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Big Bash: Eoin Morgan hits last-ball six in Thunder win

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan hit the final ball for six to give Sydney Thunder a six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash. Needing five to win, Morgan, 30, launched Ben...

MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

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MS Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain ahead of the ODI series against England, which begins on 15 January. The wicketkeeper will, however, remain available for selection...

Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign

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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign

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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

Ricky Ponting to join Australia as assistant coach for Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka

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Former captain Ricky Ponting will join Australia as an assistant coach for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. Ponting will work alongside interim head coach Justin Langer and assistant Jason...

Big Bash: Sean Abbott takes best figures by Australian in competition’s history

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Sean Abbott returned the best bowling figures by an Australian in Big Bash history, but it was not enough to prevent Sydney Sixers sliding to a 48-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers. Abbott, who...

Joe Root: England batsman to wait on birth before India ODIs

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England batsman Joe Root will not join the squad for this month’s one-day series in India until after the birth of his first child. Root’s partner Carrie is due to give birth this month,...

3 silver Medals and a Bronze for North in the South Asian Schools Weight Lifting Championship

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The Weight Lifting Championships for South Asian Schools are being conducted in Kualalumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Northern students who represented Sri Lanka had won 3 silver medals and one...

Chelsea moved seven points clear at the top of the table by beating Bournemouth to set a club record of 12 straight Premier League wins.

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Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro to break the deadlock with a deflected shot that looped into the top corner. Eden Hazard capped an impressive display by making it 2-0 from the spot after he was brought...

Medal haul by North in National Weight lifting

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National Weight lifting Championship for Junior and Senior Youth is being conducted  by the Sri Lanka Weight Lifting Association at International Weight Lifting Centre in Pollonaruwa. Four medals...

Medal to North in National Weight lifting

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Four medals including a gold were won by Northern athletes in the National Weight lifting Championship for Junior and Senior Youth held by the Sri Lanka Weight Lifting Association at International...

Ravichandran Ashwin is ICC player of year, Alastair Cook captains team of 2016

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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named the International Cricket Council’s world player of the year. The 30-year-old is the third Indian to win the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy and is...

Alviro Petersen: Former South Africa batsman banned for two years

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Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been banned for two years after admitting he attempted to cover up match-fixing by others. But charges of match-fixing against Petersen, who has spent...

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain loses appeal against ball-tampering conviction

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has lost his appeal against his ball-tampering conviction. Du Plessis was found guilty in November after footage appeared to show the 32-year-old licking his...

Your best moment of 2016: Ben Stokes’ fastest double century tops our rankings

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Once again it’s been an action-packed year of cricket, but what was your favourite moment? BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 live asked you to pick your highlights and these, as revealed during the...

Danny Rose scored the winner as Tottenham came from behind to beat Burnley in controversial circumstances in the Premier League

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Substitute Moussa Sissoko was given only a yellow card for a high, late tackle on Stephen Ward, before putting Rose through on goal in the next move, as the full-back smashed home at the near post....

Australia v Pakistan: Tourists fall short of world record run chase

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Pakistan fell short of completing a world record run chase in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. The tourists, set a target of 490, began the final day on 382-8 and were on target for a...

Virat Kohli ‘would love’ county cricket stint

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India captain Virat Kohli says he “would love” to play county cricket before India next tour England in 2018. Kohli, who has a career Test batting average of over 50, averaged only 13.40...

Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss says debate over England captain ‘pain in backside’

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England coach Trevor Bayliss says the speculation over Alastair Cook’s future as captain is a “pain in the backside”. Before the series in India, Cook said he was looking forward to...

Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss says debate over England captain ‘pain in backside’

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England coach Trevor Bayliss says the speculation over Alastair Cook’s future as captain is a “pain in the backside”. Before the series in India, Cook said he was looking forward to...

Sochi loses right to host bobsleigh & skeleton World Championships

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The Russian city of Sochi will not host the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said it would not be “prudent” to...

India v England: Day four in Mumbai was ‘worst morning of tour’ – Anderson

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England had their “worst morning of the tour” as India reached 631 on day four of the fourth Test, according to pace bowler James Anderson. Virat Kohli made 235 and number nine Jayant...

India v England: Virat Kohli makes 235 & Jayant Yadav 104 as tourists face defeat

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England are facing their seventh Test defeat of the year after Virat Kohli’s double century ensured India dominated day four of the fourth Test in Mumbai. Kohli’s 235 and 104 from number...

Keaton Jennings marks England Test call-up with century for Lions against UAE

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Keaton Jennings celebrated his Test call-up with an unbeaten century as England Lions beat the United Arab Emirates by eight wickets in Dubai. The opener, 24, was this week added to the Test squad...

Steve Smith: Australia thrash New Zealand as captain hits SCG top score

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Australia captain Steve Smith hit the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a 68-run win over New Zealand. Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in a blistering 164 from...

Chapecoense plane crash: Minute’s silence to be held before all games this weekend

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A minute’s silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football’s world governing body Fifa also...

Formula 1 calendar 2017: German GP dropped & Brazil in doubt

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Germany has been dropped from next year’s Formula 1 calendar and the Brazilian Grand Prix is also in doubt. The calendar contains 20 races with Brazil listed as provisional. F1 commercial boss...

