All stories by Norma Godinho
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'Every game of cricket is challenging, every series is challenging'Rediff.com4 Dec 2019
'When cricketers, coaches, captains, managers, franchise owners focus on the prize, they forget the process.' 'You can't win every game. Getting better is all about making mistakes.'
Did umpiring error help England win World Cup?Rediff.com4 Dec 2019
'It is unfair to look at one decision, one ball out of 600-plus on the day and say that was the reason one team won and one team lost.'
Hindi commentators add spice to NBA in IndiaRediff.com13 Nov 2019
'I never imagined that there would come a day when the NBA game would be seen and heard by Indian fans in their own language.'
Select your Indian team for the 1st TestRediff.com13 Nov 2019
Virat Kohli's men lock horns with a fairly inexperienced Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium and it could be a stroll in the park for the hosts.
How poker changed their livesRediff.com14 Oct 2019
Four individuals who have taken up poker professionally tell Norma Godinho/Rediff.com how their stars have changed for the better.
How India can find the next Sunil ChhetriRediff.com7 Oct 2019
Former Manchester United and Mumbai City forward, Uruguay's Diego Forlan and La Liga's managing director for India, Jose Antonio Cachaza discussed ways for India to become a footballing powerhouse. Norma Godinho/Rediff.com sat in as the duo discussed Indian football and the Spanish League's new India tie-up.
School kids light up NBA's maiden India gameRediff.com5 Oct 2019
Norma Godinho/Rediff.com reports on the pre-season NBA match played between Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
The Mumbaikar who connects the NBA with IndiaRediff.com4 Oct 2019
Vivek Ranadive, the Sacramento Kings's India-born owner, believes basketball can become India's No 2 sport.
'Poker is a game of skill'Rediff.com19 Sep 2019
Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian makes a pit stop at the Indian Poker Championship.
Wimbledon 2019: Memorable momentsRediff.com17 Jul 2019
Norma Godinho has just about caught her breath after all the action at SW19 on Super Sunday. Here are Norma's memorable moments from this year's Wimbledon.
PICS: Children bring joy to IPLRediff.com7 May 2019
Adorable pictures of the tots having a good time, adding cheer to the tournament.
RCB end nightmarish IPL with a winRediff.com5 May 2019
While Gurkeerat Mann played second fiddle, Shimron Hetmyer took charge and battered the bowling all around the park.
Blazing start puts Kolkata in driver's seatRediff.com4 May 2019
With Kolkata eyeing a spot in the play-offs, this was a must-win game for them.
Chennai done in by no show in PowerplayRediff.com27 Apr 2019
The Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- bowled well to keep the runs down and take wickets inside the Powerplay.
Watson wields his magic willowRediff.com24 Apr 2019
On Tuesday, April 23, night, Shane Watson (96 off 53 balls) went on the rampage against the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers.
Turning Point: Smith's dismissal cost Rajasthan dearlyRediff.com23 Apr 2019
With both batsmen going hammer and tongs it was guaranteed that Rajasthan would breach the 200 run mark.
Rabada, Morris wreak havoc in HyderabadRediff.com15 Apr 2019
Hyderbad went from 101/2 to 116 all out.
Turning Point: Chahar checks KKR with early wicketsRediff.com10 Apr 2019
Chahar started the rot for KKR early in their innings when he trapped opener Chris Lynn in front of the wickets as the Aussie missed a pull off a delivery that kept low. Lynn was sent back inside the first over for a duck. He came into the equation in the next over when he took a brilliant catch, running backwards, to dismiss Sunil Narine for just 6 off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh.
Turning Point: Punjab kept Warner on a tight leashRediff.com9 Apr 2019
Punjab bowlers gave nothing away, especially after taking out Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow (1 off 6) in the second over. With their middle order getting few chances to bat in this IPL, it was going to be a task for them to get going.
Turning Point: Dhoni-Raina in rescue actRediff.com1 Apr 2019
Dhoni and Raina accumulated runs in singles and twos early in the partnership, then accelerated the scoring after the 10th over.
