It’s a Barty party: Australian wins 1st major at French Open

Europe 06/08/19, 14:37

Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to ...

Stokes’ leaping catch caps starring role in England win

Sports 05/30/19, 13:03

The ball was coming at Ben Stokes like a rocket, and for about a blink of an eye he thought he was out of position.He tracked back side on, timed his jump, threw his right arm high, and caught the ball while falling backwards. He rolled inside the midwicket boundary, ...

Intimidating Archer helps England to World Cup statement win

Sports 05/30/19, 12:59

Jofra Archer picked up the vibe after hearing his name announced on his Cricket World Cup debut at the Oval.It was all the motivation he needed to rattle South Africa's top order with his intimidatory pace and bounce, picking up three wickets to set England on course for a 104-run ...

Everyone’s ‘scared’ of unpredictable Pakistan, says Sarfaraz

Sports 05/30/19, 10:41

Unpredictable. Erratic. Mercurial.They are words that have followed around Pakistan's cricket team for years. And — surprise, surprise! — they have popped up again ahead of its opening match in the Cricket World Cup.With some justification.Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed is stumped by Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad during the ICC Cricket World Cup ...

Update: South Africa strikes 2nd ball via spinner Tahir

Sports 05/30/19, 04:52

The Latest on the opening day of the Cricket World Cup (all times local):10:33 a.m.South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir has dismissed England opener Jonny Bairstow with the second ball of the World Cup.England's Jonny Bairstow, goes to play a shot, and edges the ball to South Africa's wicketkeeper Quinton de ...

Cricket World Cup finally opens with England vs South Africa

Sports 05/30/19, 03:32

England and South Africa meet in the opening match of the 12th Cricket World Cup on what should be a bowl-first pitch at the Oval on Thursday.England brings outstanding form from the last four years, including a 4-0 sweep of Pakistan in a one-day international series this month. The home ...

England seeks statement win in Cricket World Cup opener

Sports 05/29/19, 07:09

As far as Eoin Morgan is concerned, England's greatest ever one-day international team will open the Cricket World Cup on Thursday against South Africa.A team in his image.Bold, fearless, instinctive.England's Eoin Morgan speaks during a press conference at The Oval, London, Wednesday May 29, 2019 on the eve of the ...

India thrash Bangladesh, Windies outhit NZ in last warmups

Sports 05/28/19, 16:58

India thrashed Bangladesh by 95 runs and the West Indies outgunned New Zealand by 91 runs in the last Cricket World Cup warmups on Tuesday.The tournament starts on Thursday, when England and South Africa meet at the Oval.India put up 359-7 and bowled out Bangladesh for 264 in Cardiff.India's MS ...

Aussies cut down SLanka, England whip Afghans in CWC warmups

Sports 05/27/19, 12:41

Australia overhauled Sri Lanka and England swatted aside Afghanistan with a clean bill of health in their last Cricket World Cup warmups on Monday.Usman Khawaja, stumped on 89, led Australia to chasing down Sri Lanka's 239-8 with five wickets and five overs to spare in Southampton.Khawaja gave Australia an injury ...

Rain stops warmups days before Cricket World Cup opens

Sports 05/26/19, 10:59

Two Cricket World Cup warmup matches were washed out Sunday with just days to go before the tournament starts in host country England.South Africa impressed in the brief — and interrupted — time they had at the crease, reaching 95-0 in 12.4 overs against West Indies at the County Ground ...

CWC Warmups: Australia beats England, NZ crushes India

Sports 05/25/19, 13:03

A century by Steve Smith led Australia to a 12-run win over England, and New Zealand made short work of India at the Oval in Cricket World Cup warmup matches on Saturday.New Zealand won by six wickets a game of only 78 overs.With Australia made to bat first in Southampton, ...

England approaches moment of reckoning at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/24/19, 16:37

So, this is it for England.Four years of intense and methodical planning, putting the often-ignored format of white-ball cricket front and center in the domestic game, leads to a Cricket World Cup on English soil in a summer that will culminate in a home Ashes series.For English cricket, it doesn't ...

With Smith and Warner back, Australia primed for World Cup

Sports 05/24/19, 16:34

Steve Smith shadow batting in the team bus. Steve Smith shadow batting in the shower. Steve Smith shadow batting on the sand.Why would the head coach of the Australia cricket team risk feeding mental images like that to the Barmy Army via the British media ahead of the Cricket World ...

Expectations high for Kohli’s India at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/24/19, 16:33

Virat Kohli didn't become the world's best limited-overs batsman by accident.The ultra-competitive India captain is up for the contest every time he takes strike, and for every ball that is bowled while he's in the field."I take a lot of pride in performing for the team, making impact performances for ...

Shahzad hurts leg, Afghanistan beats Pakistan in CWC warmup

Sports 05/24/19, 12:57

Afghanistan's three-wicket win over Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup warmup game on Friday might have come at a cost.Opening batsman and wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad retired hurt on 23 with an apparent injury to his left leg. He limped off at the County Ground in Bristol at the start of ...

Morgan injures finger in Cricket World Cup scare for England

Sports 05/24/19, 06:10

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo a precautionary X-ray after injuring a finger on his left hand, less than a week before the start of the Cricket World Cup.The England and Wales Cricket Board says Morgan was hurt during catching drills in a practice session on Friday ahead of a ...

A capsule look at the 11 previous Cricket World Cups

Sports 05/23/19, 21:28

A look at the previous 11 editions of the Cricket World Cup:2015 Australia and New ZealandFinal: Australia def. New Zealand by 7 wicketsFILE - In this Sunday, June 20, 1999 file photo, Australia's Shane Warne celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Ijaz Ahmed during the final of the Cricket ...

Out of India, Asia’s 4 other prospects at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 20:16

While India is Asia's obvious contender for the World Cup title, there are four other nations from the continent which could pose problems for highly-ranked teams.Among them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are former World Cup winners. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are relatively new to the scene. Bangladesh has improved with ...

5 players who could shine in the Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 19:53

Five players to watch in the Cricket World Cup starting on Thursday:VIRAT KOHLI (India)He's the best batsman in the world and undoubtedly cricket's biggest star. Now Virat Kohli is aiming to underline his status as one of the game's modern greats by winning the World Cup for the second time ...

Is it a Cricket World Cup if much of the world is missing?

Sports 05/23/19, 18:18

All the usual suspects have gathered for the World Cup at the home of cricket, and yet something is missing.The rest of the world.When the first ball is bowled at The Oval on Thursday, only 10 teams will be vying to be world champion, the smallest number since 1992.Bangladesh's Mashrafe ...

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