Cricket

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 - 8:32 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 - 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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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 - 12:07 pm
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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FILE- In this July 14, 2017 file photo, domestically produced petroleum coke is loaded onto a truck to be transported to factories, at a railway station in Rampur, about 210 kilometers (130 miles) from New Delhi, India.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 government seems to be going in a different direction. The government this week argued in court that restrictions on petcoke around polluted New Delhi should be eased for certain low-impact industries. The move has infuriated environmentalists. (AP Photo/Vaishnavee Sharma, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:09 pm
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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September 13, 2017 - 9:20 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said hundreds of people were inside watching a match when the...
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Police secure the area outside The Oval cricket ground in London, after play was suspended in the County Championship clash between Surrey and Middlesex after an arrow was fired onto the pitch, Thursday Aug. 31, 2017. An arrow was fired onto the field of play at The Oval cricket stadium, and London’s Metropolitan Police said there are no reported injuries and that no arrests had been made. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 3:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — An arrow was fired into The Oval cricket stadium on Thursday, landing on the field of play and forcing an English league game to be abandoned. More than a thousand spectators were told to take cover before the venue was evacuated by police, who so far are not treating the incident as...
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A visitor tries to hit the baseball in Hyde Park in London, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Major League Baseball transformed London's Hyde Park into a baseball field to host a huge 4th of July party. The MLB Battlegrounds presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park festival site to introduce a quick-fire, big-hitting format of the sport. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 04, 2017 - 11:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — A vivid piece of American sports culture was displayed in London's Hyde Park as baseball came to town on July 4, the U.S. Independence Day. The exhibition Tuesday featured several former major leaguers playing a Home Run Derby in one of London's best-known open spaces. It's part of...
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A person, centre, is led away at an address in Barking, east London, during a police operation Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday night's terrorist incident at London Bridge. Several people were killed in the terror attack at the heart of London and dozens injured. Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency security cabinet session Sunday to deal with the crisis. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 04, 2017 - 10:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering...
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