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Shameek knows the importance of being part of the national set- up

Shameek Vaz is the first boy from Goa to have caught the attention of coach Bibiano Fernandes who previously thought that lads from Goa lacked the desire to excel in comparison to youngsters from the rest of the country. “Shameek has shown a lot of interest. He is my second choice left back but unlike other boys from Goa he …

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Koulibaly’s own goal helps Juventus win 7-goal thriller

Turin: Kalidou Koulibaly handed Juventus a dramatic win on Saturday with a last-gasp own goal that consigned Napoli to a painful 4-3 Serie A defeat after his side had battled back from three goals down to level the scores. The Senegal international shanked in Paulo Dybala’s free-kick under no pressure in the second minute of stoppage time to hand Juve …

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Valverde unhappy with Barca’s performance against Osasuna

Pamplona: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was fiercely critical of his side after their 2-2 draw away to Osasuna on Saturday, saying he could not understand why they did not try to kill off the game when they were leading 2-1. The champions were without captain Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele and fell behind to a thumping volley from …

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Kyrgios silenced by Rublev NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios’ eventful U.S. Open ended in the third round as Russian Andrey Rublev turned aside the fiery Australian 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 6-3 in a battle of big servers on Saturday. Rublev looked up to the task from the start and proved to be unflappable against Kyrgios, who complained to his team in the box …

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Arsenal claw back to secure draw against Spurs

London: Arsenal fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby on Sunday which both sides will feel they should have won. Spurs preyed on the Gunners’ vacant midfield early on as Christian Eriksen tapped home at the end of a flowing counter-attack before Harry Kane’s penalty doubled the Champions …

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Vihari’s maiden ton guides India to 416

PTI Kingston Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden century while Ishant Sharma struck his career’s first fifty as India were bowled out for 416 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies here on Saturday. Vihari made a career-best 111 off 225 balls with the help of 16 boundaries to …

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Goa returns triumphant with hosting dates from Oct 20 to Nov 4, 2020; stick to stand on not paying fee

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa delegation that went to New Delhi to break the impasse with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) over the hosting of the 36th National Games returned triumphantly with Goa being allowed to host the 36th National Games from October 20 to November 4, 2020 and no fee being paid from the financial exchequer of Goa, as was …

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India dominate Nepal in one-sided final to lift title

IANS Kalyani A convincing India U-15 team thrashed Nepal 7-0 to lift the SAFF U-15 title at the Kalyani Stadium here on Saturday. Striker Sridarth Nongmeikapam scored a hat-trick while Maheson Singh, Amandeep, Sibajit Singh and Himanshu Jangra scored one goal apiece. In the process, the Bibiano Fernandes-coached side scored 28 goals without having conceded any in the five matches …

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Navelim Veterans remain unstoppable

NT NETWORK Benaulim Navelim Veterans scored in both sessions to script a comfortable 2-0 victory over Chinchinim Veterans to enter the semi-finals of the 19th VM Salgaocar Memorial Veterans Soccer Tournament organised by Prime Sports Club and played at St John the Baptist Ground, Danddo Benaulim. Navelim was the far more superior side and the winners took an early lead …

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GCA elections on Sept 22

NT NETWORK Panaji The elections for Goa Cricket Association’s (GCA) new managing committee for the tenure 2019-22 will be held on September 22 at Goa Cricket Academy Hall, Porvorim from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Voting will be conducted for the following posts: president, secretary, treasurer, vice president, joint secretary and one member. The process of filing of nominations will …

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