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AIFF looks at AFC for status quo till 2022

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji The roadmap for football in India is again being left to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to decide with All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel stating, at the end of a meeting with I-League clubs on Wednesday that recognition for the I-League will need to be got from the parent body. The AFC …

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England qualify but ruffle Kiwi feathers on the way

PTI Chester-le-Street England entered the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the 1992 edition, beating an erring New Zealand by 119 runs to fuel their “dream” of winning a maiden title. Jonny Bairstow, who smashed 106 off 99 balls to become the first Englishman to score back-to-back hundreds in a World Cup, was mainly responsible for taking the …

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Dhoni’s last World Cup match could see him retiring

PTI Birmingham It is the worst kept secret in Indian cricket right now but India’s last match in the ongoing World Cup, in all likelihood, will also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last game in India colours. If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, it would be ideal …

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Parish Youth in semis of Strikers Trophy BENAULIM: Parish Youth, Nuvem entered the semi-finals of 34th Strikers Trophy football tournament defeating Ambelim SC 3-1 in their match played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. Controlling both the sessions, Parish Youth, Nuvem went into lead through a goal by Albino Pereira who later completed his brace. The second …

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Schoolgirl Cori Gauff shocks veteran Venus Williams

REUTERS London Cori Gauff served up the perfect excuse for playing hooky from school on Monday as the 15-year-old American student caused one of the biggest shocks in Wimbledon history by jettisoning her idol Venus Williams in the first round. The 39-year-old Williams is considered Wimbledon royalty as she has been part of the All England Club family for over …

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India survive Tiger scare; qualify for semis

PTI Birmingham Rohit Sharma’s dream run with the bat and Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance at the death helped India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs to clinch a semi-final berth in the ongoing ICC World Cup here Tuesday. It was Rohit’s (104 off 92 balls) record-equalling fourth century in a single edition and his 180-run opening stand with K L Rahul (77 …

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Marina English HS, Kings School progress FATORDA: Marina English High School, Verna and The Kings School, Sao Jose de Areal chalked out wins in their respective matches of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup football tournament for Boys U-14 (Salcete Zone) played at artificial grounds, Fatoda–Margao on Tuesday. While Marina English beat St Mary HS, Varca 3-0 courtesy twin strikes by Rosewelt …

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Lanka overcome resilient Windies

PTI Chester-le-Street Nicholas Pooran’s sensational century went in vain as Avishka Fernando set up Sri Lanka’s thrilling 23-run win over West Indies with a maiden hundred in an inconsequential World Cup match here Monday. Sent into bat, Sri Lanka’s top-order fired in unison with Fernando hitting a 103-ball 104, the first century for the Island nation in this world cup. …

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Jolted India face Bangla test

PTI Birmingham Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal could find their names struck off the final XI as India aim for a quick turnaround in their penultimate World Cup group league game against a battle-hardened Bangladesh, which is trying to stay relevant in a fight for the last-four berth. The seasoned Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja are in contention for the …

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Waqar Younis questions India’s sportsmanship after England loss

PTI London Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis questioned the Indian cricket team’s “sportsmanship” after the two-time champions’ first defeat of the ongoing World Cup to England left Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals hanging in balance. Pakistan were banking on neighbours and archrivals India, who have enjoyed an unbeaten run in the tournament, to get the better of England. The …

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