Feature: Inspired at six, Bhanuka punching above his weight

Published : 6:46 pm  February 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Thirteen-year-old Bhanuka Rathnayaka is a promising motorcyclist who, in his short span of professional motorcycling, has already won many awards and titles.

2015 World Cup guide – state of the nations

Published : 9:04 am  January 14, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament.

Feature: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Published : 3:47 pm  December 31, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Feature: Five talking points for sport in 2014

Published : 3:42 pm  December 31, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Five major talking points in sports from 2014

Feature: 100 days to World Cup – State of the nations

Published : 2:08 pm  November 5, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Thursday marks 100 days to go to the start of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. AFP Sports looks at the current strengths and weaknesses of the 14 finalists

Feature: Taking their chances, North East U23 team make strides

Published : 12:47 pm  October 27, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Overcoming the most difficult realities during and after the 30-year civil war, a group of young cricketers have made great strides in showing the hidden talent waiting to be discovered in the North and East of the country.

Feature: The ‘broke and broken’ Olympian

Published : 8:41 pm  October 21, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Feature: Landmark Messi moments after ten years in the game

Published : 7:08 pm  October 16, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Argentine superstar Lionel Messi made his competitive debut for Barcelona on this day ten years ago.

Analysis – Tight at the top five months out from World Cup

Published : 10:45 am  September 15, 2014 |  2 comments  |  Print This Post  |  
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After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday.

Feature: Valcke impressed with Sri Lanka’s football development

Published : 9:42 pm  September 8, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s General Secretary, who was in Colombo on a two-day visit in an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, said that the world governing body would give its fullest support for the development of football in Sri Lanka.

Feature: Balotelli’s five moments of madness

Published : 12:54 am  August 26, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Mario Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan on Monday. Here AFP Sports looks at five moments of madness from the controversial Italian striker.

Proud Muslim Moeen emerges as cult figure

Published : 7:52 am  August 14, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A proud Muslim of Pakistani descent featuring a luxuriant black beard has become a cult figure after performing heroics with the ball during England’s spirited fightback in the current series against India.

Sanga and I try to compete with each other – Mahela

Published : 1:09 pm  July 24, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Since making his Test debut against India in 1997, Jayawardane, 37, has reached many milestones, in his 18-year-long international career and in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror Jayawardane discuss his career, the reasons behind the retirement, his rivalry with friend Kumar Sangakkara, future of the game in Sri Lanka and life after cricket.

Thirty Years of Reminiscing the Peterite Rugby Side of 1984

Published : 6:30 pm  June 30, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

The schools rugby season may have ended and with it the Peterites can certainly hold their heads high after a splendid performance this year. But the celebrations of the Peterites took a different twist commencing last weekend when after 30 long years the rugby side of 1984 gathered to reminisce the golden era where they donned the blue, white and gold jersey with aplomb.

Features: The week in quotes – June 15

Published : 10:15 pm  June 15, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“I’m so happy for him. I didn’t say much to him – I know he was just overwhelmed”

Mithun and Praba – taking Sri Lankan golf global

Published : 2:58 am  June 14, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  

Mithun Perera and K Prabagaran are considered Sri Lanka’s best professional golfers. While there is no official ranking system in Sri Lanka for professional golfers, to back this claim, their success on the Indian golf tour has earned the duo that title and proved that they are Sri Lanka’s best hope for international glory.

Features: The week in quotes – June 08

Published : 1:21 pm  June 8, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“He was taking starts, not only this game but in the last game as well. We gave him two warnings, and I don’t know what else you can do to stop him doing that, so we had to go for it. I would stick by it. What we did was completely within the rules. We warned him in the last game too.”

Features: The week in quotes – June 01

Published : 1:04 pm  June 1, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“We have not got anything so far. Not even the match fees for the Asia Cup.” – An unnamed Sri Lankan cricketer states.

Features: The week in quotes – May 25

Published : 11:35 pm  May 25, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“I always believed, but we know that to score in 92 minutes is a lucky moment but when you force the game all the time and you believe, it’s always more easy.” – Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his emotions during the Champions league final.

Features: The week in quotes – May 18

Published : 1:32 pm  May 18, 2014 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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“This one is for the manager and the fans who have believed in us, even when things have not gone well.” – Aaron Ramsey

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