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  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...
  • Watson hit on helmet, to be monitored for signs of concussion Yesterday

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star allrounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 33-year-old was left shaken by the fierce blow to the head...
  • Shane Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow 2 days ago

    Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer on Tuesday, three days before the start of the third Test against India. Watson, under pressure for his place at number three in the...
  • Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater 6 days ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said on Thursday that all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position. Watson was dismissed for 25 runs on the second day of the second Test on Thursday, getting caught at mid-on by Shikhar Dhawan to spinner Ravichandran...
  • Emma Watson splits from beau Matthew Janney December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has split from her boyfriend Matthew Janney after a year of dating, her spokesperson has confirmed. A spokesperson for the "Noah" actress confirmed the "amicable" split, reports mirror.co.uk. According to the spokesperson, the 24-year-old and rugby player Janney parted ways a month ago, but they...
  • JK Rowling won't release 12 'Harry Potter' short stories December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore. Pottermore's Facebook account said that the media incorrectly assumed their post, reported Ace Showbiz. "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of 'Twelve New...
  • 1st Test: Australia 354/6 after Warner ton, India strike late to hit back December 9, 2014

    India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt) and Steve Smith (72*). The day began with 63 claps in honour of late...
  • Shane Watson using Phillip Hughes' locker at Adelaide Oval December 9, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is using the players' locker formerly meant for Phillip Hughes in the dressing room of Adelaide Oval, the late cricketer's adopted home that had witnessed a gamut of emotions before the start of the first Test against India on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Watson was one...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is thrilled to play 'Doctor Strange' December 8, 2014

    London: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is excited to get into the shoes of Dr Strange. The actor was announced as the title character for the movie by Marvel last week. "It's a thrilling gig to get - I just can't wait," Cumberbatch told Hey U Guys at the 2014 British Independent Film...
  • Australia ready to inflict pain on Team India, says Watson December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia might still be mourning the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes but allrounder Shane Watson on Sunday said his team will be ready to dish out aggressive cricket and inflict pain on India when the opening Test gets underway here on Tuesday. The 33-year-old allrounder said last week has been...
  • India in Australia: 1st Test may be delayed, Aus players need time after Hughes tragedy November 28, 2014

    The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior Aussie cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket. According to...
  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • 5th ODI: Faulkner hits Australia to victory against South Africa November 23, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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...