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Vijender leads gold rush

NEW DELHI: World number one Vijender Singh (75kg) fought through a bleeding nose to clinch his first international gold medal in two years as Indian pugilists made a clean sweep in the finals to win the overall team title at the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships on Wednesday.

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Morale boosting draw for Churchill

MARGAO: Indian champions Churchill Bros came agonisingly close to scripting a famous win but ultimately allowed holders Kuwait Sporting Club to escape with a 2-2 draw in a scintillating AFC Cup group tie at Nehru stadium, Fatorda on Tuesday.

After Churchill captain Odafe Okolie had cancelled out Nawaf Osama’s second half strike for Kuwait, Kalu Ogba put the home team in the lead in the 70th minute.

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GTA set for sub-junior nationals at Valpoi

VALPOI: The members of Goa Throwball Association held a special meeting cum press conference on Sunday at forest rest house Valpoi, which was largely attended by the youths to discuss matters related to national throwball sub-junior championship, set to be hosted from April 16-18 at Valpoi Forest Training school ground, Valpoi.

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I-League: Chirag down Mumbai FC

MUMBAI: First half goals by Josimar Da Silva Martins and Ashim Biswas helped Chirag United to register an impressive 2-0 victory over Mumbai FC in a round 16 encounter of the ONGC I-League played at the Cooperage, Mumbai here on Tuesday.

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Goa may host Santosh in Sept

PANAJI: Though Goa has been confirmed as the host for Santosh Trophy nationals this year, the GFA, which had earlier announced that the same would be staged in May with due cooperation from the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG),is now keen to host the prestigious football tournament sometime in September-November.

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