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Advantage Blues after narrow win over ATK

Bengaluru: Defending champions Bengaluru FC registered a narrow 1-0 win over ATK in the first leg of their Indian Super League semifinal clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Deshorn Brown’s opportunistic strike (31st minute) proved to be the difference in what was a closely-fought first leg battle. Edu Garcia kicked off an even contest with a …

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Mohun Bagan inch closer to title

Imphal: Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan inched closer to a second I-League title with a convincing 3-1 win over debutants Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC here on Sunday. Spaniard Fran Gonzalez (14th minute) scored his 10th goal of the season, converting a penalty to go top of the scoring charts, while compatriot Joseba Beitia (22nd) and Senegalese striker Papa Babacar …

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India staring at defeat after another top-order flop show

Christchurch: India’s top-order frittered away a golden chance with another shoddy batting show as New Zealand regained complete control of the second Test after Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah’s hostile fast-bowling spell had given the visitors a slender first-innings lead here on Sunday. Shami (4/81 in 23.1 overs) and Bumrah (3/62 in 22 overs) were brilliant in their execution, dismissing …

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FC Goa down Velsao SCC

Navelim: FC Goa rode on a fine brace by Doyal Alves to score a comfortable 5-1 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association’s Goa Professional League match played at Rosary ground, Navelim, on Sunday. Christy Davis (4’), Hayden Fernandes (43’) and a Sadik Shaikh (84’) own goal helped FC Goa score five goals. Shubham Rao …

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Goa’s Sandhya clinches triple crown

Panaji: Former Goa State champion Sandhya Melasheemi won triple crown at the 44th Indian Masters National Badminton Championships 2019-20 at Jaipur, Rajasthan. Competing in three finals in the 35+ age group, Sandhya played exceptionally well to emerge winner in women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In women’s singles 35+, top-seed Sandhya defeated Shantala Kampapurmath 21-7, 21-5 to emerge victorious. …

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Gaurs Gored

PTI Chennai Chennaiyin FC came up with a clinical display to crush FC Goa 4-1 in the first leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) semifinal at the Nehru stadium here on Saturday. After a goalless first half, goals from Lucian Goian (54th minute), Anirudh Thapa (61st), Eli Sabia (77th) and Lallianzuala Chhangte (79th) delivered the goods for the hosts …

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We go by best practices: Shrinivas Dempo

The Dempo SC Academy has completed three years and is gaining milestones. Dempo SC owner SHRINIVAS DEMPO spoke to Sports Editor AUGUSTO RODRIGUES on the steps being taken to take the academy to greater heights Q: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally come out with a roadmap for football in India. Do you find clarity in it and …

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Ameya Audi achieves IM title; Nitish Belurkar inches closer

NT NETWORK Panaji Goan players Ameya Audi and Nitish Belurkar garnered IM norms following their excellent performance at Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament in Moscow, Russia which concluded on Friday. Ameya Audi defeated GM Bogdanovich Stanislav (2546) of Ukraine and IM Vitaly Shinkevich (2442) of Russia besides drawing with three other IMs to be placed 10th by scoring 6 points out …

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CDJ Ribandar, FC Mardol in 1-1 draw

NT NETWORK Agassaim CDJ Ribandar and FC Mardol played out a 1-1 draw in the GFA Second Division League (Ilhas Zone) match at Agassaim ground, on Saturday. There was no score at the break but in the second half FC Mardol’s constant pressure to find the breakthrough paid dividends when CDJ Ribandar’s Shubham Pednekar scored an own goal to give …

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Radha, Shafali help India stay unbeaten

IANS Melbourne The Indian eves continued their stellar form in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup as they registered a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in what was their final group game at the Junction Oval on Saturday. Radha Yadav and Shafali Verma were the star performers for India, who finished the group stage at the top of the table …

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