World number one Novak Djokovic hailed Daniil Medvedev as a "very complete player" on Tuesday, having lost to the young Russian in their last two matches.
Andy Murray exited the Shanghai Masters in a fiery defeat but three tournaments in China offered enough evidence to suggest that
South Africa's Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history as the Springboks all but assured themselves of a place in the quarter-finals with a 66-7 hammering of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, playing only his second T20I, came up with a dazzling batting display which was followed by another strong performance with the ball from Sri Lanka as they secured their maiden bilateral T20I series win over Pakistan.
Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 64 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Lahore on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka scored 165-5 in their 20 overs with Danushka Gunathilaka scoring 57 off 38 balls including six and eight boundaries, for which he was awarded Man of the Match.
Sri Lanka cricket board announced the women’s squad to represent their country in the upcoming Women’s Emerging teams Asia Cup. The tournament which will be held in October 2019 will see participation from Asian cricket playing nations, mostly represented by their ‘A’ sides.
New Zealand playing Canada may be a mismatch, but for All Blacks captain Kieran Read Wednesday’s clash in Oita is a vital step towards their target of a third consecutive World Cup.
Singapore laid down a marker ahead of next month's T20 World Cup Qualifier, claiming their first-ever win over an ICC Full Member when they clung on to bag a four-run win over Zimbabwe in front of a home crowd at the Indian Association Ground on Sunday.
ormer all-rounder of Richmond College Kamindu Mendis scored a career-best 169 yesterday in Hambantota to allow Sri Lanka A to take the first unofficial match against Bangladesh A.
Limited-overs batting stalwart Rohit Sharma will have another chance to resurrect his stop-start test career, but this time as an opener, when India kick off their three-match home series against South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours.
Australia women produced a dominant display in the field as Sri Lanka Women were overwhelmed in the second T20I at North Sydney Oval. The captain, Chamari Atapattu, could not match her heroics of the previous night as Sri Lanka managed just 8 for 85 which Australia knocked off with more than 10 overs to spare.
Babar Azam struck an imperious first century on home soil to lead Pakistan to an imposing total, before Usman Shinwari and company had Sri Lanka five down inside 11 overs, to essentially seal a comfortable victory.
Karachi's first ODI hasn't even got as far as the toss in over 10 years. Heavy rain had already continued to be a challenge in the days leading up to this game, with doubts arising as to whether the outfield would dry in time.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed its match officials for Pakistan’s home series against Sri Lanka starting from Oct 27 in Karachi with the first of the three One-day Internationals before the teams clash for three T20s in Lahore.
Madrid, Tuesday: Lionel Messi endured yet more injury frustration on Tuesday after going off at half-time against Villarreal but Barcelona gave their coach Ernesto Valverde some much-needed relief with a comfortable 2-1 victory.
The CEAT Racing Team clinched its second Car Team championship in three weeks at the Walawa Supercross organized by the Sri Lanka Army Regiment of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) on 22nd September,
Uruguay pulled off the Rugby World Cup's first shock with an amazing 30-27 win over Fiji. The South American minnows, who played their first tournament match, condemned the Pacific Islanders to their second defeat in five days to leave their hopes in tatters for qualifying for Pool D.
Sri Lankan team left for Pakistan today expressing trust in hosts ' safety commitments, Despite reports that the team might be targeted by militants. Ten senior players citing safety issues have opted out of the trip,
Najibullah Zadran struck a blistering half-century as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in Saturday's first game of the Twenty20 International tri-nation tournament in Dhaka.
With the participation of DFCC bank, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Hilton Hotel, and host Lake House, the inaugural quadrangular sports festival arranged by the Lake House Sports Club under the patronage of its chairman Krishantha Cooray have become a resounding success.
Manchester City succumbed to a first Premier League defeat since January in amazing fashion to the newly promoted Norwich 3-2 on Saturday as Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table by beating Newcastle 3-1.
The Artillery Regiment made all arrangements at the Artillery Complex Minneriya on Sunday, October 06, 2019 to hold the Gunner Supercross 2019, the country's most popular autosport event. The magnificent event, organised for the 14th successive year in association with Sri Lanka Auto-sports Drivers Association (SLADA),
Weightlifters from Sri Lanka will participate in the World Weightlifting Championships to be held in Thailand from September 16 to 27. Sri Lanka's eight-member squad includes six males and two females. The skilled Sri Lankan weight lifter Chintana Geethal Vidhanage, the former Olympian and gold and silver medal winner, is the highest player in this squad, taking part in the 81 kg weight class, while Sudesh Pieris,
According to sources, the International Cricket Council will review safety provisions in Pakistan prior to the Sri Lankan series. The ICC will evaluate the safety plans, according to the sources of the Urdu daily, before appointing neutral umpires and matching referees.
