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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Broad still a consideration for England limited-overs teams

Fast bowler Stuart Broad was still in the minds of the England selectors even though he was not picked for the limited-overs series against South Africa, coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday. Broad has not represented England in one-day internationals since the Cricket World Cup, and in Twenty20s since the 2014 World T20, where he captained England. He's made it known he's keen...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

1st test: Voges, Marsh set 4th-wicket record, Aussies 583-4

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges brought up his first double century and Shaun Marsh added 182 runs to combine for a world-record fourth-wicket partnership as Australia reached a formidable 583-4 at lunch Friday on the second day of the first test against the West Indies. The 36-year-old Voges went to lunch on 269 not out after he and Marsh shared a 449-stand. That eclipsed...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullum stands by evidence given in Cairns court case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum said Wednesday he stands by the evidence he gave at the recent perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns, despite Cairns' acquittal raising questions over whether he was believed by a Crown Court jury. McCullum was the prosecution's leading witness in the trial of Cairns, the former New Zealand allrounder...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NZ Cricket backs McCullum over Cairns trial evidence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Cricket says it will support captain Brendon McCullum should he face a backlash over testimony he gave to the perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns. Cairns was acquitted on Monday on charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice after a nine-week trial at the High Court in London, where McCullum was one of the leading...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NZ cricket captain Cairns cleared in fixing perjury case

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was cleared Monday of perjury and perverting the course of justice during a libel action about match-fixing but said he believes his career in the sport is over. The London jury cleared the retired cricketer of all charges at the end of a nine-week trial at Southwark Crown Court. ''It's been hell for the last five or...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cairns in limbo as perjury trial heads into 9th week

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns must wait until Monday at the earliest to learn the result of his perjury trial after jurors failed to reach a verdict following a second day of deliberations. The 45-year-old Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi, and is facing charges of perjury and perverting...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan and wife file for divorce

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan and his second wife are filing for divorce. Reham Khan says on Twitter on Friday that she and her husband are parting ways and filing for divorce. A spokesman for Khan's political party, Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf, confirms the divorce and says it was a mutual agreement. Imran Khan and former television anchor Reham...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson takes loss, impresses in return to Lakewood

Watson, image- Jay Floyd In a return two years in the making, right-hander Shane Watson returned to the mound for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Sunday night.  Going 3 2/3 innings, the 21-year-old gave up seven runs (one earned) while striking out seven, walking none and surrendering seven hits.  He was also charged with an error in the field. Watson has been sidelined since...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2012 top pick Watson nearing return following rehab and suspension

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd The six-man rotation that has been so reliable for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws this season is facing a possible shake up in the coming week. Barring any weather disruptions, the BlueClaws will play their 50th game of the season on Tuesday.  That’s also the day the Phillies’ 2012 first round draft pick, Shane Watson, who is serving a 50-game suspension...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson progressing in rehab with Extended Spring team

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd Phillies righty pitching prospect Shane Watson was back on the mound on Monday, throwing four innings worth of action for the team’s extended spring training club in Clearwater, FL. Against the Yankees XST team, the 21-year-old tossed 12 outs, pitching three innings, but staying on the mound for an additional three outs, to reach his predetermined...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

RHP prospect Watson returns to action after 22 months

For the first time since Independence Day 2013 righty pitcher Shane Watson took the mound in a game on Tuesday. The Phillies’ top draft selection (40th overall) in 2012, Watson was sidelined with a shoulder ailment in the middle of what was a pretty good campaign (4-7, 4.44 ERA, .230 BAA) for a player in his first full professional season with Class A Lakewood.  The injury would...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson begins throwing program after second surgery

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd Righty hurler Shane Watson is on the road to recovery once again. Following his second shoulder surgery in a year, the Phillies’ first round draft choice from 2012 began a throwing program on Friday under the watchful eyes of Phillies trainers and coaches in Clearwater, FL on Friday. Watson threw 25 pitches from 60 feet and stated via text message...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Former England bowler Harmison becomes football coach

ASHINGTON, England (AP) Former England cricketer Steve Harmison has been hired as the new manager of his hometown football team that plays in the ninth tier of the English game. Ashington, located near Newcastle in the north of the country, said Sunday on its website that the 36-year-old Harmison has been appointed with immediate effect as part of a three-man coaching team that...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Australian cricket star Phil Hughes, who suffered a head injury during a Sheffield Shield game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, has died.The 25-year old cricketer collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a ball thrown by bowler Sean Abbott. Hughes was stretchered off the pitch before being put in a medically-induced coma at the hospital.Australia team doctor Peter...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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