Cricket

England's Eoin Morgan, right, and teammates celebrate with the trophy at the Oval in London, Monday, July 15, 2019 one day after they won the Cricket World Cup in a final match against New Zealand.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2019 - 1:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic beat...
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A streaker runs into the field during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street, England, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
July 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) — He danced on the wicket. He did cartwheels. He escaped the clutches of not one, not two, not three but four flailing members of security. A streaker wearing nothing but a green hat ran onto the field during a high-stakes match at the Cricket World Cup between host...
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Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players line up as flags are unfurled before a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball made its European debut game Saturday at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Rest assured, British fans: Most baseball games are not like this, not even the crazy ones between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball arrived in Europe on Saturday night with Ye Olde Slugfest. Each team scored six runs in a first inning that lasted nearly...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Baseball has never been as big as soccer or cricket in Britain, but it has deep roots — by some measure, in fact, deeper than its storied history in the United States. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London for Major League Baseball's first games in Europe...
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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 - 4:25 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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Yasir Amin, 35-year-old, describes his run-in with the gunman in Friday's mass shootings Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
March 16, 2019 - 2:39 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — They had walked that once innocuous stretch of sidewalk side-by-side so many times. Every Friday, Yasir Amin and his dad had ambled along the path toward the mosque where they prayed together in peace, a routine so serene and so ordinary that Amin was nearly blinded...
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Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 12:05 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An international cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been canceled after players from the visiting team narrowly avoided a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday. New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said there had been a "...
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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 - 1:54 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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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Australia's Alexei Popyrin in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 5:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. May appealed directly to voters to back her Brexit plan Friday as she braced for a potential leadership challenge from rivals within her ruling Conservative Party. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 7:53 am
LONDON (AP) — As Cabinet ministers quit and lawmakers demanded her resignation, cricket-loving British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned the spirit of one of her sports heroes. Asked by a reporter "how many wickets need to fall" before she was out, May spoke of her admiration for Geoffrey Boycott...
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