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Armenia’s Ter-Sahakyan emerges champ

Taleigao: Armenian Grandmaster Ter-Sahakyan Samvel won the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament, organised by Goa Chess Association (GCA), defeating Grandmaster Jojua Davit at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Tuesday. Three GMs finished with eight points at the end of Round 10, but it was Armenian Ter-Sahakyan who finished with better tie-break point which ultimately …

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55 women from Goa to participate

Panaji: Fifty five women from Goa are expected to participate in the 1st National Women Masters Athletic Championship being organised by Goa Masters Athletic Association on June 29 and 30 at the Bambolim Athletic Stadium, Bambolim. “There will be an athlete who is 80 years old from Goa and 661 entries from women from 19 states of India participating in …

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Goan Warriors march into Cana Benaulim Soccer final

Benaulim: Goan Warriors FC Tivim entered the finals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer Tournament defeating Sai Avatar, Anjuna 7-5 via tie breaker, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Tuesday. The teams played a 2-2 draw during the regulation time. It was the Sai Avatar team from Anjuna that impressed a great deal in the first session during which …

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Stalemate in Japan, Ecuador match prompts Paraguay into quarters

Rio de Janeiro: Japan and Ecuador were left heartbroken as their 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte on Monday saw them miss out on the Copa America quarter-finals, with Paraguay qualifying instead. Uruguay, meanwhile, topped Group C as Edinson Cavani’s goal eight minutes from time gave them a 1-0 win over champions Chile, who also qualify, at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana …

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Italy shoot to glory entering last 8 after three decades

Montpellier: Italy reached the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in nearly three decades after beating China 2-0 in Montpellier on Tuesday. A 15th-minute tap in from Valentina Giacinti and substitute Aurora Galli’s fierce drive three minutes after the break saw Milena Bertolini’s side see off a committed Chinese side and match their best run in the competition …

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Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo wins bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Lausanne: The 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo after beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden, the International Olympic Committee said Monday. The Games will run from February 6-22 in 2026. Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics — in 1956 in Cortina d’Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin. Sweden has only …

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Newcomers Mauritania thrash Mali 4-1

Suez: Mali produced three stunning goals as they thumped Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania 4-1 on Monday, handing their neighbours a harsh lesson in their first ever match at the finals. Abdoulaye Diaby blasted Mali in front and Moussa Marega converted a penalty to put them 2-0 ahead by halftime. Adama Traore added a third before substituted by his …

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Bangladesh stay in hunt with Afghanistan scalp

Southampton: Shakib Al Hasan came up with a special all-round performance, steering Bangladesh to a 62-run win over Afghanistan here on Monday and keeping their semifinal hopes alive in the World Cup.  Mushfiqur Rahim (83 off 87 balls) and Shakib (51 off 69) showed their class on a difficult surface to help Bangladesh post a competitive 262 for seven after …

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GOA BRIEFS

Leon wins; Anurag, Nitish beaten TALEIGAO: Goa’s Leon Mendonca beat K Mohan in the ninth round to be on 6 points, while GM Anurag Mhamal conceded defeat to IM Mohammed Shaikh and FM Nitish Belurkar lost to statemate Niraj Saripalli at the 2nd Goa International Grandmasters Chess Tournament being played at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Monday. …

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WORLD CUP BRIEFS

Russell ruled out of WC with knee injury MANCHESTER: West Indies were dealt a severe blow ahead of their crucial match against India after all-rounder Andre Russell was Monday ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a knee injury. Russell, who had a terrific IPL prior to the mega-event, has been replaced by Sunil Ambris for the …

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