GALLE, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka turned the screws on Pakistan in the first cricket Test in Galle, bowling the tourists out for 100 for a lead of 372 yesterday
Spinner Suraj Randiv grabbed 4-13 in 9.3 overs and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took 3-30 as Pakistan were bundled out at the stroke of lunch after resuming on the third day at 5-48.
Pakistan, who barely managed to surpass their lowest-ever total against Sri Lanka of 90, face an uphill struggle to save the first game of the three-Test series.
But Sri Lanka, who made 472 in the first innings, declined to enforce the follow-on despite leading by 372 runs on a spin-friendly pitch at the Galle International Stadium.
Pakistan were dealt a cruel blow within the first 30 minutes of play when their most experienced batsman Younis Khan was given out leg-before for 29 by Australian umpire Steve Davis.
BELFAST, June 23 AAP - Brett Lee's pursuit of Glenn McGrath's record for the most one-day international wickets for Australia has been stalled by the fickle weather in boggy Belfast.
The speedster made a stunning start to his United Kingdom tour by bowling captain William Porterfield (0) and Ed Joyce (0) with the first and third deliveries of the rain-affected contest.
Lee (2-10) only bowled three overs with the home side 3-36 off 10.4 overs at the Civil Service Cricket Club when showers arrived and eventually forced the match to be abandoned.
The scalps put Lee just one behind McGrath's record of 380 one-day international wickets for Australia.
COLOGNE, Germany - Australian golfer Marcus Fraser remained in strong contention on Saturday after three rounds of the BMW International Open in Germany.
Fraser, 10-under-par with one round to play, was just two strokes behind English leader Danny Willett who was targeting a first tour win.
The 24-year-old Willett carded a three-under 69 to reach 12-under for the tournament to lead by one shot from compatriot Chris Wood and halfway leader Joel Sjoholm of Sweden.
Fraser, after a third round of 68, shares equal fourth with South African Keith Horne. Fellow Australian Richard Green in nine strokes from the lead with a three-round total of 213.
CROMWELL, Connecticut, June 23 AFP - Brian Davis and Roland Thatcher, both chasing maiden victories on the US PGA Tour, were tied for the third-round lead at the $US6 million Travelers Championship on Saturday.
Englishman Davis fired a six-under 64 to reach 12-under 198 after 54 holes. He is level with Thatcher who shot a five-under 65.
Stuart Appleby is the leading Australian, two shots off the lead in a group of three players tied for third place on 10 under.
Appleby shot a third round 67 to join American pair John Rollins and John O'Driscoll in the hunt for the leaders.
AUCKLAND - Eight-time world champion Sebastien Loeb dominated the final day of the Rally of New Zealand to beat Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen by 29.6 seconds and to extend his lead in this season's world championship.
Loeb, who led at the end of all three days of the 22-stage rally, held a 6.4 second advantage over Hirvonen at the start of the final day which comprised seven stages.
He extended his lead to 10.5 seconds after the first stage of the day, to 15.8 seconds after the second and to 20.9 seconds after the third and fourth super special stages.
After the second run through the 18km Puhoi stage he was 25.3 seconds ahead of Hirvonen and assured of his fifth rally win of the season, the 72nd of his career and his third in New Zealand.
Loeb led the rally by four seconds after eight stages on the opening day and defended that lead through seven stages on the second day, under steady pressure Hirvonen.
SYDNEY - Dominant displays from NSW pair Anthony Watmough and Tony Williams and 24 points from skipper Jamie Lyon inspired Manly to a 52-14 NRL win over Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
Williams, playing his first game in Manly colours since round three, showed Blues coach Ricky Stuart he'll be fit enough to take his place the State of Origin decider in Brisbane, having not played since the series opener in Melbourne due to a back injury.
The giant back-rower, who played the full 80 minutes, took just four minutes to make an impression when he brushed off Mitchell Pearce and Sam Perrett to set up Jorge Taufua for a try and lay the foundations for a dominant display from the premiers.
Watmough, who clocked up more than 120 metres in the first half, increased his side's lead four minutes later when he latched onto a Matt Ballin kick to score, with Lyon adding the extras.
Williams, whose last appearance for Manly saw him slugged with a seven-game suspension for a dangerous tackle on Isaac De Gois, showed there's more to his game than brute strength with a beautifully-weighted chip-kick which found Steve Matai, who ran through some feeble defending to score.
And worse was to come for Brian Smith's side when Watmough broke through the line and ran for 40 metres before setting up Daly Cherry-Evans.
The Roosters did cross the line on the stroke of halftime when Perrett scored following a Pearce cut-out pass, with Braith Anasta's kick cutting the deficit to 24-6 at the break.
Smith's side started the second period brightly and threatened to stage a dramatic fightback with tries from Tom Symonds and talented 18-year-old Tautau Moga. However, they were unable to sustain their superiority and Manly sealed the victory with three tries in eight minutes from Dean Whare, Brett Stewart and Jamie Buhrer.
