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May 13, 2015 5:15 am gmt |
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Tom Skujins of the Hincapie Racing Team pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win on the third day of the Tour of California on Tuesday (May 12). The 23-year-old Latvian started the day in 95th position, 42 seconds behind Brit Mark Cavendish, but ended the day with a 32-second overall lead and the y...
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May 12, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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For the third year running after the ruckus he had created in 2012, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will not be allowed to witness the key IPL cricket contest between his side Kolkata Knight Riders and home team Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on May 14. “No, he will not be allowed as the [&hel...
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May 12, 2015 7:10 am gmt |
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Legendary cricketer Kumar Sangakkara experienced the ugly side of immigration for the first time. The Sri Lankan was reportedly questioned repeatedly by an immigration officer when he arrived to play for county side Surrey. This despite him visiting the UK just weeks back for a county match vs Essex....
In Football
May 12, 2015 6:50 am gmt |
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Manchester City have held talks with highly-rated Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. City’s representatives travelled to Turin to speak to the France international over a potential transfer to the Etihad Stadium. However, dethroned Premier League champions City face stiff competition as the 22-year-old ...
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May 12, 2015 5:57 am gmt |
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Champaka Ramanayake has been reappointed as Sri Lanka’s fast-bowling coach after two years away from the role. He replaces Chaminda Vaas, who parted ways with SLC at the end of April. “The appointment takes effect from June 1 and Ramanayake’s appointment will cover three inbound tou...
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May 12, 2015 5:32 am gmt |
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Exiled batsman Petersen completed his 50th first-class hundred, from 153 balls, in the final over before lunch on day two of Surrey’s Division Two match against Leicestershire at The Oval. The 34-year-old South African-born batsman had not reached three figures in a recognized match since Old Traffor...
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May 12, 2015 4:40 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission organized the 2015 Sports Gala on Sunday, 10th May, 2015, at the Malay Cricket Club grounds, Slave Island. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra was the chief guest on the occ...
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May 11, 2015 11:02 am gmt |
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Malaysia’s diving team prepared for the biennial Southeast Asian (SEA) Games today (Monday), hoping to win all eight gold medals in the upcoming Games in Singapore. Diver Ooi Tze Liang, the first male to win a diving gold medal for Malaysia in the Commonwealth Games, was practising at the Natio...
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May 11, 2015 10:00 am gmt |
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Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan are set to resume with a series to be played in the United Arab Emirates in December. The announcement of three tests matches, five one-day internationals and two T20 games came in Kolkata yesterday (Sunday) after a meeting between the countries’ gover...
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May 11, 2015 9:24 am gmt |
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Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to become the Mutua Madrid Open champion. Murray claimed an extraordinary 6-3 6-2 victory in one hour and 28 minutes as he dethroned clay king Nadal in front of his Spanish fans. It was the 10th 1000 Masters title of Murray’s career but his first o...
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May 11, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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SLC is in talks with Jonty Rhodes, the former South Africa batsman and current Mumbai Indians fielding coach, to work with the Sri Lankan team for a ten-day stint in the lead-up to the home series against Pakistan in June. “Jonty has given us an offer and we hope to talk to him and finalize [&h...
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May 11, 2015 5:50 am gmt |
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For the third time in four years, the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers required a Game Seven to decide who moves on in the playoffs after the Rangers beat the Caps 4-3, yesterday (Sunday). Chris Kreider scored twice at the Verizon Center, and Rick Nash and Dan Boyle tallied in the third perio...
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May 10, 2015 9:36 am gmt |
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Over 11,000 runners took part in the Strongman Run at the Nuerburgring race circuit on Saturday (May 9), tackling 23kms (14 miles) of obstacles around the track. Obstacle races with water hazards, crawl-tunnels, climbs and slides are big business for promoters and popular with athletes who like the c...
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May 10, 2015 7:32 am gmt |
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Andy Murray booked his place in Sunday’s final of the Madrid Masters with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Saturday (May 9). The second seeded Scot followed up last week’s title in Munich, his first on clay, with another strong showing. He broke last year’s losi...
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May 10, 2015 7:28 am gmt |
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There was more misery for Bayern Munich’s head coach Pep Guardiola with his side losing 1-0 at home against Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday (May 9).  The Bavarian giants, who were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League, found themselves down to ten men with 12 minutes played whe...
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May 10, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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Former Sri Lanka Cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has undergone an unpleasant experience with a UK Immigration officer on 7th may night when he arrived in London. The veteran cricketer tweeting about his experience a short while ago has described it as ‘rude, patronizing and extremely discourteous in...
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May 10, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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Hours after former England captain Strauss was confirmed as the national team’s director of cricket, Moores’s second stint as coach was cut short after a disappointing year in charge of a struggling team. Strauss has been tasked with resurrecting England’s fortunes, starting with home series against ...
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May 9, 2015 12:23 pm gmt |
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The world number one finished four shots behind joint leaders Kevin Na and fellow American Jerry Kelly. Na backed up his opening-round 67 with a three-under 69, while 48-year-old Kelly shot a seven-under 65 on day two. England’s Ian Poulter is among the group of players tied for 13th alongside ...
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May 9, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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The New York Rangers saved their season with a 2-1 win over Washington in Game Five of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Friday (May 8) after defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored in overtime to seal the victory. The Capitals lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 with Game Six set for Washington on...