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Spain World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he’s “feeling strong” after being treated for a heart attack at the CUF Porto Hospital in the Portuguese city.

Everton bolstered their chances of qualifying for next season’s Europa League with a 2-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Friday.

Friday, 03 May 2019 06:06

Sri Lanka drop to 9th in ODI rankings

India and England have retained their top positions in the team rankings for Tests and ODIs, respectively, after the annual update on Thursday in which series results from 2015-16 are removed, and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 per cent.

Former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Sangakkara will begin his one-year tenure in October, having been nominated by the incumbent, Anthony Wreford at the MCC Annual General Meeting on Wednesday held at Lord’s.

Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain has analysed Pakistan’s chances for success in this summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in England & Wales, and he’s not ruling them out of a potential triumph.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:04

Hiruni qualifies for IAAF World marathon

US-based Sri Lankan Marathoner Hiruni Wijayaratne qualified for the forthcoming IAAF World Championship 2019 after finishing second in the Düsseldorf Marathon 2019 held in Germany on Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s preparations for the upcoming 2019 cricket World Cup may have been stalled due to the prevailing security situation in the country but team manager Ashantha de Mel doesn’t see that as a major setback because the two weeks of training and practices they have arranged in the UK ahead of the World Cup warm-up matches should be adequate for the players to get acclimatized and be fit for the tournament.

The International Cricket Council on Friday announced the appointments for the league phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, which comprises the best 22 match officials from around the globe.

Chaminda Vaas, the former Sri Lanka paceman, believes Lasith Malinga’s form and his leadership qualities will play the decisive role for Sri Lanka at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Thursday, 25 April 2019 08:14

Women’s relay team creates new SL record

Lankan women’s 400m relay team created a new Sri Lankan record (3m:35.06s) on the final day of the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship at Khalifa Stadium in Doha Qatar yesterday, but had to be satisfied with fourth place. The previous SL record, 3m:35.42s was established in 1999 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

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