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Category: Sports

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...

India v New Zealand: Ashwin seals hosts’ 3-0 Test series whitewash

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Ravichandran Ashwin took a career-best 13-140 as India beat New Zealand by 321 runs to seal a 3-0 series whitewash. Cheteshwar Pujara had set up the victory bid in the third Test in Indore when he...

Christian Benteke scores fastest goal in World Cup, nets hat-trick as Belgium win 6-0 against Gibraltar

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Christian Benteke struck after seven seconds and went on to grab a hat-trick as Belgium thrashed Gibraltar 6-0 to stay top of World Cup qualifiying Group H on goal difference on Monday. It was the...

South Africa vs Australia: Tabraiz Shamsi, Matthew Wade fined for spat during 4th ODI

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South Africa bowler Tabraiz Shamsi and Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade have been fined 25 percent of their match fee after clashing during the fourth one-day international at the weekend.The pair...

India vs NZ 3rd Test : Virat Kohli scores 13th test century

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Indian test skipper Virat Kohli made his 13th test century on Saturday against New Zealand. This is Kohli’s 4th test playing in India. His last ton came up facing west indies in July this year...

Jos Buttler: England skipper ‘disappointed’ with Bangladesh celebrations

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Skipper Jos Buttler was “disappointed” by Bangladesh’s pointed celebrations of his dismissal in England’s 34-run defeat in Dhaka on Sunday. Buttler fell lbw to Taskin Ahmed...

India squad for first 3 ODIs against New Zealand announced; Raina returns, Yuvraj ignored

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Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina has staged a comeback while Haryana off-spinner Jayant Yadav was the lone new face in the squad. Raina, who had been rested from the ODI series against Zimbabwe in...

Day-night England v West Indies Test scheduled for August 2017

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The first day-night Test to be played in England will take place against West Indies at Edgbaston in August 2017. Play will start at 14:00 BST on 17-21 August and continue until 21:00, with an...

India’s ODI squad for New Zealand series to be picked on October 6

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The new senior selection committee, led by former wicketkeeper MSK Prasad will meet in Delhi on Wednesday, BCCI said in a media advisory. “The meeting of the All-India Senior Selection...

South Africa v Australia: Proteas hit second-highest ODI run chase

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South Africa completed the second-highest run chase in one-day international history as they beat Australia by four wickets in Durban. David Warner and Steve Smith both hit centuries as Australia...

India top of ICC Test rankings, and long home season gives team best chance to stay there

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India is now the top ranked side in world cricket, ending Pakistan’s brief reign at the top of the rankings table. It was only 13 days ago that Pakistan skipper Misbah ul-Haq accepted the mace...

Bangladesh v England: Al-Amin Hossain returns to ODI squad for hosts

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Bangladesh have recalled fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain for the first two of their three one-day internationals against England. Al-Amin, 26, was dropped for the Tigers’ recent 2-1 ODI series win...

Jaffna girl breaks national record in Pole Vault

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J. Anitha who contested in the 42nd  National Track and Field Sports Festival in the Pole Vault event representing the North captured the Gold, and breaking her own record of  3.35 M set up in the...

Tammy Beaumont: England opener thought about leaving cricket

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England’s Women’s Player of the Summer Tammy Beaumont says she was thinking of leaving cricket a year ago. The 25-year-old, who had spent nearly two years out of the side, scored 342 runs...

Who will Virat Kohli pick for opening job in Kolkata Test?

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Putting an end to speculations over Gautam Gambhir’s Test career, the BCCI on Tuesday (Sep 27) recalled the left-handed opener into the Indian side after opener KL Rahul was ruled out of the...

Johanna Konta beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach quarter-finals at Wuhan Open

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Britain’s Johanna Konta boosted her hopes of qualifying for the WTA Finals with victory over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at the Wuhan Open in China. Konta, seeded 11th, beat the seventh...

Indian team arrives in Kolkata for 2nd Test against New Zealand

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Rahul has been ruled out of the match because of a hamstring injury while Kumble is slated to join the team tomorrow morning ahead of their practice session at Eden Gardens in the afternoon, local...

India win by 197 runs: Statistics from Day 5 of 500th Test in Kanpur

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tatistical highlights on day 5 of the first Test between India and New Zealand here today (September 26). India won by 197 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. Ravichandran Ashwin’s...

Further medals at National Level

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The 28th National Youth Sports Festival of the National Youth Council is being conducted in the Vincent Dias Stadium, Badulla. In the under 20 age group, K.Kuganeswary of Vavuniya won the Gold Medal...

Ireland lose by 206 runs to South Africa in one-day international

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Temba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as Ireland lost to South Africa by 206 runs at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday. Bavuma scored 113 in a total of 354-5 after South...

A few of us got out to loose shots: Murali Vijay

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Opener Murali Vijay today admitted that Indian batsmen were guilty of playing loose shots to let go the advantage in the first Test against New Zealand here but asserted that the hosts have put up a...

