Kvitova back in Grand Slam big time

Views - 6 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:28

MELBOURNE (Reuters): After a year in the Grand Slam wilderness, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returned to the limelight with a 6-2 6-1 thrashing of American teenager Amanda Anisimova to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals yester

Liverpool dig deep to see off Palace in Anfield goalfest

Views - 5 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:26

Reuters: Premier League leaders Liverpool recovered from a poor first-half display as they came from behind to beat an impressive Crystal Palace 4-3 in an enthralling clash at Anfield on Saturday. The win, secured by late goals from Mohamed Salah and

Pacquiao dominates Broner in unanimous decision win

Views - 8 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:24

(Reuters) - WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao showed flashes of his past brilliance as he delivered a dominant performance to earn a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday. The 40-year-old Filipino multiple worl

Nuwan Pradeep out of Aussie series

Views - 7 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:22

Sri Lanka Cricket said yesterday that Nuwan Pradeep, who is part of Sri Lanka’s Test squad touring Australia for the two Test series, has sustained an injury and will be out of the series. He has sustained a Grade 1 strain in his left hamstring. Th

Manchester City ease past Huddersfield to close gap on Liverpool

Views - 4 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:22

REUTERS: Manchester City barely got out of second gear as they easily beat bottom club Huddersfield Town to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points on Sunday. Danilo’s deflected shot gave City the lead in an opening half i

Cricket Australia work to fix Gabba lights ahead of day-night SL Test

Views - 5 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:22

BRISBANE, AFP: Cricket Australia was Friday desperately working to find out why floodlights failed in a Big Bash League game at the Gabba, barely a week away from the venue hosting a day-night Test against Sri Lanka. The match between Brisbane Heat

Hazlewood ruled out of Sri Lanka series; uncapped Richardson in

Views - 4 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:22

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the test series against Sri Lanka due to a back injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Saturday. Jhye Richardson, uncapped at test level, has been called into the squad i

Twin centurion Patterson and Holland shine on another disappointing day for Sri Lankans

Views - 6 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: The Sri Lankan batsmen ended the three-day practice match in Hobart without a half-century between them in either innings, as they stumbled against the left-arm spin of Jon Holland on day three. The visitors had in fact been modest the

All-Island leader Navod relaxes after giant leap

Views - 5 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

After his giant leap last week, with a staggering vote addition of closer to 5500, Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College has settled in at top position of the All-Island Schools segment, as the 14th week of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popula

Teams prepare for Adventure Race World Championships in Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

The Adventure Racing World Championships will be held in Sri Lanka in December this year, and ahead of entries opening in February, teams are preparing for the most competitive and high profile expedition adventure race of the year, and the opportuni

Ronaldo expected in Madrid Tuesday for tax fraud trial

Views - 3 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10

MADRID (Reuters): Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion in which Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and a fine. The Portuguese striker, who left Real Madr

Kyrgios is better on court than behind mic, says Federer

Views - 5 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Roger Federer’s third round masterclass against American Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open yesterday drew gushing praise from bad boy of tennis Nick Kyrgios during a guest commentary gig for the host broadcaster. Federer, how

Dembele and Messi see off Levante but Barca Cup hopes in doubt

Views - 4 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarter-finals. However, Barca’s status in a compet

Gatland shows interest in coaching Lions on 2021 tour

Views - 2 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Reuters: Wales coach Warren Gatland has had what he called “informal conversations” about leading the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2021. Gatland, who will step down from his Wales role after this year’s World Cup, coac

Murray pulls out of next month’s Marseille Open

Views - 1 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Reuters: Andy Murray has pulled out of next month’s Marseille Open as he “may have to undergo surgery again”, the tournament organisers said yesterday. Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last January and was knocke

Sanchez set for Man United return but Fellaini out injured

Views - 1 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Reuters: Alexis Sanchez is ready to return for Manchester United but Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out with what caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described as a “long-term” calf injury. Chilean forward Sanchez missed the 1-0 Premier League

CH continue winning streak in round two

Views - 13 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel CH &FC continued their winning streak in round 2 of the Inter Club league when they beat Sri Lanka Air Force by 29 points (5 tries, 2 conversions) to 22 points ( 4tries, 1 conversion) at Ratmalana yesterday. At the short breather A

Bradby Shield dates confirmed

Views - 9 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

The 75th BradbyShield encounter between Trinity College and Royal College will be played on 11 May at Pallekelle. The second leg of the tournament which will be considered as a friendly will be worked off at the Royal Sports Complex on 25 May. Trinit

Cousins set unique record at St. Joseph’s

Views - 7 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

St Joseph’s College has enjoyed phenomenal success in recent times, churning out champion teams in cricket, rugger, soccer, basketball and swimming and has frequently hugged the headlines for its splendid performance in sports – so much so that t

Aggressive Sharapova eliminates holder Wozniacki in Melbourne

Views - 3 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round yesterday.

Barty party continues with Sakkari win

Views - 1 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Ashleigh Barty eased past Greek Maria Sakkari 7-5 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open yesterday, keeping alive local hopes of a home women’s champion. Australians have had limited success in the tournament

Federer serves up Fritz blitz to reach last 16

Views - 3 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Roger Federer celebrated his 100th match at the Australian Open yesterday by giving young American Taylor Fritz a centre court schooling to reach the last 16 and set up a mouthwatering clash with ‘Next Gen’ champion Stefanos

Kerber completes Australian horror show at Rod Laver Arena

Views - 2 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Birthday girl Angelique Kerber thrashed Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1 6-0 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open yesterday and complete a late-night horror show for the locals at Rod Laver Arena. On the day o

Muguruza stars in late, late show at Melbourne Park

Views - 3 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Garbine Muguruza claimed a 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 win over Johanna Konta early yesterday to reach the Australian Open third round and etch in her name into the record books as the winner of the latest starting match in the tournament’s

Chahal, Dhoni script India’s ODI series victory in Australia

Views - 2 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his third successive half century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory in the series-deciding third one-day international against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday.

Solid outing for Labuschagne as Sri Lanka’s batting stutters

Views - 4 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: On day two in the day-night tour match in Hobart, virtually everyone in contention to play the Test next week had a modest outing, with the exception of legspinning-allrounder Marnus Labuschagne. Most in the Sri Lanka top order got star

Relief for Sri Lanka as Mendis cleared of serious injury

Views - 5 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: An X-ray has cleared Kusal Mendis of any serious injury, after he had taken a fierce blow while fielding at short leg on the first day of the tour game against the Cricket Australia XI, in Hobart. A powerful sweep from Jake Doran

Coca-Cola sponsors 2019 Mercantile Cricket Academy ‘D’ Division 40-Over League Tournament

Views - 3 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Coca-Cola recently stepped forward as the official sponsor for the Mercantile Cricket Academy (MCA)’s annual ‘D’ Division 40-Over League Tournament. The sponsorship was officially initiated at the MCA premises. Conducted over the course of nin

SLIIT celebrates sporting excellence of student athletes at Colours Awards 2018

Views - 2 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

SLIIT, the nation’s largest degree awarding institute celebrated and recognised student athletes for their impressive achievements at the annual Colours Awards ceremony 2017/2018 held recently. The gala event, organised with great pageantry took pl

Graf backs Williams to surpass Court’s Grand Slam record

Views - 6 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Reuters: Serena Williams will eventually overtake Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles even if the American fails to equal the mark at the ongoing Australian Open, according to former world number one Steffi Graf. Williams was eight week

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