Manjula misses Olympic qualifying, AASL to offer another chance on Sunday

Published : 11:37 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Athletics Association of Sri Lanka has decided to offer one final chance to high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekera to qualify for Rio Olympics after the veteran jumper missed it by a whisker at Friday’s Athletics Nationals which is being worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama.

It’s not about me and Mourinho, says City boss Guardiola

Published : 10:28 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Pep Guardiola knew the question was coming and when Jose Mourinho’s name was mentioned in his first news conference as Manchester City manager on Friday it was patted away nonchalantly.

Ronaldo has the opportunity to leave Messi in the shade

Published : 10:13 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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For so much of Cristiano Ronaldo’s majestic career, he has battled with Lionel Messi, often unsuccessfully, to be considered the greatest player in the world.

Raonic stuns Federer in five sets to make Wimbledon final

Published : 9:35 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon on Friday when he stunned punch drunk seven-time champion Roger Federer in a titanic five-set struggle.

Ferrari extend Raikkonen for next season

Published : 4:19 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Ferrari extended Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen’s contract for another year, ending months of speculation.

Mercedes drivers on final warning, says Wolff

Published : 10:47 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are on a final warning and any further collisions between the two could hit the title chances of whoever is at fault, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said on Thursday.

Cavendish overtakes Hinault with 29th Tour win

Published : 10:45 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Mark Cavendish cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when he claimed his 29th stage victory in the race in Thursday’s sixth leg.

Serena on verge of 22nd major, again, after thrashing Vesnina

Published : 10:42 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A Champagne cork popped somewhere on Centre Court four games into Serena Williams’s Wimbledon semi-final and while it was a tad premature, her 6-2 6-0 thrashing of Elena Vesnina suggested she could be celebrating something special come Saturday.

Gatlin, Merritt head toward 200m showdown on rainy day

Published : 10:20 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt remained on course for a 200 meters final while top hurdlers Brianna Rollins and Keni Harrison put on an early speed show at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday.

Griezmann double sends hosts France into final

Published : 9:27 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Antoine Griezmann’s double fired France into the Euro 2016 final as an emotional smash and grab 2-0 win over a territorially dominant Germany on Thursday ended 58 years of tournament suffering at their hands.

Milo President’s Trophy final postponed

Published : 6:51 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Milo U20 Schools President’s Trophy rugby knockout final between Royal College and Isipathana College which was scheduled to be played on Saturday has been postponed to next week.

Wade set for a return to his Chicago roots

Published : 1:04 pm  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Dwyane Wade, a three-time NBA champion with Miami, is set to join his hometown Chicago Bulls following 13 seasons with the Heat, the US media reported Wednesday night.

Ferguson backs Allardyce as homegrown England boss

Published : 10:50 am  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sam Allardyce is the obvious candidate to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager if the FA decide to go with a home-grown candidate for the job, former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has said.

France bid to end 58-year run of losing to Germans in big games

Published : 10:46 am  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Coach Didier Deschamps believes his players are ready to write a new page in the history of French football at Euro 2016 on Thursday when the hosts attempt to beat Germany for the first time for 58 years in a competitive match.

Murray survives Tsonga comeback to reach semis

Published : 10:28 am  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Second seed Andy Murray survived a ferocious Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fightback to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the seventh time, winning the Wednesday’s second Centre Court blockbuster 7-6(10) 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1.

Ronaldo delivers as Portugal end dream Wales run

Published : 9:13 am  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and inadvertently set up the other as Portugal ground out a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday to march into the Euro 2016 final.

Cup final at Nittawela?

Published : 12:19 am  July 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The venue for the final of the Milo President’s Trophy between Isipathana College and Royal College is to be decided on Thursday with a possibility that it could be moved to Kandy, the Daily Mirror learns.

Mourinho targets glory at Manchester United unveiling

Published : 9:52 am  July 6, 2016 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho announced his return to English football on Tuesday by reminding the world that he is a proven winner who will tell his players to forget the past three years of under-achievement and instead target success.

Hansen to make decision on future before Rugby Championship

Published : 9:47 am  July 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will make a decision on his future with the side before this year’s Rugby Championship begins in August.

Germany forced to make key changes for semi-final

Published : 9:44 am  July 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Germany coach Joachim Loew has been forced to make changes to his team for Thursday’s semi-final against hosts France at Euro 2016 because of injuries and a suspension, including replacing key goalscorer Mario Gomez.

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