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Agnelo’s hat-trick scripts victory for Davorlim

Benaulim: A hat-trick by Agnelo Colaso enabled Sporting Club of Davorlim to register a 3-0 win over UC Nerul and enter the semifinals of Cana Benaulim Soccer Tournament played at St John the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Sunday. Dominating the play in both the sessions, Davorlim’s pick of the lot, Agnelo Colaso, bulged the nets in the 10th, 20th and 34th minute. The teams played on level terms in the second session which saw no goals coming forth.

Tanisha in badminton sub-junior nat’l ranking final

PANAJI: Goa’s Tanisha Crasto along with her partner Aditi Bhatt from Uttarakhand, have reached the final of the All India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament which is underway at Hyderabad. They knocked out Delhi’s third seeded pair of Deepshikha Singh and Likhita Srivastava 21-13, 21-15 in the semi-finals. In the final, they face Shruti Mishra and Shailja Shukla from Uttar Pradesh.

FC Goa sign Spain’s Carlos Peña

PANAJI: FC Goa have signed 35-yr-old Spanish full back Carlos Peña. He will be adding plenty of experience to the Gaurs’ backline having made over 500 appearances and coming through the ranks at Barcelona, representing their C and B teams before moving to play for Albacete in the Spanish second division. Peña said, “I am very glad to be joining this exciting project that Sergio (Lobera) is building. I can’t wait to finally meet my new teammates and to begin working with them. I am very ambitious about this coming season and am confident we can improve on what the club did last year.”

Kamryn, Johann to represent India at World Bridge C’ships

PANAJI: Goa’s 15-yr-olds Kamryn Menezes and Johann Pinto will be representing the nation and participating in the 17th World Bridge Youth Team Championships from Aug 8-18 in Wujiang, China. They will participate in the U-16 event for Koc University Trophy.

YMCA Titans pull off a shocker

PANAJI: YMCA Titans lost to DBO Fatorda in a shocker finishing 49-41 on the 8th weekend of the Challenge League. In the overall standings of the Challenge League table, YMCA Titans still hold the lead with 10 points with basket difference of 69; Siolim Basketeers aer close behind in second position with 10 Points and 46 basket difference. In the third and fourth position are Lourdes Basketeers club (8 pts and difference 59) followed by DBO Chargers (8 pts and difference -19). The top three teams will qualify for the A League to be held in October this year.

 

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