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Cunchelim, Assonora taste crucial wins

NT NETWORK   DULER Cunchelim Sports Club and Assonora United registered vital wins in their respective encounters of the Goa Football Association Second Division League match played on Wednesday. While the Cunchelim side eased their way past Saligao Sporting with a 3-1 score line, Assonora United came from behind to down Milagres Sports Club. At Duler, it was a slow ... Read More »

‘It was a good experience’, Bolt puts an end to his football stint

AFP   KINGSTON Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer following his try-out last year with Australian side Central Coast Mariners. In remarks reported by Jamaican media outlets on Tuesday, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion said he had drawn a line under his hopes of playing football as a professional. The ... Read More »

Saina fights her way into second round

PTI   JAKARTA India’s Saina Nehwal struggled her way into the second round but compatriots B Sai Praneeth and Subhankar Dey failed to cross the opening hurdle at the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters here Wednesday. Eighth seeded Saina, who had reached the semifinals last week at the Malaysia Masters, recovered from a first-game loss to secure a 7-21 21-16 21-11 ... Read More »

Qatar, S Korea clinch wins; complete knockout group

AFP   Abu Dhabi Qatar beat Iraq 1-0 in a full-blooded contest to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as title-chasing South Korea dodged a bullet to secure their progress. Qatar were once again subjected to a torrent of abuse from fans in Abu Dhabi over the long-running Gulf blockade of the oil-rich country. But Bassam Alrawi silenced the ... Read More »

Dicarpale show Betalbatim the door

NT NETWORK   Fatorda Playing in their best form, Dicarpale SC knocked out Betalbatim Sporting Club 6-5 in the tie breaker to enter the semifinals of Bro. Eulalio Vas Memorial football tournament, played at Don Bosco Oratory grounds, Fatorda on Tuesday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during regulation time. It was the Betalbatim Sporting team that went into lead ... Read More »

UAE ready to co-host World Cup with Qatar if rift resolved

REUTERS   ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi believes the Gulf nation would welcome an approach to co-host the 2022 World Cup if its deep political rift with Qatar is resolved. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has backed a proposal to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams and has suggested that neighbouring countries ... Read More »

‘Very, very, happy,’ says Kohli after sweeping ICC awards

AFP NEW DELHI India captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday that he was “very very happy” after becoming the first-ever player to clinch all three top honours, including cricketer of the year, in the International Cricket Council awards. Kohli, who recently led India to their maiden Test and one-day series triumph in Australia, was also voted the Test and ODI ... Read More »

Vasco SC send Calangute Association for a beach stroll

NT NETWORK   DULER Vasco Sports Club registered an easy 2-0 win over Calangute Association in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match played at Duler stadium on Monday and is now on fourteen points in fourteen matches. Nigerian Henry Ezeh opened the tally for the Port Towners in the early minutes, while substitute strike Beneston Barretto confirmed the ... Read More »

Liston teaches FC Goa reserves art of scoring

NT NETWORK   ELLA FC Goa reserves played without the intent to score till the time Liston Colaco came in for Zondingliana. Ten minutes later he scored his first and at the end of ninety minutes FC Goa defeated Hindustan FC 6-0 in the 2nd Division I-League at Dempo Academy ground in Ella, Old Goa on Monday. FC Goa had ... Read More »

Australia seal last-8 berth

AP   SHARJAH Japan advanced to the Asian Cup quarterfinals by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0, while defending champion Australia needed penalties to get past Uzbekistan on Monday. Takehiro Tomiyasu scored for Japan with a header in the 20th minute and the Saudis created few chances despite having more than 75 percent of the possession. Japan, who are looking to win ... Read More »