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Bangladesh stay in hunt with Afghanistan scalp

Southampton: Shakib Al Hasan came up with a special all-round performance, steering Bangladesh to a 62-run win over Afghanistan here on Monday and keeping their semifinal hopes alive in the World Cup.  Mushfiqur Rahim (83 off 87 balls) and Shakib (51 off 69) showed their class on a difficult surface to help Bangladesh post a competitive 262 for seven after …

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GOA BRIEFS

Leon wins; Anurag, Nitish beaten TALEIGAO: Goa’s Leon Mendonca beat K Mohan in the ninth round to be on 6 points, while GM Anurag Mhamal conceded defeat to IM Mohammed Shaikh and FM Nitish Belurkar lost to statemate Niraj Saripalli at the 2nd Goa International Grandmasters Chess Tournament being played at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Monday. …

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WORLD CUP BRIEFS

Russell ruled out of WC with knee injury MANCHESTER: West Indies were dealt a severe blow ahead of their crucial match against India after all-rounder Andre Russell was Monday ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a knee injury. Russell, who had a terrific IPL prior to the mega-event, has been replaced by Sunil Ambris for the …

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7 I-League clubs unite, throw broom in AIFF court

Panaji: Three clubs from Goa – Dempo Sports Club, Salgaocar FC and Sporting Clube de Goa – stepped out of the I-league in the 2016-17 season because All India Football Federation (AIFF) did not had a clear roadmap of football in India after the start of the Indian Super League (ISL). Three years down the line, the situation appears murkier …

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Colombia record clean sweep, qualify for quarters

Salvador: Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay despite fielding a second-string side to make it a clean sweep of victories in their Copa America group stage campaign, leaving Paraguay’s hopes of staying in the tournament hanging by a thread. Colombia were guaranteed a place in the last eight as Group B winners and made 10 changes from the side …

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France scrape past Brazil, in quarters

Le Havre, France: France captain Amandine Henry came to the rescue as the hosts scraped into the women’s World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win against Brazil after extra time on Sunday, setting up a likely clash with holders the United States. Henry found the back of the net in the 107th minute of a tense game at the Stade …

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Becker’s trophies to be auctioned, to clear debts

London: Trophies and personal souvenirs belonging to German tennis star Boris Becker will be auctioned online from Monday by British firm Wyles Hardy to partially clear the bankrupt champion’s debts. The youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history, who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17, is auctioning off 82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs. The sale will …

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Pakistan pack off Proteas

London: Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win here Sunday. Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South Africa were stopped at 259 for nine in 50 overs. …

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Brathwaite ‘devastated’ after WI lose thriller against NZ

Manchester: New Zealand held off a late batting onslaught from Carlos Brathwaite to beat the West Indies by five runs and move atop the standings. Brathwaite blazed 101 from 82 balls as the last three West Indies wickets combined for 122 runs and got within one shot of a spectacular comeback victory. After smashing West Indies to within six runs …

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Dhoni-Jadhav approach disappoints Tendulkar

Southampton: Sachin Tendulkar was left disappointed by India’s slow batting display against Afghanistan and said the middle-order batsmen, including MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, lacked positive intent during their tense World Cup clash at Southampton. India’s famed middle-order failed to counter the Afghanistan spinners as the Gulbadin Naib-led side restricted the two-time champions to a below-par 224 for eight. “I …

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