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GCA to host 2nd Grandmaster International from June 18

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Chess Association (GCA) is set to launch the second edition of Goa International Grandmaster Chess tournament from June 18 to 25 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium in Taleigao declared GCA chairman Nilesh Cabral during a press conference in the city on Thursday. After the success tasted in the first edition of the tournament last …

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Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal into final

AFP Porto Portugal manager Fernando Santos hailed Cristiano Ronaldo a “football genius” after his 53rd career hat-trick sent Portugal into the final of the Nations League on home soil in Porto with a 3-1 win over Switzerland. The hosts had to withstand a huge moment of VAR controversy as after Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring, Portugal thought they had the …

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Coulter-Nile propels Aus as Windies run out of breath chasing

PTI Nottingham Mitchell Starc grabbed five wickets for 46 runs in a brilliant show of fast bowling as defending champions Australia pulled off a 15-run win against West Indies in a tense World Cup match to notch up their second win here on Thursday. Sent into bat, Nathan Coulter-Nile (92 from 60 balls) played a blinder of an innings, taking …

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BAI ready to open Zonal Badminton Academy in Goa: Narahar Thakur

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji “Badminton Association of India (BAI) is open to the idea of starting a Zonal Academy in Goa and Reliance have agreed to invest in badminton to prepare the India team for the 2024 Olympic Games,” Goa Badminton Association (GBA) President Narahar Thakur told The Navhind whilst disclosing the two major matters discussed in the last …

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India’s battle starts with tepid response in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji/Margao/Mapusa Cricket fever could not be seen visibly pitched on Wednesday when India began their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton with most shops in the four cities closed due to Eid and very few restaurants – except for a few in coastal areas – having live screenings. “We have a crowd that …

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Rohit, Chahal hit right note as India off to winning start

PTI Southampton Rohit Sharma curbed his natural flair for greater good as his gritty hundred complemented a superb bowling effort in India’s resounding six-wicket victory over a hapless South Africa in their World Cup opener here Wednesday. It was an uncharacteristic 23rd ODI hundred for the Indian vice-captain (122 no off 144 balls) in a successful chase of 228 in …

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Johansson, father of the Champions League, dies

REUTERS Stockholm Lennart Johansson, a Swede who presided over European soccer for 17 years as its new Champions League turned into a global commercial juggernaut, has died after a short illness aged 89, Sweden’s Football Association said on Wednesday. Johansson, president of European football association UEFA from 1990 to 2007, was a driving force behind the formation of the Champions …

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Infantino wins unopposed

REUTERS Paris Gianni Infantino was re-elected FIFA president unopposed at the congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday as he claimed to have turned the organisation from being “toxic and almost criminal” back to its core values. Infantino’s re-election was marked by a round of applause from the congress after the statutes were changed earlier in the …

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BCCI ACU to probe Mumbai player’s bookie claim: CoA

IANS New Delhi With a Mumbai Ranji player claiming that he was approached by bookies to “underperform” during the just concluded Mumbai T20 league, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is waiting for the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to pass the necessary information to the board so that BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit head Ajit Singh and his team …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

St Anthony’s SC move into quarters BENAULIM: St Anthony’s SC, Assolda entered the quarterfinals of Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup football tournament defeating Navelim Villagers Union 2-1, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. All the three goals of the match came in the second session with the first half remaining all barren. While Sunny Fernandes and Benson Fernandes …

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