Cancellara back in yellow as Lance loses time

Published : 9:02 am  July 7, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong was one of the big losers on the Tour de France on Tuesday as the cobblestones of the feared third stage exacted a heavy toll on the peloton.

Clarke and Waqar salute 'amazing' Murali

Published : 8:51 am  July 7, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Australia’s Michael Clarke paid tribute to Muttiah Muralitharan after the prolific bowler announced on Tuesday his intention to retire from Test cricket, saying the Sri Lanka off-spinner was an “amazing player”.

Netherlands storm into World Cup final

Published : 8:42 am  July 7, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

The Netherlands stormed into their first World Cup final since 1978 on Tuesday, beating Uruguay 3-2 to set up a title clash against either Germany or Spain.

John Howard takes U turn, says Murali a “very good bowler”

Published : 8:33 am  July 7, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard who called Muttiah Muralitharan a “chucker” has changed his “opinion”. “I believe that Muralidharan is a very good bowler”, John Howard told “Daily Mirror”.

Australia add pace duo after Harris injury

Published : 11:24 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Australia have called up pace bowlers Peter George and Doug Bollinger to their Test and Twenty20 squads respectively as replacements for the injured Ryan Harris for matches against Pakistan in England. Harris suffered a tour-ending knee injury in the fifth and final one-day international against England at Lord’s on Saturday, which Australia won by 42 […]

Mendis, Perera shine as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets

Published : 11:21 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Jeevan Mendis and Thissara Perera starred with bat and ball respectively to guide the visiting Sri Lanka A to an exciting five-wicket win over Australia A in the first unofficial One Day International played at Riverway Stadium in Townsville on Sunday.

German shoots two Italians after pub football row

Published : 11:19 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

German man shot two Italians in a pub on Monday, killing one and leaving the other fighting for his life, after a row about past World Cup performances of their respective teams, police said. “According to our current investigations, the three men got into an argument in the pub in the morning about, among other […]

Astrologer changed Dhoni’s plans

Published : 11:13 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Newly-married Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni was not supposed to tie the knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat before next year but astrological considerations led to the preponement. According to a source who attended Dhoni’s wedding at a farm house near Dehradun last night, the hush-hush affair was initially planned for 2011 but had […]

Big guns escape with minor injuries

Published : 11:11 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Defending Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and the Schleck brothers escaped with minor injuries after a massive crash in Monday’s second stage. The quartet fell off their bikes in the descent of the col de Stockeu, some 30 kms from the finish, after rain and an oil spill had made the road […]

Chavanel seizes Tour lead

Published : 11:09 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Sylvain Chavanel’s Tour de France chances were nearly ruined by a crash two months ago but more drama on the same Belgian roads gave him the race leader’s jersey after the second stage on Monday. The Frenchman’s stage victory and overall lead after a long breakaway were well deserved but the 201-kilometre journey from Brussels […]

Bandara a match winner, Jayasuriya in blazing form

Published : 10:02 am  July 6, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Sanath Jayasuriya continued with his newly re-gained good form while Malinga Bandara produced a match winning bowling spell on Monday in the Friends Provident T20 tournament of the English County season.

Ex-Australian ace wins Royal Ascot sprint

Published : 1:10 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Ex-Australian sprinter Starspangledbanner scorched to victory in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot on Saturday. Now trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, the four-year-old made virtually all the running to grab the spoils in a high-class, international 24-strong field.

Armstrong uses Twitter to announce final Tour

Published : 1:07 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong announced on his Twitter web site Monday that this year’s Tour with his RadioShack teammates will his final one.

Ten teams enter Colombo North Zone cager

Published : 1:04 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Ten teams will be seen in action when the under 17 Colombo North Zonal basketball tournament commences on Wednesday, June 30 at St. Joseph’s College, Maradana and St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena.

McDowell wins US Open golf championship

Published : 1:00 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell won the US Open on Sunday, holding steady as Pebble Beach buffeted a bevy of golf’s big names to claim his first major championship.

Colombo District boys and girls emerge champions

Published : 12:54 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Colombo District boys and girls emerged the championships of the Western Province School competitions in carrom, chess and badminton organized by the Western Province Chief Director J.A.D.L. Hemachandra.

Vettel triumphs in Valencia

Published : 12:45 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix on Sunday while McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton doubled his championship lead by finishing runner-up for the third year in a row.

Federer crashes out of Wimbledon

Published : 12:38 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Wimbledon legend Roger Federer crashed out of the tournament in a shock quarter-final defeat to Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, blowing open the draw for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

DSS rout Carey 46-05

Published : 12:35 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

DS Senanayake routed Carey by 46 points to 05 in a quarter final match of the Under 20 Chairman’s trophy inter-school knockout rugby tournament played at Longden Place yesterday. DSS having led 29-05 at the breather accumulated their points through three goals and five tries as against a try by Carey.

Steyn and Roach fined after fiery Test

Published : 12:25 am  July 2, 2010 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn and West Indies quick Kemar Roach have both been fined for disciplinary offences during an ill-tempered end to the Proteas’ tour of the Caribbean.

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