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MUMBAI: Like in the past few seasons, the Mumbai Indians have made a dreadful start to their IPL campaign, losing their first three games. New coach Ricky Ponting admitted his team was down on confidence. “As a group we are lacking a little bit in confidence at the moment. We have not got off to a great start so far in the tournament.

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Seekuarchchige Premachandra de Silva, better known as S.P. de Silva in rugby and soccer is at present in his mid seventies is one of the oldest living double international sportsman in Sri Lanka. S.P. is a product of Kalutara Vidyalaya, where he excelled at cricket, athletics, volleyball and soccer. While he was at school he represented Kalutara Greenfield Soccer...

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Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud who died at the age of 84 was laid to rest at a private funeral held in Sydney on Wednesday. In honour of his memory, news.com.au pulled together his 10 greatest lines in the commentary box.

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St. Peter’s emerged champions at the inaugural “Singer Cup” Inter Schools Six-a-side cricket tournament held at Thurstan grounds recently.St. Peter’s beat S. Thomas’ by 12 runs in the final.This tournament was organized by SLSCA under the sponsorship of Singer Sri Lanka.

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St. Joseph Vaz College Wenneppuwa beat St. Mary’s College Chilaw by five wickets in their 6th “Battle of the Brothers” annual cricket encounter at Sherley Corea Stadium Chilaw on April 11. Batting first St. Mary’s were bowled out for 168 runs with Shashan Dinesh top scoring on 51 runs.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today said the time has come for sports to play a greater role as a force for positive change around the world during a speech at the UN headquarters in New York. His remarks were met with broad support from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of the UN General Assembly...

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Sri Lanka Schools Under-15 cricket team emerged champions at the International U-15 Cricket Challenge for the “Tuanku Ja’afar Trophy” returned to the Island from Malaysia. Sri Lanka, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia participated to this tournament. Sri Lanka Schools under-15 Cricket team beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets in the final at Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

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Since taking over as the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the present government three months ago Navin Dissanayake faces his greatest challenge in trying to convince the International Cricket Council (ICC) as to why he has appointed an interim committee to administer the affairs of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for an indefinite period.

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PARIS, (AFP) - The Paris prosecutor’s office have opened an investigation into death threats made against Professional Football League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez by Bastia fans, judicial sources told AFP on Thursday.Thiriez, 62, made the complaint to police on Wednesday after threats made on social media, notably Twitter, sometimes in the Corsican language, before Saturday’s League...

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SINGAPORE - The combined second round qualifying draw for 2018 Soccer World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup Soccer took place in Malaysia on Tuesday. Here is a breakdown of Groups E-H. Group E: Four-times Asian champions Japan will be delighted with their Group E draw, with the scrap for second an open contest amongst the much weaker four.

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United Tractors and Equipment (UTE) recently held its inaugural Sports Day on March 7 at the Colombo Malay Cricket grounds. The event saw lively participation from employees. Chairman UTE Priath Fernando, President Prasan Fernando, CEO Riyad Ismail and Management Consultant Hari Venkatesan were also in attendance.

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St. Anthony’s College Kandy’s rugby team has not performed as well as expected this season so far. If they intend to enter the second round they have to win the next two games. They certainly have a good history, having produced match winning teams and players. But in the last two years they have not given their best for...

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President Stan Perkins and General Secretary Winston Thomas of World Masters Athletics (WMA) has clearly stated that Sri Lanka Masters Athletics (SLMA) is not recognized by the WMA and the Asian Masters Athletics (AMA) as such they cannot function as a governing body for masters athletes.

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The World Cup may be over but that does not mean you will be deprived of seeing some of the big-hitting stars of the tournament in action. A host of the top talent on display in Australia and New Zealand over February and March will be plying their trade in county cricket this summer. This includes five players who...

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We had arranged for a Chinese feng shui master to come up from London to visit our house in Woolley. I was open to anything, just trying to find things to help me stay alive. Rachael had dabbled in feng shui for a few years, so she persuaded me to have someone come and do a more personal reading for...

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Another Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendation was implemented when the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) met for the first time in Lausanne at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Coinciding with a forum, the IOC launched its new Integrity and Compliance Hotline, a new reporting mechanism for potential cases of competition manipulation as well as other violations of the...

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In 1996 when Sri Lanka won the World Cup, almost all our players were financially poor. Some players came to Australia with broken boots. Not many of them had the glory as top class cricketers. They had a hunger to be the world’s best, just like Bangladesh today. But today Sri Lankan cricketers are mostly rich businessmen playing the game to enhance...

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Former Sri Lanka captain and cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has made his mark outside the playing area by making a presentation to restructure the domestic cricket and schools tournaments to yield meaningful results, The Nation learns. Jayawardene who retired from international cricket at the end of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last month is of the view that...

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It’s April and interim committees are here again. An interim committee is an intransigent way of carrying on the status quo by other means. It is a way to recycle friendly faces into SLC. It is the back doorway for people out of favour with the old regime but is good with the new one.

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St. Peter’s College captain and playmaker Kevin Dixon made a comeback after he was concussed in his team’s opening inter-school League rugby match against St. Joseph’s College last month. He was concussed in the first half after unleashing a tackle on a Josephian opponent which helped to stop a possible try.

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