West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Suranga Lakmal to lead visitors in Dinesh Chandimal’s absence

By: Sports Desk | Published: June 23, 2018 2:24:41 pm Suranga Lakmal will lead Sri lanka in Dinesh Chandimal’s absence against West Indies. (Source: PTI) The Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC) have appointed fast bowler Suranga Lakmal as the stand-in captain for the third Test against West Indies in absence of Dinesh Chandimal. Chandimal will miss the third Test after his appeal against the ball-tampering suspension was rejected. This third Test, starting Saturday, would be the first day-night Test in the Caribbean islands. Chandimal along with coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and…

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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship: Scotland’s Catriona Matthew one off lead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catriona Matthew won The Open in 2009 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship first-round leaderboard -8 Gaby Lopez (Mex); -7 M Jutanugarn (Tha), L Salas (US), M Lee (Kor), A Ashok (Ind), C Matthew (Sco), M Lee (Aus), N Hataoka (Jap) Selected others: -4 C Hull (Eng); -2 B Law (Eng), M Reid (Eng); +1 J Ewart Shadoff; +4 G Dryburgh (Sco) Full leaderboard Five birdies and an eagle left Scotland’s Catriona Matthew one shot behind leader Gaby Lopez at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Matthew,…

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Brittany and Courtney Force lead NHRA qualifying in Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio — Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force topped their divisions Friday in rain-shortened qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Brittany Force had a 3.776-second pass at 324.44 mph in Top Fuel. “That pass was very important for our team,” Brittany Force said. “With the rain you don’t know how many laps you’re going to get in before race day. The conditions were great, and we just went straight down there.” Courtney Force ran a 3.935 at 327.66 in Funny Car. Father John Force was fourth in Funny…

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Lopez seizes early lead at LPGA Arkansas Championship

Rogers (United States) (AFP) – Gaby Lopez, who took some time off after missing back-to-back cuts, fired an eight-under 63 to grab the first-round lead at the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship on Friday. The 24-year-old did not play in the Meijer Classic last week, deciding instead to go home to Mexico and regroup. The move paid dividends on Friday as she equalled her lowest round in relation to par for her career. “The golf course is in great shape, the whole environment plays with me instead of against me,”…

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Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship

AP Published 8:21 p.m. ET June 22, 2018 | Updated 9:12 p.m. ET June 22, 2018 ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis. Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead at Pinnacle Country Club. Like Lewis, the two-time winner of the tournament, Lopez starred as a three-time All-American for the Razorbacks…

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’10-second’ rule denies Johnson share of lead with Harman

(Reuters) – Two-times major champion Zach Johnson fell foul of the “10-second rule” on Friday but managed to stay close to the lead as the American ended the second round one stroke behind pacesetter Brian Harman at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Johnson’s attempted birdie putt at the par-four third hole stopped right on the edge of the cup, but frustratingly defied gravity and did not drop — at least not for a while. A player in such a situation is “allowed enough time to reach the hole without unreasonable…

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Brian Harman wrests Travelers Championship lead from more familiar names

Brian Harman, at 5-7, ordinarily would require a footstool to stand above the gilded Travelers Championship field, but rounds of 64-66 will do it, too. Harman’s 36-hole score of 130 has given him a one-stroke lead over Zach Johnson, Australian Matt Jones and Russell Henley halfway through the Travelers at the TPC Highland in Cromwell, Conn. “The putter has been really good so far,” Harman said. “But I’ve been in position a lot. I’ve had a lot of good looks at it. I’m just able to put a little pressure…

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Lakmal front-runner to lead Sri Lanka in third Test against WI

SRI LANKA TOUR OF WEST INDIES, 2018 Suranga Lakmal could lead Sri Lanka in the third Test © AFP Seamer Suranga Lakmal has emerged as the front-runner to lead Sri Lanka in case captain Dinesh Chandimal is suspended for the third and final Test match against West Indies that gets underway on Saturday in Barbados. Lakmal (31) and veteran Rangana Herath (40) were among the choices to lead the team in case the ICC appointed Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff (QC) found the Sri Lankan captain guilty of ball tampering after…

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PGA Tour: Brian Harman takes 1-shot lead in Travelers

Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first round co-leader Zach Johnson, who lost a stroke during his round of 68 when his birdie putt hung on the lip of the cup at the third hole for longer than the maximum allowed 10 seconds before falling in, giving him a par. “After 10 seconds, the…

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Spieth, Johnson share Travelers lead with McIlroy one back

New York (AFP) – Multiple major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson each fired a seven-under par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship. Johnson ran off six birdies in a row from the 11th through 16th holes before his lone bogey of the day at 17 snapped the American’s dream streak. Defending champion Spieth blasted out of a bunker 31 feet for eagle at the par-five sixth, evoking memories of the bunker hole-out the US star hit last year in…

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