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October 2, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Veteran spinner Rangana Herath believes that Kusal Mendis who is 16 not out will be the key to Sri Lanka getting anywhere close to saving or winning the first Test against Pakistan being played at Abu Dhabi here.  “Kusal he is the key. He needs to bat as much as he can. We also have […]...
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October 2, 2017 3:45 am gmt |
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England can still win the Ashes even if all-rounder Ben Stokes does not go to Australia, says all-rounder Moeen Ali. Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and video footage emerged that allegedly showed him in a brawl on Monday. The England and Wales Cricket Board said S...
In Cricket
October 1, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be considered for international selection until further notice after his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, the ECB said on Thursday (September 28). The announcement came a day after Stokes was included in England’s squad for the Ashes tou...
In Olympic
September 29, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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The U.S. Olympic snowboarding team are getting ready for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Members spoke to reporters in Park City, Utah on Wednesday (September 27) during the Team USA Media Summit. Among the topics of discussion were the South Korean terrain, which boarder Nate Holland said was fam...
In Cricket
September 28, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara says he will miss cricket “terribly” but believes he is retiring from the first-class game at the right time. Sangakkara, 39, made 35 not out in his final first-class innings for Surrey against Lancashire on Wednesday. He is fifth on the list of all-t...
In Sports
September 28, 2017 3:55 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry congratulated athletes at the Invictus Games Foundation reception on Tuesday (September 26). The Invictus games feature more than 550 injured and wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations competing in 12 adaptive sports. Prince Harry said the Invictus athletes w...
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September 26, 2017 4:21 am gmt |
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Basketball star LeBron James has praised the American football players who have protested against Donald Trump, and accused the US president of “using sports to try and divide us”. Trump said on Friday that NFL players who fail to stand during the national anthem should be sacked or suspe...
In Cricket
September 25, 2017 10:07 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s cricket board Sunday asked all national players and its employees to cooperate fully with an ICC investigation following allegations by former players of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee had directed players and staff t...
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September 25, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday (September 24), but missed out on his bid to set a new world record. Prior to the race, Kipchoge, fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang and Ethiopia’s Keneni...
In Cricket
September 25, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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Indian cricket vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday (September 23) said despite having 2-0 lead in the series, they cannot take things for granted against Australia in the third one-day international (ODI) match in central city of Indore. A win on Sunday (September 24) will give India a 3-0 unassa...
In Sports
September 24, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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Caroline Wozniacki won her third Pan Pacific Open title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 in Tokyo. The 27-year-old former world number one, who had lost all six of her previous finals this year, stormed through the first set in 22 minutes. Pavlyuchenkova improved in the second set, but her...
In Football
September 24, 2017 3:57 am gmt |
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Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the Vatican on Friday (September 22) gave Pope Francis a Peruvian national soccer team jersey ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against the Pope’s home-team Argentina. According to reports, the pontiff warmly received the gift from Kuczynski. However...
In Sports
September 23, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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 Jaffna’s vaulting queen Anitha Jagatheeshwaran once again renewed her own SL record in the Pole Vault at the 43rd National Sports Festival started in Matara yesterday. Anitha who already renewed the SL record less than a month ago at the National Athletics Championship with 3.47m went over 3.4...
In Cricket
September 23, 2017 6:59 am gmt |
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Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became only the third Indian to take a hat-trick as the hosts demolished Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI on Thursday, continuing their dominating run over the listless visitors. Chasing 253 on a tricky surface, Australia once again had no answer to the guile of w...
In Football
September 22, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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The FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy was on Friday (September 22) unveiled in a colourful ceremony in India’s southern Kochi city. A vibrant cultural programme showcasing the traditional art forms of the state was held to reveal the trophy. It was unveiled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Inter...