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Nehru stadium will be upgraded: Azgaonkar

PANAJI: The Sports Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar has said that the   Nehru stadium at  Fatorda will be upgraded in the next two  years. He said, the third edition of Lusofonia Games is proposed to be held in Goa in  2013 and therefore all efforts will be  made to give Nehru  stadium a new  look through Sports Authority  of Goa to hold the opening and  closing ceremony of Lusofonia Games in the stadium.

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Goa Police enter Lolyekar semis

POINGUINNIM: Goa Police beat Sportsweek by 125 runs and entered the semi-finals of Nanda J Lolyekar 30th rolling trophy all Goa seasoned ball cricket tournament  at Nirakar Maidan Dapot,  Mashem, on Sunday. 

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Canacona cricket league in April

POINGUINNIM: Mashem Cricket Club and Polem Cricket Club will jointly organise “Cricket Canacona League”, a 20-20 cricket fiesta to be held at Dapot Mashem in the first week of April.

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Chirag United pip Pune FC

KOLKATA: Pune FC ended their five match unbeaten run with a fighting loss to Chirag United SC 0-1 in an I-League Round 18 encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on Tuesday.

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Second Division League: Venue and Grouping

NEW DELHI:  The Venue and Grouping for the Second Division league have been finalised. The Preliminary qualifying round will be held in three venues viz. Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Guwahati (Assam).

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ACOLOP backs GOA to host successful Lusofonia Games

PANAJI: Goa can match Macau and Lisbon in  hosting the proposed third edition of Lusofonia Games to be staged in 2013 but a lot of work needs to be done between now and then to raise infrastructure facilities of international standards for conducting the mega event successfully and the visiting ACOLOP executives have reposed faith in the Goa Olympic Association (GOA) to ensure that Goa gets ready ahead of schedule.

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Penha de France down St Savio’s

MAPUSA: Penha de France Sports Club started their  GFA Second Division League campaign with a well deserved 3-1 win over St Savio’s Sports Club Calangute at Duler grounds, here on Monday.

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Dempo dismiss Sarvodaya for 205

PANAJI: Dempo Cricket Club held the upper hand against Sarvodaya Royals on the opening day of their 3-day Goa Professional League cricket tournament at the GCA Academy grounds, Porvorim on Monday.

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Barcelona, Milan look to overturn 1-goal deficits

LONDON: European heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan must overturn one-goal deficits when they take on north London’s finest in the second legs of their Champions League last-16 matches this week.

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Pak take on NZ with focus on batting

PALLEKELE: Pakistan is leading Group A with three wins to start the World Cup but the results have been tempered by concerns over the top of the order ahead of Tuesday’s match against New Zealand.

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