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Football got people together as rain battered Goa

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji As the rains played havoc in most parts of Goa and reached its nadir on August 5 – with life being thrown out of gear for almost three days – the game of football could not keep its fans indoors. Despite torrential downpours and gusty winds during the highest recorded rains in Goa on August …

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FC Goa squeeze past Chennai City FC, on brink of semis qualification

NT NETWORK Panaji FC Goa recorded their second win in the Durand Cup, defeating Chennai City 2-1 at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal. Two first half goals by Liston Colaco and Nestor Dias were enough for FC Goa to secure all three points as they knocked Chennai City out of the tournament with this result. The young Gaurs took …

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Boxing legend Tyson smokes weed worth `28 lakh every month

P:\Navhind Times\14-08-2019\Photo caption\P7\P12\14met.jpg HT MEDIA New Delhi Former World champion boxer Mike Tyson is known for his brutal bouts inside a professional ring. The heavyweight boxer, whose legendary career was marred with controversies and scandals, gained popularity as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”. The retired boxer has now entered the cannabis business, in California, where smoking marijuana is legal. In …

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Loyola HS South District champs

NT NETWORK Fatorda Loyola High School, Margao emerged South District champions of Subroto Mukherjee Cup football tournament for U-14 boys as they defeated Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School, Cortalim 7-6 via sudden death in the finals played at artificial grounds, Fatorda-Margao on Tuesday. Both the teams — knowing well that a win would help them take one step forward …

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Betalbatim SC get better of Navelim Sporting

NT NETWORK Nuvem Betalbatim Sporting Club progressed to the quarterfinals of Nuvem Parish Cup football tournament after beating Navelim Sporting 6-4 via tie-breaker, at Church grounds, Nuvem on Tuesday. The teams played out a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. Navelim Sporting surged into the lead in the 18th minute through a goal scored by Rovan Pereira whose angular header …

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Now, Indian players request for neutral venue

PTI New Delhi The Indian Davis Cup team wants the tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month to be shifted to a neutral venue and is baffled that the national federation has merely asked for a security re-check so far. After repeatedly making statements that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) will seek a neutral venue, its general secretary Hironmoy …

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Water, water everywhere, but no pools for swimmers to practise in

NT NETWORK Panaji/Margao/Mapusa As Goa readies itself with infrastructure for the National Games, swimmers in Goa are lamenting having to use outdated swimming pools at Peddem near Mapusa, Fatorda near Margao and Sankhali near Bicholim. Whilst the Goa Swimming Association (GSA) asks, “where are the pools to practice”; the SAG counters, “the government needs to sanction funds for the up …

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Chennai City FC beats FC Pune City in wrangle over player transfer

NT NETWORK Panaji All may not be lost for I-League clubs in the battle of league supremacy after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Players Status Committee imposed a transfer ban on FC Pune City for trying in to rope in Spanish Nestor Gordillo from Chennai City FC without any compensation. The Players Status Committee punished the Spanish player with …

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Archana leaves behind an arc of hope for TT hopefuls in Goa

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji Goa Challengers appeared poised to make their maiden entry into the finals of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the end of the second game with the scoreline reading 5-1. Mathematically, Goa needed to win three more games and Chennai Lions seven. Instead, when Goa’s Archana Kamath stepped in for the last game both teams needed …

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Loyola HS thrash Miracle HS en route to finals

NT NETWORK Fatorda Massimo Moraes netted a brace while Ashnoy Gomes and Jassel Fernandes scored a goal each as Loyola High School, Margao hammered Miracle High School, Sanguem 4-0 to book their place in the finals of Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament for Boys U-14 (South District Level), at artificial grounds, Fatorda-Margao on Monday. Ashnoy Gomes put Loyola HS into …

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