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Paris, Tuesday: The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols.

The independent Judicial Commissioner, The Hon Michael Beloff QC, on Monday handed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha eight suspension points, which means the trio have also been suspended for the first four ODIs along with both the Tests against South Africa.

Moscow, Sunday: Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.

Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:08

Spinners put Sri Lanka in command

GALLE, Friday: South Africa’s technique to survive against spin in the subcontinent was exposed to the hilt when they succumbed to their lowest total against Sri Lanka being bowled out for 126 in their first innings on the second day of the first Test played at the Galle International Stadium yesterday.

GALLE: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne gave a sterling display of batting against one of the best bowling attacks in contemporary cricket to fashion out his eighth Test century to breathe some life into the Sri Lankan innings that was destroyed by the exceptional pace of the world’s no. 1 ranked Test bowler Kagiso Rabada.

France beat Belgium 1-0 yesterday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.

LONDON: Novak Djokovic insists it's only fair that he should play his Wimbledon quarter-final on Centre Court on Wednesday, handing the All England Club a dilemma over relegating Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to Court One.

The Sri Lanka national men’s sevens rugby team, who played under the name of “Lanka Lions” won the Cup championship beating Bagneux, a French club side by 50 points to nil competing in the Boys open category for clubs at the Paris World Games played on July 7 and 8.

Monday, 09 July 2018 06:04

Mathews rearing to go against Proteas

Having missed a major portion of the three-Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean, former Test captain Angelo Mathews is keen to prove his worth as a senior statesman of the Sri Lanka team in the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa starting at Galle on July 12.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD Friday: France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals as goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday.

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