Cricket

In this Friday, March 23, 2018, photo, Steven Smith of Australia stands during play on the second day of the third cricket test against South Africa at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. Disgraced Australia cricket captain Smith was banned for one game as he and vice-captain David Warner stepped down from their roles on Sunday, March 25, 2018 amid a cheating scandal that has outraged their country and threatens a far more damaging fallout for one of the game's most exalted teams. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)
March 26, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Just like their counterparts in baseball, cricket players are capable of devising devious ways of getting some extra movement on a thrown ball. Cutting, scratching, greasing or even biting the ball are all options that have been employed in the past to help get batters out. In most...
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Australian team coach Darren Lehmann, left, and player Steve Smith, right, congratulate Morne Morkle after South Africa beat Australia in the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)
March 26, 2018 - 5:59 am
The cheating confession that scandalized a nation has triggered an investigation destined to go way deeper than merely scratching the surface of the culture within Australia's cricket team. It was the scratching of a cricket ball's leather surface that sparked the problems. And so a team that has...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say two remote-controlled explosions went off during local cricket matches in two different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, killing three players and wounding another six people, including spectators. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial...
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Bangladesh's Mominul Haque plays a shot during the fifth and final day of the first test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
February 04, 2018 - 8:18 am
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh player to score centuries in both innings of a test as the home side staged a valiant rearguard action to draw the first match of the series against Sri Lanka Sunday. Bangladesh were 307-5 on the fifth and final day when both...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to The Associated Press at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to Bushra Maneka, a faith healer he has sought out for spiritual healing in the past, but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 08, 2018 - 6:03 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to a faith healer but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. The 66-year-old Khan has earlier married and divorced two women, socialite Jemima Goldsmith and...
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January 08, 2018 - 5:40 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to a faith healer but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. The 66-year-old Khan has earlier married and divorced two women, socialite Jemima Goldsmith and...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:20 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or "petcoke," after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India. But when it comes to domestic use, the Indian...
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