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Minerva dent Chennaiyin’s knockout hopes

PTI Guwahati Mohammed Rafi struck a last-minute goal to snatch a 1-1 draw for Chennaiyin FC against Minerva Punjab in their penultimate group match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday, but the result dented the team’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stage. Samuel Lalmuanpuia gave ‘host’ Minerva the lead in the 62nd minute and the former I-League champion …

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Mhamal, Belurkar collect 2 points each

NT NETWORK Panaji In the second round of the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament Goa’s Anurag Mhamal and Fide Master Nitish Belurkar maintained their winning momentum in the tournament played at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Wednesday. Playing with a queen, Anurag was pitted against Fide Master Wagh Suyog, where Anurag penetrated into the second …

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Prajot’s lone goal takes Goan Warriors into semis

NT NETWORK Benaulim Goan Warriors FC, Tivim entered the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer defeating Sao Jose de Areal by a solitary goal played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. The all important goal that proved to be the match winner came off in the 15th minute of the first session when attacking medio Rahul Naik …

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Morgan carnage leaves Afghan in tatters

REUTERS Manchester Eoin Morgan rewrote the record books on Tuesday, clobbering 17 sixes – the most in a one-day international innings – in a blistering century as England crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup match at Old Trafford. Morgan smashed a career-best 148, with 118 coming from sixes and fours, off 71 balls to power England to …

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France, Norway advance to knockouts

AFP Paris Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties, while Wendie Renard confirmed top spot in Group A for France after downing Nigeria with a spot-kick of her own. Caroline Graham Hansen gave Norway an early lead from the spot after Cho So-hyun was judged …

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UC Nerul move into semis BENAULIM: United Club of Nerul entered the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim soccer tournament, organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association, after Sanket J’s second half strike helped them beat Sporting Club of Davorlim by a solitary goal in the quarterfinals played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Tuesday. The all-important goal for the …

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Shakib inspires Bangladesh to record chase

PTI Taunton All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck a magnificent unbeaten 124 to help Bangladesh record a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the West Indies and script the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history here on Monday. The 32-year-old Shakib (124 off 99 balls) produced a batting master class as he led Bangladesh to a famous win, chasing down …

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Germany eliminate South Africa

AGENCIES PARIS Germany had no trouble dispensing with South Africa in Montpellier, as the Banyana Banyana go home from their first World Cup without a point. Leupolz was left unmarked to head in the opening goal from six yards out in the 14th minute at the Stade de la Mosson, and Sara Daebritz — who recently signed for Paris Saint-Germain …

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Tilamol United prevail over Cana Benaulim

NT NETWORK Benaulim Tilamol United entered the quarterfinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer defeating hosts Cana Benaulim Sporting Association 5-4 via tie-breaker, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Monday. The teams played a 2-2 draw during the regulation time. It was hosts Cana Benaulim SA who went into the lead in the 40th minute of the second session …

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Joseph Dias is new chief of Salcete FC

MARGAO: Joseph Dias was elected as the president of the managing committee of Salcete Football Club for the term 2019-21, during the Annual General Meeting of the club held in Margao on Sunday. The other committee members are as follows: vice-presidents: Armando Colaco, Schubert Furtado, Mauricio Afonso and Justo Costa; honorary general secretary: Agnelo L Fernandes; asst secretary: Antonio Fernandes; …

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