Women's cricket

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, fans arrive before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, in London. Major League Baseball is trying to muscle in on a crowded marketplace in Britain dominated by soccer but also filled with cricket, rugby _ and this month Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
July 06, 2019 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Making the long walk from the Stratford train station through a mall and to Olympic Stadium, fans headed to the first Major League Baseball games in Europe passed retailers filled with gear from Premier League clubs. Next on the route was a tented pop-up outlet brimming with...
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Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, poses with the trophy after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 30, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year's tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices and drop shots with a deceptively strong serve and a knack for...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 20, 2019 - 4:54 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty didn't want to play tennis. Didn't want to watch tennis, or even talk about the sport. She took a break from the tour after the 2014 U.S. Open to explore another career — in cricket. Yes, cricket. The game of wickets, tea breaks, of bowling maiden overs or...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 20, 2019 - 1:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian woman in a decade reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park. Rod Laver was there watching, among the tennis greats. Prime...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 20, 2019 - 1:26 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian woman in a decade reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park. Rod Laver was there watching, among the tennis greats. Prime...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic celebrates a point win over Italy's Camila Giorgi during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 8:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Karolina Pliskova has reached the fourth round at the Australian Open for the third year in a row. The 2016 U.S. Open runner-up and No. 7 seed eliminated 27th-seeded Camila Giorgi 6-4, 3-6, 6-2...
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Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts after winning a point against Australia's Alex Bolt during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 5:14 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Alexander Zverev is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open after beating Australian wild-card entry Alex Bolt 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Bolt had upset 29th-seeded Gilles Simon of France in five...
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United States' Venus Williams makes a forehand return to Romania's Simona Halep during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 4:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Simona Halep beat one Williams sister at the Australian Open and now will face the other. The No. 1-seeded Halep, last year's runner-up at Melbourne Park, reeled off six consecutive games in one...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the second set against Canada's Denis Shapovalov during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 4:35 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8 p.m. It was 5 in the afternoon and Novak Djokovic couldn't understand why the lights had been turned on at Rod Laver Arena while the sun was still shining brightly. He was in the latter stages of a third-...
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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, left, and his wife Anushka Sharma pose for a photo with Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via AP)
January 19, 2019 - 2:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Virat Kohli made a quick transition from cricket to tennis to meet with Roger Federer and watch Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open. Kohli was at Melbourne Park on Saturday, a day...
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