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Man Utd host Chelsea in battle to be best of the rest

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:20

REUTERS: Manchester City’s 16-point lead atop the Premier League means the most intriguing battle looks to be who will finish as runners-up with Manchester United aiming to keep their grip on second place when they host Chelsea on Sunday.


Subramaniam elected NOCSL President

Views - 92 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:01

Suresh Subramaniam has been elected the new President of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, in the first election in two decades. Running against President of the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka Rohan Fernando, Subramaniam won with


Tottenham hitting form at the right moment, says Eriksen

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Tottenham Hotspur have recovered from a minor slump earlier in the campaign and regained form at the right time, playmaker Christian Eriksen has said ahead of the team’s crucial Premier League and Champions League fixtures.


Puel backs Vardy, Kane to flourish together for England

Views - 3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Harry Kane can build a rewarding partnership to help England flourish at this year’s World Cup, according to Foxes Manager Claude Puel.


David Warner expects smarter South African bowling attack

Views - 4 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Australia batsman David Warner says he expects South Africa’s bowlers will be smarter against him than they have been in the past when his touring side play four tests against the Proteas in March.


Wales’ Six Nations hopes rest on beating Ireland: Biggar

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Wales could still win this year’s Six Nations, but their hopes of success depend on beating Ireland in Dublin this weekend, returning flyhalf Dan Biggar said on Thursday.


All Blacks fullback Barrett to return from shoulder injury

Views - 3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett will make his return to action for the Wellington Hurricanes development side on Sunday after he missed the second half of last season due to shoulder surgery.


Simpson, Noren share lead in Florida, Woods shoots even par

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Sweden’s Alex Noren and American Webb Simpson shot four-under-par 66s for the lead as Tiger Woods was at even par for the opening round of Florida’s Honda Classic on Thursday.


Rankoth appointed as President of Central Province Referees Society

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

The Central Province Rugby Referees Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Kandy Sports Club Club House last weekend. Former Sylvestrian and Kandy SC player Aruna Rankothge was appointed as the President for 2017/2018.


Man City’s Walker eager to beat ‘bitter rivals’ Arsenal

Views - 3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Manchester City defender Kyle Walker’s love for former club Tottenham Hotspur will motivate him against Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday, the 27-year-old has said.


Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut

Views - 5 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: The absence of enough power hitters may have been a concern for Multan Sultans, but they kicked off their campaign with a chase ideally suited to their line-up.


Moeen fears for test format after ‘disappointing’ Ashes crowds

Views - 3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

(Reuters) - England all-rounder Moeen Ali said he fears for the future of test cricket, claiming the “disappointing” turnout in the Ashes series in Australia had opened his eyes to the struggles of the game’s longer format.


Kandy to have perfect send off for legend Fazil Marija

Views - 16 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

Inter-club rugby for 2017/2018 will come to an end tomorrow (25 February) when the defending champions, Kandy SC lock horns with the Sailors in the final of the Dialog Clifford Cup at the CR&FC rugby grounds.


SriLankan Airlines salutes its own special Ironman Triathlete Khalid Oshman

Views - 46 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The entire staff of national carrier SriLankan Airlines hailed their colleague Khalid Oshman, the visually impaired athlete


JAT Holdings serves Sri Lankan tennis with new world-class stadium and experience centre

Views - 26 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Further reiterating its commitment to uplifting sports in Sri Lanka, the diversified conglomerate JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd recently


Iconic Galaxy sponsors ‘Colombo Swimming Club Sports Gala’

Views - 4 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan’s premium real estate developer, Iconic Developments Pvt Ltd will be sponsoring the ‘Colombo Swimming


Real rise to third after beating Leganes without Ronaldo

Views - 5 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at neighbours Leganes on Wednesday, despite coach Zinedine Zidane


Revello sweetens 139th Battle of the Blues as Official Chocolate Partner

Views - 6 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Ceylon Biscuits Ltd’s premium chocolate brand Revello, enjoyed for its rich and delectable chocolates, will sweeten this year’s 139th


George Steuart Health appointed Official Healthcare Partner of 139th Royal Thomian

Views - 70 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The premier sports medicine provider in Sri Lanka, George Steuart Health, came on board as the official healthcare


Seylan Bank Official Banking Partner for 139th Battle of the Blues

Views - 13 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Seylan Bank has become the official banking partner for the 139th Battle of the Blues Royal-Thomian cricket encounter.


Trinity meets Royal in 125th cricketing encounter

Views - 7 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Trinity College will host Royal College in their 125th cricket encounter, which will take place at the Asgiriya Stadium today and tomorrow.


Kenya captain, coach and board president resign

Views - 9 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Kenya’s captain Rakep Patel has resigned after the team returned home winless from the WCL Division Two tournament in Namibia


Klaasen takes attack to India as South Africa level T20 series

Views - 4 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Pretoria (Reuters): Heinrich Klaasen smashed 69 from 30 balls to steer South Africa to a six-wicket victory over India in the second Twenty20


Suhaib Sangani wins Donal Steel Trophy 2018

Views - 7 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Suhaib Sangani stamped his class by winning the Donald Steel Trophy 2018 which took place on 17 February at the Victoria Golf and Country Course in Rajawella.


Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done

Views - 7 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes hope


Asela Gunaratne ruled out of T20 tri-series

Views - 2 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Sri Lanka batsman Asela Gunaratne’s injury woes continue, having now been ruled out of next month’s T20 tri-series


Magical Messi finally makes his mark on Chelsea

Views - 12 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:03

London (Reuters): Barcelona’s Lionel Messi had to wait 12 years and endure a goal drought of eight games against Chelsea but he finally broke his duck in Tuesday’s (20 February) 1-1 Champions League last 16, first leg draw. The last time Barca pl


NOCSL elections heat up

Views - 35 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:03

By Madushka Balasuriya The long-awaited National Olympic Committee elections are almost upon us. This Friday (23 February), Rohan Fernando will vie for the post of NOC President against Suresh Subramaniam. Fernando and his 10-man team, which includes


Kandy book their final berth

Views - 13 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:02

By Shamseer Jaleel Kandy Sports Club continued their winning streak this season when they beat the gutsy CR & FC outfit by 36 points (2 goals, 3 tries, 3 penalties) to 26 points (3 goals, 1 try) win in their Clifford Cup knock out rugby semi-final en


Serena says ‘almost died’ after giving birth

Views - 11 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:02

Reuters: Serena Williams “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women’s world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN that was published on Tuesday (20 February). Williams had previously revealed


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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted


Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr


In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked


Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people


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