H. G. Sasindu (Makandura CC) Sankalpa and K. Shashikala Dilshani (Makandura CC) from both the Southern Province won the 14 km All Island Nestomalt marathon for the boys and girls, while Ambagasdowa President's College was awarded the general champions when the much-anticipated college marathon in Giriulla was played out on Saturday.
Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga wreaked havoc with one yorker after another on New Zealand batsmen to assist his squad in a low-scoring affair come out on top.
In a devastating blitz against New Zealand in Kandy, Sri Lankan captain Lasith Malinga has sensationally taken four wickets in four balls to become the first bowler to claim five international hat-tricks.
On Sunday, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga became the T20I cricket's highest wicket-taker, exceeding all-rounder Shahid Afridi from Pakistan.
Sports News from Sri Lanka: A bruising 79-run fourth-wicket standing off 37 balls between Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme energized
Ajantha Mendis, perhaps the initial mystery spinner of cricket in the era of video analysis, announced his retirement from all game types. The last 34-year-old played international cricket in 2015, an ODI in Christchurch against New Zealand.
Nipun Dhananjaya will lead the fifteen-member Sri Lanka under 19 team for the Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka from September 5 to 14 Eight teams will participate in the tournament The team has been approved by the Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando.
Dialog Gaming by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, held the highly anticipated grand finale of season 3 of the Game Hero Tournament for Super Jones, which offered the biggest prize pool for any mobile gaming competition in Sri Lanka with a total cash prize of Rs. 3 million.
Veteran bowler Lasith Malinga, who recently retired from ODI cricket, will guide Sri Lanka against New Zealand in the three-game T20I series, starting in Pallekele on 1 September.
During his visit to Sri Lanka, Shashank Manohar, the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world cricket governing body, met with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The historic winning streak of the Black Caps is over, That feat is no longer possible after Dimuth Karunaratne played a major role in preserving his perfect record as Test Captain as Sri Lanka raised their third consecutive victory since taking over, brushing New Zealand with a six-win win on the fifth day and picking up the complete 60 points in their first World Test Championship game.
Before the possible inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, the women’s game got
Sports News from Sri Lanka: MCC World Cricket Committee Chairman Mike Gatting said that cricket could be part of the 2028
Sports News from Sri Lanka: A contingent of 605 athletes is planned to take part in the South Asian Games (SAG)
Stumps New Zealand 203 for 5 (Taylor 70*, Santner 8*, Akila 5-57) vs Sri Lanka Ross Taylor's counter-punching innings kept New Zealand alive at the end of an odd day for the visitors, most of whom seemed in control, except for the periods immediately preceding the breaks.
The Handball Federation of Sri Lanka (HFSL) have set their sights on winning a medal at the forthcoming South Asian Games
New Zealand bowlers were made to work hard for their wickets in their 3-day warm-up match against a Sri Lanka
New Zealand will persist with twin playmakers in their build-up to the Rugby World Cup, with Beauden Barrett again in the 15 jerseys and Richie Mo’unga at 10 for Saturday’s clash with Australia in Perth.
The year's Commando Regiment (CR) pride,' Commando Challenge-2019' at Kuda Oya with riders and drivers including Army riders came off the floor on Sunday (4) in the presence of a huge crowd of supporters and spectators.
Tonight (03 August 2019) the New Zealand National Team will arrive in Sri Lanka to participate in a cricket series. New Zealand is going to play 02 Test Matches and 03 T20 Games during the trip. Below is the updated tour timetable.
Former Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara retired with instant impact from global cricket. Renowned for his capacity to swing the new ball both ways, the 37-year-old leaves behind Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga as Sri Lanka's third-highest ODI wicket-taker with 199 scalps in 184 games.
On Monday the World Test Championship (WTC) was formally initiated by the International Cricket Council.
Sri Lanka bowlers have achieved top performance to keep Bangladesh at 238-8 and the batsmen have taken control of 44.4 over the runs to post a seven winner victory at the second ODI played yesterday at R Premadasa Stadium.
At the end of the ODI series three-game against Bangladesh, Sri Lankan President Shammi Silva said that Sri Lanka will have a fresh cricket head trainer
Nuwan Kulasekara, one of the best cricketers in Sri Lanka, decided to withdraw immediately from international cricket without satisfying the request of his old teammate Lasith Malinga.
On the first day in a one-off, Lord's test on Wednesday Ireland was discharged for 207 in response to England's sorrowful 85, the first-in-line lead of 122 runs.
