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IOA withdraws boycott calls; to bid for either 2026 or 2030 CWG

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Monday withdrew its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting’s exclusion while announcing that the country will bid to host either the 2026 or the 2030 edition. The country’s apex body for Olympic sports will next approach the government for the necessary clearances to host the multi-sport event. The …

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Anshuman wins double crown; Sanmay, Mallika triumph

Taleigao: Sanmay Paranjpe and Mallika Gogoi won the men’s and ladies singles title whilst Anshuman Agarwal won a double crown, during the State Table Tennis Championship organised by Goa Table Tennis Association at Dr SPM Stadium, Taleigao Plateau. Anshuman emerged winner in sub junior and junior boys section. Aaron Farias and Leoma Fernandes reigned supreme in Cadet boys and girls …

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GOA BRIEFS

Tanisha wins Gold & Silver for Goa PANAJI: Goa’s Tanisha Crasto won one Gold and one Silver medal during the  44th Junior National Badminton Championships 2019 at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Tanisha along with her partner Ishaan Bhatnagar from Chhattisgarh won Gold in the Under 19 Mixed doubles defeating Navaneeth Bokka and Sahithi Bandi 21-18, 21-13 in a thirty-four minute tussle. …

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Dempo SC walks past FC Goa

Ella, Old Goa: Dempo Sports Club walked past FC Goa 3-1 in the All India football Federation (AIFF) Sub junior League at Dempo SC Academy ground in Ella, Old Goa on Monday. In a game clearly dominated by Dempo , the hosts could have added to their tally of goals but it did not appear necessary as their domination was …

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PICTURE OF 2019

* In this picture taken recently competitors perform on stage during Bangladesh’s first bodybuilding competition for women, in Dhaka. * A 19-year-old student has become Bangladesh’s first women’s bodybuilding champion after a contest in which most of her muscle was covered up to prevent controversy in the Muslim-majority nation. * While skimpy bikinis are the norm at many international body-building …

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Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins finish on top

New Delhi: Virat Kohli continued his brilliant run of form as the Indian cricket team skipper finished 2019 as the top ranked Test batsman in the ICC rankings. With 928 points, he was comfortably ahead of Steve Smith (911) and Kane Williamson (822) in the list.  Kohli edged past compatriot Rohit Sharma to extend his own record as the leading run-getter …

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FACT BOX

Following are ownership structures of some of Europe’s leading soccer clubs: JUVENTUS Listed on the stock market in Milan, the Agnelli family that founded the Fiat motor group remains the controlling shareholder at Juve, Italian champions for the past eight seasons. INTER MILAN Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd bought nearly 70% of Inter Milan for 270 million …

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Rosary HSS win big; Fr Agnel HSS lose

Panaji: Goan teams – Fr Agnel Higher Secndary School, Pilar and Rosary Higher Secondary School, Navelim — had mixed results in their respective opening matches of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports being played in Navi Mumbai. While Fr Agnel HSS went down 2-0 to Shillong College HS in the Senior Boys (Group A) match played on Sunday, Rosary HSS thrashed …

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Was fighting against system not Mary Kom: Nikhat

New Delhi: Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom exhibited emotions that were polar opposite of each other in the aftermath of the much-awaited bout between the two on Saturday at the women’s trials for the Olympic qualifiers in New Delhi. Mary was clearly charged up, yanking her hand away from Nikhat when the latter initiated a hug immediately after the bout …

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Anshuman, Shantesh set up title clash

Panaji: Anshuman Agarwal will meet Shantesh Mapsekar in the Junior Boys final of the State Table Tennis Championship being played at Dr SPM Stadium, Taleigao on Sunday.  In the semi-final, Anshuman overcame Aaron Colace 3-1 (11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-5), while Shantesh Mapsekar cruised past Jayz Gomes 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-8) to book a final spot. In the men’s quarterfinal matches, …

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