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  • Netherlands beat Australia to win seventh women's hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic gold medallists Netherlands defeated Australia 2-0 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday. This was the fourth time these two nations met in the women's World Cup title encounter, and the Netherlands have won three of them....
  • World Cup 2014: Another white-knuckle ride for enterprising Chile June 14, 2014

    Chile lived up their reputation as great entertainers with another whirlwind performance in their 3-1 win over Australia on Friday. Just as they did in 2010, the South Americans played a fast and furious pressing game which at times threatened to blow their opponents away but also left them dangerously exposed...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Jorge Sampaoli taking nothing for granted after Chile win June 14, 2014

    Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli is taking nothing for granted looking ahead to his team's clash with holders Spain whose World Cup defence began with a nightmare 5-1 defeat by the Netherlands on Friday. The Chileans joined the Dutch on three points with a 3-1 victory over Australia in their Group B...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 3-1 June 14, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. Chile threatened to run away with the game in muggy Cuiaba when Sanchez...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia June 14, 2014

    If Australia's World Cup warm-up against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing 4-3,...
  • Hockey World Cup: Aussies outplay Argentina, set up final with Holland June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia set up the men's hockey World Cup title encounter with Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands. Australia outplayed Argentina 5-1 in the semi-final at the Kyocera Stadium here today, to earn a title encounter with Netherlands, who defeated England 1-0. Australia have won the World Cup twice...
  • World Cup 2014: Can Chile overcome Australia's challenge? June 14, 2014

    Ahead of the Group B match between Chile and Australia, CNN-IBN's panel of experts analyses both the teams. ...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...
  • World Cup 2014: Chile, Australia primed for Cuiaba meltdown June 13, 2014

    If Australia's World Cup warmup against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing 4-3,...
  • On-field rivalry with Australia toughens India players: Ravi Shastri June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri was of the opinion that tough battles against Australia in the early stages of an Indian cricketer's career have made them tough for stern tests ahead. The cricketer-turned-commentator also placed the intense on-field rivalry between India and Australia just a rung below the India-Pakistan duel. He...
  • Chile's Arturo Vidal in race against time to face Australia June 11, 2014

    Vitoria: One of the biggest names in Jorge Sampaoli's team is likely to miss the opener against Australia and could even sit out the entire campaign. The Socceroos could be set to receive a major boost for their World Cup opener against Chile on Friday, with Arturo Vidal seemingly unlikely...
  • Hockey World Cup: Dutch set up semis with England, Argentina take on Australia June 11, 2014

    Olympic silver medallist The Netherlands have set up a semi-final encounter with England in the men's hockey World Cup. The Netherlands played out a 1-1 draw with New Zealand in their last league fixture but still topped Group B with 13 points from five outings. Argentina, who earned their maiden men's World...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search June 10, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of the...
  • India A squad for Australia tour to be picked today June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey, who had a stellar run at the Ranji Trophy this season, along with other fringe players are expected to find a berth in the India A squad which will be picked here on Wednesday for the tour of Australia in July-August. Uthappa, who excelled for...
  • Cricket Australia congratulates Paul Marsh June 10, 2014

    Cricket Australia on Tuesday offered its congratulations to Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) CEO Paul Marsh on his appointment as CEO of the AFL Players' Association (AFLPA). CA CEO James Sutherland said: "Paul has made a significant contribution to Australian cricket for more than a decade and on behalf of Cricket Australia,...
  • Former Australian cricketer Gary Gilmour dies aged 62 June 10, 2014

    Swing bowling allrounder Gary Gilmour, who played 15 Tests for Australia between 1973 and 1977 and was one of the stars of the inaugural World Cup in 1975, died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cricket officials said Gilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after a...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia thrash India 4-0 June 9, 2014

    The Hague: India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the men's hockey World Cup here on Monday. Chris Ciriello (16th and 22nd) struck a brace while Kieran Govers (3rd) and Jeremy Hayward (20th) struck a goal apiece. Asserting their strength, Australia built...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Hockey World Cup June 9, 2014

    Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to start with and Sardar Singh's...
  • Hockey World Cup: Resurgent India look to halt Aussie juggernaut June 8, 2014

    The Hague: Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup on Monday. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to start...
  • Hockey World Cup: Netherlands women enter semi-finals with 2-0 win over Australia June 8, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic silver medalists The Netherlands stormed into the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here. Kim Lammers opened the scoring in the 57th minute of the fast-paced encounter yesterday when she darted into the scoring circle from the...
  • Holders Australia enter semifinals of hockey World Cup June 7, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia became the first team to ensure passage into the semifinals of the hockey World Cup with a 5-0 hammering of England here on Saturday, giving them a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group A. England, with seven points from four outings, are still in...
  • I played two years longer than I should have, admits Ricky Ponting June 7, 2014

    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has admitted he waited far too long to retire. During an interview with Sky Sports in the UK, Ponting said he should have stepped down from the Australian squad two years before his final Test match, against South Africa in 2012. Ponting made his debut...
  • James Faulkner to lead Australia A for 4-day series against India A June 6, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been appointed as the 'A' team captain for the four-day series against India 'A' and South Africa 'A' in July and August, Cricket Australia confirmed Friday. Faulkner, who has been a part of IPL in 2011 (Pune Warriors), 2012 (Kings XI Punjab) and 2013 (Rajasthan...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia stay on course for semi-finals June 5, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia stayed on course for the semi-finals of the men's hockey World Cup with an assertive 3-1 victory over European Cup silver medallists Belgium at the Kyocera Stadium on Thursday. Australia's third successive victory gives them nine points and keeps them on top of Group A standings,...
  • Australia's Luke Pomersbach retires from cricket due to depression June 5, 2014

    Twenty20 batsman Luke Pomersbach ended his professional cricket career indefinitely on Thursday to deal with depression. Pomersbach only played one Twenty20 international for Australia in 2007 but his hard-hitting exploits earned him contracts with the Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He has most recently been...
  • Australia to import Indian-style pitches to tackle spin June 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With an eye to improve the national team's dismal sub-continental record, Cricket Australia were mulling the idea of importing soil from India and install Asian-style practice pitches at the National Cricket Centre here. Australia boast of a woeful record in sub-continent, the latest being their 0-4 thrashing in India last...
  • Malaysian airline MH370 may have crashed near India June 4, 2014

    Sydney: Australian researchers on Wednesday said they have detected a low-frequency underwater noise off India's southern tip at about the time MH370 mysteriously disappeared, as a British woman sailing from Kochi to Phuket in March claimed that she may have seen the plane on fire. The researchers detected the...
  • India slip to third but Virat Kohli on top in ICC ODI rankings June 5, 2014

    The Indian cricket team dropped a rung to third but Virat Kohli continued to top the batting chart in the latest ICC one-day international rankings announced on Wednesday. India lost their second position to Sri Lanka, while Australia maintained their place at the top of the table. Sri Lanka's 3-2 series win...
  • Michael Clarke gets his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace June 4, 2014

    Dubai: Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday got his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace, a symbol of his side's status as the number-one ranked Test side in the world. Clarke, who inspired his side to victories over England and South Africa in the past season, received the mace in...
  • Luke Wilkshire left out of Australia's 23-man World Cup squad June 4, 2014

    Veteran Dynamo Moscow defender Luke Wilkshire was one of four players cut by coach Ange Postecoglou as Australia reduced their squad to 23 players for the World Cup. Wilkshire, a 32-year-old right back who played for Australia at both the 2006 and 2010 tournaments, did not figure in Postecoglou's plans since...