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  • Heather Watson wins Hobart International January 17, 2015

    Hobart: Britain's Heather Watson defeated American Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Hobart International title without dropping a set. The players traded service breaks early in the first set with wind gusts impacting the strength of serves. But Watson's powerful baseline play saw her prevail, giving her a...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • Steven Smith blames 'Spidercam' after dropping KL Rahul January 8, 2015

    What is a bird's-eye view worth? That's the question television executives and cricket officials were confronted with after a camera suspended above the field distracted Australia captain Steve Smith as he attempted to take a catch during the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India opener Lokesh...
  • Shane Watson criticised for missing century January 7, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has taken a dig at struggling batsman Shane Watson for his shot selection that led to his dismissal on 81 runs on the second day of the fourth Test against India on Wednesday. Watson, under much pressure for a prolonged run drought, miscued a pull...
  • Shane Watson is harsh on himself: Chris Rogers January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australia opener Chris Rogers has said out-of-form all-rounder Shane Watson's biggest problem is he sets very high playing standards and judges himself too harshly. "He's an interesting character, he does put a lot of pressure on himself and he's desperate to do well. He's probably overly harsh on himself at...
  • Shane Watson will return to form in Sydney: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath has backed Shane Watson and predicted a return to form for the struggling allrounder in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning on Tuesday. Watson has endured an extended lean phase with the bat, failing to score a Test century in...
  • Will be flooded by Phillip Hughes memories in Sydney Test: Shane Watson January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Not too enthused by the idea of being back on the ground where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck, Australian allrounder Shane Watson, on Saturday, said memories of the late batsman will flood him the moment he steps out to compete in the fourth Test against India. Hughes lost his life...
  • Mark Waugh backs Shane Watson to fire December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) national selector Mark Waugh has backed under-pressure all-rounder Shane Watson to return to form, but said time is running out for him to score runs. The 33-year-old hasn't scored a Test century in 12 months, and after a lean series with the bat against India, his spot...
  • Time is running out for Shane Watson: Allan Border December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: World Cup winning former Australian captain Allan Border is extermely critical of senior cricketer Shane Watson's inconsistent performance and fears that time might just be running out for the 33-year-old all-rounder, rated as one of the best players of his time. "I'm a Shane Watson fan but I've become an...
  • Shane Watson laments untimely dismissal December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Shane Watson, despite posting his highest Test score in nearly a year, lamented the missed opportunity to capitalise on the good start he got and score a big century on Friday. Watson was under pressure following a prolonged run-drought, but he scored a patient 52 on day one...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 23, 2014

    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 December 23, 2014

    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 December 23, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...