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April 9, 2015 10:59 am gmt |
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Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegunawardene has been named the chairman of Sri Lanka’s new four-member selection committee, replacing Sanath Jayasuriya. Two former wicket-keepers Amal Silva and Brendon Kuruppu, and middle-order batsman Hemantha Wickremaratne were the other members. The new co...
In Cinema
April 9, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is in the city with his three children to cheer for his team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), said he is “extremely happy” that his kids enjoyed the matches and understood the value of losing and winning. “I want my children to enjoy sports. IPL is very pe...
In Sports
April 9, 2015 9:17 am gmt |
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After missing almost six weeks following a meniscectomy on his right knee Feb. 27, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the starting lineup in Wednesday night’s 105-103 loss to the Orlando Magic. Rose scored nine points in 19 minutes and showed the flashes of aggression that the B...
In Cricket
April 9, 2015 6:08 am gmt |
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Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan cricket player has been named as the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in 2015 . Sri Lanka team-mate Kumar Sangakkara was named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in the 152nd edition, which is published on Thursday. That makes him just the second player...
In Cricket
April 9, 2015 5:22 am gmt |
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Yograj Singh, father of Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, worried his son’s exclusion from the ICC World Cup 2015 and blamed MS Dhoni saying there will be a day when he will be left to beg and become penniless and would not get any favour. Also he said that, Dhoni was nothing. He has become a [&he...
In Sports
April 8, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh is starting a new idea to work out. He has developed interest in the e-commerce and planning to launch a start-up fund in the name of “ You, We Can Ventures”. Yuvi, the 2011 World Cup’s ‘Man of the Tournament’ did not make it to the World Cup squad this year, but [&hellip...
In Sports
April 5, 2015 11:46 am gmt |
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Mieko Nagaoka, a 100 years old Japanese woman, has completed the FINA masters swimming competition in Matsuyama. She has completed the target in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds by swimming 1,500 meters and has kept a world record. She started masters swimming in Japan at the age of 84 and at 8...
In Sports
April 5, 2015 2:37 am gmt |
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The first leg of the 71st Bradby shield will be played on the 9th of May at the Pallekelle Trinity College Rugby Stadium. It will also serve as an ‘A’ Division schools league tournament fixture. The 2nd Leg of Bradby Shield Encounter will be played on the 23rd of May at the Colombo Royal Sports Compl...
In Sports
April 4, 2015 10:16 am gmt |
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The youngest cricketer to play in a first-class match in England has retired from the sport, aged 19. Yorkshire Academy player Barney Gibson cancelled his contract with the county to pursue other career opportunities. Wicket keeper Gibson was just 15 years and 27 days old when he made his debut again...
In Sports
April 4, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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Situation at Sri Lanka Cricket fell into further turmoil this morning as Sri Lanka Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned with immediate effect from the panel appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee to pick the next national coach. The panel is meeting at SLC today to shortlis...
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April 4, 2015 6:43 am gmt |
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Suresh Raina will begin a new chapter in his high-profile life as he gets ready to marry at a star-studded function at Delhi’s The Leela Palace hotel on Friday. And the cricketer happily reveals that his dream girl Priyanka Chaudhary has been chosen by his mother. “The best thing is that ...
In Sports
April 4, 2015 4:49 am gmt |
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Two hours before the Miami Open semifinal, Novak Djokovic practiced his returns in an empty stadium, the ball coming at him quickly because his hitting partner stood several feet inside the baseline to emulate big-serving John Isner. The drill helped. Djokovic achieved a breakthrough service break ag...
In Europe
April 2, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Copenhagen is a sister city of Hamburg, Germany. Germany will be the host country for the summer Olympics in 2024. So, Copenhagen wants in, too. The Copenhagen mayor said that he is already in dialogue with Hamburg’s mayor to hold some of the events in Copenhagen and helping Hamburg. So since the dec...
In Sports
April 2, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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The minister of sport and tourism Navin Dissanayake apparently request to Kumar Sangakara to reconsider (retirement) and play for the country for at least one more year. Sangakkara is the second highest scored in the ODI cricket 14,234 runs with 25 centuries and 53 half-centuries. He is the only Sri ...
In Sports
April 1, 2015 7:54 am gmt |
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Australia have been crowned world champions after a six-week, 49-match World Cup tournament full of big scores, big hits, big crowds and the occasional burst of left-arm pace bowling. Their comprehensive final victory over fellow co-hosts New Zealand in Melbourne gave them the world title for a fifth...