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Friday 18 August 2017
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Two Northern Footballers in the under 15 National Football team

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Two Tamil Footballers have secured places in the National under 15 Football team for the Under 15 Football Tournament of the South Asian Foot ball Federation to be held in Katmandu from 18th  to...

29th World Inter University Games will see two competitors from University of Jaffna

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Two Undergraduates from Jaffna University have been selected to represent Sri Lanka University team in the 29th World Inter University Games -2017 to be held in Taipei from 19th  – 30th of...

Mahajana’s Ravikumar Thanujan secures a place in the National under 15 Football team

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Ravikumar Thanujan of J/Mahajana College has secured a place in the Under – 15 National Football team for the Foot ball Tournament conducted by the South Asian Football federation (SAFF) among the...

St.Hentry’s capture National Title in Foot Ball

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The National Championship, conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Football Federation was won by the St. Hentry’s , Ilavalai, in the under 16 years age Group. In the Final match conducted at the...

North in the medals, again- Asika wins a Gold

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National Level Weight lifting championships are being held at Pollonnaruwa Stadium. In the 63 Kgs weight group V. Asika of the Chundikuli Girls School representing the North won a Gold Medal lifting...

Northern Schools sports meet – Nainatheevu Sri Ganesh tastes first Gold, Thuyalini wins colours certificate

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Thuyalini participating in the Northern Schools Track and sports meet under 12 High Jump  event  won the Gold and Colours Certificate. This is the first ever Gold won by her school Sri Ganesha...

Mahajana’s Golden Girl Anitha break her own Pole vault record twice within a week

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  In the 2nd qualifying round for the Asian Games, Mahajana’s Record breaking girl, Anitha, broke her own record of 3.45 M established at the 1st Qualifying round, within a week, by clearing...

Records established Jaffna Athletes

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Anitha improve her own record in the Selection meet for Asian Track and Field Championships Northern Athlete Anitha bettered her own record in Pole-Vault in her attempt to be selected for the Asian...

Jaffna District clinch the Provincial level Athletic Championships

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The Jaffna District won the NP Track and Field Championship 2017. The Northern Province Track and Field championship was held at the Duraiappah Stadium yesterday and day before yesterday. Scoring an...

Weight Lifter Asika of the North selected as the Best National Athlete in the Juniors Division

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V. Asika of the North was adjudged the Best junior Athlete of Sri Lanka. An event for honouring the best athletes in Sri Lanka was held at the BMICH recently. Asika has been adjudged as the Best...

Record breaking Pole Vaulter of the North, Anitha to Pole Vault in Thailand

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Anitha, the record breaking Pole-Vaulter of the North will be in Thailand to compete in the Thailand Open Championship to held 12 – 15th of next month. An eight member team is to participate in...

More Northern players will secure places in National Football Team: Chief-Coach Danistan express hope

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Days are not far for the Northern players to secure places in the National Team, said the Chief- Coach of the Football Academy , specially created for coaching Football to players of Northern...

Fast, but never furious: Marauding mannequin

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Sunil Narine looks like a mannequin under the helmet. There is absolutely no presence in him when he stands out there at the crease. As if a fan of old Telugu movies has drawn a pencil-thin moustache...

Specter of bribery cases hangs over FIFA Council elections

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The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud.The election of...

Maria Sharapova not worried about Wimbledon wild-card

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Maria Sharapova is not yet worried about whether she will be awarded a wild card for Wimbledon following her doping ban.After moving into the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, Sharapova said...

IPL 2017: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma attend RCB’s 10-year celebrations together, see pics

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma used to be pretty cagey and secretive about their reported relationship earlier. They used to meet in hush-hush and behind closely guarded doors. Now that seems to have...

Marcus Rashford gives Manchester United 1-0 win in Europa League semifinals

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Marcus Rashford was decisive again, scoring from a free kick in the second half for Manchester United to beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.Rashford, who...

