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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had 'most severe' brain disease

An ex-NFL footballer who killed himself in April after he was acquitted in a double murder trial had a "severe case" of a neurodegenerative brain disease. Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with head injury, his family lawyer said.

BBC - Sep 22 08:51 GMT - more ...

Sri Lanka grab automatic 2019 World Cup berth at Windies' expense

Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday. …

Reuters - Sep 21 15:39 GMT - more ...

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  • Sri Lanka selectors resign after series defeat by India

    Sri Lanka's selection panel will step down en masse after their current home series against India, following a turbulent year on and off the field. After being whitewashed 3-0 in the Tests, Sri Lanka trail 3-0 in the five-match one-day international series, and Sunday's match in Pallekele was delayed after angry home supporters threw bottles onto the outfield.

    BBC - Aug 31 14:33 GMT - more ...

  • Senators’ playoff run comes to an end with Game 7 double OT loss to Penguins

    Take a deep breath, Canada – it is now 23 years 350 days … and counting. Though the Stanley Cup was dedicated to “the champion hockey team in the Dominion” back in 1892, it has not been raised by a Canadian team since June 9, 1993, when the Montreal Canadiens defeated Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 to take the final series in only five games.

    Globe and Mail - May 26 03:28 GMT - more ...

  • Sri Lanka’s ‘big match’ syndrome

    A fortnight ago, Asela Gunaratne slammed a pacy 84 against Australia, steering Sri Lanka to a remarkable victory in the T20 series. His innings made headlines here, but the series win was not the only cricket news.

    The Hindu - Mar 05 22:07 GMT - more ...

  • Rio's Olympic venues, six months on – in pictures

    Six months after hosting South America’s first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Rio de Janeiro venues – some of which have been looted – sit mainly idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organisers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents

    The Guardian - Feb 11 10:29 GMT - more ...

  • Sri Lanka Cricket thanks BCCI for supporting its stand against two-tier Test system

    The long-standing bonhomie between sub-continental cricket boards again came to the fore as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) acknowledged the much needed support from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has vehemently opposed the proposed 'two-Tier' Test system by the International Cricket Council (ICC). …

    PTI - Sep 07 09:54 GMT - more ...

  • Cavaliers complete comeback, win first NBA title

    LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA final comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. …

    Toronto Star - Jun 20 04:10 GMT - more ...

  • Lankan board reluctant to give Malinga NoC to play in IPL

    Miffed with Lasith Malinga's attitude of picking and choosing tournaments, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is reluctant to give the fast bowler 'No Objection Certificate' to play for the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League. …

    PTI - Apr 16 22:31 GMT - more ...

  • The Sri Lanka I grew up on

    Of late, it seems India play Sri Lanka in some form of cricket just about every other month. These matches, especially one-dayers, have little charm and no one really remembers anything much about them. Sri Lankan cricketers have suffered from over-exposure in India, which is such a pity when you think of the soft caress of Mahela Jayawardene's strokeplay or the…

    ESPN Cricinfo - Mar 27 09:58 GMT - more ...

  • NBA's hottest all-star action was off the court

    During the NBA’s all-stargazing weekend, there was as much action in the clubs as on the court. …

    Toronto Star - Feb 14 17:22 GMT - more ...

  • Sachin Tendulkar's career in pictures

    Much was expected of 16-year-old debutant Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ahead of India's 1989 series with Pakistan. He had a huge reputation after reducing one bowling attack to tears on his way to 326 not out while still a schoolboy

    BBC - Feb 07 17:39 GMT - more ...

  • Sri Lanka suspend Anusha Samaranayake over alleged fixing attempt

    Sri Lanka have suspended fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake for two months over an alleged attempt to fix a Test against West Indies. …

    BBC - Jan 18 10:10 GMT - more ...

  • Young Sri Lanka's riposte set to continue

    It took four weeks, but Sri Lanka put together their most comprehensive day of cricket on this tour and suddenly their outlook seems transformed. They lost so badly in Christchurch that this trip to New Zealand was threatening to become the tour from hell. In that handsome Nelson win on Thursday, there were signs it may instead be remembered as a journey of…

    ESPN Cricinfo - Jan 01 13:04 GMT - more ...

  • What happened in Sri Lanka is a thing of the past; prefer not to think about it: Ishant Sharma

    Not the least bit concerned about the storm he kicked off due to an overtly aggressive demeanour during the Sri Lanka tour, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma says he does not even think about the outburst which led to a one-match ban on him. …

    PTI - Nov 16 11:47 GMT - more ...

  • Jose Bautista fires back at bat flip critics in blog post

    Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista has a few choice words for critics who didn’t like his bat flip in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. …

    Toronto Star - Nov 09 18:18 GMT - more ...

  • Toronto Blue Jays playoff loss ends season of discovery

    The Blue Jays' World Series dream is over for this year, but what a year it was. …

    CBC News - Oct 26 10:33 GMT - more ...

  • 'Typical Canadian' Blue Jays celebration goes viral

    You might only see this in Canada: Blue Jays fans danced around the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street in Toronto right up until the light turned green. Then they calmly walked aside to let the cars through. …

    CBC News - Oct 15 22:44 GMT - more ...

  • The story so far: Blue Jays come back from the brink

    They went into the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers as considerable favourites. …

    Toronto Star - Oct 14 09:58 GMT - more ...

  • India vs Sri Lanka: Breaking walls, building walls

    In December 2014, Tharindu Kaushal left from his 100-year-old ancestral home to make his Test debut in New Zealand. When he returned from tour a month later, there was nothing left of it. The young off-spinner had no home to come back to. There was only rubble. …

    Indian Express - Aug 18 17:22 GMT - more ...

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