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Cook recognizes 'big milestone' of 10,000 test runs

LEEDS, England (AP) Alastair Cook recognizes that becoming the first Englishman to reach 10,000 test runs would be a ''big milestone.'' He's also eager to get to that mark as soon as possible so he can focus fully on the series against Sri Lanka. ''It would mean a lot and hopefully I can get there sooner rather than later so we can talk about something else,'' the England captain...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alastair Cook recognizes 'big milestone' of 10,000 runs

LEEDS, England (AP) Alastair Cook recognizes that becoming the first Englishman to reach 10,000 tests runs would be a ''big milestone.'' He's also eager to get to that mark as soon as possible so he can focus fully on the series against Sri Lanka. Cook says he hopes to get the 36 runs he needs ''sooner rather than later so we can talk about something else.'' The England captain...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Lakewood manager Shawn Williams talking injuries, Tobias, Pujols, Watson

Shawn Williams The Class A Lakewood BlueClaws have been exciting to watch this season, despite a disappointing 6-16 overall record thus far this season.  This week I spoke with team skipper Shawn Williams about several talented young prospects such as righty pitcher Shane Watson, outfielder Jose Pujols and infielder Josh Tobias.  Additionally, I asked him about the injuries his...
Via Phillies Nation
25 days ago

Cricket teammates work together to make a phenomenal catch

Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates Shane Watson and David Wiese made a sensational play to rob Shreyas Iyer at the boundary in an Indian Premier League match. Iyer's hit would have counted for six runs if it crossed over the boundary on the fly, and Watson couldn't slow down his momentum after making a tremendous over the shoulder catch. Just before crossing the rope, Watson tossed...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia, India face off at WT20 for semifinal spot

MOHALI, India (AP) Australia allrounder Shane Watson is excited at the prospect of taking on India in what amounts to a knockout game at the World Twenty20 to decide which team reaches the semifinals. Australia's 21-run win over Pakistan on Friday eliminated the 2009 champion and set up Sunday's game against India. Both teams have two wins from three matches in Group 2, meaning...
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March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Watson announces end of international cricket career

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has announced the end of his 14-year international cricket career. Cricket Australia said Thursday that the 59-test veteran would retire from international career at the conclusion of the World Twenty20 in India. Watson said he will continue to play domestic Twenty20 tournaments for the Sydney Thunder. The 34-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-test bowler Hilfenhaus retires from first-class cricket

HOBART, Australia (AP) Former Australia test bowler Ben Hilfenhaus has announced his retirement from first-class cricket but plans to continue playing with Melbourne Renegades in the domestic Twenty20 competition. The 32-year-old paceman, who played 27 tests for Australia, the last in 2012, took 99 wickets. He has played only one Sheffield Shield first-class match for Tasmania...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Peter Siddle ruled out of 2nd test vs. New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second test against New Zealand with a back injury. Team physiotherapist David Beakley said Siddle ''experienced some discomfort in his back during the first test in Wellington and has not recovered sufficiently enough to play the test.'' Siddle took 3-37 in the first innings of the first...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia all out for 562, leads by 379 in 1st test vs. NZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Adam Voges completed his second test double century Sunday and was the last man out for 239 as Australia was dismissed for 562, with a 379-run lead over New Zealand, on the third day of the first cricket test. Voges was out, caught and bowled by off-spinner Mark Craig, shortly before lunch after batting for 504 minutes. It was more than 1,000 minutes...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Voges, Khawaja tons put Australia on top vs. New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Adam Voges continued his golden summer, notching his fourth century in consecutive innings and lifting his test batting average beyond 100 as Australia batted New Zealand out of the first test on day two Saturday. Voges batted throughout the second day and was 176 not out at stumps, Peter Siddle was 29 not out and Australia was 463-6 in its first innings...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia leads NZ by 147 runs at tea on day 2, 1st test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Usman Khawaja made 140 and Adam Voges approached his third century in consecutive test innings as Australia reached 330-5 at tea Saturday, the second day of the first test against New Zealand. Voges was 91 not out at tea, maintaining the rich streak of form which saw him post 269 not out and 106 not out in his most recent tests against the West Indies...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

England captain Morgan: Door is shut on Pietersen return

JOHANNESBURG (AP) England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says the door is ''completely shut'' on a return for Kevin Pietersen for the World Twenty20 next month. Pietersen has become a T20 specialist since his acrimonious departure from the England setup following the 2013-14 Ashes series, and the batsman has returned some impressive performances in the South African and Australian...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Watson bought by Bangalore for $ 1.4 million at IPL auction

