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Goa’s Olympic gold-winner in hockey no more

PANAJI: Leo Hillary Knowles Pinto, the iconic Goan hero, who played for India’s Gold medal-winning Hockey Team at the 1948 London Olympics, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (August 10) at 1.30 am at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai at the age of 96.

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Coach Deggie keen on U-16 glory for Goa

MARGAO:  For any coach, who is relatively new at the helm, his   appointment as GFA’s coach for nationals would definitely boost his morale and confidence beyond doubt. And, Deggie Cardozo’s case is no different.

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Carmona trounce Dando Boys

MARGAO: Striker Colum-ban Noronha struck a hat-trick as Carmona Sports Club rallied from behind to beat a youthful Dando Boys Club Benaulim 4-2 to take full points in the GFA 3rd Division League match played at St John Baptist grounds Dando Benaulim.

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‘India deserve to be No 1’

JOHANNESBURG: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara might find the ICC rankings system flawed but the country’s retired spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan feels it is alright and India are a deserving number one in the Test Championships table.

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SC issues notice to BCCI on IPL franchise

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on its former president Mr AC Muthiah’s plea related to award of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise to the owner of the Chennai Super Kings T20 cricket team.

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Usain Bolt ruled out for rest of season

PARIS: World sprint sensation Usain Bolt on Tuesday ruled himself out of the rest of the 2010 season because of a back problem that affects his striding power.

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Mahindra Great Escape a hit in Goa

PANAJI: The 60th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape held in north Goa, on Saturday, was an overwhelming success. The Mahindra Great Escape has been one of India’s most loved off-roading adventures and it concluded successfully in Goa with over 85 vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvring the challenging route.

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Nivedam Boys win 7-a-side soccer title

VASCO: Nivedam Boys of New-Vaddem defeated Winning XI of Headland-Sada to take away the 12th all- Goa 7-a-side football tournament trophy and cash prize of Rs 9,000 in the exciting finals held at Neogi grounds, New-Vaddem on Sunday. The event was organised by Active Boys of New-Vaddem.

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