Crown Resorts talking about takeover offer from Vegas’ Wynn

Asia & Pacific 04/08/19, 23:57

Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts is in talks to buy Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts.Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday it was in confidential takeover discussions over a cash-and-scrip offer from Wynn.It ...

Australia’s Bancroft returns to cricket after tampering ban

Sports 12/30/18, 11:13

Cameron Bancroft was out for just two runs on his return to competitive cricket following a nine-month ban for his role in the Australia test team's ball-tampering plot in South Africa in March.Bancroft was selected by Perth Scorchers for the Big Bash League Twenty20 game against Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday ...

Finch says no issue with banned trio’s return to cricket

Sports 12/28/18, 00:31

Australia's opening batsman Aaron Finch says he will welcome banned cricketers Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner back to the team with "open arms."The three players were suspended by Cricket Australia for their roles in the ball-tampering incident during Australia's test match against South Africa in Cape Town in ...

Boxing Day test: India drops both openers vs Australia

Sports 12/24/18, 20:22

India has dropped both its opening batsman among three changes for the third test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground beginning Wednesday.K.L. Rahul and Murali Vijay as well as paceman Umesh Yadav were those replaced in the lineup. Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin was again ruled out, having not fully recovered ...

India with 2 injury concerns ahead of 3rd test vs Australia

Sports 12/22/18, 21:58

India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains in doubt for the Melbourne Cricket Ground test beginning Wednesday while left-arm off-spinning allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is also carrying a minor injury.Ashwin was sidelined with an abdominal strain for the second test in Perth and was missed as Australia won by 146 runs to level ...

Australia wins 2nd test vs India by 146 runs, series 1-1

Sports 12/18/18, 05:21

Australia trounced India by 146 runs in the second test to level the four-test series 1-1 on the final day on Tuesday.Needing 287 runs to win, India resumed the day on 112-5 and was all out in a hurry for 140 in the second innings, and Australia was home for ...

Australia in control as Khawaja and Paine bat on

Sports 12/16/18, 23:47

Australia took control of the second cricket test against India as Usman Khawaja and skipper Tim Paine took the lead to 233 runs at lunch on the penultimate day at the Perth Stadium on Monday.Resuming the day on 132-4, Australia took lunch on 190-4 with Khawaja and Paine unbeaten on ...

Kohli ton leads India to 252-7 at lunch on day 3

Sports 12/16/18, 00:29

Captain Virat Kohli scored his sixth century in Australia but the hosts took two wickets late in the session to stunt India's progress at 252-7 at lunch on day three in the second cricket test.Kohli had threatened to take command of the second test on Sunday with his 20th century ...

Australia 326 all out; India 6-1 as Starc strikes early

Sports 12/14/18, 23:43

Australia was dismissed for 326 before lunch Saturday on the second day of the second cricket test against India at Perth Stadium.Left-arm Australian swing bowler Mitchell Starc then dismissed opener Murali Vijay for a duck off the last ball before the break.India will resume on 6-1 after the break with ...

Harris, Finch help Australia to 66-0 at lunch, day 1 v India

Sports 12/13/18, 23:42

Openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch justified the decision to bat first on a green-top pitch to take Australia to 66-0 at lunch against India on day one of the second cricket test.Harris was unbeaten on 36 and Finch was 28 not out at the first interval Friday after he ...

India lose Ashwin, Sharma to injuries for 2nd Australia test

Sports 12/13/18, 02:45

It's predictable to forecast bowling attacks featuring four fast bowlers for a cricket test in Perth, where the pitch has traditionally offered extra pace and bounce.Usually, though, the discussion revolves around an Australian battery of quicks and rarely would that prospect extend to India's attack.But with offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin ruled ...

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Amazing 11/14/18, 23:29

It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.In September, Perth Zoo was ready to publicly show off its new month-old ...

Australian cricket dramas no joy for Proteas’ du Plessis

Sports 11/08/18, 02:19

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says he takes no pleasure from the continuing turmoil in Australian cricket but is happy to take advantage of the situation while he can.South Africa won the first one-day international by six wickets in Perth last weekend, Australia's seventh consecutive loss in the 50-over ...

South Africa captain: we won’t banter about ball tampering

Africa 10/25/18, 23:26

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says there'll be one unmentionable when it comes to sledging the Australian team during the three-match limited-overs series, and it's potentially the most obvious.Du Plessis on Friday said his South Africans won't mention ball tampering, a situation that occurred during the Cape Town test ...

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