Norma Godinho

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

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Cricket Buzz: Lehmann quits social media

Cricket Buzz: Lehmann quits social media

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

The 49-year-old's Twitter account was hacked on Monday and the hacker had posted derogatory anti-Iran tweets.

Tennis: Serena breezes into second round in Auckland

Tennis: Serena breezes into second round in Auckland

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

A round-up of tennis matches played on Tuesday.

EPL: 'Solskjaer needs time to make lasting impact at United'

EPL: 'Solskjaer needs time to make lasting impact at United'

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

'It's not easy to handle a team at a big, big club... always demanding to win competitions and every manager needs time. I have the feeling United started to play the way he wants'

Labuschange: The South African who makes Australia proud

Labuschange: The South African who makes Australia proud

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

From a lower order batsman to one of Australia's prolific Test run-getters, Marnus Labuschange has carved his spot in the Australian line-up. The highest run-scorer in a calendar year in Test cricket in 2019, 'mind-blowing' Labuschange is now looking to break into the one-day team for the tour of India.

Football focus: Rudiger's racism investigation closed

Football focus: Rudiger's racism investigation closed

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

Rohit ready for challenging New Zealand tour

Rohit ready for challenging New Zealand tour

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

I am really happy what we could achieve as a team. If you know me, at no stage of my career has personal glory been important. The milestones (2442 runs in a year as opener) are fine but winning every series is what we focus on, says Rohit, who is keen on winning a big ICC event before hanging up his boots.

McDonald to coach Australia for India ODI tour

McDonald to coach Australia for India ODI tour

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Langer puts faith in deputy ahead of ODI series in India: 'He's an excellent coach, we've got other excellent coaches to back him up. I said to him I won't ring him, I'll let him go. He said 'I might ring you', that's the difference. He'll do a really good job'

Bushfires: Can we all work on climate reversal, pleads Ashwin

Bushfires: Can we all work on climate reversal, pleads Ashwin

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Former spinner Shane Warne on Monday had announced he would auction his Baggy Green cap to raise funds for victims of devastating bushfires in Australia.

FA Cup PHOTOS: Arsenal edge past Leeds after inspired 2nd half

FA Cup PHOTOS: Arsenal edge past Leeds after inspired 2nd half

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

'We changed our attitude, desire and organisation at halftime and then we were completely different. It was good for my players to learn and to suffer on the pitch'

Bushfire smoke could affect Australian Open matches

Bushfire smoke could affect Australian Open matches

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Smoke-induced interruptions likely at season's first grand slam.

PIX: South Africa mount rear-guard to save Test after Sibley, Stokes show

PIX: South Africa mount rear-guard to save Test after Sibley, Stokes show

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

IMAGES from Day 4 of the 2nd Test played at Newlands in Cape Town on Monday

Ranji round-up: Bengal notch up three points against Gujarat

Ranji round-up: Bengal notch up three points against Gujarat

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

A round-up of results from the Ranji Trophy matches played on Monday.

Commonwealth C'ships: IOA gets World Archery backing

Commonwealth C'ships: IOA gets World Archery backing

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Shooting's international federation (ISSF) has also confirmed complete support to India for hosting the proposed Commonwealth championships.

2nd T20I: How Holkar ground staff plan to counter dew

2nd T20I: How Holkar ground staff plan to counter dew

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

The ground staff at the Holkar Stadium in Indore have adopted a new technique in hope to counter the dew during the 2nd T20I on Tuesday.

ATP Cup PIX: Djokovic, Nadal punish opponents

ATP Cup PIX: Djokovic, Nadal punish opponents

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won their matches for their respective countries on Day 4 of the ATP Cup on Monday.

PHOTOS: Ranveer's special b'day wish for Kapil

PHOTOS: Ranveer's special b'day wish for Kapil

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Actor Ranveer Singh, who essays the role of Kapil in the biopic '83' -- a movie about India's famous World Cup triumph -- posted pictures of the man himself with the cast of the movie and with director Kabir Khan.

Secret of Rohit's success: No room for negativity

Secret of Rohit's success: No room for negativity

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

"Honestly speaking, I stopped thinking about Test matches long time back", says Rohit Sharma, who made a superb return to the five-day format in the series against South Africa. The India opener also had a successful 2019 in white-ball cricket, says he is no longer bothered by criticism.

VOTE! India's top sportsperson in 2019

VOTE! India's top sportsperson in 2019

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

Was it badminton sensation PV Sindhu, who became the first Indian to win the World Championships gold medal? Or is it the young shooting progidy Saurabh Chaudhary? Or his India colleague Elavenil Valarivan, who recently took over as World No 1? What about India's heroes on the cricketing field -- Virat Kohli? Rohit Sharma?

'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.

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