Greek tennis player handed lifetime ban for corruption

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Greek tennis player Konstantinos Mikos was banned for life on Thursday after being found guilty of four corruption offenses. A Tennis Integrity Unit investigation confirmed that Mikos offered another...

IPL 2017: Sheldon Jackson the ninth to be dismissed hit-wicket

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Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sheldon Jackson made it into the history books of IPL when he got out hit-wicket to Rising Pune Supergiant bowler Washington Sundar.  Sundar’s delivery forced Jackson to...

West Indies collapse late on Day 4 to leave second Test against Pakistan on knife-edge

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Yasir Shah spun Pakistan back into the second test when he picked up six wickets to leave West Indies reeling on day four in Barbados on Wednesday.Shai Hope came within 10 runs of his maiden test...

Carles Puyol to launch FIFA U-17 World Cup ticket sales this month

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Spain’s football World Cup winner Carles Puyol will be in India this month to launch the sale of tickets for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be played in six cities in October. Puyol will be...

West Indies vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq makes 99 again, Pakistan in strong position against West Indies

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Pakistan captain  Misbah-ul-Haq was dismissed for 99, a week after he was left stranded on the same score, as his side took an 81-run first innings lead during the second test against West Indies in...

Sepp Blatter never met US investigators, says lawyer

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not spoken to United States prosecutors in Switzerland, his US-based lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. Blatter told international news agency reporters last month...

Recovering from knife attack, Petra Kvitova back at practice

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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is back at practice, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday showing herself...

BCCI ready to escalate; may pull out of all ICC events

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The BCCI is in the process of revoking the 2014 ICC Members Participation Agreement (MPA) and a letter in this regard is likely to be sent to the global body as early as on Tuesday. The seemingly...

Future tense for I-League Champions Aizawl FC

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“Money,” Robert Royte gasped, “you can’t ignore. But you also can’t sell beauty of football.” Royte, a politician-cum-businessman, owns Aizawl FC. On Sunday, the Mizo side became...

Lewis Hamilton says inspired by Serena Williams’ response to Ilie Nastase

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Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has hailed Serena Williams as an inspiration after the world’s top female tennis player hit back at comments made by former men’s number one Ilie...

FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting

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Brazil were hit hardest today by FIFA for homophobic chanting by its supporters during World Cup qualifying, with Argentina and Mexico also fined. Nine football associations were punished in all by...

All three places grabbed by the North in under 18 Pole-Vault

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More medals were won by the Northern Athletes in the National Youth Sports Festival, now in progress at the Mahindha Rajapakse Stadium, in Diyagama. Shown below are the details: Age Gp. Event Name...

I’m ready to sell my ‘pyjama’ to buy MS Dhoni, says KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan

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MS Dhoni may be well past his prime, as is seen from his dismal run with the bat in the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, but the former Indian captain remains one of the biggest...

Maria Sharapova to be handed wildcard for French Open qualifying, claims report

FILE - This is a Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School while she serves a two-year doping ban. Representatives for Harvard and Sharapova didn't immediately comment Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Maria Sharapova, who is set to make a comeback after 15 months of ban, faces a set back as Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) organisers have refused to give her a direct entry into the main...

Ajax’s home stadium to be named after Johan Cruyff

-FILE- In this Friday Dec. 7, 2012 image football legend Johan Cruyff puts his Golden Ball award on a display as he officially opens the exhibit entitled Johan & Ik (Johan & Me) at the Amsterdam Museum. On the day Johan Cruyff would have turned 70, his home city has agreed to name Ajax's stadium after the Dutch football legend. Amsterdam Municipality says it has agreed with the stadium and Ajax to change the name of the Amsterdam Arena to the Johan Cruijff Arena, using the Dutch spelling of the Ajax and Barcelona star, who died last year.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

On the day Johan Cruyff would have turned 70, his home city has agreed to name Ajax’s stadium after the Dutch football great. Amsterdam Municipality says it has agreed with the stadium and Ajax to...

