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Navelim shoot one goal winner to book final spot PONDA: Navelim Sporting entered the final of 31st St Anne’s Festival Inter-Village Soccer 2019 organised by Ponda Footballers and SAG, played at Animal Husdandry ground Curti Ponda on Saturday, after scoring a solitary goal against Goan Warriors Tivim in the semi-final on Saturday. Prestly Gomes was the goal scorer who converted …

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Shastri-led coaching staff gets extension but Bangar’s role under scanner

Birmingham: The Indian coaching staff, including chief coach Ravi Shastri, might have been handed a 45-day extension after their contract ended with the 2019 World Cup, but the position of assistant coach Sanjay Bangar is under the scanner as certain sections within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) believes that he should have done a better job. …

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With no return tickets, Team India forced to stay in England till final

New Delhi: India has left the World Cup but the World Cup is yet to leave the Men in Blue as Virat Kohli and Co are forced to stay in England till the final of ICC World Cup 2019. India’s sudden exit from the semifinal after an 18-run defeat to New Zealand on Wednesday, has not only left billions of fans …

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Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic final

London: Roger Federer will take on Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon after downing great rival Rafael Nadal. The 20-time Grand Slam champion downed the Spaniard 7-6 (7-3) 1-6 6-3 6-4 in their first meeting at the All England Club in 11 years, halting the world No 2’s 17-match winning streak. He will now take on world No 1 …

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Barcelona sign Griezmann for €120m

Barcelona: Barcelona has added a third star talent to its already world-class attack. France forward Antoine Griezmann agreed to join the Spanish champions on Friday after Barcelona said it paid the buyout clause to free him from rival Atletico Madrid. Griezmann will strengthen an attack led by Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez after agreeing to sign a five-year contract, the …

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India gear up for a do-or-die tie against North Korea

Ahmedabad: Embarrassed by Tajikistan in the opening match, hosts India will be desperate for a better show when they take on North Korea in a do-or-die match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament, here on Saturday. Defending champions India suffered a 2-4 defeat against Tajikistan on July 7 and that result has placed them in a precarious position in the race …

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Ex-England striker Peter Crouch retires at 38

London: Former England striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement at the age of 38, ending the 19-year career of one of the country’s most recognizable and charismatic soccer players. The 2.01-meter (6-foot-7) Crouch made his English league debut in 2000 with Queens Park Rangers and went on to play for eight more clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham. He spent …

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Becker’s memorabalia auction raises over 680,000 pounds

London: An online auction of German tennis great Boris Becker’s trophies and memorabilia has raised more than 680,000 pounds ($852,652), with his 1989 U.S. Open trophy attracting the highest bid of 150,250 pounds. The 51-year-old was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in connection to a debt to private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co, and the company dealing …

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India eves move six places to 57th spot

New Delhi: India women’s team has made big strides in the FIFA rankings ladder moving up six places to the 57th position in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings. India have impressively broken into the top sixty and are now ranked higher than giants Iran or Jordan. Indeed, Maymol Rocky’s side are now ranked 11th in the AFC ladder, much …

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England steamroll Australia for a place in final after 27 years

Birmingham: England snuffed out Australia’s title defence and stormed into the Cricket World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five-time champions in the second semifinal on Thursday. Eoin Morgan’s men skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lop-sided battle between the hosts and the holders at Edgbaston. Jason Roy …

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