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Washout against Windies gives Proteas first point

Southampton: A struggling South Africa got their first point of the World Cup after their game against the West Indies was abandoned due to persistent rain here on Monday. South Africa were 29 for two in the eighth over when rain stopped play at the Hampshire Bowl and intermittent showers meant no play was possible for the rest of the …

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Kohli mutes premature semis talks despite strong start

London: India made quite a statement with their clinical victory against holders Australia but captain Virat Kohli is not entertaining any premature thoughts or taking a place in the semifinals of the World Cup for granted. India have won both ways in their first two matches, expertly pulling off a chase in their tournament opener against South Africa before astutely …

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Yuvraj Singh quits International cricket

New Delhi: India cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Sunday announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. The left-handed batsman, who made his international debut in an ODI match against Kenya in October 2000, went on to play 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is for the side. “After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given …

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GOA BRIEFS

Princeton Rebello extends stay at FC Goa by three years PANAJI: Midfielder Princeton Rebello has extended his stay with FC Goa till the summer of 2022 as he signed a new three-year contract with the club, states the FC Goa press release on Monday. The 20-year-old has been with the club since 2017 and made his senior team debut in …

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Portugal win with a statement of intent

Porto: European champions Portugal won the inaugural Nations League with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday and on this evidence must surely be early candidates to challenge with France for next year’s Euro 2020 title. The narrow margin of the win did not express the gap in quality between the sides at the Dragao Stadium — the weakness …

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Goa’s Bhakti gets IM title

Panaji: Woman Grandmaster Bhakti Kulkarni attained one of the highest peaks of her career by obtaining the title of International Master by reaching the coveted mark of 2400 rating, according to a press release issued by Goa Chess Association. Bhakti, the former Asian and Commonwealth Champion has annexed 4 norms of International Men’s Master when only three are needed, reads …

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Argentina secure historic first point after goalless draw against Japan

Paris: At the final whistle, goalkeeper Vanina Correa fell to her knees as her teammates embraced each other. Though they had not won, they had created history. The scoreline would suggest that the goalless draw between Japan and Argentina was a dull stalemate, but that would not do justice to what Argentina achieved on a balmy Parisian evening in the …

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India continue winning momentum; keep Aussies on the ropes

PTI London Shikhar Dhawan’s classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia, denying two fallen heroes a fairytale script while sounding a warning bell for their opponents in the World Cup here Sunday. The legend of Dhawan in ICC tournaments continued to grow as his stylish 117 formed the cornerstone of a fantastic …

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Cristiane stars with a hat-trick as Brazil sink Jamaica

REUTERS Paris Brazil’s Cristiane scored a hat-trick as the former finalists sealed a superb 3-0 victory over women’s World Cup debutants Jamaica on Sunday to kick off their campaign in style. Victory at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble meant Vadao’s side maintained their perfect record in World Cup openers and also snapped a run of nine straight defeats in the …

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Turkey stun world champs France

AP Konya Turkey moved atop its European Championship qualifying group by dominating World Cup winner France in a 2-0 home victory on Saturday. Turkey has nine points from three wins and has yet to concede a goal in Group H. France had scored four goals in each of its first two wins, but this time its attack was kept quiet …

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