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Coach Levinio to select final 20 today

NT NETWORK Bambolim Levinio Pereira, coach for the Goa team for the Santosh Trophy West Zone Qualification will pick his final twenty players for the competition today and is expected to settle for a mix of experience and fresh legs. Goa starts its campaign on September 23 against Rajasthan at the GFA stadium in Duler and going by the practice …

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Sports Minister’s adamance prevails; Prabhudesai retained in SAG

NT NETWORK Porvorim Sports Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar’s adamance of retaining V M Prabhudesai as executive director of Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) prevailed with the Department of Personnel issuing an order on Friday appointing Prabhudesai as ED of SAG and Shashank Mani Tripathi being appointed as director of Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs (DSYA). Prabhudesai, it may be …

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Churchill Brothers bring Panjim Footballers to ground reality

NT NETWORK Fatorda Churchill Brothers FC made light work Panjim Footballers as they thrashed them 5-1 in their opening game of the Goa Police Cup 2019 played at artificial turf ground, Fatorda-Margao on Friday. Churchill Brothers FC’s Trinidadian import Willis Plaza played a pivotal role in his team’s massive win as he created most of the openings with his deft …

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Not friends but have no issues: Messi on Ronaldo

HT MEDIA New Delhi When it comes to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the on-field rivalry is nothing less than legendary. However, when it comes to their off-field relationship, both have maintained that there is a lot of respect. Ronaldo admitted recently his long-time rivalry with Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry …

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Ronaldo switches to top gear as Sarri makes return

AFP Milan Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina on Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly-anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia. The ex-Chelsea coach missed his first two league games with the Serie A champions against Parma and his former club Napoli. But …

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Dheeraj, Manish book final encounter

NT NETWORK Panaji Dheeraj Rai will meet Manish Yadav in the final of the men’s singles category in All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organised by BPS Sports Club, Margao at BPS Club premises on Friday. Playing the semi-finals, Dheeraj blew away his opponent Diljeet Veligkar 4-0 (14-12,11-5, 13-11, 11-6) to book a spot for the title fight. In …

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16th edition of 3rd oldest tournament kicks off in 50th year, today

NT NETWORK Panaji The 16th Goa Police Football Cup 2019 will kick start the Goa Football Association (GFA) football season with all twelve teams of the Goa Professional league (GPL) competing for the Rs three lakh prize money to be enjoyed by the winners and runners up. The Goa Police Cup, the third oldest championship for senior division clubs, will …

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Post Doha draw India has found belief to punch above its weight

DHIMAN SARKAR | HT Kolkata For one night, India headlined Asia’s World Cup qualifiers. For one night, the nickname ‘Blue Tigers’ didn’t seem an artificial construct. For one night, India showed that one quality in abundance they have long been unable to: belief. Belief. You can’t have enough of it if you, ranked 103rd in the world, want to take …

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Rohit set to open as Rahul gets the axe

PTI New Delhi Opener KL Rahul was on Thursday dropped from the Indian Test squad for the upcoming Test series against South Africa, propelling senior batsman Rohit Sharma to the opener’s role in red-ball cricket. Rookie Punjab batsman Shubman Gill has been rewarded with a place in the Test side as back-up floater, who can fit in both as an …

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Navelim Sporting ride on Presley double

NT NETWORK Cansaulim Attacking medio Presley Gomes scored a double that helped Navelim Sporting Club overcome Goa Velha SC 2-1 and enter the quarterfinals of CAC’s Three Kings Cup football tournament, at TB Cunha Sports Complex grounds, here on Thursday. It was the Goa Velha SC team that shot into the lead in the 8th minute following an infringement wherein …

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