenal lost in the Premier League for just the second time this season as Everton pulled off a surprising 1-0 win over the leaders on Saturday in its first match under new manager Sean Dyche. A couple of Dyche’s former players at Burnley did the business for him at a lively Goodison Park. James Tarkowski headed in an inswinging corner to the far post from Dwight McNeil for the winning goal in the 60th minute, capping a performance of intensity and desire from a team that started the match in next-to-last place. While Everton climbed out of the relegation zone at least tempo ..read more
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Fernandez debut fizzles as Chelsea held by Fulham
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LONDON, Feb 4: Enzo Fernandez’s debut for Chelsea fizzled out as Fulham earned a worthy 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Friday. Fernandez, the most expensive player in British football history, was largely kept subdued. Chelsea was left stranded in ninth and its indifferent form was extended to one win in six in the league. Fulham proved it was not necessary to spend 315 million pounds ($380 million) in the January transfer window to sit in the upper reaches of the top-flight. Marco Silva’s well-drilled team made the host look toothless at times at the end of a we ..read more
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‘Australia has plenty of options in spin department’
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Bengaluru, Feb 4: Australia captain Pat Cummins on Saturday said his team is not fretting over its spin combination as it has enough options to support veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the high-profile four-match Test series against India beginning in Nagpur on Thursday. The touring Australians have named Mitchell Swepson along with finger spinner Ashton Agar to team up with Lyon. “We’ve got plenty of options here (with) finger spin, wrist spin, left arm (pace) when (Mitchell) Starcy comes back,” Cummins told reporters in his first media interaction after arriving in India. “We’ll obviously ..read more
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Bopanna-Bhambri pair loses in straight sets
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Hillerod (Denmark), Feb 4: Indian duo Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri lost to world number 9 Holger Rune and Johannes Ingildsen in straight sets to hand hosts Denmark a 2-1 lead after the doubles tie in the Davis Cup World Group Play-Off on Saturday. The Danish pair made short work of the Indians winning 6-2, 6-4 in just 65 minutes as Rune’s presence proved to be a decisive factor. Earlier on Friday, India’s number one Sumit Nagal had erased a one-set deficit to pip August Holmgren 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes. Nagal restored the parity after Bhambri had a forgettable opening sing ..read more
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Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad share points after 1-1 draw
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Mumbai, Feb 4: Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC played out a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Mumbai Football Arena, on Saturday, a result that is in favour of the current Indian Super League (ISL) table-toppers. Hyderabad FC came into the game with nothing less than a win that would help their cause in the League Shield Winners race, but were kept in check by the Islanders throughout the game. Having had a two-week break before this fixture, Hyderabad FC looked like they had deviced a higher press than usual and had the Islanders pinned to their own penalty area at the start. But in the 20th minut ..read more
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Paulista suspended for 2 games for foul on Vinícius
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Madrid, Feb 4: Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista will miss two games for his dangerous foul of Vinícius Júnior after the Spanish soccer federation’s disciplinary committee added another game to his suspension. Paulista kicked at Vinícius’ legs after the Brazil forward got past him with the ball in the 72nd minute of Madrid’s 2-0 win over Valencia on Thursday. The kick sent Vinicius hard to the ground and earned the center back a direct red card. A scuffle between the teams followed. Vinícius scored on a breakaway earlier. Valencia coach Voro González said Paulista’s hard foul “wasn’t correct ..read more
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SCA 3rd Div: Jersey Kings, Cluster emerge victorious
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By Our Reporter Shillong, Feb 4: Jersery Kings and Cluster CC won their respective games in the Shillong Cricket League 3rd Division at the MCA Cricket Ground here, on Saturday. In the first game Jersey Kings beat Slog Warriors by 13 runs. Batting first, the Kings scored 157/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Gopal Sundar (58 runs in 53 balls) and Arun Sewa (42 runs in 35 balls) top scored while, Subhakar Turah (2/18) and Suraj Turah (2/38) claimed two wickets apiece for the Warriors. In response, Slog Warriors could manage 144/7 in their 20 overs, with Rakesh Rai (23) and Manish Prasad (19) being ..read more
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One beaten to death
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  Nongstoin, Feb 4: A body was recovered by the highway at Jaidohkroh under Ksehkohlong village in West Khasi Hills.  The person was suspected to be beaten to death by an unknown miscreant. The person identified as Donbokstarlin Syiem Shangoi (30) of Umsaw Tyllang village.  The incident came to the light after the villagers had noticed the body lying around near the NH44 E. The Police rushed to the scene. The body was sent for autopsy after the police had carried the formalities.  The Police are investigating into the matter and so far no arrest related to the incident has ..read more
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NPP is a “Non Performing Party” that has failed on all fronts: Cong
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  Shillong, Feb 3: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) today called the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya a ‘Non Performing Party’ for its ‘failures on all fronts’.  The Congress in a statement tday accused the NPP of trying to hoodwink people by releasing a poll manifesto ‘full of ties’. Following the content of the statement issued by Congress for the media: Manifesto of Lies! CLAIM: NPP’s 2018 Manifesto which they called “People’s Document” under “Planning and Finance” Sl No. 2 states “The Party will work towards timely sanction of development funds to minimi ..read more
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East Zone Inter University Handball (Men) tournament begins
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13h ago
Guwahati, Feb 4 : The East Zone Inter University Handball (Men)Tournament 2022-23 was inaugurated today at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) by Prof GD Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM in the presence of Dr BK Das, Pro VC, USTM; Shri Pritpal Singh Shaluja, General Secretary, Handball Federation of India; Shri Ashok Singhi, Vice Chairman, East Zone Handball Federation of India; Shri Uttam Brahma, Secretary, Assam Handball Association; other officials, 14 referees, coaches, managers and teams from 27 universities from eastern India. Welcoming the delegates and players, Pr ..read more
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