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May 19, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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Rory McIlroy won for the second time in three weeks and shattered the tournament record when he clinched a seven-stroke victory at the $7.1 million Wells Fargo Championship yesterday (Sunday). McIlroy started the final round with a four-shot lead, and was never seriously challenged as he compiled a s...
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May 18, 2015 11:57 am gmt |
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Former Grand Slam tennis star Bob Hewitt has been jailed for six years by a South African court for raping underage girls. Hewitt was found guilty at his trial in Johannesburg in March of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault. Speaking at the sentencing hearing, his wife begged the court to sh...
In Cricket
May 18, 2015 11:52 am gmt |
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Brad Haddin, the Australia wicket keeper, has formally announced his retirement from ODI cricket, a day before leaving for Test tours of the West Indies and England. Amid the Australia team’s celebrations after the World Cup final victory over New Zealand in Melbourne in March, Haddin had revea...
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May 18, 2015 10:50 am gmt |
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A blind pole vaulter has realized her dream by winning a bronze medal in the Texas state high school championships. Teenager Charlotte Brown cleared 3.5m and was joined on the podium in Austin by her guide dog Vador. Brown developed cataracts at 16 weeks and had artificial lenses inserted, but her vi...
In Cricket
May 18, 2015 10:06 am gmt |
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The International Cricket Council will not send umpires to Pakistan to officiate in their upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe because of security concerns. The world governing body said local officials could instead be appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be two Twenty 20 an...
In Cricket
May 18, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Sunday (May 17) he has absolutely no doubt England will be a weaker side without batsman Kevin Pietersen when the Ashes rivalry resumes in Cardiff on July 8. Pietersen was sacked by England last year following the 2013-14 trip to Australia during which he was ...
In Cricket
May 17, 2015 7:18 am gmt |
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New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves says he did not mislead Kevin Pietersen over a potential recall to the England side. Graves suggested in March that the batsman, sacked by England in 2014, could return with good county form. But new ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss said...
In Cricket
May 16, 2015 10:58 am gmt |
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are backing a new Twenty20 league for former cricketing greats that will be played in cities around the world later this year, reports said on Friday. The report said Australians Brett Lee, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath, along with, Vaughan and Andre...
In Cricket
May 16, 2015 10:55 am gmt |
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Lanka women’s cricketers comprehensively beat the visiting West Indies team by 6 wickets in the 2nd One Day International of the 4 match series at the R Premedasa Cricket Stadium on Friday (15). Chasing a 125 run target the Lankans led by former Skipper Shashikala Siriwardene completed chase in 39.2 ...
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May 16, 2015 10:29 am gmt |
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Commenting on the incident where Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara faced an unpleasant experience with a UK immigration officer in London, the British High Commission in Colombo on Friday said their Border Force officers were trained to maintain high standards of professionalism and courtesy, especially at ...
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May 16, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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Local favorite Webb Simpson chipped in twice on his way to a share of the lead with fellow American Robert Streb after the second round of the $7.1 million Wells Fargo Championship on Friday (May 15). Simpson, who plays at Quail Hollow Club at least once a week when he is at home, used his […]...
In Football
May 16, 2015 3:05 am gmt |
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A young soccer player from Argentina’s fourth division died yesterday (Thursday) following a blow to the head he received during a game last week. The death of 21-year-old Emanuel Ortega, who had been in a coma since Monday’s [May 4] accident, prompted the Argentine Football Association [...
In Sports
May 15, 2015 9:55 am gmt |
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The new Chairman of the Athletic Association Sugath Thilakarathne said a special programme will be implemented for the promotion of athletics in Sri Lanka. Steps will be taken to continue with the measures introduced by the former board. He said that similar to the capabilities he showed in the field...
In Cricket
May 15, 2015 6:28 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka A’s lower-order collapse enlivened a short second day’s play at Pallekele, where only 32.1 overs were possible. The hosts had progressed to 311 for 5, having begun the day on 244 for 4, but lost their last five wickets for 16 runs to finish on 327. Left-arm spinners Imad Wasim a...
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May 15, 2015 6:11 am gmt |
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney faced off against former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday (May 14). The two had a comedic weigh-in to promote a charity boxing match which will be held on Friday (May 15) that aims to help cure blindness world-...