Chris Rogers: Somerset captain and former Australia Test opener retires

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Former Australia Test opener Chris Rogers has announced his retirement following title-chasing Somerset’s final match of 2016. The 39-year-old Somerset captain played 313 first-class matches,...

Need a format where bowlers dominate : Sachin Tendulkar

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In recent times, it is all about batsmen who are calling the shots. In last 2 months, both One Day International (444/3) and Twenty20 International (263/3) team scores’ records were broken, by...

Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker ruled out for three weeks

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Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks after suffering a groin strain in Barcelona’s draw with Atletico Madrid. The striker went off on 59 minutes on Wednesday after a Diego Godin tackle. He...

Indian cricket team salutes the Uri bravehearts: Anil Kumble

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India’s chief coach Anil Kumble today (September 20) offered his condolences on behalf of the the national cricket team for the soldiers of Indian Army who lost their lives yesterday during a...

Nuwan Kulasekara: Sri Lanka cricketer bailed after fatal crash

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Sri Lanka bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has been released on bail after he was involved in a crash in which a motorcyclist died. Sri Lanka’s cricket board said preliminary investigations suggested...

Mo Farah, Helen Glover and Justin Rose medical files released by Fancy Bears

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Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah, Helen Glover and Justin Rose are among the latest British athletes to have medical files made public by hackers. The trio are among 26 individuals whose files were...

Thellippalai Union in the final of National Schools under 19 girls Throw Ball

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The Thellipalai Union College Team will fight today in the under 19 Girls’ Throw ball event against Kumaradasa Wella Vidyalayam. The series is being conducte at the Achchiliagoda Central...

Gambhir takes a dig at Dhoni, says cricketers don’t deserve biopics

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New Delhi, Sep 18: Out-of-favour India batsman Gautam Gambhir on Sunday (September 18) stoked a fresh controversy asserting that films shouldn’t be made on cricketers but on those people who...

Four air strikes have hit rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, the first raids there since a ceasefire began last Monday. Several people were injured, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, but it did not say who carried out the strikes. Russia has said the future of the truce is in doubt after the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army in Deir al-Zour. A Syrian political adviser told the BBC the US strike could not be a mistake. The cessation of hostilities brokered jointly by the US and Russia does not exclude attacks on IS or other jihadist groups. An activist in Aleppo confirmed there had been strikes on the eastern neighbourhoods of Karam al-Jabal and al-Shaar. The Aleppo Media Centre reported three injuries in an air strike on al-Sakhour neighbourhood. The US-led attack on Saturday caused tensions between the US and Russia, with both Russia and Syria accusing the US of co-ordinating the strikes and the Islamic State group.

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Jonny Brownlee’s bid to win the World Triathlon Series ended in dramatic fashion at the final race. He was leading with 700m left on the run but started to struggle, weaving around the road as...

Anitha of Mahajana breaks National record Pole vaulting to 3.35 meters

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J.Anitha of Mahajana College competing in the under 20 age group Pole-vault event, jumped to  height of 3.35 meter winning a Gold medal breaking the existing record of 3.34 Meters established by...

T20: English counties vote for new eight-team competition

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A new eight-team Twenty20 competition is set to be introduced into English domestic cricket. The decision to advance the proposal, one of five options on the table, passed by a majority vote at...

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Dame Sarah Storey and Hannah Cockroft win gold

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Dame Sarah Storey and Hannah Cockroft both won their second golds of the Rio Paralympics, as GB surpassed their London 2012 total on day seven. ParalympicsGB’s nine golds on Wednesday took...

Harry Kane says English contingent will help Tottenham settle at Wembley

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Harry Kane says Tottenham’s English contingent can ensure Wembley becomes a home away from home in the Champions League. Spurs return to Europe’s elite club competition on Wednesday when...

West Indies announce departure of World Cup-winning coach Phil Simmons

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West Indies have announced Phil Simmons’ departure as coach five months after their World T20 title triumph. The 53-year-old has endured a difficult time since leaving his post as the head...

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ellie Simmonds, Sascha Kindred & Susie Rodgers win gold

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Great Britain’s Sascha Kindred, Ellie Simmonds and Susie Rodgers won gold medals in the pool on day five of the Rio Paralympics. Kindred and Simmonds both swam a powerful final 50 metres to...

National Schools Foot ball under 15 – Northern Schools sweeps the board, Patrick’s winning Gold

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In the National Schools Foot ball Championship for under 15, Northern schools swept the board with Patrick’s, Henry’s and St. Lucias winning Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. This is...

Bangladesh v England: Eoin Morgan & Alex Hales will not tour over security fears

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales have opted out of October’s tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns. No international side has toured Bangladesh...

Northern Schools in strong positions in National Schools Championships – 2016

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The Northern School boys and girls are continuing their unprecedented dominance the National Schools Championships in various games held in different venues. Details are given below: Game School Vs ...