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Arsenal in final with convincing win over Valencia

Valencia: A hat-trick from and an Alexandre Lacazette strike booked Arsenal’s place in the Europa League final with a 4-2 win at Valencia on Thursday to seal an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory. Unai Emery’s side will face Chelsea in Baku on May 29 after their London rivals beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties to ensure both European club competitions will feature …

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St Savio deny Moira opportunity to progress

Duler: St Savio Sports Club registered a comfortable 3-1 win over AA De Moira in the GENO First Division League match, organised by Goa Football Association, played at Duler Stadium on Friday. Flan Gomes, Richard Cardoz and Aman Govekar scored for the Calangute side, while Rudresh Tendulkar scored a consolation goal for Moira. This win helped the Calangute side to …

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Ronaldo rubbishes Super League idea, defends Barcelona season

MADRID: Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has rubbished the idea of a European Super League replacing the Champions League, suggestingthat Europe’s top clubs are using it as a means of extracting more money for themselves. European soccer’s governing body UEFA this week met with representatives from some of the continent’s major clubs to discuss the proposal of replacing the elite competition …

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Moura conjures second miracle in 24 hours; Tottenham in finals

Amsterdam: Lucas Moura conjured the second Champions League miracle in 24 hours with a last-gasp winner to complete his hat-trick and a 3-2 win to send Tottenham Hotspur past a shattered Ajax Amsterdam into the final on away goals on Wednesday. A day after Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit, Tottenham came back from the dead …

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Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone

London: David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of his Bentley. A prosecutor said a member of the public spotted the former Manchester United and England soccer star holding a phone while driving through central London on November 21. Beckham’s lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, said his client had “no …

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Salgaonkar beat Chowgule by 60 runs

Porvorim: Salgaonkar recorded a thumping 60-run win over Chowgule in the inaugural match of the Goa Premier League, at GCA Academy Ground in Porvorim, on Thursday. Put in to bat first by Chowgule, Salgaonkar rode on fine half centuries by skipper Snehal Kauthankar (72) and opener Unmukt Chand (54) to post a challenging 236 for 7 in their allotted 40 …

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Salgaocar Jrs ease past Goa Velha

DULER: Salgaocar Football Club Juniors registered an easy 3-0 win over Goa Velha Sports Club in the GFA First Division League match played at Duler Stadium, on Thursday. Jeniton D’Silva scored the opener for the Greens in the dying minutes of the first session, while Steflon D’Costa and Fhezer Gomes scored each in the second half to book all three …

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Attending a World Cup is an experience of learning with fun: Prashant Joshi

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Verna “I go for cricket World Cup matches primarily to watch the game. What happens afterwards is a bonus and that bonus is the cultural carnival that normally follows a match. But, in India, every short format of the game India plays,  is a festival. As an Indian, there is no extra shine in the World Cup glitter,” …

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DC eliminate SRH in dramatic finish

PTI Visakhapatnam Young Keemo Paul gave the final touches to a Rishabh Pant blitzkrieg as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a nerve-wracking IPL Eliminator here Wednesday. Chasing a target of 163, Delhi Capitals, who had lost the way after a blazing start, were brought to cusp of victory by young Pant, who smashed 49 off 21 …

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Goa Police hold SCC Cavelossim goalless

NT NETWORK Raia Surviving some anxious moments, in both sessions of play, Goa Police Sports Club managed to hold Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim to a goalless draw and split points in the GFA First Division Football League match played at Panchayat grounds, Raia on Wednesday. The proceedings were initially played on level terms, with both the teams adopting a …

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