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  • Natural shield 11,000 km above Earth stops radiation November 27, 2014

    Washington: In a pioneering feat, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Colorado in Boulder have discovered an invisible shield some 11,000 kms above Earth that works against the harmful radiation belt. High above Earth's atmosphere, electrons whiz past at close to the speed of light. Such ultra-relativistic...
  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara November 26, 2014

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • Phillip Hughes was wearing older model helmet, says manufacturer November 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said. Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was...
  • More scans for Phil Hughes as he fights for life, was wearing wrong helmet November 26, 2014

    Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans on Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage, while helmet manufacturer says the batsman was wearing an older model providing less protection The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test...
  • Traumatised players to be counselled after Phillip Hughes mishap November 25, 2014

    Sydney: Traumatised players from the New South Wales and South Australia sides are being offered counselling after batsman Phillip Hughes was taken to the hospital following a shocking head injury that needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and surgery. The left-handed batsman was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital and is reportedly in a critical...
  • Phillip Hughes injury a reminder of 'Gentlemen's Game' dangers November 25, 2014

    To cricket outsiders, the "Gentleman's Game" often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days. The sickening head injury that left Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in critical condition on Tuesday, however, was a brutal reminder of the sport's ferocity. Modern-day...
  • Sports world shocked at Phil Hughes' life-threatening injury November 25, 2014

    Sydney: Australian sport was reeling in shock after Phillip Hughes suffered a serious head injury while batting in a domestic cricket match on Tuesday. The 25-year-old remained in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery as the sports world rallied around him. "Our thoughts and prayers are with...
  • Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after head knock November 25, 2014

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Hughes, who was wearing a batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery and...
  • How Phil Hughes got hit by the bouncer that has put his life in danger November 25, 2014

    During a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a Tuesday afternoon, a bouncer from New South Wales' Sean Abbott hit Phil Hughes on the head knocking the South Australia batsman out. The severity of the injury was known when the batsman fell down prostrate and later taken...
  • Australian cricketer Phil Hughes hit on head by bouncer, on life support November 25, 2014

    There were distressing scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon, with South Australia batsman Phil Hughes knocked out by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. He was stretchered from the ground to the ambulance in critical condition, following which he was...
  • Australia opener Chris Rogers answers critics with Shield ton November 18, 2014

    Australia opener Chris Rogers has provided a timely answer to his critics ahead of next week's Test squad announcement with a century for Victoria in the domestic Sheffield Shield championship. The 37-year-old, who was recalled for the first Ashes series last year half a decade after his single previous Test, has...
  • UK woman shocked at receiving messages from dead grandmother October 19, 2014

    London: In a spooky mix-up, a woman in the UK was horrified at receiving text messages from her dead grandmother three years after she was buried with her mobile only to find out that the phone number had been reallotted. When Lesley Emerson died in 2011 some of her favourite...
  • Army seeks Manipur government's help for exservicemen September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Army's Red Shield Division has sought the help of Manipur government in providing selfemployment and job opportunities to exservicemen. "As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the social fibre and bringing back exservicemen in joining the mainstream, Red Shield Division has approached the Manipur government in setting up...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return September 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery. Harris, who bowled Australia to a rare Test series victory over South Africa on one knee, returned to the nets last...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 30 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal beat Manchester City 30 to win Community Shield August 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 30 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who both scored in...
  • Nvidia Shield: An 8inch tablet for onthego gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a highperformance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eightinch highdefinition display, "was built specifically for gamers," according to the California company. The $299 gadget has an optional $40 cover that can be...
  • 'Shield' actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty in death of wife June 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: An actor who played a police officer on "The Shield" TV series pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of his wife and was ordered to stay away from his two young sons. Michael Jace entered the plea through his attorneys and was told by a judge...
  • Actor charged with murder due in Los Angeles court June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Jace is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge filed after his wife's shooting death last month. The actor, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield," did not enter a plea during his initial...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA March 7, 2014

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South African...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield March 1, 2014

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night using...
  • Western Australia's Ashton Agar fined November 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday fined spinner Ashton Agar 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia's Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at the WACA. Agar was reported by umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 showing dissent at an...
  • Prithvi Shaw: Ten things to know about the prodigious talent November 20, 2013

    Mumbai's Harris Shield interschool cricket tournament has a history of bringing prodigious talent into limelight. Prithvi Shaw, a 15yearold batsman, is the latest to join the list as he smashed a record 546 off just 330 balls representing his school Rizvi Springfield at the famous Azad Maidan on Wednesday. In...
  • 15yearold Prithvi Shaw slams 546 in Mumbai's Harris Shield, breaks school cricket record November 20, 2013

    Batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw made heads turn and with it history pages on Wednesday with a knock of 546 in a Harris Shield match between his school Rizvi Springfield and St Francis D'Assisi the first 500plus score in school cricket. Resuming his innings from overnight 257* in just 166 balls,...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering November 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australia Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been fined and suspended for pitch tampering during a domestic first class match between Victoria and Tasmania. Wade, the Victoria captain, was found to have tampered with the pitch during his innings of 119 in the first innings of a match which his...
  • Mitchell Johnson on the brink of Test recall for Australia November 11, 2013

    Perth: The prospects of an Ashes Test recall for Mitchell Johnson increased Monday when the veteran paceman was rested from a domestic Sheffield Shield match for his state team. The 32yearold leftarmer hasn't played a Test match since March, but has been in impressive form in the limitedovers arena for Australia...
  • Aussie Test opener Chris Rogers nears ton in Shield game November 8, 2013

    Melbourne: Test opener Chris Rogers scored an unbeaten 96 for Victoria on Friday to play himself into form ahead of the Ashes series against England. After his firstinnings knock of 88 in five hours, Rogers gave another exhibition of strong defence in the second dig, mixed with occasional lusty blows. The 36yearold...
  • Alex Doolan pushes for Australia Test spot with ton November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Alex Doolan boosted his chances of a Test debut in this month's Ashes series with a brilliant century for Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Saturday. Doolan scored 132 to help the defending Shield champions claim a thrilling twowicket win over New South Wales on the...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris struck down by virus November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris succumbed to a virus and was unable to bowl for Queensland in their Sheffield Shield game on Saturday just weeks out from the Ashes series opener with England. As the Bulls drew with South Australia in the Shield match in Adelaide, Harris became the latest...