Dasun Shanaka struck fast 86 of 63, including six-six, but was struck with a constant knockout of 91 balls out of 100 (11 fours, 1 six) by Mohammad Bangladesh, who started their brief trip in Sri Lanka in a one-day warm-up game yesterday with a comfortable five-wire victory over a Sri Lankan XI board president.
McLarens Group clinched the double with winning men's and women's ‘A’ division champions at the Inter-Club Badminton tournament conducted by the Western Province Badminton Association held at the S. Thomas Gymnasium Mt Lavinia recently. In addition McLarens, the women's team won the women's B’ division title.
Lasith Malinga announced yesterday, July 22, 19, that he had notified Sri Lanka Cricket of his decision about his retirement from ODI. He said he had notified the Sri Lankan cricket a few days earlier that after the first game against Bangladesh he had chosen to retire from ODI's. He expanded his appreciation to all his fans as both win and defeat had become a force for him.
Sri Lanka Tourism is working with the Sri Lankan Amateur Baseball / Softball Association organizing the 2019 West Asia Baseball Cup at the Diyagama Japan Friendship Baseball Stadium from 15th to 20th July 2019.While the underdogs, in 2017, Sri Lanka dethroned the winning team to clinch the title and take over the hosting rights for the 2019 West Asia Baseball Cup, with the goal of having the most significant impact on sports tourism as a focus of tourism development in Sri Lanka, with the participation of six countries including India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Nepal and Sri Lanka. As this is an international event, there were nearly 275 international participants and considerable international media value supposed to be USD 126,067.
Honorable Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports, gave his approval to the upcoming cricket series vs. Bangladesh to
Portrush, Thursday: Northern Ireland's lengthy wait to host the Open Championship ends on Thursday when for the first moment since 1951 the Royal Portrush golf tournament is being held outside of Scotland and England.
Defending champions Sri Lanka stormed in the 14th West Asian Cup finals yesterday in the Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Baseball stadium when they won a strong 10-2 win over Iran in the first quarter. In the second half of the final, Pakistan trounced India, meeting Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Fiji has won a second win at the Vitality Netball World Cup in the second stage, confirming Sri Lanka's 13th-place playoff spot against Samoa, Group E leaders heading to day six. This match was a referendum on the 13th-place game, with Fiji prevailing 59-44, and the competition decided who would face Samoa in 15th place.
In the first Milo Champions Cup held in Barcelona, eight young talented Sri Lankans have been chosen for a lifetime chance to compete. Milo hopes that this huge feat will be achieved once again by working with FC Barcelona.
After the crash of Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton won the sixth British Grand Prix record. In a thrilling race featuring a crash between Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton took a record sixth British Grand Prix win.
In Wimbledon's longest singles final, Novak Djokovic saved two championship points to maintain his title in an exciting victory over Roger Federer.Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) on a Center Court, with an environment that sometimes feels more similar to football than tennis.
England beat New Zealand for the first time to win the men's World Cup after being tied twice to one of the most amazing cricket games ever played. In an emotional and electrical atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and as they batted for an additional over piece, they were level 15.
On Monday (July 8), the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) stated that safety clearance was granted to visit Sri Lanka for a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series.BCB has raised some issues about traveling to the island country following the April terrorist attacks. However, BCB decided to send their own safety team for inspection after Sri Lanka Cricket promised to provide them with the greatest level of safety.
Sunday-Sri Lanka finished its cricket world cup in 2019 with a losing note beaten quite comprehensively by one of India's tournament favorites in the final game of the league played in Headingley on Saturday. It was his fourth defeat out of seven games finished in Sri Lanka, with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne claiming that his team's performance was sensible, given that none of them had an opportunity to win a single match or even beat Afghanistan during the World Cup.
Australia will play England in a' blockbuster' semi-final of the World Cup after Saturday's ten-run spectacular defeat at Old Trafford against South Africa With his third centuries of World Cup, David Warner marked his first match against South Africa since a 12-month ban on ball-tampering, but it wasn't enough to avoid Australia's second group loss.
While India won their match against Bangladesh at the ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday (July 2) to reach the semi-finals, a special fan stole the show at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs to reach the last-four stage. While the ‘men in blue’ have received massive support in England and Wales throughout the 10-team tournament, a supporter in the stands caught everyone’s attention.
Chris Gayle removed Afghanistan top-scorer Ikram Alikhil with his tame off-breaks as the West Indies secured just their second win of a chastening World Cup campaign on Thursday. The Caribbean side scored 311 for six in their 50 overs in Leeds and although the Afghans put up a brave fight, they ultimately went down by 23 runs.
