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St Anthony SC squeeze into final

Benaulim: St Anthony’s SC, Assolda entered the finals of Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup football tournament after getting the better of CDJ Ribandar 5-4 via tie-breaker in the semifinal played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Thursday. Earlier the teams played out a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. St Anthony’s SC went into the lead in the first …

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Champs Man City to play season opener against West Ham

London: Champions Manchester City will kick off their 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to West Ham United while Liverpool get the ball rolling with a Friday evening home clash against promoted Norwich City. The fixtures, released at 0800 GMT on Thursday, also included a meaty first-weekend clash with Manchester United hosting Chelsea, who finished third last season. …

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Brazil succumb to own goal blunder as Aussies win

Montpellier: Australia fought back to beat Brazil 3-2 in Montpellier on Thursday and keep their Women’s World Cup hopes alive. Veterans Marta, from the penalty spot, and Cristiane, with her fourth goal at this World Cup, put Brazil two up after 38 minutes.  But they cracked under the Matildas’ relentless barrage of crosses. Caitlin Foord scored in first-half added time. …

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Every player should own the decision he takes: Shrinivas Dempo

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Merces: “Football cannot be mixed and that is why it is the responsibility of parents to take a call whether football is going to be the main religion of the child or studies. I think parents have now realised the potential football is offering and are therefore allowing their children to dedicate themselves full time to …

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We played like champions, says Wilfred D’Souza

Merces: “I do not consider this to be an end of season get together but a thanks giving dinner. You all played well and consistently demonstrated a good game of football. Sometimes luck eludes us. I want all those who can, to stay together for the next season, and wish all those leaving, all the best,” Dempo SC owner Shrinivas …

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Goa government says no; IOA in a flutter

PANAJI: The government of Goa is adamant of not paying the Rs ten crore fine imposed by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for delay in hosting the 36th National Games whilst the IOA may climb down if pushed to the wall. “We are not going to pay the fine because we have invested heavily on infrastructure. We will be writing to …

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Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes’ 100 highest-paid athletes list

New Delhi: India cricket captain Virat Kohli has once again become the sole Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes, ranked 100th in the table. Kohli is last on the list of top-100 athletes, headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi, announced on Tuesday. According to the Forbes list, Kohli estimated earnings is USD 21m …

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Warner’s back but Pak fail to make a return

Taunton: David Warner was not his usual destructive self but effective nevertheless, his first international century since completing the ball-tampering ban setting up Australia’s 41-run win over Pakistan in the World Cup in Taunton on Wednesday. Australia looked set for a total in excess of 350 while Warner and captain Aaron Finch (82) were at the crease, but Mohammad Amir …

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Rain poses threat to a Dhawan-less Ind, NZ encounter

Nottingham: The Indian team’s alternative strategy in the absence of an injured Shikhar Dhawan will be put through a stern test by a feisty New Zealand attack ready to ask a few probing questions if weather does not play spoilsport in their World Cup encounter here Thursday. The contest, which could be a curtailed one due to inclement weather, will …

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GOA BRIEFS

Maina outplay DBO Fatorda to enter final BENAULIM: Maina SC entered the final of Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup football tournament defeating Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda 3-0 in the match played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. Maina SC who dominated both the session of play went into the lead through Joliston Rebello  whose angular effort gave no …

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