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China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement after failing to overcome "chronic" injuries.

Full Article Friday, 19 September 2014 15:27

Former Sri Lanka billiards and snooker player and national champion for many years Henry Boteju died yesterday after a brief illness, a family spokesman told The Nation.

Full Article Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:49

Sri Lanka Cricket selectors have picked a 25-member strong preliminary Under-19 squad which they said was in preparation for an Australian Youth tour of Sri Lanka starting on September 21 and ending on October 10.

Full Article Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:18

Former president and immediate past president of Sri Lanka Cricket Upali Dharmadasa is of the view that appointing an interim committee would be the best solution to overcome the current crisis that has hit the game’s governing body in the country.“It’s very upsetting the way things are happening it’s a complete breakdown of the system I don’t think...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

A team from Sri Lanka known as the Southern Express lost their opening match of the Champions League T20 tournament when they were beaten by New Zealand’s Northern Districts at Raipur in India yesterday.The match was a qualifying round contest and the Southern Express team batting first in a match reduced to 10 overs because of rain made 93 for 5.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

It will be another Sri Lanka-Singapore final at the 9th Asian Netball Championships in Singapore today.In the semi-finals played yesterday Sri Lanka overcame Hong Kong 57-42 and defending champions Singapore beat Malaysia 46-39 in two tough contests.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

WELLINGTON: Richie McCaw scored his 25th Test try to help New Zealand to a 14-10 win against South Africa in the Rugby Championship in Wellington. All Black captain McCaw crossed over in the corner from a reverse pass by Kieran Reid after a clever cross-field kick from fly-half Aaron Cruden. Cornal Hendricks had earlier put South...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

KARACHI: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract.Sources in the PCB told PTI that before leaving for India with the Lahore Lions team for the Champion...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Iran clinched the 10th Asian Youth Boys Volleyball Championship at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday beating Japan by three sets to one (25-11, 25-22, 25-23). It was Iran who took control of the first set moving on to a fine lead and held onto it till the completed the set at 25- 11 in only 19 minutes.The second set saw Japanese...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka is no longer looking at itself as the dwarf of international rugby or willing to play second fiddle at least on the Asian stage following a string of eye-opening performances in the on-going Sevens circuit.The sentiments could not have been expressed any better than by the man who leads from the front, Fazil Marija, who believes the time...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

The MCA Premier League tournament for the Singer Trophy will be worked off from September 20 to November 1 with the matches to be played at six venues, namely MCA, De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa, BOI Katunayake, NCC, P.Sara Oval and Bloomfield. The participating teams in this year’s tournament are MAS Unichela, Hatton National Bank, Sampath Bank, MAS Active Trading, Seylan Bank,...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

The Colombo Branch of Old Boys’ Association of St. Thomas’ College, Matale and the Colombo Branch of Science College Matale have organised a ‘Cricket Fiesta’ for the second successful year at the GH Buddhadasa grounds, Pelawatta (next to Speed Drome) from 9.00 am today (September 14).

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

St. Sebastian’s College Katuneriya beat Devapathiraja College Ratgama by three wickets in their Singer Cup Under-19 inter school cricket tournament at Katuneriya yesterday.Devapathiraja: 175 (Avishka Chenuka 45, Ashen Kanchaka 37, Ramindu Nikeshala 31, Asitha Fernando 4/32, Roshen Fernando 2/44) and  83 (Nilanka Rukshitha 20, Prasanna Karunawansha 18, Sachin Thamel 4/4, Sudara Priyamantha 3/14, Roshen Fernando 2/37)...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

West Indies celebrated their 500th cricket Test match by taking lunch at 61 for no loss on the first day of their second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia yesterday.The West Indies openers, debutant Leon Johnson partnering Kraigg Brathwaite, were untroubled in their approach to keep Bangladesh at bay on the historic day.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Trinity College beat President’s College Kotte by an innings and 77 runs in their Singer Cup Under-19 inter school cricket tournament yesterday at the Asgiriya, Stadium in Kandy.Arjuna Jayasinghe of Trinity scored 147 in 131 balls with 19 fours and a six.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

The past students of Isipathana College Colombo, the 1973 Batch, will meet for fellowship on September 20 (Saturday) at Green Gardens Kirilaponne, from 5pm to 10pm.Your presence at this occasion to promote camaraderie among the Old Pathanians of the ’73 Group, and to discuss ways of assisting our school, will be deeply appreciated.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Ananda College Colombo present boys emerged champion at the Colonel Henry Steele Olcott Memorial cricket Sixes organized by the Maliyadeva College Old Boys’ Association when they beat Dharmasoka College.Ananda (Colombo), Dharmaraja (Kandy), Maliyadeva (Kurunegala), Mahinda (Galle), Dharmashoka (Ambalangoda), Nalanda (Colombo), Rahula (Matara) and Dharmapala (Pannipitiya) contested the tournament.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Australia survived a late rally from Argentina to win their Rugby Championship match 32-25 on the Gold Coast and move into joint second. Captain Michael Hooper scored a try in each half for The Wallabies and fly-half Bernard Foley kicked 17 points. Argentina picked up a bonus point, but were unable to record their first win in the competition despite scoring three tries.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Rajasinghe Central College Hanwella emerged champions of the Singer Trophy Under-15 Division Three Inter School Cricket tournament recently.They beat Royal College Moneragala by 100 runs at the MCA ground on Friday.Royal Moneragala won the toss and decided to field conceding 204 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs with Gihan Harshana making 71 in 69 deliveries with 10 boundaries and two sixes.

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

NEW YORK: A federal judge has thrown out a class-action lawsuit accusing the United States Tennis Association of underpaying the hundreds of umpires who work the U.S. Open each year.In a decision made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan agreed with the USTA that the umpires were independent contractors rather than employees, and not entitled to...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

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