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MPT hold Calangute

MAPUSA: Calangute Association failed to make the most of their home advantage as they played out s 1-1 draw against Mormugao Port Trust Sports Club in the GFA First Division League at Poriat grounds, on Wednesday.

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Nadal and Federer era over:Tsonga

ROTTERDAM: Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday sauntered into the second round of the ATP Rotterdam Open after a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and declared the era of domination from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is over.

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Bhutia’s team in I-League 2nd division

NEW DELHI: Indian captain Baichung Bhutia’s team United Sikkim FC and last season’s I-League first division demotes Sporting Clube-de-Goa and Shillong Lajong FC will be among the 21 teams participating in the second division preliminary round matches next month.

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St Anthony’s march into state finals

MAPUSA: St Anthony’s High School, Monte Guirim emerged champions of the U-14 boys North District inter- school hockey, organised by DYSA with a 3-1 drubbing of Fr Agnel High School, Pilar in the finals played at Peddem Sports Complex, today.

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St Inez stalwart Basilio no more

PANAJI: Former state goalkeeper Basilio Soares, who was also the custodian of St Inez Sports Club and the man behind renowned gymnasium, Basilio’s Health Club, passed away on Tuesday. He was 69 and leaves behind his wife, son and daughter.

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Goa qualify in only seven disciplines

PANAJI: The SAG executive director, Mr V M Prabhudesai seemed unhappy that in spite of the 35 odd associations, only seven disciplines from Goa have qualified for the 34th National Games at Jharkhand.

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Baichung scores in Laureus charity match

ABU DHABI: He is the lone face of Indian sports in a high-profile gathering of international stars at the Laureus World Sports Awards and football skipper Baichung Bhutia on Monday said it is the ultimate honour to be in a crowd that features the likes of the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker and Patrick Vieira.

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