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Elvis Gomes set to become Goa Football Association chief

Elvis GomesPanaji: Elvis Gomes is all set to become the president of Goa Football Association (GFA) after Savio Messias withdrew his candidature for the post.  Read more »

Lusofonia Games to begin in Goa from Saturday

Lusofonia Games to begin in Goa from SaturdayPanaji, Jan 18 - Over 800 athletes from 12 Portuguese-speaking countries will be slugging it out for glory at the Lusofonia Games, which will begin in Goa Saturday.  Read more »

Soumyajit Ghosh to spearhead Indian TT squad in Lusofonia Games

Soumyajit-GhoshPanaji, Dec 27 : Reigning National Champion Soumyajit Ghosh will lead the Indian table tennis team at the third Lusofonia Games beginning Jan 18 in Goa.  Read more »

Portuguese Commonwealth games postponed

Portuguese Commonwealth games postponedPanaji, Sep 23 - A combination of incomplete infrastructure and the likelihood of Lok Sabha polls sometime early next year has forced the organizers of the Portuguese Commonwealth games to reschedule the event for mid-January next year.  Read more »

Six suspected bookies detained in Goa

Six suspected bookies detained in GoaPanaji, May 27 : Six people suspected of being bookies involved in the spot fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been detained in Goa Monday, a spokesperson said.  Read more »

Football to open 2013 Lusofonia Games

FootballPanaji, March 21 :  A game of football will open the 2013 Lusofonia Games in Goa, which will be thrown open in November this year.

The Lusofonia Games, the Portuguese equivalent to the  Read more »

Vengsarkar among ex-cricketers to feature in Super Sixes tourney

Vengsarkar among ex-cricketers to feature in Super Sixes tourneyPanaji, Oct 13 : Top former cricketers including Dilip Vengsarkar and Lalchand Rajput will test their cricket skills, years after retirement, at a corporate cricket tournament which begins here Sunday.  Read more »

Benefica may soon play with Goa soccer team

Benefica may soon play with Goa soccer teamPanaji, Aug 30 - Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.  Read more »

Churchill Brothers' ground lease to be cancelled

Churchill Brothers' ground lease to be cancelledPanaji, Aug 7 - Goa's BJP government has begun the process of cancelling the controversial lease of a playground given to the Churchill Brothers football club run by two Congress leaders.  Read more »

Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup

Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World CupPanaji, July 16 - Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.  Read more »

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Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

Ishant-SharmaSouthampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday.  Read more »

Moeen's six for helps England win against India in Southampton Test

Moeen-AliSouthampton (UK), July 31 : England predictably beat India on the fifth and final day of the third Test between the two sides played here, to level the series one all.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »