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Police outplay CH 32 points to 17

Views - 17 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:05

By Shamseer Jaleel Police Sports Club started their round two of the inter-club rugby league with a good 32 point (four tries, three conversions, two penalties) to 17 point (three tries, one conversion) win over CH & FC in their encounter played at R


Defending champion Djokovic into quarter-finals at a canter

Views - 4 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:04

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Novak Djokovic continued his imperious progress through the Australian Open draw yesterday, negotiating a potentially tricky encounter with Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last eight at Melbourne Park for the 11th time


Hayleys emerges as T20 champions at 27th Singer MCA Tournament

Views - 35 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:03

Aggressive bowling and a dominant batting line up helped the Hayleys Group T20 Mercantile cricket team clinch victory against former champions, MAS Unichela in the thrilling final match of the 27th Singer Mercantile Cricket Association Premier League


Federer shifts gear after slow start to reach Melbourne quarters

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:03

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Roger Federer regained control after a slow start against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics to march into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 win on a chilly evening at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. The six


Kvitova silences ‘soccer’ crowd to beat Sakkari in Melbourne

Views - 2 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Petra Kvitova compared the atmosphere created by Greek Maria Sakkari’s supporters on Rod Laver Arena to “a soccer match” but cut through the noise and battled back from a set down to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals


Kenin brings Gauff’s Melbourne run to an end

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:58

MELBOURNE (Reuters): American Sofia Kenin ended teen sensation Coco Gauff’s run at the Australian Open yesterday with a 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0 victory to reach her first career Grand Slam quarter-final. The 15-year-old Gauff, who had beaten defending champ


Sailing Nationals 2019 successfully held at Crow Island sea front

Views - 12 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:56

The Yachting Association of Sri Lanka (YASL), the national sports body for the sport of sailing, held the Sailing Nationals 2019 recently at the Crow Island sea front. Seven km north of Colombo’s CBD, bordering the estuary of the Kelani River, thi


Philander fined for swearing at England batsman

Views - 4 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:55

JOHANNESBURG, REUTERS: South African paceman Vernon Philander became the fourth cricketer to be fined and given a demerit point in the series against England when the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a sanction for swearing on Sunday. Ph


India bowlers set up easy win in second T20 vs. New Zealand

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:54

WELLINGTON (Reuters): India’s bowlers highlighted the balance of their side as they set up an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series


Ex-England Captain Gatting visits British School  

Views - 6 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:53

Former England Cricket Captain Mike Gatting (OBE) conducted a series of net sessions during his visit to the British School in Colombo recently. It was an amazing experience for the promising junior and senior cricketers of the British School as they


Inter Club Rugby League 2019/2020

Views - 10 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:50

By Shamseer Jaleel nCR & FC 23 points nNavy SC 19 points CR & FC commenced the second round with a hard fought win over the Sailors away in Welisara 23/19 courtesy of a late Wajid Fahmy try. Gihan Perera scored the first Navy try with the help of for


Bangladesh to host Zimbabwe in February-March

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:49

DHAKA, AFP: Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe in an international series in February-March, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Sunday. The series will kick off with a one-off Test in Dhaka on 22 February, and will also include three one-day internationals


Sandgren reaches quarter-finals for second time after Fognini farce

Views - 4 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:48

MELBOURNE, REUTERS: World number 100 Tennys Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years with an ill-tempered 7-6(5) 7-5 6-7(2) 6-4 victory over combustible Italian Fabio Fognini on Sunday. The America


Barty says proud of indigenous heritage after Australia Day win

Views - 2 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:48

MELBOURNE, REUTERS: Australian top seed Ash Barty said she was proud of her indigenous heritage but deflected questions about a contentious national holiday after advancing to the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday. The Queensland-born Barty de


Barça overpowered by rampant Valencia for first defeat under Setien

Views - 2 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:47

VALENCIA (Reuters): La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien as they were beaten 2-0 away at Valencia on Saturday. Valencia missed a chance to take an early lead when Maxi Gomez had a penalty


Barty named Young Australian of the Year

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:44

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and Grand Slam triumph at last year’s French Open. Barty was her country’s first number one women’s tennis p


Nadal meets the ‘new Nick’ Kyrgios in fourth-round blockbuster

Views - 3 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:44

Melbourne (Reuters): World number one Rafa Nadal renews his rivalry with Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at the Australian Open on Monday, as the Spaniard prepares for the trickiest test of his Melbourne campaign. Nadal has not dropp


Serena knocked out of Australian Open in shock upset by Wang

Views - 8 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:05

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Seven-times champion Serena Williams suffered a dramatic exit from the Australian Open on Friday, her earliest in 14 years, falling 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 to China’s Wang Qiang in a stunning third round upset that tore the women’s to


Djokovic puts on serving masterclass to breeze past Nishioka

Views - 5 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Champion Novak Djokovic put on an impeccable serving display against Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka to canter to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, staying on course for a record-extending eighth


Iyer fireworks give India win in T20 opener in NZ

Views - 7 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

WELLINGTON, REUTERS: Shreyas Iyer guided India to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday as the tourists showed few signs of fatigue or jet lag. Iyer scored his second Twenty20 int


Federer survives huge scare to reach last 16 on freaky Friday

Views - 5 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Roger Federer looked defeat full in the face before rallying in the 10-point tiebreaker to edge local battler John Millman in a five-set thriller on Friday night and reach the last 16 of the Australian Open. It was Federer’s 10


Tearful Wozniacki heads into retirement after Jabeur defeat

Views - 5 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): A tearful but happy Caroline Wozniacki headed into retirement on Friday after a 7-5 3-6 7-5 third-round defeat at the hands of Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur ended her participation in the Australian Open and her 16-year career. The 29-y


Defending champion Osaka fizzles out of Australian Open

Views - 7 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Defending champion Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open on Friday, falling 6-3 6-4 in a stunning upset by American teenage sensation Coco Gauff in the third round. Osaka was the third former Open winner to bow out o


Yenfoo Pakstun Challenge Trophy 2020 Havies hold the edge

Views - 9 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:01

Havelock Sports Club will lock horns with Army Sports Club in their second leg encounter which will be played at Havelock Park today. Kick-off is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. under lights. This encounter is play


Referees Society rules on Havies vs. Kandy match

Views - 272 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00

Referees Society Secretary Dinka Peiris yesterday revealed the outcome of review meeting on the Havies vs. Kandy SC match last week. Havelock Sports Club officially lodged a complaint to Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) on 12 points claiming that the Match Offi


MAS Unichela enters MCA Premier League T20 final

Views - 9 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00

Defending Champions MAS Unichela entered the final in the 27th Singer-MCA Premier League T+20 Tournament, as they beat DIMO in a thriller by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare, at the P. Sara Oval yesterday. MAS Unichela chasing 169 to win 20 overs was


Lakmal sets up Sri Lanka win in first Test against Zimbabwe

Views - 18 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

HARARE, AFP: Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka for a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare yesterday. Resuming on 30 without loss and needing 157 to make Sri Lanka bat again, Zimbabwe recovered from the loss of thr


Havies hold the edge against Army

Views - 25 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

The second round of the Inter-Club Rugby League 2019/2020 will commence this weekend with four matches to be played in Colombo. Havies favoured Havelocks, who were pushed down to third position after their two defeats in round one, will be firing on


Pakistan seek to retain T20 top spot against Bangladesh

Views - 7 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

LAHORE, AFP: Pakistan are seeking to hold on to the top world ranking and also prove again the country is capable of hosting international cricket when they take on Bangladesh in a Twenty20 series starting Friday. If the host team loses just one of t


Kilimanjaro climb inspires Muguruza for push to Melbourne summit

Views - 7 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

MELBOURNE, (Reuters): Having scaled Africa’s highest mountain during the offseason, former world number one Garbine Muguruza hopes to reach new heights at the Australian Open after suffering a tumble down the world rankings in 2019. The Venezuela-b


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