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  • Eye injury could end Craig Kieswetter's career January 20, 2015

    London: Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter's career could be over as a result of the eye injury he suffered in July, Somerset's director of cricket Matthew Maynard said on Monday. The England player damaged his eye socket when a ball smashed through his helmet grill, breaking his nose and injuring his cheekbone while...
  • Australian Open to have new 'heat policy' January 8, 2015

    Sydney: With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees Celsius in the last edition of the Australian Open, the tournament organisers have introduced a new 'heat policy' this time around to ensure players' do not suffer in the first Grand Slam of the year, starting January 19. "We are in that time of...
  • Mark Craig spins NZ to Test series win over Sri Lanka January 7, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand wrapped up a 193-run victory over Sri Lanka on Wednesday to complete a 2-0 win in the two-Test series and continue its fine form in Test cricket. Mark Craig took 4 for 53 as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 196 with a session to spare at...
  • U2's Bono says he may never play guitar again January 3, 2015

    New York: Bono, the frontman of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again. In a blog on the group's website, the 54-year-old rocker said he broke his hand,...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka December 25, 2014

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • Stiff competition among New Zealand pacers: Craig McMillan December 24, 2014

    Christchurch: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first...
  • Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' host December 20, 2014

    New York: Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow's future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than 'The Late Late Show.' Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show. And what did we learn (as Ferguson is fond of posing at the end of...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • England's Craig Kieswetter set to miss Cricket World Cup 2015 December 11, 2014

    Taunton: England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to play at the 2015 Cricket World Cup because of a serious eye injury. Somerset, Kieswetter's English county side, says in a statement that the 27-year-old player "has struggled to regain perfect vision" after suffering a "terrible" eye injury in a domestic game in...
  • 'Spectre': New James Bond film will feature Monica Belluci, Lea Seydux as Bond girls; Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz as villains December 4, 2014

    The stage was set at the legendary Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, in England, where the name of the 24th James Bond movie was revealed on Thursday by director Sam Mandes. The latest film in the series is called 'Spectre', and will feature Daniel Craig as the sleek secret agent. While actresses Monica...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • New Zealand level Test series with facile win over Pakistan November 30, 2014

    Emotional New Zealand completed an innings and 80-run win over Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, to level the three-match series 1-1. Seamer Trent Boult took 4 for 38 and Mark Craig 3 for 109 which overshadowed Asad Shafiq's career best 137 as Pakistan were dismissed...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • Christoph Waltz to play supervillain Ernst Blofeld in new James Bond film November 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Christoph Waltz will portray the classic villain Ernst Blofeld in the highly anticipate Bond movie "Bond 24". The two-time Oscar winner, who was named as Daniel Craig's (James Bond) latest opponent earlier this month, will bring Ernst Stavro Blofeld back to the big screen for the first time...
  • Mark Craig ready for spin challenge against Pakistan November 7, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand's off-spinner Mark Craig on Friday admitted facing Pakistan in the three-Test series will be a big challenge but his team-mates were ready for it. The 27-year-old, who made a remarkable debut with eight wickets against the West Indies in June this year, will supplement the slow bowling...
  • Mark Strong: I'm not the next James Bond villain November 1, 2014

    London: Actor Mark Strong has dismissed reports suggesting he will be playing the villain in the next James Bond movie, insisting a hiking vacation he took with old pal Daniel Craig was behind the latest casting rumours. The two Brits set off to walk across the Atlas Mountains in Africa recently...
  • CLT20: Kolkata Knight Riders stay unbeaten with win over Dolphins September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, on Monday. While Utahappa blazed his way to a fiery 85 off...
  • CLT20: Suryakumar Yadav's knock powers KKR into semis September 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: An unstoppable Kolkata Knight Riders stretched their winning streak to a record 12 after the reigning IPL champions edged past Perth Scorchers by 3 wickets to all but confirm their semi-final spot in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, on Wednesday. Chasing 152 for win, KKR lost early wickets but Suryakumar...
  • Craig McMillan confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach September 5, 2014

    Wellington: Former international player Craig McMillan was confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach on Thursday, after assuming the role on a temporary basis earlier this year. McMillan, who played 55 Tests and 197 oneday internationals for the Black Caps, has been given a twoyear contract, New Zealand Cricket said in a...
  • Fred Couples withdraws from US Senior Open July 4, 2014

    Edmond,Okla: Fred Couples withdrew from the US Senior Open on Thursday because of a back injury, and Craig Stadler and Graham Marsh also pulled out of the event next week at Oak Tree National. Couples, second in the 2010 tournament, was replaced by John Harris, the first alternate from the Byron,...
  • 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' review: It is that rare sequel which forges ahead with new ideas June 13, 2014

    Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill Director: Dean DeBlois There's a lot going on in 'How To Train Your Dragon 2', which picks up five years after the events of the earlier film. No longer a threat to the people of Berk, dragons and humans now live...
  • Of Scotland and dragons: Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson reunite as burly best friends in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: As two of Hollywood's prominent Scotsmen, actor Gerard Butler and comedian Craig Ferguson relished the chance to embrace their inner Vikings and ride dragons. Butler and Ferguson reunite as Stoick and Gobber, two burly best friends in Dreamworks' animated fantasy sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2," where they...
  • 1st Test: Debutant Mark Craig stars as New Zealand defeat West Indies by 186 runs June 12, 2014

    Kingston: Debutant offspinner Mark Craig took 4 for 97 and legspinner Ish Sodhi added 3 for 42 as New Zealand completed victory against the West Indies by 186 runs late on day four Wednesday of the opening cricket Test. The West Indies, set an improbable 403 to win, were bowled out...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig backs himself against Chris Gayle May 23, 2014

    New Zealand's rookie offspinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series between the two countries. The 27yearold was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15man squad for the threeTest tour of the...
  • 'Million Dollar Arm' review: The film is solidly staged, inhabited with richlydrawn characters May 9, 2014

    Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin Director: Craig Gillespie It's hard to the resist the charms of a film as decidedly feelgood as 'Million Dollar Arm', even if does hit every note and plot turn with brazen predictability. Based on the reallife efforts of...
  • McMillan named New Zealand batting coach for Windies tour May 9, 2014

    Former Test player Craig McMillan has been appointed New Zealand's batting coach for the upcoming tour of West Indies, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday. "We had a number of strong applicants from New Zealand and abroad but overall we felt that Craig was the best fit for the role,"...