Napthaly Joison , a Record in Pole Vault

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Napthaly Joison of Arunothaya, Alaveddy Pole vaulted to a height of 4.61 meter establishing a new Record in the under 20 group of the  National youth Sports meet held at Mahindha Rajapakse Stadium...

When Wankhede stadium sung Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

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There is no lack of wishes that are poring in for Sachin Tendulkar on his 44th birthday but on wish was special. During the Mumbai Indians match against Rising Pune Supergiant, the Wankhede stadium...

No decision on Ilie Nastase for at least two weeks, says ITF chief David Haggerty

Romania's head coach Ilie Nastase reacts while watching the FedCup Group II play-off match between Romania and Great Britain, in Constanta county, Romania, April 22, 2017. Inquam Photos/George Calin/via REUTERS              ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. ROMANIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ROMANIA.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase will have to wait for at least two weeks to discover if he is to face further action after he was provisionally banned from all ITF events following his verbal...

Anitha Jumps again to a Golden Glory

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Mahajana College’s Anitha jumped to a height of 3.4 meters in the Under 23 years Pole-Vault event to clinch the Gold in the National level Sports meet for the youth , held at the Mahindha...

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights: Lionel Messi winner in dying seconds keeps title alive

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Lionel Messi once again showed why he is head and shoulders above the rest of the footballing world when he scored a brace in an all-important game for Barcelona against arch-rivals Real Madrid at...

‘Happy Birthday India, from India,’ PM Modi wishes Jonty Rhodes’ daughter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday wished former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes’ daughter, named ‘India’, on her second birthday.Rhodes’ daughter was born in April 2015 and he had...

Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery, could be out six months

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Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Thursday he has undergone further surgery to help alleviate pain in his back and leg and could be away from competitive golf for another six months.Woods,...

No concession for Sachin Tendulkar: BCCI refuses footage at a discount

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The BCCI has turned down a request from 200 Not Out, the production company behind the film “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” who are seeking a discount for procuring video footage of Sachin...

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy rumours, to take maternity leave for 2017 season

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. A spokeswoman for Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 19, 2017: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall."  Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

  Serena Williams has confirmed reports that she is 20 weeks pregnant after a Snapchat post went viral showing her baby bump with the caption of “20 weeks”. However that was later taken down...

Olympique Lyonnais, Besiktas handed suspended European bans, 100,000-euro fines by UEFA

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Olympique Lyonnais and Besiktas have been handed suspended one-season bans from European competition and fined 100,000 euros ($107,000) after crowd trouble delayed the start of their Europa League...

Barcelona paid for mistakes in first leg: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona’s errors in last week’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus still weighed heavily on coach Luis Enrique’s mind after his side were held to a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg...

IPL 2017: RCB beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in Rajkot run-feast

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After a disappointing start to their IPL 2017 contest, Royal Challengers Bangalore returned to winning ways when they beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in Rajkot on Tuesday. Put into bat first, RCB were...

Leicester City’s Champions League dream run ends after 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid

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Leicester City’s fairytale Champions League journey came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, who reached the semi-finals for the...

Arsenal keep Champions League hopes alive with Middlesbrough win

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Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation.A...

Big Show, Braun Strowman break ring in destructive match

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Braun Strowman’s size and sheer will to break opponents down has seen destruction of the competitor and of the ring now on more than one occasion. It happened when he clashed with Roman Reigns and...

Anurag Thakur to file reply before Supreme Court in contempt case

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Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur will on Monday file his reply before Supreme Court in connection with a contempt notice served against him for filing a...

Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court Championship

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Steve Johnson fought through late cramps to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, beating Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday at River Oaks Country Club.The 27-year-old...

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks record, becomes first player to score 100 European goals

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game of football by becoming the first player in the UEFA club competition to score 100 goals. The Real...