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Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal

Views - 5 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Arsenal lost further ground on the Premier League’s top four after struggling Bournemouth came from behind to beat them 2-1 on Sunday. After Hector Bellerin fired through Asmir Begovic to open the scoring for Arsenal in the 52nd minute, Ca


Ascot announces record prize money for 2018

Views - 6 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Ascot race course will offer record prize money of over 13.4 million pounds ($18 million) across 25 race days this year, excluding the season-ending British Champions Day. Prize money at Royal Ascot, the annual showcase event held at the cou


Kizzire prevails in marathon playoff to win Sony Open

Views - 6 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn over six playoffholes to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday for his second win of the PGA Tour season. Kizzire, who entered the day a shot back of the lead, carded a two-under-par 68 that put him tied a


Royal Rugby Fiesta 2018 on Sunday

Views - 99 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

The Group of ’91 will hold its annual touch rugby tournament, the Royal Rugby Fiesta 2016, on 21 January at Havelock Park from 8.30 a.m. The Group of ’91 is an alumni association comprising classmates who passed out from Royal College Colombo i


Shakib and Tamim brush aside Zimbabwe

Views - 6 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: After a see-saw 2017, Bangladesh ushered in 2018 with an eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe, in the first match of the tri-series also involving Sri Lanka. After the bowlers, led by Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, bowled out Zimbabwe


Dellon’s cricketing consistency has translated into votes

Views - 6 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Dellon Peiris, the match-winning leg-spinner of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, continues to display his prowess for yet another week in the All-Island Schools category of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Crickete


Lankan cricketers off to Bangladesh

Views - 10 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka cricket team obtained blessings on Friday prior to their departure to Bangladesh where they will take part in an ODI series which will include Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, in addition to a Test and T20 series against Bangladesh starting to


Lakshan century sees Sri Lanka home

Views - 10 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Upon winning the toss in their Group D opener, Ireland captain Harry Tector declared that he wanted his team to post a tall total and put scoreboard pressure on Sri Lanka. They could have done better on both counts.


Europe dominate singles to defend EurAsia title

Views - 5 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia.


Rosenqvist moves to top of standings in ABB FIA Formula E Championship after victory in Marrakesh

Views - 10 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO: Felix Rosenqvist bided his time and made amends for missing out on victory in Marrakesh last year with a late move on Sebastien Buemi to clinch his second consecutive win of the season.


Pant wallops 32-ball hundred, the fastest by an Indian

Views - 8 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Rishabh Pant smashed the second-fastest hundred in T20 history to help Delhi cruise to a 10-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh at the Feroz Shah Kotla.


Jamaldeen heads Rugby Referees Society

Views - 120 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Former Isipathana, Police SC and national fly half, Nizam Jamaldeen, who was also a leading past referee, was reappointed the President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Referees Society


Dialog Inter-Club Rugby 2017/2018 CR thrashed by Kandy

Views - 18 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Kandy once again sent out a warning to other leading clubs that they are the kings of local rugby, as they continued their invincibility at Nittawela with a dominant 50-15 win over CR, despite many expecting the encounter to be closely-contested.


Bangladesh media targets ‘Hathura’ and begins mental scuffle ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Views - 21 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Incidentally, it happened to be properly Bangladesh, where Sri Lanka’s new cricket coach Chandika Hathurusinghe would now make his first assignment on tour with a re-grouped squad of cricketers from his motherland to take the better off a team, whi


Roger Federer says he should not be favourite at 36

Views - 10 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Roger Federer says a 36-year-old should not really be considered a favourite for the Australian Open, although when the man in question is himself, no one was taking him seriously.


Roy smashes 180 as England beat Australia by five wickets in Melbourne

Views - 10 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Melbourne (Reuters): Opener Jason Roy smashed England’s highest individual score in one-day internationals to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground o


Singer-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Ruggerite of the Year 2017 Gala awards ceremony on 25 Jan.

Views - 11 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

The awards ceremony of the Singer-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Ruggerite of the Year 2017 will take place on 25 January at the Bishops’ College Auditorium, Colombo, when the winners of the Singer Schools Rugby League 2017 will also be honoured.


Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players’ report

Views - 7 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara has made its recommendations on a revamp of domestic cricket to the Sports Ministry, but the minister has not set any changes in


Lakmal named Sri Lanka’s Test vice-captain

Views - 8 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been named Sri Lanka’s new Test vice-captain. He will be assisting Dinesh Chandimal in Bangladesh, where the team will be play a two-match series starting on 31 January.


MCG gets official ICC warning for ‘poor’ pitch

Views - 8 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:20

MELBOURNE (Reuters): The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has received an official warning after the pitch for the fourth Ashes test was rated ‘poor’ by the International Cricket Council (ICC) earlier this month.


U19 Cricket World Cup commences with four matches on opening day

Views - 7 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:09

The best of the next generation will be on view over the next 22 days as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup kicks off with four matches on Saturday, including those featuring defending champions the Windies and two-time champions Pakistan.


CH outclasses Air Force

Views - 4 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:08

CH claimed the number 4 position when they outclassed Air Force by 28 points (3 tries, 2 conversions, 3 penalties) and 12 points (4 penalties) at the Race Course Rugby Grounds yesterday.At the short breather, the winners led 10/9.


Dialog Champions League title decider this weekend

Views - 2 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:07

The much-anticipated final showdown between Colombo FC and Renown SC for the prestigious Dialog Champions League 2017/18 will kick-off on 14 January from 6.30 p.m. onwards at the Race Course International Grounds, Colombo.


Kandy to field best side for CR encounter

Views - 16 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:07

Defending league champions Kandy Sports Club will be at full strength when they lock horns with CR&FC in their return battle at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium today.


Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Park

Views - 12 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:06

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It might be argued that 36-year-old fathers of four have no business winning grand slam titles but try telling that to Roger Federer as the evergreen Swiss bids to claim a record-equalling sixth Australian Open crown in two week


No reprieve for India in second test in Pretoria

Views - 9 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:06

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - If India were hoping for a reprieve from fast and bouncy South African wickets in the second test starting on Saturday, they will not find it in Pretoria, a ground where the home side have a formidable record.


ICC approves Perth Stadium to host all international formats

Views - 3 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00

Reuters : Perth Stadium is set to take over hosting duties from the historic WACA ground after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the newly-built venue to host all international formats, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.


Messi double helps Barca reach King’s Cup quarter-finals

Views - 1 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Lionel Messi scored twice as King’s Cup holders Barcelona moved comfortably into the quarter-finals by thrashing Celta Vigo 5-0 at the Nou Camp in their last 16 second leg game on Thursday.


US men look forward after missing World Cup finals

Views - 1 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00

CARSON, California (Reuters): Failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup finals had been buried and the focus had now shifted to getting back to the global stage in Qatar in 2022, players from the United States’ men’s soccer team said on Thur


Shanaka Clay powered by Mobil Lubricants for X30 Asia Cup 2018

Views - 11 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first international Go-Kart race ‘X30 Asia Cup’ will be held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) today and tomorrow. Organised by the David Peiris Racing and Leisure Pvt Ltd (DPRL), this event is the first of its kind to be held


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Strategising cricket

Monday, 22 January 2018

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Half-a-million labour demand in the private sector

Monday, 22 January 2018

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Now that Bond Commission too has said it, Govt. cannot postpone the reform of Central Bank any more

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Deputy Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva, commonly known as Harsha, is reported to have announced the engagement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the Government to amend the present Monetary Law Act


Many roads open

Saturday, 20 January 2018

We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of an island-wide election, the first since 20


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