Sports

Ten-man Man City sunk by third-tier Wigan in Cup shock

Views - 4 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: Manchester City were sensationally knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday by third-tier Wigan Athletic who beat the 10-man Premier League


Dialog powers 139th Royal-Thomian ‘Battle of the Blues’

Views - 40 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata Plc, has extended its corporate backing for the fourth consecutive year


England coach Trevor Bayliss says Twenty20 internationals should be scrapped

Views - 7 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

BBC: International teams should not play Twenty20 cricket, according to England coach Trevor Bayliss. England beat New Zealand


Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner

Views - 7 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:27

Reuters: Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday. Watson holed a bunker shot at the 14th hole to set the


Players buying into “messiah” Hathurusingha

Views - 27 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:27

by Madushka Balasuriya One tour, three formats, three series wins. First tours as head coach don’t come much better than that, and for Chandika Hathurusingha, it has been an ideal start to his tenure as head coach of the Sri Lankan national side.


Clifford Cup Rugby Football-semi finals

Views - 31 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:26

By Shamseer Jaleel Navy hold the edge Navy Sports Club will be on a better footing when they lock horns with the Havies outfit today, in the first semi-final which will be worked off at the Racecourse rugby grounds. Kick-off is scheduled at 4 pm. Nav


Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres, runs 6.34 seconds

Views - 7 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:23

Reuters: World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the US indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday. Fellow American Maurice Greene had held the record of 6.3


Lennox Calyanaratne to play for Trinity

Views - 36 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:12

By Shamseer Jaleel Former Royal Number 8 and fly half Lennox Calyanaratne will represent Trinity College in their rugby season in 2018. According to reliable sources, Calyanaratne’s parents had gone to obtain the release letter from the Royal Coll


Elephant House, Keells Krest add more excitement to 84th Joe-Pete ‘Battle of the Saints’

Views - 11 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:12

Elephant House and Keells Krest will once again support the ‘Battle of the Saints’ Big Match between St Joseph’s College and St Peter’s College as its Food, Beverage and Ice Cream Partner for 2018. Now in its 84th consecutive year, this thr


HNB sponsors Royal College Rowing Club for 2018/19

Views - 42 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:12

Sri Lanka’s premier private commercial bank, HNB PLC came forward recently to sponsor the Rowing Club of Royal College Colombo for the year 2018/19, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the agreement between HNB, Royal Colleg


Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Views - 2 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:07

London (Reuters): Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive FA Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town to earn Jose Mourinho’s side a quarter-final tie at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. The Belgian has


Hathurusingha says Bangladesh knowledge helped team

Views - 14 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Sylhet (AFP): Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha said on Saturday his inside knowledge of Bangladesh helped his side come out on top in all three formats.


Sri Lanka hosts Architects’ Asia Cup (T20) 2018

Views - 30 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

As an effort to strengthen the interrelationship between Architects in the region through cricket, the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects


Suarez and Alba give Barca win

Views - 4 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Eibar (Reuters): Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory


South Korea’s Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open

Views - 5 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Adelaide (AFP): South Korea’s Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women’s Open by three shots at Adelaide’s Kooyonga golf course on Sunday.


Kandy show their class

Views - 18 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Kandy kicked off their campaign at the Clifford Cup 2018 knockout rugby tournament in grand style when they outclassed Sri Lanka


All round performance helps Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

Views - 8 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Sylhet AFP: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 international to complete a 2-0 series sweep on Sunday.


New Lankan Premier League set to clash with CPL and T20 Blast

Views - 10 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has finalised dates for its Lankan Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament, but its ability to attract foreign


New world No.1 Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open

Views - 10 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Rotterdam AFP: Roger Federer celebrated his impending return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th title.


India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20

Views - 8 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Johannesburg (AFP): Shikhar Dhawan blasted 72 off 39 balls as India defeated South Africa by 28 runs at the Wanderers on Sunday


Inconsistent Woods five back of clubhouse lead at Riviera

Views - 11 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:52

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods finished five shots back of clubhouse leader Tom Hoge after mostly struggling off the tee in the first round of the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California on Thursday.


Mirpur pitch gets ‘below average’ rating

Views - 8 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium has been rated “below average” by the ICC for its performance in the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As a result, the Mirpur ground has received one demerit point, which w


South Korea’s ‘Iron Man’ wins first Asian sliding gold

Views - 11 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea’s “Iron Man”, Yun Sung-bin rocketed to the men’s skeleton gold on Friday to become the first athlete outside Europe or North America to win an Olympic sliding medal after dominating the event a


Napoli lose at home, Arsenal and Milan win away in Europa League

Views - 9 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

ZURICH (Reuters) - Napoli went down 3-1 at home to RB Leipzig, Arsenal and AC Milan enjoyed comfortable away wins, and Borussia Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi scored twice to secure a 3-2 victory in Europa League last 32, first leg action on Thursday.


Ishant to join Sussex for first two months of county season

Views - 6 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Ishant Sharma is to join Sussex for the first two months of the 2018 county season as an overseas player.


France scrumhalf Parra ruled out of Six Nations

Views - 7 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been ruled out of France’s Six Nations campaign after his club, Clermont Auvergne, said on Thursday he would undergo knee surgery.


Hasitha Boyagoda wins Ryde Gold Medal

Views - 16 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Under-19 player and current Trinity College Under 19 skipper, Hasitha Boyagoda won the Ryde Gold medal which is awarded for the “Best All round Boy” at Trinity. He will receive his award at the College prize giving which took place rece


Mahmudullah rues Bangladesh indiscipline

Views - 6 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: For only the fourth time in T20I cricket, Bangladesh brought up 100 runs in the first 10 overs. Then they went on to make their highest total in the format, with two of their top-order batsmen stringing important partnerships together a


Navy through to semi final

Views - 10 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Navy Sports Club pulled off a dramatic 36 points (4 goals, 1 try, 1 penalty) to 28 points ( 4 goals) win over Police Sports Club in their Clifford Cup knockout rugby quarter final encounter which was worked off at the Racecourse Grounds yesterday. At


Donald Steel 2018 tees off today

Views - 11 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

The much looked forward to Donald Steel tournament for 2018 will take place at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort today. Tee off is scheduled for 7.30 a.m. Voted as one of the 100 most beautiful courses in the world and number one in the Asian subc


Today's Columnists

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


Sri Lanka needs sensible and sound leadership

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Asia section of the print edition of the Economist, under the headline ‘Beasts and Monsters’, said: “To critics of Mahinda Rajapaksa


Something happened out there, but what’s going on in here right now?

Friday, 23 February 2018

I have a confession to make. Yours truly has really lost track of what’s happening in the arena we call national politics.


Putting ‘Yaha’ into ‘Palanaya’ – could standards be the trick?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

I will from the outset indicate that this is not about politics, even though popular terminology cannot be resisted if one is to get the message across. We are driven by emotions and the media is only adding fuel to the fire. If one takes a step back


Columnists More