Cricket

Indians celebrate after their team won the ICC World Cup cricket match against Pakistan, in Mumbai, India, Sunday, June 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 16, 2019 - 3:30 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For such an intense rivalry, it's still a lopsided contest when India and Pakistan meet at the Cricket World Cup. India extended its record to 7-0 against Pakistan at World Cups with an 89-run victory in a rain-interrupted encounter Sunday that likely will remain the most...
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India's captain Virat Kohli laughs as he reacts to a teammate during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
June 15, 2019 - 11:09 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. "One day I came home and found about four boxes of new tennis balls at the front door," Rob Barty told Australian...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ashleigh Barty’s first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was “a joy to watch.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 08, 2019 - 11:08 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ash Barty's first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was "a joy to watch." Goolagong Cawley won the French Open in 1971, the first of her seven Grand Slam singles tennis titles. "What a wonderful result for...
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Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, poses with the trophy after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 30, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year's tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices and drop shots with a deceptively strong serve and a knack for...
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Yasir Amin, 35-year-old, describes his run-in with the gunman in Friday's mass shootings Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
March 16, 2019 - 5:39 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — They had walked that once innocuous stretch of sidewalk side-by-side so many times. Every Friday, Yasir Amin and his dad had ambled along the path toward the mosque where they prayed together in peace, a routine so serene and so ordinary that Amin was nearly blinded...
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A women places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019, where one of the mass shootings occurred yesterday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 10:03 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Dunedin-based Highlanders on Saturday has been canceled as a mark of respect to victims of the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques. New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the Dunedin...
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President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Nazmul Hassan Papon, center, speaks during a press conference on the status of the country's cricket team after Friday's mass shootings in New Zealand, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 15, 2019. Dozens of people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days." A cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh scheduled to start Saturday was canceled after the Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape. (AP Photo/Al-Emrun Garjon)
March 15, 2019 - 6:51 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — On a normal test match morning Hagley Oval in Christchurch would have been a hive of activity. Mowers would be sweeping the broad, green outfield, ground staff making the last, finicky touches to the test match pitch, players going through warmups, reporters and...
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Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 9:10 am
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots. Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they would have been inside the mosque, where at least 30 people were killed by a gunman with an automatic rifle...
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Pakistanis protest to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, March 15, 2019. Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan has condemned attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, saying he blames rising "Islamophobia." Khan wrote Friday on Twitter that "terrorism does not have a religion." (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 15, 2019 - 8:23 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says bigotry in Western countries has led to the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand. In a Friday tweet Mohammad Javad Zarif said: "Impunity...
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