Athletics: Kenya’s Rudisha retains 800m title

Published : 10:01 am  August 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Kenya’s David Rudisha obliterated his rivals in the 800 meters final on Monday to become the first man since 1964 to retain his Olympic title over the distance.

Suarez, Munir strikes give Barca Super Cup advantage

Published : 10:20 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Barcelona took a big step towards lifting the Spanish Super Cup after second-half strikes from Luis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi sealed a 2-0 win at Sevilla in the first leg on Sunday.

Golden Murray carves his place with the greats

Published : 10:06 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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For Andy Murray, there have been highs. Then there was this.

‘Lightning’ strikes thrice as Bolt completes 100m hat-trick

Published : 8:03 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.

Van Niekerk ‘massacres’ Johnson record to win Olympic 400m

Published : 7:58 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson’s long-standing 400m record when he stormed to Olympic gold on Sunday.

Top seeded players record easy wins

Published : 7:46 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Top seeded player in the 101st National Tennis Championship Sharmal Dissanayake along with Yasitha de Silva, Heera Ashiq, Delwar Hossain, Sankha Athukorala and Tanveer Ashiq recorded easy wins in their first round matches played at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo yesterday.

Geethani finishes 129th in marathon, Kenya’s Sumgong wins gold

Published : 12:04 am  August 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka’s Niluka Geethani Rajasekara finished 129th in the Women’s Marathon event at Rio 2016 held yesterday.

Sri Lanka thumped in second leg final, but win Asian U20 sevens title

Published : 10:59 pm  August 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Hong Kong’s Men’s Under 20 Sevens team won the second leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong at King’s Park beating 2016 series champions Sri Lanka in the Cup final 36-10.

Preview: Leicester open title defense against Hull

Published : 8:41 am  August 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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With many star signings and reputed managers locking horns with each other, the Premier League has only got more exciting. With the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho in the mix, the upcoming season is surely to one not to be missed.

Avindra retain U18 junior tennis title for second successive year

Published : 8:35 am  August 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Defending champion Avindra Perera retained the Under 18 Junior National Tennis title when he outclassed Aadavan Pushparaj by two sets to nil in the final played at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo yesterday.

Sri Lanka U20 face South Korea in Cup semis

Published : 8:30 am  August 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka Under 20 rugby players looked rock solid on day one when they completed their matches in the Asian Youth Rugby Sevens 2016 tournament with a clean sheet in Kowloon, Hong Kong yesterday.

Dragons and Gladiators steal the show on day one

Published : 8:25 am  August 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Isipathana College showed supremacy on the field in the schools segment as they managed to end day one with three wins out of three in the second leg of the inaugural Sri Lanka Super Sevens Rugby Tournament worked off at the Racecourse International Rugby Stadium

Ethiopia’s Ayana shatters world record to win 10,000m

Published : 10:26 pm  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win the Olympic 10,000 metres title on Friday, blowing away the competition in one of the greatest ever long-distance races at the Game

U.S. closing in on milestone 1,000th gold medal

Published : 10:04 pm  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Triple jumper James Connolly won the United States’ first gold medal at the 1896 Summer Games and it is expected that on Sunday or Monday a still unknown American will claim a milestone 1,000th gold to bookend 120 years of Olympic domination.

Murray reaches quarter-finals after Fognini scare

Published : 11:16 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Defending champion Andy Murray survived a scare to reach the quarter-finals of the men’s Olympic tennis tournament with a three-set victory over Fabio Fognini on Thursday.

Hingis and Mirza call time on doubles partnership

Published : 10:26 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The leading women’s doubles team of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have opted to end their partnership after suffering a slump in form following a trophy-laden 16 months together, the players confirmed on Thursday.

Gymnastics: Coronation complete as Biles wins all around gold

Published : 10:25 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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As Simone Biles stood locked in a tight embrace with her team mate Aly Raisman, waiting for her final score to come up on the big screen, the concerned look in her eyes suggested she had no idea who would be crowned Olympic all around champion.

USA’s Manuel, Canada’s Oleksiak share 100m freestyle gold in dead heat

Published : 10:02 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak and American Simone Manuel dead-heated for the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle at Rio.

Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd Olympic gold

Published : 9:54 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Michael Phelps seized another slice of Olympic history with a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley at the Rio Games, his fourth straight in the event.

Emotional Fiji hammer Britain for historic rugby Olympic gold

Published : 9:46 am  August 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“Stratospheric” Fiji claimed their first Olympic medal ever by hammering Britain 43-7 to win the inaugural men’s rugby sevens final at the Rio Games on Thursday.

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