BANGALORE, India (AP) Australia allrounder Shane Watson was the costliest buy at the Indian Premier League auctions Saturday as he was picked up for $1.4 million by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Watson went for five times his base price and will join the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle who have been retained by Bangalore. Watson, who struck an unbeaten 124...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Watson ton in vain as India completes 3-0 T20 whitewash

SYDNEY (AP) Australia captain Shane Watson struck the second-highest Twenty20 international score ever but his 124 not out went in vain as a combined batting effort helped India score a thrilling last-ball victory to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma (52), Virat Kohli (50) and Suresh Raina (49 not out) helped India reach 200-3 in reply to Australia's 197...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Warne to close charitable foundation

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian cricket great Shane Warne says he is closing the charitable foundation that bears his name after ''unwarranted speculation'' over its financial management. Warne announced the foundation's closure on his Facebook page on Friday. Warne said ''in response to recent, unwarranted speculation about The Shane Warne Foundation and its distribution...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mascarenhas steps down as New Zealand bowling coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former England international Dimitri Mascarenhas is stepping down as bowling coach of the new Zealand cricket team. Mascarenhas, who replaced Shane Bond in the role last March, on Friday said he will leave at the end of the season to spend more time with his family. Head coach Mike Hesson said he was sorry to be losing Mascarenhas but ''we understand...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad called into England ODI squad for South Africa series

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) England has included pace bowler Stuart Broad in its one-day squad for the five-match series in South Africa next month. Broad was named Friday as a replacement for Liam Plunkett, who has a thigh strain. Plunkett himself was supposed to be traveling to South Africa as an injury replacement for Steven Finn, who sustained a side strain in the third test...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Plunkett to replace Finn on England's tour of South Africa

LONDON (AP) Pace bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of the remainder of England's tour of South Africa because of injury and will be replaced by Liam Plunkett for the one-day and Twenty20 squads. The England and Wales Cricket Board says Finn ''felt discomfort on day two of the third test and scans revealed a left side strain.'' Finn will stay in South Africa as a spectator until...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaun Tait recalled to Australia squad for India T20s

SYDNEY (AP) Fast bowler Shaun Tait has been recalled by Australia after an absence of almost five years for the three-match Twenty20 series against India later this month. The 32-year-old Tait last played for Australia at the World Cup in India in 2011, but has earned his recall after taking 10 wickets in eight matches for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Uncapped...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad 6-17 as England surges toward series victory in SA

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Stuart Broad sent England surging toward a series victory in South Africa with a devastating spell of five quick wickets on Saturday, blasting the Proteas out for 83 in their second innings and leaving their era as the No. 1-ranked team all but officially over. Broad ripped through five of South Africa's top six, including AB de Villiers for a duck and Hashim...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad takes England surging toward series victory in SA

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Stuart Broad sent England surging toward a series victory in South Africa with a devastating spell of five quick wickets on Saturday to leave the Proteas reeling at 71-8 in their second innings and their era as the No. 1-ranked team all but officially over. Broad ripped through five of South Africa's top six, including AB de Villiers for a duck and Hashim Amla...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

England's Stuart Broad fined for comments to umpire

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) England bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for twice telling umpire Aleem Dar to ''just get on with the game'' when Dar issued a warning for him kicking the pitch in the second test against South Africa. The ICC says the incident happened during Tuesday's fourth day at Newlands. Broad had forced South Africa's Temba Bavuma...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook says 'looking good' for Anderson to play 2nd test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) England captain Alastair Cook says it is ''looking good'' for pace bowler James Anderson to play in the second test against South Africa. England's leading wicket-taker missed the big test win in Durban with a right calf strain, but appears ready to return to give the tourists another boost in the Cape Town game starting Saturday. Cook says that Anderson...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Broad, England rattle South Africa in 1st test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) Stuart Broad rattled South Africa with three wickets as England had the world's top-ranked team 137-4 in the first test at Kingsmead on Sunday. After England posted 303 all out in its first innings, Broad removed opener Stiaan van Zyl and South Africa captain Hashim Amla early in the home team's reply. He returned to claim the prize wicket of AB de Villiers...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith, Voges push Australia to 473-3 in 2nd test vs W Indies

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Steven Smith and Adam Voges were untroubled while bringing up their half centuries Sunday as Australia cruised to 473-3 at lunch on day two of the second test against the West Indies and toward a likely declaration. Smith was batting on 90 with Voges on 75 at the break while sharing a 145-run partnership. The West Indies never looked like making a breakthrough...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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