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Ponting says critics no motivation for consistency
    6 years 11 months ago
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — By emerging as Australia's most consistent batsman in the first test against India, former captain Ricky Ponting has both answered his critics and likely batted himself into selection for the remainder of the four-match series. But according to Ponting, the
India looks to end Australian test series drought
    6 years 12 months ago
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With an Australian cricket team in upheaval, India might have its best chance in decades to end an unwelcome streak Down Under — it has never won a test series since it began touring here 64 years ago. And regardless of the outcome, both captains said Saturday
Pakistan completes series sweep against Bangladesh
    6 years 12 months ago
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan just beat the fading light to win the second test against Bangladesh by seven wickets on Wednesday and complete a 2-0 series sweep. Bangladesh lost its last five wickets for 22 runs in the afternoon session as it collapsed to 234 all out in its second innings,
Strike may force Arsenal and Chelsea to postpone
    6 years 12 months ago
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal and Chelsea may be forced to postpone their Premier League matches on Monday because of a strike by London transport workers. Arsenal is scheduled to host Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea is at home against local rival Fulham, but thousands of fans could struggle to
Man United to face Ajax in Europa League
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Former European champions Manchester United and Ajax will meet in the last 32 of the Europa League. The two were drawn to face each other Friday. Defending champion FC Porto will take on Manchester City, while 2010 Europa League champion Atletico Madrid will face
South Africa 257-5, leads Sri Lanka by 77
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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince took South Africa to 257-5 and a lead of 77 over Sri Lanka at tea on the second day of the first test at SuperSport Park on Friday. De Villiers was 56 not out, his third straight test half-century, and Prince 38 not out in an
Barcelona to face Leverkusen in Champions League
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Barcelona got the luck of the draw on Friday and will play Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League. As Barcelona avoided a long trip to Russia in freezing cold February temperatures, that arduous task fell to rival Real Madrid, which
India draws tour match against Chairman's XI
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sachin Tendulkar sounded a warning to Australia's depleted bowling attack by hitting a stylish 92 before retiring in India's drawn tour match against a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI on Friday. The two-day match ended prematurely due to rain at Manuka Oval with
Sri Lanka reaches 76-3 at lunch vs. South Africa
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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka battled to 76-3 at lunch after being put in on a bouncy, seaming wicket on day one of the first test against South Africa on Thursday. Opener Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled for 32 by Vernon Philander just before the break at SuperSport Park to put the
Michelle Wie back in mix at Dubai Ladies Masters
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Michelle Wie climbed back into contention at the Dubai Ladies Masters, shooting a 5-under 67 Thursday to move within two shots of clubhouse leader Sophie Gustafson. The 22-year-old American, looking for her first win of the year, bounced back from an opening
Real Madrid faces tough test at Sevilla in Spain
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid is facing a tough test at fifth-place Sevilla on Saturday as it looks to rebound from another loss to Barcelona in the Spanish league. A win at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium would move Madrid three points ahead of Barcelona, which has already played its 16th round
Chelsea beats Man City 2-1 in Premier League
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea blew open the Premier League title race by ending Manchester City's unbeaten start to the season, defeating the leaders 2-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a late penalty by substitute Frank Lampard. City was down to 10 men after Gael Clichy's sending-off in the 58th minute
PSG and Tottenham on brink in Europa League
    6 years 12 months ago
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LONDON (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham are among the teams relying on other results for Europa League progress and it isn't quite clear which way they want things to go when the group stage concludes this week. Although the competition offers the clubs the realistic chance of a
Van Persie treble gives Arsenal 5-3 win at Chelsea
    6 years 1 months ago
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LONDON (AP) — Robin van Persie scored a hat trick Saturday to give Arsenal a 5-3 Premier League win at London rival Chelsea. Arsenal twice came from a goal down and the score was 3-3 until Netherlands striker Van Persie took advantage of some poor defending to score twice in the last six
Messi scores hat trick in 5-0 Barcelona win
    6 years 1 months ago
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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi ended a brief goalless run with his 13th career hat trick as Barcelona beat Mallorca 5-0 on Saturday, while Real Madrid provisionally moved top of the table after a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. Messi's goal drought of three matches had raised eyebrows in Spain, but