We wanted Pooran’s wicket so hard that I didn’t regret being wounded, tells Mathews, the game changer »
Former Angelo Mathews was unable to play the position he was selected for at a pretty normal Cricket World Cup 2019. As a batsman of medium order, he just had one fifty an unbeatable 85, to display several low ratings against Britain.
India opener Rohit Sharma hit his fourth century of the World Cup as Virat Kohli’s side booked their place in the semi-finals with a 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston. Sharma’s attacking 104 laid the foundation of India’s 314 for nine after Kohli elected to bat first in India’s penultimate match of the league phase. Yet for the second match in a row Sharma - as happened during India’s 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston - was dropped in single figures before making a hundred.
Despite a splendid 118 from Nicholas Pooran against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, West Indies dropped 23 runs short of a record World Cup run chase. The Windies were 84-4 in the 18th over, set 339 after a maiden century from Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando. Pooran performed some swashbuckling shots, with Fabian Allen's able support (51).
Birmingham, Monday: India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a toe fracture, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Monday. “Vijay Shankar sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup,” said a BCCI statement.
By beating Uganda in Cairo to progress into the last 16 as Group A winners, Egypt retained its ideal beginning to its Africa Cup of Nations campaign. With a fantastic free-kick halfway through the first half, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah opened the scoring.
Madagascar caused the Africa Cup of Nations shock to the extent that they beat Nigeria's three-time winners 2-0. On their Afcon debut, the Indian Ocean islanders were the surprise package, claiming four points from their first two matches in Egypt.
Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring from Mikel Oyarzabal's pass for Spain with a surging run and a 25-yard strike. Dani Olmo increased the lead with a smart chip after the shot of Ruiz fumbled by Alexander Nubel before the late deflected comfort of Nadiem Amiri.
With a superb show, England reignited their World Cup campaign to defeat India by 31 runs at an Edgbaston electric. The hosts bounced back from consecutive losses to defeat the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament and with a victory over New Zealand on Wednesday will definitely reach the semi-finals.
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Mohamed Salah created one and scored one as Egypt's hosts beat DR Congo 2-0 to move into the Africa Cup of Nations' last 16.
Pakistan held alive their hopes of a semi-final World Cup location as they relocated to England with a six-wicket win over New Zealand.
The MCA ‘G’ division 25-Over League Tournament, the last of the main tournaments in the MCA 2019 calendar, sponsored by Stafford Motor Co. Ltd,
The 16th World Gymnastics Festival will be held from July 7-13 in Dornbirn, Austria and the two men’s and women’s teams met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
TAUNTON, Monday – Bangladesh's world-class all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck his second century continuing Cricket World Cup and shared an enterprising fourth place stand of 189 off 135 balls with Liton Das to guide his squad to their historic largest run chase and a wonderful victory over West Indies by seven wickets on the County floor here on Monday.
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Due to rain, a record third World Cup match was dropped as Bangladesh's game against Sri Lanka was called off without bowling a ball.
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When their game against West Indies was rained off, South Africa's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals were crushed.
TAUNTON, England (Reuters) - New Zealand cemented their spot at the top of the cricket World Cup league table with a seven-wicket victory over minnows Afghanistan thanks to an unbeaten half-century by Kane Williamson and fine bowling by their seam attack led by Jimmy Neesham.
Ashleigh Barty said she "certainly" didn't think the French Open would be her first Grand Slam title, but with the Roland Garros crown sealed, she would head to the next few majors as one of her favorites and target her "next goal" to become the number one world. The Australian, the first player from her country to win in Paris since Margaret Court in 1973, took a break from tennis in 2014 to play professional cricket. But the 23-year-old has rapidly risen up the rankings since returning without a world ranking and will be the world number two on Monday.
BRISTOL, Sunday — Sri Lanka's game-winner against Afghanistan's fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out of the crucial World Cup game against Bangladesh starting on County ground here on Tuesday after dislocating his bowling hand's small finger in practice on Sunday.
London, Sunday: Opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a blazing century to launch a 36-run World Cup victory over Australia on Sunday as the reigning champions experienced their first defeat of the tournament this year.
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Pakistan's game against Sri Lanka was the first to be canceled this year's World Cup after constant rain in Bristol without a ball being bowled.
Australia retrieved in a fantastic World Cup meeting at Trent Bridge from a terrible beginning to beat West Indies by 15 runs.
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Portugal manager Fernando Santos defined Cristiano Ronaldo as "a genius" after his magnificent hat-trick secured Portugal's win over Switzerland