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Goa sniff victory against Meghalaya

Porvorim: Amit Verma and Felix Almao took two wickets each while Darshan Misal claimed one as Goa reduced Meghalaya to 145 for 5 in their second innings on the third day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match being played at GCA Academy ground in Porvorim, on Thursday. Meghalaya, who have conceded 203-run first innings lead, still need 155 more …

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Real, Barca fail to excite in El Clasico

Barcelona: Real Madrid outplayed Barcelona for much of Wednesday’s ‘Clasico’ but did not make their dominance count in a politically-charged match between the La Liga front runners which largely failed to live up to expectations. The draw left champions Barca top on 36 points after 17 games with Real also on 36, five clear of third-placed Sevilla. Both sides had …

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Anurag finishes fifth PANAJI: Grandmaster Anurag Mhamal finished fifth at the National Senior Chess Championship, organised by Sikkim Chess Association at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majhitar, on Thursday. He concluded the campaign with eight points levelled with seven others, but with better tie-break points ensured him the fifth spot. Anurag who was stunned in the tenth round by IM …

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Salgaocar FC dominate Sesa FA, win 2-0

Sirsaim: Salgaocar FC dominated through ninety minutes but finished with a 2-0 win over Sesa Football Academy (SFA) in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Junior League at the SFA academy ground in Sirsaim on Thursday. The winners enjoyed total midfield domination and except for the penalty Sesa earned in the 59th minute the game between the two was about …

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Darpan Pagi sets GCA School record; scores unbeaten 554

Porvorim: Darpan Pagi opened the record books of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) after scoring 554 runs in the GCA U-14 President Cup, Canacona Zone on Wednesday. The student of Katyayani Baneshwar High School, Cancaona was not out on 510 on the first day of the two-day school tournament, being organised by GCA, and added another 44 on the second day. …

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Rohit, Rahul smash tons, Kuldeep bags hat-trick; Windies sink

Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma captivated with his languid brilliance in company of an equally graceful KL Rahul before Kuldeep Yadav topped it up with a hat-trick in India’s series-levelling 107-run victory against the West Indies in the second one-dayer here on Wednesday. The Indian vice-captain hit his 28th ODI hundred — 159 off 138 balls — and added 227 for the …

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Kuldeep first Indian to take 2 int’l hat-tricks

Kuldeep Yadav picked up a hat-trick against West Indies in the second one day international at Vizag. He thus became the first Indian to pick a hat-trick twice in international, having achieved the feat against Australia in an ODI earlier. He started by dismissing Hope, who was caught on the boundary by Virat Kohli. On the next delivery Jason Holder …

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Great talent but no experience: Wenger on Arteta

Doha: Spaniard Mikel Arteta, in talks to be the next Arsenal coach, has “no experience” as a manager and will need help, former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. Former Arsenal captain Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club after their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was …

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Amonkar, Kauthankar hit tons; Goa lead by 111 runs

Porvorim: Twin centuries by Sumiran Amonkar (129) and Snehal Kauthankar (105 not out) powered Goa to 314/5 against Meghalaya on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match, at GCA Academy ground in Porvorim on Wednesday. The hosts have now taken 111-run lead after bowling out the visitors for 203 on the first day. Goa’s overnight not out …

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Raia FC register easy win AMBELIM: Raia Football Club eased past Pinto’s Youth Club, Baradi 3-0 in the GFA U-14 Salcete Second Division Play offs at Ambelim ground, on Wednesday. Chalton Coelho stole the limelight scoring a hat-trick. Raia led 1-0 at the break with Chalton scoring the first in the 16th minute. In the second half, Chalton then added …

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