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East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez quits

Kolkata: East Bengal head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post citing “personal reasons” less than 48 hours after his team lost the I-League derby 1-2 to archrivals Mohun Bagan. The Spaniard faced a lot of criticism after East Bengal had a hat-trick of defeats but the one against Mohun Bagan was the final nail in Alejandro’s …

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‘Sorry we made you cry’, Napoli captain apologises to young fan

Rome: Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has apologised to a nine-year-old fan after the team’s dismal performance in a 2-0 home defeat by Fiorentina on Saturday made the boy burst into tears. The image of the tearful fan with a Napoli scarf appeared during the broadcast of the match and was widely posted on social media, prompting some supporters to suggest …

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Panjim Footballers swing past Velsao SCC

NT NETWORK Navelim Panjim Footballers dominated from the beginning till the end and registered a convincing 5-0 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Monday. The winners led by two goals during the lemon break – scored by Joyson Gauncar (17th minute) and Kunal Kundaikar …

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Punjab ride on Dicka double, down Gokulam Kerala 3-1

PTI    Ludhiana A Dipanda Dicka brace helped Punjab FC register a 3-1 victory over Gokulam Kerala in an I-League match at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday. Sergio Barboza Jr broke the deadlock in the first-half stoppage time before a Henry Kisekka goal drew the visitors level in the 52nd minute. Dicka restored Punjab’s advantage via a free-kick in …

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Inter Milan drop points against relegation-battling Leece

REUTERS Leece Inter Milan we re held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-battling Lecce in Serie A on Sunday, as Antonio Conte’s side dropped points for the second weekend in a row. Inter substitute Alessandro Bastoni headed in a second-half opener four minutes after coming on, but Lecce soon drew level through captain Marco Mancosu. Marcelo Brozovic hit the post …

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Pushpender, Suman bag boxing bronze medals

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa’s ace pugilists Pushpender Singh and Suman Yadav won bronze medals in their respective categories at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 being held in Guwahati, on Monday. While Pushpender won his bronze in U-21 Boys (90kg) category, Suman’s bronze came in Girls U-17 (50kg) category. In his quarterfinal bout, Pushpender beat Uttarakhand’s Raul Singh 5-0 but …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Sanjula to lead Goa U-23 women PORVORIM: Sanjula Naik will lead Goa U-23 women’s team in the One Day tournament to be held at Chennai from January 24 to February 10. The squad: Sanjula Naik (captain), Purvaja Verlekar, Shreya Parab, Sugandha Ghadi, Diksha Gaude, Shindiya Naik, Divya Naik, Tejeshwini Duragad, Poorva Bhaidkar, Diksha Amonkar, Tanaya Naik, Ibtisam Shaikh, Sayani Raut …

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64-yr-old runner dies of heart attack during Mumbai Marathon

PTI Mumbai A 64-year-old man died after suffering a heart attack while running in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 on Sunday morning, officials said. Gajendra Manjalkar, a resident of Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district who had been participating in the marathon for last four years, came to Mumbai to participate in the latest edition of the run on Sunday. He …

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Chandigarh dominate Day 2

NT NETWORK Porvorim Twin centuries from opener Shivam Bhambri (148 not out) and captain Manan Vohra (102) saw Chandigarh overhaul Goa’s first innings total of 251 all out, as they reached 310 for 3 at the end of second day’s play of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match, at GCA Academy ground, Porvorim on Monday. The visitors now lead the …

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Rohit ton overshadows Smith masterclass; India clinch series 2-1

Bengaluru: Rohit Sharma smashed a scintillating century and Virat Kohli starred in another successful chase as India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on Sunday to complete a 2-1 series victory. Steve Smith’s first ODI hundred in three years had propelled Australia to 286-9, although the tourists at one stage looked set for a 300-plus total at …

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