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Konko brace lifts Sevilla in Spanish League

MADRID: Abdoulay Konko scored twice as Sevilla bounced back from recent Super Cup and Champions League losses to open its Spanish league campaign with a 4-1 win against promoted Levante Saturday.

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Henry scores first MLS goal

HARRISON: Despite a shutout against San Jose, New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe thinks his team can be better. Thierry Henry scored his first MLS goal and Dane Richards had a goal and an assist to lead New York to a 2-0 victory over the Earthquakes on Saturday night.

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Robben could miss rest of year

BERLIN: Dutch winger Arjen Robben could be out for the rest of the year as he struggles to recover from a thigh injury he picked up at the World Cup, his club Bayern Munich said on Sunday.

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Strauss laments winning under ‘fixing’ cloud

LONDON: England captain  Andrew Strauss on Sunday said allegations of ‘spot-fixing’ against Pakistani players have taken the “gloss off” his team’s comprehensive Test series triumph over the visitors here.

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I won’t step down as captain: Butt

LONDON: A defiant Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt on Sunday refused to step down from his post despite his name cropping up in a ‘spot-fixing’ scandal that has plunged the game into a crisis.

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Vasco rally to hold Churchill Bros 2-2

VASCO: Vasco Sports Club came from behind to hold formidable Churchill Brothers Sports Club to a 2-2 draw in the inaugural tie of Kingfisher Pro-League 2010 at Tilak stadium, Vasco on Saturday.Churchill Brothers led 1-0 at the break. Churchill Bros went into the lead in the very 6th minute following a defensive lapse through Israil Gurung.

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Sirsaim thump Eagles in 3rd Division League

MAPUSA: Sirsaim Sports and Welfare Club registered a resounding 5-1 win over Eagles Sports Club, Sanquelim to glean full points in GFA’s 3rd Division League played at Tivim grounds, on Saturday.

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Mormugao badminton tourney from Sept 1-5

PANAJI: The Mormugao Badminton Club will organise an all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton Tournament from 1st to 5th September, at Deepvihar High School Indoor Badminton Courts, Headland Sada, Mormugao.

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Dilip Sardessai award function postponed

PANAJI: The presentation function of the prestigious Dilip Sardessai Sports Excellence Award which was scheduled to be organised by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs on August 29

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