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Boca goalkeeper provokes Corinthians before Copa final


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion has attempted to provoke Corinthians on the eve of Wednesday's Copa Libertadores football final by claiming Brazilians fear playing ... Read more...

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Defending champion Santos lose in Copa Libertadores


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Defending Copa Libertadores champion Santos suffered a 1-2 defeat to Bolivar in the first leg of their round of 16 battle in La Paz.Midfielder ... Read more...

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Brad Hogg hopeful of comeback in T20 against India


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg feels his impressive show in the ongoing Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers warrants a recall to the national side.Australia will ... Read more...

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CA draws up three-year plan for Cummins


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian teenaged pace sensation Patrick Cummins' dream of playing in the Indian Premier League has taken a dent after Cricket Australia (CA) announced a three-year plan ... Read more...

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Retain me for Adelaide Test: Harris pleads with team management


January 18th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid speculation that Australia will field a three-man pace attack, pacer Ryan Harris pleaded with the team management to rettain him for the fourth and the ... Read more...

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Big Bash: Now watch cricket through eyes of the umpires


January 17th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Now cricket fans can enjoy the game through the eyes of the umpires. Specially designed sunglasses for umpires will now act as cameras and will be ... Read more...

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Johnson eyeing IPL to resurrect his Test career


January 11th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has had a sudden change of heart and is eyeing the Indian Premier League (IPL) to regain his place in the ... Read more...

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Taylor feels batting camp will be of little help


December 21st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Test skipper Mark taylor feels the specially designed batting camp at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be of little help for the struggling Australian ... Read more...

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Everyone has to perform in the team now: Clarke


December 21st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke feels that the selection of Ed Cowan has sent a strong message to all the the players - perform or perish."Ed ... Read more...

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I want to be the deciding factor, says Zaheer


December 21st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan wants to make a difference this time in Australia after being let down by injuries on his previous two trips.The 33-year-old ... Read more...

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Hurley tosses the coin at MCG


December 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 17 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne's partner Liz Hurley tossed the coin at Melbourne's first Big Bash blockbuster.The British actress wasn't a lucky charm for her fiance, ... Read more...

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Rookie of 2007, Ishant back in Australia with excitement


December 16th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) India fast bowler Ishant Sharma said the fiercely fought 2007-08 series against Australia helped him emerge as a better bowler in international cricket.The 23-year-old tall, lanky ... Read more...

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Australia name unchanged side for second Test


December 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart, Dec 8 (IANS) Phillip Hughes has been given another chance to prove himself and secure his Test future as the Australian selectors named an unchanged side for the second ... Read more...

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Next six months will be a challenge for me: Watson


July 20th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Australia's new vice captain Shane Watson feels he will face his biggest cricketing challenge in the coming six months, starting with the tour of Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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LA Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection


June 28th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- The Los Angeles dodgers on Monday announced that the organization filed for bankruptcy protection after owing around $30 million in payroll obligations, Major League Baseball (MLB) reported.Frank ... Read more...

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CA admits Big Bash will not be a money spinner


May 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 5 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has admitted that it would take some time to make the Big Bash Twenty20 league a money spinner until its new TV rights ... Read more...

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Dutch football club sign 18-month-old Internet sensation


April 28th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): An 18-month-old Dutch toddler has been signed by his local champion's division football club, VVV-Venlo, after a video of him expertly kicking football balls into his toy box scored ... Read more...

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Hamilton calls Chinese Grand Prix win a ‘miracle’


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Thanking the McLaren team for "performing a miracle" in giving him a race-winning car at the Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has said that they need to keep ... Read more...

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Bradman’s son asked to mediate over name exploitation


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide (Australia), Apr. 20 (ANI): Sir Donald Bradman's son, John, is reportedly being urged to consider mediation over the alleged exploitation of the late cricketer's nameJohn Bradman and two other executors of ... Read more...

