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Bring on Pakistan, say confident Sri Lanka

HAMBANTOTA: Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said his team was looking forward to their first real test in the World Cup against Pakistan after crushing Canada in their opening match.

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‘SA can afford three-spinner luxury’

NEW DELHI: South Africa can afford to field all three frontline spinners in some of the World Cup matches because they can deftly handle bowling powerplays, off-spinner Johan Botha said on Monday.

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Salgaocar crush Chirag United 4-1

KOLKATA: Leaders Salgaocar SC maintained their pole position with 4-1 win over Chirag United and Mohun Bagan were held 1-1 by HAL in the 15th round of the ONGC I-League on Sunday.

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Saligao make it to Aldona Cup quarters

MAPUSA: Saligao Sporting Club entered the quarter-finals of the Aldona Cup 2011 organized by Quitula Sports Club with a comprehensive 2-1 win over Siolim Sodiem Sports Club at Quitula grounds, on Sunday.

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Calata Boyz win D’Sa football

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PANAJI: Calata Boyz won the 1st D’Sa Wood House football tournament defeating Costa Vaddo Boyz, Majorda 4-3 via tie-breaker in the finals played on Sunday. Sydney Goes gave lead to Calata in the 12th minute but Cedric of Costa Vaddo equalised in the dying minute. In the ensuing tie-breaker,

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Rupo Phadte wins state carrom championship

PANAJI: Rupo Phadte defeated Aloiyusius Fernandes 21-3, 14-17, 19-8 to clinch men’s carrom championship jointly organised by Goa Carrom Association and the Sports Authority of Goa.

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Almeida HS tops SRS chess tournament

PANAJI: Almeida High School won team championship of 3rd SRS Ponda taluka chess tournament, organised by SRS Computers, Ponda at Wagle High School, Mangeshi. Total 67 school students participated in the tournament. Shubham Sawaikar from IVBD High School scored 7.5 points and bagged first place in individual category.

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Ivana Furtado now Women’s Fide Master

PANAJI: Ace chess player and Dempo brand ambassador Ivana Furtado was awarded Women’s Fide Master title after she clinched silver medal in Under-12 girls category, at World Youth Chess Championship, held in Greece recently.

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Dempo impress but lose to Al Sadd

BY SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG | NT

DOHA: Dempo Sports Club’s aspirations of making their way into the AFC Champions League were crushed on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 by Qatar’s Al Sadd, who earned themselves a berth into the Group stage in front of a partisan crowd at the Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, here.

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Modern gymnasium at Ribandar

PANAJI: A gymnasium equipped with modern machinery and expert training staff has been inaugurated in Bal Bharati Vidyamandir, Ribandar recently at the hands of Mr Manohar Parrikar, leader of opposition.

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