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Champions League, Europa League matches postponed

REUTERS London UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League matches due to take place next week because of the coronavirus outbreak, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Friday. “In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next …

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BITS Pilani win Mormugao zone; enter play offs

NT NETWORK Sancoale BITS Pilani FC, Sancoale defeated United Youth Club of Bogmalo 2-1 in an exciting GFA Second Division League match (Mormugao Zone) played at the BITS Pilani ground, here on Friday. With this win BITS Pilani FC and Cortalim Villagers & Social Welfare Association have now qualified for the playoffs from Mormugao Zone. Bogmalo were leading 1-0 at …

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Remaining I-League matches to be played in empty stadiums

PTI New Delhi All the remaining 28 matches of the I-League, including Sunday’s marquee Kolkata derby between champions Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, will be played in empty stadiums owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Football Federation said on Friday. The decision was taken after the AIFF and I-League officials had a Skype meeting with club representatives following …

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Sindhu crashes out

PTI Birmingham World champion P V Sindhu was on Friday ousted from the All England Championship after being outplayed by a determined Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, who rallied her way to a thrilling three-game win in the quarterfinal of the women’s singles here. The 24-year-old Indian squandered a sparkling start as Okuhara produced a rearguard action to outwit Sindhu 12-21 …

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Ind-SA ODIs called off

HT MEDIA New Delhi The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday decided to reschedule the remaining two matches of the one-day international series against South Africa. As a result of this decision the two matches scheduled to be played in Lucknow and Kolkata now stand cancelled. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along …

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7-star Unadkat lifts Saurashtra to maiden glory

PTI Rajkot Skipper Jaydev Unadkat on Friday produced a lion-hearted spell when it mattered the most against Bengal, leading Saurashtra to their maiden Ranji Trophy triumph a year after stumbling at the last hurdle. The win was achieved on the basis of the first-innings lead here. Bengal had the upper hand going into day five after Anustup Majumdar (63) and …

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ISL final to be played in empty Fatorda stadium

PTI New Delhi The Indian Super League final between ATK FC and Chennaiyin FC on March 14 will be played without any spectators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers said on Thursday. Owing to the current preventive measures advised by the Union sports ministry, league organiser Football Sports Development Limited  has decided …

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Salgaocar outshine Guardian Angel

NT NETWORK Navelim Salgaocar Football Club’s strong performance in the second half, wherein they scored as many as three goals, saw the Green Brigade record a hard-fought 5-2 win over Guardian Angel SC in the Goa Football Association’s Goa Professional League match played at Rosary ground, Navelim, on Thursday. For Salgaocar FC, their second half substitute Stephen Satarkar (59’, 78’) …

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Emphasis is on local flavour: Sayed Pasha

NT NETWORK Panaji There was a time when most teams in the Indian Super League (ISL) had a player from Goa and except for the 2016 final there was a player from Goa in one of the teams playing in the final. Times are changing as the final of ISL 6 between Chennaiyin FC and ATK at the Nehru stadium …

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