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Sunday, 23 August 2015





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Angelo Mathews is elated after scoring a hundred

Sri Lanka crash-lands after skipper soars

India took a stranglehold with an overall lead of 157 runs with 9 wickets intact after Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews struck his sixth Test hundred (102) to help his side to a first innings total of 306 in reply to India’s 393 at the end of the third day of the second Test at the P.Sara Oval yesterday.

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Cooray flops as teenager wins Eritrea's first-ever gold

Puts the blame on hot weather for his poor showing:

BEIJING, Aug. 22 - Teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea stunned the athletics world with a record-breaking performance to win the gold medal in the men's marathon while Sri Lanka's Anuradha Indrajith Cooray secured only the 29th place at the 15th IAAF World Championship which began here on Saturday.

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Sri Lankan swimmers exiled in Russia

Sri Lankan swimmers, who took part at the 16th FINA World Championships held in Kazan, Russia were treated as virtual exiles or "independent athletes" to the organisers thereby creating a slur in the country's aquatic sports history.

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