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Norma Godinho

Norma Godinho covers sport for Rediff.com. You can e-mail the author at normag@rediff.co.in

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Why Indian cricket must thank Vasant Raiji

Why Indian cricket must thank Vasant Raiji

Rediff.com2 days ago

'With his passing comes the end of Indian cricket history.'

Wimbledon: 5 moments we will never forget!

Wimbledon: 5 moments we will never forget!

Rediff.com2 Jul 2020

With Wimbledon scrapped due to the pandemic, a flashback of some of the best moments from the last five championships at SW19.

Asiad sailing champ is now a COVID warrior

Asiad sailing champ is now a COVID warrior

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

Asian Games silver medal-winning sailor Sweta Shervegar, a qualified homeopath, dons a PPE kit to become a COVID warrior in Mumbai.

SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

Rediff.com22 May 2020

Take our quiz to find out just how much you know.

Rediff.com readers help champion athlete Prajakta Godbole survive

Rediff.com readers help champion athlete Prajakta Godbole survive

Rediff.com18 May 2020

'Thanks to them, I have enough money to run my house for three months at least.'

Think you know a lot about Sport? Take this challenge!

Think you know a lot about Sport? Take this challenge!

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Norma Godinho challenges sporting know-it-alls.

Take the Sporting Challenge!

Take the Sporting Challenge!

Rediff.com26 Apr 2020

Take Norma Godinho's quiz to find out just how much you know about sport.

Lockdown: What Kohli, Rafa, Ronaldo have been up to

Lockdown: What Kohli, Rafa, Ronaldo have been up to

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

What happens when sports stars have all the free time at hand and no play?

Check out our Sports Quiz!

Check out our Sports Quiz!

Rediff.com7 Apr 2020

Take a crack at our not-so-tough sports quiz...

'Every game of cricket is challenging, every series is challenging'

'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?

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 India

Hindi commentators add spice to NBA in India

Rediff.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 Test

Select your Indian team for the 1st Test

Rediff.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 lives

How poker changed their lives

Rediff.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 Chhetri

How India can find the next Sunil Chhetri

Rediff.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 game

School kids light up NBA's maiden India game

Rediff.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 India

The Mumbaikar who connects the NBA with India

Rediff.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'

'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 moments

Wimbledon 2019: Memorable moments

Rediff.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 IPL

PICS: Children bring joy to IPL

Rediff.com7 May 2019

Adorable pictures of the tots having a good time, adding cheer to the tournament.

RCB end nightmarish IPL with a win

RCB end nightmarish IPL with a win

Rediff.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 seat

Blazing start puts Kolkata in driver's seat

Rediff.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 Powerplay

Chennai done in by no show in Powerplay

Rediff.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 willow

Watson wields his magic willow

Rediff.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 dearly

Turning Point: Smith's dismissal cost Rajasthan dearly

Rediff.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 Hyderabad

Rabada, Morris wreak havoc in Hyderabad

Rediff.com15 Apr 2019

Hyderbad went from 101/2 to 116 all out.

Turning Point: Chahar checks KKR with early wickets

Turning Point: Chahar checks KKR with early wickets

Rediff.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 leash

Turning Point: Punjab kept Warner on a tight leash

Rediff.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 act

Turning Point: Dhoni-Raina in rescue act

Rediff.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-climax

Turning Point: Shaw the hero until the anti-climax

Rediff.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 KXIP

Turning Point: Agarwal turns on the screws for KXIP

Rediff.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 storm

Turning Point: Warner takes Hyderabad by storm

Rediff.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 Test

India report card: Perth Test

Rediff.com19 Dec 2018

Norma Godinho evaluates the Indians after their humiliating loss in Perth.

The sailor who made history for India

The sailor who made history for India

Rediff.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 world

The teenager who conquered the world

Rediff.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 Cup

Watch out for Hi-Tech at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com13 Jun 2018

Technology that could change football in coming years.

PIX: 20 Classic Moments from the FIFA World Cup

PIX: 20 Classic Moments from the FIFA World Cup

Rediff.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 all

Commentary with Sunny, Ravi, Harsha: Alan Wilkins reveals all

Rediff.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'

'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 KXIP

Turning Point: Ngidi's bowling spells doom for KXIP

Rediff.com21 May 2018

Lungi Ngidi bowled the most economical figures of this season's IPL to uproot Punjab's innings.

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