West Indies campaign in disarray after back to back defeats

Rex Clementine in Dubai Lack of genuine pace in their bowling department hurt defending champions West Indies as they suffered a heavy eight wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa in the ICC T-20 World Cup in Dubai yesterday. The Windies may have lot of experience at their disposal possessing plenty of globetrotters who play franchise cricket but their bowling lacked penetration and a target of 144 proved to be too little to defend as South Africa won with ten deliveries to spare. Both teams had lost their opening…

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R Vallecano 1 – 0 Barcelona

Barcelona slumped to their fourth defeat in six games as Radamel Falcao’s goal gave Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win to pile more pressure on Ronald Koeman. Koeman’s side are ninth in La Liga having only won four of their 10 games, and went down to former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Falcao’s first-half goal in Madrid. Memphis Depay also missed a penalty for Barcelona in the 72nd minute to compound Koeman’s misery. Image: Radamel Falcao celebrates his goal for Rayo Vallecano Colombian striker Falcao pounced in the 30th minute after…

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Andy Murray’s perfect record at Erste Bank Open in Vienna ended by Carlos Alcaraz | Tennis News

Andy Murray is a two-time champion in Vienna with victories 2014 and 2016, but having won his last nine consecutive matches at the tournament, his run is finally ended by Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 27/10/21 7:28pm Andy Murray’s perfect record at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna came to an end at the hands of rising Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz Andy Murray’s perfect record at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna came to an end at the hands of rising Spanish teenager…

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People’s Tribunal to indict government, seeking justice for Lasantha Wickremathunga

Leading press freedom organisations Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launch The People’s Tribunal to indict the governments of Sri Lanka, Mexico and Syria for failing to deliver justice for the murders of Lasantha Wickremathunga, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, Nabil Al-Sharbaji.  The Tribunal, a form of grassroots justice, relies on investigations and high quality legal analysis involving specific cases in three countries. The opening hearing will be held on 2 November in The Hague. To watch the…

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Josh Cavallo: Adelaide United midfielder says football must change to become welcoming for LGBT+ players | Football News

Josh Cavallo feels “overwhelmed” with the worldwide reaction to him coming out as gay, and says it is time for football to “change” and become a more welcoming environment for LGBT+ players. In a landmark moment for inclusivity in football, the Australian Adelaide United midfielder came out to his coaches a few weeks ago and broke the news to his team-mates on Wednesday prior to posting an emotional video on social media. He revealed in the video he had been fighting his sexuality for around six years and said he…

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UFC 267: Jan Blachowicz says that although winning is everything, it tastes even better after a good fight | MMA News

Jan Blachowicz is looking to put on a show in Abu Dhabi on Saturday when he puts his UFC light-heavyweight title on the line against Glover Teixeira. The Polish star is seeking his second successful title defence after defeating Israel Adesanya in a unanimous decision victory at UFC 259. And although he knows the most important aspect of the weekend will be that he exits the octagon still in possession of his belt, Blachowicz is looking to put on a spectacle. “I’m also a fan of this sport. So when…

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Govt. in dilemma over anti-terrorism law:

No letup in Int’l, civil society pressure By Shamindra Ferdinando Under any circumstances, post-war Sri Lanka cannot ignore international concerns as regards the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (No 48 of 79). A section of the international community wants Sri Lanka to amend the PTA without further delay. The civil society organisation, One-Text Initiative (OTI) has pointed out repealing the PTA is a necessity underscored by the European Union and the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as well as by Western-funded civil rights organisations and international agencies.…

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T20 World Cup: England to be feared in any conditions, says Mike Atherton | Cricket News

Michael Atherton Cricket Expert & Columnist Seamers are enjoying success bowling back-of-a-length in the United Arab Emirates and spinners Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone are executing captain Eoin Morgan’s fifth-bowler plans to perfection in early stages of T20 World Cup Super 12 Last Updated: 27/10/21 4:25pm Tymal Mills celebrates one of his three wickets with England captain Eoin Morgan England’s well-drilled attack combined with their array of potent batters and inspiring skipper makes them a Twenty20 side to be feared in any conditions, says Mike Atherton. Eoin Morgan’s men crushed…

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Sri Lanka Navy takes delivery of Ex-USCGC Douglas Munro

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) formally took the delivery of the EX-United States Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Douglas Munro, provided by the United States to the Sri Lanka Navy, in a ceremony held at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle of Washington in the United States. On behalf of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the event was attended by Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne on 26th October.  As such, the ship formally joined the SLN fleet from 26th October 2021 under the pennant…

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T20 World Cup: Jason Roy and Tymal Mills impress as England rout Bangladesh | Cricket News

Bangladesh suffer second straight defeat in Super 12 stage after posting 124-9 as Mills (3-27), Moeen (2-18) and Livingstone (2-15) impress; England follow up their thrashing of West Indies with another dominant display, reaching their target off 14.1 overs Last Updated: 27/10/21 2:20pm Jason Roy helped himself to 61 off 38 balls as England dominated the Group 1 clash against Bangladesh Opener Jason Roy celebrated his 50th Twenty20 cap with a blistering 61 off 38 balls as England romped to an eight-wicket Super 12 win over Bangladesh, in sultry Abu…

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Poland told to pay €1m a day in legal row with EU

Back in July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered an interim ruling that Poland should suspend the chamber as it was neither sufficiently independent nor impartial. The Polish prime minister has said the chamber will be shut down in its current form, but he has insisted that EU institutions have no right to tell Warsaw how to organise its judiciary. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Land grabbing in broad daylight. Police involved?

A vicious operation of land-grabbing is being undertaken in Colombo District to evict homeowners living in the 10th Lane, Kollupitiya and seize their lands, reports claimed. The mastermind behind the operation is Sheikh Haj and several money launderers are also reported to have involved in the land-grabbing operation. Shocks awaken as the Chief Inspector of Police of the area, who is responsible for the safety of the public, is also involved with the smugglers. The smugglers at the consent of the Chief Police Inspector have…

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Ladies European Tour: Free live YouTube stream from the Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

Three-day tournament takes place under the floodlights on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai – watch live all week on Sky Sports Golf and the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel By Sky Sports Golf Last Updated: 26/10/21 9:44am The Ladies European Tour season continues this week at the Dubai Moonlight Classic, with all three rounds available to watch for free via Sky Sports’ live YouTube stream. A strong field has gathered for a unique event on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club, where players begin their…

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