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The Sri Lankan rugby squad will leave on Sunday (May 3) to contest two matches in the Asian Five Nations series in the Philippines. Fly half Fazil Marija captains the team with Kandy Sports Club coach Johan Taylor also accompanying the team. Sri Lanka will play against Kazakhstan on May 6 and take on either...
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Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Keyes deprived Pakistan of getting back into the match as they associated in a 273-run unbroken stand for the first wicket after the touring team posted a huge first innings total of 628 in reply to the home team’s 332 on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at Khulna yesterday.
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St. Joseph’s College have proved beyond doubt that their win over traditional rival St. Peter’s College in their opening match in the inter school League rugby championship was no flash in the pan as they hounded Kingswood College with a reassuring 24-17 win at Longden Place in Colombo last Saturday.
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The Commercial Credit women’s basketball team emerged overall champions of the 10th Ram Ratnavale MSBA Knock-out Basketball Tournament 2015 beating the Nations Trust Bank 42-39 in a nail-biting and keenly played match at the Henry Pedris Courts recently.
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SAN FRANCISCO, California, - World number one Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth won their matches on Thursday to set up mouth-watering showdowns for a place in the last-16 at the WGC-Match Play Championship.McIlroy took care of Brandt Snedeker 2-up to set up a grudge match with FedExCup champion Billy Horschel as the American won 3&2 over Jason Dufner…
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SYDNEY, - Cricket Australia have dismissed as “highly speculative” media reports that Michael Clarke and David Warner will be offered A$50 million ($39.37 million) contracts to defect to an Indian-financed rebel cricket league. Fairfax media on Friday quoted unnamed sources as saying Clarke and Warner would be targeted as “priority acquisitions” on lucrative 10-year deals to play in an...
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CAPE TOWN - Dav Whatmore has signed a four-year contract to coach Zimbabwe, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. “We signed a contract yesterday which is going to be a four-year deal,” Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase said in a press conference. Whatmore was unveiled as coach in December on...
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Three boys and three girls have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the Sudirman Cup World Team badminton tournament to be held in Dongnan, China from May 10 to 17.The boys team consist of Roshan Kumara, Tissara Nimmika and Dhakshika Gunatillake while the girls team consist of veteran player Thilini Jayasinghe, Lekha Shihani and Achini Ratnasiri. All these players…
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Michael Schumacher’s 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner’s champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on 26 April.Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway...
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O’Sullivan, 39, broke snooker rules by lining up a shot with the chalk but was not reprimanded by the referee during his match against Stuart Bingham. A World Snooker spokesman told BBC Sport it will look into the incident. “The referee is unaware, Ronnie is too but for me, that is a foul. You are not allowed to do that,”…
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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was the toast of the English game as he carried off the PFA Player of the Year award. The 24-year-old Belgian has scored 18 goals across all competitions for his club this season, helping the Blues win the Capital One Cup and putting them on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010.
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Rugby fans in Kandy will be kept busy next Saturday with the important clash for the Bradby Shield between Trinity and Royal to be played at Pallekelle Stadium. There will be two other games on May 9 in Kandy. St. Anthony’s will take on S. Thomas’ and Dharmaraja will meet Science College. On Sunday May 10 is another important game…
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Introduction of boxing at Mahanama College Colombo has earned them the privilege of hosting the 42nd LV Jayaweera Memorial Boxing Championship for the first time that will be held from 7th to 11th May. This is an inter-schools event and 400 pugilists from all over the country will participate in the meet. This is the first time that boxers...
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Unbeaten half centuries by Suresh Wickrama (52 not out in 26 balls with 5 sixes, 2 fours) and Suresh Niroshan (64 not out in 29 balls with 4 sixes, 6 fours) and a inspired spell of bowling by Dinusha Gunatillake (5-1-11-5) propelled Interpharm to a nine wickets win over Finlays Colombo in the ongoing 13th David Pieris Group of Companies…
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Luxe Asia scored a double, clinching the first two places at the 14th Travel Trade Sports Club Bowling Championships 2015, Sponsored by Amaya Resorts and Spas for the fourth successive year, concluded at the Strikes Cosmic Bowling Centre, Excel World on Saturday.
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An 18-member girls football team from Sri Lanka which was to contest the Under-14 Asian Girls’ Football Tournament returned to the island Tuesday afternoon after they were evacuated following Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.All systems were ready to kick off the tournament on Sunday in Kathmandu when the disaster struck.
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Iran international Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh has been handed a nine-month ban by the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) after being found guilty of attacking a fan in Qatar last week.Video footage showed the 23-year-old reaching out to strike a fan with his left hand following Persepolis’ 3-0 AFC Champions League defeat to Lekhwiya. The defender could also be seen shouting at…
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Keen competition can be expected when 35 schools participate in the inaugural under-17 Girls Schools Cricket Tournament scheduled to begin next week. The tournament will be conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association in collaboration with Sri Lanka Cricket. These 35 teams will be divided into 11 groups and played on league basis.
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What Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) requires today is something similar to the 19th Amendment to put all its ills right. The passing of the 19th Amendment draft bill in parliament last Tuesday brought great relief to the people of Sri Lanka for it allowed them the freedom to become free citizens instead of living under a cloud of uncertainty and threat throughout their lives.

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Cricket will be played among old boys of eight leading schools in a new format at the Premadasa Stadium in August. This is organised to attract large crowds as done in big matches played between these schools and will be called The Colombo Big Match.Old boys of these eight schools will be contesting in the two day competition...
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