Cricket

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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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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