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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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Guardian Angel soars to strike back twice against Velsao SCC

Navelim: Down by a goal, Guardian Angel SC struck back through a brace scored by Gilbert Oliveira to down Velsao Sports and Cultural Club 2-1 in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Goa Professional League match played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Thursday. Velsao SCC took the lead through U-20 striker Ronaldo Coelho in the 10th minute and thereafter Guardian Angel’s …

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Katz Naidoo gets football’s eternal embrace

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES  | NT Panaji: Katz Naidoo, former technical director of Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) who later joined Dempo Sports Club to start Goa’s first residential football academy, passed away in his hometown South Africa on Wednesday. Katz first came to Goa in 2014 to give teeth to Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) where he worked as technical director …

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Neymar stars in PSG’s big win

Paris: Neymar marked his first start in a Champions League game in a year by scoring one goal and setting up two more as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 5-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday. Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia netted in the first half at the Parc des Princes, with the world’s most expensive player getting his team’s third …

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ISL, Ranji Trophy matches postponed in Guwahati

Panaji: The protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has had it effect on sports in India with The Indian Super League (ISL) match between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC being postponed indefinitely and the Ranji Trophy match between Assam and Services being suspended in Guwahati, according to reports from PTI. The Indian Super League (ISL) football match between NorthEast United …

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Goa beat Sikkim by 9 wickets

Porvorim: Goa beat Sikkim by nine wickets on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match, at GCA’s Academy ground in Porvorim, on Thursday.   Resuming the final day at 331/8, the visitors could only manage to add another 43 runs as Goa captain Amit Verma took both the remaining wickets. Sikkim’s overnight not out batsman Iqbal …

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