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  • 5th ODI: Faulkner hits Australia to victory against South Africa 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australia survived a late batting collapse to return to the top of the world one-day international rankings with a two-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday in the final game of a five-match series. The victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground concluded a 4-1 series win for Australia ahead...
  • Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering 6 days ago

    A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer's ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands. Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by...
  • Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India Tests November 18, 2014

    Shane Watson would be honoured to stand in for Michael Clarke as Test skipper against India next month even if he thinks it's increasingly unlikely that Australia will need a caretaker captain. Australia are sweating on Clarke's hamstring injury ahead of an important three months of cricket on home soil, which...
  • Bubba Watson magic secures Shanghai title in playoff November 9, 2014

    American Bubba Watson notched his first victory outside the United States in fine style at the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Sunday. Masters champion Watson added another big title to his resume when he sank a "once-in-a-lifetime" 30-yard bunker shot for eagle at the par-five 18th to earn a spot...
  • Bubba Watson and Tim Clark in WGC-HSBC Champions playoff November 9, 2014

    American Bubba Watson drained a 30-yard bunker shot for eagle at the final regulation hole to earn a spot in a two-man playoff with Tim Clark at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Sunday. The Masters champion shot 70 to join South African Clark (69) at 11-under-par 277 at Sheshan Golf Club,...
  • 2nd T20: Australia thrash South Africa to level series November 7, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's bowlers choked the run flow to restrict South Africa to 101 for 7 and Aaron Finch took care of the rest, carrying his bat in an unbeaten 44 to guide the hosts to a series-leveling seven-wicket win in the second Twenty20 on Friday. South Africa won the toss but...
  • Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson November 3, 2014

    Sydney: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff, said on Monday that he is willing to bat in any position to help his team bounce back from their poor performance against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series. Australia trail the two-match Test...
  • Emma Watson, Judi Dench win Britannia awards November 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: British actresses Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench were two of the six honourees at the annual Britannia Awards. The annual ceremony was hosted by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills here Thursday evening. Dench was given the Albert "Cubby"...
  • I have really grappled with fame emotionally: Emma Watson October 30, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has admitted that she was "very nervous" before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month. The 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador covers December's Elle UK, the magazine's inaugural feminism issue, which is focused on inspiring...
  • Brad Haddin out, Shane Watson back in Australia squad for SA October 29, 2014

    Brisbane: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested and allrounder Shane Watson recalled from injury for Australia's squad to start a five-game limited-overs series against South Africa next month, a clash of the top two ODI teams ahead of the World Cup. Haddin, who is with the Australian squad preparing for...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer October 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • Shane Watson eyes coaching future October 19, 2014

    Sydney: Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future. Watson, who is currently recovering from ankle and calf problems in...
  • India will face strong challenge in Australia: Shane Watson October 15, 2014

    Sydney: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said that his team, with the support of the favourable home conditions, will hope to make life difficult for the visiting Indian cricket team when the two sides meet in a four-Test series starting Dec 4. India will play the first Test starting Dec...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • Australia's Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell October 13, 2014

    Sydney: Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said on Monday he will make his return from injury in a Sydney club cricket match this weekend. Watson, 33, has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after being ruled out of Australia's tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates...
  • Indians to see 10.8 pc salary hike in 2015: Towers Watson September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Employees in India are expected to see a 10.8 per cent salary hike in 2015, even as pay increases across Asia Pacific region are set to rise by an average 7 per cent in the coming year, says a report. According to Towers...
  • Threat to leak photos of actress Emma Watson exposed as a hoax September 25, 2014

    New York: An online threat to release nude photos of British actress Emma Watson after she launched a gender equality campaign at the United Nations was revealed on Wednesday to be a hoax - and probably by a hoax group. Until late Tuesday night, the EmmaYouAreNext.com website, which appeared earlier on...
  • Hackers threaten to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson September 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hackers threatened to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson days in response to she gave a speech at the United Nations urging men to join the fight for gender equality, The Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday. Users of 4chan, the website behind other leaks...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support September 24, 2014

    London: British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, gave her first major speech as...
  • Watch: 'Men, gender equality is your issue too': Emma Watson delivers a powerful speech at the UN about ending gender inequality September 23, 2014

    Emma Watson was named a UN Goodwill Ambassador six months ago. She has taken up the cause of gender equality and spoke impressively about ending the inequality faced by women across the world at the United Nations headquarters in New York. As a part of the 'HeForShe' campaign, Emma Watson invited...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series September 21, 2014

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injuryprone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri oneday series in Zimbabwe when...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, TriSeries, 1st Match August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl at Harare Sports Club. George Bailey will lead Australia as an injured Michael Clarke sits out. While Zimbabwe have gone in with three changes. Teams: Zimbabwe: Tino Mawoyo, Sikandar Raza,...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years August 22, 2014

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • Shane Watson out of Zimbabwe tour, replaced by Phil Hughes August 16, 2014

    Cricket Australia says allrounder Shane Watson sprained his right ankle after stepping on a ball in training on Saturday and will be replaced by toporder batsman Phil Hughes on the team's limitedovers tour of Zimbabwe. Team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Watson damaged an ankle ligament that ruled him out of the...
  • Serena Williams reaches Montreal quarterfinals August 8, 2014

    Montreal: Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech lefthander Lucie Safarova 75, 64. The topranked Williams returned to play last week in Stanford, California, and won her tourbest fourth title of the season. The event was her first since...
  • 'The Theory of Everything' trailer: New biopic on the life of celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking focuses on his Cambridge days August 7, 2014

    Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. The new biopic, directed by James Marsh, 'The Theory of Everything' focusses on the famous scientist's early life in Cambridge,...
  • Turkish deputy PM says women should not laugh in public; Emma Watson posts a picture on Twitter of her laughing in protest August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The spirited Emma Watson put a happy picture of herself laughing on Twitter. Emma joined thousands of Turkish women in a movement to defy the Turkish Deputy PM's sermon that women should not laugh in public. During a speech on the occasion of Eid, Blent Arin said, "A woman...
  • Fans want to see Sherlock, Dr Watson as gay lovers in show July 30, 2014

    London: Sherlock and Dr Watson in the new hit TV series 'Sherlock' should become gay lovers, suggested fans to the makers. The characters of Sherlock and Dr Watson, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman respectively, share a close bond in the BBC crime series. The fans now want their friendship to...