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Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia

Views - 6 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Saransk, Russia (Reuters): Japan upset 10-man Colombia 2-1 in a dramatic match on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat South American opponents at the World Cup.


ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

Views - 9 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal has escaped a more severe ball-tampering charge because the ICC


CH&FC overall champions

Views - 11 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

CR&FC won the battle but lost the war due to non-participation at the initial leg at the same venue two weeks earlier


Red Bull F1 team to use Honda engines from next season

Views - 8 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Red Bull will switch from Renault to Honda engines next season, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.


England smash ODI world record against Australia

Views - 6 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: England surpassed their world record ODI score of 444 as they went past that total against Australia with more than four overs still to bat at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Tuesday.


Griezmann signs new deal with Atletico after rejecting Barca

Views - 7 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France’s World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts


Revan Kelly’s exploits make him second to one

Views - 11 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

A schoolboy batsman of the highest calibre, a prolific scorer in all three formats of cricket, is none other than Best Batsman-Runner-up Revan Kelly, the Josephian batting prodigy, who possesses the rare quality of being able to adjust to any version


Mexicans jubilant over World Cup win trigger earthquake sensors

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany. Elated fans waved M


Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to fend off bankruptcy case

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Former tennis champion Boris Becker has claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings by taking up a role with the Central African Republic as a sports envoy. Becker, 50, was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in


Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury: Djokovic

Views - 2 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Former world number one Novak Djokovic says overcoming the mental challenge will be Andy Murray’s biggest obstacle when he returns to tennis after a long-term hip injury. Murray, who has been sidelined for almost a year since losing in the


Messi’s penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland: Maradona

Views - 10 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Diego Maradona says Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss was not the reason Argentina failed to defeat Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday. Messi saw his spot kick saved by goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson after Alfred Finnbogason had


Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

Views - 16 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday. The f


CR edge out CH in Dialog Inter-Club Rugby Sevens

Views - 6 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel CR&FC edged out CH&FC 21-12 to secure the second leg of the Dialog Inter-Club Rugby Sevens 2018 which was worked off at the Racecourse rugby grounds yesterday. CH ended on number three in the first leg and the second place in the s


Australia upset with Ireland’s ‘blocking’ of fullback Folau

Views - 14 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Australia are considering lodging a complaint with match officials against what they consider Ireland’s illegal blocking tactics on fullback Israel Folau, according to Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham. Ireland edged the second test 2


Belgium outclass Panama in 3-0 win

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Belgium’s creativity and power proved too much for World Cup debutants Panama as the Group G favourites overcame the heroics of goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and a massed defence to run out 3-0 winners on Monday. It took a wonderful dipping voll


SLADA steps up efforts to fight doping in local sports

Views - 162 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda In an effort to limit the use of doping agents in the local sports industry, the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency (SLADA) and Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday. T


Ball-tampering hearing scheduled after Chandimal denies charge

Views - 115 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to ball-tampering charges, prompting a hearing into the episode after the conclusion of the ongoing second test against West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.


Chandimal charged with ball-tampering

Views - 19 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:02

REUTERS: Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with altering the condition of the ball in the second test against West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.


Milo President Trophy 2018 Kingswood march into semifinals

Views - 26 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:01

Kingswood College, with a dominant performance, progressed to the semifinals of the Milo President Trophy 2018 when they beat Trinity College by 24 points (2 goals, 2 tries) to 15 points (1 goal, 1 try, 1 penalty) at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium yeste


Authorities across Asia battle illegal gambling surge ahead of World Cup

Views - 12 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Hong Kong (Reuters): Law enforcement and regulatory forces in Asia say they are gearing up to fight illegal gambling operators who have ramped up activities in the region ahead of the World Cup, making use of savvy technology and cryptocurrencies to


Iran need to score their own goals against Spain, Portugal

Views - 5 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: An own goal in stoppage time seemingly sent from the heavens gave Iran a 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup opener but they will need their own players to find a way to score against heavyweights Spain and Portugal if they hope to advan


Ice man Ronaldo comes up with the goods yet again

Views - 7 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Sochi, Russia (Reuters): Cometh the hour, cometh the man and where football is concerned there is no man quite like Cristiano Ronaldo.


Spain’s Costa first player to be awarded World Cup goal through VAR

Views - 8 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Sochi (Reuters): Diego Costa’s equaliser for Spain against Portugal on Friday was the first time a World Cup goal was awarded after a review from the video assistant referee (VAR).


Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Views - 8 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Moscow (Reuters): Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi’s tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes Ha


Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

Views - 3 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Kazan, Russia (Reuters): France needed the help of the first World Cup penalty awarded after a video review and a deflected Paul Pogba goal to get their World Cup campaign underway with a scrappy 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday.


Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2018

Views - 17 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

On Wednesday, cricketers from all parts of the country, boys and girls, are set to gather at the BMICH main hall in Colombo to receive their honour for all the hard work put on the field during the ended school cricket season.


Kavisha Dilhari’s performances is more than her promise

Views - 4 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Kavisha Dilhari’s contribution has been the cornerstone of the Rathgama Devapathiraja College emerging as champions in the All-Island Girls’ Schools Cricket Championship in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


‘Naive’ Afghanistan have mountain to climb, says coach

Views - 6 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Bengaluru (Reuters): Afghanistan have a long way to go before they can challenge the leading test nations and the best way to bridge the gap is to play regularly against their ‘A’ teams, coach Phil Simmons said after the team’s deflating long-f


Emergence of a rising star in Raveen Yasas of Devapathiraja 

Views - 9 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Emerging Schools Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year and Best Batsman Raveen Yasas of Devapathiraja College, Rathgama, is a highly experienced fifth-year Coloursman who has also played in the Provincial tournament and the Premier League; a keen student o


VGCR stamp their class

Views - 46 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Victoria Golf and Country resort stamped their class when they won both Ladies and Gents events at the second Victoria Gregory Golf Derby which took place at the beautiful Victoria Golf and Country Resort (VGCR) at Rajawella recently.


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Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of


Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h


Confusion in Maldivian opposition is to Yameen’s advantage

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The ongoing confusion in the ranks of the Maldivian opposition, barely three months before the presidential election, works to the advantage of the incumbent President and candidate of the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), Abdulla Yameen.


Implications of inward FDI on China: Lessons to be learnt

Saturday, 23 June 2018

China overtook the United States to become the largest trading nation in the world in 2014. China is the second largest economy in the world behind the United States and the largest exporter in the world. It is referred to as the factory of the world


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