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Veteran sports journalist Bernie Wijesekera passed away this morning after a brief illness.

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:14

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps was arrested Tuesday in his home state of Maryland for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, police said.

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:14

Srinath Silva who died of a heart attack in his sleep on Tuesday morning at the age of 66 was one of the shortest cricketers ever to grace the cricket fields of Sri Lanka.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:47

After months and weeks of deliberation Sri Lanka Cricket finally settled for former captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach of the national cricket team for the next two years.It is after 16 years that a full-time home-grown individual has been appointed to that post. Former Sri Lanka vice-captain Roy Dias was the last ‘local’ to be appointed a full-time coach in...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka women’s 400m champion Chandrika Subashini finished first in her heats to qualify for a place in the 400m final at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium yesterday. Chandrika got a superb start and took a clear lead to finish the heat in 52.78 seconds. She was followed by Kazaksthan’s Yulia Rakhmanova in...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka Rugby Union president Asanga Seneviratne got down to the role of a coach and left with a 12-member team to contest the  Sevens event at the Asian Games now taking place in South Korea.Seneviratne, a former Sri Lanka fly-half and Sevens exponent, took over the reins after the team’s coach Setafano, a Fijian, quit saying he was rejoining his country’s national team as a player.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Mobitel Senior General Manager Marketing Nalin Perera hands over the sponsorship cheque to Sirira TV Sales Manager Lalantha Jayasekera at the Sports 1st-Mobitel Platinum awards launch held at Qbaa restaurant on Friday. MTV CEO Adithya Ray and Sirisa TV assistant Sales Manager Manilal Fernando are also present.   

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka youth rugby hit a high note with a refreshing message that nothing was impossible on the Asian stage as they pulled off a least expected 31-6 win over Chinese Taipei in their last match of the Under-20 Asian championship at the Race Course ground in Colombo yesterday.The start of the match could have sent the few Sri Lankan...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Royal College bagged the National Schools Games 2014 Table Tennis Under-15 Title when they beat Dudley Senanayake College Tholangamuwa 3-0 at S. Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium, Mount Lavinia. On their way to the final the Royalists brushed aside Sussex College, Kandy in the quarterfinals and the more fancied Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda by 3-1 in the semi-finals.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

DS Senanayake College beat St. Joseph’s College on first innings in their Singer Cup Under-19 inter school cricket tournament which concluded at Darley Road yesterday.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Western Province North emerged champion of the Prima Cup Under-15 Inter Provincial Cricket tournament at the SSC ground yesterday winning on the Duckworth and Lewis method.Western Province North beat Southern Province by 50 runs according to the D/L system.Ten teams participated in the tournament in two groups. Southern Province team advanced to the semi final as champion of Group A while...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Dilroy Fernando has been appointed by the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) as coach of match officials (COM) for the rugby event at the on-going Asian Games in South Korea.The rugby matches at the Games start on September 30 and end on October 2 and Fernando’s role will be to review the performances of referees.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Tennis players from St. Peter’s College completed a rare tennis Double when they won the National Schools Tennis Championship Gold medal for 2014 at the SLTA courts at Greenpath on Thursday.Having won the All Island Overall Inter School Tennis title, for the eighth time in 10 years in July, the Peterites completed the rare feat which only they themselves have done in 2007...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Golfers from China stole the show at the Sri Lankan Airlines Golf Classic organized by Victoria Golf and Country Resort at Rajawella yesterday.At the end of day two in the men’s gross Lu Shiasuang of China with 66 points was one shot ahead of Victoria’s Sujeewa Lankatillake (65). Other top scorers were Sanjay Wettimuny 47, March Chicano 51, Husang Wanjian 48 and Sri Lanka’s Rohan...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

It’s been quite a summer for you. Happy with how it’s gone? - Moeen: I’m happy that I’ve managed to stay in the England side through the summer and to perform and win games also which is a good feeling. Yes I think it’s been a good summer and to top it off Worcestershire have been promoted to Division One of...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Cricket - Antonians must regain past glory  St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota was once a major force in inter-school cricket but, sadly, their standards have declined and they now play in the schools division II tournament. The team this season looks formidable with the services of nearly six last-year players and it’s up to coach Tharaka Gunaratne,...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The Mercedes Trophy Asian finals was held for the 24th time in Brisbane, Australia where golf enthusiasts from nine countries teed off vying for a chance to qualify for the world finals, soon to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. The tournament, which spanned from August 12-15, brought together Mercedes Benz owners who took great pleasure in enjoying not just golf but...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Chances are pretty good that if any of us ever earned a $1.45 million cheque, we wouldn’t forget to pick it up. And yet that’s exactly what happened to Caroline Wozniacki after she finished runner-up to Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki gathered her trophy and her gear and took off, returning a short while later to claim her prize money.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The appointment of former captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach may not have satisfied the entire hierarchy of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) but it made one thing quite clear that Sri Lanka had at least moved away from the obsession of appointing foreign coaches for the national cricket team.There was a time when foreign coaches were needed to help sustain...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Tendulkar House under the captaincy of Yeshan Wickremarachchi won the overall championship of the annual 8-a-side inter-house cricket tournament held to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the CCC School of Cricket at Thurstan grounds.Sobers House finished second while last year’s champions Jayasuriya House had to be satisfied with third place.Dineth Jayakody of Sobers House was picked the Most Promising...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

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