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French Open: Yash in finals PANAJI: Goa’s Yash Fadte entered the final of the French Junior Open squash tournament being held in Lille, France, on Sunday. In the semis, Yash had to overcome tough resistance from France No 1 Toufik Mekhalfi as he beat him 3-2 (9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9). Earlier, in the quarters, he beat France No 2 …

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Sesa FA thrash Sporting Clube 4-0

Panaji: Sesa Football Academy concluded their GFA U-14 First Division League campaign on a high after a 4-0 win against Sporting Clube de Goa at Don Bosco ground, Panaji on Sunday. Sesa Football Academy dominated the first 35 minutes of the first half as they created chances through their front three – Sendy Mangte, Sahil Mohammed and Nishar. SFA boys …

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Tanisha wins mixed doubles gold

Panaji: Goa’s Tanisha Crasto along with her Chhattisgarh partner Ishaan Bhatnagar clinched mixed doubles gold at the Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta Memorial All India Senior Badminton ranking tournament held at Bareily, UP. Tanisha, partnering with Telangana’s Sahithi Bandi, also won women’s doubles silver. Meanwhile, another Goan Anura Prabhudessai, along with her partner Riya Mookerjee, settled for a bronze in women’s …

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Wenger’s VAR observations is something to ponder

New Delhi: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruffled feathers earlier this week when he suggested changes to the offside law. Wenger’s comments, which came on the sidelines of the Laureus Awards in Berlin, carry huge significance given that he is the chief of global football development at the sport’s world body Fifa. Offering his take on controversies over marginal offside …

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ATK strike late to hold Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Two late goals by ATK cancelled two scored in the first half by Bengaluru FC as their Indian Super League match ended in a 2-2 draw here on Saturday. Bengaluru FC ended their league stage campaign with 30 points and could possibly finish fourth, should Chenniayin FC win their final league game against NorthEast United. Dimas Delgado (18’) and …

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Pilerne, PVC Association play draw

Duler: Pilerne Sports Club came from behind to hold PVC Association to a 2-2 draw in the GFA Second Division League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. PVC Association had taken the lead in the 11th minute through Ghanashyam Shethi, who doubled the account in the second half to give his side a two-goal cushion at the hour mark. However, …

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Lawren double hat-trick crushes Ave Maria

Curtorim: Lawren Fernandes scored a double hat-trick as Panchwadi United Sports Club registered a resounding 9-0 win over Ave Maria AWC in the GFA U-18 League match played at Curtorim ground, on Saturday. It took almost 40 minutes for Panchwadi United to break the deadlock through Lawren. But once up, they scored two quick goals before half time through Lawren, …

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Salgaocar register easy win

Nagoa: Salgaocar Football Club registered a fluent 3-0 win over Panjim Footballers in the GFA Goa Professional League match played at Nagoa ground, on Saturday. Saeesh Madan (35’), Godfrey Mascarenhas (71’) and Stephen Satarkar (90+ 1) were the goal scorers for the Green Brigades. With the teams starting the match on a cautious note, the initial stages saw both sides …

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Mohun Bagan slow start, enough to maul Churchill Brothers 3-0

Fatorda: Churchill Brothers FC conceded a goal in the 9th minute; dominated the remainder of the first session only to allow Mohun Bagan score two more in the second session and return home 3-0 victors of the I-League at the Nehru stadium in Fatorda on Saturday. Watched by the biggest and most vociferous crowd of the competition in this season, …

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