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September 5, 2017

Satisfied with win against Macau, says India football coach

Macau, Sep 5: After defeating Macau in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier, India coach Stephen Constantine said he was satisfied and happy with the win."Congratulations on the victory. It was very difficult to break down their defence. It is a very valuable win for us. And we stay on top of Group A with 9 points," Constantine said. "It was very hard to break them down as they were defending with eight or nine men. So, we are happy with the 2-0 victory." he added.…

PKL-5: Patna ride Narwal show to thrash Jaipur 47-21

Kolkata, Sep 5: Two-time champions Patna Pirates rode Pardeep Narwal's superlative show to brush aside an off-colour Jaipur Pink Panthers 47-21 in a lopsided second Inter Zone Pro Kabaddi Challenge here at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.Narwal was in full tilt, bagging the same number of raid points (21) as the entire Jaipur side who were all out four times during the match. For Jaipur, Ajit Singh (eight raid points) tried hard to salvage something but the team's defence was too…

Former football stars lament Ahmed Khan not getting due recognition

Kolkata, Sep 5: Former India footballers Arun Ghosh and Sukumar Samajpati on Tuesday remembered double Olympian and East Bengal legend Ahmed Khan, asserting that the decorated forward should have been awarded the Padma Shri award or at least the Arjuna award for his achievements."Why was a player like Ahmed Khan never awarded the Padma Shri or at least the Arjuna?" questioned Ghosh, a former India defender, Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist. Ghosh was speaking at a condolence meet organised by East Bengal…

Golfer Gursimar seeks hat trick of wins on Hero WPG Tour

Hyderabad, Sep 5: Golfer Gursimar Badwal will attempt to become the first player this season to win three events in a row when she tees up at the 11th leg of the Hero womens Professional Tour here on Wednesday.The 25-year-old Kapurthala golfer has been in great form the last few weeks as she twice rallied from behind in the first round to complete excellent wins over the last two rounds. Gursimar, one of the only three players to have won more than once this season, won the previous two legs in Bengaluru. Gursimar…

India beat Macau in AFC Asian Cup football qualifier

Macau, Sep 5: India took a giant step towards qualification for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2019, registering a 2-0 win over Macau in an away match at the Olympic Stadium here on Tuesday.In a one-sided contest, substitute Balwant Singh scored a brace with a header in the 57th minute and poacher's goal in the 81st minute after a mix-up by the Macau back-line. This was India's third successive victory and they sit pretty on top of Group A with…
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