Turning Point: Shaw the hero until the anti-climaxRediff.com31 Mar 2019
Shaw kept taking on the bowlers and ensured boundaries came in every over as he got into the 90s.
Turning Point: Agarwal turns on the screws for KXIPRediff.com31 Mar 2019
After Krunal got Gayle's big wicket, it was imperative that the required run rate be maintained and coming in at one down, Mayank Agarwal ensured that he kept the tempo going.
Turning Point: Warner takes Hyderabad by stormRediff.com30 Mar 2019
Starting from where he left off in the opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Dave creamed the Rajasthan bowling in all directions of the field, not allowing any bowler to settle down.
India report card: Perth TestRediff.com19 Dec 2018
Norma Godinho evaluates the Indians after their humiliating loss in Perth.
The sailor who made history for IndiaRediff.com17 Oct 2018
'At the Asian Games I had a dream, to stand on the podium and have the tri-colour hoisted.' 'I missed one thing in Jakarta -- the national anthem being played.' 'I hope to make it happen at the Olympics by winning gold.'
The teenager who conquered the worldRediff.com29 Sep 2018
'After I won the final I gave my father a call.' 'He said the family had followed my progress on TV and saw that I had won.' '"We are going to sleep now," he said.' 'I told him 'I am a world champion and you are going to sleep!'
Watch out for Hi-Tech at the 2018 FIFA World CupRediff.com13 Jun 2018
Technology that could change football in coming years.
PIX: 20 Classic Moments from the FIFA World CupRediff.com11 Jun 2018
Rediff.com's Norma Godinho captures classic moments from the planet's greatest sports competition: The FIFA World Cup.
Commentary with Sunny, Ravi, Harsha: Alan Wilkins reveals allRediff.com6 Jun 2018
'Sunny Gavaskar is very mischievous, Harsha Bhogle is like a schoolboy," sports broadcaster Alan Wilkins tells Rediff.com/Norma Godinho in an exclusive interview.
'If Test cricket has to survive, it has to embrace change'Rediff.com6 Jun 2018
'T20 cricket is popular because everything is faster and people want things quicker.' 'Test cricket is going to battle, but I would like to think that it is going to be around and stay around because if you ask Virat Kohli what gives him ultimate pleasure, it would be playing Test cricket for India.'
Turning Point: Ngidi's bowling spells doom for KXIPRediff.com21 May 2018
Lungi Ngidi bowled the most economical figures of this season's IPL to uproot Punjab's innings.
Turning Point: Siraj's last over heroicsRediff.com18 May 2018
Mohammed Siraj was given the responsibility to take RCB home and he repaid Skipper Kohli's trust.
Turning Point: Bumrah's magic keeps MI in the huntRediff.com17 May 2018
Once again, it was the teacher's son from Vadodara, that mysterious practitioner of lethal magic at the death who ensured that Rohit Sharma's side ended the night an improbable fourth on the IPL points table.
Turning Point: The Kane-Shikhar ShowRediff.com11 May 2018
Kane and Shikhar took the game calmly over the line to book a berth in the playoffs and all but end Delhi's chances of progressing in the competition.
Turning Point: Kaul-Bhuvi strangle RCB at the deathRediff.com8 May 2018
Once again, the Sunrisers bowlers did the job on a slow track.
Turning Point: Rahul-Stoinis do the trickRediff.com7 May 2018
Their 68 run partnership guided the Kings XI home.
Turning Point: Hales dropped by MaxwellRediff.com6 May 2018
This IPL, big totals have been chased down with ease.
Turning Point: When rain gods decided the outcomeRediff.com3 May 2018
Set to score an improbable 151 runs in 12 overs, Rajasthan fell 4 runs short.
Turning Point: Dhoni-Rayudu turn on the screwsRediff.com26 Apr 2018
The CSK duo scored 100 runs together, taking the game away from RCB.