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  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police 20 hours 5 minutes ago

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse Yesterday

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Michael Clarke hopes Kevin Pietersen doesn't feature in Ashes Yesterday

    Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has said he expects axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen to get a call up for the Ashes tour later this year, but hopes he doesn't. The South Africa-born Pietersen - England's most prolific run-scorer in all formats - was dumped after last year's Ashes whitewash by...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS Yesterday

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...
  • Alastair Cook's sorry England form could end in his demise 2 days ago

    If Alastair Cook does not sort out his batting problems during the series against West Indies, the England captain's test future looks rather bleak, former batsman Nasser Hussain said. Cook, who has not scored a test century since May 2013 when he notched up 130 against New Zealand at Headingley, was...
  • Sussex sign Australia's George Bailey for T20 3 days ago

    London: Australia batsman George Bailey has signed to play for Sussex in the second half of this season's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday. Bailey, 32, will take over from Sri Lanka's great Mahela Jayawardene, who will be Sussex's overseas player for their first seven group fixtures...
  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force 3 days ago

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England. Left-armer Starc was named the player of the World Cup after an outstanding tournament but has yet to cement his place in...
  • Australian batsman Joe Burns signs deal with Middlesex 4 days ago

    London: Australian middle-order batsman Joe Burns has signed a deal with English county club Middlesex. The Queenslander is set to join the London-based club in early May and replace compatriot Adam Voges, who ironically was picked ahead of Burns for Australia's Test series against West Indies and England, cricket.com.au reported on...
  • India women hold mighty Australia to a goalless draw in Hawke's Bay Cup 4 days ago

    Hastings: After two consecutive defeats, India women's hockey team put up a much-improved show to hold world No. 2 Australia to a goalless draw in their third match of the Hawke's Bay Cup, on Monday. By virtue of this result, the Indian eves opened their account in the points table of...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup 5 days ago

    Hawke's Bay: Pushed to wall by two consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team would seek revival but it would be easier said than done when they take on Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Tuesday. Having concluded both the previous matches with a loss, the last pool match is...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title 6 days ago

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...
  • Former captain Andrew Strauss expresses interest in ECB role 6 days ago

    London: Former Ashes-winning captain Andrew Strauss has expressed his interest in the newly-created director of English cricket role for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Led by chief executive Tom Harrison and endorsed by incoming chairman Colin Graves the new leadership position is focused on team performance in the wake...
  • Hockey midfielder Dharamvir Singh reaches 100-international cap milestone 6 days ago

    Ipoh: Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh has achieved the distinction of playing his 100th international hockey match for his country. He achieved the milestone during India's 4-2 win against Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup league match on Saturday, a Hockey India (HI) release said on Sunday. The win helped India finish...
  • Curtly Ambrose backs 'team man' Phil Simmons to move Windies forward 6 days ago

    Antigua: West Indies bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has given his full backing to new head coach Phil Simmons, describing him as a "team man" who he expects to bring a new dimension to the squad. Simmons, the former Ireland coach, was appointed to the vacant position following the conclusion of the...
  • New Zealand draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia 1 week ago

    Ipoh: New Zealand today eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match. A draw was enough for the Black Sticks to qualify for...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India qualify to play bronze medal match after winning 4-2 against Australia 1 week ago

    Ipoh: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Already out of title race,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1 week ago

    Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only new...
  • 'Voice of cricket' Richie Benaud dies at 84 April 10, 2015

    Benaud, who was a huge figure in the game both on and off the field, died after battling skin cancer. ...
  • Azlan Shah: Indian coach gives special attention to PCs ahead of tie against Aus April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Aware that India will not get too many scoring chances against world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday, chief coach Paul van Ass, on Friday emphasized on the penalty corner conversion drills during the team's short practice session. Penalty corner is considered as India's strong point...
  • State funeral for Richie Benaud offered April 10, 2015

    Sydney: The Australian government on Friday offered a state funeral to the family of former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud, who died aged 84. Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott said there would hardly be an Australian over the past 40 years who hadn't listened to Benaud on radio...
  • Always liked to listen to Richie Benaud's voice: Virat Kohli April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Paying rich tribute to former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud, India Test skipper Virat Kohli said the 84-year-old was one of the most popular voices on TV. "This is a very sad day in cricket, I came to know about this in the morning. For all the...
  • Critics should be ashamed of blaming me for World Cup semis defeat, I am hurt: Kohli April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". India, after winning seven matches in a row, had a bad day against...
  • The intersection of Analytics, Social Media & Cricket in the cognitive era of computing April 10, 2015

    Since 1975, every fourth year, world class cricketing nations come together for a month long extravaganza. Since February 14th, 2015, 14 teams are battling it out in a 6 week long Cricket World Cup tournament in 14 venues across Australia and New Zealand. During these six weeks, millions of cricket...
  • Richie Benaud, 1930-2015: Cricket fraternity tweets tributes April 10, 2015

    Former and current players, journalists and cricket lovers all around the world were saddened by the death of former Australia captain and commentator Richie Benaud and paid their tributes on Twitter. Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer....
  • Against Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only...
  • Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid tribute to former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney. "#RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was always warm and encouraging. Had great insights on the game...fondly remember our discussion on the art of leg spin along with...
  • How the world reacted to the sad demise of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Sydney: Reaction to the death of former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, known as the 'Voice of Cricket'. Benaud died late on Thursday aged 84. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott "He was the accompaniment of an Australian summer ... He has been a part of the lives of millions of Australians...
  • Memorable words of Richie Benaud, the 'voice of cricket' April 10, 2015

    Sydney: Richie Benaud, Australia's celebrated former cricket captain and commentator, died on Thursday at the age of 84. Here are a selection of quotes from the man who came to be known as the 'voice of cricket' during a 40-year career behind the microphone. On his approach to cricket commentary: "Put your brain...