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Asia’s oldest football meet shifts cities, gets top teams

DHIMAN SARKAR | HT Kolkata That the Durand Cup, which begins here on Friday with 16 teams, left New Delhi, its home since 1950 barring a trip to Goa in 2014, is a sign of it not being the best of times for Asia’s oldest football tournament. But that it has been revived after two years, has come to a …

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Bhakti Kulkarni breaks into World Top-50 PANAJI: Goan Woman Grandmaster Bhakti Kulkarni achieved her highest ever World ranking when the World Chess Federation announced its latest rankings on August 1. National Woman Champion Bhakti was placed 74th in the July, 2019 list. She jumped to 38th surpassing former national champions Soumya Swaminathan, Vijayalakshmi, etc. Bhakti’s recent scintillating play in the …

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Chennai Lions roar as Goa Challengers let them slip through

UTT MEDIA New Delhi India’s star player Sharath Kamal tapped into his bag of experience to give Chennai Lions a nerve-wracking 8-7 victory over Goa Challengers in the Ultimate Table Tennis here on Wednesday. The World No 32 first shepherded a shaky Petrissa Solja to collect two crucial Mixed Doubles points for his side; he, then, absorbed a big scare …

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It is a great start that will get better: Amalraj

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Challengers were nearly there. In the end, the last push went missing and the roar from Chennai Lions was enough to let them past the spirit of Goa Challengers. In a story of so close and yet so far, Goa challengers once again showed why they are the strongest challengers for the crown in their debut …

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Football bounces aimlessly in Goa Assembly

NT NETWORK Porvorim The Sports Minister, Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar was grilled by the treasury as well as the opposition benches on Wednesday over the complete failure of the department of sports in the development as well as promotion of football in Goa, just as the legislators questioned the utilisation of crores of rupees spent over encouraging football, which is incidentally …

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DBO Fatorda overcome SCC Cavelossim, enter quarters

NT NETWORK Chinchinim Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda entered the quarterfinals of 22nd Our Lady of Merces Soccer defeating SCC, Cavelossim 5-3, at church grounds, Chinchinim on Wednesday. Don Bosoco Oratory scored through Danny Dias, Edgar Noronha, Roque Borges, Cliff Baretto and Minguel Rodrigues. SCC Cavelossim pulled three goals back through Eltrin Viegas, Joshua Mendews and Alex Rodrigues. Initially both the …

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Powerhouse Dempo SC to open season with champions Goan FC

NT NETWORK Duler Dempo Sports Club and Goan FC will throw sparkle to the Goa Football Association (GFA) 2019-2020 season through the charity match played for the benefit of Andrew Rodrigues from Vasco, at Duler stadium under floodlights this evening. Traditional powerhouse of Goan football, Dempo SC will in their first match of the season, want to start with the …

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Hosts St Sebastian progress to semis

NT NETWORK Benaulim A 45th minute strike through a free kick by Nicholas Rodrigues was enough for St Sebastian Union Club, Benaulim to register a solitary goal win against Parish Youth, Nuvem and enter the semifinals of 7th St Sebastian Union Football Tournament played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. It was the PY Nuvem team that …

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Anshuman, Shantesh, Dheeraj, Sanmay in TT finals

NT NETWORK Margao Anshuman Agarwal has set up a title clash with Shantesh Mapsekar in Junior boys singles finals while Dheeraj Rai will clash with Sanmay Paranjpe in Men’s singles finals, in the 50th Golden Jubilee edition of the All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, organised by MCC Sports Club, at MCC Krishna Karwarkar Hall, Margao. In Junior boys …

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Archana to lead Goa Challengers charge to tame Chennai Lions

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Challengers proved against Mavericks Kolkata on Saturday that Goa is capable of raising the bar against Kolkata even in table tennis after Archana Kamath shocked India’s best Manika Batra in straight sets and the rest of her teammates went on emulating the benchmark set by her. Goa Challengers has the best start in Ultimate Table Tennis …

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