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Cong needs ‘major surgery’: Moily

New Delhi: Asserting that the Congress needs a “major surgery” in the wake of the Lok Sabha polls debacle, senior leader M Veerappa Moily says Rahul Gandhi must carry out a complete overhaul of the party by holding elections at every level and quell internal bickering with an “iron hand”. Emphasising that Gandhi alone can lead the party, he said …

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Men in Blue make it 7-0 over Pakistan with 89 runs win (via D/L method)

Manchester: Rohit Sharma produced an elegant hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their archrivals in a much-hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair. Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were already down and out when rain stopped play after 35 overs. They had managed just …

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Ukraine beat South Korea to claim FIFA U-20 World Cup

Lodz, Poland: Ukraine recovered from the shock of falling behind to an early penalty as they beat South Korea 3-1 to win the under-20 World Cup final in Poland on Saturday. Vladyslav Supriaha was the star for Ukraine, the 19-year-old Dynamo Kiev player scoring twice as his country won the prestigious title for the first time, succeeding the England side …

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Colombia deny Argentina a winning start

Salvador: Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata put a dent in Lionel Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major international title as Colombia began their Copa America campaign with a 2-0 win over Argentina on Saturday. Martinez struck a stunning opener on 72 minutes and fellow substitute Zapata sealed the win three minutes from the end after Argentina had dominated the …

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GOA BRIEFS

Anura wins silver in All India Badminton PANAJI: Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai won a silver in the final of Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament held in Vijayawada on Sunday. She went down to Aakarshi Kashyap 12-21, 16-21. Navelim edge Nerul to enter quarters RAIA: Navelim Sporting Club entered the quarterfinals of 48th Custodio Memorial Football Tournament defeating …

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Dempo SC gets highest rating in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Seven Clubs from Goa who applied for academy accreditation cleared the criteria for the 2019-20 season according to a release issued by All India football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday. Dempo Sports Club, who retained their three stars rating, finished with the highest rating  from amongst the clubs from Goa. Only one club – Reliance foundation Young Champs– …

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Goa’s Daisy, Karen part of India U-17 squad to Hong Kong

AIFF MEDIA NEW DELHI Goa’s Daisy Castro and Karen Estrocio have been picked to be part of the India Women’s U-17 national football squad which will be travelling to Hong Kong for an exposure tour on June 16. This comes before the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which is scheduled to be held in India in 2020. The girls who …

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With infrastructure ready by August; Govt. adamant on not paying ‘fees’ to IOA

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji Whilst the Government of Goa appears adamant and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has wilted on its demand of Rs 10 crore, sports enthusiasts want the 36th National Games impasse to end and it appears to be a probability with senior government officials happy over the progress of works at the end of an inspection of …

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SA register first win, keeps qualification hopes alive

AP Cardiff Afghanistan won’t forget its first-ever one-day international against South Africa after a spectacular collapse at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Put in to bat, Afghanistan was all out for 125 in 34.1 overs after collapsing from 69-2. Two rain breaks reduced the game to 48 overs with the DLS method slightly adjusting the winning target for the South Africans, …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Anura in final of All India Badminton ranking tourney PANAJI: Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai entered the Women’s singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise All India Badminton Ranking tournament at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. She outplayed Malvika Bansod registering a 21-17, 21-19 win in the quarter finals followed by another 21-18, 15-21, 21-19 win over Thulasi PC in the semi finals. Anura who …

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