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Davorlim down Verna, enter finals

MARGAO: Davorlim Sports Club moved into the finals of Sao Jose de Areal Villagers Soccer after they downed Verna Sports Club 5-3 via tie-breaker in an exciting semi-final match played at Padribhat grounds on Saturday.

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FC Siolim too good for Friends XI

MAPUSA: Football Club of Siolim proved to be too good for their rivals Friends XI Vaddem as they defeated them by 3-0 goal margin to enter the quarters of the Fr Chico Cup, organised by Candolim Sports Club, played at Dr Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim grounds on Friday.

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Salgaocar Juniors enter quarter-finals of United Football Cup

PANAJI: Following the footprints of their senior team, Salgaocar SC Juniors (U-15) defeated East Bengal Juniors by 1-0 in a keenly contested match of Nike Manchester United Football Cup 2011, played at the Bharti Vidyapeeth grounds in Pune on Friday.

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Adarsh YS, Nagoa Sporting advance into quarters

MAPUSA: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh Saligao moved into the quarters of the Pilerne Panchayat Cup, organised by Pilerne Sport Club, with a narrow 3-2 win over Sai Avatar Sports Club Anjuna, played at Maidainne grounds, Pilerne on Saturday.

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Dempo leave for Iraq today

MARGAO: Rejuvenated after their victory over Mumbai FC in the I-League match at Kolhapur on Thursday which enhanced their chances of retaining the title, the Armando Colaco-coached Dempo SC team will on Saturday fly to Iraq to play their AFC Cup match against Duhok Club, which is slated for Tuesday, May 24.

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Ivana on brink of winning gold

PANAJI: Goa’s young chess wonder and Dempo’s Goodwill Ambassador Ivana Furtado has brighten her chances of winning gold medal for India after defeating Revita Samnta Glo of Phillipines in round 7 and Riya Savant in round 8 to share joint 1st position in girls U-12 category at the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2011, being held in Subic Freeport, Olongapo City, Philippines.

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Watson blitz keeps MI waiting

MUMBAI: Shane Watson smashed a breathtaking unbeaten 47-ball 89 as Rajasthan Royals provided the perfect send-off to their retiring captain Shane Warne by thrashing Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets in their last IPL match here Friday.

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Warnie bows out with a thank you and good knight

LONDON: Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne retired from professional cricket Friday with a delivery aimed straight at Buckingham Palace as he fished for one last accolade to add to his resume—a knighthood.

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Djokovic faces hazardous route

PARIS: Novak Djokovic’s route to a maiden title at Roland Garros and the world number one ranking could be a hazardous one following Friday’s draw for the French Open which starts on Sunday.

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