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Ritviz, Niraj in joint lead CURCHOREM: Ritviz Parab (2235) and Niraj Saripalli (2179) took sole lead in the Goa State Open FIDE Rating Senior Chess Championship 2018, organised by Quepem Taluka Chess Association, by winning all the five rounds at CADA hall Curchorem on Tuesday. Niraj upset top seed FM Amey Audi in 68 moves, while Ritviz outplayed Devesh Naik ... Read More »

England to stick to same formula of attack

SIMON EVANS|REUTERS REPINO England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not about to change his team’s approach for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, saying he wants the “same again” from his young side. Although Croatia are the most difficult opponent England will have faced in the tournament, Southgate’s words suggest he will continue with his attacking formation and personnel. ... Read More »

France leave Red Devils in fire; advance to finals

AGENCIES   SAINT PETERSBURG Buoyed by a Umtiti header in the second half, France moved to the finals of the FIFA World Cup defeating Belgium by a solitary goal at Saint Petersburg stadium on Tuesday. France pushed from the opening whistle, with Mbappe surging down the right-hand side and delivering a cross intended for Griezmann, only for a Belgium defender ... Read More »

It’s official! Ronaldo joins Juve from Real

REUTERS   MADRID Five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid, the La Liga club said in a statement on Tuesday. Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million pounds ($106.27 million), is the Spanish club’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals in ... Read More »

Mae Dos Pobres sink Assumpta Convent; Alex HSS, Mount Mary’s HS secure wins

NT NETWORK   FATORDA A strike each in either half by Shenoy Colaco and substitute Delson Rebello helped Mae Dos Pobres HS, Nuvem go past Assumpta Convent HS, Sarzora 2-0 and reach the pre-quarterfinals of Subroto Mukherjee Cup U-17 inter-school football tournament being played at artificial grounds, Fatorda-Margao, on Tuesday. Alex HSS, Curtorim and Mount Mary’s HS, Chinchinim meanwhile have ... Read More »

Margao SC upset St Rock for finals berth

NT NETWORK   BENAULIM Margao SC entered the finals of 22nd Dando Boys Cup football tournament defeating St Rock Youth Club, Majorda 6-5 via tie-breaker in the semifinals played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Tuesday. The teams were held to a 1-1 draw in the regulation time. Both the teams had two chances each in the first ... Read More »

France, Belgium should take football to new heights

MARK GLEESON|REUTERS   ST PETERSBURG A compelling cast of players, two attacking teams propelled by great pace and a clash between neighbours to boot. There seems very little to stop Belgium and France producing a World Cup classic in todays semi-final. Both teams boast a rich assembly of match-winning players – Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for Belgium and ... Read More »

St Anthony’s survive Cuncolim scare to enter final

NT NETWORK   Benaulim St Anthony’s SC, Assolda entered the final of 22nd Dando Boys Cup football tournament defeating Cuncolim Union 4-2 via the tie breaker played at St John the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Monday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. St Anthony’s went into the lead in the 50th minute of the second session ... Read More »

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Tejaswini, Shindiya selected for south zone PANAJI: Goa’s Tejaswini Duragad and Shindiya Naik have been selected for the South Zone team U-19 Girls Inter-zonal One Day tournament which is being held from July 16 to 25 at Chennai. Duragad has been named captain. Titans, DBO, Siolim take lead PANAJI: In the on going ‘The Challenge’ basketball league, DBO Chargers beat ... Read More »

GFA decides to club EGM with AGM on July 29

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The GFA executive committee decided on Monday to hold an Extraordinary General body Meeting (EGM) along with the Annual General body Meeting (AGM) which is scheduled for July 29. The EGM is being clubbed along with the AGM so as to bring the GFA Statutes in line with the National Sports Development Code of India 2011. ... Read More »