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Vara, Arav bag titles

Panaji: Vara Eshwar was crowned U-12 girls and U-16 girls champion while her brother Arav Eshwar won the U-12 boys category title of the Gadre Gasper Dias Open held at Miramar on Sunday. Arav played hard but outplayed his opponent Punit Phadte 4-3, 4-3 in the U-12 boys category final. Vara Eshwar on the other hand bagged a doubled crown …

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GOA BRIEFS

FC Goa, Sporting Clube in 1-1 stalemate NAGOA: FC Goa and Sporting Clube de Goa played out a 1-1 draw in the AIFF Sub-Junior League match played at Panchayat ground, Nagoa-Verna on Sunday. FC Goa defender Vishal Khodginkar’s own goal in the 10th minute gave Sporting Clube de Goa the lead, but the junior Gaurs fought back hard to restore …

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FC Goa ease past Vasco SC

Duler: FC Goa registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Vasco Sports Club in the Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. Lalawmpuia scored a brace while Sweden Fernandes scored the other goal for the winners. FC Goa took the lead after a defensive error from Vasco SC. Vasco custodian passed the ball to Amit Das, whose pass to …

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Djokovic overcomes resilient Thiem for 8th crown

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to clinch an eighth Australian Open crown and reclaim the world number one ranking. While Rafa Nadal rules Roland Garros with 12 titles, Djokovic holds sway in the title match at Rod Laver Arena having never lost …

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FC Goa has time to finish in Goan style

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji The timing of sacking of FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera is the buzz of discussion as the team is a few steps away from clinching its first Indian Super League (ISL) title which is itself in a new avatar with the winner being the table topper and not the knock-out winner. Sergio chose to ignore …

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FC Goa formally says bye to Sergio at 10.52 pm

NT NETWORK Panaji In what could be the lengthiest discussions, FC Goa announced at 10.52 pm on Saturday that the team had parted ways with Sergio Lobera. A tweet posted read: “FC Goa can confirm that Head Coach Sergio Lobera, along with his assistants Jesus Tato and Manuel Sayabera, and the club has mutually parted ways. The club would like …

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Churchill will look to break jinx, get to winning ways

NT NETWORK Fatorda Churchill Brothers FC Goa started with aplomb and as the tournament started gaining momentum the team is trying to figure out where it is faltering. Coach Bernado Tavares would like to keep those apprehensions behind as Churchill Brothers face Neroca FC who is one step below in their home tie at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda today. …

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Dempo SC silences Sporting Clube de Goa, jumps to the top

NT NETWORK Ella, Old Goa Dempo Sports Club has maintained its winning tempo by scripting a convincing 2-0 win over Sporting Clube de Goa in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Elite League (Goa zone) at Dempo SC Academy ground in Ella, Old Goa on Saturday. The win has catapulted Dempo SC to the top of the table with 11 …

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Indian Arrows strike down East Bengal

PTI Kalyani East Bengal’s bid for an elusive I-League title got a further blow as they were stunned by AIFF’s developmental outfit Indian Arrows 0-1 here on Saturday. Vikram Partap Singh struck the all-important goal against the run of play in the 58th minute to lead the Arrows to their second win from nine matches. It was Givson Singh who …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Margao SC advance to semis MARGAO: Margao Sports Club beat Fr Agnel SC Paroda 2-0 to enter the semi-finals of the 1st Macasana Village Panchayat Cup football tournament at Macasana ground on Saturday. It was Roque Borges who scored the first goal in the 20th minute while MIguel Baretto scored the second in the 25th minute. Ethan, Poorvi take lead …

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