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 ...

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 ...

Lampard, Terry subplot in Premier League playoff match

Sports 05/24/19, 04:47

They've won the Champions League together, were teammates for three Premier League title-winning campaigns, and stood shoulder to shoulder at World Cups and European Championships.Whether in the blue of Chelsea or the white of England, Frank Lampard and John Terry were often inseparable.Now, with their playing days over, they are ...

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 ...

Kid’s question makes Cricket World Cup captains squirm

Sports 05/23/19, 10:59

Lined up on the stage like targets, the 10 captains of the Cricket World Cup teams laughed uncomfortably at the question posed to them by a kid with a microphone."If you could add one player to your squad from another team, which player would you choose?"Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, ...

‘War is ugly’: For French vet, D-Day’s lessons are timeless

Europe 05/23/19, 01:42

There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded.He and his comrades in an elite French unit were among the first waves of Allied troops to storm the heavily defended beaches of Nazi-occupied northern France, ...

Nigel Farage taps anger in UK’s Brexit-dominated EU election

Europe 05/21/19, 06:08

No one in Britain is more enthusiastic about this week's European Union elections than people who hate the EU.Hard-core Brexit supporters are chomping at the bit to cast ballots for Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, whose sole policy is to leave the EU as soon as possible. They're attending ...

UK man charged with assault over Farage milkshake-throwing

Europe 05/21/19, 05:37

British police have charged a 32-year-old man with assault after pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election.Northumbria Police said Tuesday that Paul Crowther had been charged with common assault and criminal damage over the incident in Newcastle, northeast England.Farage was left ...

Dawson & Archer in England CWC squad, Denly & Willey out

Sports 05/21/19, 03:47

Liam Dawson has come in from the cold to make England's Cricket World Cup squad at the expense of Joe Denly while David Willey has also missed the cut.Denly and Willey were in the provisional 15 picked last month but both men had their tournament dreams dashed when the final ...

Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

Europe 05/20/19, 08:42

Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage has been hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election.Farage was left with milkshake dripping down his lapels during a walkabout in Newcastle, northeast England, on Monday. Police said a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.Paul Crowther said he threw ...

Woakes takes 5-54 as England beats Pakistan in 5th ODI

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

Pakistan recovered from a disastrous start to its run chase but still fell short as England won the fifth and final cricket one-day international by 54 runs on Sunday.England won the toss and chose to bat first at Headingley, reaching 351-9 with Joe Root (84 runs in 73 balls) and ...

Kompany leaving Manchester City after 11 seasons

Soccer 05/19/19, 03:30

Vincent Kompany says he is leaving Manchester City after 11 seasons.The Belgium defender announced his decision on his social-media channels on Sunday, a day after captaining City in its FA Cup final win over Watford. That clinched a domestic treble, unprecedented in the men's game in England.Kompany joined City in ...

Guardiola has ‘trust’ in Man City amid UEFA investigation

Soccer 05/17/19, 09:37

Pep Guardiola has spoken to Manchester City's executives and retains his "trust" in the club amid UEFA's investigation into financial misconduct that could result in the English Premier League winners getting banned from the Champions League."I know exactly what happened, I know exactly what they did," Guardiola said on Friday, ...

Injured Kane picked by England for Nations League finals

Sports 05/16/19, 08:07

Harry Kane has been selected by England for the inaugural Nations League finals next month even though he has yet to return to action for Tottenham after an ankle injury.The striker was included in a 27-man squad for the tournament in Portugal, which will see England take on the Netherlands ...

Man City, Watford seek landmark win in FA Cup final

Soccer 05/16/19, 07:27

One team is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble, bolstering its status as possibly the greatest ever in English soccer. The other is trying to capture a major trophy for the first time.For either Manchester City or Watford, this FA Cup final will come to represent a landmark moment ...

England chases down 359, eases to 6-wicket win over Pakistan

Sports 05/14/19, 15:26

England's batsmen showed they are in prime form ahead of the Cricket World Cup by chasing down a target of 359 with 5.1 overs to spare to beat Pakistan in the third one-day international between the teams Tuesday.Jonny Bairstow struck a 93-ball 128 and had a 176-run partnership for the ...

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