Lyon, who kicked eight goals from nine attempts, added some extra gloss to the scoreline, when he intercepted a wayward Pearce pass and ran 50 metres for the visitors' eighth four-pointer.
And the former NSW playmaker took his side past the 50-point mark with his second try late in the game, outpacing Moga to get a hand on Buhrer's kick.
MACKAY, Qld - Flying under the radar may no longer be an option for Des Hasler after his Bulldogs toppled NRL ladder leaders Melbourne 20-4 in Mackay on Sunday.
Indeed Hasler's Bulldogs are as inconspicuous as Canterbury fullback Ben Barba is in his hometown of Mackay after downing the competition heavyweights to extend their winning streak to five straight.
The eccentric Hasler may still try to keep to his mantra but any doubts that the Dogs were not serious contenders will be debunked by their convincing four-tries-to-one win in front of 11,876 people - most of them Barba fans.
Any why not - Barba gave a not so subtle reminder to Queensland selectors ahead of Origin III by scoring one try and helping set up two others in a dream return to his hometown.
Barba's limited edition signature T-shirts in the merchandise stand at Virgin Australia Stadium flew out ahead of the match.
But he will only have eyes for another piece of clothing - a Maroons jersey - after laying a timely claim to the Queensland No.1 jersey expected to be vacated by Billy Slater (knee).
Barba brought the Mackay faithful to their feet when he opened the scoring off a Josh Reynolds kick in the ninth minute. And the Bulldogs were up 10-0 by halftime after centre Krisnan Inu pounced on a Kris Keating cross-field kick in the 32nd.
Melbourne threatened to keep in touch when winger Anthony Quinn latched onto a Cameron Smith chip in the 47th minute. And they appeared to be over again but video referee Sean Hampstead gave Ryan Hinchcliffe's darting effort in the 53rd minute the red light.
A Barba break set up Inu's second try in the 54th minute before the Mackay boy produced something that was worth the price of admission alone.
With five minutes left on the clock Barba cut through four defenders before Josh Morris finished off the length-of-the-field effort.
SYDNEY - A Chris Sandow field goal with just seconds left in extra time handed Parramatta a thrilling 19-18 golden point NRL win over local rivals Penrith at Centrebet Stadium on Saturday night.
Having missed with two earlier attempts at the match-winner both in regulation and golden point, Sandow piloted over the shot from 30 metres with 34 seconds remaining to finally separate the two sides at the bottom of the ladder.
Seemingly gone, trailing 18-6 with just 12 minutes remaining, veteran Nathan Hindmarsh inspired a stunning Eels revival as he wound back the clock with a bust down the short side to send fellow impending retiree Luke Burt over under the posts.
Hindmarsh then layed on the crucial ball for Fuifui Moimoi charging downfield, the big prop eventually finding Jarryd Hayne to lock it up with six minutes to go.
Sandow and Harry Siejka both pushed field goal attempts wide before extra time, Lachlan Coote's blushes saved in the extra period when Ken Sio was millimetres too late to grounding a ball the Panthers fullback desperately wanted to roll dead.
Penrith dominated the opening period but a try to Eels centre Ryan Morgan just before the break meant they had nothing to show for it as they went to the sheds locked at 6-6.
Having had few cracks at the Panthers line, the Eels went from deep in their own territory as Joseph Paulo put Morgan away - three defenders left in his wake in a 55 metre run top the line.
The Panthers signalled their intentions to attack Parramatta's right edge early in the contest, and it paid dividends with Luke Lewis scything over ten minutes in.
But despite numerous half breaks and a 6-1 penalty count in their favour they were unable to add to their tally, Coote kicking the ball out of Ken Sio's hands as he attempted to score in the corner.
The momentum of Morgan's try carried over into the second half as the Eels pushed for a lead, and it got worse for the Panthers as Luke Walsh left the field with a subluxed shoulder on 50 minutes.
Then Etu Uaisele turned the game when Jarryd Hayne fumbled after having a look at Penrith defence, Uaisele picking up the scraps and racing 85 metres to score. It was a play which changed the game as David Simmons crossed three minutes later - the 18-6 scoreline more indicative of the home side's domination before Parramatta's late comeback.
DEN BOSCH, Netherlands - Top-seeded David Ferrer beat unseeded Philipp Petzschner on Saturday to win the Unicef Open grasscourt tennis tournament in the Netherlands for the second time, while Nadia Petrova beat Urszula Radwanska to take the women's title.
Ferrer, who also won the title in 2008, broke the German twice in the opening set and once in the second, closing the match with a love game to comfortably win 6-3 6-4 in the Wimbledon warm-up.
"Now I want to enjoy this moment and, tomorrow, I will focus on Wimbledon," Ferrer said. "I played my best match of the week."
Ferrer is the No.7 seed at Wimbledon and the Spaniard faces a first-round match against Germany's Dustin Brown.
Eighth-seeded Petrova dropped her first service game to Radwanska but the Russian recovered to take the first set 6-4, breaking the unseeded Pole to love in the set's final game.
The powerful Petrova, who is 20th seed at Wimbledon, quickly broke in the second set and held on to win 6-3.