Final ref Webb can't control his own kids says wife

Published : 3:54 pm  July 10, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

World Cup final referee Howard Webb’s wife does not know how he keeps order on the pitch — she said he cannot even control his own children.

No one to match Murali for next 100 years: Saqlain

Published : 3:49 pm  July 10, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Former Pakistani star Saqlain Mushtaq widely acknowledged as the inventor of the famous “Doosra” delivery, said on Friday that the Sri Lankan spinner was the best of his era and world cricket may not see a bowler like him in next 100 years.

Sri Lanka, Hong Kong level after first two singles

Published : 9:18 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Sri Lanka and Hong Kong were level at 1-all after the opening singles of the Asia/Oceania Zone II Davis Cup Tie that began at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association clay courts in Colombo today.

Wesley, Royal enter knock-out semis

Published : 9:13 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Wesley down Kingswood to enter semis Wesley did the impossible when they defeated fancied Kingswood by 22 points to 17 in the quarter final encounter of the Under 20 Milo trophy inter-schools knockout rugby tournament played at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue on Friday.

Octopus Paul predicts Spain to lift World Cup

Published : 9:09 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Germany’s oracle octopus Paul picked Spain to beat the Netherlands in the World Cup final in a live television broadcast watched across Europe.

Mendis dropped, Malinga recalled for India Test series

Published : 9:02 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Sri Lankan national cricket selectors have dropped mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis and recalled pace bowlers Lasith Malinga, and Dilhara Fernando into the national squad for the home Test series against India starting on July 18 on Galle.

Referee system to change

Published : 5:20 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

The refereeing system will change for the next World Cup with goalline technology and extra officials being considered, FIFA said on Thursday.

Ashraful recalled

Published : 5:15 pm  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Bangladesh recalled former captain Mohammad Ashraful and all-rounder Naeem Islam on Friday after batsman Roqibul Hassan and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim were ruled out of the ongoing one-day series against England.

Tears of relief for Cavendish

Published : 11:00 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Mark Cavendish burst into tears and broke down on the podium as weeks and months of tension were finally released by victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

Olympic 100m champ tests positive

Published : 9:56 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Jamaica’s Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive for a banned substance.

Bell makes impressive return as England cruise

Published : 9:53 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Ian Bell hit an unbeaten 84 on his first one-day international appearance since November 2008 to guide England to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday.

Webb to referee World Cup final

Published : 9:50 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

The 38-year-old from Rotherham has been chosen for the final by FIFA’s referees committee.

No intention to enter politics – Murali

Published : 9:43 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, who plans to retire from Test cricket, told reporters yesterday that he had no intention of entering politics.

Dineshkanthan makes first appearance

Published : 8:43 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Dineshkanthan Thangaraja gets his first break to represent the country in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone II tie by BNP Pirabas against Hong Kong when he takes on Martin Sayer in the second singles at the SLTA clay court today.

Team India to leave for Colombo without Dhoni

Published : 8:33 am  July 9, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

The Indian cricket team, sans newly-married skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will leave for Sri Lanka from Chennai tomorrow to play three Tests and a tri-nation ODI series starting July 18.

Modi takes India cricket chiefs to court

Published : 9:23 pm  July 8, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Lalit Modi has taken India’s cricket bosses to court over his suspension as head of the scandal-hit Indian Premier League, a report said Thursday.

Cancellara still in yellow

Published : 10:24 am  July 8, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Italian Alessandro Petacchi, riding for the Lampre team, produced a perfectly timed sprint to claim victory in the 153km fourth stage of the Tour de France from Cambrai to here on Wednesday.

Armstrong heckled at end of fourth stgae

Published : 10:20 am  July 8, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong was happy to finally get a crash-free stage under his belt as the Tour de France headed gradually towards the Alps on Wednesday.

Ashes no excuse for World Cup flop – Strauss

Published : 10:16 am  July 8, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

England captain Andrew Strauss has insisted blaming a poor performance at next year’s World Cup in Asia on the preceding Ashes tour of Australia won’t wash as an excuse for failure.

S.African fan sees record 38 World Cup matches

Published : 10:09 am  July 8, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Thulani Ngcobo will have travelled 17,000 kilometres (10,000 miles), endured vitamin jabs to boost his sleep-deprived system, and can no longer face a FIFA-sanctioned stadium hotdog.

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