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Growing together is our strength: Shruti Amrute

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Challengers started the Tie against Delhi Dabang losing the first game 1-2. At the receiving end was Goa’s Shruti Amrute playing her first match of the season for Goa Challengers. “I lost my first game but the loss did not really hurt me because I know the strength of my team. I knew we would bounce …

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In a first, five GPL clubs sign new coaches

NT NETWORK Duler Five Goa Professional League (GPL) teams have changed coaches for the 2019-20 season – probably the highest number witnessed in any season in Goa. Corps of Signals, Velsao Sports Club, Sporting Clube de Goa, Calangute Association and Sesa Football Academy (SFA) are the five teams who have signed new coaches for the forthcoming season and with all …

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Archana, Cheng to demonstrate intensity of Goa’s fire against Delhi

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji Goa has taken challenge in Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) to another height through nineteen-year-old Archana Kamath, who has elements of a prodigy in her. Having won five games in two ties, Goa Challengers hopes ride on the girl from Konkan as they attempt to inch to the top slot of the table after their match …

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Goan FC register facile win as 10-man Dempo SC fumble chances

NT NETWORK Duler Goan Football Club registered a convincing 2-0 win over Dempo Sports Club who fumbled chances in the Goa Football Association’s Charity Cup 2019-2020 match, played under floodlights at Duler Stadium on Thursday. Dempo coach Samir Naik fielded defender Nickson Castanha and Shallum Pires – who had signed back after spending a season with I-League outfits Churchill Brothers …

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Maina SC ride on Milagres double, reach semis

NT NETWORK Benaulim Maina SC rode on striker Milagres Fernandes’ twin strikes to thrash Rossman Cruz SC, Nagoa-Verna 4-0 and enter the semifinals of 7th St Sebastian Union Football Tournament, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Thursday. Joywin Carneiro and Jeleton Fernandes scored the other two goals for the winners. Milagres Fernandes, the speedy striker of Maina SC …

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Pilerne SC edge Milagres SC to seal semis berth

NT NETWORK Vagator Pilerne Sports Club made it to the semifinals of the 21st Vagator Soccer 2019 after registering a hard-fought 2-1 win over Milagres Sports Club, at Vagator PYSC ground, here on Thursday. Milagres started the match on an attacking note and broke Pilerne SC defence in the 14th minute when their striker Nehal Parsekar had the best chance …

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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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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

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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