Chelsea begin investigation into historical sex abuse allegations

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Chelsea have begun an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse concerning an individual who was employed by the club in the 1970s. The Premier League club says the former employee in...

India v England: Tourists need correct mindset – Jonathan Agnew

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England will know it was a first-innings batting calamity that set the wheels in motion for India’s 246-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. To be 80-5 and give away a 200-run lead is a...

1st Test, Day 2: Ashwin alone can’t get all the wickets, says Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday (Nov 10) stood firmly behind under-fire spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stating that it’s not the responsibility alone of the Tamil Nadu tweaker to get England to get...

India v England: How the tourists can avoid a 5-0 whitewash

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England have one of the toughest assignments in world cricket ahead of them between now and Christmas. They will play five Tests against India – the world’s number one ranked team –...

India v England: Teenager Haseeb Hameed wanted to play Tests since he was nine

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Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed says he will be realising a childhood dream when he makes his England Test debut against India on Wednesday. Lancashire batsman Hameed, 19, has been chosen as Alastair...

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp plays down talk of a Premier League title challenge

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down talk of a title challenge despite his side topping the Premier League for the first time since May 2014. Two and a half years after the Reds finished two...

Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco to reach Paris Masters third round

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Britain’s Andy Murray edged out Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the Paris Masters second round as he aims for the world number one ranking. Murray, 29, who could overtake Novak Djokovic with...

Kraigg Brathwaite stars as West Indies beat Pakistan for rare Test win

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Kraigg Brathwaite became the first opener to end not out in both innings of a Test as West Indies sealed a five-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah. Brathwaite made an unbeaten 60 to go with his...

Novak Djokovic ready to fight as Andy Murray targets number one spot at Paris Masters

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Novak Djokovic is ready to fight for his world number one status as Andy Murray heads into this week’s Paris Masters looking to overtake the Serb. Briton Murray, 29, won his third title in as...

Bangladesh v England: Hosts win by 108 runs – maiden Test win over England

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Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for 64 runs after tea on day three of the second Test in Dhaka. Chasing 273, England collapsed from 100-0 to 164...

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India beat Malaysia 2-1, seal top spot

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Rupinder, who had scored eight goals before this match, gave world No.6 India the lead in the 12th minute but Razie Rahim equalised for world No.14 Malaysia in the 18th minute. However, Rupinder once...

Tom Latham’s batting a huge positive for New Zealand: Brendon McCullum

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The keeper-batsman reckoned that opening batsman Tom Latham has emerged as one of the finds of the tour apart from the way stumper Luke Ronchi had performed in the Tests. He also hailed the young...

India v England: Visitors named unchanged squad for series

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England have named an unchanged Test squad for their tour of India. All-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson will miss the first Test in Rajkot starting on 9 November and is a doubt for the...

Bangladesh v England: Moeen Ali leads fightback despite Mehedi Hasan Miraz haul

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England recovered from a hesitant start to post 258-7 on day one of the first Test with Bangladesh in Chittagong. Having chosen to bat, they were 21-3 after 12 overs, 18-year-old off-spinner Mehedi...

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rotterdam Open to play in NBA celebrity game

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Australian Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Rotterdam Open to play in basketball’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game next February. Rotterdam tournament director Richard Krajicek released the...

Pakistan v West Indies: Darren Bravo century almost denies hosts in thriller

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Pakistan clinched a thrilling 56-run victory over West Indies in the day-night Test in Dubai despite a Darren Bravo century on the final day. Mohammad Amir took 3-63 for the hosts, his best figures...

Mahajana’s  Anitha wins Gold again and establishes a record

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J.Anitha of Mahajana College, Jaffna secured the Gold Medal in the under 21, Pole-vault event of the National School Athletics Meet that is being held now at the Bogambara Stadium, Kandy. Anitha...

National Medals and colours awards won by Northern Students

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The National Schools Track & Field  Sports festival began yesterday  at the Bogambara  grounds in Kandy. In the under 19 Pole vault event, Thellipalai Mahajana College won the Silver and...

Virat Kohli enjoys home food, gets unconditional love from ‘little dynamite’

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The Indian skipper got a night off which he spent at home with his family as the third and final Test match was wrapped up in just four days. Kohli is a fitness freak and maintains a strict diet...

England in India: Eoin Morgan ‘to definitely captain’ short format sides

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Eoin Morgan will “definitely” captain England’s short format sides in India despite missing the tour to Bangladesh, assistant coach Paul Farbrace says. Morgan, 30, opted out of this...

Nick Kyrgios: Is Australian world number 14 wasting his talent?

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At the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday he did not just lose to a man ranked almost 100 places below him, having won his preceding tournament in magnificent style, but seemed to scuttle himself...

Bangladesh v England: Tourists win one-day series 2-1

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England won the one-day series against Bangladesh with a four-wicket victory in a tense deciding match in Chittagong. Ben Stokes made 47 not out and Chris Woakes sealed the win with 13 balls to...

West Indies v England women: Tourists collapse to defeat

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An extraordinary England collapse of six wickets for three runs gave West Indies a 38-run win in the second one-day international in Montego Bay. Chasing 149, England were coasting at 107-4 before...