Castleford Tigers confirm Alex Sutcliffe signing from Leeds Rhinos on initial two-year deal | Rugby League News

Leeds forward Alex Sutcliffe makes the move to Castleford Tigers on a two-year deal from the 2022 season, in a deal which contains a further two-year option; the 22-year-old speaks of his excitement at the move, his positional versatility, and working with incoming Tigers boss Lee Radford. Last Updated: 21/09/21 5:00pm Leeds’ Alex Sutcliffe has signed for Castleford Tigers on an initial two-year contract, with a further two-year option Castleford Tigers have confirmed they have signed Leeds Rhinos forward Alex Sutcliffe on a two-year deal from next season, with the…

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Ger Lyons plotting big targets for Blenheim Stakes winner Straight Answer as trainer considers end to two-year-old campaign | Racing News

Ger Lyons is optimistic about Straight Answer’s future prospects after the Kodiac colt’s domination of the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes. Straight Answer, a winning Juddmonte debutant at the Curragh last month, stuck to the same six-furlong trip at Fairyhouse and led throughout to win by almost six lengths on Monday. His trainer has indicated the likelihood is that he will wait until next year for a third career start – with Classic or top-level sprinting aspirations evident on the basis of an unblemished juvenile record to date. “Straight Answer is…

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Shortage of 120,000 Sputnik V second jabs causing heartburn to many in Kandy District resolved

By Chaminda Silva Another consignment of the Russian-made Sputnik V anti-Covid vaccine purchased by Sri Lanka was brought to the country on Sunday (19). A batch of 120,000 doses of the vaccine was flown to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by an Emirates cargo plane from Dubai. The consignment was transported from Moscow, Russia, to Dubai, and from there to the BIA. They were transported to the Colombo Central Vaccine Storage Complex by refrigerated trucks of the Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Corporation. Minister of Health Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella last week…

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Sacred Bridge bids for Cheveley Park glory | Racing News

It is 10 years since Lightening Pearl provided Ger Lyons with his first Group One victory in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes – and he has a strong chance of repeating the dose with Sacred Bridge. The unbeaten filly is owned by the sponsors, and Lyons credits the late Khalid Abdullah with raising the quality in his yard in recent seasons, seeing it as a great compliment that he is now on their roster. Having won the Irish Guineas for the team with Siskin last year, Lyons is holding on…

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Boughey sends strong team to Newmarket this weekend | Racing News

Oscula will spearhead George Boughey’s strong team of fillies’ heading to Newmarket this week. The Group Three winner will run in the Rockfel Stakes on Friday along with stablemate Cachet, while Oaks runner-up Mystery Angel will try to bounce back from a disappointing run in France last time out in the Princess Royal Stakes. Boughey will also have two runners in the Group One Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes in the supplemented Corazon, third in the Flying Childers last time out, and Thunder Love, who was fifth in the same race.…

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SLMA urges Finance Minister to suspend decision to reopen liquor bars

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) has called on the government to suspend the approval granted to reopen liquor bars amid the quarantine curfew. This has been requested from Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa in a written communique. Allowing the opening of liquor bars despite restrictions imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic could be leading to a number of health, social and economic problems, the Union pointed out, adding that ordinary people have begun to queue themselves at liquor stores in violation of curfew and health guidelines.…

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool winger tops Premier League Power Rankings chart | Football News

Who is red-hot in the Premier League right now? Sky Sports ranks every player after the opening five matchdays… Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has stormed to the form summit after scoring four goals and creating two assists in his opening five league games – netting for the third successive game during the 3-0 win against Crystal Palace. Reds stopper Alisson claims runner-up spot with four clean sheets, having only conceded one league goal this term in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea, while Sadio Mane (No 6) is on a two-game…

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Sri Lanka all set for Expo 2020 Dubai

EXPO 2020 DUBAI is the latest edition of World Expos held around the world since 1851 and will be the first ever to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Sri Lanka will participate in the mega-event which commences in October (01st October 2021 – 31st March 2022) and is expected to attract over 25 million visitors to Dubai during its six-month run. One of the key facets of the Sri Lankan contingent will be the specially designed Pavilion which was officially handed over by the Dubai…

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Derby hope Zechariah finished for season after Newbury win | Racing News

Martyn Meade is likely to put his impressive Newbury winner Zechariah away for the winter and look for a suitable Derby trial next season. Beaten on his first two outings, Zechariah had won well at Sandown before seemingly improving again for the step up to a mile in the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes. The son of Nathaniel put a fair distance between himself and the well-regarded Westover, with another five and a half lengths back to Charlie Appleby’s King Of Conquest. “He was really good – I thought…

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Rishad Bathiudeen further remanded

MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who had been arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), has been further remanded until October 05 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. . The former minister and his brother were taken into custody on April 24, 2021 for allegedly aiding and abetting the suicide bombers who perpetrated the deadly bombings on April 21, 2019. They were initially interrogated under a 72-hour detention order obtained by the CID under the provisions of Article 6(1) of the PTA. However, a subsequent 90-day detention order…

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Derby County: Widespread concern for jobs as administration looms | Football News

There is widespread concern for job losses at Derby County as the crisis-hit club prepare to enter administration, Sky Sports News have been told. While some individual consultations happened on Monday, the bulk of the Derby workforce will be told on Tuesday what they can expect from the process. With the club believed to be losing between £1.3m and £1.5m per month, administrators are expected to be appointed either on Tuesday or Wednesday with the priority of paying creditors and HMRC. Owner Mel Morris, who claims to have spent over…

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