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Joby tricks in Kerala’s big win over Railways

Bambolim: There were no opening match blues for former champions Kerala as they scored a comfortable 4-2 win against Railways in a Group B encounter at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, on Wednesday.Jobby Justin was the star of the show for Kerala scoring a fine hat trick- the first of …

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West Bengal earn second win

Bambolim: West Bengal moved atop the Group A standings after a hard fought 1-0 win over defending champions Services at the Bambolim Sports Complex while Chandigarh left it late in stoppage time to score a 2-1 win over Meghalaya at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, on Tuesday.Services, playing their first …

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Maha win for Mizoram, net 3-1 in opener

Panjim/ Navelim: Mizoram and Punjab scored wins in their opening matches of the final round of the 71st Santosh Trophy Football Championships, held at the Bambolim Sports Complex and Navelim Ground respectively.At the Bambolim Sports Complex, Mizoram took on Maharashtra in a clash of former winners. The North-Easterners who were …

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India Under-17 coach de Matos gets down to business

Panaji: Luis Norton de Matos was not the highest profile coach who applied for the India under-17 coach vacancy nor was he the best qualified. From the 78 who applied for the post, there were more attractive names; a European coach was even shortlisted for the job but when the …

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Rossman Cruz score narrow win against St Anthony SC, enter final

Curtorim:  Rossman Cruz, Nagoa-Verna defeated St Anthony SC, Colva 2-1 to enter the final of the Wilred Leisure Soccer, tournament organised by Wilred Leisure Curtorim, on Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs ground Curtorim, on Sunday.Both teams started the match on the attacking note. Rossman Cruz’s coach Bengamin Barretto deputed …

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With power min in stands, stadium goes dark mid-game

Vasco: A major power failure held up a high-profile I-League clash between Churchill Brothers and Mohun Bagan for 39 minutes at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, ironically in the presence of power minister Milind Naik, who was seated in the stands. The match was being telecast live on television.Churchill Brothers …

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Navelim Villagers Union edge past Wilred Leisure, enter semis

Curtorim: Navelim Villagers Union defeated Wilred Leisure Sports Club 9-8 via the sudden death to move into the semi-final of the Wilred Leisure Soccer tournament, organised by Wilred Leisure, Curtorim, at Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs ground, Curtorim, on Thursday.Navelim started the match on the front foot and the …

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Goa’s special athletes target gold

Panaji: Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar stayed away from the dais but ‘blessed’ each special athlete individually as they prepare to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria later this month.The existing code of conduct meant the chief minister didn’t want to take any chances. He …

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Velsao pip Mormugao

Velsao/Pale: Velsao Sports and Cultural Club registered a narrow 1-0 win over Mormugao United Cultural Sports Club in the GFA Second Division football match, played at Velsao ground, on Wednesday.In the first half Mormugao enjoyed better ball possession and had their chances but their strikers failed upfront.Mormugao’s Rahul Naik took …

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