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Barcelona struggle; draw at home

San Sebastian: Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad in an entertaining game on Saturday which could see the leaders knocked off the top of La Liga by Real Madrid by the end of the weekend ahead of Wednesday’s ‘Clasico’. Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal gave the home side the lead in the 12th minute from the penalty …

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Assam’s unrest puts India, SL T20I in doubt

New Delhi: The BCCI and Assam Cricket Association (ACA) will be “closely monitoring” the security situation in Guwahati in the wake of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, keeping in mind the January 5 T20 International between India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka are coming to India for a short three-match T20 International series, which starts at the Barsapara Stadium …

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FC Goa sits on top after dramatic win over ATK

MINOO FERNANDES | NT Fatorda: Second half strikes by defender Mourtada Fall and Ferran Corominas was enough for FC Goa to carve out a win against ATK and move to the top of the Indian Super League table at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Saturday. With this win, FC Goa has displaced ATK from the top that have 14 points from …

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Anju Turambekar is new TD of Dempo SC

Panaji: Anju Turambekar, AFC A license coach, has been appointed Technical Director (TD) of Dempo SC, Youth Development Program. The appointment was confirmed by the club on Saturday. Twenty nine year old Anju hails from Bekanal, a farming village in Kolhapur and has been part of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) grass root development program for the last six …

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Sindhu bows out with consolation win

Guangzhou: Already out of reckoning, India’s PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China’s He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final here on Friday. Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted an incredible turnaround after being …

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332 players shortlisted for IPL 2020 auction

New Delhi: As many as 332 cricketers will go under the hammer at the IPL auction in Kolkata on December 19 with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell and South African Dale Steyn among those opting for the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. “While 997 players had initially registered for the auction, the final list has been pruned after the eight …

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Manchester United have it easy; Arsenal struggle

Stockholm: Teenage striker Mason Greenwood scored twice as Manchester United hammered AZ Alkmaar 4-0 and Enzo Crivelli scored a last-gasp winner to put Istanbul Basaksehir through to the last 32 as the Europa League group stage concluded on Thursday. On a good night for English clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers also thrashed Besiktas 4-0 in Group K, while Arsenal came from two …

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Indian eves go down to Sweden

Mumbai: The India U-17 women’s team began the three-nation football tournament on a disastrous note, going down 0-3 to Sweden in the opening match here on Friday. Maltida Vinberg (4th minute), Ida Weindenberg (25th minute) and Monica Jusu Bah (90+1 minute) scored a goal each as the visitors exposed the weaknesses of the Indian team. Sweden opened their account in …

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FC Goa will look to continue winning; ATK to assert itself

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Fatorda: FC Goa needs to keep winning if it wants to be in contention of finishing at the top of the league table and represent India in the AFC competition, and a win against ATK at the Nehru stadium in Fatorda today will be the best way forward. The fortress has not been made with the …

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Raphael Messi’s late blasts salvage a point for Kerala

Kochi: Raphael Messi Bouli struck twice in the last 15 minutes to eke out a 2-2 draw for Kerala Blasters against Jamshedpur in an Indian Super League clash here on Friday. Kerala had the better chances to score but it was a Piti (38’) penalty that broke the deadlock. CK Vineeth (71’) added the visitors’ second before Raphael Messi Bouli …

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