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July 29, 2015 6:49 am gmt |
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The death of former Rugby player, Wasim Thajudeen was not accidental but a murder, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed. The former Havelocks SC captain Wasim Thajudeen was killed, apparently, in a road accident in Colombo On 17th May 2012. But his family members said that there w...
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July 29, 2015 6:16 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka pace bowler Chanaka Welegedara has decided to migrate to Australia after being cold shouldered by the national selectors during the recent home series against Pakistan. Sri Lanka’s leading cricket club Tamil Union which Welegedara captained last season hosted a farewell dinner to the left a...
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July 28, 2015 12:36 pm gmt |
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board members met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today (Tuesday). IOC President Thomas Bach chaired the meeting which is expected to discuss the 2020 Summer Olympics after Japan’s decision to scrap and completely revise plans for its controversial Nati...
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July 28, 2015 6:03 am gmt |
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Though he has reached the end of his international cricket career, Pakistan Test captain Misbah ul Haq is planning to call time if the much-awaited series against arch-rivals India happens at the end of the year. “I know very well that there is not much cricket left in me. Yes, I want to play a...
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July 27, 2015 6:34 am gmt |
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Sepp Blatter last night (Saturday) assured Vladimir Putin that Russia had Fifa’s “complete trust” as hosts of the next World Cup finals, in spite of the crises that have sparked calls for it to be stripped of the tournament. Blatter and Putin met ahead of the qualifying draw in St.P...
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July 26, 2015 12:39 pm gmt |
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Tillakaratne Dilshan has joined an elite club of international cricketers by reaching 10000 One-Day International (ODI) career runs, during the 5th ODI against Pakistan at Hambantota. In doing so, he has become only the 11th international cricketer in achieving the prestigious feat and just the fourt...
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July 25, 2015 1:25 pm gmt |
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Defending champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timings ahead of Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull in Friday’s second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. There was a major scare in the morning session when the red flag came out as Sergio Perez flipped his Force India car on turn 1...
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July 25, 2015 1:22 pm gmt |
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Pakistan team’s tour of Zimbabwe next month and a planned tri-series ODI tournament have been called off after a mutual understanding between the two countries. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official confirmed to PTI that the tour was officially called off. “It is true we were having second thoughts...
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July 25, 2015 1:19 pm gmt |
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India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world ahead of the likes of football superstar Lionel Messi in a list prepared by London School of Marketing. Dhoni also pipped football star Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy Murray in the list of the w...
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July 25, 2015 1:17 pm gmt |
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High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was on Saturday appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul Van Ass, who was unceremoniously sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India President Narinder Batra. The 61-year-old, who has been associated with Indian hockey for close to three ye...
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July 25, 2015 1:13 pm gmt |
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Former India pacer S. Sreesanth and two other cricketers, who were discharged of spot-fixing charges by a Delhi Court on Saturday, found it tough to control their emotions and said they were desperate to make a comeback after two years of ignominy. Sreesanth, Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan and...
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July 25, 2015 4:59 am gmt |
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Oman’s fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued Thursday when they qualified for next year’s World Twenty 20 in India. A five-wicket win over Namibia at the ICC qualifying event in Malahide near Dublin saw the Gulf minnows reach their first major international tournament. Victory also...
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July 24, 2015 11:34 am gmt |
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived in St Petersburg yesterday (Thursday), making his first official trip abroad since announcing in June that he would step aside amid the worst crisis in his federation’s history. Blatter will be at tomorrow’s (Saturday) draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifying c...
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July 23, 2015 12:28 pm gmt |
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Carlos Chavez, the arrested head of Bolivia’s soccer federation, arrived in Santa Cruz yesterday (Wednesday) where he will serve time in one of Latin America’s most violent prisons to prevent him from fleeing ahead of his trial over corruption charges over a reported $400,000 in diverted ...
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July 23, 2015 11:06 am gmt |
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Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich appeared in a Swiss court yesterday (Tuesday) to face drink driving charges after he caused an accident involving three cars in May 2014 which left no one injured. His alcohol blood level was almost three times over the drink-driving limit, according to Swiss ...