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Ravish’s passion shows a beautiful shade of football ecosystem

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Duler: Ravish Narvekar started tagging along with his neighbour from Sanquelim to Mapusa for football matches when he was ten. Twenty years down the line, he is still a regular but his passion for football has resulted into an ecosystem that makes his life worth living because of football. “I did not expect to make a …

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Rohit tasked to open; Saha in, Pant out

Visakhapatnam: Limited overs phenomenon Rohit Sharma starts life as a Test opener but the embattled Rishabh Pant will not be there when India begins the experiment with the first match against South Africa here on Wednesday. At Pant’s expense, Wriddhiman Saha will play his first international match in 22 months after India captain Virat Kohli confirmed that the Delhi keeper-batsman …

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India clinch fourth win in a row

Antwerp: The Indian men’s hockey team eked out a fighting 2-1 win over reigning World and European champions Belgium to register their fourth consecutive win of the tour here on Tuesday. Amit Rohidas (10th minute) and Simranjeet Singh (52nd) scored for world no.5 India. Belgium’s lone goal came from the stick of captain Felix Denayer in the 33rd minute. Riding …

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Odd timings, boycott contribute to low attendence in Doha

Doha: The embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the event’s organisers on Monday. Athletes, pundits and global television audiences have widely criticised the poor turnout at the air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium over the first three days of competition. The 48,000-capacity …

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Aston magic sends Sarzora into final

Dicarpale: A brilliant brace of goals by attacking medio Aston Fernandes in the first session of play was enough for Sarzora SC to register a well deserved 2-0 win against Sao Jose de Areal and enter the final of 10th Our Lady of Fatima Cup football tournament played at panchayat grounds, Dicarpale on Tuesday. Sarzora SC’s medio scored in the …

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OL of Gloria set up final with DBO Fatorda

Dramapur: Jason Barbosa and Danny Fernandes’ second half strikes enabled Our Lady of Gloria SC, Raia to register a well deserved 2-0 win against Tilamola United and enter the final of 42nd St Joseph Festival Cup football tournament played at Dramapur grounds on Tuesday. Our Lady of Gloria SC, Raia will now meet Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda in the final. …

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Akshan, Khushal to play for title

Panaji: lash in the boys cadet category after winning their respective semi-finals of the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Table Tennis Championship on the first day at Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Miramar on Tuesday. Both Akshan and Khushal went the distance and maintained an impressive run. Akshan started off by registering an easy win against Amaan Chowhan beating him …

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Augustias SC, Chapora YS, Orlim register wins

Panaji: Augustias Sports Club scored a thrilling 3-2 win over Youth Sports Club Colvale in their Goa Football Association Third Division League match at Assonora ground on Tuesday. Augustias took 30 minutes to break the deadlock and Akash Uskhar scored the first in the 34th minute. The first half score remained 1-0 in favour of Augustias. In the second half, …

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GOA BRIEFS

Goa’s Tanisha wins in Russia PANAJI: Goa’s Tanisha Crasto and Chattisgarh’s Ishaan Bhatnagar downed Jack Yu and Kaitlyn Ea of Australia to give India the first points on day 1 of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2019 in Kazan, Russia on Tuesday. Tanisha and Ishaan put up an impressive fight to beat their opponents 21-17, 20-22, 21-11. Sanjula …

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Presly, Danston propel Navelim Villagers into final

Dicarpale: Presly Gomes and Danston Fernandes scored a goal each to help Navelim Villagers Union register a hard-fought 2-1 win against Guirdolim SC and enter the finals of the 10th Our Lady of Fatima Cup football tournament played at panchayat grounds, Dicarpale on Monday. Navelim Villagers Union led 1-0 at half time through a goal scored by Presly Gomes in …

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