Cricket

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Italy's Camila Giorgi during their women's singles quarterfinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 10, 2018 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Serena Williams has won the second set to level her Wimbledon quarterfinal with Camila Giorgi. Williams lifted her intensity and avoided facing any break points as she secured one break of her own to take the set 6-3. The 52nd-...
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates breaking the serve of Gilles Simon of France during their men's singles match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 10, 2018 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2013 after beating Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5). The fifth-seeded del Potro failed to convert four match points when serving at...
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Hal Steinbrenner, left, and Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal joint owners of the New York Yankees and John Henry owner of the Boston Red Sox pose for a photograph following a press conference in London, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, to announce a two-game series to be played in London. The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will play a MLB two-game series at the London Stadium in London, June 29-30, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 08, 2018 - 4:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights. "I walked through Trafalgar Square yesterday and saw a lot of Yankees hats," the team owner told The Associated Press. "I don't think it had anything to do with today." Tuesday was...
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Australian Cricket Captain Steve Smith reacts during a press conference at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Former Australian captain Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned by Cricket Australia after an investigation into the attempted ball tampering during the third test against South Africa. (Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 11:08 am
The fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in cricket reduced Australia's two most high-profile figures to tears Thursday, with captain Steve Smith apologizing to the nation and his family before coach Darren Lehmann announced his intention to quit. After losing the captaincy of the test team...
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Australian Cricket Captain Steve Smith reacts during a press conference at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Former Australian captain Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned by Cricket Australia after an investigation into the attempted ball tampering during the third test against South Africa. (Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 10:56 am
The fall-out from the ball-tampering scandal in cricket reduced Australia's two most high-profile figures to tears Thursday, with captain Steve Smith apologizing to the nation and his family before coach Darren Lehmann announced his intention to quit. After losing the captaincy of the test team...
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Australia's coach Darren Lehmann, reacts as he speaks, during a media conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Lehmann says he will quit after the final test against South Africa, citing the emotional stress of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 29, 2018 - 9:04 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann announced Thursday he would quit after the fourth and final test against South Africa, citing the emotional stress of the ball-tampering scandal. Wiping away tears, he said he made the decision after watching coverage of Steve Smith and...
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Australian Cricket Captain Steve Smith reacts during a press conference at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Former Australian captain Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned by Cricket Australia after an investigation into the attempted ball tampering during the third test against South Africa. (Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 8:53 am
For former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith, it was reality television at its most heart-wrenchingly real. Having lost the captaincy after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith returned to Australia on Thursday night and broke down several times in nationally-televised news...
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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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