Cricket

England cricketer Ben Stokes walks during a lunch break at Bristol Crown Court where he is on trial accused of affray, in Bristol, England, Monday Aug. 6, 2018. Stokes, the world’s most expensive cricket player, went on trial Monday over a fight outside a nightclub in which he is accused of knocking two men unconscious. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 1:52 pm
BRISTOL, England (AP) — Ben Stokes, one of the world's most expensive cricket players, knocked two men unconscious in a street brawl after flicking a cigarette end at gay men he mocked outside a nightclub, the prosecution said at the England star's trial on Monday. The alleged assault, which...
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July 28, 2018 - 9:12 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of cricket star Imran Khan says it has acquired the support of the lawmakers required to form a coalition government after winning this week's polls. In his statement on Saturday, Fawad Chaudhry, spokesman for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, did not say exactly how...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on results of Pakistan's national election (all times local): 11:25 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary General Antonio Guterres is congratulating the Pakistani people for voting and reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 11:34 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Election Commission on Friday declared former cricket star Imran Khan's party the winner of Pakistan's historic third consecutive election of a civilian government, but he didn't win an outright majority and must form a coalition. After two days of tediously slow vote...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan's parliamentary election and vowed to run the country "as it has never before been run" by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the U.S. that was not "one-sided."...
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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, center, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian government, a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 26, 2018 - 12:21 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on general elections held in Pakistan (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Moderate voices in Pakistan seem to have prevailed after none of the 265 candidates fielded in general elections by the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba won a seat in parliament. That includes the son of co-...
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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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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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