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Anura in final of All India Badminton ranking tourney PANAJI: Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai entered the Women’s singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise All India Badminton Ranking tournament at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. She outplayed Malvika Bansod registering a 21-17, 21-19 win in the quarter finals followed by another 21-18, 15-21, 21-19 win over Thulasi PC in the semi finals. Anura who …

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Ton-up Root blows away Windies

Southampton Joe Root’s classy unbeaten century led England to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over West Indies in a one-sided Cricket World Cup match in Southampton on Friday. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets apiece as England bowled the Windies out for a modest 212 after winning the toss, and Root’s 100 not out took the hosts and tournament …

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Fans ready to shell out Rs 60,000 to watch ‘greatest rivalry’

New Delhi: One thing synonymous with every India-Pakistan cricket match is the emotions attached to it. Not just among players, but also fans are high on adrenaline. The battle on the cricket field between the two Asian neighbours is touted to be the “greatest rivalry” for which fans wait eagerly.  Although the two cricketing giants don’t feature in bilateral ties …

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Heartwarming story of Dhoni and his Pak-born fan

New Delhi: The bond between MS Dhoni and Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir aka ‘Chacha Chicago’ blossomed during the 2011 World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan and it has only grown stronger since then. Such is the bond that Bashir has flown in to Manchester from Chicago (approximately 6000 kms) for Sunday’s high-octane Indo-Pak contest without a match ticket. He knows …

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GOA BRIEFS

SC Davorlim go past Curtorim Gymkhana BENAULIM: Second half strikes from Robinson Colaco and Sidroy Miranda enabled Sporting Club of Davorlim down Curtorim Gymkhana 2-0 and enter the quarterfinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim football tournament, organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Friday. After a goalless first half, SC Davorlim’s Robinson Colaco struck …

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I want our children to start aspiring big with TT: Shrinivas Dempo

The Dempo Group of Companies has added Table Tennis to its sports portfolio by buying 90 per cent stake in Goa Challengers, a team in the Ultimate Table Tennis League. Sports Editor AUGUSTO RODRIGUES discussed ping pong with Chairman SHRINIVAS DEMPO “Table Tennis is the fourth sport the Dempo Group of Companies has decided to add to its verticals. We …

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Italy hammer Jamaica to enter next round

REIMS: Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday. It was Italy’s second hat trick at the World Cup, as Girelli joined Carolina Morace, who did it at the inaugural 1991 tournament. Girelli’s three goals were the third hat trick so far …

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Unhappy Sarri finally moves to Juventus

London: Maurizio Sarri is set to return to Italy to take the vacant managerial role at Juventus and bring the curtain down on a fretful one-year stay at Chelsea. Sarri met his targets by returning Chelsea to the Champions League via a third-placed finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League, claiming his first major trophy as a …

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Truth will appear soon: Neymar on rape allegations

Sao Paulo: Brazilian police questioned Neymar for five hours on Thursday over allegations he raped a woman he met through social media in a Paris hotel last month — charges he has denied. “The truth appears sooner or later,” the world’s most expensive footballer, who walked on crutches after injuring his right ankle in a pre-Copa America friendly against Qatar …

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Sachin sues Australian bat manufacturer for $2 mn in royalties

Sydney: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is suing Australian sports equipment maker Spartan Sports after it allegedly failed to pay him almost $2 million. In a case filed in an Australian court, Tendulkar reportedly alleged that the Sydney-based bat maker, which has since been renamed, has failed to make payments due to the batting great.  A preliminary hearing for the dispute …

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