Sri Lanka's woeful run has continued since their first-round exit in the eight-team Champions Trophy in June followed by an embarrassing 3-2 ODI loss to minnows Zimbabwe at home. The outcome of which was the growing "bellies" of the players in the team. 64 of those came in the first innings of the first Test. He has led the team from the front so the rest of the boys are following him on and off the field.
Last year, "Manjapadda" had started a campaign against Chennaiayin FC coach and World Cup-winner Marco Materazzi with thousands of fans turning up at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi wearing the Italian's bete noire Zinedine Zidane's mask.
Slaven Bilic says West Ham United must "play like it is the last game of our lives" against Cheltenham Town in the second-round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Despite the Hammers reinforced team with the addition of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, they again find themselves at the bottom of the table and in fear of another tussle with relegation.
Rooney scored Everton's goal in their 1-1 draw away to Manchester City on Monday night in front of the England manager. In a statement, Rooney revealed England manager Gareth Southgate had called him to tell him he wanted to recall him for the fixtures.
But since then the 23-year-old has made only one further Test appearance, and has been hungry for a return to the long format of the game. Ashton Agar looks set to play his first cricket test in four years against Bangla-desh on Sunday after coach Darren Lehmann suggested Australia would go with two spinners for the series opener in Mirpur.
By now, he has been dissected more than a frog in a high school biology class. Thanks to an uninspiring performance vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , it is time to end the Blake Bortles experiment. If Blake Bortles does not win the starting quarterback job in the next two weeks, then he may need to find a new team. Bortles twice missed a wide-open Allen Robinson downfield, once throwing well behind Robinson and the second one a couple yards short of an open Robinson.
It also tied Major League Baseball's all-time record of most consecutive games with a punch out, which belonged to Bill Stoneman of the Montreal Expos. The New York Yankees led Detroit 11-1 when Judge was removed for a pinch-hitter. If one counted streaks extending into multiple seasons, Dunn held the record at 36 games as he struck out in his final four games in 2011 as well.
It was a familiar tale for Manchester City - waves of attacks and relentless pressure but missed chances meant Pep Guardiola's side needed an 82nd-minute equaliser from Raheem Sterling to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Everton yesterday morning (Singapore time).
The 22-year old made the switch to Vicarage Road after failing to break into the first team during his time at Chelsea and this call up is expected to be Southgate's way of rewarding the youngster for taking the decision to leave Chelsea. Sun Sport understand that Southgate was planning to name Rooney in his upcoming squad for England's World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.
The unsafe Dries Mertens then hit the post before Insigne sealed the Italians' win a minute from time. "We are happy with the qualification", said Insigne. Scottish side Celtic, coached by Brendan Rodger won 5 - 0 in their first leg clash with Astana but lost the second leg 4 - 3. Celtic beat Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel 5-2 at home in the first leg of the play-offs previous year and then wobbled in the return, losing 2-0 to scrape through.
Hours after the news broke on Wednesday morning, the Daily Express wrote that Chelsea fans were "furious" and were letting their feelings known on Twitter. The director is also said to be displeased with how Conte handled the Diego Costa situation, especially the infamous text message sent to the wantaway striker telling Costa he was no longer needed at the club.
Nice were temporarily down to 10 men at the time, with Mario Balotelli over by the touchline receiving attention, but neither he nor fellow Champions League victor Wesley Sneijder could inspire Nice, who must content themselves with a place in the Europa League.
Frampton, the only Northern Irishman to have won world titles in two weight classes, had been guided by McGuigan since turning professional in 2009. Carl "The Jackal" Frampton's (23-1, 14 KOs) decision to split with long-time mentor Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions went from rumour to reality via a statement released on social media yesterday, and a fellow Northern Irish former world titlist believes that the 30-year-old should team up with Eddie Hearn.
On the other hand, DJ Bravo, who played his last ODI game in 2014 against India, has to wait for a bit more to get a spot in the squad . Chris Gayle played the last ODI way back in World Cup 2015 held in Australia. The remaining four ODIs will be played in Nottingham, Bristol, London and Southampton on September 21, 24 27 and 29 respectively. A veteran of 187 ODIs, Samuels will face Ben Stokes once again after their war of words in the T20 World Cup, which saw the Jamaican fined 30% of ...
New Zealand, meanwhile, overpowered the United States 45-12 as Portia Woodman scored four of their seven tries. With 12 minutes to go and the score still 13-3, Julie Annery was initially awarded a try in the corner for France before the TMO ruled it out for a foot in touch following a phenomenal Megan Jones tackle.
The White Sox officially called up right-hander Lucas Giolito to make his first start in a Sox uniform Tuesday night against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field . The Twins loaded the bases in the sixth inning but managed only a run on Rosario's sacrifice fly that scored Mauer, who led off with a single and advanced to third on Escobar's double.
The FC Barcelona Twitter account announced the out of the blue the signing of Paris Saint Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria . OurMine is speculated to be a Saudi Arabian hacking group, which has been reported for another breach with the hashtag #FCBHack on the same account.
The Irishman will come to blows with the "money man", a former five-weight world champion, in front of a packed house at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shared , "Again, we have the great honor to partner with a true living legend, Floyd Mayweather , "The Best Ever", for what is sure to be the "Fight of the Millennium'".
Lee and calling a football game? "In that moment it felt right to all parties", ESPN added in its statement , referring to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville during which a woman was killed when a rally participant crashed his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters.
Sky Sports football expert Jamie Carragher - who played under Benitez at Liverpool - and Joey Barton have suggested the Spaniard himself is responsible for at least some of that, but Benitez remains convinced a return to winning ways would solve numerous current issues.
The Steelers reportedly never feared that Bell would hold out into the regular season and miss any meaningful games, so this is somewhat expected. That's not even to mention, Bell is one infraction away from a very lengthy suspension from the National Football League after serving a suspension last season.
On day two of BWF World Championships 2017 Indian's remained unbeaten in singles with PV Sindhu , B Sai Praneeth & Ajay Jayaram winning their respective matches. Sikki Reddy made it a memorable day by being the only Indian doubles star to secure wins in both her categories. Sikki and Chopra are the only Indian doubles team to receive a seeding of 15th.
Sigurdsson was arguably Swansea's best player last season, contributing nine goals and 13 assists in 38 Premier League appearances as Swansea 15th after flirting with relegation for much of the campaign. I think there will be official information, it's his decision. Hull have asked to take Scotland global Kingsley as part of the deal and Swansea have agreed to let the defender move on.
Justice David Hammerschlag of the New South Wales state Supreme Court on Wednesday said he had read written submissions from both the Force and the ARU and he believed an appeal should be heard. In that deal, which was effectively a takeover, the ARU guaranteed the Force's future until at least the end of the broadcast deal in 2020. The ARU committed to cutting one of its five Super Rugby teams as the competition contracts from 18 to 15 teams next season.
However, Fulham are interested in hanging on to the defender unless they receive a transfer bid in the region of £25-£30 million. Sessegnon has already snubbed a handful of Premier League clubs by opting to sign his first professional contract with Fulham after his 17th birthday.