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First World Cup in Asia opens to ’awesome atmosphere’

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 19

Rugby fever swept through Japan on Friday as fans flocked to Tokyo Stadium for the start of the 2019 World Cup, ushering in the tournament to Asia for the first time with a lavish opening ceremony ins


Gatland ’shocked’ as betting row rocks Wales World Cup bid

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 25

Wales coach Warren Gatland said he was ’’shocked’’ on Wednesday and urged his team to recover quickly after his assistant Rob Howley was sent home over betting allegations just days before the


Russia warn Japan to bring ’A-game’ or face Rugby World Cup shock

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 28

Russia captain Vasily Artemyev has warned Japan that unless they bring their ’’A-game’’ in Friday’s (20) Rugby World Cup opener, the hosts could face a mauling.


Nilfer returns to coach Kingswood

19 Sep 2019 - 0     - 31

Former Sri Lanka Youth and Sri Lanka Sevens Head Coach Nilfer Ibrahim will be back in his hometown when he takes over the Kingswood rugby outfit as their Head Coach for 2019/2020 rugby season. Nilfer


Anjalika clinches second ITF Junior title

16 Sep 2019 - 0     - 43

Sri Lanka’s Anjalika Kurera bagged her second ITF Junior Circuit title when she cruised to a straight set win over Jessica Wirahadipoernomo of Indonesia in the ITF Junior Circuit Week-3 Tennis Tourn


Trinity crowned runners-up

16 Sep 2019 - 0     - 74

Trinity College stamped their class in the All-Island Youth Boxing Championship 2019, fought out for Gen. Jagath Jaysuirya Shield, when they finished as the runners-up in Nawalapitiya recently.


Sri Lanka look to salvage pride

13 Sep 2019 - 0     - 14

Sri Lanka will look to redeem their lost pride when they take on Hong Kong in their AHF Women’s Junior Hockey Tournament fourth fixture in Singapore tomorrow (14).


Sri Lanka’s Anjalika qualifies to semi finals

13 Sep 2019 - 0     - 60

Top seeded Anjalika Kurera of Sri Lanka kept up to her reputation when qualified to the semi final of the ITF Junior Circuit Week 3 tennis tournament which is in progress now at the SLTA tennis courts


St. Peter’s and Rathnayake MV emerge champions

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 59

St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya and A. Rathnayake MV, Walalla emerged Boys’ and Girls’ champions respectively at the 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Meet which concluded at the Sugathad


Singapore trounce SL 10-1

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 49

Singapore trounced Sri Lanka 10-1 in their AHF Women’s Junior Hockey Tournament encounter worked off in Singapore today (12).


Rugby World Cup records

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 71

Records at the Rugby World Cup, which starts in Japan next week: Most titles won: New Zealand - three (1987, 2011, 2015) Most points by a team in a match: 145, New Zealand 145 Japan 17 (1995) Bigges


Alles-Gunasekara Cup to be held on September 22

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 70

The third annual basketball encounter between Royal College and Gateway College, played for the ‘Alles-Gunasekara Cup’, is set to be worked off on September 22 at the Gateway College Basketball Co


Bangladesh edge-out SL 2-0

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 17

Bangladesh Women edged-out Sri Lanka Women 2-0 in their AHF Women’s Junior Hockey Tournament second match worked off in Singapore on Tuesday.


Four more records tumble on day two

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 29

Four more records tumbled on the second day of the 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Meet which continued at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday (11).


’No excuses’ - All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

11 Sep 2019 - 0     - 53

Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa in their blockbuster tournament opener.


Four new records established on day one

11 Sep 2019 - 0     - 29

Four new records were established on the opening day of the 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Meet which began at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday (10).


Thilanga prevented from holding office at SLC pending inquiry

10 Sep 2019 - 0     - 38

Sports Minister Harin Fernando today (10) issued a special directive to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to prevent its Immediate Past President Thilanga Sumathipala from holding office within the body until a


Visakha oust Mahamaya, Joes champs for 16th year

09 Sep 2019 - 0     - 85

Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo edged-out favourites Mahamaya College, Kandy to win the Girls’ overall title while St. Joseph’s College retained the Boys’ title for the 16th successive year at the 46


All Blacks head to Japan aiming to peak at right time

08 Sep 2019 - 0     - 39

The All Blacks head to Japan on Monday with confidence boosted by the demolition of Tonga 92-7 in their final warmup before the World Cup and mindful they will need to pace themselves despite a blockb


Army Masters SC win Matale Hockey Sevens

06 Sep 2019 - 0     - 32

Army Masters Sports Club Matale posted a thrilling 1-0 win over Old Vijayans Sports Club Matale to emerge champions at the Matale HA President’s Trophy Men’s Inter-Club Hockey Sevens tournament 20


Women’s Junior AHF Cup 2019

06 Sep 2019 - 0     - 78

After eight years a Sri Lankan Junior Women’s hockey team is taking part in an Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Women’s Junior Hockey Tournament.


SL Surfing Federation launch ‘So Sri Lanka’ Pro Men’s QS 3000 Surfing Event

06 Sep 2019 - 0     - 56

The Sri Lankan Surfing Federation officially launched the 2019 ‘So Sri Lanka’ Pro Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 event at a press conference held on Wednesday.


Sri Lanka out to redeem lost prestige

06 Sep 2019 - 0     - 41

Sri Lanka will look to redeem their lost prestige by recording a consolation victory when they take on New Zealand in the third and final T20I at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy today (6).


Youth Asia Cup to commence today

05 Sep 2019 - 0     - 44

The eighth edition of the Under-19 Youth Asia Cup is set to commence in Colombo today (05). The tournament will see the participation of youth cricketers from eight nations and the event will run unt


Pocock returns to captain Wallabies against Samoa

04 Sep 2019 - 0     - 33

Injury-hit Australian flanker David Pocock will make his long-awaited return for the Wallabies Saturday, captaining the side as they take on Samoa in Sydney in a World Cup warm-up.


John Tarbat Athletics Meet from Sep 10

04 Sep 2019 - 0     - 32

The 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletics Association (SLSAA) and sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) will be held from September 10 to


Grandhomme, Bruce seal series win for NZ

04 Sep 2019 - 0     - 23

Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce put on a match-winning 109-run stand for the fourth-wicket to steer New Zealand to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka with two balls to spare in the second T20I played


Springboks roll out big guns for Japan World Cup warm-up

03 Sep 2019 - 0     - 29

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game’s history.


Tonga ’’fixated’’ on making World Cup playoffs - coach

02 Sep 2019 - 0     - 20

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has targeted a maiden playoffs berth for the Pacific island nation at the Rugby World Cup despite the team being pooled in what looms as the toughest group at the tournament in


All Blacks Hansen unruffled by breakdown ’cheats’ call

02 Sep 2019 - 0     - 60

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has shrugged off criticism from former England flyhalf turned media pundit Stuart Barnes, who described the world champions as “cynical cheats” at the breakdown in a