England target Wallabies whitewash in World Cup ‘dress rehearsal’

Published : 1:21 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday said he was targeting a 3-0 whitewash of Australia as a “dress rehearsal” for the next World Cup.

Fourth school pulls out of Milo President’s Trophy

Published : 12:56 am  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Milo President’s Trophy schools rugby knockout tournament which is scheduled to be kicked off from June 25 saw another withdrawal when D.S. Senanayake College pulled out at the eleventh hour reducing the number of teams to seven.

Eight records tumble on day one

Published : 11:09 pm  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The opening day’s proceedings of the four-day 43rd Sri Lanka Schools Age Group Aquatic Championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Association (SLSASA) which got underway at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool on Thursday saw eight new records being established in the evening session.

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 to set up final against Argentina

Published : 11:55 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm.

Portugal and Hungary through after 3-3 thriller

Published : 11:27 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Hungary and Portugal reached the Euro 2016 knockout stages after a rip-roaring 3-3 draw in which Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice and became the first player to score in four European Championships on Wednesday.

Heroic Iceland set up last-16 clash with England

Published : 8:53 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Iceland wrote the most glorious page in their sporting history when a stoppage-time winner gave them a deserved 2-1 victory against Austria for a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 on Wednesday.

Brady’s late goal fires Ireland into last 16

Published : 8:49 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Robbie Brady scored a glorious late winner for Ireland to put them through to the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Group E winners Italy.

Sad end for Ibrahimovic as Belgium advance

Published : 8:41 am  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career ended in a damp squib when Sweden lost 1-0 to Belgium in their final Euro 2016 Group E match on Wednesday and failed to reach the last 16.

Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

Published : 10:46 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Lionel Messi scored his 55th international goal to become his country’s all-time leading scorer as Argentina thrashed hosts the United States 4-0 to ease into the final of the Centenary Copa America on Tuesday.

Hansen keeps them guessing with third test team selection

Published : 10:36 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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For a dead-rubber match in a series already won by the All Blacks, the issue of team selection for the third test against Wales in Dunedin has created much debate in rugby-mad New Zealand this week.

Croatia win group by beating holders Spain

Published : 10:30 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Holders Spain lost for the first time in 15 matches at the European Championship finals on Tuesday when Croatia beat them 2-1 to win Group D at Euro 2016.

Turkey beat Czechs to stay in last-16 contention

Published : 10:26 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Turkey snatched a Euro 2016 lifeline with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday that secured third place in Group D and left them waiting to see if they had done enough to reach the last 16.

Germany beat Northern Ireland to advance as group winners

Published : 10:23 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Germany showed more of their usual class when Mario Gomez’s first-half strike secured a 1-0 win over a stubborn Northern Ireland side and a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 as Group C winners on Tuesday.

Poland beat Ukraine to advance for first time

Published : 10:13 am  June 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Poland can prepare for a European Championship last-16 meeting with Switzerland after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s crisp, second-half goal beat already-eliminated Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday to send them into the knockout stage for the first time.

New Brazil coach Tite targets World Cup qualification

Published : 9:57 am  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Former Corinthians boss Tite was unveiled as the new Brazil coach on Monday and immediately said his priority was ensuring the five-time champions qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

England the side to challenge All Blacks supremacy – Jones

Published : 9:47 am  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England coach Eddie Jones admits his side have a way to go yet but believes they are on track to challenge New Zealand’s long dominance of the game in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup.

England advance, Slovakia wait after goalless stalemate

Published : 9:44 am  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England put Slovakia on the rack for long spells but were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw on Monday, frustrating coach Roy Hodgson as his side reached the knockout stages despite slipping behind Wales in their group at Euro 2016.

Air of disbelief as Wales win Group B

Published : 9:33 am  June 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales enjoyed their greatest day in football for more than half a century by overwhelming Russia 3-0 on Monday to win Group B at Euro 2016 ahead of their oldest rivals England.

Mayer puts injury struggles behind him to win Halle title

Published : 1:13 pm  June 20, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Florian Mayer put more than a year of injury problems behind him to secure a 6-2 5-7 6-3 victory over teenager Alexander Zverev in an all-German final at the Halle Open on Sunday.

England’s Jones rules out Lions coaching role

Published : 12:45 pm  June 20, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England coach Eddie Jones has poured cold water over speculation linking him with the British and Irish Lions job for the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

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