Isipathana huff and puff to maintain unbeaten record

Published : 10:21 pm  April 24, 2015 |  2 comments  |  Print This Post  |  
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It was a narrow escape for Isipathana who huffed and puffed to record a close two points 20-18 win over St Peter’s in their Singer U20 inter-schools rugby encounter played at St Peter’s ground in Bambalapitiya yesterday.

Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semis

Published : 8:45 pm  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus.

Cavs, Bulls, Warriors are one win away from series sweeps

Published : 11:53 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within one win of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Champion Sharapova, Kvitova dumped out in Stuttgart

Published : 11:17 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova lost her opening claycourt match of the season Thursday, going down 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the German city.

Holders Sevilla reach Europa semis, Italians too

Published : 10:47 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro grabbed a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday to send the Europa League holders into the semi-finals after woeful goalkeeping had threatened to ruin their night.

Espanyol keen to destroy Barca’s treble dreams

Published : 10:39 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Barcelona can take a huge step towards sealing a fifth La Liga title in seven years when they visit local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday.

Pakistan hope Zimbabwe is first step out of wilderness

Published : 10:17 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards — Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting internationalcricket, but Zimbabwe’s planned tour next month could restore hope.

Video: Attention! Samuels gives rival Stokes send-off salute

Published : 8:48 am  April 24, 2015 |  2 comments  |  Print This Post  |  
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West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels conjured up a new twist to his feud with Ben Stokes when he stood to attention and gave a military-style salute to his English rival on Thursday.

Arsenal’s Wenger not worried by poor record against Mourinho

Published : 8:45 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to put an end to his winless run against Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when the Premier League leaders visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash.

Ton-up Root puts England in charge

Published : 8:41 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Joe Root’s sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for six in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test on Thursday.

I’m best man to lead Liverpool, says Rodgers

Published : 8:24 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation about his job by saying he is the best man to lead the club and that he expects to be in charge next season.

Nadal stunned by Fognini in Barcelona Open

Published : 12:04 am  April 24, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Rafael Nadal’s stuttering season continued as he was stunned 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) by Italy’s Fabio Fognini at the Barcelona Open on Thursday. Nadal, an eight-time champion in Barcelona, had won four of the previous five meetings between the two, but also lost to Fognini on clay earlier this season in Rio de Janeiro.

Steals-leader Leonard of Spurs voted top defender

Published : 11:41 pm  April 23, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. Leonard, who became the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to win the award, took 37 first-place votes and 333 total points from a media panel to edge Golden State’s Draymond Green, who had 45 first-place nods but only 317 total points.

No short-term fixes for Red Bull, says Horner

Published : 9:23 pm  April 23, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Staying with Renault represents Red Bull’s best hope of Formula One success but there will be no short-term fixes for the team’s current woes, according to principal Christian Horner.

Pacquiao’s Olympic dream dashed

Published : 9:10 pm  April 23, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Superstar Manny Pacquiao’s wanted to fight at the Rio Games next year but does not qualify to be among the first professionals to compete at an Olympics, the head of boxing’s governing body said.

All Black cupboard hardly bare after Cruden loss

Published : 9:07 pm  April 23, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will have good reason for paying close attention to the flyhalf position when he casts his eye over the Super Rugby action this weekend after Aaron Cruden was removed from his World Cup calculations.

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