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Stimac rates I-League as important as ISL

New Delhi: For the first time since its inception in 1996, the I-League (formerly known as the National Football League) will not be the top-tier competition for Indian football. Following a proposal presented by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on domestic structural reforms in India, it was decided that Indian Super League (ISL) will replace the I-League as top-tier competition …

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Manu, Elavenil, Divyansh claim top honours

Putian: India’s young shooters touched another sensational high with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar clinching gold medals in their respective events to give the country its best ever single-day show in the ISSF World Cup Finals here on Thursday. The 17-year-old Bhaker fired her way to the gold with a junior world record in the women’s 10m air …

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Anshuman, Nagesh enter Main Draw Round 3

Panaji: Goa’s top two players Anshuman Agarwal and Nagesh Vereker have moved into Main Draw Round 3 (Round of 32), in individual events at the UTT 81st Cadet & Sub-Junior National & Inter-State Table Tennis Championships-2019, at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Both the paddlers registered contrasting wins in their round 2 matches in sub junior boys singles category. While Anshuman thumped …

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Penha de Franca, Goa United play out 3-3 draw

Calangute: Penha de Franca Sports Club and Goa United SA played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Goa Football Association U-14 League at Poriat ground, on Thursday. Sohan Sheticar scored a 69th minute equalising goal for Penha de France to enable a thrilling draw. Kabeer M and Sanjay Rathod were the other goal scorers for Penha de France while …

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GOA BRIEFS

Senior Women’s Football League begins tomorrow PANAJI: The third edition of GFA Vedanta Senior Women’s Football League will kick off on November 23 with four clubs — Bidesh XI SC, Churchill Brothers FC, PVC Parra and Albert Developers SC vying for top honours. The winners will get a cash prize of Rs 80,000; runners up Rs 60,000 and the third-place …

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After prolonged reluctance, India finally set to take Day-Night Test plunge

Kolkata: India have traditionally been reluctant to embrace innovation in cricket but on Friday, after much heel-dragging, they will finally experience a day-night Test when they face neighbours Bangladesh in Kolkata. The game’s most influential nation were the last major team to jump on the Twenty20 bandwagon and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doggedly resisted the …

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It’s ok for men to cry, says Tendulkar

Mumbai: “There’s no shame in showing your tears,” said Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday, recalling a time when he believed that crying makes a man weak, a belief he wants none to have now. In an open letter to fellow men in the ongoing International Men’s Week, the cricket icon said his tribe should never pretend to be tough when things …

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Dicarpale edge SJD Areal; lift title

Navelim: A 46th minute strike in the second half by attacking medio Mack Borges enabled Dicarpale SC emerge champions of Navelim Villagers’ Union Trophy football tournament as they defeated Sao Jose de Areal by a solitary goal in the finals played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Wednesday. The all important goal which proved to be the match winner came off …

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Dempo, Salgaocar register easy wins

Old Goa: Dempo Sports Club and Salgaocar Football Club registered easy wins in their respective encounters of the GFA U-16 First Division League matches on Wednesday. While the Greens got the better of SAI Training Centre 4-1, the Young Eagles made the light work of Sporting Clube de Goa. At Ella ground: Dempo SC outplayed Sporting Clube de Goa 5-0. …

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Arpora SC crush Laxmi Prasad SC 8-0

Duler: A five-star performance by Sohan Nagvekar enabled Arpora Sporting Club to an 8-0 win against Laxmi Prasad Sports Club in the Goa Football Association U-14 League Second Division at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Sohan scored a brace in the span of seven minutes before Sahil Hoble added another to give their side a 3-0 first half lead. In …

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