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Malinga, Mathews bring home big win over Eng

PTI Leeds Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive, here Friday. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, riding on an unbeaten 115-ball 85 by …

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Goan players keep up winning momentum

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa’s GM Anurag Mhamal, Fide Master Nitish Belurkar and IM Leon Mendonca won and progressed during Round 5 of the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Friday. Anurag Mhamal beat his opponent Pranav after he opted to play the Scotch Gambit. He was steady in his …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

1st Nat’l Women Master Athletic C’ship from Jun 29 PANAJI: Goa Masters Athletic Association will be conducting the 1st National Women Masters Athletic Championship in Goa from June 29-30. It’s the first of its kind event in Asia being held in Goa. Entries must be submitted by June 20; for further information contact – Angela de Braganza 880662442 & Anita …

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Red-hot Warner brings Aussies closer to semis

Nottingham: Australia moved closer to World Cup semifinals after David Warner inspired the defending champions to a comfortable 48-run win over a combative Bangladesh with his second century of the tournament. The left-handed opener contained his natural aggressive self before swinging his arms freely to build a 166-run knock, which steered Australia to a mammoth 381 for five, their second …

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Kohli goes Mahi way with new haircut

London: After some clinical performances on the field, especially the massive 89-run win over archrivals Pakistan in the World Cup, the Indian cricketers were handed a two-day break before they regrouped in Southampton on Wednesday. And no sooner did they hit the training ground did they catch the attention of the fans with their new haircuts. Skipper Virat Kohli along …

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GOA BRIEFS

Dicarpale SC advance to semifinals ASSOLDA: Dicarpale SC entered the semifinals of St Anthony’s Festival Cup football tournament defeating Margao SC 2-1, at Assolda panchayat grounds on Thursday. The teams were level 1-1 at half time as Dicarpale SC took the lead through Joel Colaco and Margao SC levelled from a Serineo Fernandes strike. Robinson Colaco scored the match-winning goal …

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PY Nuvem see off Marna-Siolim on way to semis

Benaulim: Parish Youth, Nuvem rode on fine brace by striker Francis Colaco and a strike from Godfrey Mascarenhas to beat St Anthony’s SC, Marna-Siolim 3-1 and enter the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer tournament, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Thursday. Playing an attacking game PY Nuvem went into the lead in the very 3rd minute after …

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Niraj wins; Anurag, Nitish, Ritviz held

Taleigao: The Goan players had a mixed outing on Day 3 of the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament, being played at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium at Taleigao, as GM Anurag Mhamal, FM Nitish Belurkar and Ritviz Parab were all held to a draw while Niraj Saripalli was the only local who managed to script a victory, …

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Govt will pay fine to IOA under protest, says CM

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji “The government will be writing to IOA (Indian Olympic Association) on Thursday that we will be paying the hosting rights fee imposed by them on us under protest and that they immediately let us know whether we can host the National Games from November 1 to 16 or earlier,” Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told The …

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Kane’s ton leaves SA staring at exit

PTI Birmingham Skipper Kane Williamson struck a composed unbeaten century as New Zealand virtually knocked South Africa out of the World Cup with a four-wicket victory in a last over finish here Wednesday. Chasing a target of 242 in 49 overs in rain-truncated match, New Zealand recovered from a mini slump at 137 for five riding on a 91-run stand …

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