Roland L. Hooks is a former American football running back in the NFL who played for the Buffalo Bills, he played college football at North Carolina State University. Hooks attended West Craven High School, he accepted a football scholarship from North Carolina State University. As a sophomore in 1972, when Lou Holtz arrived as the new head coach at North Carolina State University, he implemented split-back veer offense to take advantage of the talent at running back, that included Hooks, Stan Fritts, Willie Burden and Charley Young. At the time, this was arguably the best group of running backs in the nation, they were known as "The Four Stallions" and everyone of them went on to play in a professional football league, he posted 62 carries for a 4.6-yard average and 2 rushing touchdowns. As a junior in 1973, he was part of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship team as a halfback, he registered 48 carries for a 4.9-yard average and one rushing touchdown. As a senior in 1974, he was second on the team behind Fritts with 136 carries for 850 yards, a 6.3-yard average and 9 rushing touchdowns.
He finished his college career with 246 carries for 1,368 yards, a 5.6-yard average and 12 rushing touchdowns. Hooks was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 10th round of the 1975 NFL Draft, he scored four touchdowns in a single half on his first four carries against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 9, 1979. Hooks might be best known for a Hail Mary catch he made against the New England Patriots on November 22, 1981; the 36-yard touchdown pass from Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson as time expired won the game for Buffalo, 20-17. The win proved to be crucial in giving Buffalo the final playoff spot in the AFC in 1981. Hooks is a running back coach at Galena High School in Reno, Nevada. NFL.com: Hooks' Hail Mary catch video
The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England from 14 May to 9 July 2011. The tour consisted of three Tests, one Twenty20 International and five One Day Internationals between Sri Lanka and England. Jonathan Trott's score of 203 is the highest score by an English batsman against Sri Lanka, beating the previous score of 174 set by Graham Gooch in 1991. Sri Lanka's second innings total of 82 was their fifth-lowest Test total. Thisara Perera made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in this game. On the opening day, England's batsmen were reduced to 22 for 3, before battling back to finish the day on 342 for 6; this included a record stand for the sixth wicket against Sri Lanka, when Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior made 101 runs. Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan score of 193 was the highest score made by a Sri Lankan at Lord's and Dilshan's highest Test Match score. Dilshan broke his thumb during his innings, after a delivery on the third day from Chris Tremlett; as a result, he'll miss the Third Test. England wicketkeeper Matt Prior was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council, after he broke a window in the dressing-room, following a run-out.