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West Indies Cricket Board accused of non- transparency during team selection


April 18th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 18 (ANI): The West Indies Players' Association has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of failing to be transparent with the selection of teams for the opening matches of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Clarke wants to give his views on review of Oz cricket


April 16th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 16 (ANI): New captain Michael Clarke wants to give his views on the review of Australian cricket, following the team's disastrous Ashes campaign.Clarke returned to Sydney on Friday evening ... Read more...

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Webber drops F-bomb in Shanghai


April 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Apr. 15 (ANI): Mark Webber has rejected reports of being 'beaten around the head with a baseball bat' by Sebastian Vettel.When Webber was asked the probing question during a press ... Read more...

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Watson as good as Flintoff, Kallis


April 13th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 13 (ANI): Australia all-rounder Shane Watson can be compared to England's Andrew Flintoff and South Africa's Jacques Kallis in terms of his statiscal achievements in recent times.According to Fox Sports, ... Read more...

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I hit out because I was tired: Watson


April 12th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr. 12 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed that he decided to hit out against Bangladesh and score his record breaking unbeaten 185 because he was tired.Watson said the stifling ... Read more...

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Coach Nielsen believes ex-skipper Ponting is ready to fire


April 11th, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr.11 (ANI): Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen believes Ricky Ponting is ready to fire against Bangladesh in Monday's one-dayer.Ponting sped to 34 before being run out in Saturday's 60-run ... Read more...

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‘Tendulkar will be the role model for Punter in quest for greatness,’ says Warne


April 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 9(ANI): Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that he supports Ricky Ponting's decision to relinquish the captaincy of Test and one-day sides, and insisted that playing as a ... Read more...

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Selectors hand Clarke a squad of veterans for Bangladesh tour


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 7 (ANI): Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has handed new captain Michael Clarke a squad of veterans for the three-match tour of Bangladesh.According to Fox Sports, of Australia's 14-man squad, ... Read more...

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Muralidaran granted UK work visa to play for Gloucestershire


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7(ANI): Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran, who was worried about the United Kingdom's new visa regulations, has secured a work permit to play county cricket.Muralidaran's manager, Kushil Gunasekera, said that ... Read more...

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Australian to come to standstill due to India-Sri Lanka final


April 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 1 (ANI): India and Sri Lanka face-off in the final in Mumbai will not only bring both the countries to a standstill, but Australia will also come to a halt ... Read more...

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Watson to hold ‘brainstorming sessions’ with Clarke in bid to revive Oz cricket


March 31st, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): New Australian vice-captain Shane Watson has said that he expects to sit down with new captain Michael Clarke during the ten-day tour to Bangladesh to begin laying the blueprint ... Read more...

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Watson says new Oz vice-captain role will not hurt his batting or bowling


March 31st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that he is "surprised" and "thrilled" to be appointed the national team's vice-captain, and also insisted that he can handle the added the ... Read more...

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Swimmer Thorpe claims he can perform faster than before


March 30th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar.30 (ANI): Australia's Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe believes that after six months back in training he can become better and faster swimmer than he used to be.The five-time Olympic gold ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz captains praise Ponting’s move to play and help Clarke


March 30th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 30 (ANI): Ponting's decision to resign as captain but continue to make himself available for selection as a batsman is unconventional in Australian cricket, but former skipper Kim Hughes believes ... Read more...

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“I’m not going to be the new Ricky Ponting”, says new Australian captain Clarke


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 30(ANI): Michael Clarke has taken over the Australian Test and one-day cricket captaincy from Ricky Ponting, who stepped down following his World Cup campaign debacle, with Shane Watson being named ... Read more...

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Ponting might do a Kallis or Tendulkar after dropping captaincy burden: Border


March 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 28(ANI): Former Australian captain Allan Border has said that he supports Ricky Ponting's decision to relinquish the captaincy of Test and one-day sides, and insisted that playing as a ... Read more...

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