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Blues ride on Nishu strike

PTI Bengaluru Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off brilliant penalty save to help Bengaluru FC secure a narrow 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC and keep pace with top spot aspirants in the Indian Super League on Thursday. Nishu Kumar’s seventh minute strike turned out to be enough for the hosts to claim full points as Hyderabad failed to convert multiple chances …

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Sesa FA, Sporting Clube play draw PANAJI: Sesa Football Academy and Sporting Clube de Goa played out a goalless draw in the GFA U-16 League First Division match at Don Bosco Oratory ground, Panaji, on Thursday. Neither side were able to break the deadlock in the 90-minute of duel. Goa held by UP PANAJI: Goa were held to a 2-2 …

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Pooja books semis spot

NT NETWORK Panaji Pooja Naik fought hard to beat Simran Bundela and book a place in women’s singles semis at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open tennis tournament being held at Clube Tennis De Gaspar Dias, Miramar on Thursday. Pooja won 1-4, 4-3, 10-7. Bundela had the upper hand in the first set where she outplayed Pooja 1-4, but in the …

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Mandopa thrash UC Telaulim 5-2

NT NETWORK Fatorda Mandopa Sporting Club registered an impressive 5-2 win over United Club of Telaulim in the GFA Second Division League Salcete Zone match played at Artificial Turf ground, Fatorda, on Thursday. Clemax Pereira and Travis Souza shone for Mandopa as the duo scored a brace each. Preston Costa was the other goal getter for the winning side. Jason …

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Sohan Parge helps Churchill Brothers register first win

NT NETWORK Campal Churchill Brothers FC registered their first points in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Sub-Junior League (Goa Zone) defeating Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 at Don Bosco Oratory ground in Campal on Wednesday. Churchill Brothers remain at the bottom of the table with three points from six matches whilst Sporting Clube is second last with four points …

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FC Goa dominate resilient Odisha

PTI Bhubaneswar FC Goa edged past a resilient Odisha FC 4-2 to reclaim the top spot in the Indian Super League at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday. A Vinit Rai own goal (21st minute) followed by a Jackichand Singh brace (24th, 27th) set Goa on their way to a big win. But Manuel Onwu (59th, 65th) then struck twice …

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FC Bengaluru United dent FC Goa reserves in opener

NT NETWORK Nagoa FC Bengaluru United started on a bright note with a well deserved solitary goal win over FC Goa (reserves) in the AIFF 2nd Division I-League at Panchayat Ground, Nagoa in Verna on Wednesday. The match winner came off following a great cross from the right flank by Mohammmad Asrar to striker Amey Bhatkal in the 78th minute, …

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Dipanda’s hat-trick helps Minerva stun Neroca

PTI Ludhiana Dipanda Dicka scored a brilliant hat-trick to help Minerva Punjab FC register a 3-2 comeback win over Neroca FC in their Hero I-League match on Wednesday. Dicka fired home in the 27th, 43rd and 89th minute after Varun Thokchom (4th) Philip Teteh (20th) handed Neroca a two-goal cushion early in the first half. Punjab, who are now on …

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Sharma scripts ‘super over’ magic as India clinch series

REUTERS Wellington Rohit Sharma belted two sixes off the final two deliveries of a Super Over to give India victory in the third Twenty20 international against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday and clinch the series with two games to spare. Sharma finished on 15 not out after he hit two sixes off Tim Southee to lead …

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Goa sends Arunachal Pradesh scampering; wins by innings and 336 runs

NT NETWORK Porvorim Captain Amit Verma was a thorn in Arunachal Pradesh’s path as Goa beat the visitors by an innings and 336 runs, to keep their qualifying hopes to the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy alive, at the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) Academy ground in Porvorim on Wednesday. Arunachal Pradesh who were bowled for 83 in their first …

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