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GSA announces list of swimmers, divers for 73rd Senior Aquatic Meet PANAJI: The Goa Swimming Association (GSA) on Friday announced the names of the swimmers and divers who have been selected to represent Goa at the 73rd Senior National Aquatic Meet to be held in Bhopal and Indore from August 31 to September 4. Swimmers include Talasha Prabhu, Shrungi Bandekar, …

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St Anthony win

Vagator: St Anthony Sports Club, Marna secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over CDJ Ribandar in the Anjuna Gymkhana Cup 2019 match, played at Anjuna Gymkhana ground, here on Friday. The Marna side opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Vipul Pednekar’s perfect pass was brilliantly slotted by Siddarth Shirodkar in the back of the nylons. Pushparaj’s neat header in …

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DBO Fatorda progress to semis

Manora: Scoring once in each half, Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda defeated St Anthony’s SC, Assolda 2-1 to book their place in the semifinals of Manora Youth Cup football tournament, at Manora grounds, Raia on Friday. DBO Fatorda went into the lead through a goal scored by Francis Andrade as his angular shot gave no chance at all to Manora YC …

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Fr Agnel SC ride on Sezwin brace

Nuvem: Twin strikes from Sezwin Fernandes and a goal each by Melwin Fernandes and Cyril Dias enabled Fr Agnel Youth Sports Club, Paroda hammer UC Benaulim 4-0 and enter the quarterfinals of Parish Youth Cup football tournament, at church grounds, Nuvem on Friday. The teams played a goalless draw during the regulation time. Both the teams matched each other well …

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Cydroy, Venson guide SC Davorlim into semis

Maina: Second half strikes by Cyrdoy Miranda and Venson Figueredo helped Sporting Club of Davorlim beat Tilamola United SC 2-0 and enter the semifinals of ICC Rebelo Memorial inter-village football tournament, at St Rita church grounds, Maina-Curtorim on Friday. The teams played a gruelling first half that saw some attacking play, but without finding the mark. Both the teams had …

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BCCI finally agrees to come under NADA

New Delhi: Ending years of defiance, the BCCI on Friday agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency, the landmark decision opening up the possibility of the behemoth becoming a sports federation (NSF) as per government norms.  Sports secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya, who along with NADA DG Navin Agarwal met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri along with the Board’s …

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Real Madrid, Barcelona in race to sign Neymar from PSG

Madrid: Real Madrid will rival Barcelona in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press on Friday. Madrid have shifted focus to Neymar after the close of the English Premier League’s transfer window on Thursday ended their hopes of signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. According to Marca, Neymar has “returned …

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‘BCCI CEO, CoA failed Indian cricket’

New Delhi: A move that was opposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the years has been sadly agreed to under the Committee of Administrators (CoA) as CEO Rahul Johri on Friday guaranteed the Sports Ministry that the board will come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Even as the Sports Ministry …

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Goa Challengers will look to set the pitch for a crescendo in the finals

Panaji: What started as a hum has through two weeks turned into a buzz which could definitely set Table Tennis in Goa on a tone orchestrated by Goa Challengers in their maiden semifinal of Ultimate Table Tennis against Chennai Lions at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi today. “This is Goa’s first year in this tournament. People have not yet …

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FIFA Ethics & Regulation watch steps in, asks FIFA to work on fixing issues in Indian football

Panaji: The tangle between All India Football Federation (AIFF) and I-League clubs has taken an interesting turn– after FIFA left the onus of resolving the football imbroglio in India on AIFF– with the FIFA Ethics and Regulation Watch (FERW) stepping in and asking “FIFA to take stronger action in resolving issues in Indian football.” The problem initially started when AIFF …

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